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Daydream Believers May Boost VR, Suggest Early Reviews
05 Oct
10:25

Daydream Believers May Boost VR, Suggest Early Reviews

Reviews for Google’s Daydream View VR headset began to appear on Thursday, and the consensus among those who were able to test the new US$79 device appears to be two thumbs up. Although it has limitations, Daydream could be a gateway to affordable virtual reality technology, they suggested. The headset,…

BlackBerry to Deliver One Last Keyboard Phone
01 Oct
10:26

BlackBerry to Deliver One Last Keyboard Phone

BlackBerry has a new phone in the works, and it will have a physical keyboard, according to reports that surfaced last week. The company recently announced that it would exit the smartphone hardware market and transition to developing back-end mobile security software. However, BlackBerry CEO John Chen confirmed that one…

iPhone Envy May Have Felled Galaxy Note7
04 Sep
10:38

iPhone Envy May Have Felled Galaxy Note7

Samsung’s desire to match the iPhone 7 Plus led it to implement an aggressive design and manufacturing approach that led to problems with its Galaxy Note7 — including some instances of the smartphones bursting into flames — and eventually its global recall, Instrumental reported last week. Instrumental engineers tore down a Galaxy…

RoboCyberWall Aims to Block Linux Server Hacks
15 Jul
9:38

RoboCyberWall Aims to Block Linux Server Hacks

RoboCyberWall on Tuesday launched its proprietary precision firewall solution bearing the same name. RoboCyberWall is designed to protect HTTP and HTTPS (SSL) ports on Linux-based Apache2 and NGINX Web servers. The patent-pending firewall blocks all known exploits and zero-day attacks on Apache2 and NGINX Web servers, according to the developer. It…

Roku Sets Up New Streaming Player Buffet
12 Jul
9:27

Roku Sets Up New Streaming Player Buffet

Roku on Monday introduced five new streaming media players designed to provide viewers with new and improved ways to connect to content. The five players range in price from US$29.99 to $99.99, and offer a variety of features and functionality. The introductory-level Roku Express, priced at $29.99, targets new cord…

Google Poised to Add New Pixels to Growing Ecosystem
11 Jul
9:44

Google Poised to Add New Pixels to Growing Ecosystem

 refresh of Google’s critically acclaimed Pixel smartphones is expected Wednesday when the company holds its annual product launch event at the SFJAZZ center in San Francisco. Although their features won’t be known officially until Google raises the curtain on the phones at the event, leaks — including photos — have…

Anticipating the Smart World of 2027: A Billion Cameras and AI, Oh My…
05 Jul
10:04

Anticipating the Smart World of 2027: A Billion Cameras and AI, Oh My…

Nvidia went to China last week and made a series of interesting announcements having to do with smart cities and autonomous cars. (The video is worth watching.) IBM made an announcement on advancements in tying the Weather Channel to its Watson artificial intelligence engine and targeted marketing. We also found out about Oculus’ Fall in Love…

iOS Users May Regret Going to 11
26 Jun
9:58

iOS Users May Regret Going to 11

Blowback over Apple’s iOS 11 upgrade has been increasing, despite an update that was supposed to solve battery drainage issues and a large number of other glitches but apparently has not done the job. Apple officially launched iOS 11 on September 19, but problems quickly became apparent, prompting the company…