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Garden gnomes take flight in addicting new Google Doodle game     – CNET
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How far will your figurines fly?

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Norwest just scored an interesting new partner: Google and Facebook alum Priti Youssef Choksi
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A lot of people who’ve been working in the venture industry — even for many years — haven’t seen a true down cycle. Somewhat ironically, Priti Youssef Choksi, a newly minted VC, knows very well what one looks like. The newest partner of the multi-stage investment firm Norwest Venture Partners has been working in tech […]

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Google reportedly won’t renew controversial drone imaging program
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Enlarge / Orion is a military drone that can fly for five days with 1,000 pounds of payload. Aurora says it can perform surveillance missions 3,000 miles from home base. (credit: Aurora) It looks like the drama surrounding Google’s controversial involvement in Project Maven is coming to an end. Yet another report from Gizmodo on […]

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Microsoft just became more valuable than Google parent Alphabet by $10 billion     – CNET
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Microsoft is worth $749 billion, but still billions behind Apple and Amazon.

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Google Pixel 3 XL may have notch, two front-facing cameras and arrive in October     – CNET
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Rumors about Google’s next flagship phone point to a notched design.

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Google Pixel 3 will reportedly be built by Foxconn, have a massive notch
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Enlarge / This unsourced leak from China’s Weibo service lines up nicely with Bloomberg’s report. (credit: SlashLeaks) We have our first reliable Pixel 3 rumor of the year. A report from Bloomberg claims that Foxconn will be the manufacturer for the Pixel 3 and details several aspects of the phone’s new design. Over the weekend, […]

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Google and Levi’s ‘connected’ jacket will let you know when your Uber is here
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Remember Project Jacquard? Two years ago, Google showed off its “connected” jean jacket designed largely for bike commuters who can’t fiddle with their phone. The jacket launched this past fall, in partnership with Levi’s, offering a way for wearers to control music, screen phone calls, and get directions with a tap or brush of the cuff. […]

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The 8 features Amazon and Google must add to the Echo and Home
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The Amazon Echo and Google Home are amazing devices and both have advantages over the other. In my home, we use the Amazon Echo and have them around the house and outside. I have the original in the living room, a Dot in bedrooms, my office and outside, a Tap in my woodworking workshop and […]

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Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant Can Be Controlled By Inaudible Commands
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Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google’s Assistant were meant to be controlled by live human voices, but all three AI assistants are susceptible to hidden commands undetectable to the human ear, researchers in China and the United States have discovered. From a report: The New York Times reports today that the assistants can be controlled […]

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