Aireon is aiming to put an end to lost aircraft, announcing that it will have a free plane-tracking system in place in 2017. With the system, the location details on a plane that goes missing can be requested by rescue teams, helping to avoid future tragedies like the loss of MH370.
Netflix has been busy this week expanding its service to additional regions, some of which have been more hostile to its presence than others. Joining the list late in the week is Belgium and Luxembourg, making for six new locations in as many days and marking a fairly notable milestone.
Though most of the products introduced by Amazon today fall into the tablet category, the Internet retailer has also unveiled a proper ereader, the Kindle Voyage. Amazon is hailing the Voyage as its "most advanced" ereader, and joining it is the less expensive new Kindle with touch functionality.
The previously leaked Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 has officially arrived, and with it comes a bunch of jabs at the iPad. Amazon boasts its newest slate's display as offering 30-percent more pixels than the iPad's Retina display, its audio as being twice as loud, and its weight as being 20-percent lighter.
Amazon has introduced a slew of new devices tonight, not the least of which is the Fire HD Kids Edition -- a powerful tablet Amazon says it made "from the ground up" specifically for kids. Its child-centric aspects include both design, which is understandably robust with bumpers, and content, which includes Amazon FreeTime Unlimited.
For the first time, users in the United States will be able to stream music from Deezer...if they have Sonos gear. The announcement was made today, with Deezer Elite being unveiled as a lossless music streaming service about to undergo a global rollout, coming to the US as a Sonos exclusive.
Apple kicked off its event today, getting right into the details with the unveiling of the iPhone 6 and its bigger sibling, the iPhone 6 Plus, confirming months of leaks and pairing them with some official images and details. Amidst the hardware talk comes information about the apps, with Apple's Schiller saying there are 1.3 million available, and they'll all work with the larger iPhone 6 model.