Has VR been forgotten and left for dead alongside tech like curved TVs and laser discs?No, not quite, but the proving ground for VR has shifted – from homes of early adopters with powerful desktop PCs to the labs and training stations of Fortune 500 companies.Numerous VR companies have created dedicated enterprise VR divisions.Varjo makes the VR-1 aimed exclusively at the enterprise sector.And then consider the tangentially related Microsoft HoloLens 2, which for the time being, remains a gadget strictly targeted at big business.Unfortunately, unlike traditional game consoles, no VR platform has enough content to satisfy people’s entertainment needs completely.
We've tested 5G speeds in multiple cities around the world (sometimes on two or three visits), from Los Angeles to Seoul.The new technology is characterized by ultrafast speeds that can download movies in seconds and enable huge chunks of data to transfer between the phone and the network with limited lag.But 5G has also been the subject of intense focus by countries whose governments see the race to 5G as a proxy for their political and economic strength -- just look at how 5G is embroiled in the trade war between the US and China.Here are our biggest takeaways about 5G data so far, based on the testing we've done over the last few months.Consistency is more satisfying than speedFor some future uses of 5G, pushing down a lot of data really quickly will let you do cool, resource-intensive things on the fly, like play smooth, real-time games with high-res graphics and participate in lag-free video chats while walking down the street.
If you've ever shopped for a gaming keyboard or any mechanical keyboard, you've come across the brand Cherry.The German company's mechanical keyboard switches are without a doubt the most popular and well known for their performance and durability.What's perhaps not as well known is that most of its keyboards and mice are for office work, not gaming.It has a compact low-profile design that makes it perfect for slipping into your laptop bag.The PixArt laser sensor Cherry used lets you work on just about any surface including glass.If you've ever been stuck working on a glass-topped desk attempting to turn a magazine or room service menu into a mousepad, you know the value here.
When you think of malware, it's understandable if your mind first goes to elite hackers launching sophisticated dragnets.Run-of-the-mill profit-generating malware, on the other hand, is rampant.In your daily life you probably don't think much about adware, software that illicitly sneaks ads into your apps and browsers as a way of generating bogus revenue.It's like that, but with special software running on your device, instead of rogue web scripts, throwing up the ads.Your smartphone offers attackers the perfect environment to unleash ad malware.Attackers can distribute apps tainted with adware through third-party app stores for Android and even sneak adware-laced apps into the Google Play Store or Apple's App Store.
(But either way, make sure it's got a comic book to go with it!)If a concept or story is delicious enough, development executives everywhere race to don their butchers' smocks and carve that thing from the rooter to the tooter.Snowpiercer, the latest transplatform skipping stone, finally let folks on board at the a San Diego Comic-Con panel on the upcoming television series today—and from the look of things, it's drawing not just on its own previous iterations, but a few other genre properties as well.A new ice age has crippled the planet, and the only survivors live aboard a fantastically long train that endlessly circles the globe.Up at the front of the train, the wealthy dine on biennially farmed sushi and bliss out on hallucinogens; back in the tail section, though, people live in squalor.While it started as a series of French graphic novels in the early ’80s, you more likely know it from Bong Joon-ho's 2013 feature film starring Chris Evans as one of the caboose-dwelling have-nots who leads a revolution to get to the front of the train and break out of bondage.
It was the ambitious and out-of-the-box thinking from ZTE that brought us the first dual-screen smartphone.This allowed ZTE to build an exquisite edge-to-edge display on the Nubia X that was released in November last year.Now, new patents have been reported by Mobielkopen that furthers the same idea with some tweaks.According to the publication, ZTE applied for a new dual-screen patent with the secondary screen on the rear being a smaller one.This one takes up just a smaller portion of the upper back while the Nubia X had a much bigger full-fledged second screen.The patent was granted at the State Intellectual Property Office last week.
Scopely has learned that, as it is facing another fan spending boycott and protest in its four-year-old mobile game The Walking Dead: Road to Survival.“We are once again staging a protest on the game due to the lack of basic gameplay updates while the company focuses more on loot boxes and monetized spending in the game,” said Kristen Riley, a player, in an email to GamesBeat.We want to see action occur this time.”Scopely responded with a politely worded letter, acknowledging the dedication of the fans who are still playing the game after four years.Such boycotts and protests have happened before in games like Marvel Contest of Champions and Modern War, and they usually hold important lessons for game developers, particularly those who reach millions of players and can’t possibly respond in a personal way when and if all of them start complaining at once.More than 48 million players (the company says 45 million) have downloaded the game, and they have spent more than $325 million since 2015, according to estimates by measurement firm Sensor Tower.
When tech companies sue cities, it’s rare to see a resolution — albeit a temporary one — in favor of the tech company happen so quickly, if at all.Lyft sued San Francisco in early June, claiming the city was in violation of a 10-year contract that would give Lyft exclusive rights to operate bike-share programs.Now, the city has granted Lyft an interim permit to deploy its dockless e-bikes, and is holding off on granting to permits to other operators.Lyft officially deployed its bikes on Friday.“We’re thrilled to share our new ebikes with riders in San Francisco,” Lyft Head of Micromobility Policy Caroline Samponaro said in a statement.“We’ll be rolling out bikes starting today and appreciate our riders’ patience as we waited for the green light from SFMTA.”
FaceApp isn’t that funny anymore.In a span of weeks, the face-altering app has found itself at the top of the app store, with frightening amount of freedom and power over users’ data and information utilization.Back in 2017, it focused on transforming faces, adding a smile or cosmetics with uncanny realism.Its race-altering filters sparked a great deal of controversy as well, forcing the company to remove the feature completely.Today’s FaceApp controversy centers on the app’s privacy policy.While it’s been there since 2017, times have changed and its sudden rise to popularity has made users a little worried.
Recently, the popularity of true wireless earbuds has taken off.There are the obvious names that come to mind, such as the Apple AirPods and the Samsung Galaxy Buds, but it’s not just phone makers that are giving it a go at the product category.Sennheiser is one of the oldest and most trusted brands in audio, and while it might not be the first name you think of when it comes to tech it has still managed to make some great consumer headphones over the years.Read the in-depth review by SoundGuysLike most true wireless earbuds, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earbuds are made entirely of plastic, which makes them lightweight and easy to wear.Once you complete setup, you won’t have to mess with the settings again unless you wish to pair to a second device.
Trucking has not flourished in 2019.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Fleming is an owner-operator, or a truck driver who owns his own truck and works on a freelance basis."My fuel costs have not gone down, nor my insurance costs," Fleming told Business Insider.The announcement led to a rally in trucking stocks, and Cowen's Jason Seidl called it a "glimmer of hope" in an analyst note.)Trucking is highly cyclical, and we're coming off from a massive uptick in the market
Some more details about Nokia’s upcoming Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 have surfaced.According to the latest tip from China, the Nokia 6.2 and 7.2 could both launch at once at an event later in China.The news which comes from Nokiapowerusers has it that both devices could launch first in China later in August or September.We are not sure when precisely the devices, an AUgust launch date us the most plausible.A number of Nokia phones had also secured many pre-release certifications, an indication too that their launch could happen soon.It’s not the first time we are hearing about both devices.
Leaks and speculation around the Google Pixel 4 continue to ramp up ahead of an expected October launch, and the latest unofficial update comes in the form of a leaked screen protector photo showing the phone's front bezel and array of sensors.The leaked image comes courtesy of prolific tipster Ice Universe and so is more likely than not to be the real deal – though nothing is certain until Google's official unveiling.You can see on the photo that there are spaces for the dual front-facing camera, the speaker, and presumably some kind of extra facial recognition sensor.There's also a larger cut-out on the right hand side to consider as well.This might well house the small radar sensor that Google is supposedly working on, and which would let you control your phone with hand gestures without touching the screen.It's one of the more intriguing Pixel 4 rumors we've heard so far.
When a digital health company announces a new app, everyone seems to think it’s going to improve health.Where I work, in San Francisco’s public health system, in a hospital named after the founder of Facebook, digital solutions promising to improve health feel far away.Our patients are low-income (nearly all of them receive public insurance) and diverse (more than 140 languages are spoken).The resulting technological innovations, such as mobile applications, telemedicine, and wearables, promise to help patients fight diabetes, treat chronic disease, or lose weight, for example.However, we have yet to see digital health drive meaningful improvements in health outcomes and reductions in health expenditures.This lack of impact is because digital health companies build products that often don’t reach beyond the “worried well” – primarily healthy people who make up a small proportion of health expenditures and are already engaged in the healthcare system.
He hit the stage at Marvel's panel in Hall, announcing a tantalizing suite of new superhero movies, set for release over the next two years.A list that included Black Widow, The Eternals, Thor 4: Love and Thunder, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.He also teased the answer to the biggest lingering question since the merger of Disney and Fox.Here is Marvel's Phase 4 schedule:May 1, 2020: Black WidowNov. 6, 2020: The Eternals movie
The larger Arrowverse is changing, and Kara Danvers along with it.In the first trailer for Supergirl’s upcoming fifth season that just dropped at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the Girl of Steel is back and facing off against technology, a secret organization, and her own best friend.Last season Kara Danver’s best friend, Lena Luthor, learned she was Supergirl and that Kara and everyone else they know had hidden it from Lena.Naturally, the woman is mad, and when you’re a genius billionaire with all of the most incredible advances in science and technology at your disposal you’re going to perhaps express that anger a little differently than the rest of us.While the two women’s conflict takes center stage, and teases Lena’s possible descent into villainy, the trailer also takes pains to show just why Lena is upset and how desperately she doesn’t want to be a villain.Which is okay, because Leviathan, the shadowy organisation introduced in the season four finale, is waiting in the wings, eager to destroy... something.
It has sunk money into everything from food delivery to taxis and robots.SoftBank is a telecommunications firm but its idiosyncratic founder Masayoshi Son has set up a $100 billion investment fund, the Vision Fund, to back companies that want to change how we travel, work, eat, and sleep.It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options.There's a lot of traffic, and we arrive later than I would have managed by bicycle.I've never used Uber for getting anywhere in London in a hurry.He's been in the Chancery Lane WeWork for about four months, and says its sense of support and community is genuine.
“Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kid; in fact, it’s cold as hell.” So sang Elton John in 1972’s “Rocket Man,” one of the greatest (and only) pop hits ever to be written about the loneliness of space exploration.With everyone from Elon Musk to the good folks at NASA talking about the creation of a Mars colony, finding some way to make the Red Planet habitable has become a top priority.Unfortunately, a NASA-sponsored study from last year concluded that it most likely wouldn’t work.As a NASA press release stated: “Transforming the inhospitable Martian environment into a place astronauts could explore without life support is not possible without technology well beyond today’s capabilities.” Mars will, to return to Elton John’s “Rocket Man”, remain far too cold to raise a kid.They suggest that an insulating material, referred to as a silica aerogel, could be used to make growing plants on Mars feasible, thereby helping sustain life.It wouldn’t be necessary to cover the entire planet for this to work, either.
I am starting to wonder if choosing a blockchain or a Web 3.0 approach is as much a lifestyle choice as a technological choice.Web 2.0 has led to an epidemic of ‘digital diabetes’We have all seen where Web 2.0 got us.This addiction leads to poor choices of time, stunted intellectual development, and ever more fantastic claims designed as “click bait.”Back in 2010, Nicolas Carr wrote a book entitled The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.We are just beginning to understand the implications, and anyone who has paid attention to global politics recently knows there are many.
Marvel has confirmed an Eternals film will be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 4 during the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 on Saturday.The film will star Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Don Lee, Lia McHugh, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff and Richard Madden.The cast took the stage soon after Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed the film.Eternals is set for release Nov. 6, 2020.