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Senior Mobile Editor — Engadget
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Senior mobile editor @Engadget, formerly of @TechCrunch. I've got war in my bones.

Google and Qualcomm squeezed Project Tango tech into a smartphone — It seems like a decent of chunk of Google's big news today deals with its partnerships. The search giant is already teaming up with Levi's to explore the realm of smart Jacquard clothes, and now Google has confirmed that it's been working with Qualcomm to build its Project Tango world-sensing cameras into the chipmaker's reference phone designs.

Google's first partner for sensor-laden clothes is Levi's — Remember when we said yesterday that Google's Project Jacquard would lead to the advent of touch-friendly pants? Well, we were more right than we thought: During the Google ATAP address here at Google I/O 2015, Technical Program Lead Ivan Poupyrev confirmed that the search giant is teaming up with Levi's to help bridge the gap between Jacquard's technically complex fabrics and the seemingly arcane world of fashion.

Google's Now on Tap makes Android M smartphones so much smarter — In no particular order, Google's invading our living rooms, our extremities, our skies, and - curiously - our Android phones. No, really! By announcing Google Now on Tap during today's I/O keynote, the company's going all-in on the idea that a Google smartphone isn't complete without the full power of the Knowledge Graph baked into it.

A taste of something great: five days with NVIDIA's Shield Android TV — I wanted to watch The West Wing, so I asked for it. I wanted to play Asphalt 8 on my TV, so I downloaded it. I wanted people to see me playing a copy of Street Fighter X Tekken I didn't (strictly speaking) own, so I broadcasted it.

Live from Google's 2015 I/O keynote! — The stage is set, the Moscone Center is tricked out with leopard print Androids, and Google I/O is just about to start. You know the drill here: The first order of business is an hours-long keynote address that'll show us exactly what Google's been working on behind closed doors these past few months and what we can expect to play with in the future.

What's on tap for Google at I/O 2015 — We're coming down to the wire now: Google I/O 2015 is just a few days away, and we'll be liveblogging and reporting from the ground as soon as the festivities begin. Don't let its reputation as a developer bonanza fool you, though.

The struggle is real.

Silk Road Survival: In conversation with 'Deep Web' director Alex Winter — An unassuming, Mormon family man. A brilliant physics and engineering student with a goofy smile. Five years ago, neither of these men knew each other, let alone suspected that they'd be drawn into a web suffused with libertarian dogma, hard drugs and the sort of rhetorical dedication that allegedly drove that student -- Ross Ulbricht -- to order a hit on that family man.


The NSA tried to use app stores to send malware to targets — It shouldn't come as a surprise to hear that the NSA worked on iOS and Android malware meant to capture information from a target's phone, but actually getting the software onto phones? That's tricky.
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May 29, 2015

Holy shittyfucking shit @engadget: Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

May 29, 2015

@John_C_Velasco @ASUS @journeydan I set that dumb thing up and now I spend too much time trying to get a perfect stipple pattern on my sand

May 27, 2015

RT @MichaelSSchmidt: Swiss agent just walked out of hotel with two bags of evidence

May 27, 2015

RT @MichaelSSchmidt: Swiss law enforcement getting room numbers for FIFA execs they are heading upstairs to arrest

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