Stay up-to-date on the top tech news and trends each week with our Weekly Top 10 Tech. See something we missed? Tag @swebdevelopment on Facebook and Twitter! Here’s our top 10 tech news stories for this week:
1. Google Glass gets a second chance in factories, where it’s likely to remain
Remember Google Glass? It was suppose to be the computer of the future! Good news it’s not dead (like we even noticed) but it’s fact better than ever, check it out!
2. Lyft is now building its own self-driving technology, which is a big deal
Instead of partnering with other companies, LYFT has decided to build some of their own self driving technology. A bold and badass move from a company who has no intentions of stopping and growing.
3. Google’s brave new friendless feed
Today Google launched a feed of sorts but instead of reading that your friend from high school is pregnant… again, Google combines the most important news stories of the day with topics you’ve previously searched. Stuff you actually want to read you know?
4. Delta passengers out of this airport can use a fingerprint to board
Instead of waiting in those long lines with your ticket, all you need is a quick scan of your finger and you’re good to go. What a game changer, but it comes with a catch because awesome ideas always do!
5. Google Maps adds ‘Outer Space View’ to Street View with ISS photos
You can now explore space from the comfort of your own home with Google maps. It’s set up just like Street View, but Google has added special info cards to each image. Now go home and EXPLORE!
6. Trademarks Show Amazon Has Sights On Meal-Kits And Other Fast Food Options
Amazon has made its way into the food market with their AmazonFresh for groceries, Amazon Restaurants and now as a meal-kit service. Similar to Blue Apron, Amazon wants to be not only in your computer and home but now in your kitchen!
7. You’ll be able to talk to Alexa on Android phones starting this week
Guess what? As long as you have the Amazon app installed on your android, you’ll be able to use Alexa, the Amazon digital voice assistant. Now your life can be a little bit easier with your virtual friend ready to help you 24/7. Alexa can you give me a million dollars?
8. Nintendo’s Switch Online smartphone app is now available
Attention gamers: The Nintendo Switch App is available earlier than expected, and it’s free (for now)! You’ll be able to connect with friends via voice chat, control game invites and a library of classic Nintendo games is to be added.
9. Snapchat adds multi-snap recording and Photoshop-style editing features
Snapchat is increasing its features. Once upon a time, you could only send photos, but now you can caption, record, overlay and use the new multi-snap recording feature. This feature will allow you record video and pick your favorite clips from the video to post. An additional new effect will allow you to tint anything in your pictures. Pretty Cool.
10. Samsung Game Live app will let you live stream from your S8 to Twitch, Facebook, or YouTube
Never run out of chances to film content with the new Samsung Game Live app! You may not always have your camera on you, but let’s be honest, your phone is on you – it’s basically a body part. Now you can film anytime and anywhere.
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