This week's tech spotlight:
Nat Friedman, CEO of Github, said that the company will be removing coding terms such as “slave” and “master” out of their programming system in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. “It’s a great idea and we are already working on this,” he tweeted. The Microsoft-owned company adds up the list of tech representatives that have been supporting the cause during the last couple of weeks, which is very important considering the relevance of the tech industry nowadays.
“Healthy at Work” is the new free coronavirus-screening app that will help businesses and schools safely reopen their facilities. Verily Life Sciences is introducing this site to the market, which will provide COVID-19 diagnostic testing for employees, allowing them to get cleared (or not) to go back to work based on their health data. This is just a little example of technology playing a big part in all the adjustments that people will have to adapt to from now on.Check it out
The future is here! Apple revealed the launch of CarKey, a new feature of Apple’s operating system, that will allow people to unlock their cars with their phones instead of actual keys. The system will include data authentication like Face ID and Touch ID. The new 2021 BMW 5 Series, coming out next month, will be the first car supported.
Amazon is considering updating its Prime Video service to include live TV. According to a job listing, the company is looking for somebody capable of “redefining how customers watch 24/7 linear broadcast TV content”. However, Amazon has not yet commented on this.Check it out
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