Google’s second-gen wired Nest Doorbell is smaller and offers improved imaging

Google has launched Nest’s second-generation wired doorbell for those who don’t want to monitor their device’s battery levels or to worry about spotty WiFi. The device is around 30 percent smaller than its battery-powered counterpart and could better fit smaller and narrower spaces. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/googles-2nd-gen-wired-nest-doorbell-130036210.html

US set to impose more trade restrictions on Chinese AI and supercomputer companies

The White House is set to unveil rules that would further restrict access to advanced computing technology in China that could be used by its military, according to The New York Times. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/us-trade-restrictions-chinese-miitary-ai-supercomputer-companies-082453795.html

Apple Music now has over 100 million songs

Apple Music just passed a symbolic milestone. Apple has revealed that its streaming music service now has 100 million songs. That’s a significant expansion from the 30 million upon launch in June 2015, and suggests that you’ll probably find the new tunes you want. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/apple-music-100-million-songs-175703163.html

You Really Should Check Out Netflix’s Hidden Menu. Here’s Where to Find It

If you find yourself spending more time scrolling through Netflix than watching movies and TV, there’s a better way. You don’t have to be stuck at the mercy of the algorithm or the newish two-thumbs-up like option. via Technology and News Today https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/you-really-should-check-out-netflixs-hidden-menu-heres-where-to-find-it/

iPhone 14 Pro Crushes Competition In Comprehensive Camera Test

New test results reveal impressively high performance from Apple’s latest iPhone 14 Pro camera. The results come from Dxomark, the well-known quality evaluation laboratory that has been providing scientific tests and scores for the last 15 years. via Technology and News Today https://www.forbes.com/sites/paulmonckton/2022/10/01/iphone-14-pro-crushes-competition-in-comprehensive-camera-test/

AI is already better at lip reading that we are

Yuya Shino / reutersThey Shall Not Grow Old, a 2018 documentary about the lives and aspirations of British and New Zealand soldiers living through World War I from acclaimed Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, had its hundred-plus-year-old silent footage modernized through both colorization an via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/ai-is-already-better-at-lip-reading-that-we-are-183016968.html

Square makes Tap to Pay on iPhone available to all US sellers

Square has publicly launched its Tap to Pay solution for the iPhone after running an early access program these past few months. That means sellers across the US can now use the company’s Point of Sale app to receive payments from customers using just their iPhones anywhere they are. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/square-tap-to-pay-iphone-public-launch-115532796.html

LG Display wants to change your commute with its transparent OLED windows

In context: Train rides can be monotonous, but at least there is sometimes lovely passing scenery to view. Subway commutes are even worse. Sometimes it makes you wonder why they bother putting windows on subway cars at all. via Technology and News Today https://www.techspot.com/news/96120-lg-display-wants-change-commute-transparent-oled-windows.html

The 11 biggest announcements at Amazon’s hardware launch event

Amazon just held its fall hardware launch event, where it revealed a ton of new tech, including a new Kindle Scribe, an updated Fire TV cube, and a second-generation Echo Auto device. Here’s a roundup of some of the most exciting announcements that came out of Amazon’s event. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/9/28/23376481/amazon-echo-event-products-top-announcements-kindle-scribe-fire-tv-halo-alexa

The Morning After: Does Samsung have another phone-battery problem?

A few years ago, Samsung had major battery issues when several faulty Galaxy Note 7 phones had exploding batteries. The devices were recalled, and the company spent a lot of time over the following years outlining all the rigorous battery tests it did to ensure it didn’t happen again. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/the-morning-after-does-samsung-have-another-phone-battery-problem-111547205.html