New Snap Spectacles confirmed by FCC

The existence of at least one new pair of wearable Spectacle glasses for Snapchat has just been confirmed by the FCC’s radiation chambers. The documents published today, and first spotted by Variety, describe a “wearable video camera” made by Snap Inc. with “Spectacles” branding and “Model 002” printed on the packing label. Although most of the documents accompanying the filing are obscured under a confidentiality request, a little digging reveals support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 (BLE).

Apple says it’s now powered by 100 percent renewable energy worldwide

Apple announced recently that its business is now powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources. The news is a major victory that the iPhone maker has been working toward for years through the purchase of green energy bonds and other renewable investments in its supply chain and physical infrastructure. The company’s last milestone, announced two years ago, was 93 percent of its worldwide operations running on clean energy.

Qualcomm’s new vision chips can power sports cams, security cameras, and robots

Qualcomm is introducing a new line of chips today that are custom-made for smart cameras. The new line is called the Vision Intelligence Platform, and it’s meant to get AI features, extreme low-light image processing, image stabilization, and computer vision abilities into more cameras — and to do it better than a repurposed smartphone chip could.

Almost 3 million EU citizens hit by Facebook data breach

Facebook has reportedly told the European Union that nearly three million people in the bloc could have been affected by the data-sharing scandal involving Cambridge Analytica. According to EU Commission spokesman Christian Wigand, Facebook said that up to 2.7 million citizens may have had their data breached. Mr Wigand said that the EU's justice commissioner Vera Jourova will have a telephone call with Mark Zuckerberg early next week regarding the data breach.

Aurora Station: First-ever luxury hotel in space announced

Tourists will soon be able to boldly go where no holidaymakers have gone before thanks to the launch of the first-ever luxury hotel in space. Announced during the Space 2.0 summit in San Jose, California, on Thursday, the ambitious Aurora Station project plans to allow six people - including two crew members - the opportunity to enjoy first-class accommodation above Earth as part of a 12-day odyssey among the stars.

Lyft is considering entering Japan’s challenging ride-hailing market for some reason

Lyft, Uber’s chief nemesis in the U.S., is thinking of entering the fiercely competitive Japanese ride-hailing space, according to comments from one of its founders. “We would love to be in Japan, and we also will be looking at that possibility,” John Zimmer, Lyft co-founder and president, said at the New Economy Summit 2018 in Tokyo. “I think the regulatory framework here will play an even larger role than it likely had in other regions,” he added, according to a report from Japan Times.

Armis raises $30 million Series B as enterprise IoT security heats up

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