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The European Union Wants a Common Charger for All Phones

Published on 01/18/2020 @ 3 AM EST

To save electronic waste, the European Union is proposing to go for a common charger for all phones. “We are drowning in an ocean of electronic waste,” said Roza Thun, a member of the European Parliament from Poland. “Demand grows and with it waste and exploitation of natural resources.”

Oculus Go from Facebook Gets a Permanent $50 Price Cut

Published on 01/18/2020 @ 3 AM EST

The popular VR headset from Facebook, Oculus Go, gets a permanent $50 price cut and is available now for only $149. The company tells UploadVR. “We are applying comparable discounts across all countries where Go is sold. Updated pricing is rolling out to all channels.”

Mojo Vision Demos a Futuristic AR Contact Lens

Published on 01/17/2020 @ 6 AM EST

The startup Mojo Vision has recently come up with a futuristic AR contact lens concept. The lens mounted to a handheld stick can help you peer through to see a demo loop comprised of green text overlaid on real-world objects.

Fitbit Releases Blood Oxygen Monitoring

Published on 01/16/2020 @ 8 AM EST

Coming ahead of Apple Watch, Fitbit will be enabling blood oxygen level (Sp02) tracking on some of its smartwatches and fitness trackers with a software update. Sp02 levels usually help with more accurate sleep tracking as well as detecting health issues like sleep apnea.

Disney+ Was the Most Downloaded App in the US in Q4 2019

Published on 01/15/2020 @ 5 AM EST

The app was launched in mid-November, 2019 and since then, Disney+ was downloaded more than 30 million times in Q4 2019. This is more than double the numbers of its nearest competitor, TikTok.

Super Nintendo World will make visitors experience video games in real life

Published on 01/14/2020 @ 10 AM EST

About to be launched this summer 2020 at Osaka, Japan, Super Nintendo World is planning a theme park that will blend the physical world with the world of the video game. Universal Studios Japan said in a press release, "While wearing the power-up bands, guests can collect digital coins just like Mario does in the games.