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Oculus Quest and Rift S now shipping

By | Facebook, Gadgets, Gaming, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, Oculus Rift S, Oculus VR, Virtual reality, VR

Facebook -owned Oculus is shipping its latest VR headgear from today. Preorders for the PC-free Oculus Quest and the higher end Oculus Rift S opened up three weeks ago. In a launch blog Oculus touts the new hardware’s “all-in-one, fully immersive 6DOF VR” — writing: “We’re bringing the magic of presence to more people than […]

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Stanford’s Doggo is a petite robotic quadruped you can (maybe) build yourself

By | Gadgets, Hardware, Robotics, Science, stanford, Stanford University

Got a few thousand bucks and a good deal of engineering expertise? You’re in luck: Stanford students have created a quadrupedal robot platform called Doggo that you can build with off-the-shelf parts and a considerable amount of elbow grease. That’s better than the alternatives, which generally require a hundred grand and a government-sponsored lab.

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Why is Facebook doing robotics research?

By | Artificial Intelligence, Facebook, Gadgets, Hardware, Robotics, robots, Science, Social, TC

It’s a bit strange to hear that the world’s leading social network is pursuing research in robotics rather than, say, making search useful, but Facebook is a big organization with many competing priorities. And while these robots aren’t directly going to affect your Facebook experience, what the company learns from them could be impactful in surprising ways.

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Huawei responds to Android ban with service and security guarantees, but its future is unclear

By | Android, Asia, Broadcom, Gadgets, Google, Google Play Store, Honor, huawei, Qualcomm, Security, Xilinx

Huawei has finally gone on the record about a ban on its use of Android, but the company’s long-term strategy on mobile still remains unclear. In an effort to appease its worried customer base, the embattled Chinese company said today that it will continue to provide security updates and after-sales support to its existing lineup […]

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Huawei responds to Android ban with service and security guarantees, but its future is unclear

By | Android, Asia, Broadcom, Gadgets, Google, Google Play Store, Honor, huawei, Qualcomm, Security, Xilinx

Huawei has finally gone on the record about a ban on its use of Android, but the company’s long-term strategy on mobile still remains unclear. In an effort to appease its worried customer base, the embattled Chinese company said today that it will continue to provide security updates and after-sales support to its existing lineup […]

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Huawei responds to Android ban with service and security guarantees, but its future is unclear

By | Android, Asia, Broadcom, Gadgets, Google, Google Play Store, Honor, huawei, Qualcomm, Security, Xilinx

Huawei has finally gone on the record about a ban on its use of Android, but the company’s long-term strategy on mobile still remains unclear. In an effort to appease its worried customer base, the embattled Chinese company said today that it will continue to provide security updates and after-sales support to its existing lineup […]

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Google says its app store will continue to work for existing Huawei smartphone owners

By | Android, Apps, Asia, China, Developer, Gadgets, Google, Google Play, Google Play Store, huawei, Security

Google said today that existing users of Huawei Android devices can continue to use Google Play app store, offering some relief to tens of millions of users worldwide even as it remains unclear if the Chinese tech giant will be able to use the fully-functioning version of Android in its future phones. Existing Huawei phone […]

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Google says its app store will continue to work for existing Huawei smartphone owners

By | Android, Apps, Asia, China, Developer, Gadgets, Google, Google Play, Google Play Store, huawei, Security

Google said today that existing users of Huawei Android devices can continue to use Google Play app store, offering some relief to tens of millions of users worldwide even as it remains unclear if the Chinese tech giant will be able to use the fully-functioning version of Android in its future phones. Existing Huawei phone […]

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