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Warby Parker’s app lets you try before you buy

Published on 02/04/2019 @ 9 AM EST
Using AR and face mapping, Warby Parker’s latest app update lets users see what the eyewear looks like on their own face. Shoppers can swipe through styles and instantly buy the pair that looks best. This is an upgrade on the original Face ID feature which scanned shoppers’ faces to determine the best style.

China’s automated boat can also launch rockets

Published on 02/03/2019 @ 1 AM EST
Designed for tracking global weather patterns, the unmanned semi-submersible vehicle (USSV) can launch rockets to better track metrics during severe sea conditions.

This robot valet can park your car for you

Published on 02/03/2019 @ 1 AM EST
Launching as a three-month trial at Gatwick Airport, Stan is a robot that functions similarly to a forklift. It will lift your vehicle from the loading zone and drop it off in one of 270 parking spots. The airport thinks this method could replace 6,000 parking spaces with this technology, without the need for more land.

Apple also blocks Google’s internal apps

Published on 02/01/2019 @ 9 AM EST
Just like they did to Facebook, Apple has blocked Google’s internal and employee apps. The reason is similar to the Screenwise Meter app pays users in gift cards for allowing Google to monitor their data usage. While similar to the Facebook blocking, the Google app actually launched back in 2012. The block includes earlier versions of Gmail, Google Maps, Hangouts, and more.

Waze Beacons help with underground navigation

Published on 02/01/2019 @ 9 AM EST
The driving navigation app has been installing Beacons in tunnels throughout NYC and Chicago. The goal is to keep drivers connected where they usually lose signal, for improved navigation.

Jaguar Land Rover introducing self-driving safety features

Published on 01/26/2019 @ 1 AM EST
The car brand is testing projection technology for self-driving vehicles. The projector displays lights on the road, indicating the direction the vehicle is traveling.