This week, Facebook’s Trending Topics complement was particularly late to a outrageous amicable media protest, Elon Musk announced new solar roof panels that a association hopes will change how we devour electric appetite and Instagram tested shoppable tags. These are some of this week’s tip stories in tech. Want to accept a Weekly Roundup in your inbox? Well, turns out we can.
1. Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s new solar roof panels that a association hopes will change a approach we use green power in a home. Also suggested was the new Powerwall 2.0 battery section that now packs twice a appetite storage. The solar roof tiles come in 4 graphic styles, and are pure to solar though ambiguous when noticed from an angle. And they’re not usually a conform statement — a new tiles could turn some-more efficient, durable and cost-effective than existent solar row options.
2. Samsung won’t quit after a bursting phone debacle. The association is focused on the Galaxy S8 and is already earnest discounts to constant users. The S8 handset will have a new design, a improved camera and “an extended artificial-intelligence service.”
3. After Apple’s large phenomenon of a MacBook Pro, everybody is perplexing to make clarity of a new Touch Bar. One take is that a Touch Bar is a compromise between adding a hold shade on a MacBook and ignoring hold entirely.
4. A large amicable media criticism exploded on Facebook, nonetheless Facebook’s Trending complement was hours late in picking it up. People around a nation were checking in on Facebook during a Standing Rock Native American Reservation in an bid to supposedly impede internal Morton County military from targeting protesters attending in chairman to quarrel an oil tube by ancestral genealogical lands.
5. LinkedIn launched a new portal called Salary, that acts as a tracker to collect and analyze salaries globally. It will let users draft a connectors between themselves, their career, their industry and a wider economy.
6. Google finally strictly launched its Tango smartphone protracted reality system to a masses. Right now, it’s usually accessible on Lenovo’s Phab2 Pro, that arrived in U.S. stores this week, though we can design to see this in a garland of Android phones in a subsequent year or so.
7. Instagram wants to confederate a selling knowledge into a app though interrupting your scrolling with a browser window. That’s because the social network is testing shoppable tags on photos. Retailers can tab products in their photos, that are dark behind a “Tap to perspective products” button.
8. There were dual vital benefit highlights: Facebook reported a extravagantly successful Q3, earning $7.01 billion in income and $1.09 EPS. On a other finish of a spectrum, GoPro unhappy Wall Street as it missed income expectations by 23 percent and nearly $75 million.
9. Microsoft launched a Slack aspirant called Teams as a preview, and we went hands on, final that while a app does a flattering good pursuit organizing a lot of calm during once, Teams is late to a game.
11. Amazon wants to strengthen a participation in Asia. The U.S. sell hulk doesn’t now offer internal services in Southeast Asia, though it is operative to enter a segment with a launch in Singapore in Q1 2017.
13. George Hotz has cancelled a Comma One, his unconstrained pushing startup’s initial product that would’ve authorised certain cars to benefit autopilot-like highway pushing assistance abilities with an aftermarket add-on.