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Google Begins Publicly Testing Its AR Glasses (3 minute read)
Google is starting public tests of its new smart glasses. The glasses will be able to recognize objects in the environment through AI, but they will not be able to take photos or videos. They can currently be used for translation, transcription, visual search, and navigation. Testers will be restricted on where they can use the glasses. Bystanders can ask testers to delete image data. Google has not announced plans for the glasses to be a commercially available product yet.
Two companies join SpaceX in the race to Mars, with a launch possible in 2024 (7 minute read)
Relativity Space and Impulse Space are launching a mission that will land on the surface of Mars in less than three years. It will be the first-ever commercial mission to Mars. Relativity's Terran R rocket, which will carry the mission, will be more powerful than SpaceX's Falcon 9. Impulse is developing space thrusters that use a less toxic alternative to the fuels typically used by spacecraft.
Scientists hack fly brains to make them remote controlled (2 minute read)
Scientists have hacked the brains of fruit flies to make them remote-controlled. The flies were genetically engineered so that they expressed a certain heat-sensitive ion channel in some of their neurons that would be activated when it sensed heat, causing the flies to spread their wings. They then injected iron oxide nanoparticles into the insects' brains. The nanoparticles heated up when a magnetic field switched on nearby, which caused the neurons to fire and the flies to spread their wings. The goal of the research was to use this kind of technology to restore some sight to patients with vision impairments by stimulating the visual cortex.
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 leaks, Samsung confirms August 10 launch (3 minute read)
Samsung's next big product launch will be on August 10. The launch is expected to include the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and the Buds2 Pro earbuds. Official renders of both the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 were posted today. Links to official and unofficial renders are available in the article.
Microsoft is launching a Facebook rip-off inside Teams (3 minute read)
Microsoft has launched Viva Engage, a Facebook-like app inside Teams that promotes digital communities, conversations, and self-expression at the workplace. It looks and feels just like Facebook, with a storylines section that features conversational posts and media. Viva Engage will also include Stories. Microsoft likely created Viva Engage with Workplace from Meta in mind as the two companies are increasingly on a collision course for metaverse competition.
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