This week, the tech world received a new development in the long-running Elon Musk versus Twitter saga, with Musk finally agreeing to buy out the social media company.
Elsewhere in app-related news, Twitter introduced the ability for users to combine photos, videos and GIFs in one tweet and TikTok revealed its plans to launch live shopping in the U.S. And in hardware, rumors have circulated that the Apple iPhone 15 Ultra will feature two front cameras.
Below, Hypebeast has rounded up the top tech stories of the week so you can stay up to date on trends in the industry.
Only two weeks before his trial with Twitter was set to commence, Elon Musk has once again changed his mind and will be buying out Twitter after all. Lawyers for Musk submitted a letter to the SEC declaring that the Tesla CEO now plans to proceed with the original plan to purchase Twitter for $44 billion USD.
Previous news reports foreshadowed that Musk would likely lose his trial. Musk’s legal team noted that the deal would take place only on the condition that Twitter agrees to “adjourn the trial and all other proceedings related.”
A leaked design of Apple‘s forthcoming iPhone 15 Ultra showcases a few different elements setting the product apart from differentiators from other devices. According to industry analyst MajinBu, the new Ultra will include two front-facing cameras, as well as 256GB storage and will utilize USB-C with Thunderbolt 4 speeds.
It’s not yet clear exactly how Apple will make use of the two front-facing cameras. MajinBu, however, predicted that the iPhone 15 Ultra will replace the Pro Max in the tech giant’s forthcoming release.
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Following Facebook’s shutdown of its shopping platform, TikTok is seeking to fill the gap by integrating live shopping into its app. The social media platform is in talks with a company called TalkShopLive to launch the feature beginning in the United States, the Financial Times reported.
Live shopping will likely utilize live streams, where viewers can tune in to a broadcast showcasing products from brands and independent shops and buy items in real-time.
Twitter users can now share up to four images, videos or GIFs in a single tweet. Available on Android and iOS, the feature is accessible through the same tweet composition. Users can select the media icon and add the desired content.
“We’re always looking for new and exciting ways to help creators share more and be seen,” Twitter wrote in a blog post.
Bowers & Wilkins Debuted Px8 Wireless Headphones Integrating Superior Sound Quality and Cutting Edge Design
Bowers & Wilkins
Inspired by its development of high-quality loudspeakers, British audio brand Bowers & Wilkins has delivered the Px8. The wireless headphones bring together active noise-canceling technology, long-lasting battery life and elevated design elements.
A cast-aluminum arm compliments a Nappa leather headband and cushioned memory foam earcups. Retailing at $699 USD, the Px8 is available for purchase on the Bowers & Wilkins website.
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