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18Jul/180

Nest CEO steps down as the company joins Google’s home division

According to CNET, Nest has announced today that Marwan Fawaz will no longer be its CEO. As part of his departure, Nest will now be folded into Google's home and living room products team. In a joint interview with Fawaz, Rishi Chandra, vice president of product management for Google's home and living room products, said that the combination would make it easier for Google to integrate some of its machine learning technology and artificial intelligence into Nest products.

This move comes six months after Nest merged with Google's hardware division. Nest co-founder Matt Rogers left soon after as well. Now, Nest will live under Google's home devices (like the Home smart speakers) umbrella, which is led by Chandra. "This is the natural evolution," he said to CNET. "We thought, let's connect these things and build experiences that we really couldn't do before."

According to CNET, Fawaz will stay on at Google as an executive adviser, and that the Nest brand will stick around. CNET also reports that his exit came after an internal push for leadership change.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/17/nest-ceo-steps-down-google-home/

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18Jul/180

Netflix’s Fast.com now measures upload speed and latency

In 2016, Netflix launched Fast.com, a simple, easy way for anybody to check their internet speeds. Now, the company has announced that it's adding more information to the site. Fast.com will now let users see their connection's latency and upload speed, and latency will be broken down into both loaded and unloaded connections. So, you'll be able to see if more traffic on your network affects your latency values. "We're adding these new measurements to Fast.com so that consumers will have a more comprehensive view of their internet connection speed at any given time," Netflix said in a statement.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/17/netflix-fast-com-upload-speed-latency/

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18Jul/180

Twitter puts verification fixes on hold as elections loom

The company will come back to the verification issue once it makes "more progress," Beykpour added, referencing an email that hinted it might take a few weeks. He also acknowledge that the ad hoc verification in the meantime has produced "frustration" from people who already saw Twitter verification as a mysterious, inconsistent process.

The pause isn't going to satisfy those who just wanted Twitter to stop verifying neo-Nazis and others who promote hate and harassment. Even CEO Jack Dorsey has acknowledged that the system "needs a complete reboot." With that in mind, there's no doubt that Twitter has plenty on its plate when it comes to the elections. It's purging massive numbers of bots, grappling with breaking news hoaxes and otherwise trying to avoid the disinformation campaigns that plagued the 2016 presidential election. As important as verification may be, Twitter would risk a larger backlash if it didn't fight attempts by Russia and others to cause havoc.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/17/twitter-pauses-verification-work-due-to-elections/

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18Jul/180

Instagram test lets public accounts remove followers

It's easy to see why you'd want the option with a public account. You may not want an ex or former friend commenting on everything you do, for instance. And if you've ever seen the creeps that tend to post leering comments on women's Instagram selfies... you get the idea. This won't prevent sketchier types from viewing your feed, but it will relegate them to passive observers.

Instagram has been expanding your control over its experience lately, including choices to mute people you follow and an experimental 'do not disturb' feature. While they cover a range of subjects, the theme appears to be the same: Instagram wants to eliminate the content that might drive you away, whether it's harassment or too-frequent notifications. Instagram is now a mature social network with over a billion users, and it's just as important for the Facebook-owned service to keep users as it is to reel them in.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/17/instagram-test-lets-public-accounts-remove-followers/

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18Jul/180

UPS tests entering locked lobbies to deliver packages in NYC

To be clear, UPS' experiment is more conservative than Amazon's: The service's pilot program is limited to high-density multi-family residences (presumably, large apartment buildings) and workers only get access to lobbies or delivery rooms. The pilot has expanded exclusively to units equipped with Latch smart locks, which only open for UPS drivers when a delivery is scheduled. The setup logs non-resident access and each device includes a camera to record when workers enter and exit, creating an auditable timeline.

UPS started the pilot in Manhattan earlier this year and expanded to Brooklyn; Eventually, it may offer the service elsewhere in the US, according to a press release. Time will tell if they follow Amazon's example and start offering smart lock deliveries directly to apartments or, heck, car trunks.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/17/ups-tests-entering-locked-lobbies-to-deliver-packages-in-nyc/

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18Jul/180

World Cup tweets were viewed 115 billion times

For starters, the big number: Twitter had 115 billion impressions (i.e. views of tweets) during the World Cup. While that's a lot, the company didn't break that down to explain which matches attracted more interactions than others -- even when reached for comment. Twitter told Engadget it wasn't sharing specific numbers, like it did for the 2014 World Cup when it announced the Germany vs. Brazil finals attracted 35 million tweets.

Twitter explained that tweet volume didn't necessarily correlate with an event's 'success' on the platform, just how consumers reacted. Impressions, on the other hand, show how fans consumed content throughout the World Cup.

The Fox Sports-produced FIFA World Cup Now show that appeared exclusively on Twitter had clearer success, netting 7.1 million video views over the course of the matches. The other numbers were more interesting than revelatory As expected, the final game had the most tweets, with Brazil's last two matches against Belgium and Mexico in second and third, respectively. Naturally, more tweets came from Brazil than any other country (with Japan and the UK following). Kylian Mbappé's fourth goal for France against Croatia was the most-tweeted moment of the whole World Cup, while the most-mentioned player was, of course, Neymar, Jr.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/17/world-cup-tweets-were-viewed-115-billion-times/

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18Jul/180

‘World’s largest’ sports streamer makes US debut September 10th

Partnerships with both Matchroomboxing and Bellator MMA will let you see some fairly big fights, including Anthony Joshua's bout against Anthony Povetkin (September 22nd) and Matt Mitrione versus Ryan Bader (October 12th). Over 70 fights are already lined up, DAZN said, with an average of at least one fight a week.

The service is already available in other countries on devices ranging from phones to consoles and smart TVs, so accessibility won't be an issue. Rather, it's the content that's the issue. You won't see NFL games, European soccer (football) league play, motorsport or golf like you do in other corners of the world. DAZN is no doubt hoping to expand its licensing, but it's a tough sell when ESPN+ can deliver more variety for $5 per month. This is really more about DAZN getting its feet wet in the States than attempting to give incumbents a run for their money.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/17/dazn-launching-in-us/

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18Jul/180

DeepMind, Elon Musk and more pledge not to make autonomous AI weapons

The pledge comes as a handful of companies are facing backlash over their technologies and how they're providing them to government agencies and law enforcement groups. Google has come under fire for its Project Maven Pentagon contract, which is providing AI technology to the military in order to help them flag drone images that require additional human review. Similarly, Amazon is facing criticism for sharing its facial recognition technology with law enforcement agencies while Microsoft has been called out for providing services to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

"Thousands of AI researchers agree that by removing the risk, attributability and difficulty of taking human lives, lethal autonomous weapons could become powerful instruments of violence and oppression, especially when linked to surveillance and data systems," says the pledge. It adds that those who sign agree that "the decision to take a human life should never be delegated to a machine."

"I'm excited to see AI leaders shifting from talk to action, implementing a policy that politicians have thus far failed to put into effect," Future of Life Institute President Max Tegmark said in a statement. "AI has huge potential to help the world -- if we stigmatize and prevent its abuse. AI weapons that autonomously decide to kill people are as disgusting and destabilizing as bioweapons, and should be dealt with in the same way."

Google has already released its own set of principles, the purpose of which is guide the company's ethics on AI technology. Its policy states that it won't design or deploy AI for use in weapons, surveillance or technology "whose purpose contravenes widely accepted principles of international law and human rights." Microsoft has stated that its work with ICE is limited to email, calendar, messaging and document management, and doesn't include any facial recognition technology. The company is also working on a set of guiding principles for its facial recognition work.

In 2015, Musk donated $10 million to the Future of Life Institute for a research program focused on ensuring AI will be beneficial to humanity. And last year, Musk, Hassabis and Suleyman signed a Future of Life Institute letter sent to the UN that sought regulation of autonomous weapons systems.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/18/deepmind-elon-musk-pledge-autonomous-ai-weapons/

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18Jul/180

‘Black Friday: Revolution 1979’ is coming to consoles starting July 31st

Come July 31st (Harry Potter's birthday, mind you) you'll be able to take the role of a photojournalist covering the titular event on PS4, while the Switch and Xbox One versions will be released two and three days later, respectively. Pre-order pages aren't live just yet, but once they are, your lack of patience will be rewarded with a 20 percent discount.

In her game of the year write-up, my colleague Jess called 1979 "intense, emotional and thoughtful," continuing that it "humanizes a crucial moment in history" despite gameplay feeling clumsy in spots. Soon, you'll get to experience that on a home console for yourself.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/18/black-friday-revolution-1979-console-port-release-date/

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18Jul/180

Niantic snaps up Seismic Games to build new AR experiences

The company said in a statement:

"We recently gave a peek under the hood of the Niantic Real World Platform, and we see the addition of Seismic Games as a significant accelerant for realizing our vision of an operating system that bridges the digital and the physical worlds."

Niantic's Real World Platform allows third-party developers to use the AR technology behind Pokémon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Seismic is but the latest in a string of acquisitions Niantic made in an effort to give the platform a boost. It also snapped up AR game developer Escher Reality, perhaps to take advantage of its experience creating "cross platform, multi-user" titles, back in February. In June, it also bought a company called Matrix Mill, which is working on a technology that will allow AR elements to interact more naturally with the real world.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/18/niantic-snaps-up-seismic-games-ar-experiences/

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