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Android O Is Officially Launching August 21

Android O is set to arrive on August 21, with a livestreamed unveiling event timed for 2:40 PM ET in NYC — which is roughly when the maximum solar eclipse is set to occur for New York. TechCrunch reports: Android O will get a full reveal at that time, which seems like kind of a weird time to do it ... Read More »

SBC expands on Rockchip RK3399 with eye-popping feature list

Videostrong’s new SBC runs Android 7.1 or Ubuntu on the RK3399 with 2GB RAM plus GbE, WiFi, BT, HDMI 2.0, DP 1.2, MIPI-CSI, USB 3.0, and mini-PCIe. Shenzhen-based Android set-top box maker Videostrong has released a “VS-RD-RK3399” development kit built around the Rockchip RK3399. The OEM focused board sells for $250 individually……. Read More »

US Military To Create Separate Unified Cyber Warfare Command

wiredmikey quotes a report from SecurityWeek: President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. military to elevate its cyber warfare operations to a separate command, signaling a new strategic emphasis on electronic and online offensive and defensive operations. “I have directed that United States Cyber Command be elevated to the status of a Unified Combatant Command focused on cyberspace operations,” Trump ... Read More »

Waymo Patent Shows Plans To Replace Steering Wheel, Pedals With Push Button

nesaefendija shares a report from Driverless: Waymo just received approval on a patent for a push-button console that replaces not only a steering wheel in a car but the brake and gas pedals, too. This reflects Alphabet’s driverless arm could remain true to its original mantra of developing cars that pilot themselves without human intervention. In many ways, the push-button ... Read More »

Google Explains Why It Banned the App For Gab, a Right-Wing Twitter Rival

AmiMoJo shares a report from Ars Technica: When right-wing trolls and outright racists get kicked off of Twitter, they often move to Gab, a right-wing Twitter competitor. Gab was founded by Andrew Torba, who says it’s devoted to unfettered free expression online. The site also hosts controversial right-wing figures like Milo Yiannopoulos, Andrew ‘weev’ Auernheimer and Andrew Anglin, editor of ... Read More »