Android M developer preview available today on Nexus devices

Google’s new version of Android will be available to developers starting today, when they’ll be able to install it on the Nexus 5, 6, 9, and Player to start trying it out. Android M includes a number of important and interesting changes to the operating system, including a mobile payments system and more intuitive app permissions. The OS will likely receive a public release this fall, but Google is releasing this preview now so that developers can make sure their apps run properly and take advantage of the latest features.

Check out our Google I/O Live Blog for the latest updates and our Google hub for all the news!

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Author: Jacob Kastrenakes

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Sense8 review: the creators of The Matrix find a new home on TV

Nobody has ever accused the Wachowskis of being short on ideas. The filmmaking team behind movies like Cloud Atlas and the Matrix trilogy have built a career on creating worlds you’ve never seen and spelunking deep into the depths of a million navel-gazing questions about the nature of existence and our place in the universe. What they’ve struggled with — particularly over the past 10 years — have been characters worth caring about.

After Bound (a criminally underrated bit of character-heavy noir) and the original The Matrix (which owed its success to bringing laser-sharp archetypes to life as much it did to stunning visual effects), Andy and Lana Wachowski have largely been out in the wilderness, making movies about stylistic…

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Watch 7 minutes of Batman: Arkham Knight gameplay

There have been a lot of trailers for the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight, detailing everything from the weaponized new Batmobile to some of the new playable characters. But the latest gives perhaps the clearest look at the game yet: it’s seven minutes of pure gameplay, letting you watch as Batman infiltrates a Scarecrow safe house and beats up a whole lot of thugs along the way. It doesn’t look radically different from past Arkham games, but you do get some cool new gadgets to play with. Arkham Knight is launching on June 23rd for PS4, Xbox One, and PC — for more on the game, check out Polygon‘s new hands-on preview.

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Is This Planned Ghost Town the City of the Future?

Is This Planned Ghost Town the City of the Future?

At the end of a six-mile road in a dry valley in southern New Mexico, researchers are building a first-of-its-kind testing ground for the future. Here among the cottonwoods and coyotes, they are creating a city designed to serve as a living laboratory for the latest in cutting-edge technology, such as goods-delivering drones and roads […]

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Author: James Daly

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