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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …