Apple Watch getting EKG, Eric Schmidt steps downToday's major tech stories include a report that Apple is considering adding EKG monitoring features to its Apple Watch, Apple's new guidelines when it comes to loot boxes in the App Store and Eric Schmidt's stepping down as executive chairman of Google's...
This is CNet and here's the stories that matter right now. According to Bloomberg Apple is considering adding EKG monitoring that might be able to detect abnormal heart rhythms. But because such a feature would require a user to allow an electrical signal, through harmless, to be passed through their bodies. It's not a guarantee it will ever show up into an Apple watch down the road. Apple is also in the news now that the company has introduced new guidelines for software in it's app store. Any software that offers loop boxes or other randomized virtual items for purchase with real money must disclose the odds of receiving each type of item. Boxes have been in the news lately. Thanks to the social media outrode against the mechanic in the new Star Wars Battlefront II game. And finally Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, is stepping down from the post in January, the company has said. Schmidt first joined Google as a CEO in 2001 will be transitioning into a role as technical adviser He will remain on the company's board of directors. [MUSIC] You can stay up to date with the latest by downloading the cnet tech today app in the Apple or Google Play store.