In today’s tech news, giant flying puppets , sitting on thin air , Google searching for the answer to the universe and many more!
Hello , ladies and gentlemen! This is Jack from Tech-Critter and welcome to another Weekly Byte , your weekly byte sized summary for everything tech related. Same as last week , the tech industry seems to be buzzing with news this week too so lets dive right in!
Google’s self-driving car prototypes:
Google has rolled out self-driving car prototypes that is a cute two-seater with a front that looks like a smiley face.This pleasant looking car initially came with only buttons that controlled the self-driving software , but due to The California Department of Motor Vehicles issuing rules that states drivers must have “physical control” of a vehicle Google will now include steering wheels , brake and accelerate pedals and the likes into newer prototypes.
Read up more about this from the original article here.
Samsung Gear 3 might have a curved screen:
Rumours suggest that the 3rd iteration of the Samsung Gear will have a curved AMOLED screen that will be more rectangular than square in shape. Is this actually true , there isn’t any official statement from Samsung about this , but we will know soon enough since the Samsung Gear 3 is planned to be launch at IFA 2014 which is happening in a few days.
New USB type will take over by storm?:
Windows 9 which is codenamed “Threshold” will be the successor of Windows 8 which was released a mere two years ago. It might coming sooner than we think , Tom Warren , a well-known Microsoft watcher from The Verge states that the company is planning to unveil the new revision of Windows at a media event on September 30th, of course the date might be subjected to change but multiple sources confirmed that they would make a preview of it late September through early October. Read up more on this in an interesting write up by Tom Warren here.
The popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge which goal is to raise awareness of the disease is apparently not only for humans. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 took up the challenge and nominated the iPhone 5S , the HTC One M8 and the Nokia Lumia 930 which happen to be lacking the water resistant feature that the Galaxy S5 has. Will the phones step up to the challenge? If so , how well will they fare against a bucket of ice cold water? The original video and tweet from Samsung Mobile UK can be found here.
As the title above stated , Disney recently patented a few patents that might potentially allow drones to work together and pilot humongous puppets. Another patent also shows that a bunch of drones that carry lights around can group together and change colour to act as a giant TV screen. Does this sound like something straight out of science fiction? Will Disney achieve this seemingly unlikely feat? More on this here.
The QBracelet , which is the brainchild of new startup Q Designs gives a facelift to power banks , bulky charging cases and the likes a facelift by having the form factor of a wearable bracelet as the name of the product suggests. It achieves this by using an innovative way of charging your phones known as Qi charging . More about Qi charging can be found here and more on the QBracelet can be found here.
Another eventful week for the tech industry , but I think that is all that happened this week! I hope you guys have a nice weekend, once again this has been Jack bringing you the Weekly Byte. Stay tuned next week for more tech news, thanks for reading!