A Robot Dog for Rent, Apple’s Secret AR Glasses, and More News

Apple might be giving away its own AR secrets, an infamous robot dog is ready for lease, and we have some suggestions for electric cars for non-millionaires. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

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Spot, the internet’s wildest 4-legged robot, is finally here

You’ve seen Boston Dynamics robots. They’re the viral ones doing backflips and parkour on Twitter. Now you can actually have one, because the company is finally allowing customers to lease a version of its robot dog, Spot. But adjust your expectations and prepare your wallet: The company will be selective about who gets a Spot, and though it hasn’t provided a specific price, it says it’ll be “about the price of a car.”

Video: Matt Simon

Apple’s AR glasses are hiding in plain sight

Apple dropped iOS 13.1 today, and while it’s full of bug fixes and a few added features, it also contains something else: a glimpse into Apple’s augmented reality glasses currently in progress. While the company has never confirmed that it is working on an AR headset, a leaked “readme” file and a closer look at Apple’s new MacOS development environment says otherwise.

Fast Fact: 157 million

That’s how many additional people experienced a heat wave in 2016 as compared to 2000. That heat, and the injuries that come from it, cost the world 153 billion hours of labor.

WIRED Recommends: Electrics Cars for the Rest of Us

Electric cars are usually expensive, but our transportation experts put together a list of the three electric cars you can buy without completely breaking the bank.

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