Weekly News Update 18.05-24.05

A news highlight about what’s new with the tech industry, smart cities and smart mobility in the past week.

Domestic abuse experienced through virtual reality

Filmmaker Lucy Baxter has created a virtual reality film to raise awareness of the impact domestic abuse has on victims. Read more here.

Apple boss testifies in legal battle with Epic Games

Tim Cook, Apple’s boss, took the witness stand and testified in Apple’s legal battle with Fortnite’s maker, Epic Games, over alleged monopoly and claims that Apple’s control over iPhone apps hurts competitors. Read more here.

Snapchat releasing augmented-reality glasses

Snapchat’s augmented-reality glasses, Snapchat Spectacles, are being released but will only be available to a selected amount of content creators. Read more here.

Google announces AI tool that identifies skin conditions

Google’s “dermatology assist tool” which uses artificial intelligence to identify skin, hair and nail conditions based on images uploaded by users has been announced and might be released later this year. Read more here.

Duke University researchers create smart toilet

Researchers from Duke University have created a smart toilet that takes photographs of a person’s stool within the pipe system after flushing to detect gastrointestinal disease. Read more here.

First physical Google store to open in New York

Google announced that they will be opening their first physical store this summer in New York City. Read more here.

Klaudia Żychowska

Klaudia Żychowska is a Polish native who grew up in Chicago. After completing a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Professional Writing at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she decided to move back to Poland to reconnect with her roots. She is fascinated by smart cities and innovative technologies and is responsible for content strategy at NaviParking.

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