Mark Harris / IEEE Spectrum:
How Google set some test parameters when it passed Nevada’s autonomous vehicle testing license exam in 2012 — How Google’s Autonomous Car Passed the First U.S. State Self-Driving Test — Regulations governing Google’s experimental self-driving cars will come into effect on California’s roads starting 16 September.
Mark Harris / IEEE Spectrum:
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
Motorola to open pre-orders for new Moto X, restock Moto 360 on Tuesday — Last week, Motorola finally took the wraps off of a handful of new products. The new Moto G and Moto 360 went on sale almost immediately, but the new Moto X was teased as being available later this month.
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Facebook is under fire from gay and transgender users who are being forced to use real names — There have been multiple reports that Facebook is forcing gay and transgender users to use their legal names instead of their online personas or chosen names, as part of a crackdown on pseudonyms, despite the danger this poses to some users
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Mashable:
Russian social network VKontakte starts shutting down accounts that promote ISIS — Russia’s ‘Facebook’ Cracking Down on ISIS Accounts — The Islamic State may soon be running out of social networks — When Twitter ramped up its crackdown on several accounts in the wake of the brutal beheading …
Signe Brewster / Gigaom:
Airware partners with NASA to develop drone air traffic control system — The San Francisco startup develops hardware and software that help drones avoid collisions and safely return to their operators. — News broke last week that NASA is building an air traffic control system …
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Public version of Google Chrome for Mac will go exclusively 64-bit in November — Last month Google released a 64-bit version of the Chrome browser for OS X on its developer channel. However, this version of the app has not yet been made available to the general public.
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Steve Jobs and several other tech execs have imposed time limits on their kids’ use of gadgets — Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent — When Steve Jobs was running Apple, he was known to call journalists to either pat them on the back for a recent article or, more often than not, explain how they got it wrong.
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Tim Cook on Charlie Rose: no plans for social networking; Apple’s top competitor is Google — Tim Cook says Apple could have made a bigger iPhone ‘years ago’ — Apple CEO tells Charlie Rose the company’s been patient — Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company could have made a larger iPhone long ago …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Accessory makers hit delays as iPhone 6 production eats up Lightning connector supplies — Record shipments of Apple’s new iPhone 6 models unveiled this week might mean more headaches for companies building accessories with Apple’s Lightning connectors. Several sources tell us in the lead …