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Google envisions Google Home, which will shop later this year, will become a home control center. It answers multilevel contextual questions from the web, and for users who opt in, it can access calendars and itinerary information to respond to questions and announce reminders. It can also be instructed to stream music directly from a favorite cloud music service or to cast a video to a television. It interfaces with the Nest thermostat and will interface with other standards-compliant smart home devices.
Google Home uses the best of Google’s publicly shared research and development, search, natural language processing and machine learning.
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Today, the Verge and Android Police sparked more speculation based on a VR category showing up on the seller’s Google Play console and a year-old Wall Street Journal story that Google was working on a VR headset. Well, not exactly, but let’s take a minute, cut through the hype and think through this rationally.
Google might sell a partner’s VR headset, such as the HTC Vive, but predictions that it will build one are misguided.
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#io2016  let's see how close my predictions are.
Google could match the Surface Pro and iPad Pro and offer an Android N device and stand out in the AR/VR tsunami with a lower-cost redesigned Project Tango device.
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Neural networks and image recognition applications such as self-driving cars have exploded recently for two reasons. First, Graphical Processing Units (GPU) used to render graphics in mobile phones became powerful and inexpensive. GPUs densely packed onto board-level supercomputers are very good at solving massively parallel neural network problems and are inexpensive enough for every AI researcher and software developer to buy. Second, large, labeled image datasets have become available to train massively parallel neural networks implemented on GPUs to see and perceive the world of objects captured by cameras.
Nvidia’s breakthrough is the autonomous vehicle automatically taught itself to drive by watching how a human drove.
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New or modified malware code that at the least had a different MD5 hash was allowed to register, load and execute without detection. The malware should not have been able to execute, and SWIFT’s security team should have been notified. This is what happened when attackers exploited retailer Target’s POS system, yielding 40 million credit card numbers and identities. Just like the Target exploit, once the attackers jumped perimeter defenses, bad security policy let them run whatever malware they chose.
SWIFT’s application security policy should have anticipated weak cyber defenses for banks in emerging countries
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Most hardware OEMs opt into Google Play services because they want access to the million plus apps on the Play Store and Android’s security services. Security is a more subtle point but an important part of the Android operating systems architecture that is built on Play Services.

Chinese users who don't have access to Play Services, have paid the price of six times the number of potentially harmful apps on their Android devices, according to last year’s Android Security Year in Review Report .
A European Union Antitrust Commission decision to remove Google’s Play Services and apps from Android could disrupt users and make the OS less secure
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The Chrome OS has taken advantage of recent work by Docker and other cloud containers to give Chromebooks Android-app compatibility. The full Android framework is implemented in a Linux container that isolates Android from the rest of the Chrome OS and apps in a sandbox.
At Google I/O 2016, the Chromebook team explained that the Android framework runs within a container to implement Android-app compatibility.
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Google already went public with a detailed schedule of the Google I/O 2016 technical sessions. But what will be revealed in the opening two-hour keynote led by Google CEO Sundar Pichai is a tightly held secret until May 18 at 10 a.m. PT. The following are some rumors and educated guesses about what Google could announce during the keynote.
Big announcements could be Android N repositioned in the ultrabook category, augmented reality, 360° video and real-time VR.
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Google says the Stagefright vulnerability has not harmed users' Android devices outside of the lab. But the libstagefright exploit, falls into the attention grabbing category of heap overflow exploits because for the last 20years OS developers and security analysts patched many different OSs to prevent memory corruption. Heap overflows are well understood and a very long game of cat and mouse between black hat and white hat hackers. Memory corruption is the first place that black hats look for an exploit condition and the first that white hats look to stop an exploit.
The Stagefright vulnerability hasn’t been used outside of the lab to compromise a user’s phone, yet it continues to get a lot of attention.
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Between now and September when Apple is rumored to announce the iPhone 7, Apple will be under top-line pressure. Whether the iPhone 7 is the elixir of growth won’t be known until Apple’s earnings call in January 2017, after the company has a full quarter of iPhone 7 shipments.
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Many consumers, however, complained Android Wear watches didn’t match their expectations of what watches should look like. After all, a watch is a fashion statement first, a time piece second and app platform third. 
Google unveils MODE band that comes with an open-source license, wants to compete with wrist watch fashions
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Steven Max Patterson is a technology journalist and startup evangelist who has covered Boston and San Francisco Bay Area startups and technology leaders for 20 years. He has also consulted to many software, electronics and renewable energy startups in Boston, San Francisco and Europe.

He graduated from Boston College with a degree in Mathematics. A contributor to organizations such as Network World, TechCrunch, CIO, Mass High Tech, Byte and RH. He is interested in mobile technology, cloud technology and the next generation of television.

Follow him on Twitter @stevep2007.

Steven also co-organizes the Boston Google Developers Group "GDG."  
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