Apple Watch may open cars, says CEO Tim CookTim Cook says he wants the Apple Watch to replace your key fob. Also, we dive into the core problem of #TheDress debate and bid farewell to Leonard Nimoy.
The Apple Watch could unlock car doors, and we say farewell to a beloved actor. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update. [MUSIC] Will the Apple Watch replace your car keys? That's what Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, envisions for the future as he revealed some perspective on the smart watch to the UK newspaper, The Telegraph. In an interview, Cook said he thinks the Apple Watch could replace car key fobs and that the watch's battery life will last an entire day. It also won't take as long to charge as an Iphone. Of course, we'll learn more about the watch at an Apple event taking place on March ninth, but until we have a watch release date we'll just have to keep captivated with the color of a certain dress posted at Tumblr. Actually, I hope we're not still talking about it. I think many people are trying to mend friendships that were broken over arguments whether the photo of this dress looks more black and blue or gold and white. Explainer articles flooded our feeds to give us some closure as experts weighed in on the science of the phenomenon, and how our brains perceive colors based on shadows and cones and rods, but I won't have closure until we can get to the bottom of the biggest question of all. We need to find out what camera took this photo so we can warn other to never buy it. Because in real life, the dress is navy blue and black. The photo was so washed out and over white balanced and was there flash on in the room with the worst lighting ever? But seriously. If you think the photo of the dress was blue and black you need to have your eyes checked. But we shouldn't let labels bog us down. Facebook has made a change so that you can use any word you want to describe. Your gender. Before Facebook required you to choose from a list of choices. Male, female, transsexual, or transgender. But now, in settings you can type in any word, and make your own labels on your own terms. In other social media news. Twitter announced that it's doing more to crack down on trolls and harassment. The network says it tripled the size of its support team that handles abuse reports. And new tools could ban a bad user based on their phone number. And it's an emotional day for all science fiction fans. A beloved actor and director, Leonard Nimoy, known for his role as Mr. Spock on Star Trek. Died Friday at his Los Angeles home at the age of 83 after battling end stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The world will remember him as the iconic pointy-eared half-human half-vulcan Spock, who inspired generations of star gazers. Social media was filled with messages of people expressing sorrow at his passing and sharing their favorite moments. Nimoy's last tweet was on Monday and he wrote. A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. It's hard losing someone who has such an impact on our culture. It can feel like losing a friend. But we thank you for your work, Leonard Nimoy. We are now, and will always be, your fans. Your legacy will certainly live long and prosper.