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Apple knocks 3rd party battery fixes

Published on 08/08/2019 @ 9 AM EST

According to iFixit, both iOS 12 and 13 beta show a message telling users their battery needs servicing if it’s been replaced by a 3rd party. This means the brand is requiring all battery fixes to be done via Apple (or one of its Authorized Service Providers).

Samsung and Microsoft announce partnership

Published on 08/07/2019 @ 5 PM EST

At Samsung Unpacked 2019, Samsung CEO DJ Koh was joined by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to announce their partnership. The partnership seeks to create a unified experience across devices and services.

Google Fit adds sleep tracking features

Published on 08/05/2019 @ 8 AM EST

The fitness app is now able to determine and track sleep patterns and even gives insight into how much sleep a user needs. The app update also includes dark mode, iOS route maps, and tracked workouts from 3rd party apps and wearables.

Amazon to cease Dash orders Aug 31

Published on 08/04/2019 @ 1 AM EST

The smart ordering buttons will no longer be taking orders from August 31st, despite claiming they’d fulfill orders for as long as customers used them. In February, the brand announced the discontinuation of Dash button sales but said they'd still provide support.

Swiss delivery drone crashes near kids

Published on 08/03/2019 @ 1 AM EST

After a near-miss crash of just 50 yards from school children, Switzerland is putting the drone delivery program on hold. The parachute didn’t fully deploy because one of its connecting cords was severed by the drone, leading to a crash.

New laser can deliver audio

Published on 08/03/2019 @ 1 AM EST

The Pentagon announced they’ve developed a laser and plasma that can transmit messages and sound files over great distances. Although details are scarce, the technology would be first used for crowd management.