Recommended Reading: Microsoft bets big on a smaller Surface

Surface Go is Microsoft's big bet on a tiny-computer future Lauren Goode, Wired Microsoft debuted its much-rumored smaller Surface device this week, hoping to tempt the Windows faithful with a compact $399 option. Wired has a detailed look at the...

Recommended Reading: Self-driving cars still have a lot to learn

Self-driving cars are headed toward an AI roadblock Russell Brandom, The Verge It's no secret that the auto industry is racing towards production of fully autonomous vehicles. A number of companies say they can achieve the feat in the next year or...

Recommended Reading: Fixing Apple Maps

Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up Matthew Panzarino, TechCrunch It's no secret that Apple Maps has lagged behind other options like Google Maps and Waze, but that may not be the case for much longer. TechCrunch has details on how Eddy Cu...

Recommended Reading: The rise of ‘Desus & Mero’

How 'Desus & Mero' conquered late night Jazmine Hughes, The New York Times It's nothing new for a popular podcast to make the leap to a television show or movie, but that's not stopping Showtime. This week, the network tapped Desus Nice and Th...

Recommended Reading: An NBA exec and some mysterious Twitter accounts

The curious case of Bryan Colangelo and the secret Twitter account Ben Detrick, The Ringer Even though he won't admit it, one of the NBA's biggest stars, Kevin Durant, almost certainly used a burner Twitter account to clap back at the haters. That...

Recommended Reading: The fate of Facebook’s free internet project

What happened to Facebook's grand plan to wire the world? Jessi Hempel, Wired For years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg touted the company's Internet.org initiative that sought to bring connectivity to everyone in the world. It was presented an ambi...

Recommended Reading: Google Assistant’s new bag of tricks

Google's Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet Richard Nieva, CNET Google has big plans for Assistant, and some of what it showed at I/O this week is equal parts fascinating and worrisome. CNET took a closer look at the so-called Du...

Recommended Reading: The ‘Stories’ invasion won’t relent anytime soon

Why 'Stories' Took Over Your Smartphone Ian Bogost, The Atlantic Snapchat may have created the monster, but in nearly every social (and some not-so-social) app you fire up, you'll be greeted with a feed of Stories. In fact, Facebook says the forma...

Recommended Reading: Facebook’s influence on Instagram

Instagram looks like Facebook's best hope Sarah Frier, Bloomberg Businessweek With all the attention on Mark Zuckerberg's visit to DC this week, it can be easy to lose sight of an important detail: Facebook also owns Instagram. Of course, this mea...