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Google is doing deep surgery on Android

In 2006, Andy Rubin — who created Google’s Android software — showed an early demo of his mobile operating system to Hiroshi Lockheimer, then a 31-year-old college dropout he hoped to hire at Google. It was two years before Android’s official debut … The 12 biggest announcements from Google I/O 2017BGR Live updates from the Google I/O 2017 keynoteRecode  – – –AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Google’s New Standalone Daydream VR Headset Fuses Daydream And Tango

It has been known for quite some time that Google GOOGL -1.89% is working on a standalone VR headset. Standalone headsets are much more complex systems, because they incorporate not only the compute and display within the device but also the … Google announces untethered, fully tracked, standalone VR headsetsArs Technica Google Tips Standalone Daydream VR Headsets With TrackingPCMag Google is building AR and VR that knows where you areEngadget .

Updates to Google Photos ensure you’ll actually see those party photos you’re in

Google Photos has blown up since it launched a few years ago. Google claims now the service has 500 million monthly active users worldwide, and about 1.2 billion photos and videos are uploaded to Google Photos every day. At Google I/O, the company … Google Photos Provides a Friendly Reminder That Google Owns YouGizmodo Google Photos can now make physical booksCNNMoney .

Exclusive: The world’s first look at Apple’s final iPhone 8 design in real life

Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 8 is the most hotly anticipated smartphone since 2014, when news first began to leak that the company would finally release larger iPhones. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus featured the bigger displays users had been … Apple commences iPhone SE production in India with assembly partner WistronAppleInsider (press release) (blog) Apple Officially Begins Assembling iPhone SE in IndiaMac Rumors Apple iPhone X (2017) rumors and newsDigital Trends .

Google: Android Has Over 2Bn Active Monthly Devices

With Android continuing to gain both mindshare and market share around the world, there are now over two billion monthly active devices running on Google’s Linux kernel-based mobile operating system globally. This was announced earlier today by the … Google’s Smart Reply for Gmail may make automated replies sound less cannedPCWorld Google ‘Smart Reply’ Headed to Gmail for iOS, AndroidPCMag Never Type An Email Response Again With Smart Reply For Gmail On iOS And AndroidForbes  – – –AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Blizzard marks one year of Overwatch with a free weekend and a year-in-review video

May 24 will be the one-year anniversary of the release of Blizzard’s hit FPS Overwatch, and to mark the big day the studio is holding a free-play weekend set to run May 26-29. The freebie will feature the full roster of heroes and maps in modes … Overwatch Anniversary Event and Game of the Year Edition AnnouncedIGN Overwatch Anniversary event kicks off May 23Polygon Overwatch Anniversary Event Confirmed, Kicks Off Next WeekGameSpot .

From Ryzen APUs to Vega: Thoughts on AMD’s Financial Analyst Day

Yesterday, AMD had its first financial analyst day in several years. These events are important for several reasons, not least of which is because they give investors and enthusiasts a cohesive picture of where AMD is and where it hopes to go. Unlike … Introducing AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™: Indisputable Processing SupremacyYouTube AMD Engineering Samples Update – .

Amazon Refreshes Cheapest Tablets, Drops Price on Fire HD 8 Inc. updated its least-expensive tablets, continuing to produce new and updated hardware as a way to attract consumers to its more profitable services. An Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet. Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg. The online retailer … Amazon refreshes Fire tablet lineup, cuts price of Fire HD 8AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Qualcomm Ramps Up Apple Fight, Sues iPhone Makers

The fight between Apple and Samsung is getting uglier. Qualcomm on Wednesday filed suit against Apple device manufacturers Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron, and Compal Electronics — the companies responsible for iPhone and iPad assembly — for refusing … Qualcomm sues iPhone manufacturers as Apple battle escalatesCNET Qualcomm Files New Lawsuit in Ongoing Apple Feud, Now Targeting Four Major iPhone SuppliersMac Rumors Qualcomm sues Apple suppliers amid global patent battleThe Verge .

Fearing Shadow Brokers leak, NSA reported critical flaw to Microsoft

After learning that one of its most prized hacking tools was stolen by a mysterious group calling itself the Shadow Brokers, National Security Agency officials warned Microsoft of the critical Windows vulnerability the tool exploited, according to a … The need for urgent collective action to keep people safe online: Lessons from last week’s cyberattack – Microsoft …The Official Microsoft Blog – Microsoft OH LORDY! Comey Wanna Cry Edition — SteemitSteemit .