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Google Home app includes light color control

Published on 02/28/2019 @ 8 AM EST

The latest software update for the Google Home app lets users change the color of smart lights. While voice control was already an option for those with Google Assistant compatibility, the app now lets users sidestep each device’s native app for more streamlined control.

Doctor at MWC uses 5G for remote surgery

Published on 02/28/2019 @ 8 AM EST

Dr. Antonio Maria de Lacy, the chief of the gastrointestinal surgery unit at Hospital Clinic Barcelona, used a 5G connection at MWC 2019 to guide surgeons during a procedure. He successfully monitored and instructed the surgeons in removing a colon tumor while three miles away from the hospital.

FedEx’s delivery bot will debut this summer

AI
Published on 02/27/2019 @ 9 AM EST

The SameDayBot is in development with Dean Kamen, Segway and iBot wheelchair inventor. The goal for this autonomous delivery bot is for retailers to accept, process, and deliver orders from nearby customers.

Boeing’s latest drone flies alongside piloted planes

AI
Published on 02/27/2019 @ 9 AM EST

Using the power of AI, Boeing’s Airpower Teaming System of drones are flying next to piloted aircraft to accompany them as a “loyal wingman” on military operations. The 38-foot-long drones can fly for an impressive 2,000 nautical miles both on its own or next to piloted planes.

Swatch sues Samsung over watch face designs

Published on 02/27/2019 @ 9 AM EST

Sporting an uncanny (and undeniable) likeness, Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active appears to have directly copied their downloadable watch faces from Swatch. Of course, the Swiss watchmaker was quick to file, citing over 30 watch faces are “identical or virtually identical” to Swatch’s trademark looks.

Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with built-in cryptocurrency wallet

Published on 02/26/2019 @ 9 AM EST

As a cold storage wallet with no Internet access, the Galaxy S10's crypto wallet works with bitcoin, Ethereum, and Cosmo Coin, a beauty cryptocurrency. The flagship smartphone also offers support for decentralized apps.