Google to shut down Android Things
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Things ain’t what they used to be

Google plans to shut down Android Things, a stripped-down version of Android designed for smart home devices.

Facebook wants to read your mind
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It really doesn't

Facebook told employees this week that it's developing a tool to summarise news articles so users won't have to read them. It laid out early plans for a neural sensor to detect people's thoughts and translate them into action.

Facebook investigated by Germans
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Watchdogs eye Oculus VR changes

Facebook is being investigated in Germany for linking usage of its Oculus VR headset to having a Facebook account.

Google Nest will work with Samsung SmartThings
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Hatchet buried

After a spat that has been going on for years, Google and Samsung now say they want to work together on smart home compatibility.

French will create augmented soldiers
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Will surrender at the push of a button

The French armed forces now have permission to develop "augmented soldiers" following a report from a military ethics committee.