The Glancing-Widgets Edition Monday, May 1, 2023

Apple To Upgrade Its Watch Operating System With New Focus On Widgets, by Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

The new widgets system on the Apple Watch will be a combination of the old watchOS Glances system and the style of widgets that were introduced in iOS 14 on the iPhone. The plan is to let users scroll through a series of different widgets — for activity tracking, weather, stock tickers, calendar appointments and more — rather than having them launch apps.

The 6 Best Stargazing Apps, According To Our Editors, by Sierra Vandervort, Outside

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced stargazer, you can immerse yourself in the mythology of constellations, experience the swirling gas and dust of a nebula, even catch a close-up of a satellite in space with stargazing apps. The ones that follow offer otherworldly opportunities to explore—and understand—objects in the night sky. Most apps offer a free version.

NYPD Deploys Tracking Technology To Curb Car Thefts, by Phil Corso, Gothamist

The NYPD will be doling out the new devices to drivers of vehicles most often targeted in these kinds of thefts. The AirTags are to be hidden inside the car, where potential thieves can't spot them, thus making it simple for victims to track their stolen vehicles in real time.


Maurizio Cattelan: Banana Artwork Eaten By Seoul Museum Visitor, by Fan Wang, BBC

A South Korean art student ate a banana that was part of an installation by artist Maurizio Cattelan, saying he was "hungry" after skipping breakfast.


The banana was swiftly replaced and no further action was taken.

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At this point, I think that banana hanging on display at your local museum is meant to be eaten.

I can't wait for the next visitor to bring a tub of ice cream, and make a banana boat out of it.


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