In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week. Everything from Google I/O’s dates to a head transplant, it’s all here.
The official Google I/O app has been updated to reflect the upcoming developer conference at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California from May 18 to May 20. The annual event is a place for Google to unleash all of its software and service announcements, but it also allows developers to get in touch with the creator of the biggest search engine and mobile operating system. Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the dates on Twitter in January, and the Web page went live in March.
Game of Thrones features a lot of characters (dozens of them are dead, but even more remain living) and those characters travel to a lot of different places across a vast and expansive world. Keeping track of all that can be quite difficult, so an interactive map showing you what everyone is doing and where they are at various points in the story would be very useful.
“Don’t text and drive” has become so common a message in our smartphone-obsessed era that too often, it seems to go ignored. But now, there may be a new way to stop drivers from pursuing their distractions — at least, the palm-sized ones. A new app from Romex employs a smartphone’s GPS system to detect the speed at which it’s moving, and if that speed is faster than four miles per hour, it locks the device.
As anyone who’s ever rented a studio apartment can attest, a 400-square-foot living space leaves much to be desired. For one such studio apartment located in the Hong Kong business district of Central, utilizing a well-known local interior design firm was all that was required to turn 400 square feet of living space into a spacious, luxury smart home.Facebook pays 10-year-old $10,000 for finding Instagram security flaw
If you think the GoPro footage you shot on your last skiing trip rocked, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Don’t believe us? Then check out this stunning video of an UP Aerospace rocket launch shot with a bunch of on-board Hero4 cameras. The mission was to deploy the 11-pound Maraia capsule into space, at the same time testing the capsule’s aerodynamics and stability on its high-speed return to Earth.