Google’s new Trusted Contacts app lets you share your location in emergencies. This allows others to ping for your location when they think you may have been in an accident or in danger. The user can define who their trusted contacts are, and so allow them to see their location, when pinged.
Mark Zuckerberg this week demoed the future of Augment Reality / VR with new “Social Reality” vision that brings people to life inside their Virtual Reality experiences, connected by friends to create a social-reality type experience.
Twitter to experiment with tweet-controlled drones - With a focus on improving event coverage, Twitter reveals plans to take photos and videos that could be streamed directly through users’ Twitter accounts. Live coverage from sporting events, concerts, awards shows, festivals and competitions could be soon be accessed from just one tweet, allowing users to dictate exactly what they want to see and how they want to see them.
Sky AdVance will connect TV and online audiences and uses the broadcaster's viewing and device data to help advertisers address the most relevant audiences via whichever screen they are currently using.
Google has just launched a new smartphone, the Pixel. The Pixel is direct competition on its biggest rival iPhone. Google has created the operating system and is putting its brand and services – the Google Assistant front and centre. They have also made a data import tool available for first time users looking to switch from the iPhone.
Amazon's Launched Dash in the UK. The voice activated stick lets you quickly add items to your Amazon basket by speaking to it. It also features a barcode scanner which allows you to scan the products you would like. You can them complete your order on the Amazon app or website. The stick costs £35 to purchase.
Amazon's second annual Prime Day is their biggest yet - Prime Day allows prime members access to exclusive discounts for one day. They recorded 14.1m visits, a 36% increase compared to their first Prime Day last year. Top selling items included Fire TV stick, Fire tablet and Kindle Paperwhite. Carphone Warehouse also benefitted from the event, recording an increase of 47.4% in online traffic after launching a 10-day sale to compete with Amazon.
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Galaxy C5 could be Samsung's most iPhone-a-like handset in years
There are rumours that Samsung’s Galaxy could be the similar to the iPhone. Samsung have not yet announced the phone launch but the rumours suggest the phone has similar features such as a fingerprint scanner on the home button.
London buses are going to send adverts to your phone