Hugo Barra to Work On Oculus VR at Facebook
Facebook today said that former Google and Xiaomi exec Hugo Barra will join the company's virtual reality team. Barra plans to work on Facebook's Oculus project after taking some time off. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, "Hugo shares my belief that virtual and augmented reality will be the next major computing platform. They'll enable us to experience completely new things and be more creative than ever before. Hugo is going to help build that future." Barra most recently helped Chinese company Xiaomi expand beyond its own borders into India and other Asia/Pacific markets. Prior to Xiaomi, Barra helped develop the Android platform for Google. Barra announced plans to leave Xiaomi earlier this week for health reasons.
Apple Says iOS 11.3 to Add Battery Tool, More Animoji, Better AR
Jan 24, 2018
Apple today previewed iOS 11.3, a system update that will give iPhone owners with a significant number of new tools and features. First up, iOS 11.3 provides iPhone users with more control over their handset's battery performance.
Xiaomi's Hugo Barra to Return to Silicon Valley
Jan 23, 2017
Xiaomi executive Hugo Barra has left his job at the China-based company in order to return Silicon Valley. Xiaomi poached Barra from Google back in 2013, when he worked on the Android team.
Facebook Says It Will Do More to Protect User Data from Apps
Mar 21, 2018
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today outlined several steps the company has taken and plans to take to protect users in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In 2013, an app developer created a personality quiz that was used by 300,000 people.
Apple Releases iOS 11.3 for iPhones
Mar 29, 2018
Apple today made iOS 11.3 available to the general public after testing it privately the last few months. First, iOS 11.3 provides iPhone users with more control over their phone's battery performance.
Coolpad Sues Xiaomi Over Patents
May 11, 2018
Coolpad's China-based business has sued Xiaomi for violating its patented technology. Coolpad Group's Yulong Computer Telecommunications Scientific business unit filed lawsuits against three Xiaomi entities: Xiaomi Telecom Technology, Xiaomi Technology, and Xiaomi Factory.