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Alphabet’s Wing brings drone deliveries to Walgreens and FedEx

Alphabet’s Wing brings drone deliveries to Walgreens and FedEx

Alphabet subsidiary Wing, a company that developed a drone system capable of delivering small packages, has announced an upcoming pilot program that will conduct some deliveries for Walgreens and FedEx. The pilot program will start next month in Christiansburg, Virginia, where Wing says it will use this opportunity to 'explore' things like offering better access to health care products, opening new doors for local businesses, and presenting a last-mile delivery option.

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Update iOS 13.1 and iPadOS release date moved

Update iOS 13.1 and iPadOS release date moved

Apple moved their expected release date of iOS 13.1 from the 30th to the 24th of September. If you take a peek at the first press releases from Apple - and indeed press from around the world - you'll find the date "September 30" quoted for an update to iOS 13.1 for iPhone 11. If you look at Apple documentation for an expected date for the release of iOS 13.1 today, you'll find the release date for iOS 13.1 to be September 24th.

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iOS 13 release date and time [UPDATE: Out now!]

iOS 13 release date and time [UPDATE: Out now!]

On September 19, 2019, Apple will release iOS 13 to the public. This will bring a wide variety of modifications and improvements to the iOS system for all devices capable of running the software. This will be one day before the launch of the new iPhone 11 collection of smartphones in Apple Stores across the United States. Apple will also release iOS 13.1 on September 24*, 2019 for all iPhones capable of running iOS 13.

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Roku adds new Express and Ultra players to its lineup with Roku OS update

Roku adds new Express and Ultra players to its lineup with Roku OS update

Roku today added two new streaming players to its product lineup in the US and other countries, bringing the total number of devices it offers to seven. The two new devices joining the fray today are refreshed versions of the Roku Express and the Roku Ultra, representing the two extremes of Roku's collection of players. On top of that, the company also introduced Roku OS 9.2, so all told it's a pretty big day for the company.

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Apple’s latest work on AR glasses

Apple’s latest work on AR glasses

A USPTO patent application was made public today as filed by Apple back in March of 2019 for a so-called "Display Device." This device is also described in the patent as "an augmented reality headset." The details of this patent - the drawings, the methods - aren't nearly as important as the patent's filing details. Let's take a peek at where Apple's at when it comes to working with augmented reality holograms in a pair of smart glasses.

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Alcatel’s new flip phone has 4G LTE and Google Assistant

Alcatel’s new flip phone has 4G LTE and Google Assistant

In this age of $1000+ flagship phones with three or four cameras and displays that can read your fingerprint, it isn't often we find ourselves talking about flip phones. Alcatel gave us reason to do just that today in launching Go Flip 3, which will also be known as the Smartflip depending on the carrier you buy it from. For the most part, the Go Flip 3 is a bog standard flip phone, but it has two features that elevate its otherwise basic capability.

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Huawei Watch GT 2: Apple Watch rival with 2-week battery

Huawei Watch GT 2: Apple Watch rival with 2-week battery

The next-generation Huawei Watch GT 2 was revealed today with two different sizes and potentials for days-long battery life. There's the Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm series that "can operate continuously for up to one week," then there's the Huawei Watch GT 2 46mm that can operate "continuously for up to two weeks." Huawei suggests these battery life numbers come from a "perfect combination of high performance and efficient power consumption."

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro official release prices and lack of Android

Huawei Mate 30 Pro official release prices and lack of Android

Today, Huawei made an announcement we've been expecting for quite some time, revealing the Mate 30 series. The Mate 30 series is comprised of a number of different phones, including the standard Mate 30, the Mate 30 Pro, a 5G version of the Mate 30 Pro, and an extravagant limited edition Mate 30 RS made alongside Porsche. While the standard Mate 30 might be Huawei's bread and butter with this family of devices, it's the Mate 30 Pro 5G that might get the most attention.

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Google Maps incognito mode may finally be rolling out really soon now

Google Maps incognito mode may finally be rolling out really soon now

Google revealed many things at I/O 2019 last May but, as typical, not all of them have materialized just yet. Of course, those may still happen in due time, and it seems that Google is indeed taking its sweet time for others. It was still back in May when Google announced a privacy feature for Maps but it seems that it will still be quite a while before Google Maps' incognito mode rolls out to all.

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Samsung PCIe Gen4 SSDs boast three software innovations

Samsung PCIe Gen4 SSDs boast three software innovations

In the data storage market, bigger and faster are often seen as the hallmarks of a winning product. But in this day and age where almost everything important is stored digitally, data storage products need to go beyond those two raw features. Reliability and versatility are just as important as speed and capacity and Samsung is more than happy to promise those through its latest generation of solid-state drives that boast the combination of three technologies to open up a "new paradigm" of SSD performance.

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Vodafone-Idea Phone Line lets users literally call Google Assistant

Vodafone-Idea Phone Line lets users literally call Google Assistant

AI-powered smart assistants have become the fad in mobile tech these days but, for all their power, they are hampered by two practical considerations. They need to support spoken languages, which can take longer than usual, and almost all of them require users to be online. That may give these tools an almost elitist character instead of something that empowers everyone. That's why in its event at India, Google announced new features that make Assistant more accessible to even those without an active Internet connection.

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iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown reveals larger battery, Xcode shows RAM size

iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown reveals larger battery, Xcode shows RAM size

Where Android phone makers love to flaunt specs and figures, Apple has traditionally been more secretive about the technical aspects of its iPhones. It prefers to talk in hours of battery life or how much faster its processor is compared to the previous generation. As such, it's often up to sleuths and repair technicians to find those out, like these iPhone 11 Pro Max details coming courtesy of third-party sources.

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