Apple Music for Android offers more details on upcoming lossless streaming

It was only earlier this month 9to5Mac found evidence to suggest Apple is preparing to launch a lossless offering within Music, and now its sister site has uncovered more information about the potential upgrade. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/apple-music-lossless-streaming-android-apk-223911312.html

Peak Design is launching a new used gear exchange

Peak Design, the bag and accessory maker that created one of our favorite backpacks, is launching a new online exchange in the US for people to buy and sell used Peak Design products. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/11/22425546/peak-design-used-bags-equipment-marketplace-craigslist

Sony’s DualSense controller now works with Apple devices for PS5 remote play

You’ll be able to use a DualSense controller to play PS5 games on Apple devices after you upgrade to the latest version of the PS Remote Play app for iOS. Sony has rolled out the ability for iPhones running iOS14.5 and iPads running iPadOS 14. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/sony-dualsense-apple-ps5-remote-play-055129274.html

Harley-Davidson anoints Livewire as its official electric bike brand

Back in 2019, Harley-Davidson released the LiveWire, its first all-electric motorcycle. Now it plans to use the LiveWire name to launch an all-electric motorcycle brand. LiveWire will announce its first EV on July 8th, with a showing at the International Motorcycle Show to follow one day later. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/harley-davidson-livewire-electric-motorcycle-brand-182501586.html

Stranger Things 4’s latest teaser is a glimpse of Eleven’s dark past

It’s been a long time since Netflix first announced Stranger Things 4 — the upcoming fourth season of the streamer’s hugely popular series — but there’s finally a new trailer teasing the next adventures of the Hawkins gang. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/6/22422642/stranger-things-4-new-trailer-netflix-eleven

The PS5 now has a YouTube TV app

The PlayStation 5 now has a YouTube TV app, arriving more than six months after the console launched. That means anyone lucky enough to actually buy Sony’s latest console now has another way to watch live TV on it, as first spotted by Android Police. YouTube TV costs $64. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/6/22422812/ps5-youtube-tv-roku-sony-playstation-5-app-streaming

China’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Exceed Those of All Other Developed Countries Combined

Countries around the world have been committing to ambitious measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions. New research shows they have further to go than they thought. via Technology and News Today https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/chinas-greenhouse-gas-emissions-exceed-those-of-all-other-developed-countries-combined/

AirTag review: They work great—maybe a little too great

Apple’s AirTag is not a revolutionary new product. Rather, it’s a significant refinement of an idea that, up until now, has been fairly niche. It works very, very well, but it works so well it seems to undermine Apple’s attempts to focus its products on privacy and security. via Technology and News Today https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/airtag-review-a-neat-product-at-odds-with-apples-pro-privacy-messaging/

New climate goals are going to need a lot more minerals

The world isn’t mining enough minerals to reach a future that runs on clean energy, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Minerals like lithium, cobalt, and nickel are the building blocks for clean energy economies. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/5/22421081/critical-minerals-climate-change-goals-clean-energy

Disney’s REAL lightsaber looks insane! Here’s how it may work

Disney released video of a working lightsaber that will be part of the entertainment at the Star Wars-themed hotel, Galactic Starcruiser. Bridget Carey explains how the company likely pulled off this feat of engineering.

0:00 Lightsaber!
0:23 Galactic Starcruiser
0:41 Flashback
1:15 “Real” lightsab via Technology and News Today https://youtube.com/watch?v=HDgr01OT0h4&feature=share

HomePod Mini Supports the New Thread Protocol That Could Transform the Smart Home

Besides the A5 chip, backlit touch surface, support for stereo speaker setups, Ultra Wideband capability and $100 price tag, there’s something else about the new HomePod Mini that you might not have noticed: support for a little-known smart home protocol called Thread. via Technology and News Today https://gizmodo.com/homepod-mini-supports-the-new-thread-protocol-that-coul-1845389973

Graphene: 200 Times Stronger Than Steel, 1,000 Times Lighter Than Paper

In 2004, two scientists at the University of Manchester conducted a deceptively simple experiment with potentially world-changing consequences. The researchers, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, were playing around with graphite, the stuff in the tip of your pencil. via Technology and News Today https://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/new-inventions/graphene.htm