Apple’s AirTag item trackers are reasonably priced, small, and already quite useful. (I have one attached to my keys and slipped one in my wallet). However, they do require some sort of additional device to keep them attached to things. Yes, there are official (and cheaper, unofficial) key chains and items, but the lack of a key chain hole is a frustration. So can I do it myself and drill a hole?
According to a recent teardown of iFixit, Yes. It explains how to punch a hole in an AirTag – don’t forget to remove the battery first. Naturally, this also erases the water resistance of an unbuffered with AirTag. Accuracy is also crucial, otherwise you could easily crush the finely packaged electronics inside.
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Just like Tesla.
Do you know what’s cool right now? Design your own chips. Apple does, and so does Tesla. Now VW wants to come in. The automaker will design its own high-performance chips for autonomous vehicles, and while it doesn’t build the chips itself, it wants to hold the patents. VW has plenty of time to understand chip architecture: company doesn’t expect to sell self-driving cars until 2025, if not later. Read on.
Elon Musk’s company has yet to ship any product.
Neuralink co-founder Max Hodak quietly left the company “a few weeks ago”. He didn’t say why he left the brain-machine interface company, but said he was still a “huge cheerleader” for his former employer’s job. That doesn’t necessarily mean the company is in trouble, but Hodak’s exit could complicate attempts to translate Neuralink’s work into practical products – and we have yet to see a product emerge, although a monkey can now. playing pong with your mind. Read on.
The deal could be a godsend for diabetics
Long-standing rumors of a Apple Watch with blood glucose monitoring will not leave. The last nod for its realization? Reports that UK health tech company Rockley Photonics recently made confirmed in an SEC filing, Apple has been its biggest customer for the past two years, and it has an ongoing agreement to develop future products. Rockley’s focus has been on sensors that monitor blood sugar, pressure, and even alcohol levels. Don’t expect anything too soon: non-invasive blood sugar monitoring is still a a major challenge.Read on.
It has almost double the maximum output, but only in some cases.
Tesla is teasing an improved Powerwall aptly called Powerwall +. In a post on Reddit spotted by Electrek, one user posted a spec sheet of the battery, along with photos of what it would look like when installed. The battery capacity of the upgraded version is still 13.5 kWh, but its maximum power is now 9.6 kW, compared to 5 kW continuous and 7 kW peak. However, this increase in power is only possible when you are in off-grid mode. Read on.
Epic Witness Says Apple App Store Profits Reach 78%
Epic Games is using its lawsuit against Apple to accuse the iPhone maker of being particularly greedy. Expert witness Eric Barns testified that Apple would have had an App Store operating margin of 77.8% in 2019, itself an increase of 74.9% in 2018. He also rejected the witness’s claims. ‘Apple that you could hardly calculate the profit. Unsurprisingly, Apple disagreed and claims the margin calculations are wrong, according to comments received by The edge. He plans to fight the allegations during the trial. Read on.
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