Category Archives for Phones

August Home paves the way to put a smart lock on doors internationally

January 4, 2017
august-mortis-3-4-viewoutdoor-urban-for-magazine August Home — which makes an internet-connected smart lock — already works for most door locks you’d typically find in the U.S. But it hasn’t had a product yet for a different style of lock called the Mortise lock just yet. That lock represents a smaller amount of the overall market in the U.S., but more importantly, it’s a lock that’s very common abroad.… Read More

Nvidia builds a co-pilot into its autonomous drive computer

January 4, 2017
147a0045 Nvidia teased out a powerful system that would serve as an AI supercomputer earlier this year, giving cars the ability to drive themselves. But while there’s been a ton of progress in building safer autonomous driving, we might not quite be at the point where we can fully trust the car to do everything. Enter Co-Pilot. Nvidia is baking in new technology in its Xavier drive computers… Read More

Nvidia makes it easier for gamers to stream live to Facebook

January 4, 2017
147a0009 Nvidia is giving gamers using the GeForce Experience will now be able to broadcast directly to Facebook Live, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced at CES today. Huang basically breezed past the announcement heading into a trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda streamed live, but it does represent a rather huge development in live streaming. While Twitch has largely become the go-to place to watch… Read More

Watch Sony’s CES press conference live right here

January 4, 2017
sony Sony is holding its traditional press conference at CES in the Las Vegas Convention Center starting at 5 PM Pacific, 8 PM Eastern, 1 AM in London. The company is closing the press day of CES, and you should expect some exciting new devices from Sony. The company has a wide range of products, including some top notch cameras, some interesting phones and the usual TVs and Bluetooth speakers.… Read More

GoPro says it is re-launching the Karma drone this year

January 3, 2017
gopro-karma-5-of-7 GoPro recalled its first drone, the Karma, about 16 days after launch in November last year. Now GoPro says it will be re-launching the drone this year, though it doesn’t have a specific date to share yet. For GoPro, the launch can’t come soon enough. The company said it would cut 15 percent of its workforce in a restructuring in November last year, and its third-quarter… Read More

Toyota’s Research Institute head says full autonomous driving is “not even close”

January 3, 2017
147a0092 While the rest of the world is fixated on a future of full autonomous driving, Toyota Research Institute CEO Gill Pratt is urging everyone that it’s more complicated than that and to take things slowly. Pratt said that “we’re nowhere near close” a level of full autonomous driving, labeled as “Level 5” by the SAE. Pratt, over and over, couched that the… Read More

Watch Samsung’s CES press conference live right here

January 3, 2017
shutterstock samsung Samsung is always betting big on CES, and this year should be no exception. Today at 2 PM Pacific, 5 PM Eastern, 10 PM in London, the company will unveil its new lineup of consumer electronics devices. You should expect a wide range of new products, from smart watches to washing machines.
We’ll have a team on the ground, so you should also check out our live blog for our first-hand… Read More

FOVE eye-tracking headset starts shipping

January 3, 2017
fove-vr Japanese eye-tracking virtual reality headset FOVE is starting to ship its first units from its successful Kickstarter campaign last year. The company originally planned to ship its product about eight months ago, but ran into a series of delays along the way. Orders placed today will ship in February as the company catches up with its Kickstarter backers and pre-orders. Read More

Welcome to 2017, where Alexa even made its way into a fridge

January 3, 2017
LG AMAZON Okay, try not to get too excited: LG today unveiled a smart fridge at a big event ahead of CES in Las Vegas. It has a big touch screen and lets you control a whole host of things — which is fine. However, the most interesting part here is that the fridge is integrated, along with a whole host of other devices this year, with Alexa. With that, users can tap into Alexa to order food… Read More