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Mira Prism a Daydream for augmented reality and iPhones

When Oculus gave virtual reality its second chance in the consumer market, it was largely expected that VR would be limited to powerful and expensive gear. Google, however, begged to differ and, thanks to Cardboard and now Daydream, it put VR into the hands, and heads, of anyone with a smartphone. Now a startup has envisioned a similar revolution, but Continue reading

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Lenovo AI concept products try to make future life easier

Everyone‘s doing AI these days, from Google to Apple, from smart speakers to smart cars. While different people and companies have different ideas about what artificial intelligence means in theory and in practice, almost all agree about using AI to build a better future. Lenovo, one of if not the leading PC makers in the world, is just as invested Continue reading

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Blade Runner 2049 Replicant Pursuit launching at SDCC

Almost every other movie these days has a virtual reality tie in. It‘s almost unavoidable considering how popular VR is. That‘s especially true if the film in question is fantasy or, better yet, sci-fi. With the San Diego Comic Con kicking into full gear this week, there is no better time to promote such virtual reality experiences. Blade Runner 2049, Continue reading

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NewPipe YouTube Android app with more controls and no Google

YouTube is arguably the biggest source of streaming multimedia, video or audio, on the Internet but its viewing experience on mobile, even on Google‘s own Android, leaves much to be desired. We are almost at the mercy of how Google dictates mobile users should experience YouTube, which isn‘t really that much compared to what you can do on the desktop. Continue reading

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Intel wearable dreams laid to rest, division shuttered

Just last month, Intel bid farewell to its ambitions to corner the still nascent Internet of Things (IoT) market. Now it seems that even wearables are a no go as well. Although Intel has yet to actually formally announce or even confirm that it has pt an end to both IoT and Wearable plans, the writing has been on the Continue reading

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Meizu PRO 7 at TENAA 10nm CPU, dual Sony sensors

Meizu isn‘t exactly one of the more popular smartphone brands outside of China but, for the past weeks, it has managed to pique market watchers‘ curiosity. Not because it has banished all bezels (it still has some) or implemented an onscreen fingerprint scanner (it doesn‘t). Instead, it is an odd curiosity because of the way it is implementing a niche Continue reading

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Lenovo Yoga Book Windows new colors coming

Come September, it will almost be a year since Lenovo wowed the world with its unusual Yoga Book laptop/tablet convertible. You‘d think that, just like most mobile devices, it would be time for a new model. Lenovo will indeed launch two new Yoga Books in September, but they will barely be different from last year‘s model. Their only difference is Continue reading

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Beats Balmain Collection rebranded Studio, Powerbeats headphones

You see a lot of people these days wearing headphones of all shapes, sizes, and designs, ranging from curious to ridiculous. Some might not care how they look as long as they sound great. Others, however, are unwilling to compromise and want both quality and beauty in a single package. For these audiophiles, Apple-owned Beats by Dre have partnered with Continue reading

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Fitbit smartwatch still on track, says CEO

Huawei‘s announcement of its new Band 2 and Band 2 Pro has got people wondering where Fitbit is in all of these. Last we heard, the famed fitness tracker maker was on the road to creating its first true smartwatch (no, the Blaze above doesn‘t really count) but has been hit with delays. Breaking his silence, company chief James Park Continue reading

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Terminator 2 restored 4K Blu-ray box set will include giant robot arm

Terminator fans are in for a treat. Company StudioCanal has announced the upcoming release of a new 2D/3D Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray of Terminator 2. That news alone isn‘t terribly exciting, but the special content in the box set is: there will be a life-size Terminator robot arm included with the kit. The box set is expected to arrive later Continue reading

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Microsoft‘s Cortana thermostat GLAS has a Windows 10 IoT core

Microsoft has its own smart thermostat in the pipeline, and it is called GLAS. The model comes from HVAC provider Johnson Controls; it sports a Windows 10 Internet of Things core, according to Microsoft, and packs all of the intelligence of Cortana. The company is only teasing the thermostat at this time, and so there are some questions remaining. The Continue reading

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Android O Reddit AMA: a TL;DR with all the important stuff

Over in the Android Dev subreddit earlier today, Google‘s Android O engineering team took some time to answer everyone‘s questions in the form of a Reddit AMA. The thread topped out at about 500 comments, and though much of it is tailored toward developers in particular, there‘s some stuff that‘ll appeal to all Android fans. If you don‘t have time Continue reading

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DOOM ‘Ultimate‘ 6.66 update unlocks all the DLCs, brings major revisions

The cleverly named update 6.66 Ultimate‘ update for Bethesda‘s DOOM video game has arrived, and with it comes an unlocking of all the DLCs. The game, which is now more than a year old, pits players against the forces of hell in what has largely been a well-received version of the classic game. According to Bethesda, new people and early Continue reading

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Game of Thrones‘ creators have had a terrible, terrible idea

HBO has plans for a new series, and it may prove to be controversial. The network will be home to a new series called Confederate‘ from the team behind Game of Thrones,‘ and it‘ll focus on an alt-history timeline in which the confederacy was to some degree successful, slavery still exists, and the US is a divided nation with a Continue reading

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iPhone 8 launch on time but there‘s still bad news warns analyst

Apple‘s much-anticipated iPhone 8 will launch on time, one high profile analyst has predicted, but be warned: even if you can afford it, you might not be able to find one to buy. After months of back-and-forth over just how much the flagship iPhone for 2017 will cost, now J.P. Morgan analyst Rod Hall has weighed in with his own Continue reading

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SpaceX‘s next-gen Dragon won‘t have propulsion landings after all

SpaceX has abandoned plans to use powered landings for its Mars-destined Dragon spacecraft, company CEO Elon Musk recently revealed. The original plan involved utilizing thrusters to help the Dragon land, but a tough decision‘ was made to eliminate that ability, or at least part of it. Musk explains that while the technical ability is still there, it has removed from Continue reading

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Qualcomm under fire: Patent battles up, profits down

Qualcomm recorded a hefty 40-percent drop in quarterly profit for its fiscal Q3 2017, with the chip-maker blaming its ongoing legal spat with Apple for biting into revenues. The news comes as four new companies - all closely tied to Apple‘s supply chain - have filed new antitrust complaints against Qualcomm, while it itself has expanded its demands for an Continue reading

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Pokemon GO Legendary Update released: new Gym Raids!

Surprise, a new Pokemon GO update has been released just before Pokemon GO Fest. This version of the software allows a whole lot of speculation to happen - and makes for some very interesting solidification of clues we‘ve spoken of in the past. What‘s most interesting about Pokemon GO 0.69.0 for Android and 1.39.0 for iPhone is the appearance of Continue reading

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Alabama‘s mad cow had ‘atypical‘ form of disease

An 11-year-old cow was identified in Alabama with the neurological condition known as mad cow disease.‘ The discovery was made before the cow was butchered and, according to the USDA, wasn‘t at any point any sort of risk for the food supply chains. The discovery of the disease was first made during a routine surveillance of the cows; this particular Continue reading

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iHome iAVS1 Bedside Stereo Speaker for Echo Dot Review

Amazon won‘t be content until Alexa is within earshot of us all, and iHome wants to give her a place on the nightstand. The iHome iAVS1 Bedside Stereo Speaker System for the Echo Dot is effectively a dumb clock-speaker with a bay for Amazon‘s smart speaker. Pair the two together, and in theory you‘ve got the ideal addition to bedtime. Continue reading

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T-Rex was a power-walker not a sprinter, AI study concludes

The Tyrannosaurus-Rex was, no doubt, one of the largest beasts to ever walk around on two legs. Questions remain, though, about how quickly it could move; were those legs similarly capable of running, and if so, how fast could this dinosaur move? The topic has been studied extensively, but answers are still forthcoming. In the latest study, researchers used a Continue reading

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Hello Kitty‘s Pac-Man invasion begins today on iPhone and Android

Hello Kitty and Pac-Man have joined forces, it would seem. Today Bandai Namco announced a new crossover between Pac-Man - one its most well-known video game series - and Hello Kitty, a global brand that most (if not all) of you have likely encountered at one point or another. This new crossover is being revealed just in time for San Continue reading

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Ugly iPhone 8 leak: If this is real, you won‘t be happy

This afternoon a set of photos of the iPhone 8 - or what appears to be the iPhone 8 - leaked in China. These images show a relatively official-looking piece of hardware - albeit a less-than-ideal version of what we expected. In this version of the iPhone 8, we see the Touch ID hole - the fingerprint reader - set Continue reading

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Galaxy S8 battery: What you should (and shouldn‘t) worry about

If you, upon first hearing that the Galaxy S8 would feature a 3,000mAh battery, were concerned that it wouldn‘t be adequate enough, you‘re not alone. Many expressed concerns that Samsung banked too conservatively on its smaller flagship‘s battery capacity, and though the S8+ has a larger 3500mAh model, it doesn‘t matter much in light of the phone‘s larger overall size. Continue reading

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