EMPIST Tech News Roundup: Friday, February 22, 2019

News | February 22, 2019

Top tech news of the week: We are here to provide you with the latest and greatest happenings in the tech space, week after week. See what’s happening with Apple, Amazon, Qualcomm, AWS and more. Ready for some tech news? Keep reading!  

 Apple Could Be Working with Goldman Sachs on a Credit Card 

TechCrunch | Thurs Feb 21, 2019 — Did you see this tech news coming? A WSJ report stated that Apple and Goldman Sachs are partnering on a project together. The goal of this project is to create a credit card that is focused on Apple Pay and some other iOS integrations. This could be what starts a new wave in card-based payment. Read the full story >>  

AWS Firecracker: 10 Things Every Tech Pro Should Know 

TechRepublic | Weds Feb 20, 2019 — AWS thought it was time to step up their game in serverless cloud computing. Thus, Firecracker was born! Firecracker is the latest VM product that acts as a combination of a standard VM and a container. Keep reading for the full user guide. Read the full story >>  

Qualcomm Launches New Chip to Power 5G Smartphones 

The Star | Weds Feb 20, 2019 — The second generation of Qualcomm is here! Recently, Qualcomm Inc designed a second-generation modem chip that connects phones to 5G networks. This new chip is said to dramatically improve wireless data connections for smartphone users. Qualcomm plans to launch the modem chips later this year. 5G for all! Read the full story >>  

Amazon to Fund Computer Science Courses in Over 1,000 U.S. High Schools 

TechCrunch | Thurs Feb 21, 2019 — Who doesn’t love a ‘good news’ tech news story? Recently, Amazon has invested in some NYC educational programs to give back. If that wasn’t enough, Amazon just announced that it will be bringing computer science courses to over 1,000 high schools across the United States. These classes will be funded through Amazon’s Future Engineer program. This initiative is estimated to reach tens of thousands of students in America. Read the full story >>  

IT in the ED? The Growing Role of Tech in The Emergency Room 

Forbes | Thurs Feb 21, 2019 — We’ve got tech news coming up, stat! Scientists and engineers alike are always trying to create technological solutions for the healthcare industry. We’ve come a long way over the years, but there is still lots of work to be done. Soon IT protocol will become more integrated at places like the Emergency Department in your hospital.  Read the full story >>  

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