Blue launches a $100 XLR mic

Blue has done a find job carving a niche for itself in the burgeoning world of amateur podcasters. The company’s USB microphones like the Yeti and Snowball have become a stable among those launching shows with limited experise and budget. This week at CES, the company (now a part of Logitech) offered an interesting take on its existing line with the Ember, a stick mic that swaps USB for the more ubiquitous (in the world of audio, at least) XLR. The device retains the company’s familiar re...
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The Accidental PM: Delhi HC dismisses ban on trailer, directs petitioners to file PIL

The petition seeking a ban on the trailer of the upcoming film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ has been dismissed by the Delhi High Court. Instead, the Delhi High Court has directed the petitioners to file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the matter. The petition was filed by Pooja... ...
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Michael Kors revamps Access Sofie watch with heart rate monitor, GPS

The Michael Kors Access Sofie is one of the most-loved Wear OS smartwatches of the past few years, and at CES 2019, Michael Kors announced a revamp of the watch, which now includes a heart rate monitor, stand-alone GPS, and more. The post Michael Kors revamps Access Sofie watch with heart rate monitor, GPS appeared first on Digital Trends.
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This is how Apple trolled Androids at CES

what happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone
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Samsung profits plunge as smartphone and chip businesses struggle

It's not just Apple — Samsung is hurting, too.
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Samsung profits plunge as phone and chip businesses struggle

It's not just Apple — Samsung is hurting, too.
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Toyota is developing fighter jet-inspired safety features for cars and wants to share it

Toyota Research Institute had a breakthrough last year in its pursuit to make driving safer. It was so profound that Toyota wants to open up to other automakers. The inspiration was modern-day fighter jets, which use a low-level flight control system to translate the intent of the pilot and keep the aircraft stable and tucked neatly inside a specific safety envelope. TRI calls it blended envelope control, an approach that lets its “Guardian” driver assist system combine and coordinate the skills...
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Anker’s new phone sized charger can power a laptop and costs just $30

This charger needs to be in my life. It’s tiny. The new Anker PowerPort Atom PD 1 offers 30w charging in a package the size of a phone charger. It’s basically a 1.5-inch cube — if the plugs are ignored, of course. And it’s only $30. Even with the small size, the Atom PD1 offers the same power delivery found in Apple’s much larger 30w USB-C charger: 5V @ 3A, 9V @ 3A, 15V @ 2A, 20V @ 1.5A. That’s good enough to recharge any phone, tablets including the new iPad Pro and small laptops including ...
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Neofect’s powered glove for people with paralysis is shipping this summer

Neofect’s come a ways since we first saw them at CES this time last year.   Late last month, the San Francisco-based team completed an Indiegogo round, picking up north of $28,000 — around 130 percent of its initial goal for the NeoMano. The leather hand-worn device is designed to give users mobility in a paralyzed hand, due to conditions like stroke, MS and ALS. It wraps around the thumb, index and middle finger, letting users perform otherwise simple daily tasks like brushing teeth, openin...
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This wireless charging alarm clock from Anker looks pretty nice

I have an Echo Spot by my bed right now, and I feel kind of weird about it. Have a camera and microphone that close to where I sleep is probably not a great idea. This alarm clock from Anker, on the other hand, is something I can get behind. The Soundcore Wakey is actually pretty nice look looking, so far as these things go. And better yet, it’s got an inductive charging pad on top, so you can just plop your phone on when it’s time to catch a few Zs. As someone who falls asleep with his p...
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Back to the drawing board! Doodle for Google returns.

When I was a kid growing up in Minnesota, I was involved in our unofficial state past time, crafting. From pipe cleaner horses to cotton ball bunnies, if an animal could be made from things on the craft room floor, I made it. After a lifetime of crafting, I made it to Google—and now I lead our Doodle for Google art contest.Today marks the kickoff the 11th year of Doodle for Google where students across the U.S. will compete to take over the Google homepage for a day with their artwork.This year’...
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Motiv is bringing NFC-based payments to its fitness ring

Announced way back at CES 2016, Motiv’s fitness ring was surprisingly capable and accurate for its tiny form factor. Earlier this year, the startup promised to bring even more functionality to the finger, starting with biometric authentication that uses a wearer’s gait to unlock devices. This year at the show, the company’s got a handful of additional new features to showoff. Most interesting among them is upcoming addition of mobile payments, via NFC. How, precisely the platform works remai...
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Are Smartphones Necessary Anymore?

When I was researching Digital Minimalism, I came across an interesting article written by Vlad Savov for The Verge. It was titled: “It’s time to bring back the dumb phone.” I’ve both read and written numerous articles about the negative aspects of the modern smartphone, and have interviewed many people who have returned to a simpler alternative with few regrets. But what caught my attention about Savov’s piece was the following new (to me) argument he made in favor of stepping back ...
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You Can Ask Alexa to Change Sounds on Roland's New Keyboard While Your Hands Keep Playing

Voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa have been baked into a lot of questionable gadgets that don’t really need to be controlled through voice commands. But one device where hands-free operation makes a bit more sense is a digital piano where a user’s hands are preoccupied making music, so Roland’s adding Alexa to its…Read more...
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YD JOB ALERT: Level is looking for a Junior Industrial Designer

Level is a prime example of a woman-led design studio that has been an impactful indomitable force in the world of design. Based in San Francisco, the company was founded by Nichole Rouillac and Robin Hubbard, creative directors at studio One & Co, followed by HTC. Level has been responsible for game-changing products like the HTC Vive, the Fitbit Versa, and even North’s revolutionary AR embedded eyewear among other projects for clients like Google, Microsoft, and Logitech. Level is looking for ...
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Nvidia dives into a new business segment with Drive AutoPilot

Nvidia’s automotive ambitions seemed targeted solely on creating a platform to enable fully autonomous vehicles, notably the robotaxis that so many companies hope to deploy in the coming decade. It turns out that Nvidia has also been working a more near-term product that opens it up to a different segment in the automotive industry. The company announced Monday at CES 2019 that it has launched Nvidia Drive AutoPilot, a reference platform that automakers can use to bring more sophisticated automa...
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United States: Potential Outcomes Of ‘Apple V. Pepper' - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP

On Nov. 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in a potentially landmark antitrust case: Apple v. Pepper, 846 F.3d 313 (9th Cir. 2017), cert. granted, 138 S. Ct. 2647 (2018) (No. 17-204)
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Ubtech shows off pair of humanoid robots at CES

You’d be forgiven for not knowing the name Ubtech, Honestly, I wasn’t really familiar with the Chinese company until late 2017, when they brought a biopedal stormtrooper robot by our offices. The company’s about to get a pick up some traction, however. Last year, it announced that it had scored an $820 million Series C, led by Tencent. With that little bit of wind it its sails, the company took to CES this week in full force, showing off a small army of robots. At the center of the announcem...
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Reliance launches JioBrowser; Too little too late?

The JioBrowser, as Reliance claims, is “one of the first Indian browsers that’s developed keeping the Indian users in mind.” The browser is said to be lighter than its competitors,…
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Apple trolls Google with Las Vegas billboard

The company touts its commitment to privacy at technology gathering.
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Apple Faces ‘Informal Boycott’ From China Consumers, Says BAML

“According to a survey conducted by our colleagues in equity research, consumers in China and India are showing less interest in upgrading to an iPhone and more interest in upgrading to Xiaomi and Samsung,” Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists Ethan Harris and Aditya Bhave wrote in a recent note. “Apple sales may also suffer from a general redirection of Chinese demand away from U.S. products.
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AT&T, Dish, Comcast All Raising Cable TV Rates To Counter Cord-Cutting

AT&T's DirecTV, Dish, and Comcast are all planning to raise their rates again in the new year, "a move that could boost revenue but risks alienating subscribers who have been ditching their traditional TV subscriptions in record numbers," reports Dallas News. From the report: Cable and satellite providers are hoping to squeeze more money from consumers who remain loyal to their packages with hundreds of channels, Philip Cusick, a JPMorgan Chase & Co. analyst, said in a note this week, even thoug...
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Plex plans to offer ad-supported movies and more premium subscriptions

Media software maker Plex is preparing to take on The Roku Channel and Amazon Prime Video Channels, possibly as soon as this year. The company is in discussions with rights holders and content providers, with a focus on bringing free, ad-supported movies to the Plex platform – similar to how The Roku Channel got its start. It’s also talking to premium networks and content providers about offering their programming and subscriptions through Plex. The talks follow the company’s recent partnersh...
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Sony adds Alexa to its noise-canceling headphones

Just imagine, a pair of noise-canceling headphones without a smart assistant on-board. What is this, 2017? Thankfully, Sony used its CES press conference today to announce that it’s finally addressing its well-received WH-1000XM3’s lack of Alexa. The headphones will be getting Amazon’s smart assistant via a firmware update at some point during the first quarter of this year. Tapping a button will trigger Alexa, who can perform a variety of different media playback tasks, like playing music, ...
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CES 2019: Hands on with Mui, the smart plank of wood

What looks like an ordinary piece of wood lights up and becomes a smart assistant when touched.
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Toyota turns to AT&T and KDDI for in-vehicle 4G connectivity

In a new deal Toyota, AT&T and KDDI are bringing 4g connectivity to Toyota and Lexus vehicles. This will start with the 2020 model year vehicles that are slated to hit dealers in late 2019. Previously, Toyota worked with Verizon to offer a similar connectivity package to vehicle owners. The deal today, however, seems to be focused on bringing even more connectivity services to Toyotas and Lexus vehicles. The AT&T and KDDI deal will lean towards Toyota’s Global Communications Platform initiative ...
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Companies Are Now Offering Seven Figures For Hacks That Allow Spies, Cops To Steal Chat App Messages

Zerodium, a startup that buys and sells hacking tools and exploits to governments around the world, announced on Monday price increases for almost everything they are looking for, such as iOS remote jailbreaks and Windows exploits. "It said it will now pay security researchers $1,000,000 for exploits in WhatsApp, iMessage, and SMS/MMS apps for all mobile operating systems," reports Motherboard. From the report: Compromising the whole iPhone, sometimes referred to as remote jailbreaking or rootin...
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Lenovo’s new Legion gaming laptops pack next-gen GPUs for just $930

Following along with trends set by the Razer Blade 15, Lenovo's new Legion Y740 and Y540 gaming laptops come clad with thin designs, improved cooling, and next-generation Nvidia GPUs. The post Lenovo’s new Legion gaming laptops pack next-gen GPUs for just $930 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Lenovo now has a Legion of gaming accessories to rival Razer and Logitech

Alongside new laptops, Lenovo is introducing several new Legion branded accessories, including a new mechanical keyboard, headset, and mouse. All cater to the needs of the serious and casual PC gamer. The post Lenovo now has a Legion of gaming accessories to rival Razer and Logitech appeared first on Digital Trends.
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AT&T Barrels Ahead With Its Bullshit Plan to Brand Enhanced 4G as "5G E"

Telecom giant AT&T has moved forward with its bullshit plan to rebrand an enhanced version of its existing 4G mobile network as its much faster and still-in-development successor 5G, TechCrunch reported on Monday. After a recent update to some AT&T, the devices now say they are connected to a “5G E” network.Read more...
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