Google IO recap, Windows 10X gets dumped, Bitcoin collapse, Twitter verified
- LaMDA: our breakthrough conversation technology.
- Google made AI language the centerpiece of I/O while ignoring its troubled past at the company.
- DeepMind reportedly lost a yearslong bid to win more independence from Google.
- Google's Project Starline Videoconference Tech Wants to Turn You Into a Hologram.
- Android 12 preview: First Look at Google's Radical New Design.
- Google and Samsung unite to reboot Android watches, with a dose of Fitbit too.
- Chrome testing RSS-powered 'Follow' button & feed that keeps the Google Reader dream alive.
- 12 Google Workspace updates for better collaboration: Smart Canvas.
- Google plans to build a commercial quantum computer by 2029.
- An ex-Googler brings Silicon Valley thinking to Sacramento.
- Bill Gates Left Microsoft Board Amid Probe Into Prior Relationship With Staffer.
- Triangulation 428 - Andy Weir's 'Project Hail Mary'.
- Microsoft hits Alt-F4 on Windows 10X: OS designed for dual-screen PCs axed.
- Microsoft is finally retiring Internet Explorer in 2022.
- Microsoft Teams launches for friends and family with free all-day video calling.
- Snap CEO Evan Spiegel: We're happy to pay Apple 30% — without Apple we wouldn't exist.
- Tim Cook plays innocent in Epic v Apple's culminating testimony.
- Apple's macOS is sub-par for security, Apple exec Craig Federighi tells Epic trial.
- Apple Music announces Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio.
- HomePod and HomePod mini to support Apple Music Lossless in a future software update.
- Amazon Music Unlimited plans now include HD streaming at no extra cost.
- Leaked Emails Show Crime App Citizen Is Testing On-Demand Security Force.
- Blue Origin sets its price: $1.4m minimum for trip into space.
- Twitter is letting anyone apply for verification for the first time since 2017.
- Mike's article: How holograms, deepfakes, and AR are raising the dead.
- Bitcoin plunges 30% to $30,000 at one point in wild session, recovers somewhat to $40,000.
- Netflix Seeks Executive to Expand Game Efforts.
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