TDK Chirp SonicTrack Power 6-DoF in The Best VR Systems

Ultrasonic fingerprint readers have made their mass-market debut, but there are other uses for ultrasonic technology in today’s gadgets. For example, TDK subsidiary Chirp Microsystems is powering a number of Virtual Reality (VR) systems, including the HTC Vive Focus and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR.


Safari Zero-Day Exploit Can Takeover A Mac Computer Entirely

Safari is Apple’s default browser that comes bundled with their iOS and macOS devices. It’s a pretty decent browser but unfortunately, it seems that it might not necessarily be the most secure. This is according to a demonstration made at a white-hat hacker security conference in Vancouver, Canada.


Netflix Testing Out Cheaper Mobile-Only Plans For Some Markets

Netflix’s plans aren’t prohibitively expensive, but the company has been steadily raising their prices over the years which means that at some point in time, it will be too expensive for some. However, the good news is that for some users in select markets in the world, Netflix could be considering cheaper plans.


New AirPower Image Spotted On Apple’s Website

While Apple has yet to officially confirm when its AirPower wireless charging mat will launch, there have been signs and rumors that the device could be close to launching. In fact according to MacRumors, they have discovered that within Apple’s website’s source code, there is a reference to a new image of the AirPower (pictured above).


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TDK’s AI Bonsai Follows Sunlight, Asks For Water

Bonsai trees are beautiful and live longer than humans, but everyone knows that they require maintenance and dedication. Bons-AI is an interactive demo from TDK which pushes the whole Bonsai concept into the future.


Epic CEO Says Apex Legends Isn’t Taking Players Away From Fortnite

Respawn’s Apex Legends battle royale title was only announced recently and it has already grown to 50 million players. It’s still far from Fortnite’s lead in this genre but many were quick to brand it as a genuine competitor to Epic’s superhit title. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has basically said that contrary to popular belief, Apex Legends hasn’t really taken players away from Fortnite.


Intel To Launch 9th Gen Mobile Core Processors Before July

Intel has announced at the Game Developers Conference that it’s going to launch the 9th Gen Intel Core mobile H-series processors in the second half of this year. The lineup will include the new Intel Core i9 processor. It says that this new lineup of high-performance mobile processors will “power the ultimate laptops for gamers.”


Both Crashed 737s Lacked Safety Features Boeing Sold Only As Options

The investigation continues into what caused Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 to crash five months apart from each other, killing everyone on board. There are a couple of similarities between both incidents. The flights were operated on a Boeing 737 Max 8, a new iteration of Boeing’s iconic 737, and both crashed shortly after take off. A new report mentions that both jets were missing two […]


Ford To Invest $850 Million For EV Manufacturing In Michigan

Ford has made a significant shift to electric vehicles and the company is increasing investment in production facilities where these vehicles will be made. The company has announced that it’s investing $850 million in its Flat Rock, Michigan assembly plant which it wants to make the hub of its EV production.


T-Mobile Begins Testing Wireless Home Internet Service

T-Mobile today announced that it’s starting a limited wireless home internet pilot program which will lay the foundation for a home broadband “disruption.” This is an invitation-only pilot for in-home internet service on LTE. T-Mobile aims to connect up to 50,000 homes this year in rural and underserved areas of the United States. It’s part of T-Mobile’s plan to disrupt the home broadband market.


‘Troll’ Demo Highlights Unreal Engine 4.22 Ray Tracing

An interesting and visually appealing demo was shown during the “State of Unreal” Game Developers Conference opening session by Goodbye Kansas and Deep Forest Films. This cinematic tech demo titled “Troll” is directed by Bjorne Larson and it showcases Unreal Engine 4.22 ray tracing with exceptional cinematic-quality lighting.


Nokia Phones Being Investigated For Sending Data To China

HMD, the Finnish company making Nokia-branded devices, is now being investigated by the country’s data protection watchdog amid reports that some of its phones sent data to servers in China. The investigation comes after NRK, a Norwegian public broadcaster, claimed having proof which showed that Nokia phones were sending sensitive data to China based on a tip from a device owner.


AT&T CEO Got A Robocall During A Live Interview

People in the United States really want the Federal Communications Commission and mobile carriers to do something about robocalls. They have become a nuisance with one report suggested that more than 26 billion robocalls are now being placed in the country annually. So it may be entirely unsurprising to see that AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson got a robocall during a live interview.


Streaming Video Overtakes Cable Subscriptions Worldwide

It was only a matter of time before this happened and now it appears that this milestone has indeed been crossed. The Motion Picture Association Of America reported today that the global entertainment market which covers both theatrical and home releases hit a new high of $96.8 billion last year. The report adds that streaming video has now surpassed cable subscriptions globally.


Facebook Stored Hundreds Of Millions Of Passwords In Plain Text For Years

Facebook has more than a billion users across the globe and as you can imagine, ensuring the security of users’ personal information should be of paramount importance to a platform of its size. So you may not be thrilled to hear that the company stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text for years. They were searchable by thousands of Facebook employees, going as far back as 2012, […]


eBay Picks Up Google Pay Support Next Month

You pretty much only had one payment option when purchasing something from eBay in the past: PayPal. However, things have changed since PayPal starting using a new payment backend that’s powered by Adyen. This allowed eBay to bring support for Apple Pay to its iOS app and the company has now announced that it will support Google Pay on Android and its desktop site starting early next month.


WhatsApp Business Now Rolling Out For iOS

WhatsApp Business is not a part of the main app. It’s actually a separate version of WhatsApp that’s meant for businesses who want to communicate with their clients directly. It has already been available on Android for quite some time and is now being rolled out for iOS. A beta was first released for iOS devices last month.


Microsoft Releases Windows Defender Antivirus For Mac

If you have used a Windows PC in the past few years you may have noticed a software from Microsoft called Windows Defender. It’s an antivirus software that is available on Windows PC before and it’s moving to another major platform today. Microsoft is bringing it to macOS and also renaming it to Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection as well.


AT&T And Comcast Team Up To Fight Robocalls

Robocalls are a big problem in the United States and people are increasingly calling on the stakeholders involved to take concrete steps against them. AT&T and Comcast are taking a step in the right direction by announcing a partnership to combat robocalls. AT&T says that this partnership will strive to ensure an exchange of authenticated calls between the two providers’ voice networks, adding that this may be the first partnership […]


Disc-Less Xbox One S Launch Expected May 7th

There have been reports recently that Microsoft has developed a disc-less edition of the Xbox One S. Players will only be able to get games online as they won’t be able to pop a disc in the console. A new report reveals that the company might be launching the “Xbox One S All-Digital Edition” on May 7th.


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