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Kanye West debuts algae sneakers

Published on 11/17/2019 @ 1 AM EST

Called the Yeezy Foam Runner, the unique and futuristic shoes are made from algae foam. They’ll be available in 2020 and cost $75, according to a tweet. According to Kanye West, “we’re going to be farming and going seed to sole.”

Experts say SpaceX satellites are bad for space

Published on 11/17/2019 @ 1 AM EST

While the FCC granted permission for the launch of 30,000 Starlink satellites, astronomers say it could make their jobs harder. James Lowenthal, an astronomer at Smith College, says “it potentially threatens the science of astronomy itself.”

Google launches pronunciation tool

Published on 11/17/2019 @ 1 AM EST

In a blog, Google revealed a new Search tool that helps users pronounce difficult or foreign words. The tool will show pronunciation alongside Google Images for visual queues, making the word easier to remember.

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.

Police can search DNA websites

Published on 11/16/2019 @ 1 AM EST

A judge issued a warrant that allowed a Florida detective full access to DNA profiles of millions of users at once. This included users who hadn’t opted in for making their DNA available for searches. Police have already used DNA website GEDMatch to catch the Golden State Killer.