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MWC: Swayy app lets you share your future location with close friends, or groups you curate

Given that this week Instagram revealed that it was developing a “Friend Map” feature, it was interesting and timely to run into a startup during Mobile World Congress that plans to go beyond even that. Swayy is an iPhone app startup that allows you to share not your current location, but your next intended location. That could be either in a couple of hours in the future, or even weeks or months away. So why on earth would anyone want to do that? Well, as founder Daneh Westropp told me, the advantage is that instead…

Remaking Ed: How Street Fighter 6’s New Character Represents Its Future

It’s been a while since Street Fighter V made Ed a playable character, and he’s changed a bit since then. Still wreathed in Psycho power like Bison, he has slimmed down a bit aesthetically but his gameplay in Street Fighter 6 feels simultaneously more robust and more focused than his previous incarnation. What results is an incredibly fun, fluid, powerful character that is easy enough to pick up, but with plenty of depth for those who truly want to explore his potential.During Capcom Cup X, I sat down for…

AirPods of the future could have magnetically-replaceable ear tips

The AirPods Pro fit perfectly between the cheaper AirPods and the hefty price of AirPods Max thanks to their unique design and cost, yet a recent patent suggests they could get even more unique in the future.As originally reported by PatentlyApple, future AirPods could get ear tips that magnetically attach to the buds. This is presumably for the AirPods Pro, given traditional AirPods don’t use tips. This could make swapping tips out super easy if you share a pair or want to play a friend a new song you’ve been jamming…

Is Motorola’s Adaptive Display Concept Really the Future of Phones?

Concept devices can often be ‘vapourware’ and never arrive on the market, but Motorola’s flexible smartphone might well be the future of the smartphone form factor.  I checked it out at MWC 2024 in Barcelona this week, and while there are some aspects I like, there are others I’m definitely not looking for in a smartphone.  Although concepts are good and bad for various reasons, which I won’t get into here, they do offer a potential look at what’s to come in the years ahead. Motorola’s Adaptive display concept…

32 Movies Set In The Future That Are Now In The Past

From comedies to sci-fi (especially sci-fi) Hollywood has been churning out movies set in the far distant future. A future, it turns out, that has come and gone here in our actual Earth timeline. Here's a list where we explore when those movies were made, what year they were set in, and how they look today. (Image credit: Universal/Amblin)Back To The Future Part IIThis might be the most notorious movie on this list. Back to the Future Part II was released in 1989 and when Marty, Doc, and Jennifer go to the future, it's…

Why this tiny medical device points to the future of digital health

Medical imaging may not sound like the sexiest frontier in a digital health revolution that spans head-spinning advances from the rise of AI in medicine-making to robot-assisted surgery. It is, however, fundamental to medicine, allowing doctors to peer inside a human body to inform diagnoses and monitor patients. It’s also a field ripe for disruption through technologies that are smaller, easier to use, and can produce more sophisticated and high-quality images—with a smaller price tag. To that end, Butterfly Network, a…

The Future of Energy – Scientists Unveil Roadmap for Bringing Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells to Market

KAUST scientists have developed a roadmap for commercializing highly efficient perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells, promising a future of affordable clean energy. Addressing challenges from real-world application to manufacturing, they aim to transform the global energy landscape, with the technology’s market value expected to exceed $10 billion within ten years. Credit: 2024 KAUSTResearchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have developed a comprehensive plan to introduce perovskite/silicon…

Honda Thinks This Segway for VR Could Be the Future

Honda announced a new “Extended Reality Mobility Experience” debuting at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, where the company will invite attendees to strap on a VR headset and strap into a fancy wheelchair. The future is here, maybe. The stunt uses Honda’s new UNI-ONE, a personal mobility device with self-balancing technology similar to a Segway, which lets riders steer by leaning their bodies in a given direction. The carmaker is promoting the UNI-ONE as a mobility device for people with disabilities, but it seems…

Gigi Hadid & Bradley Cooper Engrossed In Planning Their Future Together?

Gigi Hadid is dating Bradley Cooper, and it looks like things are heating up between the two of them. Now they are more serious about their relation than previously. A source tells Entertainment Tonight that the couple is serious about each other and are looking to make plans for the future. “Gigi and Bradley have been spotted in New York City together,” the source says. A source close to ET said that Gigi and Bradley are serious about their relationship and have already discussed their future plans…