Netflix loses 400,000 plus North American subscribers, Tumblr is testing a new feature called Post+ that lets some users charge their followers a monthly fee for exclusive content, and a market survey has revealed 75% of TikTok visitors discover musical artists there, while 63% say it’s a source for music they haven’t heard before.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe, Amos
Google Maps expands public transit crowding info to over 10,000 transit agencies, Argo AI and Ford will launch 1,000 self-driving vehicles on Lyft’s ride-hailing network, and Telsa will open its charger network to other vehicles by the end of 2021.
Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuck Go is offering an email protection feature. Sony announced two high-end home theater products with HDMI 2.1 passthrough ports that support 8K, 4K gaming at 120 Hertz, Dolby Vision HDR, eARC and more. Two former WhatsApp employees launched the HalloApp a private ad-free social network.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Jenn Cutter, Roger Chang, Joe, Amos
A forensic analysis report by Amnesty International claims NSO Group’s Pegasus software was used by clients to compromise the phones of more than 1,000 heads of state, politicians, journalists, activists, and business executives in more than 50 countries. Warner Media will launch a streaming news service in the US under the CNN banner called– you could have easily guessed– CNN Plus. Online glasses seller Warby Parker has released its Virtual Vision test which lets most users renew their prescription using an iPhone 6s or newer.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Andrew Heaton, Roger Chang, Joe, Amos
Forensic analysis claims NSO Group software used to hack journalists and politicians worldwide, The Five Eyes alliance and other government bodies blame Hafnium for the Microsoft Exchange Server hack, and WhatsApp is testing end-to-end encryption for cloud backups.
We’ve recently presented stories on wearables being increasingly used in science, from new sensors for noninvasive glucose monitoring to using Fitbits for studying the long term impacts of COVID-19. Dr. Nicole Ackermans breaks down the details on these new use cases.