Nest preparing 4K-capable security camera
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4K sensor zooms in, outputs at 1080p with more clarity


Nest Labs, the home automation company acquired by Alphabet in 2015, is preparing to introduce a 4K-like indoor security camera with enhanced 1080p zooming features before the end of the month.

Far Cry 5 details revealed in focus group
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Middle America meets cult-like Doomsdayers with mountainous backdrop


On Monday, details surrounding the upcoming fifth installment in the Far Cry franchise made their rounds on Reddit ahead of the game’s Friday reveal.

iPhone SE 2 backplate prototype surfaces
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Single-lens camera design similar to iPhone 7


Apple is expected to release a second-generation refresh of its popular iPhone SE, which has enjoyed robust sales in the low-end market worldwide and has now cut into the sales of higher-priced iPhone units in the US.

Echo smart hubs do not support call blocking
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This will be important for replacing landline phones with VoIP devices

Amazon’s lineup of Echo devices, including the Echo Show that was announced earlier this week with a 7-inch touchscreen display for $230, all include VoIP-based calling support but can't give people the simple ability to block unwanted calls.

Microsoft announces new VR motion controllers
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Arriving with Windows Mixed Reality headsets later this fall


Yesterday,  during the second day of its annual Build conference, Microsoft announced a set of motion controllers for its Windows Mixed Reality headsets, due for release later this fall. The controllers are fully tracked by internal sensors instead of external cameras and markers.

Microsoft previews next major Windows 10 release
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Big focus on “connection,” making other devices "great" again

During its annual Build conference in Seattle this week, Microsoft announced what it believes is the next milestone in its Windows 10 operating system that fills in some of the pieces missed in the Creators Update it released in late March.

HTC reports eighth quarterly loss in Q1 2017
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Lowest quarterly revenue in over a year

HTC, the original equipment manufacturer that designs its own mobile devices and Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, has announced net losses of $66.12 million for the first quarter of 2017. The company’s latest financials are the latest in a series - it's had eight consecutive losses over the past two years.

TSMC lands chip orders for 12nm process
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TSMC lands chip orders for 12nm process


Nvidia, MediaTek, Silicon Motion and HiSilicon for now

TSMC has just landed several chip orders for its 12-nanometer half-node process, a smaller version of its existing 16nm FinFET technology that will allow it to compete against Samsung and GlobalFoundries at a lower cost than its existing lineup.

Kanex announces GoPower stand for Apple Watch
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Tilted magnetic charging with additional USB port


On Tuesday, Kanex announced the GoPower Watch Stand for the Apple Watch and iPhone, a two-in-one charging stand for both of the latest fruit-themed gadgets that integrates a magnetic charger and an additional USB port for simultaneous charging.

Nvidia announces DGX Station with four Volta V100s
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A watercooled desktop workstation equivalent to 400 CPUs

On Wednesday, Nvidia took the wraps off an interesting AI research product that packs the horsepower of a traditional server rack within the economical confines of a traditional desktop PC chassis.