This week, Dr. Nicole Ackermans looks at tiny electronic microflyers recently detailed in an article in Nature. The researchers based the structure of these tiny devices on airborne seeds to help stabilize them in the air.
People’s Bank of China Friday reiterated that offering trading, order matching, token issuance and derivatives for virtual currencies including overseas crypto exchanges providing services in mainland China are are strictly prohibited. We explain why higher prices for tech aren’t entirely the fault of manufacturers and how they mitigate the sting of higher pricing with additional product features. And how people have been using New Zealand’s Waipa District Council to make themselves look like their busy.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Ashley Esqueda, Roger Chang, Amos, Joe
The latest Xbox dashboard includes a Chromium-based Edge browser, New York City passes a series of laws to improve conditions for app-based delivery workers, and Epic’s Easy Anti-Cheat system now works on Linux and macOS.
How does Apple’s iPhone Pro line really compare to a more sophisticated and purpose built video DSLR? Plus Michigan is the latest region to attempt to develop a road that can wirelessly charge electric vehicles. And The Wall Street Journal’s reports on Amazon’s plans to open clothing stores.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Stephen Schleicher, Roger Chang, Joe, Amos
Microsoft announces new Surface laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, global automakers will make an estimated 7.7 million fewer vehicles due to the chip shortage, and Discord tests a YouTube integration called Watch Together.
Microsoft unveiled new products at its Surface Pro 8 event and the Defense Ministry of Lithuania issued a statement recommending citizens “not buy new Chinese phones and to get rid of those already purchased as fast as reasonable possible.”
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Amos, Joe.
Microsoft’s security team identifies a Phishing-as-a-Service organization called BulletProofLink, the European Commission will reportedly introduce a proposal for a common charger standard this week, and OnStar is coming to Amazon Echo devices.
PayPal mobile app now includes expanded bill pay, and the ability to get checks by direct deposit, and more. Marvel and SiriusXM are launching the Marvel Podcasts Unlimited channel for $4 a month. UploadVR noticed that back on April 20, Netflix listed a VR game called Eden Unearthed on Oculus’s App Lab. The game works on the Oculus Quest and Quest 2. The game is free and seemingly related to the Netflix anime series Eden.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Lamarr Wilson, Roger Chang, Joe, Amos