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October 8, 2016

Recommended Reading: Behind the scenes of Google’s Pixel phones

by John_A

Behind the Pixel:
Google’s First Real
Threat to Apple’s iPhone

Mark Gurman,
Bloomberg

Before Google’s Pixel event had even started on Tuesday, Bloomberg already posted a behind-the-scenes article on how the phones were made. There’s some solid perspective to complement all of the news and analysis you’ve likely already read, so this is certainly worth as you settle in for a relaxing weekend.

Not Another Fembot
Kate Knibbs, The Ringer

HBO’s new series Westworld does more than just rehash the same ol’ female AI or fembot tropes we typically see in movies and television. And doing so made the characters much more interesting.

The Human Remembering Machine
Adrienne LaFrance, The Atlantic

Scientists have developed a new mathematical model to better understand how human memory works. Their findings could have wide-reaching implications for how computer systems store information.

Making a Big Budget Video Game Is Riskier and Harder Than Ever. So Why Do It?
Emanuel Maiberg, Motherboard

Gears of War 4 debuts next week and while the reviews are in, Motherboard offers some perspective on why pricey games are such a risk and what it takes to make one.

Not OK, Google
Natasha Lomas, TechCrunch

Google’s new Pixel phones, WiFi routers and Home hub will give the company more access to your life than ever before. Google Assistant seems handy enough on paper, but what are the trade-offs in terms of privacy?

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