August 10, 2018

BIGnews in the Tech World: Pupper Edition


The dog days of summer are here and unfortunately that is only bringing hotter temps and no actual dogs. Sad! To rectify that situation please enjoy this pupper themed review of all the latest tech news that has been *hounding* the news cycle these past two weeks.

A Trillion Bones

Last week Apple became the first public U.S. company to reach a $1 trillion valuation. Amazon has been racing Apple to the one trillion mark, surpassing $900 billion market value in July, but a strong earnings report on Tuesday made Apple top dog. What other companies are on Apple’s tail? Google is currently worth around $852 billion and Facebook about $508 billion.

A phone that stays charged all day? Seems pretty far fetched.

Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy Note earlier this week and while the Note 9 isn’t necessarily a revolutionary update, it has two new features that will have Android fans wagging their tails. With the new Note 9, Samsung promises you will be able to use your Galaxy all day before recharging. This is a big turn around from two years ago when the Galaxy Note 7 would catch fire when you charged it…woof. Another exciting feature for the Note 9, which will be available on August 24? Galaxy owners will be the first Android users to get access to the immensely popular game Fortnite. Fanatics with an S7 phone and above can already check out Fortnite Beta on Android.

Axios is cutting through the tall tails to bring the facts to HBO

Axios, a new media company known for its to-the-point analysis of the latest news across a number of consequential topics, is bringing its smart brevity to our television. The online news source signed a deal with HBO to produce a limited docu-news series airing this fall. The series will feature breaking news, interviews with the world’s most influential leaders, and short documentaries on the topics that matter most.

An Important Puprosal

Sometimes your bark can be worse than your bite, especially on social media where the power of words can go along way. BIGclient, Beaver Country Day School, hopes to show students the power of their social media handles by returning to the SXSWedu stage with an important message: social media and virtual reality can be used to build empathy and emotional skills. Social media and VR are thought to encourage less human contact; however, young people can be taught to use these tools to build rather than damage empathy. Beaver hopes to share how they are teaching their students to leverage their social emotional skills while using technology with other educators to help better show students the power they wield with their social handles. You can give Beaver two paws up on their proposal (or as SXSWedu likes to call it, “vote up”) by clicking this link and creating a free account.

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