Weekend roundup: Apple and Google bid on Kodak, text message contact lenses, Instagram cuts off Twitter - PC Retail

Weekend roundup: Apple and Google bid on Kodak, text message contact lenses, Instagram cuts off Twitter

Belgian researchers developing LCD displays that fit onto contact lenses
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We take a look at what happened in the world of tech over the weekend.

Apple and Google team up to bid $500m on Kodak patents

The two companies have partnered to buy Kodak’s 1,100 imaging patents, according to a Bloomberg report.

Both Apple and Google have separate previous bids on the patents, and it was rumoured that Apple had originally teamed up with Microsoft.

Scientists developing contact lenses that display text messages

Belgian researchers are developing curved LCD displays that can fit onto contact lenses.

The miniscule screens are intended to let the user see information such as text messages and images.

Instagram kills off Twitter photo integration

This weekend Instagram officially killed all photo integration on Twitter, meaning all Intragram photos stored as gallery cards have disappeared.

Although links to photos will function like normal, the photos can no longer be previewed on Twitter.

Australian police warn against using iOS 6 maps

Police in the Australian sate of Victoria have issued a warning not to rely iOS 6 maps after a number of users have found themselves directed off the beaten track.

Multiple motorists intending to visit the town of Mildura have been directed to a national park, where policed say there is no drinking water and temperatures can reach up to 46 degrees. They are suggesting using other forms of mapping as well as ‘common sense’.

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