All The News You Missed Overnight: Jony Ive's Promotion, Google's Smart Home And More

Technology is filled with all kinds of rumours, real and fabricated. It gives us a look at what might be and will be. All The News You Missed Overnight gathers the whispers all in one place to help you catch up.

Apple CEO Tim Cook penned a short memo overnight, informing employees of a promotion for Jony Ive.

Everyone's favourite iDesigner has now been elevated to the position of Chief Design Officer at Apple. Ive's current position will be split in two. A head of Industrial Design and a head of User Design have been appointed to take over the day-to-day.

Can you imagine how much Ive is being paid these days?

This week at Google I/O, we’re likely to learn more about Brillo, Google’s oddly-named new operating system for low-powered devices that are perfect for a smart home or internet of things setup. The news about Brillo is intriguing for two reasons.

One, it shows that Google still hasn’t given up on the internet of things dream, which means we can probably expect some smart home devices running Brillo in coming years. And two, it suggests that Google may be trying to distance itself from Nest, its previous smart home product.

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