Monthly Archives : January 2018

Google Readies New Street View Cameras to Boost Machine Learning

Google’s car-mounted Street View cameras have been traversing the globe for a decade, offering users the opportunity to stroll down a street from the comfort of their computer screen. However, the cameras used to gather this data haven’t improved in…

No Comments / 33 View / January 31, 2018

Hasselblad Soups Up Its 100MP H6D With 400MP Multi-Shot Version

Recently it seems like smartphones have been having all the fun when it comes to computational imaging tricks. Portrait mode, bokeh, and synthetic telephoto are all the rage. But high-end camera maker Hasselblad doesn’t want to be left out. Its…

No Comments / 20 View / January 30, 2018

Inside The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1: Cooling Intel Kaby Lake G

LAS VEGAS, NV — We sat down with Dell at CES 2018 for a look inside the new XPS 15 2-in-1 that features Intel and AMD’s latest technology fused onto a single Kaby Lake G package. Intel’s surprising announcement that it would…

No Comments / 41 View / January 29, 2018

Sixa Re-Opens Rivvr Wireless VR System Pre-Orders, Eyes March Delivery

Sixa’s Rivvr wireless VR solution is back from the dead. The company announced that pre-orders are open again, and the hardware would ship in March. And this time around, the device meets all the necessary certification requirements. Last year, Sixa…

No Comments / 8 View / January 28, 2018

Samsung Announces Large-Scale Production Of GDDR6 Memory Chips

Samsung has beaten SK Hynix and Micron to be the first to mass produce GDDR6 memory chips. Samsung’s 16Gb (2GB) chips are fabricated on a 10nm process and run at 1.35V. The new chips have a whopping 18Gb/s pin speed…

No Comments / 9 View / January 27, 2018

Dell To Sell Meta 2 AR Headsets In February

Dell today announced a partnership with Meta to expand the AR company’s distribution reach. Dell will begin selling the Meta 2 developer kits on behalf of Meta to help make AR “more accessible for business deployment.” The partnership should make…

No Comments / 13 View / January 26, 2018

NZXT Slashes Pricing, Makes Changes To N7 Z370 Motherboard

NZXT announced several changes to its recently unveiled (and first ever) N7 Z370 motherboard, citing customer feedback as a primary influence for the product’s alterations. The company said it’s making immediate changes to the N7 Z370 as the result of…

No Comments / 11 View / January 25, 2018

EFF, Lookout Discover Nation State Mobile Espionage On Global Scale

The EFF and mobile security company Lookout uncovered a global espionage campaign targeting primarily mobile users that downloaded fake secure messaging applications. The EFF and Lookout traced the “Dark Caracal” malware to a building belonging to the Lebanese General Security Directorate in…

No Comments / 16 View / January 24, 2018

RealSense D400-Series Depth Cameras Are For Devs, Not Consumers (Hands On)

Intel launched a new generation of RealSense depth cameras this week, and they feature stereo cameras, updated depth modules, and Intel RealSense D4 vision processors. Intel’s RealSense D400 Series Depth Cameras offer advanced computer vision capabilities in a convenient form…

No Comments / 29 View / January 23, 2018

Gigabyte Reveals Motherboards With Embedded Gemini Lake CPUs

Gigabyte announced new additions to its J and N series of embedded mini-ITX motherboards. The new platforms come with CPUs from Intel’s recently-announced Gemini Lake family, and replace the previous Apollo Lake-based boards. The new CPUs are divided among the Intel Pentium Silver, Celeron…

No Comments / 8 View / January 22, 2018