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iOS 15 will make FaceTime, Messages and notifications smarter

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At Apple’s developer conference today, the company unveiled upcoming updates to its next mobile platform: iOS 15. Software engineering chief Craig Federighi announced a slew of new features coming to things like FaceTime, Messages and Photos.

Spatial audio will be coming to FaceTime to make the video calling app sound more realistic. Your friends’ audio streams will sound like they’re coming from the side of the screen they’re on. Noise reduction can also make you sound clearer by muting distracting sounds like leafblowers or vacuum cleaners in the background. Using wide spectrum, your mic can pick up your voice as well as the rest of your environment’s sounds. 

A new Grid view lets you see everyone in tiles while FaceTime links are coming to help schedule calls. You can send these in Calendar, WhatsApp and more, and even those on Android and Windows devices can use the links to join your FaceTimes from their browsers. SharePlay will let you watch a video with your friend in a call, and you can keep your movie playing while you explore other stuff on your phone, thanks to Picture-in-Picture support. Apple is introducing a SharePlay API to allow other developers to use this feature and already has support from partners like Disney+, Hulu, HBOMax, Twitch, TikTok and Paramount+. 

In addition to watching a show with your friend over FaceTime, you’ll also be able to see what’s on your phone through Screen Share. 

Federighi also announced updates to the Messages app. Instead of having to keep your unread notifications around to remind you when you receive something from a friend but aren’t ready to check it out yet, the new Share With You feature can help. When friends send you photos in Messages, for example, the relevant images will be saved to your device album. Apple determines relevant images as those that you’re in, so you won’t automatically get screenshots cluttering up your gallery. Share With You also works with Apple Music and Apple TV so that playlists and shows that people send you can be pinned and easily found again later.

Apple is also refining the way notifications work in iOS 15 to make it easier to disconnect when you need. A notification summary gives you a snapshot of all the alerts you’ve missed when you were away, while a Do Not Disturb mode turns them all off. When you’re in DND mode, a status display in apps like Messages will let your contacts know you won’t be getting back to them immediately. 

Federighi also introduced something called Live Text, which seems very similar to Google’s Lens feature. 

After adding credit cards, store loyalty cards and transit or theme park passes to Wallet, Apple’s continuing to add more capabilities. The app already supported car keys for select vehicles, and with iOS 15, you can get hotel room keys starting this fall with over 1,000 Hyatt properties globally. Apple is also bringing identity cards to Wallet. You can scan your driver’s license into the app, and they’ll be recognized by participating states in America. The data is securely encrypted and stored in your secure element. Apple is also working with the TSA to use Wallet IDs in airports. 

The Weather app is also getting an refresh. It’ll feature full-screen high-res weather maps showing air quality and precipitation data. 

Meanwhile, Apple Maps is expanding to Spain and Portugal today, as well as Australia and Italy later this year. The company added a globe view to Maps, and you can zoom into cities to see more details like new custom designed landmarks. Unlike Google’s Street View, this isn’t a photo-realistic rendering but drawings of the area, with impressions including crosswalks, road lanes, trees and overlapping highways. A nighttime mode makes the buildings look like they’re lit by the moon, too. 

Navigations are also getting updates — you’ll be able to pin your favorite transit routes to the top of results. Apple is also introducing an AR-based feature in select cities like London, San Francisco and New York City to let you point your iPhone at buildings to figure out where you need to make your next turn.

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Jaguar Land Rover to test a hydrogen fuel cell-powered Defender this year

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Jaguar Land Rover wants to achieve zero tailpipe emissions by 2036, and one of the steps it’s taking to make that a reality is developing a hydrogen fuel cell-powered Defender. The automaker says it’s currently working on a prototype and plans to start testing the no-emission version of its iconic SUV towards the end of the 2021 in the UK. 

Hydrogen fuel cells can power a vehicle by combining hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, with only water as emission. Jaguar explains that fuel cells enable rapid refueling and have high energy density, making them ideal for larger and longer-range vehicles. Further, vehicles powered by fuel cells perform well in cold environments, since they show minimal loss of range in low temperatures. 

The company has dubbed the work it’s doing to develop the clean energy vehicle as “Project Zeus.” Partly funded by the UK government-backed Advanced Propulsion Center, the initiative will give Jaguar’s engineers the information they need to be able to optimize a hydrogen powertrain. The hope is to develop fuel cell vehicles that can deliver the same performance and capability — when it comes to range, off-road ability and even towing — as their conventional counterparts.

In addition to aiming for zero tailpipe emissions by 2036, Jaguar also hopes to reach net zero carbon emissions across its supply chain, products and operations by 2039. Both goals are part of its “Reimagine” strategy announced back in February when the automaker revealed that it will only build all-electric cars starting in 2025.

Ralph Clague, Head of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Jaguar Land Rover, said in a statement: 

“We know hydrogen has a role to play in the future powertrain mix across the whole transport industry, and alongside battery electric vehicles, it offers another zero tailpipe emission solution for the specific capabilities and requirements of Jaguar Land Rover’s world class line-up of vehicles. The work done alongside our partners in Project Zeus will help us on our journey to become a net zero carbon business by 2039, as we prepare for the next generation of zero tailpipe emissions vehicles.”

Jaguar didn’t reveal a timeline for the fuel cell Defender other than it will start undergoing a battery of tests this year to verify key attributes, including off-road capability and fuel consumption.

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Twitter might let you ‘unmention’ yourself from tweets

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Twitter is exploring a new way to prevent the kind of “unwanted attention” that often results in harassment. The company is working on tools that, if launched, would allow users to prevent people from mentioning them without the block or mute button. 

Described by Twitter product designer Dominic Camozzi as “early concepts,” the features would give Twitter users the ability to “unmention yourself” and control who can tag them in future tweets.

Similar to untagging yourself on Facebook, unmentioning would essentially unlink your handle from a tweet and prevent you from being tagged in future replies, according to mock-ups shared by Camozzi. The feature could also allow you to block specific users from mentioning you in the future without the need to block their accounts outright. Another potential iteration would let you block any new mentions for a set number of days.

The concept is similar to one that allows users to limit replies to their tweets. Like that feature, the ability to “unmention” could help address some of the more toxic behaviors that often lead to large scale harassment on Twitter. For example, in one version previewed by Camozzi, the app would be able to notify you when you start to get “a lot” of mentions. From there, you could hop into your settings and change who can mention you or pause them altogether in order to “quickly address situations that have suddenly escalated.”

The features could give users additional tools to deal with situations when viral tweets result in large-scale harassment. Unlike limiting replies, which must be done before you send a tweet, the “unmention” features could be used after the fact or proactively. The tools might not prevent people from saying nasty things altogether but it could shield users from having to wade through a mass of toxic replies or manually block or mute hundreds of accounts.

Camozzi didn’t say when, or even if, these features could make their way to users, but that Twitter is looking for feedback on the ideas.

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Shocking no one, Capcom announces ‘Resident Evil Village’ DLC

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Capcom will release new downloadable content for Resident Evil Village. “By popular demand, development has just started on additional DLC for Resident Evil Village,” the company said during its E3 presentation on Monday. Whether that additional content will continue the story of Resident Evil Village, Capcom didn’t say. It also didn’t share a release date, but did promise to offer more information at a later date.

In the meantime, fans of the series can look forward to Resident Evil RE: Verse. Capcom will release the game, where you can play as some of the franchise’s most iconic characters in deathmatch-style multiplayer matches, next month. RE:Verse was initially supposed to launch alongside Village, but Capcom delayed the game following its beta to sort out a variety of technical issues.   

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Razer made a tiny 130W GaN charger that costs $180

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Depending on who you ask, gallium nitride (GaN) electronics may one day change the world. And we already see the material leading to smaller and more efficient power adapters. At its E3 press briefing, Razer announced a 130W GaN charger. Measuring in at 32 by 77 by 62 mm, it’s small enough to fit in your pocket but can simultaneously charge two USB-C devices at 100W and another two USB-A devices at 18W each. With foldable prongs, the entire adapter weighs in at 349g or just over 12 ounces. Included in the box are international adapters that allow you to use it outside of North America. 

Sometime within the next 30 days, you’ll be able to get all of those capabilities for the eye-watering price of $180. Even by the standards of GaN chargers, that’s a lot to pay for a power adapter. On Amazon, you can find ones like this one from RAVPower that sell for about $60

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