EMPIST Tech News Roundup: Friday, February 15, 2019

News | February 15, 2019

Top tech news of the week: We’ve got the all the latest happenings in tech this week. Find out the inside scoop on Postscript, Apple, Bitcoin and much more. Keep reading for more tech news!  

Postscript Wants to Be the MailChimp for SMS 

TechCrunch | Fri Feb 15, 2019 — Is email dying? Postscript is a startup that wants to reinvent the email game. Noticing the increase in mobile and SMS e-commerce traffic, they are ready to take segmented SMS users to the next level. Move over, MailChimp! Read the full story >>  

Apple ‘Confirms’ Shock New iPhone Upgrades 

Forbes | Thurs Feb 14, 2019 — The tech news rumors are true! Apple just confirmed the release of two new iPhones (and early.) What do you think the new iPhones will feature? After announcing modified versions of several of their current iPhone models in Germany, it was stated that the updates to the existing phones would involve swapping the models with Qualcomm modems. Read the full story >>  

Autonomous Cars Are Not Ready for Public Deployment 

TechRepublic | Fri Feb 15, 2019 — Everyone is trying to get into the self-driving car craze. Industry giants like Google, Apple, Waymo, Toyota, and Uber are among the many companies testing out this technology. After billions of dollars poured into this study, it has been reported that human assistance is still needed on average at the 14-mile mark. Read the full story >>  

Coinbase Users Can Now Withdraw Bitcoin SV Following BCH Fork 

TechCrunch | Fri Feb 15, 2019 — Are you a Coinbase user? If so, this tech news is for you! This past November, the Bitcoin Cash chain split up into two different chains. Therefore, you might notice some new tokens in your Coinbase account. The split was due to disagreements amongst Bitcoin Cash developers on upgrade options. This is messy, folks. Read the full story >>  

You’ll Have to Mark Your Drone with an ID Under Anti-Terror Rule 

The Star | Fri Feb 15, 2019 — Your drone is going to need an ID. An unmarked drone can be a security concern, especially around airports. This and many other factors prompted the US government and the Federal Aviation Administration to take action. Federal Registration for your drone takes effect on February 23rd. Read the full story >>  

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