Insider Selling Tracks 2007; Apple & Samsung Phones Investigated for Excess Radiation; Netflix-Easier to Find New & Upcoming Shows; Google Maps-New Android Auto Shortcuts

The leaders of Corporate America are cashing in their chips as doubts grow about the sustainability of the longest bull market in American history. CNN.com says that corporate insiders have sold an average of $600 million of stock per day in August, according to TrimTabs Investment Research, which tracks stock market liquidity. August is on track to be the fifth month of the year in which insider selling tops $10 billion. The only other times that has happened was 2006 and 2007, the period before the last bear market in stocks. Winston Chua, an analyst at TrimTabs, noted “When insiders sell, it’s a sign they believe valuations are high and it’s a good time to be outside the market.”  

The Federal Communications Commission is reportedly investigating the claim that certain smartphones from Apple and Samsung emit higher levels of radiation than is allowed by the FCC. Businessinsider.com reports that the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 — as well as the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy J3 — were found to emit higher levels of radiation than they’re supposed to. Both Apple and Samsung say they comply with FCC regulations. The health risks of smartphone radiation are still uncertain. The higher radiation levels were mostly recorded in a test that simulated the phones at 2mm away from a human body — so, when a user holds up a phone to their ear during a phone calls, or when a phone is in a pocket.

It’s now easier to find what’s NEW and COMING SOON on Netflix. Mashable.com reports that  a “Latest” tab is now on your TV’s nav bar — it will show you titles that are: Brand new, Coming this week & Coming next week. You can also click “Remind Me” to receive a notification when those new titles launch. Preview videos and movie trailers will accompany the upcoming Netflix releases. A similar feature is available on Android with a “Coming Soon” section. It’s also currently being tested on iOS. The “Latest” tab will be curated based on each users’ preferences and will refresh throughout the day.

The centerpiece of Google’s Android Auto experience is Google Maps. Now, they’ve widely rolled out a new set of buttons for Maps users on Android Auto that make things just a bit more convenient. According to 9to5google.com, over the past few days, the Android Auto interface for Google Maps has introduced these new shortcut buttons for a good number of users. The buttons expand on what Google previously offered. In past versions, only the settings icon appeared underneath navigation details. Now, these new shortcuts include alternate routes, better search, a button for locations, and an overflow menu for other options.



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