Luke Hall

Luke Hall

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Intels mystiska lilla dator Euclid ska användas i robotar.Den är ungefär lika stor som en tumme och ska inte bara fungera som hjärnan i en robot, utan även som robotens ögon.Eftersom Euclid innehåller en kamera av typen 3D Realsence, vilket är en Intelstandard för att hantera djup i bilder, alltså den tredje dimensionen.Kameran som finns inbyggd i Euclid heter ZR300 och har upplösningen 1080p, alltså full hd.Tillsammans med en inbyggd infraröd kamera och en infraröd laserprojektor ska den kunna ge en robot en realtidsbild av dess omgivning och därigenom underlätta robotens rörelser.Även rörelse- och positionssensorer ska bidra till det, liksom gps.
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If you still haven t tried out a home theater bias light, there s never been a better time to pick one up.Kohree s LED bias light strip plugs directly into your TV s USB port for power, and sticks to the back of the set via built-in adhesive.Once you turn your TV on, the LEDs cast a soft glow on the wall behind them, which can reduce eyestrain when watching in the dark, and improve your TV s perceived black levels.We ve posted lots of deals on these in the past, but $9 is the best price we ve ever seen.
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Often we get a breaking story that nobody saw coming.Last year, rumor after rumor suggested Twitter was going to be acquired, with one of the likely suitors being Google.Then, one by one, all the deals apparently fell through, and 2016 ended with Twitter grudgingly trudging on.Now, not even three weeks into 2017, Google is acquiring Twitter s mobile developer platform Fabric.Google gets to boost its developer offerings with another cheap acquisition, while Twitter presumably gets a slight revenue bump and looks leaner for another auction attempt.Twitter being up for sale last year is still technically rumor and speculation, though multiple sources reported the social network was desperately considering all its options.It s almost as if during the courting process, something about Twitter seriously turned Google off and supposedly everyone else .While the numbers didn t quite add up for all of Twitter, they did for a part of it.But this story is likely far from over.
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2016 was pretty light on new iPad models, but if new reports are to be believed, we could be looking at a 2017 that s packed with iPads.Apple is said to be looking to launch three new iPad models in 2017, with mass production getting underway on all three within the first half of the year.That would open the window to launching all three in the second half, or even earlier if Apple decides it want to get these to market as soon as possible.According to a report by DigiTimes, Apple is looking at launching new iPads with 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch displays.The 9.7-inch model is said to be a more budget-friendly device, while the 12.9-inch device will be the next iteration of the iPad Pro.Apple originally launched the 12.9-inch iPad Pro at the end of 2015, and even though it released a 9.7-inch variant last year, a refresh of the larger screen Pro would definitely be in order.
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Microsoft has been making notable improvements to the experiences on its Twitch competitor, Beam, since it purchased the startup this past August.A major update was just launched globally for the service which highlights a new faster video player, Xbox Live sign-ins, and a redesigned home page that makes the service s various communities more visible to users.These features had previously only been available to Beam Pro users as a beta.The update to the service was announced on Twitter by Beam founder Matt Salsamendi.Operating a streaming empire is insanely resource-intensive and improving video quality has been one of the major areas where Microsoft s resources have grown the platform s capabilities.The new HTML5-only player now allows playback at up to 10Mbps at a more crisp max resolution of 1440p at 60fps.
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Först Limes Audio – och nu Donya Labs i Linköping.På kort tid har amerikanska jättar köpt upp två svenska teknikbolag.Sent i går tisdag gick Microsoft ut med att man har förvärvat det svenska 3d-teknikbolaget Donya Labs, som har sin bas i Linköping.Bolaget, som var nominerade till 33-listan 2013, har tagit fram programvaran Simplygon, som kan användas för att komprimera 3d-grafik.Donya Labs grundades 2006 och bland kunderna märks flera stora spelbolag och deras teknik har bland annat används till kända speltitlar som Grand Theft Auto 5, Forza Motorsport och Gran Turismo.Uppköpet av Donya Labs och programvaran Simplygon sker en kort tid efter att Microsoft annonserat att 3d-teknik, och att öka tillgängligheten av den, är en viktig framtidssatsning för företag.
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The tech giant unveiled a suite of new hardware products in the fall, like its first smartphone, the Google Pixel, and connectedThat means all the sensors that self-driving cars rely on — radar, lidar, cameras — are all being designed and manufactured at Google where they will be integrated to work together as anIn many ways, it's a brilliant move by Waymo to reclaim its
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Andy Rubin, one of the founders of Android Inc. before Google purchased the company in 2005, is reportedly gearing up to return to smartphones with a new AI-based handset.According to "people familiar with the matter" cited by Bloomberg, Rubin is nearly ready to announce a new company called Essential that will focus on making Ai-infused consumer devices, including a smartphone and other smart home products.These latest reports appear to confirm a rumour from back in December 2015 that indicated Rubin wanted to get back into smartphones, having departed Google just over a year before.Fast-forward another year or so and it seems that Rubin's almost ready to deliver on his own AI-driven vision of the future.Given Rubin's high-profile smartphone background, there's going to be a lot of expectations on Essential's first launch, if Bloomberg's report is accurate.The handset itself is said to offer a bezel-less display and is being aimed directly at taking on high-end Android devices and the iPhone.
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At its best we got the original Wii, which revolutionised control systems and enabled millions of new people to experience Nintendo s magic for the first time.And at its worst, we got its successor, the WiiU – a plastic embodiment of an answer to a question nobody asked.And though I liked what I saw, it didn t assuage my fears that we re watching history repeat itself.Zelda and the Joy-Con ControllersI started at the preview event by making a beeline for the new Zelda game, Breath of the Wild, where I got to play for 20 minutes.Perhaps I missed it, but it certainly appeared as though Z-targeting has been done away with.
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Megalodon, the largest shark to have ever terrorised our planet s oceans, may have gone extinct owing to its limited dietary preference for dwarf whales, according to new research.The megalodon, a fearsome aquatic predator measuring 52 feet 16 metres long and boasting 10-foot-wide 3 metre jaws, went extinct about 2.6 million years ago after a fairly respectable, 14 million year run.The reason for its demise, say researchers from the University of Pisa in Italy, may have something to do with its preference for relatively small prey, including now-extinct dwarf whales and seals.When these prey animals disappeared, the gigantic megalodon was not able to adapt and eat from a different menu, ultimately resulting in its own extinction.Paleontologist Alberto Collareta, who led the study, says this cascade of despair was triggered by climate change, when the cooling of the Earth caused ice to form in glaciers and at the poles.The resulting drop in sea levels, along with the subsequent loss of coastal habitat, forced the diminutive whales into the open-ocean, an environment to which they were poorly suited.
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In an apparent bid to haul in an increased share of the multi-billion-dollar wearable fitness monitor market, Apple has filed an application to patent earphones equipped with a health- and fitness-tracking device.The market for wearable fitness devices is expected to hit an annual $12 billion by 2022, according to market intelligence firm Markets and Markets.And while the Apple Watch has some health- and fitness-monitoring functions, its use has not become widespread.Now, the Cupertino company is seeking a patent for a setup that combines earphones with a health-and-fitness monitor built in, or attached.The device would monitor user activity during exercise or sports, and also collect biometric data such as body temperature, perspiration level and heart rate, according to a patent application filed Sept. 22 and made public Jan. 12 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.The technology could also allow the user to control their device with head movements, the application said.For the user, such a device could mean one less gadget to deal with, the application suggested.Assuming the user is otherwise using the hearing device, such as to provide audio output by a portable media player, the user gains monitoring capabilities without requiring the user to wear or carry an additional article, the application said.Apple envisions several options for design.The monitoring device could be integrated with the earphones.Or it could be attached to them, and removable.Or put into a housing attached to an earphones cord.
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We all know Google Maps is a great tool for getting directions to just about anywhere, but with a new update rolling out to Android and iOS users, you ll also be able to use it to tell someone else where you need to go.Thanks to a tighter integration with Uber, you re now able to book, pay, and track your Uber rides without having to leave Google Maps.The process is similar to the one that was launched last March.When you type in a destination, tap the taxi-hailing icon to get a list of times and prices from both Uber and Lyft.The difference is that now when you select one of the Uber options you ll no longer be whisked away to the Uber app.Instead you ll see a new Request button, which directs you to log into your account and complete the payment process right in Google Maps.
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There s a reason nature uses eggs to protect offspring who develop outside their mothers.Domes are inherently strong and durable, so it also makes sense to build a drone with a similarly bulbous shape to help it survive crashes, collisions, and other accidents when an amateur pilot is at the controls.But an egg-shaped fuselage isn t the only thing the Nimbus 195 racing drone has going for it in the strength department.Even an egg will shatter when thrown against a wall, so the Nimbus 195 improves on nature s design with a one-piece exoskeleton body made from lightweight but incredibly strong carbon fibre that s up to four millimeters thick in some places to help ensure the drone can survive a rough landing.Even the propellers on the Nimbus 195 look like they can take a beating, since they re made from malleable plastic that bends on impact, instead of shattering, so they can simply be bent pack into place for the next flight.But propellers are cheap to replace, drones aren t, so in addition to being able to survive a punishment as extreme as being run over by a car, the Nimbus 195 is even IP 54-rated which means that the drone getting a little wet when landing in a puddle isn t going to fry its electronics.
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Since we ve been able to use responsive ads for six months now, I ve included some of the most commonly asked questions below to cover some of the advantages, disadvantages and results seen to date.In theory, this should mean a more natural and visually pleasing ad experience for the user I m sure we ve all seen our fair share of ugly GDN ads in our time!When responsive ads are displayed in a native format, they will be eligible to appear on the native inventory that is now available on the GDN.With the rise of ad inventory available on mobile and tablet devices, this will give advertisers more freedom to appear across these placements and to ensure their ads are shown, harmonizing with screen size and page content.Make sure you remember that not all uploaded creative assets will appear when ads are displayed.How are they performing so far?
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Attendees ride the Samsung Galaxy Gear VR 4D Experience during the CES in Las Vegas this month.The first Imax VR centre opened at the Grove Imax in Los Angeles last week, with more to follow this year in London, China, Japan and a further two in North America.Imax is experimenting with the concept of location-based VR for good commercial reasons.It s based on the premise that most people can t afford the three leading VR headsets: the HTC Vive HK$6,199 , Oculus Rift HK$4,655 or the newly released PlayStation VR HK$3,099 .Although sales figures are hard to come by, Statista s projected sales for all three combined in 2016 were under seven million globally.It s an opportune time to get into destination-based VR, and part of the reason is that the consumer proposition has challenges, says Rob Lister, Imax s chief business development officer.
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Foto: Ole Gunnar Onsøien / NTB scanpix / TTFacebook kommer att börja införa små reklamsnuttar i sina videos.Den sociala jätten uppges också vara redo att dela på intäkterna med personerna som står bakom filmerna, skriver Recode.Enligt källor med insyn uppges Facebook vara redo att gå med på samma procentuella fördelning som Google-ägda YouTube har.Det innebär att 55 procent av intäkterna hamnar i händerna på videoskaparna.Om de nya annonserna lyfter, kan de representera en första möjlighet för många videoutgivare att tjäna riktiga pengar från de saker som de kört på Facebook, skriver sajten.
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The iBand measures electrical brain activity as you sleep and adds audiovisual stimuli to help induce lucid dreaming.
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Deras in-ear proppar är riktigt läckra och de trådlösa hörlurarna fick också riktigt bra omdömen.Nu kombinerar man de två i modellen Momentum In-Ear Wireless.Som namnet antyder är det ett par trådlösa in-ear proppar som lätt ansluter till mobilen tack vare NFC.I bågen ryms batterier som ger generösa 10 timmars lyssningstid, samt mikrofoner för samtal och knappar för att styra musiken och svara i telefon.Ljudkvaliteten säkras med AAC för Apple-enheter och apt-X för Android-enheter.De släpps under januari till ett ännu okänt pris.
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Never underestimate Nintendo, runs the maxim, repeated by many a rival video game executive across the decades.By 1991 the company, founded in 1889 to manufacture playing cards, had replaced Toyota as Japan s most successful company, earning around $1.5m per year per employee.In December, after years of equivocation, it finally sent its Super Mario mascot on to the iPhone a debut that Nintendo resisted for years.If we did this, the company s late president Satoru Iwata said in 2011, Nintendo would cease to be Nintendo.The result will go some way to countering Nintendo s miserable financial results in early 2016.Poor sales of the disastrously named Wii U which implied the console was a minor upgrade, or, worse, a U-turn, rather than a new machine led to an operating loss of ¥5.13bn £36m up until June.
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Each week, we gather a roundtable of tech experts from the Digital Trends staff, along with the occasional celebrity guest, to discuss all things tech.Topics range from the big tech stories of the week to predicting the future, all while maintaining a somewhat civil decorum.Our latest weekly episode of Trends with Benefits features Dan Cogan from The Unlockr, and Digital Trends staffers Caleb Denison, Rick Stella, and Greg NiblerWords of CES: Rick noted that with all the smart home stuff on display, the words for CES are smart and connected.History of The Unlockr: Cogan gave a short version of The Unlockr story, how he started it as a blog in college to help sell cell phones and how it grew from there.Press conferences at CES: Denison gave a rundown on how press conferences work and the purpose they serve.
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