The upcoming version of Apple's iOS 10 operating system will include a replacement for one of the most controversial emojis: The handgun. Apple will be replacing the handgun icon with a playful-looking bright green water pistol with an orange tip this fall.
As Time notes the handgun icon is not only controversial, but has led to legal troubles for some users, after their messages that used the icon were perceived as actual threats of violence. The new iOS update is also overhauling some other familiar emojis, and will feature more gender diversity in emojis that represent different professions. Discuss
The future is now. A company called Modobag has unveiled their new product that allows travelers to no longer have to worry about long walks between airport terminals. Instead, they can literally just ride on top of motorized suitcases like a true boss.
They’ve launched an Indiegogo campaign, which has (obviously) already surpassed its fundraising goal of $52,000, so there’s a good chance you’ll start seeing business travelers proudly riding atop luggage in airports around the world when they ship in January. The bags cruise at 8 MPH and are already TSA and FAA approved.
Seriously, watch this video. The revolution has begun. Discuss
Apple’s upcoming iOS 10 update could have major implications for thousands of people in need of organ transplants. As part of its new Health app, users will be able to quickly and easily register to be on the organ donor registry. CEO Tim Cook said that the ultimate goal is to help solve the problem of organ donor shortages across the US.
As The Guardian notes, a new patient is added to the list of people who need organ transplants every 10 minutes, and every single day, 22 people die while waiting for a transplant. Apple founder Steve Jobs received a liver transplant in 2009 before his death from pancreatic cancer in 2011. Discuss
An Ohio man using the autopilot feature on his Tesla Model S died after an accident in early May. This was the first death reported with the autopilot feature.
Joshua Brown was driving in Williston, Florida on May 7 when the car didn't detect a tractor trailer making a right turn in front of him. The preliminary investigation concluded that the driver and the car couldn't tell the difference between the white side of the car and the bright light of the sun.
"Had the Model S impacted the front or rear of the trailer, even at high speed, its advanced crash safety system would likely have prevented serious injury as it has in numerous other similar incidents," the Tesla Blog wrote.
Tesla also said that the feature is still in beta mode but is constantly improving and requires the driver to go keep both hands on the wheel at all times and "maintain control and responsibility" for the car while on the road.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Office of Defects is currently investigating to see if the accident was because of a defect on Tesla's part.
BMW announced today that they are working on a self-driving car that should be ready for mass production in 2021. Self-driving cars are supposed to bring a major improvement since human error is responsible for 94 percent of crashes, according to PBS. Discuss
The robotics company Boston Dynamics, who seems increasingly intent on ushering in the end of humanity at the hands of soulless mechanical death creatures, has released a look at their newest creation “SpotMini.”
Sure, it looks fun and cute at first, but if you glimpse into its blank, dead eyes, you realize it’s actually a four-legged robot hell-beast. One minute it’s loading the dishwasher, the next it’s leading a revolt against mankind.