Google’s former Senior Director of Engineering is helping Facebook design chips

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_facebook-speaker-delay-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-482771" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_facebook-speaker-delay-hero-728x457.png" alt="" width="668" height="419" /></a></p> <p>Facebook has been ramping up its hardware development efforts. The company is currently working on a smart display (akin to an Echo Show), <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/30/facebook-delays-smart-speaker-reveal-due-heightened-privacy-concerns/">which was delayed</a> after <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/25/facebook-gathering-call-sms-mms-metadata-years-via-app/">the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke</a>. <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/18/facebook-wants-design-chipsets/">Facebook also wants to develop its own chipsets</a>, including <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/02/12/amazon-reportedly-working-custom-chip-make-alexa-faster/">one that will improve Alexa smart speakers</a>.<span id="more-502917"></span></p> <p>Developing custom silicon is a massive amount of work, and Facebook seems to have found the man for the job.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/13/googles-former-senior-director-engineering-helping-facebook-design-chips/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/13/googles-former-senior-director-engineering-helping-facebook-design-chips/'>Google's former Senior Director of Engineering is helping Facebook design chips</a> was...

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Google app v8.12 may bring an end to the Feed widget [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-502909" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/google.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></p> <p>Update to the Google app have been rolling out at a faster rate for a little while now, and each brings fewer and fewer overall changes. The latest update has remarkably few changes or additions, but it has shed a lot of old and unused text, which isn't a bad thing. However, one of the additions speaks to one other thing that might be going away soon: The Google Feed widget.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/13/google-app-v8-12-may-bring-end-feed-widget-apk-teardown/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/13/google-app-v8-12-may-bring-end-feed-widget-apk-teardown/'>Google app v8.12 may bring an end to the Feed widget [APK Teardown]</a> was...

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IFTTT adds 15 new services, including Hive View, VeSync, and Tailwind

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/ifttt-tailwind.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-502902" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/ifttt-tailwind.png" alt="" width="728" height="409" /></a></p> <p>Automation services like IFTTT are great, but are only useful so far as they support the devices and platforms you're interested in. With hundreds of such options already lined up, IFTTT has a pretty darn solid library of compatibility, but just because it's already so big doesn't mean there's not room to grow. We've been keeping an eye out for all the new additions to the IFTTT support list, and we've got quite a few to share <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/06/02/ifttt-adds-10-new-channels-sengled-linn-securmate-pge/">since we checked in with you last</a>.<div class="clear"></div> <a...

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Tom Hardy chose to play Venom cause he looks cool

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/07/13/tom-hardy-chose-to-play-venom-cause-he-looks-cool/">Tom Hardy chose to play Venom cause he looks cool</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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US Commerce Department officially lifts trade ban on ZTE

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Feed-the-trolls-ZTE-american-flag-logo.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-501541" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Feed-the-trolls-ZTE-american-flag-logo-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>It has been a weird couple of months for ZTE since the US Commerce Department imposed a complete trade ban on ZTE that cut it off from its US suppliers. ZTE was <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/09/zte-shuts-main-operations-talks-u-s-continue/">forced to shut down</a> while it worked on a solution with the government, and now it's back in action. The Commerce Department has confirmed that ZTE followed through with the new settlement requirements, so the trade ban is no more.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/13/us-commerce-department-officially-lifts-trade-ban-zte/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/13/us-commerce-department-officially-lifts-trade-ban-zte/'>US Commerce Department officially lifts trade ban on ZTE</a> was written...

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107: Android notification rumors, Multi-controller in Daydream, Fuchsia Friday | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got our Alphabet Scoop where we talked about a rumored overhaul to Android notifications, multiple controller support in Daydream, our Google Podcasts review, Fuchsia Friday from our Kyle Bradshaw, and the top Google deals from 9to5Toys. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google Play, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and […]

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Google Express sees big growth spurt, with over two dozen new retailers joining in past month

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/google-express-shopping.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-502888" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/google-express-shopping-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Do you do your shopping through Google Express? A few years back we saw the service <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2014/10/13/google-express-expands-to-chicago-boston-and-washington-d-c-with-a-new-name-and-membership-pricing/">spread across the U.S.</a>, and ever since Google's been trying its best to convince users to give Express a shot, luring them with support for big-name stores, as well as offering savings through some tempting deals. Over the past few weeks, though, Google's recruitment drive for new Express stores has seriously gone into overdrive, with over two dozen new retailers signing up for the program.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/13/google-express-sees-big-growth-spurt-two-dozen-new-retailers-joining-past-month/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a...

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9to5Mac Daily: July 13, 2018

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/9to5mac-daily-07-13-2018.mp3 more…

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Samsung Galaxy J7 arrives at AT&T and T-Mobile, joined at the house of Legere by LG’s Stylo 4

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/T-Mobile-ATT-J7-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-502855" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/T-Mobile-ATT-J7-hero-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Most of us probably focus on flagships in the news—after all, it's the high-performance, expensive devices that get all the fun new features first—but there are plenty of other phones out there. The majority of people probably don't concern themselves with picking up the latest and greatest gadgets, and mid-range phones like <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/06/07/samsung-announces-2018-galaxy-j3-j7-available-early-june/">Samsung's Galaxy J7</a> fill that niche. So those on a budget picking up a phone from T-Mobile or AT&T now have some added choice starting today, as Samsung's Galaxy J7 has arrived at <a href="https://www.att.com/cellphones/samsung/galaxy-j7-2018.html#sku=sku9030294">both</a>...

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TCL is starting an invitation-only Oreo beta for the KEYone

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/nexus2cee_BB-Keyone-hero3.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-420394" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/nexus2cee_BB-Keyone-hero3-728x485.png" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>The BlackBerry KEYone launched a year ago with Android Nougat, and today it still runs Android Nougat. Oh sure, there have been regular security patches over the months, but the lack of an OS update after more than six months of Oreo availability is embarrassing. TCL is taking the first step toward making the OTA happen, though. There's an Oreo beta for the KEYone, but you need an invite.</p> <p><span id="more-502858"></span></p> <p>If you're still using the KEYone and are itching for Oreo, you can sign up for the <a href="https://bbbeta.centercode.com/">new Blackberry...

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