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“Apple is quietly rolling out a feature in its next big software update meant to prevent your iPhone's battery life from declining as quickly over time“- Business Insider
“4th of July Most Dangerous Time For Your Cell Phone”-Fox 23
“Google joins Dish in talks to create 4th mobile carrier: sources“- NY Post
“If you’re worried that Alexa knows everything about you, you’re not alone. As it turns out, you wouldn’t be wrong, either.”
- Tom’s Guide
“Jeff Bezos interrupted by a protestor asking him to do something about chicken farms” - The Verge
“Why your phone gets so damn hot and how to keep it from overheating”-Cnet
“Can't decide which meal to order? Google can now do it for you” - Cnet
“Google Maps can now predict how crowded your bus or train will be” - BGR
This week, Google introduced crowdedness predictions in Google Maps. You can now see how crowded your train, bus, or subway is likely to be based on past rides.
“The Pentagon has a laser that identifies people by their heartbeat” - Engadget
Biometric identification has become part of everyday life. We've got facial recognition in airports, cars that can be unlocked just by looking at them, technology that detects a person's unique way of walking, and of course the ubiquitous fingerprint, used for everything from smart phones to event ticketing. Next on the agenda? Your heartbeat.
“Technology isn't always foolproof, as about 100 Colorado drivers learned when Google Maps offered them a supposedly quick way out of a traffic jam.”
- Eyewitness News 3
Have you heard about “Deepfake” yet?
Augmented reality manipulating videos and pictures to sing/say anything you want.
Click the video above to find out more!
Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ rerelease
“[It’s] not an extended cut, but there will be a version going into theaters with a bit of a marketing push with a few new things at the end of the movie,” Feige told ScreenRant. “If you stay and watch the movie, after the credits, there’ll be a deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises. Which will be next weekend.” - The Verge
The Last Trailer before Stranger Things 3 comes out on Netflix!
“Smartphones might be to blame for odd bone spikes growing on skulls, study claims“
-The Washington Post
“YouTube’s AR ads let you try on virtual makeup alongside beauty Vloggers“
- The Verge
“Apple recalls older 15-inch MacBook Pros because the batteries could catch fire“
Winston Moy (Youtuber) grates cheese with prototype Mac Pro Grille
“Galaxy Note 10 leak reveals a futuristic feature you won’t find on any iPhone“-BGR
“..The Note 10 will have bezels as narrow as the iPhone, and that’s possible thanks to a new display innovation: Sound on Display (SoD) tech. Instead of having to place a speaker at the top of the phone, Samsung can turn the screen itself into a speaker. This tech has been in the making for quite a while, and Samsung is one of the two companies that can pull it off. The other one is LG, which launched its LG V8 ThinQ earlier this year, the world’s first phone with SoD tech. LG, however, hasn’t been able to match Samsung for a long time when it comes to flagship smartphone sales. - Chris Smith
“Volvo and Uber's first self-driving car is ready for the road“-Engadget
Two years later, Volvo and Uber are ready to show off their first purpose-built self-driving car. They've introduced a variant of the XC90 SUV that's designed to accept and work with Uber's autonomous driving system from the outset. It packs sensors both above and built-in to help the vehicle navigate city streets on its own.- Jon Fingas