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DJI to allow drone-to-phone tracking

Published on 11/16/2019 @ 1 AM EST

Using only Wi-Fi, users would be able to track drones with their smartphone in an app, according to DJI. Information such as altitude, speed, direction, and location would all be accessible. DJI says it’s all in the name of “enhanced safety, security and peace of mind.”

Google antitrust extends to Android

Published on 11/16/2019 @ 1 AM EST

The antitrust probe originally began with Google’s advertising and is now targeting Android for its use of consumer data. The tech giant hasn’t made a comment since their September blog post about cooperation.

Apple debuts Research app for health

Published on 11/15/2019 @ 9 AM EST

After Stanford declares the Apple Watch can accurately detect heart issues, Apple is now running three new research studies including women’s health, movement, and hearing. The smartwatch will gather data from the users after they answer a series of questions.

Stanford publishes Apple Watch HR study

Published on 11/14/2019 @ 10 AM EST

Featuring heart-rate data collected from Apple Watch users, Standford’s paper in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes the Apple Watch is able to detect atrial fibrillation. This is a condition that causes heart failure, blood clots, and stroke. The study included 400,000 volunteers.

Facebook launches payment feature

Published on 11/13/2019 @ 9 AM EST

Called Facebook Pay, it allows users to send money across all Facebook-owned apps including Whatsapp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger. Along with sending payments, the feature will allow payment history, cross-app payments, and real-time customer support.

Google patient data app under investigation

Published on 11/13/2019 @ 9 AM EST

Project Nightingale is a partnership with Ascension that gives Google access to individuals’ medical records. As soon as it was announced, the Office for Civil Rights stated it will begin a federal inquiry to ensure the project is entirely HIPAA compliant.