Tech News Weekly

Jun 11th 2020

Tech News Weekly 137

How Convergence Led to the Smartphone

Amazon Rekognition, Android 11 Beta
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Category: News

Smartphone convergence, Android 11 Beta.

  • Apple announced that they would be sunsetting iBooks Author and iTunes U, but the writing was on the wall.
  • Amazon banned police use of its Rekognition facial recognition technology for one year while it waits for Congress to implement stronger regulations.
  • Daniel Bader from Android Central details the new features of Android 11 Beta 1, and what consumers can get excited about when its officially released later this year.
  • On CNET's 25 year anniversary, Brian Cooley talks about how the smartphone revolution could easily have never happened if convergence wasn't embraced early on.

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