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Waymo debuts iOS app for robot taxis

Published on 12/07/2019 @ 1 AM EST

With 100,000 logged trips since its launch in 2017, Waymo is expanding by adding an iOS app, joining the Google Play app which debuted in April 2019. While the current coverage area is only in Phoenix, this addition probably means they’re looking to expand.

Twitter launches popular retweets account

Published on 12/06/2019 @ 8 AM EST

Called @TwitterRetweets, the account's sole purpose is to retweet some of the most popular tweets on the platform. In an effort to highlight the more positive sides of Twitter, the brand also launched its own Instagram in September to share screenshots of popular tweets.

iPhone 11 always checking location

Published on 12/06/2019 @ 8 AM EST

Apple says the reason it seems like the iPhone 11 is constantly tracking a user’s location is so it can verify if the device is allowed to legally use the ultra wideband chips. The checks are “entirely on the device,” according to Apple, and therefore it’s not collecting data.

Carriers over-promised 5G coverage

Published on 12/06/2019 @ 8 AM EST

In a report, it was determined that 62% of the 5G network tests of T-Mobile, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular did not meet the minimum download requirement. The FCC won’t be punishing the carriers, though they have replaced the $4.5 billion towards the Mobility Fund II 4G LTE plan with a $9 billion to a 5G deployment fund.

Opera gets blanket dark mode

Published on 12/05/2019 @ 9 AM EST

Even for webpages without design for it, Opera for Android is converting sites into dark mode to relieve strain on the user’s eyes. Version 55 also dims the browser while turning whites into black.

Yale creates cellular lung “blueprint”

Published on 12/05/2019 @ 9 AM EST

Researchers at Yale say they have “created a cellular blueprint of the human lung” which could be used to bioengineer new lungs for patients. The blueprint also allows researchers to better understand lung function and disease.