Apple awarded $250 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to Corning, provider of precision glass for iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad.
Blue launched a new version of the Yeti microphone, the Yeti X, shown below. The device is being targeted at gaming, streaming and podcasting, but the signature new feature is VO!CE Software, which gives creators and streamers professional voice effects and presets at the touch of a button. Internally, it features a four-capsule condenser microphone array, and it offers high-res LED metering. The presets and effects mentioned above are controlled through a a multi-function smart knob. It ships in October for $169.99.
Mophie is launching a new 3-in-1 wireless charging pad for your AirPods, Apple Watch, and compatible iPhones in new black Ultrasuede.
One of our most popular deals is back: the BentoStack, an organizer for your Apple accessories. Borrowing its design from a Japanese bento box, BentoStack fits everything just so. It includes four adjustable compartment dividers and two 2 silicone straps, and it’s $42.95 through our deal, and there’s a silver version, too.
Amazon Music HD is a new service that provides high quality streaming for audiophiles. New subscribers to Amazon Music Unlimited get a three month free trial.
A patent granted to Apple today references a robot that could autonomously carry a power cord to an electric car.
Amazon changed the way its search algorithm works. According to an exclusive report by the Wall Street Journal, changed products that are more profitable for the online retailer.
Amazon optimized the secret algorithm that ranks listings so that instead of showing customers mainly the most-relevant and best-selling listings when they search—as it had for more than a decade—the site also gives a boost to items that are more profitable for the company. The adjustment, which the world’s biggest online retailer hasn’t publicized, followed a years long battle between executives who run Amazon’s retail businesses in Seattle and the company’s search team, dubbed A9, in Palo Alto, Calif., which opposed the move, the people said. Any tweak to Amazon’s search system has broad implications because the giant’s rankings can make or break a product. The site’s search bar is the most common way for U.S. shoppers to find items online, and most purchases stem from the first page of search results, according to marketing analytics firm Jumpshot.
NBC Universal announced more details of its streaming service, Peacock, which will arrive in April 2020 boasting a vault of popular content.
Apple has ordered a series adaptation of The Mosquito Coast starring Justin Theroux. The series is based on a novel.