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The European Union Wants a Common Charger for All Phones

Published on 01/18/2020 @ 3 AM EST

To save electronic waste, the European Union is proposing to go for a common charger for all phones. “We are drowning in an ocean of electronic waste,” said Roza Thun, a member of the European Parliament from Poland. “Demand grows and with it waste and exploitation of natural resources.”

Oculus Go from Facebook Gets a Permanent $50 Price Cut

Published on 01/18/2020 @ 3 AM EST

The popular VR headset from Facebook, Oculus Go, gets a permanent $50 price cut and is available now for only $149. The company tells UploadVR. “We are applying comparable discounts across all countries where Go is sold. Updated pricing is rolling out to all channels.”

Mojo Vision Demos a Futuristic AR Contact Lens

Published on 01/17/2020 @ 6 AM EST

The startup Mojo Vision has recently come up with a futuristic AR contact lens concept. The lens mounted to a handheld stick can help you peer through to see a demo loop comprised of green text overlaid on real-world objects.

Bose Will Close Down All US and European Stores

Published on 01/17/2020 @ 6 AM EST

Bose has confirmed the closure of a significant number of its retail stores in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia will close, marking a total of 119. The company will be doing this primarily because of the popularity of online shopping which has reduced the number of people purchasing from the retail storefronts.

Google Will Begin Phasing Out Support for Chrome Apps in 2020

Published on 01/16/2020 @ 8 AM EST

Google is finally expanding on its earlier announcement of phasing out Chrome Apps and will begin the process starting this year. However, the change will not impact support for Chrome Extensions.

Fitbit Releases Blood Oxygen Monitoring

Published on 01/16/2020 @ 8 AM EST

Coming ahead of Apple Watch, Fitbit will be enabling blood oxygen level (Sp02) tracking on some of its smartwatches and fitness trackers with a software update. Sp02 levels usually help with more accurate sleep tracking as well as detecting health issues like sleep apnea.