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Ian Sherr / CNET:
A look at Apple's Material Recovery Lab, which houses Daisy, a robot that can disassemble 15 different iPhone models at a rate of 200/hour for parts recycling   —  Hidden not far from downtown Austin, Texas, a research lab is working to change the way we recycle electronics.  And it's being run by Apple .
Apr 18, 2019, 8:30 PMIn context
Abrar Al-Heeti / CNET:
T-Mobile CEO John Legere denies the “premise” of a report that DOJ staff told T-Mobile and Sprint their merger likely wouldn't get approved as structured   —  T-Mobile CEO John Legere denied reports Tuesday that staff in the US Department of Justice told T-Mobile and Sprint …
Apr 16, 2019, 6:40 PMIn context
Ian Sherr / CNET:
Microsoft announces Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, a disc-free Xbox One S launching May 7 for $249 with a 1TB HDD and three games; preorders open now   —  Microsoft is preparing to sell a new Xbox unlike any it's offered before.  The gadget is missing a disc drive.
Apr 16, 2019, 5:30 PMIn context
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Google updates its login system with support for FIDO2, allowing users to log into its services with hardware security keys on Firefox and Edge   —  Google has updated its support for hardware security keys so you no longer need to rely on its Chrome browser to log into websites like Gmail, YouTube and G Suite.
Mar 29, 2019, 7:30 PMIn context
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET:
Apple Card, which comes to the US this summer, encourages Apple Pay usage but also offers a physical card that doesn't show card number, CVV, or expiration date   —  Apple turned the world of credit cards on its head on Monday by introducing its very own credit card: Apple Card.
Mar 25, 2019, 6:00 PMIn context
Alfred Ng / CNET:
LA to limit scooter companies that don't share GPS data with the city to 30-day permit and 3K scooter fleet, while those that do can have fleets of up to 10.5K   —  Los Angeles is pumping the brakes on scooter companies that won't tell it what part of the city you're wheeling around.
Mar 23, 2019, 11:55 PMIn context
Alfred Ng / CNET:
US retailers are deploying facial recognition tech to fight shoplifters, raising privacy concerns due to lack of legal restrictions or rules to prevent abuse   —  At my bodega down the block, photos of shoplifters sometimes litter the windows, a warning to would-be thieves that they're being watched.
Mar 21, 2019, 7:05 AMIn context
Scott Stein / CNET:
Qualcomm says it is developing Snapdragon-powered VR and AR headsets that will double as wireless VR for PCs, with hardware arriving this year   —  There are just too many VR helmets and goggles out there — getting even one on your face is enough of a struggle.
Mar 20, 2019, 6:45 PMIn context
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Case reports shed light on how deputies in the Washington County Sheriff's Office in Oregon are using Amazon's facial recognition software to investigate crimes   —  On a Saturday afternoon in late November 2017, a woman walked into a Wilco Farm store in Oregon, stuffed a $130 pair of Georgia Boots in her purse and walked out.
Mar 20, 2019, 2:50 PMIn context
Scott Stein / CNET:
HP Reverb, a lightweight $600 VR headset that's slated to arrive late April, has ~24 pixels per degree vs. ~14 on the Vive Pro, but pixels are still discernable   —  Virtual reality headsets are going through a hardware evolution, slowly, with eye tracking, wireless connections, wider fields of view and higher resolutions.
Mar 19, 2019, 10:51 AMIn context

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