Tech news to know this week: July 5-11, 2022

    Every day we wake up, drink a cup of coffee and get ready for work. Here are some stories from around the tech world condensed to fit in a cup of coffee. Here’s what you need to know before you step out your door (or in front of the webcam) and into the real world this morning.

    So sit back, grab a cup and start your morning off right with a few “Quick Bytes” from Innovation & Technology Today.

    Large Hadron Collider Will Restart After 3 Years

    The Large Hadron Collider on the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland, is preparing for its third run. Particles will once again collide at near-light speed over the next four years in an effort to learn more about dark matter – an elusive substance that makes up 30.1% of the matter-energy composition. of the universe.

    In the first run of the LHC, the Higgs-Boson was detected, and in the second, new insights about the proton were formed. Now, scientists are hoping for another breakthrough that will reveal the nature of dark matter. A fourth run has also been scheduled to begin in 2030.

    AR contact lenses are getting closer to reality

    An advanced prototype of smart contact lenses has been developed by Mojo Vision, a San Francisco-based technology company that focuses on augmented reality lenses.

    The first live demonstration of a fully featured augmented reality smart contact lens took place at Mojo Vision’s lab in Saratoga, CA on June 23, 2022.

    At the center of the lens is an Arm M0 processor and a Micro LED display with 14,000 pixels per inch. It is only 0.02 inches (0.5 mm) in diameter with a pixel pitch of 1.8 microns, according to Ars Technica.

    Smart contact lenses with built-in display provide users with timely information by understanding real-world context.

    A host of new hardware technologies and features have been embedded directly into the latest prototype’s lens – including new and advanced displays, eye tracking, communications and software. These integrate with eye-based user interfaces to create an AR system.

    The demonstration involved a user wearing one lens for an extended period of time for hours, but the ultimate goal was to overlay a 3D image with two lenses worn simultaneously.

    Tracking apps that periodically progress to anonymity follow Roe v. Wade Rule

    Cycle-tracking apps are scrambling to deploy new software that can make users anonymous after flipping Roe v. Wade. Apps like Flo, Clue, and Apple’s Health app that contain personal information can be subpoenaed in abortion cases in states that prohibit the procedure.

    Natural Cycles, a cycle and fertility tracking app, is working on a way to make users anonymous to the company itself.

    “The goal is to make it so that no one – not even us at Natural Cycles – can identify the user,” said Raoul Scherwitzl, co-founder and co-CEO of the company.

    Phone and app data has long been shared and sold without explicit disclosure, often for advertising purposes.

    And health apps — with the exception of data shared between you and a healthcare provider — are generally not covered by HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. economic, according to WSJ.

    The iPhone turns 15 years old

    On June 29, the iPhone turned 15 years old, marking the successful continuation of one of the world’s most popular and revolutionary technologies. The iPhone’s touch screen became the industry standard for a short time, and its advanced hardware and software technologies paved the way for the powerful computers we have in our pockets today. .

    According to Statista, Apple sold 1.9 million iPhones in 2007, though it wasn’t available until the end of June of that year.

    In 2015, Apple sold 231 million iPhones – a number that hasn’t been surpassed since.

    While smartphone innovation has slowed in recent years, Apple enthusiasts can still see people lining the sidewalks for the latest release.

    Apple has begun a more holistic approach to its products in recent years, integrating pieces of once-distinct technology into a single connected system. The introduction of the Apple Watch in 2014 helped facilitate the change that has become – as many of Apple’s innovations – an industry standard.

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