Tech in Australia and abroad continues to be the driving force of innovation. It not only dictates what devices we have, but also the social trends attached to them.
Here are four developments circulating in today’s news:
This wildly popular mobile game is quickly becoming the most used app in the world. Based on the premise of using your location, players can find and capture different Pokemon hidden throughout your city. Pokemon GO has been found, by one data website, to even surpass the dating app Tinder in its usage.
New Samsung device to be unveiled
Samsung has revealed plans to release a new Galaxy Note at an event in New York. The newest instalment will break from traditional values, skipping its chronological order and jumping up from Note 5, to being called the Note 7. The new device follows the s6 and s7 design, with curved edges on both sides. It is expected to have at least 6GB of RAM, 64GB storage, and a 4000 mAh (milliamp) battery. Its release is earmarked for early August.
— Phone Ninja (@PhoneNinjaPerth) July 13, 2016
IBM Watson app taking music to another level
Originally in the format of a super computer, Watson has a whole host of skills. Its artificial intelligence can help diagnose cancer, teach at a graduate level, and can even analyse fictional characters from the Harry Potter series.
Now, the newly created app will work as your creative assistant to make new, and fun, music from scratch. Whether it be playing a few notes on an instrument, or telling it what type of music genre you wish to pursue, Watson will identify these traits and begin compiling start-up bars for your tracks.
Warner Bros. found guilty of paying for positive game reviews
Movie and gaming giant Warner Bros. has been found guilty of paying YouTube celebrities for positive game reviews. The United States Federal Trade Commission found the company culpable of omitting payments made to video influencers, with YouTube sensation PewDiePie accepting money for more favourable feedback. The commission has barred Warner Bros. from any further disclosures. – Phil Logan
Warner Bros. Pays YouTubers For Positive Reviews https://t.co/Hg6LV5FiRI
— PixelVulture (@PixelVulture) July 12, 2016
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