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7 Essential Travel Gadgets You Must Pack For Summer 2019

Summers are here to warm your hearts with the joy of vacations to far off lands. Have you planned your summer vacation trip for 2019 already? If yes, then perfect! Let’s narrow down your plan to essential travel gadgets that would definitely prove to be a life-saver. A kindle would not let you get bore, an underwater camera would not restrict you to land photography, a solar power bank would not let you run out of battery, and an anti-theft bag would not prevent you from entering the crowds fear...
Tags: Travel, Google, Sponsored, Sony, Philips, Andrea Taylor, Especially Phillips Iron Steam Generator


Apple needs to get serious about video. Here are 3 Hollywood studios it could buy to boost its new streaming service. (AAPL)

Apple should be in the hunt for a video content company, Wedbush analyst Dan Ives said in a new report. The company's future growth is dependent on its services business, and a streaming video offering is expected and needed to drive that business, Ives said. Ives think the company has several potential and notable targets. Dan Ives thinks the time has come for Apple to open up its wallet and buy a piece of Hollywood. Like others on Wall Street, Ives, an analyst who covers the iPhone maker fo...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Time Warner, Lionsgate, China, Disney, Trends, Netflix, Sony, Nashville, Sony Pictures, 21st Century Fox, Jonah Hill, Shark Tank, Aapl, AT T


For AR/VR 2.0 to live, AR/VR 1.0 must die

Tim Merel Contributor Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital. More posts by this contributor The Reality Ecosystem: What AR/VR/XR needs to go big China could beat America in AR/VR long-term The future of AR/VR could be bright, but only if it moves beyond where it is today. 2018 was the first of what look like two transitional years, with a potential shakeout in 2019 before an inflection point in late 2020. Let’s look at whe...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, China, America, Tech, Walmart, Sony, Pokemon, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Lockheed Martin


Apple said to be planning three iPhones for 2019, including high-end model with triple-rear cameras

Apple is apparently planning on launching three new iPhones for 2019 and this will include a high-end model with triple rear cameras in a move to compete with Android counterparts. The company will also introduce a successor to the iPhone XR with an LCD display, alongside two other handsets.  The renders of the new 2019 iPhone with triple rear camera surfaced on the internet last-week indicating that Apple is seriously looking into the idea. However, it is not clear what the extra-camera on t...
Tags: Apple, Blogging, Sony, Rumors, Iphones, WSJ


Man Says CES Lidar's Laser Was So Powerful It Wrecked His Camera

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A man attending this week's CES show in Las Vegas says that a lidar sensor from startup AEye has permanently damaged the sensor on his $1,998 Sony camera. Earlier this week, roboticist and entrepreneur Jit Ray Chowdhury snapped photos of a car at CES with AEye's lidar units on top. He discovered that every subsequent picture he took was marred by two bright purple spots, with horizontal and vertical lines emanating from them. "I noticed that...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Gm, Sony, Las Vegas, Alphabet, Ars, Chowdhury, Waymo, Luis Dussan, Jit Ray Chowdhury, Ars Technica AEye, Dussan, Ars Lidar


The best OLED TVs you can buy

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The LG C8 is the best OLED TV you can buy because it shows off how powerful OLED technology is with excellent black levels, an attractive design, and a slew of features. OLED TVs have been very popular among home theater enthusiasts for the past few years, and the continually dropping price point of this premium product means...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hbo, Samsung, Trends, Sony, Lg, AAA, Business Insider, Dolby Atmos, Amazon Alexa, LG Samsung, LG B8 Best


VLC Passes 3 Billion Downloads

VLC has reached a rare milestone: It has been downloaded more than 3 billion times across various platforms, up from 1 billion downloads in May 2012. VentureBeat reports of the milestone and the new features coming to the media player: VLC today rolled out a minor update -- v3.0.6 -- that adds support for HDR videos in AV1, an emerging video format. But in the coming months, VLC has bigger things planned. First up is a major update to VLC's Android app in about a month, which will introduce supp...
Tags: Tech, Sony, Vlc, Hdr, VideoLan, Nintendo Switch, Kempf, Jean Baptiste Kempf


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Alphabet's board of directors is being sued for allegations that it covered up claims of sexual harassment by top executives. The lawsuit, on behalf of an Alphabet shareholder, cites Android creator Andy Rubin's alleged $90 million exit package following an internal investigation. Rubin denies wrongdoing.  Amazon is reportedly building a Netflix-like service for video games. Amazon's competition at Microsoft and Google are alrea...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Microsoft, US, Samsung, Trends, Ukraine, Netflix, Sony, Peter Thiel, Amazon Web Services, Alexa, Unity, Rubin, Amazon Alexa


Sony reshuffles its mobile division, gears up for comeback at MWC

Sony Mobile had a tough 2018, but it's looking to turn its mobile fortunes around in 2019. We sat down with VP of Marketing, Don Mesa, at CES 2019 to find out what the company has in store for us in the year ahead. The post Sony reshuffles its mobile division, gears up for comeback at MWC appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Business, Trends, Sony, MWC, Sony Mobile, CES 2019, Ces2019, VP of Marketing Don Mesa


Amazon is reportedly building a Netflix-like service for video games

Amazon is working on a video game streaming service, like Netflix but for video games, according to a new report in The Information. Amazon's competition at Microsoft and Google are already openly preparing similar services. And Sony is out ahead of everyone else: The company has been operating the PlayStation Now streaming service for years. Amazon's already a major video game retailer, and it operates the largest video game livestreaming service in the world with Twitch. The company's next ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Netflix, Sony, AAA, Amazon Web Services AWS, Information Amazon


Report: Amazon to double down on gaming with a new streaming service

Earlier this week, when Razer announced that it would integrate Amazon’s Alexa into its gaming platform, I wondered if this was a strong signal of how Amazon may be starting to lay the groundwork for its own strategy to do more in gaming. By coincidence, today The Information reports just that: Amazon is now developing its own streamed gaming service, according to its sources. It’s already talking with publishers to stream their titles on the platform, and it aims to launch it next year. A strea...
Tags: Amazon, TC, UK, Microsoft, Tech, Netflix, Sony, Razer, Hulu, Jason Kilar, Alexa, Amazon Music Amazon Prime Video


Peter Sciretta’s Top 15 Movies of 2018

2018 has come to a close and I have finally been willing to commit to a list of this year’s best movies. Unlike the rest of the /Film staff, I decided to post a top 15 instead of a top 10, and I’ll explain why. I don’t think this was a great year for movies, but it was a very good one. Many of the films in this list are on nearly equal footing. I recently went back and rated and ranked films through the last decade and a half, and that gives me some perspective. If you were to look at my rating...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Movies, Michael Bay, Disney, Los Angeles, Features, Alfonso Cuarón, Sony, James Bond, Richard Linklater, Pixar, Avengers, Bing, Roma, Nick Robinson


Lu Weibing appointed as president of Redmi and Xiaomi VP ahead of Redmi Note 7 event today

Xiaomi is all set to introduce its new Redmi smartphone at an event in China today in a couple of hours. Ahead of the launch, the company introduced the new Redmi by Xiaomi logo yesterday, today the company's has confirmed that the phone will be called the Redmi Note 7 and the CEO Lei Jun has announced the appointment of Lu Weibing as the president of the new Redmi brand and vice president of Xiaomi. Lu Weibing was the former president of Gionee and he stepped down  in 2017 and went on to...
Tags: News, China, Blogging, Xiaomi, Sony, Gionee, Redmi, Lu Weibing, Redmi Note 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Xiaomi Lu Weibing


The David Bowie Archive Partnered With Sony to Create an Augmented Reality App

David Bowie might make augmented reality a hero-at least for one day. To celebrate Bowie's birthday, a new AR mobile app for Apple and Android devices lets fans explore hundreds of items from the late singer's life. The app, a collaboration between the David Bowie Archive and Sony Music Entertainment, is called "David Bowie Is,"...
Tags: Apple, Advertising, David Bowie, Sony, Sony Music Entertainment, Emerging Tech, Bowie


Razer integrates Amazon’s Alexa voice controls and haptic feedback into its gaming platform

Razer, the company that makes high-end hardware and software specifically tailored to gaming enthusiasts, is adding new voice and touch features to its platform to bring it into the next generation of computing and take the Razer gaming experience to the next immersive level. Today at CES, the company announced that it will be integrating Amazon’s Alexa into its gaming platform to let users control certain aspects of the Razer gaming experience by voice; and it also announced a new range of devi...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Gaming, Microsoft, Tech, Sony, Razer, Voice, Alexa, Chroma, Alexa Voice Service, Lofelt, SUBPAC, Razer Chroma, Haptic, Min Liang Tan


Rumors Describe Future iPhone with Three Cameras, Possible 3D Capabilities

Apple could soon join the growing ranks of smartphones slapping as many cameras on their front fascia as possible. The latest calling card for being a high-end, expensive smartphone, adding cameras to headsets also has some benefits for the end consumer like 3D photo capabilities and the like. Image via Will Milne from Pexels.com. That makes it no surprise that Apple is cooking up its own multi-camera next-gen phone. Rumors are pointing to the next big Apple headset sporting a massive three-ca...
Tags: Apple, Photography, News, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Cupertino, PetaPixel, Nokia Samsung, Digit Digit, Pexels, Will Milne


After 5 years, Sony’s PS4 is still killing it

After a successful holiday season, Sony’s PlayStation 4 is nearing some pretty wild milestones. The company announced Monday that they had sold over 5.6 million PS4 units over the holiday season worldwide, bringing the total number of current-gen consoles sold to 91.6 million, a number that suggests the popular console is still vibrant even after five years on the market. Microsoft has been in a losing position throughout the “console wars” and while it hasn’t released its own numbers recently, ...
Tags: Gaming, Microsoft, Tech, Playstation, Sony, Nintendo, Ps4, Nintendo Switch


Sony WH-1000XM3, WH-1000XM2 and WI-1000X wireless noise-canceling headphones to get Amazon Alexa support in Q1 2019

Sony at the CES 2019 has announced that its latest WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling wireless headphones will get Amazon Alexa support soon. It Previous WH-1000XM2 and WI-1000X wireless headphones will also get Alexa suport. Amazon Alexa functionality will offer hands-free, voice-controlled experience, same as Google Assistant which is already available. You can ask Alexa to play music, change tracks, control smart home devices, search information and more after you tap the button. Alexa support wi...
Tags: Google, News, Blogging, Sony, Alexa, Mike Fasulo, Amazon Alexa, Alexa Voice Service, Pete Thompson, Sony Electronics North America


What lies ahead for video games in 2019?

Harry Potter, The Last of Us and Kingdom Hearts are likely to be the stars of the year – but streaming could change everythingVideo games are a fast-moving form of art and entertainment, and that makes the games industry a notoriously difficult one to predict. Sure, new Fifa and Call of Duty games will arrive every year and sell predictably well, there’ll probably be a new Assassin’s Creed, and Nintendo will usually deliver a fresh take on Mario, Zelda or Pokémon – but who could have foreseen th...
Tags: Games, Technology, Xbox One, Pc, Playstation, Culture, Sony, Xbox, Nintendo, Playstation 4, Game culture, Rockstar, Fortnite, Mario Zelda, Nintendo Switch


IBM was awarded the most patents in 2018, but overall grants declined by 3.5 percent

We may have passed the peak of the “patent war” in the mobile industry, but the concept of patents as power is far from disappearing, since they continue to be a strong marker for how a company is breaking new ground in technology, and do sometimes help to safeguard an inventor’s or company’s original work — even if the legal enforcement around patents sometimes gets abused. Patent research firm IFI Claims today published its annual report on how patent grants played out in the tech industry in ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Asia, China, US, Samsung, Tech, Ford, Sony, Patents, Ibm, Lg, Qualcomm, Canon


Sony adds Alexa to its noise-canceling headphones

Just imagine, a pair of noise-canceling headphones without a smart assistant on-board. What is this, 2017? Thankfully, Sony used its CES press conference today to announce that it’s finally addressing its well-received WH-1000XM3’s lack of Alexa. The headphones will be getting Amazon’s smart assistant via a firmware update at some point during the first quarter of this year. Tapping a button will trigger Alexa, who can perform a variety of different media playback tasks, like playing music, ...
Tags: Amazon, Hardware, Tech, Sony, Alexa, CES 2019


Sony Appears To Be Blocking Kodi On Its Recent Android TVs

Several reports indict that at least some of Sony's recent Android TVs are actively blocking Kodi, the open-source, cross-platform streaming and media player that allows you to access and play local, network, and remote content. Android Police reports: The official Kodi project Twitter account pointed out Sony's deficiency a couple of days ago, but reports on the Kodi forums of issues installing and running the app from the Play Store go even further back to last year. A handful of affected enth...
Tags: Tech, Sony, Kodi


Watch Sony’s CES press conference live right here

Sony is holding its CES press conference today at 5 PM Pacific, 8 PM Eastern. The company will talk about all of its new devices, from connected speakers to cameras, TVs and maybe even turntables. Sony’s press conference is usually packed with product announcements. We’ll have a team on the ground, so you should also check out our full CES coverage.
Tags: Gadgets, Tech, Ces, Sony, CES 2019


Xiaomi Mi A2 gets another price cut in India, now available starting at Rs. 13999

Xiaomi launched the Mi A2, the company's second Android One smartphone in India back in August last year starting at Rs. 16,999, later it got a Rs. 1000 price cut in November. Today the company has announced a second price cut in the country. The is available for Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB+64GB version, after a Rs. 2000 price cut and the 6GB+128GB version is available for Rs. 15,999, after a Rs. 3000 price cut on Amazon.in and Mi.com. To remind you, the phone packs a 5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9 displ...
Tags: Amazon, News, India, Blogging, Xiaomi, Sony, Xiaomi Mi A2, Xiaomi Mi A2 price cut, Xiaomi Mi A2 price cut India


LG Unveils 88-inch 8K TV That Doubles as a Giant Speaker

Last year LG Display unveiled a rollable OLED TV prototype, which is reportedly becoming a real retail product in 2019. This year they're at it again with a giant 8K OLED set that doubles as a speaker and a weird flower sculpture made entirely of the flexible OLED panels. From a report: As TV's get thinner, it's getting harder and harder to produce audio that isn't thin. Enter LG Displayâ(TM)s 88-inch Crystal Sound OLED set. It has a 3..2.2 sound system embedded directly into the display. The so...
Tags: Tech, Sony, Lg, Lg Display, Dolby Atmos


Jack to the future for Huawei? P30 leak hints at the return of the headphone port

Huawei, currently the world’s second-largest smartphone company by sales, has won over users partly by loading its devices with a ton of new features, from wireless charging to top-class cameras and catchy cosmetic features like the colorful gradients on their shiny backsides. Now, a leaked image of its next flagship Android phone appears to reveal a surprising reverse course. According to Indian blog 91phones (and via Engadget) its next premium device, dubbed the P30, will feature a HEADPHONE J...
Tags: Apple, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Europe, China, US, Samsung, Tech, Barcelona, Sony, Jack, Huawei, Vegas, Headphone Jack, Engadget


Xiaomi Redmi smartphone with 6.3-inch waterdrop notch display, 48MP camera, 4000mAh battery gets certified

Xiaomi recently scheduled an event to introduce a new Redmi smartphone with a 48-megapixel rear camera on January 10th. Today the smartphone has been certified by TENAA in China with model numbers M1901F7C, M1901F7T and M1901F7E revealing some specifications and the design. This reveals a 6.3-inch waterdrop notch screen with minimal bezels, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a gradient design. There is a Redmi by Xiaomi branding on the back, as Xiaomi said that Redmi will be a separate sub...
Tags: News, China, Blogging, Xiaomi, Sony, Tenaa, Redmi, Xiaomi Redmi, Xiaomi M1901F7C, Xiaomi M1901F7E, Xiaomi M1901F7T


Everything you need to know about the Sony Xperia XA3, Plus, and Ultra

The Sony Xperia XA2 is around a year old, meaning it's about time for a follow-up. Rumors about the upcoming Sony Xperia XA3 and Xperia XA3 Ultra have started popping up online, showing a slightly more modern phone with decent specs. The post Everything you need to know about the Sony Xperia XA3, Plus, and Ultra appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Sony, Xperia XA3, Xperia XA3 Ultra


Go With Your Gifts

I've been having a conversation in the comments (noteworthy in itself as I usually don't even allow conversations in the comments—as I sometimes say, this isn't a forum) with a reader who, despite being of older age, is willing to remain flexible, change with the times, and reinvent himself if need be. That's admirable and I don't want to pretend otherwise. But he's insisting that I, too, should change with the times and become a vlogger (video blogger). Like Scotty Kilmer, for example. Another ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Chuck, Photography, Microsoft, Youtube, Kodak, Tesla, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Sony, Elvis, Lensrentals, Michael Johnston, Kingsman, Mike


How Music Streamers Could Empower Fans On The Road Toward Sustainability

While Spotify's recent stock market roller coaster has failed to offer much benefit to artists, Chris Castle here looks at how some interesting moves by streamer Tencent could be adopted by other streaming companies to put fans on a path to greater artist sustainability. ____________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Tech Solution After the one-time pop of Spotify’s public stock offering cash-out, the new reality is going to be increasingly obvious–we’re stuck for...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Sony, Tencent, Cramer, People 's Republic of China, Jim Cramer, Chris Castle, Tencent Music, Taylor Swift and Universal Music Group



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