Tech News Today for July 5, 2016
Tech News for July 5, 2016
It's time to go back to Comcast to get back that set-top box, because soon you'll be able to stream Netflix on it. Re/Code reports that Comcast will incorporate Netflix into X1. Read more at recode.net
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has high hopes when it comes to competing in the smartphone space on a worldwide scale and like all OEMs, its marketing is directly targeted at stand out features of its devices. The Huawei P9 Android smartphone has been reviewed has having an impressive rear facing camera on board. Over the weekend, Huawei posted a promotional image to Google+ of a woman standing in front of a backlit sun at sunrise. The photo is incredible and challenging with any hardware, but even more so when considering it was taken by a smartphone. Except one feature of Google+ is that it easily exposes the EXIF metadata of photos shared there, and in posting the image to the social network, Huawei exposed the actual rig used to snap the photo. Read more at cnet.com
The Verge says you'll be able to designate yourself as an organ donor through just a few clicks inside the Apple Health app. The company will allow you to sign up as an organ or a tissue donors when iOS comes out this Fall. Read more at TheVerge.com
Early last year, BlackBerry released one of its flagship devices, the Classic, that harkened back to a time when the company was hitting on all cylinders with its hardware keyboard devices. Now, 18 months later, BlackBerry is moving on from the classic. Read more at fortune.com.
Engadget spotted a tweet by Microsoft's Phil Spencer offering a sneak peek of new Xbox avatars for people who use wheelchairs. It's not clear yet when they'll be introduced to Xbox Live. Read more at engadget.com
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