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FTC looking into AWS

Published on 12/05/2019 @ 9 AM EST

Amazon Web Services is reportedly under scrutiny from the FTC to determine if the cloud service violates antitrust laws. The FTC is also looking into the impact of AWS on competition as they currently have 48% of the market.

Google debuts Photos sharing

Published on 12/04/2019 @ 8 AM EST

Users of the iOS and Android Google Photos app can now share photos more easily through private messages, as opposed to creating and sharing an album. When an image is shared, it begins a conversation so users can continue to message each other with text and more images privately.

Qualcomm debuts 5G chips

Published on 12/04/2019 @ 8 AM EST

Announced at the Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm revealed the flagship Snapdragon 865, 765, and 765G, of which the 765 comes with 5G built-in. This will help reduce the cost of new 5G smartphones as they won’t require an additional modem.

Ford to use McDonald’s compost for cars

Published on 12/04/2019 @ 8 AM EST

The car manufacturer will be using McDonald’s used coffee bean husks to create a variety of auto components such as headlamp housings. Along with sustainability, this recycled material will allow Ford parts to be up to 20% lighter.

Amazon adds quantum computing to AWS

Published on 12/03/2019 @ 8 AM EST

Called Amazon Braket, the service allows smaller companies to access the technology of quantum computing via the internet, making it more cost-effective. The service relies on the cloud and was developed in partnership with D-Wave, IonQ, and Rigetti.

Apple officially owns Intel mobile modem business

Published on 12/03/2019 @ 8 AM EST

In a press release from Intel, Apple has officially completed the sale of Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion. The tech brand will be able to develop its own components for smartphones, tablets, and other devices, rather than relying on vendors such as Qualcomm.