New from Louis Vuitton: The handbag with display
Here comes the handbag for the high-tech lady of today. The French veterans of Louis Vuitton have shown the first handbags with screens on their show “LV Cruise 2020” in New York. One bag has an AMOLED display with the HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,440 pixels on the front, a second model even comes with two screens. During the presentation on the runway, various photos from New York and the demo of an internet browser were displayed. According to Engadget, Louis Vuitton sees the “extension of the smartphone” in the high-tech handbags, because in the future the mobile phone can remain in the pocket for watching videos. Whether, when and at what price the high-tech bags come on the market, Louis Vuitton still retains for himself. However, a special offer for the Tchibo Prize is not expected.
Tinder brings Lite app – just for engagements?
If the flirt app Tinder appears as a “lite version”, questions arise. Do you use the “real” Tinder when looking for a partner to marry – and “Tinder Lite” only for engagements? But the creators of the amorous app did not think that way. “Tinder Lite”, which is currently being developed and appears to be “coming soon” according to Digital Trends, is to be significantly reduced in terms of technology – and thus also to function well with slow internet connections and on weaker smartphones. The Diet Tinder could thus attract millions of new users who have only simple cell phones or live in regions with poor network connectivity, for example in Southeast Asia. For CEO Mandy Ginsberg, the new app is an important building block in maintaining Tinder’s growth, with paid subscriptions up 38 percent in Q1 2019 compared to the same quarter last year.
The Apple credit card is here
At the end of March, Apple introduced the “Apple Card” in a keynote address – its own credit card, which can be used in collaboration with Goldman Sachs wherever shops are not yet offering the Apple Pay payment service. Now Apple has apparently started a test for employees, in which the card is used for the first time in the wild. The always well-connected Leaker Ben Geskin shows a first photo – on which he has written his own name on the map in order to protect his source.
Accordingly, the Apple Card is as announced not made of plastic, but of titanium. And for security reasons, the credit card number is not printed, it is only available via Apple’s Wallet app on the associated iPhone. The most interesting thing about the photo: For the first time you can see the case in which Apple delivers the card. According to AppleInsider, it contains an NFC chip that automatically connects the card to iPhone and Wallet. The coupling should be about as easy as working with the AirPods. As launch date Apple calls so far only the summer of 2019.
Sebastian Vettel: In this app still world champion?
Five races have gone so far in the Formula 1 season 2019 – and Mercedes celebrated five double victories. The Formula 1 will yawn to the formula. And Ferrari makes life difficult even with dubious racing strategies. But now Sebastian Vettel can still be world champion – at least virtually. For just iOS and Android “F1 Manager” appeared, the first official management game for Formula 1 for many years. It includes all real drivers, teams and tracks. And players can show that they come up with smarter tactics than Vettel team boss Mattia Binotto, and that they can better cope with the rivalry between the four-time world champion and the rebellious young star Charles Leclerc. The game actually offers countless opportunities to build and lead a Formula One team – but upset once again with usurious prices up to 109.99 euros for in-app purchases.
Download the brand new F1 Manager mobile game. Take control, make the big calls and master the art of race to become the best F1 team in the world!
iOS – https://t.co/b61q1pg8FY
Android – https://t.co/6dRDCplXmF pic.twitter.com/3lkBW1kmDR
– Formula 1 (@ F1) May 10, 2019
Update paralyzes ankle cuffs
If software updates go wrong or paralyze an app – then this is usually annoying, but quite to get over. But in the Netherlands, a failed update has created real danger. Because that was the electronic shackles of hundreds of suspects and criminals paralyzed. The seemingly unleashed victims, who are usually in house arrest, could therefore no longer be monitored, and could have moved freely during this time. The failure lasted several hours last week, according to Engadget. He was considered by the Dutch police as so dangerous that many carriers of ankle restraints were visited at home or even sent to prison as a precautionary measure.
The end of the LEAD: Mattel explains Uno
The family fun Uno is 50 years old this year. And so the big question of all Uno card players has been for half a century: Can a player who gets four cards aufgerummt put two more drauflegen – and thus bring the next player equal to six penalty cards? Uno manufacturer Mattel has this question with a tweet now once and officially clarified: No, he can not! The player must take the four cards from the pile, the six-trick is illegal. “But we know that you’ve tried that,” Mattel quips in his tweet, for which there were now almost 80,000 likes.
If someone puts down a +4 card, you must draw 4 and your turn is skipped. You can not put down a +2 to make the next person draw 6. We know you’ve tried it. #UNO pic.twitter.com/wOegca4r0h
– UNO (@realUNOgame) 4 May 2019
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