Here is today’s tech news roundup for May 15th, 2018
Instead of offering a giant 84-inch Hub 2, you can connect several displays together (up to four) for a similar big-screen effect. Of course, you’ll have to live with the bezels breaking up the image.
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said he opposed Donald Trump ‘s approach to trade with China in a recent White House meeting, while urging the president to address the legal status of immigrants known as Dreamers.
Facebook just installed its VP of Internet.org as the new head of WhatsApp after its CEO Jan Koum left the company. And now Facebook is expanding its mission to get people into “meaningful” groups to WhatsApp.
Snapchat viewers are seeing a new type of ad-ones they have to watch. On Monday, the first forced-view ads, meaning they can’t be skipped, started popping up on the app, promoting movies like “Deadpool” and “Adrift” and products such as Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Snapple.
Looks like a turnaround for ‘absurdly fresh’ groceries Good Eggs, the food delivery service that promises “absurdly fresh” groceries and meal kits, has raised $50 million in new funding. That looks like a big turnaround from 2015, when the company had multiple rounds of layoffs, shut down operations outside of San Francisco and brought on Bentley Hall (an executive from Plum Organics and Clif Bar) as its new CEO.
Xiaomi’s next area of focus could be the cameras of its smartphones, if a leaked internal email from the company’s CEO is to be believed. According to reports, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun had sent out internal email talking about setting up a dedicated in-house camera division, aiming to improve the camera quality on its Mi and Redmi smartphones.
The main benefit of a 2-in-1 convertible laptop is the ability to use it as both a tablet and a conventional laptop, but models like the 15-inch Dell XPS 15 prove that the form factor can also be a cutting-edge albeit slightly unwieldy platform to show off the latest CPU innovations.
Facebook is in a state of constant deletion. The social network released its Community Standards Enforcement Report for the first time on Tuesday, how many spam posts it’s deleted and how many fake accounts it’s taken down in the first quarter of 2018.
This technology differs significantly from existing light-up apparel in that it does not generate luminance from embedded LEDs but rather the fibers themselves. Each strand is wrapped around a super-thin piece of metal. As the amount of electrical current running through that wire modulates, its temperature rises and falls slightly.