1. Apple’s iPhone Recycling Robot
With Earth Day right around the corner, Apple has released its newest recycling robot, Daisy, along with an entire press announcement about the company’s efforts to become more environmentally friendly. Daisy is essentially an upgraded version of Liam, Apple’s recycling robot released back in 2016. The bot can fully disassemble nine different versions of iPhones along with sorting their reusable parts. Daisy can dismantle up to 200 iPhones per hour, giving Apple an alternative to other methods that can destroy recyclable materials in the process. Additionally, Apple has announced their new recycling program, GiveBack. or each device a participant turns in or trades from now until April 30th, Apple will make a donation to Conservation International, an environmental nonprofit.
(Source: Tech Crunch)
2. Netflix Adds Story Feature
Yesterday, Netflix released their new feature, mobile previews. The feature is similar to the story feature on apps like Snapchat and Instagram. It allows users to preview movies and television shows available on the subscription service. The 30-second previews are essentially trailers for mobile devices. To use the mobile preview feature, click the preview circle available on the top of the screen after launching the app. The previews are customized to each user’s unique preferences. It’s now live on iOS apps and will soon expand to Android apps.
(Source: The Verge)
3. YouTube TV Launches Online-Only Channel
Entertainment is relocating itself from television screens to web browsers. YouTube TV has succumbed to the trend and has officially added its first online-only network channel called Cheddar. Coined as the “CNBC for millennials,” Cheddar will be a financial news outlet targeted towards young individuals. YouTube TV is a unique platform that merges digital and cable into one platform. This increase in production formats is predicted to raise YouTube TV’s market share for now; however, Cheddar streaming free content could also decrease the subscription’s value in the long run.
(Source: The Hustle)