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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google plans to bring password-free logins to Android apps by year-end via Project Abacus   —  Google's plan to eliminate passwords in favor of systems that take into account a combination of signals - like your typing patterns, your walking patterns, your current location, and more …
May 23, 2016, 1:00 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Vizio P-Series review: great 4K TV but Google Cast-powered approach and Android tablet remote have a learning curve, casting via the SmartCast app can be buggy   —  Vizio's 2016 lineup of 4K HDR TVs aren't actually TVs at all.  Well, they are, but since they don't have tuners built in, the company can't market them as television sets.
May 23, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Chris DiBona / Google for Education:
Google launches Science Journal, an Android app that uses your phone's sensors to record experimental data including movement, light, and sound   —  We believe that anyone can be a maker.  Making doesn't just mean coding or working with electronics.  It can be building or cooking …
May 21, 2016, 6:50 PMIn context
Edgar Alvarez / Engadget:
Rhapsody's free VR app for iOS and Android offers access to 360-degree videos from music concerts   —  The tech world is obsessed with virtual reality.  It should come as no surprise, then, that music-streaming service Rhapsody wants a piece of it as well.  The company took a step forward today …
May 20, 2016, 1:25 PMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Android's Awareness API lets developers build apps that use context like time, location, place, activity, beacons, headphones, weather   —  With Assistant, Google wants to build technology that is conversational and helpful.  Many of the company's services are being updated to be more useful …
May 20, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Alphabet CEO Larry Page defended Android's use of Java APIs on the stand, saying they were “free and open”   —  “It was established industry practice,” says Page, as Oracle v. Google nears end.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Alphabet CEO Larry Page testified in federal court this morning …
May 20, 2016, 1:25 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
SoftBank Opens Pepper Robot to Android in Bid to Broaden Appeal   —  Pepper will run applications from Google's Android platform  —  Masayoshi Son sought to position Pepper as an app platform  —  SoftBank Group Corp. is opening its Pepper robot to Android apps.
May 19, 2016, 7:30 PMIn context
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz argues Google split the Java community in two, cost Oracle hundreds of millions of dollars   —  Oracle and Google are back in the courtroom again — the same court they started in back in 2010, when Oracle first sued Google over the company's use of 37 Java APIs in its Android operating system.
May 19, 2016, 4:25 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Developers can test Android apps on select Chrome OS devices starting in June, wide release planned for September   —  Google is finally bringing the Google Play store, including its more than 1.5 million Android apps, to Chrome OS.  Google Play will first arrive with Chrome OS version 53 …
May 19, 2016, 2:25 PMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Android Pay now works at Bank of America ATMs; Android Pay integration now available for all developers   —  After announcing the expansion of Android Pay in the U.K. earlier today, Google also made a few additional announcements around its mobile payments service at its I/O developer conference today.
May 19, 2016, 10:35 AMIn context

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