Here is today’s tech news roundup for May 14th, 2018
Wireless car charging has been teased for a few years, but it’s set to enter the consumer market officially this year after BMW confirmed it’ll start production of an inductive charging pad in July.
NESClassic Edition will return to stores on June 29! This system and the #SNESClassic Edition system are expected to be available through the end of the year. https://t.co/LclbG5m4ta pic.twitter.com/1PcXBI5qJC – Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 14, 2018 The NES Classic Edition will cost $60 and feature the same slate of 30 pre-installed games, including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong and Pac-Man.
Google is revamping its consumer storage plans today by adding a new $2.99/month tier for 200 GB of storage and dropping the price of its 2 TB plan from $19.99/month to $9.99/month (and dropping the $9.99/month 1 TB plan). It’s also rebranding its storage service as ‘Google One.’
It’s been nearly three months since many Google employees-and the public-learned about the company’s decision to provide artificial intelligence to a controversial military pilot program known as Project Maven, which aims to speed up analysis of drone footage by automatically classifying images of objects and people.
There are a couple of challenges in creating an all-screen phone. The electronics to control the screen must go somewhere, and you need a place to put the selfie camera. Apple solved the first problem by folding the OLED screen around the back of the device, but the notch is a necessary evil for the front-facing camera.
BREAKING: The Senate’s vote to save #NetNeutrality will take place this Wednesday, May 16th. Keep raising your voices for the free and open internet. The fight is on!- Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) May 14, 2018 It’s not clear whether the Resolution of Disapproval has enough votes to pass.
Early results from Facebook’s app audit are in. After examining “thousands” of apps to see if any had misused personal data, the social network has found 200 nefarious applications and suspended them. Names of the offending apps have not yet been released.
HP announced a slew of updates to its premium lines, adding new design patterns, better displays, and more power to most of its Envy and Elitebook devices. Arguably the most intriguing of the new devices is the Envy Curve all-in-one, a sleek addition to the Envy line that incorporates Amazon’s Alexa and wireless charging into its design.
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Last week, smartphone giant ZTE shut down its “major operating activities” after the Trump administration imposed a crippling seven-year export ban on the company. But on Sunday, Donald Trump signaled that ZTE might get a reprieve: President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast.