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January 19, 2017

Microsoft Begins Shipping HoloLens to Japan

Microsoft recently added Japan to the list of countries that will receive the HoloLens, the company’s esteemed augmented reality headset.

Japan will be receiving both the developer as well as the commercial editions of HoloLens. Microsoft states that one of its biggest partners, Japan Airlines, has already prepared two proof-of-concept programs ready to use with HoloLens. The new programs will focus on providing training to mechanics and would be pilots.

“We continue to be inspired by the work developers and customers are doing with HoloLens across the globe…Japan is no different.”

-Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow, Windows and [...]

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January 19, 2017

AMD Radeon Pro Duo Discounted Heavily as Vega Nears Closer

Out with the old, and in with the new. That is a mantra that has been echoed throughout history. Of course, before releasing a new product, you need to clear out inventory of the older product it will be replacing. As such, a variety of retailers have begun heavily discounting AMD’s Radeon Pro Duo.

AMD Radeon Pro Duo Heavily Discounted – $799 on Newegg

AMD’s Radeon Pro Duo is a dual-GPU graphics solution aimed at “prosumers” that is, gamers who create content and content creators who game. The board packs two of AMD’s previous flagship Fiji GPUs, which are also found on the company’s Fury X graphics card. It was released back [...]

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January 19, 2017

LeEco TVs and Smartphones Now Available on Amazon

LeEco is a company many people in the US have never heard of, but the company has been making a huge effort to capture the American market. After its purchase of Vizio last year, and release of its own-branded smart TVs and smartphones last year, the company has made the next move in becoming a household name in the US; it’s started selling its products on Amazon.

LeEco Smart TVs and Smartphones Available on Amazon

It's true! You can now get ecophones and ecotvs @Amazon! https://t.co/SkTkv1H3oJ #LeNext pic.twitter.com/OVY2Cx6Dlm

— LeEco Global (@LeEcoGlobal) January 16, 2017

The products the company has now made [...]

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January 19, 2017

Resident Evil 7 Will Support Xbox Play Anywhere

In an announcement made via Twitter, Xbox’s head Phill Spencer confirmed that the upcoming survival-horror title, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will support Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, which allows customers to buy a supported title once and play on both Xbox and Windows 10 gaming PCs.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Xbox Play Anywhere Support Confirmed

RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard confirmed for @Xbox Play Anywhere – buy once, play on both Xbox One & @Windows 10 PC. https://t.co/yhcwjEnjla

— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 18, 2017

While fans of Resident Evil who own an Xbox and a Windows [...]

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January 18, 2017

CES 2017: FLIR Introduces ONE, ONE Pro, Duo, Duo R, C3 Compact Thermal Cameras

At CES 2017, FLIR launched a new lineup of consumer friendly thermal cameras designed for the consumer market.

 

FLIR ONE, FLIR ONE Pro

The first two thermal cameras are from FLIR’s popular ONE lineup which offers thermal imaging at consumer friendly pricepoints. For CES, FLIR unveiled an updated third generation FLIR ONE along with the FLIR ONE Pro. The third generation FLIR ONE builds on the second generation FLIR ONE by now featuring an adjustable height USB-C connector which will allow use of the FLIR ONE even with thick and bulky cases. The new FLIR ONE with its USB-C connector is also more future proof than [...]

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January 18, 2017

CES 2017: Samsung Shows Off Odyssey Gaming Notebook Lineup

The Samsung Odyssey lineup of gaming notebooks will be Samsung’s first attempt at a laptop designed for gaming from the ground up and at CES 2017, we had the chance of checking out the lineup for ourselves.

The Samsung Odyssey gaming notebook lineup will come in two flavors which include the 15.6-inch and the 17.3-inch versions.

The 15.6-inch Samsung Odyssey is a more compact gaming notebook which features an Intel Core i7 processor, up to 32GB DDR4 RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, and up to 256GB SSD + 1TB SSD for storage.

The 17.3-inch Samsung Odyssey is a more [...]

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January 18, 2017

AMD Launches Vega Graphics Card Giveaway

AMD’s upcoming Vega architecture graphics cards aren’t even out yet, but AMD is already organizing a giveaway for two lucky AMD fans.

Why do I say AMD fans? Because in order to win, you have to jump through a few hoops which include answering three questions about AMD’s Vega teaser. The questions include:

What is Vega named after? What is the Somnum Industries symbol? Where can you see the word ‘Zen’?

Once you answer the three questions correctly, you will then get a chance to enter the giveaway. Are you ready? Enter here.

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January 18, 2017

Tesoro Shows Off Ultra-Thin Mechanical Keyboard Featuring Gateron Switches

Image Credit: Tom’s Hardware

Tesoro, a well-established gaming peripherals manufacturer, recently demoed an unnamed ultra-low profile mechanical keyboard. Although there’re already plenty of travel-friendly mechanical keyboards that are reduced in length, a reduction of height is necessary to further improve portability.

Image Credit: Tom’s Hardware

Tesoro’s new keyboard measures just 12mm thin. Despite it’s ultra-thin chassis, the keystrokes provide the same feedback as regular mechanical switches (albeit with much shorter travel). This is similar to the Azio MK-C keyboard we [...]

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January 18, 2017

CES 2017: Promise Apollo Cloud Offers You a Personal Cloud for $199

For CES 2017, storage technology company, Promise showed off their latest consumer storage offering, the Apollo Cloud.

Although marketed with buzzwords such as “Cloud”, the Apollo Cloud at its core is really just a NAS (Network Attached Storage) which will allow you to easily and securely access your files from wherever you are using whatever device you own. Additional features include AES-256 bit encryption, scheduled backups, SMB support, and more.

The Apollo Cloud will be offered with either a 2TB or 4TB HDD which will be the primary storage for the device. It’ll also feature mirroring capability where two Apollo Cloud units can be [...]

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January 17, 2017

YouTube Rolling Out In-App Sharing Feature, Canadians First

Heads up Canada. You just got a feature before everyone else for once! That’s right, YouTube’s latest in-app sharing feature will come to Canada first. Everyone else, well you need an invite.

According to Google, this new feature will allow users to share videos directly within the app via a new messenger baked into the YouTube app. Each shared video will create its own conversation, completed with emojis and a heart button to show who liked it. Gone are the days of having to switch apps, copy, and paste links into your messenger of choice. Of course, you can still do that… if you want.

The new update will roll out in the updated YouTube app in both [...]

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