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“VR lets you fire a virtual employee to practice doing it for real” - Cnet
“Instagram is testing a way to hide your likes and video views.” - Cnet
“A Tesla owner implanted the RFID chip from her Model 3’s keycard into her arm” - The Verge
“Apple May Turn to iPad as Its First Folding Device (Report)” - Tom’s Guide
AMAZON finally gave its Alexa users the option to block recordings of them having sex. - The Sun
“Watch Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 Unpacked event here at 4PM ET” - Engadget
“T-Mobile Just Backed Out of Galaxy Fold Relaunch”- Tom’s Guide
“Japanese Flying Car Actually Flies” - Tom’s Guide
“Best Buy has the 2019 MacBook Air for $900” - CNET
“AT&T employees bribed to infect mobile network with malware, DOJ alleges” - CNET
“A Facebook mind-reading device wants you to type with your brain“ - Cnet
“Are generic phone chargers safe? Woman suffers neck burn after charging phone in bed“ - Today
“What to Do If Your Smartphone’s Battery Is Swollen“ - Tom’s Guide
“T-Mobile Galaxy Note 10 may get BOGO pre-order deal” - TMO News
“Here’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 in its pink color variant” - 9to5Google
“AI is getting more in touch with your emotions” - Cnet
“Stop robocalls to your phone for good“ - Cnet
“You can save up to $600 when you trade in your old phone for a Galaxy Note 10” - Android Central
”Regal Cinemas is launching an unlimited movie subscription service” - The Verge
“T-Mobile-Sprint merger gains Justice Department OK thanks to Dish”- Cnet
“Galaxy Fold: Samsung will relaunch its foldable phone in September” - Cnet
“How to use the iPhone Migration Tool in iOS 12.4 and higher” -9to5Mac
“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!
“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