Airbnb expands services, Qualcomm's amazing quick chargeToday's top tech stories include Airbnb's venture into tour guides and experiences, Qualcomm's five hour charge in just five minutes and Apple's cure for "touch disease."
This is CNET, and here are the stories that matter right now. AirBNB is expanding beyond the confines of room renting. The company now plans to venture into what it's calling experiences, by offering local guides and excursions depending on your travel location. The service wants to recommend restaurants, places to visit, and more. The new features will launch in 12 cities to start and hit 50 in 2017. Qualcomm has debuted the latest version of it's battery charging technology called Quick Charge 4.0. The new tech claims it can offer 5 hours of battery life after just 5 minutes of charging. Set to release in the middle of next year, Quick Charge 4 will only work with phones that use the Snapdragon 835 chip inside. Apple is responding to an iPhone 6 Plus issue that many issues have dubbed touch disease, where the device can flicker and become unresponsive. Apple will now fix the phones for $150 as long as the screen isn't cracked. Best of all, this offer is good for 5 years after a purchase, compared to the 330 dollars it cost to fix a phone out of warranty. You can stay up to date wit the latest by downloading the Cnet tech today app in the apple app store.