Tag Archive: Chief

Google’s Chief Game Designer leaves company, wants to actually design games again

Sometimes you realise it’s just time to move on.

Noah Falstein has left his post as Google’s Chief Game Designer after four years with the company, making the announcement official in a post on his blog. Falstein explains that he’s leaving because “the opportunity to actually build the big, consequential games” had “failed to materialize”.

While you might be thinking “Why would Google design games themselves?”, keep in mind the historical context at the time of Falstein’s  [Read More…]

Samsung chief arrested in South Korea over bribing charges

Samsung Group’s de facto leader Jay Y. Lee is facing jail time over bribery charges in presidential scandal.

Samsung Electronics vice chairman and heir-apparent to Samsung Group Jay Y. Lee was arrested on Friday morning in South Korea on bribery charges linked to a presidential corruption probe. Last month, a Korean special prosecutor sought an arrest warrant for Lee, but a judge ultimately turned down the request. This time around, the judge granted the arrest after “new  [Read More…]

Hail to the Chief with these Presidential wallpapers

Presidents Day is about more than selling mattresses.

Though it may be called different things around the country, Presidents Day is a celebration of our nation’s founder George Washington and the Presidents that have followed in his footsteps. It is a day to brush up on our history, a day to celebrate our unique American experience… and yeah, it’s another excuse for car dealerships and mattress stores to push some product the American capitalist way. In the  [Read More…]

Making the Porsche Mate 9: A conversation with Porsche Design and Huawei’s Chief Design Officers

Joon-Suh Kim and Roland Heiler on their companies’ partnership, and the first Huawei/Porsche Design product — the new Mate 9.

An unexpected arrival alongside the regular Huawei Mate 9, the curvy, ridiculously-specced Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 is supposed to represent the peak of smartphone technology and design. With a curved screen, pitch-black anodized aluminum rear, a 4,000mAh battery, 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, this phone would turn heads even without a major luxury  [Read More…]

Google security chief says the Pixels are as secure as the iPhone

It seems to be common knowledge today that if you want a secure device in your life you should buy an iPhone and not an Android device. But, Google Security Director – Adrian Ludwig has a very different view of things. In a recent interview with Motherboard during the O’Reilly Security Conference, Mister Ludwig assured

Android security chief: There’s no doubt Google Pixel is as secure as the iPhone

We’ve been saying it for years, but Android’s director of security, Adrian Ludwig, put it on the record.

At the O’Reilly Security Conference in New York City, Ludwig told Motherboard that there’s no doubt that the Google Pixel and the iPhone are on par when it comes to security. “For almost all threat models…they are nearly identical in terms of their platform-level capabilities.”

He added, “In the long term, the open ecosystem of Android is going to  [Read More…]

The Nexus line is dead, says Android chief

The Pixel will be like any other Android phone in one important area.

Google’s Nexus line is dead, says Hiroshi Lockheimer, head of Android engineering at Google.

The Google executive spoke to Bloomberg about the decision this week as it launched its own Pixel phones, saying that “there is no plan right now to do more Nexus devices,” squashing the persistent rumors that the company was working with Huawei to built a Nexus 7 tablet successor.

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Google’s enterprise apps chief moves to run its VR business

Google for Work president Amit Singh announced today he will be leaving that gig to lead the business and operations for Google’s recently formed VR unit.

Singh use his Twitter feed (via Recode), to make the announcement:

Thrilled to be joining Google VR team to lead biz and ops. Incredibly proud of @googleforwork and where they are headed

— Amit Singh (@aksingh77) May 13, 2016

Singh has been president of Google for  [Read More…]

Facebook poaches Google ATAP chief Regina Dugan to lead new hardware division

Facebook has hired Regina Dugan, the head of Google’s Advanced Technologies and Projects group, also known as ATAP. Dugan will lead a new group inside Facebook called Building 8, which will focus on building new hardware for the company, according to The Verge.

Dugan says that she is sad to be leaving ATAP, despite her excitement for her new role.

On the other hand, I am sad to leave the pirates of ATAP. Each of our efforts to create  [Read More…]

Samsung names Dongjin Koh new smartphone business chief

Samsung has named a new president of mobile communications in Dongjin Koh, who was previously head of the company’s mobile research and development arm.