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Welcome to the weekend. We're looking back at all the big Google I/O news, as well as an easy way to fix WannaCry.
Android in cars, laptops, VR and, oh yeah -- on phones too. AI-powered everything and Google Assistant everywhere. That about covers what we saw at I/O, but if you missed anything, just dive into our posts from this week -- starting with the opening keynote live blog.
A Washington DC court has struck down regulations that required hobbyist drone owners to register their equipment with the government. Surprisingly, the drone industry is for "reasonable" registration, and it's possible that Congress may step in to establish the FAA's authority here firmly.
After a week, the rate of WannaCry ransomware infections has mostly ebbed, but if you do get hit there may be an easy fix. Security researchers created a program called wanakiwi that can find the encryption keys and restore your files for free, but it will only work if the affected device hasn't been restarted yet.
But back in January, five states introduced "right to repair" bills that would force Apple and other device manufacturers to give the public access to proper instructions and components. Unfortunately, tech giants are lobbying to kill those bills before they're passed.
Earlier this week we received renders that may represent the look of the iPhone 8. According to our source, we'll see a device with a vertically-oriented rear camera setup, plus a dual front camera and a home button that's integrated with the screen.
While Microsoft has said, "there's no such thing as a Surface Pro 5." @evleaks has a picture of an as-yet unannounced device that will simply go by the name "Surface Pro."
But wait, there's more...
- Bad Password: Trump's cybersecurity order delivers nothing but more surveillance
- Samsung DeX review: The Galaxy S8 doubles as a desktop, but most people can stay away.
- The Android O beta is available now
- Apple is reportedly announcing a slew of MacBook updates next month