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GoPro CEO: VR 'is a whole new experience' for consumers

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jul 8, 2015 9:32 pm

GoPro is best known to consumers for action cameras, but isn't shying away from virtual reality, drones, and other emerging technologies. The company's CEO has a feeling that VR isn't an outright gimmick like 3D, and they should be able to nurture first-time customers.

 

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"[VR is] gonna open up all kinds of viewing experiences and expand the lifespan of content," said Nick Woodman, CEO of GoPro, in a statement to Mashable. "VR is a whole new experience that can fully transport someone into another experience."

 

Woodman believes GoPro can stay in front of the camera competition when it comes to VR, with possible 360-degree VR recording possible one day in the future.

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Logitech is now known as 'Logi', and it's not even April Fool's Day

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jul 8, 2015 8:48 pm

Logitech has just announced that it has changed its name, which is quite the shock, as it feels so sudden. From here on out, Logitech is now known as "Logi". Why? Because "tech is everywhere".

 

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Logi's VP of Brand Development, Charlotte Johs, told Gizmodo: "Tech is in the air you breathe...it's in your clothes...in the future, 'tech' doesn't say anything". But where did the name 'Logi' come from? Johs says that it is thanks to its most popular product, the Boom series of Bluetooth speakers, as it is the company's first Logi-inspired piece of tech.

 

The Logitech name won't be disappearing instantly, with the Logitech brand staying on products like mice, keyboards, and speakers - at least, for now. Logi will be the name that will be used for products as we move into the future.

Uber will buy every autonomous car Tesla makes in 2020

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Jul 8, 2015 6:22 pm

It looks like Uber is interested in securing itself some autonomous electric vehicles from Tesla Motors, where it would buy every single autonomous vehicle that Tesla makes in 2020.

 

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With around 500,000 electric vehicles to be made in 2020, Uber would be scooping up every autonomous car it makes in the year. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is fully on-board, while an early Tesla investor and board member, Steve Jurvetson, is also keen. During the Top 10 Tech Trends dinner, Jurvetson said: "I believe they are already safer than my parents and I would trust my kids with them".

 

Now all Tesla has to do is ramp up production to the point of making 500,000 autonomous electric vehicles per year, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that he expects Tesla to be capable of producing half a million cars per year by 2020.

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Phone accessory bargain hunters look out, there's a sale coming

By: Chris Smith | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 8, 2015 4:04 pm

We've been tipped off about a big mobile and tablet accessory sale coming soon alongside an iPhone 6s giveaway. Set for operation from June 13 until June 19 2015, this sale will see up to 65% off accessories and marks the third year of this companies existence.

 

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The iPhone 6s is set for give away on the 16th and is just one part of EasyAcc's third birthday celebrations.

 

This promotion ties in with Amazon's 20th anniversary sales and iPhone 6s give away isn't free to enter - a purchase and image upload of an EasyAcc branded product is required. 10 creative entrants will be chosen by the EasyAcc team as finalists with one winner picked through a public voting event. For all ten finalists, a 20% off voucher will be issued for EasyAcc products.

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DeepCool releases new red GamerStorm TF120 case fans

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 8, 2015 2:29 pm

Complete with "2-layer fan blades," DeepCool has explained that its GamerStorm TF120 fan blades each have a small second layer embedded - claimed to increase air flow.

 

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With blue, red and white LED colors included, this fan is connected via a 4-pin PWM plug and the fluid-dynamic bearing motor design offers up to 1000,000 hours of use. Ranging from 500 to 1,800 RPM with a maximum CFM rating of 76.52, expect between 17.6-31.3 dBA of noise to be generated.

 

Anti-vibration rubber is also positioned alongside the mounting holes. No release price has been mentioned yet.

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Microsoft culls a huge 7,800 jobs globally, mostly from phone business

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jul 8, 2015 1:59 pm

Microsoft has just announced that it is cutting a huge 7,800 jobs from its phone business, while it also writes off $7.6 billion in relation to its acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services Division. Considering Microsoft paid $7.2 billion for Nokia's phone business last year, this is quite the check to write.

 

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Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, explains: "We are moving from a strategy to grow a standalone phone business to a strategy to grow and create a vibrant Windows ecosystem including our first-party device family. In the near-term, we'll run a more effective and focused phone portfolio while retaining capability for long-term reinvention in mobility".

 

Keep in mind Nadella said back in April that there would be 18,000 job cuts in the next 12 months, these additional 7,800 job losses will add up to over 25,000 employees laid off by Microsoft in just over a 12-month period.

Apple Watch sales are down a huge 90% since it was released in April

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Jul 8, 2015 1:38 pm

When Apple launched its Watch back in April, the world stood still waiting to see just how huge the sales of Apple's first wearable would be. Well, while they might have started off with around 1.5 million Watch units sold, at an average of around 200,000 per day, those numbers have dropped, considerably.

 

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According to Slice, Apple Watch sales have completely bottomed out to less than 10,000 per day, reports MarketWatch. More than two-thirds of the Apple Watch units have been the cheaper "Sport" version of Apple Watch, which has a starting price of $349. The more advanced models start at $549, but the sales numbers on those are much lower. In the United States, just 2,000 of the $10,000+ "Gold Edition" Watch have been sold.

 

What does this mean for the Watch? Well, it means that Apple didn't quite revolutionize the smartwatch market like it thought it would, and that Apple fans have swooped in, either purchased or looked at the Watch and decided against it. Either way, it doesn't bode well for the future of Apple Watch.

ASRock showcases two AMD A4 'Kabini' SoC motherboards

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jul 8, 2015 1:02 pm

Centered around the quad-core AMD A4-500 'Kabini' SoC, these two new beauties from ASRock are the mini-ITX QC5000M-ITX/PH and the micro-ATX QC5000M. Both designed to battle Intel's 'Braswell' boards, these new ASRock releases feature heat sink-laden passive cooling.

 

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Almost identical in design, the micro-ATX QC5000M contains two more PCI-E 2.0 x1 slots than its mini-ITX baby brother. With both boards brandishing two DDR3 DIMM slots and a power draw thanks to the help of a 24-pin ATX connector they also offer display options including D-Sub and HDMI.

 

Other features include the basic additions of 6-channel HD audio, gigabit Ethernet and two USB 3.0 ports.

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PNY releases a flash drive suitable for an Apple iPhone too

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 8, 2015 11:29 am

Designed to provide removable storage across all your devices, PNY Technologies Inc. has shown off its DUO-Link M flash drive aimed at lighting equipped iOS devices. As announced in a recent press release, iTunes will not be needed for file transfers to take place, allowing for instant connection to any iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC.

 

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Designed with media in mind, the DUO-Link M can also ensure your device is able to play movies directly off the stick, without having to transfer large files over to your on-board storage. This USB Type-A device is unfortunately only rated at USB 2.0 but the other features are impressive nonetheless.

 

Released in sizes ranging from 16GB to 128GB, it weighs in at only 9.8 grams and measures 50.9mm(L) x 26mm(W) x 11.45mm(H). For best use, PNY says that "You will need to download DUO-Link App from App store" in order to enjoy the 10MB/s read and 8MB/s write on the lighting interfaces or 13MB/s read and 10MB/s write on USB 2.0 compatible devices.

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