Friday Five: June 21 - 27

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  • by: Jerry Caggiano

For this week’s Friday Five, we take a look at Google adding a new feature that predicts crowdedness on trains and buses, to an e-tattoo that has the potential to detect heart disease, and more!

Google announced on Thursday that it is introducing new transit crowdedness predictions in its Maps app. Now, you can see how crowded your bus, train, or tube is likely to be before heading out on your commute. (The Verge)


Ossia's wireless padless charging technology is ready to replace today's tangle of cables with a fully wireless radio-wave charging system. Ossia's Cota wireless charging beams power through the air on the same 2.4GHz radio frequency used by Wi-Fi networking. (CNet)


Retailers cut their YouTube ad spend by 20% for the first five months of this year, compared with the same period last year. Sources say it may be due to the rapid closures of retail stores. (Mobile Marketer)


Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled robotic arm that provides a more efficient way to pack boxes, saving time and money. (Gadget Snow)


New technology developed by a team from the University of Texas at Austin has the potential to detect deadly heart diseases before they strike. The "e-tattoo" adheres to skin and wirelessly reads biometrics to report on your heart health. (Popular Mechanics)

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