Google launches Android N Developer Preview 4 — TechCrunch

Google today released the fourth preview of Android N, the next — and as yet unnamed — version of its mobile operating system. As far as we can tell, the new preview does not include any major new features. Instead, the focus is on the various new APIs that developers will be able to access to…

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FBI built a massive facial recognition database without proper oversight — TechCrunch

The FBI steadily, stealthily compiled a massive facial recognition database without oversight and in disregard of federal law, according to a report released today by the Government Accountability Office. The bombshell report reveals that the FBI dipped into driver’s license photo databases from 16 states, as well as passport and visa photo databases from the…

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Samsung will acquire cloud-computing company Joyent — TechCrunch

Samsung Electronics announced today that it has agreed to acquire cloud-computing company Joyent. In a statement, the Korean tech giant said that the transaction (its financial terms were undisclosed) will allow it to grow its cloud-based services for its smartphones and Internet-connected devices. Read More

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Instagram Is About To Change In a Huge Way — Tech – TIME

Instagram is changing the order in which it shows you photos and videos, moving away from a chronological feed and towards one driven by an algorithm. The social network, which first announced the update in March, now says the feature will roll out widely over the coming month. Instagram has always shown images in the…

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A Major Google Executive Is Leaving the Company Amid Criticism — Tech – TIME

Tony Fadell, CEO of smart home company Nest Labs, is leaving the company two years after selling it to Google for $3.2 billion. His departure comes as Nest came under increasing criticism from the outside and inside alike. “Although this news may feel sudden to some, this transition has been in progress since late last…

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Hands-on with Ricoh’s new waterproof action cam, WG-M2 — TechCrunch

When you think action cams, any number of brands spring to mind. Ricoh may not be one of them, but on paper, the WG-M2 from Ricoh has the perfect combination of features if you like your adventures on the wet and rough end of the spectrum. The camera’s party-trick — and the reason it caught…

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