This week on The CultCast: It’s official — the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote takes place June 5. Don’t miss our WWDC 2017 hardware expectations! Plus: Apple quietly acquires one of the world’s best sleep-tracking technologies; why Amazon’s Prime Video app may finally be coming to your Apple TV; our first impressions of the Amazon Echo Show, and the features we hope Apple steals from it; and stick around for a very weird, very tribal “What We’re Into,” the segment where we reveal all the non-tech stuff we’re currently digging.
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- The invites are out! The WWDC keynote you’ve been waiting for is coming in three weeks, on June 5 at 10 a.m. Pacific.
- Apple recently purchased Beddit, a sleep-monitoring system that pairs a pliable under-sheet sleep sensor with an app, all of which is designed to help users analyze and improve their sleeping habits.
- Apple and Amazon are close to an agreement to bring an Amazon video app to the Apple TV, according to people familiar with the two companies.
- It’s unclear what got the tech giants to finally reach an agreement, but some suggest that any deal would have been worked out at a high level, possibly by CEOs Tim Cook and Jeff Bezos.
- Amazon’s new Echo Show is just like Echo, but with video. You’re gonna just love video. It’s like audio but for your eyes!
- With Echo Show, you can watch video flash briefings, weather forecasts and YouTube, see music lyrics, monitor security cameras, look at photos, check to-do and shopping lists, and more. All hands-free — just ask.