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This Week in Tech: 3rd - 7th June

Published on June 7th, 2019 by Duncan McClean.

In this week's roundup:

  • New scanners at Heathrow Airport mean passengers won't need to remove laptops from bags
  • US Visa Applications require social media details
  • Amazon could be delivering via drone within the next few months
  • Huawei to develop Russian 5G network
  • Apple announce products at WWDC, their yearly developer conference
This Week in Tech: 3rd - 7th June

New scanners at Heathrow Airport mean passengers won't need to remove laptops from bags

Heathrow Airport are introducing new security scanners which will mean that passengers won't need to worry about taking laptops or liquids out of their bags at security.

Instead passengers can concentrate on getting to where they need to be.

This Week in Tech: 3rd - 7th June

US Visa Applications require social media details

Now when you apply for a US visa you will be required to add a list of all your social media usernames and email addresses that you have used within the past five years.

The new checks were announced by the Trump administration in March of 2018.

Amazon could be delivering via drone within the next few months

Amazon have said that they could start delivering packages with drones within the next few months.

The giant has not said where in the world drones will be initially rolled out. However, the US Federal Aviation Administration (the people in the US who grant drone permits) have granted Amazon a one-year license for drones.

This Week in Tech: 3rd - 7th June

Huawei to develop Russian 5G network

This week Huawei signed a deal to provide equipment to run Russia's 5G network.

Huawei has been recently under scrutiny by many western countries, including the US completely banning companies to do any business with them.

Apple announce products at WWDC, their yearly developer conference

On Monday, Apple, one of the world's biggest technology companies announced some of their new products and updates to existing products.

Among the announcements were: The App Store's coming to the Apple Watch, A privacy focussed 'Login With Apple', a new Mac Pro and a new 6K monitor.

You can read our full liveblog of the event on our WWDC page.