Weekly News Roundup Feb. 10-17
Pokémon Go releases Generation II Pokémon
The Pokémon Go team has announced a new generation for the first time since it’s initial launch in July 2016.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) February 16, 2017
Summary of what was announced: Additional Pokémon, New Evolutions, New Encounter Gameplay, New Berries, New Avatars and an Expanded Wardrobe.
Now is a good time to continue catching them all if you have’t played since the summer phenomenon has died down.
Introducing the robotic “Plan Bee”
A student in Georgia has designed a “bee drone” that has the essence of a bee.
— CNN International (@cnni) February 16, 2017
This bee drone is said to do everything that a bee can, like flying and pollinating flowers. While it’s stinger may not fall off when it bites a human, this bee drone is still pretty close to real-life.
Have you all see that episode of Black Mirror? You know, the episode called Hated In The Nation where robotic bees were introduced and it didn’t end so well. For those of you who haven’t, here is a brief recap (spoilers ahead).
Apple Worldwide Developer Conference Announced
Apple announced the date and time of its yearly Worldwide Developer Conference.
— Engadget (@engadget) February 17, 2017
The 2017 WWDC will be a little bit closer to home as it will be held in San Jose at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center instead of San Fransisco this year. WWDC has not be held at this location since 2002. This annual conference usually highlights the next innovations in MacOS, iOS, WatchOS and tvOS software.
Mark Zuckerberg reveals his Facebook manifesto
Mark Zuckerberg revealed his 5,800 word essay on Facebook this week which established his plan to use Facebook to connect in a multitude of ways.
Mark Zuckerberg lays out his vision for Facebook https://t.co/4TwWt3rrsE
— AP Business News (@APBusiness) February 16, 2017
Zuckerberg strongly believes that more connectedness is the right direction for the world but right now it is not enough.
Zuckerberg does comment on fake news in his article as well.
“We’ve made progress fighting hoaxes the way we fight spam, but we have more work to do.”
NSYNC to finally be released on vinyl
Lance Bass, former member of the boy band NSYNC, told the public that 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of their album, Home for Christmas and to celebrate, the album will be released on vinyl.
— SPIN (@SPIN) February 17, 2017
That release will mark the first NSYNC record to be released and vinyl and hopefully not the last.
The boys also are receiving a star on the Walk of Fame this year as well. Let’s hope the two incidents coincide.