Microsoft wants you to open Windows apps with your mind

Microsoft has applied to patent a mind-controlled interface, so you may soon be able to open and control an app just by thinking about it. The data collected would then be used to launch and control an application. It noted the tech could be used in 3D modelling software, word processors, video games, virtual reality and augmented reality simulators and much more. The same team also recently filed a related patent for a motion controller powered by the brain, too. Microsoft and Facebook aren’t t

By | 2018-01-16T04:49:18+00:00 January 16th, 2018|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

iPhone X vs Red Scarlet-X: smartphone vs cinema camera

The video above includes the results of our iPhone X vs Red Scarlet-X test, so before watching it read on to learn more about our two contenders, and how we conducted the test. The iPhone X is one of the best when it comes to smartphone video capture, but just how far has recording on our handsets come? Hardware: phone vs cinema camThe iPhone X is capable of recording 4K video at up to 60fps, technology that was once only available in professional-level cameras. The Red Scarlet-X is a profession

By | 2018-01-16T04:40:12+00:00 January 16th, 2018|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Windows on Snapdragon desktop apps won’t be as power-hungry as first thought

However, Qualcomm has now revealed that running standard Windows 10 desktop programs shouldn’t affect that impressive battery life too much. We were previously led to believe that to benefit from the 20 or more hours' battery life, owners of Windows 10 on Snapdragon (also known as Windows on ARM) devices would need to stick to UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps. These are apps downloaded from the Microsoft Store, and Windows 10 S, which Windows on Snapdragon devices run by default, is a locke

By | 2018-01-16T03:57:19+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meltdown and Spectre fake patch warning: be careful what you download

As International Business Times spotted, security firm Malwarebytes recently discovered a fake Meltdown and Spectre patch which actually deposits ‘smoke loader’ malware on the victim’s machine. Also note that the real German cybersecurity authorities have been warning about phishing emails which are using Spectre and Meltdown ‘fixes’ as bait. Further gremlins are being encountered like Intel’s meltdown patch causing instability with older processors, or Microsoft’s Windows patch provoking boot f

By | 2018-01-16T03:54:06+00:00 January 16th, 2018|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Barcelona abandons Windows and Office, goes with Linux instead

In another entire-city-abandons-Microsoft affair, Barcelona has announced that it’s dumping Windows and Office in order to migrate to Linux and other open source solutions. The idea is, obviously enough, to save money by not paying subscription fees to Microsoft, because the beauty of open source software is that it’s free. Munich did so, initially instigating plans way back in 2003, and fully completing the move to open source by 2013. However, the city announced it was switching back to Micros

By | 2018-01-16T03:21:11+00:00 January 16th, 2018|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sony UBP-X1000ES Ultra HD Blu-ray player review

But sans Dolby Vision, it seems feature-lite at this end of the UHD player market... The UBP-X1000ES incorporates a high-end 192kHz/ 32bit DAC and offers a gold-plated phono analogue audio output on the rear. Set-up and featuresIn addition to the widely space phono audio output, there are two HDMIs, one offering full AV, the second audio only. The idea here is to provide a pure audio HDMI feed for those that need it. If you use a lesser 10.2 Gbps HDMI cable, the player could output 4K at SDR, an

By | 2018-01-16T03:19:59+00:00 January 16th, 2018|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Google device disrupting your Wi-Fi? A fix is on the way

If you’ve noticed that your Wi-Fi has gone a little funny recently, and you’re the owner of a Google smart speaker or Cast device, the two things may be connected. The good news is that Google is aware of the issue, and “is working quickly to share a solution” according to a Google spokesperson. According to AndroidPolice, as soon as the Google Home Max was connected to the network, the network would become inaccessible. A range of devicesTP-Link issued a fix, but as the issue developed it began

By | 2018-01-16T02:56:54+00:00 January 16th, 2018|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tag Heuer’s most expensive Android Wear watch is covered in 589 diamonds

Last year's Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 was one of the most expensive and premium-looking Android Wear watches we got to try on our wrist, but it turns out that wasn't even the most luxurious version of the watch. Hot on the heels of the announcement of the Connected Modular 41 comes a 'Full Diamond' version of the 2017's Modular 45. It's polished with white gold, and features an obscene 589 diamonds along its strap and bezel. And about those diamonds... you'll have 78 VVS baguette diamonds w

By | 2018-01-16T01:51:42+00:00 January 16th, 2018|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Google Home Mini wall mount will let you place it anywhere and everywhere

From the way Google and Amazon have been pushing smart speakers it's clear the two companies won't be satisfied until you have a Google Home or Amazon Echo in literally every room in your house. Enter a new wall mount for the Google Home Mini. Produced by Incipio, in partnership with Google, the mount should make it easy to blanket your home in Google Assistant coverage. Blanket coverageHowever, while making sure a smart speaker can hear you no matter where you are in your house is one thing, if

By | 2018-01-16T01:51:16+00:00 January 16th, 2018|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Moto E5 shown off in leaked image, with hint at a release date

The Moto E4 is one of the best budget phones you can buy, as its appearance in our best cheap phones list attests, but a new model likely dubbed the Moto E5 could be landing soon, and we may have just seen the first image of it. The E5 might look a lot like the E4 other than the scanner position. We do however have an idea of when the Moto E5 might launch, as this render includes the date April 3 on the screen, so that could be when it’s being announced. That would be slightly under a year after

By | 2018-01-16T01:51:05+00:00 January 16th, 2018|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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