THIS WEEK: Apple-IBM partner on app dev; Essential camera-notch patent; Intel Vault smart specs (video); 'Right-to-repair' bill tips device makers' apple cart; Android P preview;
Two of the world's largest tech companies have put their heads together to help make apps easier to make.
When Essential Products designers unveiled their first smartphone display notched out for a camera, they could not have seen this coming.
Left-coast lawmakers want to force device makers to build phones that are easier to fix; Apple and others aren't happy about it.
The next version of Android will improve job scheduler for network-related jobs, enhance ART performance, include optimizations for Kotlin, employ an all-new image decoder, support dual cameras front and back, and deliver an API for Wi-Fi 802.11mc "round-trip time" for indoor positioning.
Ars Technica reviews editor Ron Amadeo takes an exhaustive walk through some of the many changes in Google's next dessert flavor.
Citing national security concerns, President Donald J. Trump has issued an executive order blocking Broadcom's bid to acquire Qualcomm.
Denied permission to launch its IoT satellites because they're too small to track, Silicon-Valley startup Swarm Technology did it anyway.