Technology is offering a workaround to increasingly strict abortion regulations, Apple’s ‘Find My’ feature goes one step further, and how Amazon chooses its choices. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. (Sign up here to get this in your inbox every weekday.)
Telemedicine makes it safe to get abortion drugs in the mail
Between misleadingly named “heartbeat bills,” fewer and fewer clinics and providers, and tighter and tighter restrictions, it’s getting harder for women to get abortions. One way around all that might be prescribing the drugs that induce abortions via telemedicine, and new research in the journal Contraception, the “TelAbortion study,” says that this approach is safe and effective. It might even be enough to change the rules in the 19 states that currently ban telemedicine in abortion outright.
The Clever Cryptography Behind Apple’s ‘Find My’ Feature
On Monday at WWDC, Apple executive Craig Federighi announced a new location-tracking feature for Apple Devices. The latest version of the ‘Find My’ feature, which will included in upcoming versions of iOS and max OS, will broadcast Bluetooth signals from Apple devices even when they’re offline. Using the cloud, your Apple products will now be able to relay their location…even when they’re sleeping in a thief’s bag.
People like to have choices, just not too many. ‘Amazon’s Choice,’ an installment in Amazon’s suite of features designed to help shoppers pick between seemingly identical products, is a black badge bestowed to single product per search term. But how does Amazon choose its choices? Amazon won’t say. It’s a mystery that many have tried to solve–some guess that Amazon considers product return rate in their algorithm, others argue Amazon picks items that are most easily fulfilled out of their warehouses. At the end of the day, though, the final choice of what to buy is still up to you.
WIRED Recommends: The Best Alternatives to Apple’s Mac and MacBook
On Monday, we watched the unveiling of the most powerful Mac ever created. But tbh, there are plenty cheaper, better options out there. Here’s a round up of the best non-Mac computers, so you can have a powerful device and some money left in the bank.
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