Apple’s VR headset is likely to be delayed
It was April 1st, That means there’s no shortage of almost unbelievable news out there. Here are some recent developments that have actually happened. I swear, I’m not cheating.
Apple play later
First, Apple announced that next WWDC event is set for June 5. The annual developer conference is a place for all kinds of weird tech to socialize, but it’s also the setting for some of Apple’s biggest announcements of the year. While it’s never guaranteed exactly what Apple will announce, there’s a healthy source of rumors that give a pretty good idea of what’s to come. If this WWDC is like last dozen or somostly expect to hear about new software updates for Apple mobile and desktop devices.
Apple sometimes announces a hardware device or two at WWDC. Big rumors have been circulating for years now regarding Apple’s upcoming mixed reality headsets. A steady stream of leaks has suggested that Apple could announce an augmented reality device at WWDC, but that timetable appears to be being pushed back. According to technology analyst and Apple fortune teller Ming-Chi Kuo, the company will probably delay the launch of the headset until the third quarter of this year at the earliest. A story in New York Times show Apple internal tension about the upcoming headset and how some employees at the company worry that Apple is taking too much risk with a very expensive headset that uses technologies (virtual and augmented reality) that have not yet been proven. their value.
Recent reports also tell us a little about what could be: An external battery worn elsewhere on your body, Siri integration, and a “realistic” dial that fades out your surroundings in your real world in and out of the scene in goggles.
Finally, Apple has actually released something this week. The company’s buy now, pay later service has launched after months of waiting. Call Apple Postpaid, it allows users to defer payments for purchases in smaller installments spread over several months. That’s what Apple has in the works more than a yearand part of growing industry including services like Klarna and Affirm.
OverDrive Peters Out
OverDrive, a service that allows people to access e-library books on personal devices, is shutting down. It’s not dead exactly, it’s just moving services to libby app, anyway manufactured by the same company. While OverDrive itself will no longer be available, the company has provided a way to smooth transition to Libby.
There are still so many ways to keep getting free library books about you reader. Also, you should go directly to the library—they provide all kinds of other services.
Fitbit’s last lap
Google, which owns Fitbit, appears to be slowly cutting off branches of the fitness wearable company. In its most recent move, Google has removed some social features from the Fitbit platform. The Open Groups feature, which allows Fitbit users to interact with each other and compare workouts, has been removed. Google is also removing some gamification features, such as removing challenges people have entered and trophies they’ve earned. The Notification comes from an admin account on the official Fitbit community forum.
So it goes with Google services. The company is famous for Kill all kinds of applications and devices. Google bought Fitbit in 2021 and released it last year own a Pixel-branded smartwatch.
Amazon is always on
Amazon’s Echo and Ring devices are everywhere. If they’re not in your house, they’re nearby, sitting in your neighbor’s house and guarding their doorstep. All of these gadgets connect to the Internet to function, but they also emit their own signals, providing a portion of your home network’s bandwidth to other Amazon devices around them. These devices can use a little extra signal. The result is a rapidly expanding network that the company calls Amazon sidewalk. It’s also surprisingly large—Amazon says Sidewalk now covers 90% of people in the United States—and is poised to expand even further when it opens to developers.
This week utility laboratory This episode is about Amazon Sidewalk and how the company managed to stealthily build a massive Wi-Fi network out of its products, right in front of everyone’s eyes.