Google Glass may have been too clunky to succeed in its original version, but the search giant will find its way into your eyeballs one way or another. According to a new patent filing, the company has devised a method to inject a device directly into your eyeballs…
Say hello to Otto, Samsung’s personal assistant robot that could one day help you control your smart home.
Unveiled this week at the company’s developer conference in San Francisco, Otto was used to show off Samsung’s ARTIK platform that forms the basis of its smart-home push. The diminutive bot’s tricks include the ability to respond to voice commands for connected gadgets like lights and thermostats. It’ll also do things such as answer questions, play music, and tell you the latest news.
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Japanese audio company Onkyo is getting into personal media players this month with the release of its first high-resolution audio device, the DP-X1. This $899 Android-powered PMP sports two ESS Sabre digital-to-analog converters and amplifiers — one of each for each channel of audio…
Drones are popular, but learning to pilot an unwieldy and unpredictable device can be intimidating. If you’re more interested in aerial videos than Top Gun fantasies, what you want is something that can fly itself, like the Hover, the latest in autonomous flying cameras.
At the end of the first season of the HBO tech comedy “Silicon Valley,” the characters turn up at a conference where one CEO after another stands up on a stage and insists that their company is “making the world a better place.” But the reasons these imaginary entrepreneurs give are intensely niche and jargon-filled, bordering on nons..
Even as it expands its hardware lineup with a couple of new, lower-cost options, Amazon continues to build in new abilities to Alexa. That’s the voice control system that debuted on the Echo, and has since progressed to the Echo Dot (and maybe even a wearable or two in the near future). Alexa has been upgraded to work with an impressive variety of third-party services over the last year or so, and the latest is Google Calendar.
A newly launched comparison site lets users search for and book private jet flights at a relatively low cost — sometimes cheaper than the cost of a commercial flight.
Stratajet bills itself as “the world’s first online private jet marketplace,” using technology to pull up real-time prices and availability for aircraft, much like Skyscanner or Expedia except for private jets.