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Asteroid with own satellite to fly by

Published on 05/25/2019 @ 1 AM EST
Named 1999 KW4, the asteroid is so large that it has its very own moon and is on track to fly past the Earth on Saturday at 7:05pm EST. It measures 1.5km across and will remain 3 million miles from the Earth.

SpaceX launches internet satellites

Published on 05/25/2019 @ 1 AM EST
The Falcon 9 headed for the skies filled with 60 Starlink satellites to help distribute internet access through the world. They will remain at an altitude of 550km above the planet.

Microsoft app teaches English

AI
Published on 05/25/2019 @ 1 AM EST
Using a smartphone’s camera, the Read My World app names different objects around the user to improve vocabulary. The library has over 1,500 words and is designed for those who don’t have time for formal classes.

Huawei banned from microSD use

Published on 05/25/2019 @ 1 AM EST
The ban by the SD Association is the latest in the domino effect of the Huawei ban. This ban includes SD cards as well as use in laptops. Existing devices will not be affected; this is only for future products.

Apple verifies new iPhone models

Published on 05/24/2019 @ 9 AM EST
In a surprise announcement, Apple confirmed three new iPhone designs by publicly filing for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and iPhone XR2. The leak confirms different storage sizes of each model as well as different suppliers. There is still no word on new iPad models.

Mona Lisa gets AI makeover

AI
Published on 05/24/2019 @ 9 AM EST
Samsung’s AI technology has been applied to the Mona Lisa to provide a lifelike effect. The technology was also used on other popular artwork, by mapping facial features and movements.