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Tech giant plans to launch a credit card

“Apple’s new credit card could launch as soon as the first half of August, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The Apple Card was officially unveiled in March alongside the company’s new gaming and video services. Apple has not said when the card will officially launch beyond saying that it’s set to debut in the summer.” Read ...

“Chicago’s tech labor pool grew slightly last year”

“Talent is the top consideration among companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Salesforce, all of which have expanded in Chicago and other cities outside Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. Chicago’s tech talent pool got a little deeper last year. The number of tech workers grew 2 percent in 2018 from a ...

New tech explores the depths of Gulf of Mexico

“A multi-institution research team will deploy experimental technology next week to explore the deep scattering layers of the ocean. The team which includes marine scientist Kevin Boswell from Florida International University is looking for information about animals in the Gulf of Mexico that make up the scattering layers—those that undergo daily vertical migrations of 100 ...

“Apple products with custom 5G modem could arrive in 2021”

“After announcing plans to acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business, Apple is getting straight to work on a custom 5G modem. According to Reuters, this custom hardware could arrive in new Apple products as soon as 2021. Here’s what Reuters said, citing anonymous sources: A person familiar with the matter said Apple plans ...

Google eyeing massive Fulton Market Chicago expansion

In a formerly meat-packing and warehouse district, Google is setting its sight on a potential Midwest expansion into Chicago on the Near West Side. “Less than a year after announcing plans to expand its footprint in the Fulton Market District with a big new office, Google is once again searching for another huge swath of ...

Fashion giant announces Chicago tech pool for hiring spree

“Some may consider NYC to be the fashion capital of the world, but one of the Big Apple’s most successful fashion tech firms is making moves Westward. Today, Moda Operandi announced they are opening a new office right here in Chicago. According to the company, the new Chicago office will focus exclusively on the technology behind ...

“Is Air New Zealand The Most Tech-Savvy Airline In The World?”

“In 2011, Air New Zealand introduced something called Skycouch: a row of three economy seats which can fold forward to create a completely flat space, one big enough for two people to sleep next to each other side by side. While other airlines were focused on their business and premium cabins, Air New Zealand wanted ...

Google Glass may be a device to help teach Autistic Children

“When Esaïe Prickett sat down in the living room with his mother, father and four older brothers, he was the only one wearing Google Glass. As Esaïe, who was 10 at the time and is 12 now, gazed through the computerized glasses, his family made faces — happy, sad, surprised, angry, bored — and he ...

Microsoft is making passwordless Windows 10

Open your laptop with only your face?  Window 10 is becoming password-less! “Microsoft is planning to make Windows 10 PCs work without passwords. While the company has been working on removing passwords from Windows 10 and its Microsoft Accounts for a number of months now, the next major update to Windows 10 next year will ...
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