Google Now and the predictive future of search by TheVerge
The Verge interviews the engineering team behind Google Now on Android to find out what’s next for the innovative search feature. Google executives Hugo Barra, Scott Huffman, Jeff Dean, and Vincent Vanhoucke tell the story behind how Google Now came into being and why it represents the best of Google.
The Art of Apps
This is a new gallery showing on SoHo that displays beautiful apps designed for iOS. You can get The Verge’s full story at the source or watch the interviews at the video above.
Paul leaves the internet
The Verge intern editor Paul Miller has embarked on a journey to live a full year without internet access. He will be doing his job and living his life as normal, only he won’t be using the web or any sort of internet connectivity. Watch the video and let him tell you more about it. It sounds incredibly exciting and I am looking forward to his progress and the outcome.
An app like Currents should — particularly if it wants to actually be competitive with Flipboard or Zite — be pulling in news content from every source available, especially real-time sharing networks like Twitter and Facebook. Then it should apply smart filters and recommendations to those streams, to help news consumers sort and understand that information better. Instead, Currents feels about as innovative as your garden-variety app from a traditional magazine — in other words, not very innovative at all. More than anything, it feels like a giant missed opportunity.