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Phys.Org
Japan launches satellite in bid for super accurate GPS system
Phys.Org
Japan successfully launched a satellite Thursday as part of a broader effort to build a homegrown geolocation system that boosts the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres. An H-IIA rocket blasted off Thursday ...

TechCrunch
Uber's head of finance is leaving
TechCrunch
Uber's head of finance, Gautam Gupta, is leaving the company in July, The Wall Street Journal reports. TechCrunch has since confirmed this news with Uber. Gupta's plan is to join another San Francisco-based startup as COO, but it's not clear what that ...

Space.com
Touching the Sun: NASA Mission Renamed 'Parker Solar Probe'
Space.com
NASA's upcoming sun-studying mission, which will come much closer to Earth's star than any spacecraft in history, has been renamed the Parker Solar Probe, agency officials announced today (May 31). The new moniker honors pioneering University of ...

Forbes
Rumor: Apple Has Begun Manufacturing A Siri-Based Smart Speaker
Forbes
Disclosure: I own a small number of Apple shares. Between June 5th and June 9th, Apple will be hosting the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California. At the event, Apple is reportedly going to announce a smart home speaker ...

VentureBeat
Overwatch's new map colonizes the moon
VentureBeat
Blizzard wants to take its players to the one place that capitalism hasn't corrupted: space. Or, more accurately, the moon. Overwatch, a game where beautiful people smooch each other between rounds of colorful violence, is getting the new Horizon Lunar ...

Washington Post
Gaming's cultural influence gets Mary Meeker's attention in her new Internet report
Washington Post
Venture capitalist Mary Meeker released on Wednesday her highly anticipated annual report on Internet trends, capturing the tech world's state of play. This year's biggest insights include: the sprawling growth of the gaming industry, slowing cellphone ...

TechCrunch
Essential is trying to build Android for the smart home
TechCrunch
Andy Rubin's appearance at the Code Conference last night went a ways toward answering some lingering questions about his new company, Essential. But the conversation primarily centered around the startup's upcoming phone — Rubin left the dialogue ...

Forbes
Nest Cam IQ: Nest Reveals Gorgeous Indoor Security Camera With Smart Extras
Forbes
When Nest Labs launched its first product in 2011, it was just the company with the coolest-looking thermostat around. Today it announced its third smart camera. That's called Nest Cam IQ, a name which tells you the company thinks it's smarter than the ...

GameSpot
See What Happens When A Nintendo Switch Gets Dropped From 1000 Feet
GameSpot
A "durability review" of the Nintendo Switch console concludes that the hybrid system can be dropped from an impressive height and remain functional. As you'll see in the video below from the YouTube channel UnlockRiver (via Polygon), the Switch ...

ZDNet
​Computex 2017: Always Connected PC sounds great, but we'll have to wait
ZDNet
New ARM processors for mobile devices tailored to AI and VR. In separate events at Computex, Qualcomm and Microsoft made a compelling case for a new class of thin, fanless laptops with broadband wireless, significantly longer battery life, and the full ...

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