Category : Gadgets

Sony and IBM created 330TB data tapes for a massive analog archive

Storing data on magnetic tape is back, baby. Sony has announced that thanks to a partnership with IBM Research in Zurich, the pair have developed a magnetic tape cartridge capable of storing 201 gigabytes of data per square inch for a total of 330…

No Comments / 4 View / August 8, 2017

Honeywell’s connected thermostats now work with Google Home

Google welcomed Honeywell into the Home family as a partner back in January, but now it’s finally including both of the company’s connected thermostat families, the Lyric and Total Connected Comfort. Users can control them using either Home’s voice controls or through Google Assistant…

No Comments / 18 View / August 2, 2017

Smartwatch-making company CEO: Smartwatches are pointless

There’s firm, tough leadership, and then there’s … whatever this is. Calling one of your company’s newest high-profile releases essentially useless probably isn’t the best way to boost team morale — but that didn’t stop Huawei Deputy Chairman and rotating…

No Comments / 42 View / April 26, 2017

This tech giant just hit two impressive clean energy milestones

Cloud computing giant Salesforce has achieved two big feats: net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in its direct operations, and a “carbon-neutral cloud” for all its customers. The San Francisco firm on Thursday said it reached the environmental milestones by investing in…

No Comments / 29 View / April 22, 2017

Let’s face it: Smartwatches are a complete and utter failure

The CEO of Chinese electronics maker Huawei raised eyebrows this week when he publicly trashed smartwatches. “I am always confused as to what smartwatches are for when we have smartphones,” Eric Xu Zhijun said, adding that he would never ever…

No Comments / 50 View / April 20, 2017

Baidu is acquiring xPerception, a US startup focused on computer vision

Baidu is acquiring xPerception, a U.S. startup specialized in computer vision, according to Reuters. Details are sparse, but we know the startup has its own module for object recognition and depth perception that can be deployed on robots and drones….

No Comments / 35 View / April 11, 2017

HTC Vive, Qualcomm Reveal Snapdragon 835-Powered Standalone VR HMD For The Chinese Market

HTC Vive announced today at ChinaJoy, China’s largest video game conference, a standalone VR HMD powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. The new HMD is exclusively for the Chinese market. Google and HTC worked together to introduce a similar…

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Hands On With ‘Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus’

We got our first glimpse of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus during Bethesda’s E3 showcase in June. Not much has been revealed since then, but last week, we were invited to try out the titlefirsthand. The Reunion The first mission…

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AMD Launches 7th Generation A-Series And Athlon Processors To Retail

AMD originally detailed its 7th Generation Bristol Ridge A-Series APUs and Athlon processors during Computex 2016. The OEM and system integrator launch followed in September 2016 and was most noteworthy for heralding the first details of the AM4 socket and…

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‘Destiny 2’ PC Beta Scheduled For Aug. 28, Here’s What You’ll Need To Play

The beta period for Destiny 2 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 ended earlier this week, and next month the beta will be available to PC players. Bungie announced today that this beta period will commence on Monday, August 28….

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