Steven Max Patterson

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Inside Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group

“Epic” was the word Regina Dugan used to describe her team’s research and development projects that included enlisting “Fast and Furious” movie …

Multi-Touch

Cloud tech can make a Supreme Court decision against Obamacare irrelevant

If the U.S. Supreme Court rules for the plaintiff later this month in the case of King v. Burwell, 7.5 million Americans stand to lose their …

Health Care

Google’s Polymer 1.0 brings reuse and better branding to Web development

Signaling Polymer’s production readiness, Google announced release 1.0 at its annual I/O developer conference. A core library used to build and style …

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Patents show Google Fi was envisioned before the iPhone was released

Contrary to reports, Google didn't become a mobile carrier with the introduction of Google Fi. Google Fi was launched to prove that a …

Telecoms

The Apple Watch's cure for notification overload? More notifications

Sometimes I just can't be positive about certain things. That I can't rejoice over the Apple Watch selling out makes me feel like misanthrope Melvin …

Smartwatches

New Report On Android Security Finds Fewer Than 1% Of Phones Are Potentially At Risk

Using anonymized data from 1 billion phones, Google has set the bar for Android security. Will Apple follow suit?<p>Google just released its 2014 Android Security Year in Review, an intensely data-driven report intended to bring transparency to the vulnerability of phones running on Android. Its …

Why Apple isn't likely to compete with Tesla

With nearly $200 billion in cash on its balance sheet, Apple can do almost anything – including buying Tesla at a relatively affordable market cap of …

Tesla

Payments Startups Take The Data, Design And Development Route To Reengineer The Credit-Card Business

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Steve Patterson is a writer who has covered Boston and San Francisco Bay Area startups for 20 years. Follow him on Twitter @stevep2007.</i><p>Braintree, Square and fellow disruptors are applying web and mobile technologies to overhaul the economic model of the payment industry. In the next …

Intel, Qualcomm Hit CES: As Mobile Chip Battle Heats Up, Tech Giants Will Collide

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Steve Patterson’s observations and writing are based on his 20 years working in the primordial ooze of start-ups in Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @stevep2007.</i><p>At the start of CES 2013, Qualcomm has an enviable dominant market position, owning half the …

Silicon Valley Telecom Entrepreneurs Pivot: New Business Models Win 58% Of VC Investment And Carrier Revenues

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Steve Patterson’s observations and writing are based on his 20 years working in the primordial ooze of start-ups in Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated from Boston College with a degree in Mathematics. A contributor to organizations such as Network World, MHT, Byte and</i> …

Here’s why Apple will bring iTV to China first

If Tim Cook is to fully take reins from Steve Jobs, he’ll need to bet the company on his own grand product vision—one that suspends investors’ disbelief without affecting Apple’s stock price. Apple’s next big product will have to be television and because of the barriers to entering the television …

Telecoms

Netflix and Amazon don’t have enough content to replace cable TV

It’s no surprise that few people love their pay TV providers.<p>In May, Variety reported that the American Consumer Satisfaction Index ranked cable television providers last in all consumer categories. Pent up frustration with cable and satellite TV providers fuels a steady buzz that Amazon, Apple, …

Televisions

Android phones are connecting without carrier networks

While the cellphone network in Haiti survived the devastating earthquake in 2010, the added load of international aid workers who arrived in the …

Internet of Things

Andy Rubin's departure is just part of Android's nature

The open source community isn’t surprised that Andy Rubin has moved on from his post at the helm of Android. Just as so much great code has been …

Andy Rubin

Facebook Home's slow first week is being blown out of proportion

There has been some discussion about the meaning of Facebook Home’s relatively slow first-week download performance. The results: 500,000 downloads …

Social Media

Android is poised to take over the world

Mobile device leaders Google and Apple are about to face new challenges as the theater of mobile competition shifts from its current markets to the …

Sundar Pichai

The Open Source Internet of Things has some big aspirations

Internet of Things (IOT) advocate Michael Koster fixated makers and hackers at the recent Maker Faire in San Mateo, California, a few weeks ago. …

How Google and Blue Box sparked an important open source discussion

There has been a lot of chatter on social media and in forums about the Android master key vulnerability controversy caused by its public disclosure …

Android News

Google's Chromecast: It's like Apple TV, but for everyone

If you’ve found that using a PC or game console to stream Netflix or Youtube on your TV to be cumbersome, then Google’s Chromecast is for you. It’s …

Smart TV

What does Android have to do with motorcycle safety?

After a motorcycle accident in Barcelona, Skully Helmet CEO and founder Marcus Weller discovered that adding a heads-up display to a motorcycle …

Motorcycle Safety

How I replaced wired internet with 4G LTE

Thinking about making a Verizon Wireless smartphone upgrade? For subscribers with an unlimited data plan, a subsidized upgrade will cap monthly data …

Verizon

Innovation on the web lives and dies with Net Neutrality

Internet routers have the built-in capability to classify traffic. With the U.S. Appeals Court’s decision, nothing is stopping network operators from …

Net Neutrality

How MIT and Caltech's coding breakthrough could accelerate mobile network speeds

What if you could transmit data without link layer flow control bogging down throughput with retransmission requests, and also optimize the size of …

Internet of Things

Facebook shows maturity at F8 conference

On my first visit to Facebook’s new Mountain View offices, an eight-foot poster blared the company mantra at me:<p>“Move Fast and Break Things.”<p>That was …

Digital Advertising

Open source project builds mobile networks without big carriers

Open source projects garner the attention of the tech community because the passionate people behind these developments occasionally cause major …

Telecoms

MIT researchers bring Javascript to Google Glass

Earlier this week, Brandyn White, a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland, and Scott Greenwald, a PhD candidate at MIT, led a workshop at the …

Google Glass

Google plans to disrupt America’s favorite sport—but not in the way everyone expects

Google and the National Football League met recently, reigniting speculation that Google will disrupt cable and satellite television providers. By constructing its ultra high-speed Google Fiber internet service in Kansas City, Austin and Provo to create a next-generation internet test bed, Google …

Google Fiber

How the 'Internet of Thing' will become the Internet of Things

Qualcomm’s Liat Ben Zur spoke of the “Internet of Thing,” in the singular case rather than the plural, at the recent MIT Technology Review Digital …

Revenue from the Google Play store will overtake Apple’s app store in 2018

The Google Play Store mobile app revenue will catch up to Apple’s App Store in 2018, according to Radio Free Mobile analyst Richard Windsor. The sheer magnitude of Android’s 80% market share is driving app revenue growth despite lower per capita spending by Android users.<p>If Clay Christensen is …

Apps