Happy Wednesday, Austin! Here's some of the news in tech that's making blogs buzz this morning:
Tech agendas on the campaign trail
Hillary Clinton released her tech agenda on Monday, which The New York Times describes as being themed, "technology should be an engine of equality rather than elitism" and which The Washington Post calls "an economic plan in disguise." It addresses STEM education, next-gen wireless services, net neutrality, patent law and more.
Will this guy make Google your home hub?
Recode profiles Mario Quieroz, the product manager behind Chromecast and the man Google is betting will make Google Home a competitor to Amazon's Echo and whatever Apple does in the home automation space.
Windows 10 news
Microsoft may have inadvertently let the cat out of the OS bag in revealing that Aug. 2 is the release date for its big Windows 10 anniversary update. That might be a nice distraction from grumbling about its Win 10 automatic updates and how it had to pay one woman $10,000 for an update she didn't want.
Evernote price increases
Evernote has raised prices on its paid service and introduced limitations to its free version (you can only use it on two devices at a time now if you don't want to pay). Lifehacker reports that the change will start around Aug. 15 for some users.
Wal-Mart goes Prime-ish
Wal-Mart is offering a 30-day trial of ShippingPass, an Amazon Prime-like two-day shipping service, Reuters reports. It's about half the cost at $49 a year, versus $99 a year for Amazon Prime.
News on Open Source is free and unlimited. Access to the rest of 512tech.com comes with an American-Statesman digital subscription, which also includes myStatesman.com and the ePaper edition. Subscribe at statesman.com/subscribe.