Google’s recently-announced Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL can mimic DSLR’s depth-of-field effects despite having only one camera on the back. But how?
Google Pixel 2 XL unboxing and first impressions
Google is fast becoming an AI-first company, and to really put AI at the core of the smartphone experience, it needs to control the entire stack, including services, software, and hardware. Enter the Google Pixel 2 …
This so-called Portrait Mode has actually been around for a while in the...
A virtual reality experience room at the 74th Venice Film Festival. Photo credit: Eddie Lou.
In a small cafe near a street of embassies in Beijing, some of the world’s best virtual reality films are on display. As I sit down to drink tea, a young woman walks in and asks for Allumette, a 20-minute animation that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016.
“All the VR cinemas [in China] are fairly new,” says Cedric Garcia, head of content at Yue Cheng Technology, which opened two VR cinemas in Beijing this year, including the cafe where we’re chatting now.
That’s because most virtual reality film studios are overseas, he explains. There used to not be enough content made in...
Did you know that ethical hackers currently command salaries of $100,000 or more?
As more and more of our lives take place online, the need for security experts has risen faster than anyone could have anticipated. Multi-billion dollar companies are now finding themselves desperate for hacking experts, and smaller businesses are contracting out novice white hat hackers for sums you wouldn’t believe.
The good news for the industry is that this market is rapidly catching up with demand. Thousands of people with a modicum of technical acumen are realizing that all the tools they need to learn this career exist online, and they’re...
Update (10/18): It looks like the Moto X4 for Project Fi is shipping now.
We’ve just received an email from one of our readers claiming that their Project Fi Moto X4 has shipped. That doesn’t necessarily mean all of the delayed devices are ready for shipping, but it is a good sign.
Have you received your shipping email yet? If so, let us know in the comments!
Original post (10/10): If you’ve been looking for a cost-efficient way to join Project Fi, you’re probably familiar with the Moto X4. The device is part of the Android...
Looking to buy one of the new Google Home smart speakers or a Chromecast, or just want to make the most of one you already own? Here’s a list of the best hidden features for these little smart home products.
Samsung is having a pretty big day. We already told you about its announcements regarding Bixby and Project Ambience and how it will unite its Internet of Things platforms. But, Samsung wasn’t done making headlines yet. It also announced a formal partnership with Google to bring the ARCore framework to its lineup of smartphones long-term.
Samsung has announced that it has completed qualification on its 8-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology, 8LPP (Low Power Plus), paving the way for it to start mass producing the node.
The South Korean tech giant delivered the news in a press release earlier today, stating that the new technology uses up to 10% less power than 10LPP — which Samsung completed the qualification of earlier this year — and has a 10% smaller surface area. Samsung also said that, while the process tech would have implications for mobile, it could also have benefits for cryptocurrency mining and network/server equipment, as well as “many other...