I ditched my Garmin for the Apple Watch Ultra — here’s what happened

As a fitness editor, I have to be impartial when it comes to the best running watches and best fitness trackers. As a runner, I don’t. via Technology and News Today https://www.tomsguide.com/news/i-ditched-my-garmin-for-the-apple-watch-ultra-heres-what-happened

China has discovered a brand new moon mineral

China is now the third nation to discover a new moon mineral, and it contains an element that could one day power successful nuclear fusion — the holy grail for near-limitless clean energy. Pay dirt: Minerals are naturally occurring crystals that are made of elements. via Technology and News Today https://www.freethink.com/space/moon-mineral

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

Apple AirPods Pro 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

The recently-released second-generation Apple AirPods Pro are a huge step up from the first-generation AirPods Pro, offering improved noise cancellation, better sound quality, battery, and a personalized listening experience, among other upgrades. via Technology and News Today https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/apple-airpods-pro-2-vs-samsung-galaxy-buds-2-pro/

France announces minimum €3 book delivery fee to help booksellers compete with Amazon

The French government has announced it will introduce a minimum charge for book deliveries of €3 (about $2.92) in order to help small booksellers compete with retailing giant Amazon, reports Reuters. The minimum fee will only apply to orders under €35 (about $34.12). via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/9/23/23368219/france-minimum-book-delivery-fee-booksellers-amazon-competition

Apple announces macOS 13 Ventura and iPadOS 16 release dates

It’s official. Apple has finally told us when to expect the iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura updates for iPad and Mac, respectively. According to its website, both software updates are coming in “October.” Though this news was rumored for weeks, it’s the first time Apple has confirmed it. via Technology and News Today https://www.imore.com/mac/macos/apple-announces-macos-13-ventura-and-ipados-16-release-dates