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Peloton’s fitness app is available now on Apple TV

Published on 06/03/2020 @ 6 AM EST
Peloton introduced an Apple TV app, providing easy access to its full library of live and on-demand workout videos on the big screen. The app gives access to thousands of workouts related to cycling, running, walking, strength training, yoga, stretching, and more.

Google’s latest Pixel features include a ‘safety check’

Published on 06/03/2020 @ 5 AM EST
The Personal Safety app on Pixel 4 will now be available on all Pixel devices, and car crash detection is also coming to Pixel 3. (Car crash detection is not available in all languages or countries. As announced on the update, "We’re introducing new safety features, too, like safety check, which schedules a check-in from the app at a later time. For example, if you’re about to go on a run or hike alone, safety check will make sure you made it back safely. If you don’t respond to the scheduled check-in, the app will alert your emergency contacts. In the event that you need immediate help or are in a dangerous situation, emergency sharing notifies all of your emergency contacts and shares your real-time location through Google Maps so they can send help or find you."

Waymo’s self-driving vans will resume operations in the Bay Area streets on June 8th

Published on 06/01/2020 @ 4 AM EST
A spokesperson has confirmed a report in The Verge that Waymo’s autonomous minivans will return to San Francisco Bay Area streets on June 8th. The company isn’t carrying passengers, however. It will instead carry out “charitable delivery support to community partners,” according to the spokesperson. 

SpaceX’s first crewed spacecraft successfully docks with the International Space Station

Published on 06/01/2020 @ 4 AM EST
Onboard Crew Dragon were NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, the test pilots selected to be the first-ever humans to fly onboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. They are also the first people ever to make the trip to orbit aboard a spacecraft built by a private company. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon ‘Endeavor’ successfully docked with the International Space Station as planned on Sunday morning (May 31, 2020), marking another key milestone during this historic Commercial Crew demonstration mission it’s conducting with NASA. 

Zoom is launching a stronger encryption for paying customers

Published on 05/30/2020 @ 4 PM EST
As reported by Reuters, Zoom plans to roll out this stronger encryption only to users who pay for Zoom, not those who use the free tier of the service.

Google’s ‘Sodar’ is an AR tool for social distancing

Published on 05/30/2020 @ 4 PM EST
Introduced by the Experiments with Google account on Twitter — Sodar is an AR tool that creates a six feet or two-meter radius ring around you through your phone screen. The tool’s purpose is to give you a way to visualize how far six feet is supposed to be and adjust to the new normal as lockdowns start to ease up.