Check out this roundup of announcements and new advancements in technology. We cover AI, the new Windows 10 release, battery safety advancements and more.
1. New fire safe battery could replace lithium ion
Researchers develop a new zinc and water battery that won’t pose a fire risk and has an extended battery life. The hope is that this battery will eventually be used in new electronics.
2. Microsoft introduces project Zanzibar
Zanzibar is an interactive smart mat you can use to play games. The mat tracks the position, orientation, and movement of objects by applying a sticker to the bottom of your toy.
3. Sprint is removing Google Voice integration from its service starting June 1st
This integration allowed customers to use their Sprint phone number as their Google Voice number as well. You can still use Google Voice as a forwarding service but it will require a Google Voice number.
4. Apple’s Airpod has a new rival
Mobvoi makes AirPod-like earbuds for $30 less than Apple’s version that works with Android. Many companies have developed versions of the Airpod but the sound quality has been what separates them from Apple’s version.
5. FDA approves AI diagnostic device that detects eye disease
This is the first time the FDA has approved the use of artificial intelligence to diagnose patients. A photo of the patient’s retina is uploaded to the software, it analyzes the image for diabetic retinopathy.
6. Microsoft delays Windows 10 update
The update set to be released a few weeks ago was experiencing a reliability issue producing a blue screen. Microsoft decided to release a new build instead of fixing the bug.
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