Google postponed a virtual event centering the release of the latest Android 11 beta software due to the outbreak of protests in Oakland, Atlanta, and New York. These protests come in response to the death of George Floyd. ’We are postponing the June 3rd event and beta release. We’ll be back with more on Android 11, soon’ they added.
A SpaceX launch vehicle prototype burst into flames during a test at a Texas launchpad on Friday — a day before the company hopes to send two NASA astronauts into space on another craft in Florida. The vehicle erupted after a trial known as a static fire test, which initially appeared successful. Minutes after the attempt, the vehicle burst into flames. It is unclear what caused the incident.
While Twitter hid President Trump’s tweet that read ’when the looting starts, the shooting starts’, Facebook left the post as is. Facebook previously decided to exempt politicians from its third-party fact-checking, but there is no exception for incitement to violence. CEO Zuckerberg defended the decision arguing that Facebook has a policy to allow warnings of the use of force by state actors.
Sony is set to reveal the next-gen games that will be available for the PlayStation 5. After impressing the world earlier this month after the Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5 demo running on the PlayStation 5, the company is set to reveal some next-gen games on the 4th of June.
The Google Sodar is a new experimental tool which has been released by Google due to which social distancing guidelines can be followed. Using augmented reality, the tool places a ring of two-meter radius around the user and helps users visualize social distancing guidelines.
Echo Look, a small camera designed to take videos and selfies of its owner, using machine learning to help choose outfits, has been confirmed by Amazon to be shutting down functionality on July 24th due to functionalities being incorporated into Alexa. Amazon is notifying at least some Look owners that they can get a free Echo Show 5 through the site.
Samsung has announced a new Galaxy Book S. The Book S had come out earlier this year with an ARM processor but now, Samsung has also released the laptop with an Intel processor. No pricing details or launch dates have yet been revealed for the Intel version of the laptop.