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Olympus is stepping out of the camera business

Published on 06/24/2020 @ 4 PM EST
As reported by Engadget, Olympus has announced plans to get out of the camera business entirely, selling off its imaging division to an investment fund. Japan Industrial Partners, the company that bought the VAIO computer business from Sony, has signed a memorandum of understanding that will see Olympus spin out the division and transfer all of its shares.

Google’s auto-delete controls will remove every new users’ web data after 18 months

Published on 06/24/2020 @ 4 PM EST

As an endeavor for treating information responsibly, Google introduced auto-delete controls. As explained in the official announcement, "Auto-delete controls will give you the choice to have Google automatically and continuously delete your Location History, search, voice and YouTube activity data after 3 months or 18 months. We continue to challenge ourselves to do more with less, and today we’re changing our data retention practices to make auto-delete the default for our core activity settings."

Apple is switching Macs to its own processors

Published on 06/22/2020 @ 4 PM EST
Announced at WWDC 2020, Apple is officially moving to its own silicon chips for some of its Mac hardware. The first Mac with Apple silicon will release by the end of this year, and the brand expects the transition to take two years. 

WWDC 2020—iOS 14 with Siri improvements, macOS Big Sur, and more

Published on 06/22/2020 @ 4 PM EST

For the first time in the history of Apple, WWDC 2020 is an all-online experience. Some of the major announcements included the new iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, macOS Big Sur, and the Apple Silicon transition.

Tesla’s solar panels are now more efficient and affordable

Published on 06/20/2020 @ 3 PM EST
Based on recent updates, Tesla has updated its panels to be about 10 percent more efficient and has also lowered its prices. 

BMW and Mercedes Benz end ‘long term’ automated driving alliance

Published on 06/20/2020 @ 3 PM EST

As reported by Techcrunch, "BMW Group and Mercedes-Benz AG have punted on what was meant to be a long term collaboration to develop next-generation automated driving technology together, less than a year after announcing the agreement."