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Apple removes four iPhone models

Published on 07/17/2019 @ 8 AM EST
Apple will be nixing the iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6S Plus, and iPhone SE as a way to “boost both profit and revenue,” according to The Economic Times. The biggest impact will be in India where these models are most popular.

Google Maps features bike-sharing status

Published on 07/17/2019 @ 8 AM EST
Rolling out in 24 cities in 16 countries, the navigation app now shows real-time status of bike-sharing stations, including just how many bikes are available. This new feature also shows availability for drop-offs.

Neuralink brain-reading “threads” idea explained

Published on 07/17/2019 @ 8 AM EST
In a white paper titled “Elon Musk & Neuralink,” the founder explains how the use of threads will integrate with human brains, allowing paralyzed humans to access and control devices such as smartphones. The threads are thinner than a strand of human hair and the idea is they will be easier to insert while the likelihood of damage is less.

Facebook offers UK users reporting options

Published on 07/16/2019 @ 8 AM EST
Users in the UK are now able to report ads they believe to be a scam. It requires four steps in total and will generate a detailed report for review. For now, it’s limited to users in the UK.

AI takes one second to solve Rubik’s Cube

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Published on 07/16/2019 @ 8 AM EST
Developed by researchers at the University of California, an algorithm called DeepCubeA took an average of 28 moves to complete the puzzle whereas humans take an average of 50. Taking just 0.38 seconds, DeepCubeA learned the fastest path through 1,000 attempts.

AI used to develop vaccine

Published on 07/16/2019 @ 8 AM EST
The first drug developed by artificial intelligence is a vaccine for the flu. Smart Algorithms for Medical Discovery (SAM) was given information about compounds that help the immune system along with those that don’t. From this input, SAM created a flu vaccine that has so far proven effective in animals.