Happy Friday! Here’s a look at tech news for June 17, 2016.
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Last day at WWDC
Developers will soon be filing out of San Francisco, California as Apple’s 27th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) comes to a close. The five-day event launched iOS 10, macOS 10.12, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3.
A 3-D printed bus?
Local Motors, an Arizona-based automaker that crowdsources design, is launching the world’s first 3-D printed bus. Called Olli, the electric shutter bus uses IBM Watson’s car-focused cognitive learning platform. Demonstration rides are available on the new National Harbor campus near Washington, District of Columbia. (The Verge)
Apple is accused of copying a design … in China
The Beijing Intellectual Property Office has demanded that Apple stop selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the city. The are accused of infringing “the design patent of some random Chinese company’s ‘100C’ smartphone under the ‘100+’ brand,” according to Engadget.
Not surprisingly, Apple plans to appeal this decision. In the meantime, both handsets remain available in Beijing.
The inmates at Litchfield Penitentiary are once again in lockdown as the new season of “Orange is the New Black” has dropped on Netflix. #OITNB
Also being discussed on this Friday:
Today, June 17 is Eat Your Vegetables Day. On Saturday, celebrate International Picnic Day. Hug your dad on Sunday, which is Father’s Day.
The Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity begins, running through June 25.
Rewind: On this date in 1215, King John signed the Magna Carta. In 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City, a gift from France.
Have a few more minutes? Check out these other stories making news:
- The 7 best VR games for iPhone, CNET
- “Wicked“ movie gets a 2019 release date, Entertainment Weekly
- New Apple File System promises more speed, flexibility, reliability, ZDNet
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