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Mark Wilson / Co.Design:
Researchers find all popular voice assistants, like Siri or Alexa, can be controlled via verbal commands emitted on ultrasonic frequencies using ~$3 hardware   —  Hackers can take control of the world's most popular voice assistants by whispering to them in frequencies humans can't hear.
Sep 6, 2017, 2:05 PMIn context
Richard Gao / Android Police:
Report: Google's next Pixel phones to be unveiled October 5, will be powered by the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 836   —  We've been hearing about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL for some time now, but there are two main things that we were unsure of: the processor(s) powering them and the release date.
Aug 24, 2017, 2:50 AMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Sources: Google was interested in buying Snap for $30B+ in early 2016, around Snap's Series F; source says Snap talked with Google about buyout just before IPO   —  We keep hearing that Google floated an offer of at least $30 billion to buy Snap in early 2016.
Aug 3, 2017, 3:05 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Recode:
Tech giants pass on invitation to testify on net neutrality before the House Energy and Commerce Committee; hearing date is pushed back indefinitely   —  They had until today to tell a key House committee, which is extending its deadline.  —  Amazon, Facebook, Google and Netflix …
Jul 31, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Recode:
House Republicans invite CEOs of Facebook, Google, AT&T, Comcast, and others to testify on Sept. 7 about solving net neutrality with a new framework   —  A key House committee just scheduled a September 7 hearing.  —  House Republicans are asking the chief executives of tech and telecom rivals …
Jul 25, 2017, 11:15 AMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
US Department of Labor says in court that it found “systemic” pay disparities against women at Google; Google disputes findings, says gov't provided no data   —  Allegations of possible employment violations emerge at court hearing as part of lawsuit to compel company, a federal contractor, to provide compensation data
Apr 7, 2017, 10:20 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Some users report Google Home playing a promo for “Beauty and the Beast”; Google says it “wasn't intended” to be an ad, will keep experimenting   —  Google Assistant now does advertising  —  Today some Google Home owners are hearing something extra when they ask …
Mar 16, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
Alex Spence / BuzzFeed:
Google refuses request from MPs to remove anti-Semitic video that talked of “white genocide”, as exec tells UK committee hate speech guidelines weren't violated   —  Google, Facebook and Twitter were accused of creating ‘platforms for racists’ in a bruising Westminster hearing today.
Mar 15, 2017, 8:50 AMIn context
Mark Noack / Mountain View Voice:
Google receives city approval to build Charleston East, a futuristic-looking 18-acre, 595,000-square-foot campus in Mountain View   —  Unique design for East Charleston campus wins over City Council  —  Listen closely and you can probably hear the champagne corks popping over at Google.
Mar 9, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Dong Ngo / CNET:
Comcast announces Advanced Gateway mesh Wi-Fi system and cloud-based platform for connected devices in your home, available to Xfinity customers later this year   —  Comcast's new cloud-based platform will bring ease of use, whole home Wi-Fi coverage and useful features to its broadband customers.
Jan 4, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context

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