Scienza HTC rolls out Viveport VR and Vive Video user interface updates
Author: 0 HTC rolls out Viveport VR and Vive Video user interface updates

Audio: Dual microphones on the headset help with noise cancellation for online play, but the headset is also packing a lighter, sleeker version of HTC's Deluxe Audio Strap, so headphones are a stock option now. Available in the second half of 2018, the adaptor features Intel's WiGig technology and operates in the interference-free 60Ghz band. The Wireless Adapter will be made available in Q3 of 2018.

Scienza James Damore lawsuit: Fired engineer sues Google
Author: 0 James Damore lawsuit: Fired engineer sues Google

In a class action lawsuit against Google filed Monday in Santa Clara Superior Court in Northern California, Damore and another former Google engineer, David Gudeman, argue that Google has an "open hostility for conservative thought". They claim they were discriminated against because they are both male and Caucasian, and Google's practices favor women and minorities. The suit alleges, among other things, that the "presence of Caucasians and males was mocked with "boos" during companywide ...

Scienza Samsung unveils a fridge which you can talk to - and it replies
Author: 0 Samsung unveils a fridge which you can talk to - and it replies

Family Hub is also more intuitive and intelligent with the addition of Bixby voice control and its integration with Samsung's SmartThings IoT ecosystem. The 2018 Samsung Family Hub also includes software updates. You could already mirror your Samsung smart TV on the fridge's touchscreen - soon, you'll be able to mirror whatever's playing on your smartphone, too (no word yet on whether or not that's exclusive to Samsung smartphones).

Scienza Google unifies its payment apps under
Author: 0 Google unifies its payment apps under "G Pay"

Today, Google announced that it is combining its two different payment platforms, Android Pay and Google Wallet into a single brand called Google Pay. For starters, when you make a purchase from Google, or from partner apps and stores, you'll start to see Google Pay as an option. Google is also working with several US retailers on promotional items, such as $5 off a Fandango ticket or $10 off an Instacart order to motivate people to sign up.

Author: 0 Amazon Alexa is coming to Windows 10 PCs this year

At CES, a number of Windows 10 PC manufacturers are announcing their own partnerships with Amazon to integrate Alexa into their devices, a separate initiative with the apparent goal of bringing full Alexa features to Windows 10 devices. But Google Assistant is being used on potentially billions of Android phones, while, until now Amazon's Alexa hasn't had anywhere near the same kind of reach (in terms of people with direct access to Alexa).

Author: 0 Alexa To Power AR Smart Glasses

An Amazon spokeswoman has said that they are "excited about the potential of the glasses and the ability to bring Alexa to customers in a new way". Moreover, users who rely on the Alexa app to connect their mobile devices can also take advantage of various features AVS has to offer, including smart home features, media streaming, Alexa skills, weather updates, and more .

Scienza GoPro confirms layoffs, exit from drone business
Author: 0 GoPro confirms layoffs, exit from drone business

The action-camera maker said it will lay off more than 250 workers worldwide, exit the drone business, and reduce CEO Nicholas Woodman's 2018 cash pay to $1. GoPro said it saw soft sales for its HERO5 Black camera and cut prices on December 10. Additionally, GoPro said it was pulling out of the aerial drone market despite its Karma drone reaching the #2 market position at its price point in 2017.

Author: 0 Acer launches thinnest laptop with 4G, plus new convertible, Chromebook

The refreshed Acer Spin 3 (SP314-51) has now been revamped with 8th generation Intel Core processors, while the display has shrunk from the 15.6-inches of the old model to 14-inches on 2018's version. The Nitro 5 (AN515-42) starts at $799 and ships in May 2018. The gaming laptop can be fitted with up to 32 GB of RAM and 512 GB of solid state drive (SSD) if your budget will stretch.

Scienza BYTON electric intelligent SUV makes global debut at CES
Author: 0 BYTON electric intelligent SUV makes global debut at CES

With a unique digital design and innovative human-vehicle interaction, the premium SUV functions as a new generation smart device, built for the coming era of truly shared, smart mobility and autonomous driving. We've heard an bad lot about start-ups attempting to "disrupt" the tech ecosystem with new innovations, but few sectors are experiencing as much disruption as the auto industry where dozens of start-ups are now launching to create a vehicle for the future.

Scienza Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel First Look: Lionhearted
Author: 0 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel First Look: Lionhearted

We asked what took so long because Ford essentially started work on this "Duratorq/Lion" series engine in 1999 and has been building and selling it since 2004 (in Jaguars, Land Rovers , Peugeots, Citroëns, and an Aussie Ford SUV). Payload capacity, meanwhile, is 2,020 pounds. At least a visco-electric clutch reduces most of its drag when it's not needed. Ram has offered a diesel engine in its full-size Ram 1500 before but it's unclear if that will return for 2018 after regulators accused ...

Scienza Intel unveils laptop chips with built-in AMD Vega graphics
Author: 0 Intel unveils laptop chips with built-in AMD Vega graphics

The processor will power the mainstream devices that are now using the company's mobile core chipsets. Initially, there will be five SKUs - four aimed at consumers and one with vPro. What should we expect in terms of performance? The new Intel NUC8i7 comes in two different models. Compared to a three-year-old i7-4720HQ with GTX 960M, Intel shows graphics performance that's 2.0-2.7 times faster.

Author: 0 "LG showcases new rollable 65" OLED display

The flexibility of the 65” OLED display makes it easier to transport or store in the corner. That was much more of a tech demo than what this looks to be, just showing off the idea of a display that can be rolled up instead of how it might actually be used in practice.

Scienza Your Future Smart Car Could Use AI To Help You Drive
Author: 0 Your Future Smart Car Could Use AI To Help You Drive

Buzz concept, shown at the North American International Auto Show past year, as an example of what future personal mobility will look like. Now there is. It's clear Uber is satisfied with the results it's seen from the 50,000 passenger trips and 2 million miles logged by its Nvidia-powered driverless fleet ( that crash in Tempe notwithstanding).

Scienza NVIDIA unveils 65-inch 4K 'Big Format Gaming Displays' with G-SYNC
Author: 0 NVIDIA unveils 65-inch 4K 'Big Format Gaming Displays' with G-SYNC

Created in partnership with Asus , Acer and HP, the BFGD monitors combine "a high-end 65-inch, 4K 120Hz HDR display with Nvidia G-Sync technology together with Nvidia Shield", read an excerpt of the announcement on its website . With the integration of G-SYNC for ultra-smooth PC gaming, we're also able to display content as it was meant to be viewed by the director. 4K HDR G-Sync monitors are rare enough, let alone ones that happen to be the size of a giant TV .

Scienza SpaceX successfully launches secret satellite after weeks-long delay
Author: 0 SpaceX successfully launches secret satellite after weeks-long delay

After a almost two-month delay, the rocket is set to blast off sometime during a two-hour launch window, which opens at 8 p.m. Zuma payload was prepared by Northrop Grumman with SpaceX on behalf of the US government. Originally planned for a November launch, the mysterious Zuma mission may finally go to space on Sunday evening. A worldwide network of amateur satellite trackers will be on the lookout in the coming days and weeks in hopes of detecting the spacecraft and determining the ...

Scienza SpaceX launches secret satellite on 1st flight of year
Author: 0 SpaceX launches secret satellite on 1st flight of year

The rocket will be launching from Cape Canaveral in Florida. After more than a month of delays, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket vaulted toward the skies at 8 p.m. The monstrous rocket will have three times the thrust of the Falcon 9. Last year was a banner year for SpaceX, with 18 launches. Satellite trackers, get your telescopes ready.

Author: 0 Firefox v57.0.4 Released With Fixes for Meltdown, Spectre Attacks

The weakness could allow hackers or computer viruses to tunnel right down to a computer's chip, from where it has much greater access to sensitive information such as credit card data and other valuable figures. Both ARM and AMD have released updates to its vendors and manufacturers to mitigate the flaws, but users of affected Chinese smartphones will have to wait until the respective companies push out the updates to their devices.

Author: 0 Helena Bonham Carter to play Princess Margaret in The Crown

Princess Margaret's relationships with Peter Townsend and Antony Armstrong-Jones were both featured, with her marriage to the Earl of Snowdon taking place in the second season. Bring on the drama! "I was desperate to carry on", she said . The second season of the drama series from Peter Morgan launched December 8 on the streamer.

Scienza Annual King breakfast is set
Author: 0 Annual King breakfast is set

King and his teachings. This year's sponsorship of the concert expands PECO's support of the Orchestra's innovative programming and the many Martin Luther King Day of Service activities throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. It's a thoughtful and family-friendly day of events created to evoke the spirit of fellowship, peace, and love Dr. King embodied. -- and the civil rights movement that he was an integral part of -- will be remembered.

Author: 0 Tech Giants Issue Fixes, Updates For Meltdown And Spectre Flaws

The flaws, which researchers have code-named Meltdown and Spectre , relate to how a CPU handles tasks that it thinks your PC will need to perform in the future, known as speculative execution. "The bad news is, Spectre , in particular can't be completely mitigated by patching as it seems it will require a hardware fix". Microsoft had originally meant to include patches as part of its regularly scheduled Patch Tuesday update on January 9, but it released out-of-band patches on January 3, ...

Author: 0 Following FCC Net Neutrality Vote, Ajit Pai Bails On CES 2018

An FCC spokesman told Reuters that Pai would not attend the Consumer Electronics Show without giving a reason. "We look forward to our next opportunity to host a technology panel discussion with him before a public audience", Shapiro said in a statement .

Scienza Who's affected by computer chip security flaw
Author: 0 Who's affected by computer chip security flaw

Researchers say one of the bugs, called Meltdown , affects almost every processor it's made since the mid-1990s. It added that it had not received any information that suggested the exploit was being used in the wild to attack Azure customers.