In The Future of the Apple iPhone we see speculation on Apple’s new iPhone directions, SpaceX launching every two weeks, Open Data Cam, Bitcoin Mining while you brush your teeth (too stupid not to share), and YOLOv3.Apple is working on iPhones with designs and features like nothing we\u2019ve ever seenBloomberg\u00a0on Wednesday\u00a0issued a new report\u00a0that may offer some insights into Apple\u2019s plans for the iPhone of the future. We\u2019re not talking about the distant future here, but rather a few years from now. The site has a good track record when it comes to Apple\u2019s unannounced plans, so this may indeed be our first taste of things to come from the most successful consumer tech company in the world.According to the report, Apple is working on both new designs and new features for its iPhone lineup that are unlike anything we\u2019ve seen before from the Cupertino, California-based company.\u00a0Bloomberg\u00a0says Apple is internally developing \u201ctouchless gesture control\u201d features that would let an iPhone user \u201cperform some tasks by moving [his or her] finger close to the screen without actually tapping it.\u201dIt\u2019s unclear what exactly would be gained by moving one\u2019s finger in front of the screen rather than tapping it. Apple does have several patents on glasses-free 3D display technology, however, and the company has also been researching various holographic display features. It\u2019s possible that these touchless gestures could be tied to one of those solutions, though\u00a0Bloomberg\u2019s\u00a0report makes no mention of holographic displays or glasses-free 3D images. The report does cite one unnamed source as indicating that this technology won\u2019t make its way into Apple\u2019s iPhone lineup for \u201cat least two years,\u201d if at all, so we\u2019ll undoubtedly learn more about it soon.Read more at BGRSpaceX reaches the promised land of launching every two weeksSpaceX has long talked a good game about increasing its launch cadence, but the company now appears to be delivering in a big way. After\u00a0two launches\u00a0in\u00a0four days, the California-based company has now flown seven rockets in 2018\u2014six Falcon 9 missions and one Falcon Heavy. That breaks down to one launch every 13 days this year.This is a significant number because it brings the company within its longstanding goal of launching a rocket every two weeks. Indeed, at this pace, SpaceX will launch a total of 27 rockets in 2018, which is consistent with expectations set by the company’s president and chief operating officer, Gwynne Shotwell.At the end of 2017, when the company was in the midst of shattering all of its previous launch records by flying 18 missions, Shotwell said SpaceX would aim for more in the coming year.\u00a0\u201cWe will increase our cadence next year about 50 percent,\u201d Shotwell\u00a0told\u00a0Space News.\u00a0\u201cWe\u2019ll fly more next year than this year, knock on wood, and I think we will probably level out at about that rate, 30 to 40 per year.\u201dRead more at ArsTechnica‘Open Data Cam’\u2018Open Data Cam\u2019 is a tool that helps to quantify the world. The best thing about it: You can make it yourself! With\u00a0computer vision\u00a0\u2018Open Data Cam\u2019 understands and quantifies what it sees. The simple setup allows everybody to become an urban data miner.The idea behind ‘Open Data Cam\u2019 was to create a free, easy to use platform for detecting objects in urban settings. Creating data through real time detections can change the way we make decisions and perceive our urban surroundings. With these tools at hand, it\u2019s up to you what you want to quantify. ‘Open Data Cam\u2019 might help you automatically turning traffic into data or might even turn mobility into a game.You can find out more\u00a0hereBitBrushNew technology is an electric toothbrush that can mine cryptocurrency whilst you brush your teeth, incentivizing dental health with financial rewards:bitbrush is the first toothbrush to transform your mouth into a smart mouth\u2014converting brushing into dental currency. We call it cryptohygiene. A\u00a0way to turn fighting plaque into an opportunity by mining cryptocurrency as you brush. Brushing that adds up the average person spends 852 hours brushing their teeth over their lifetime. the bitbrush makes that time work for you.Read more hereYOLO v3New release of Object Recognition framework offers faster and improved realtime performance:You only look once (YOLO) is a state-of-the-art, real-time object detection system. Prior detection systems repurpose classifiers or localizers to perform detection. They apply the model to an image at multiple locations and scales. High scoring regions of the image are considered detections.YOLOv3 uses a totally different approach. We apply a single neural network to the full image. This network divides the image into regions and predicts bounding boxes and probabilities for each region. These bounding boxes are weighted by the predicted probabilities.