At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Qualcomm unveiled the 10nm chip Snapdragon 835 that will enable manufacturers to produce smaller and lighter devices as well as more powerful gadgets like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality headsets.
The new 10nm processor is nearly 35 per cent smaller than its predecessor as Qualcomm has shaved 3mm off its each side. Its smaller size makes it apt to be used in things augmented reality glasses.
South Korean electronics giant Samsung’s newly unveiled FlexWash+FlexDry Laundry System boasts to have several unique features that allow it to stand out in the world’s crowed market.
The Samsung FlexWash+FlexDry Laundry System features a side-by-side front-load combination of washer and dryer pair, but washer and dryer in the two units have been fitted into the top of the machine.
LG will showcase three new robots at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. LG could surprise technology experts with some of its interesting gadgets at CES. LG will include three non-cleaning robots at CES. In a press statement, LG informed that the company will also showcase an automated vacuum cleaner LG HOM-BOT. With so many automated gadgets at CES, LG could steal the limelight from other companies and emerge as a leader in the segment.
Tesla Motors has announced update for autopilot software for nearly 1,000 vehicles. The update has been planned for newer Tesla vehicles at the moment. Tesla will check if everything goes perfect with 1,000 HW2-era vehicles (the cars sold October onwards) and will release update for other cars as well. Customers who purchased their Tesla before October will have to wait a little longer. Tesla has announced that all vehicles should receive an update by end of January.
Hyundai could launch its second generation Fuel Cell SUV with 348 mile range could be launched by January 2018. Hyundai fuel cell SUV runs on hydrogen-powered fuel cells. The SUV will beat Toyota Mirai (currently with 312 miles) but will still fall short of Honda’s Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle which runs 366 miles in single charge. After running 348 miles, Hyundai Fuel Cell SUV will need hydrogen refueling. While Tesla is promoting electric vehicle technology, Hyundai and other automobile companies are looking forward to use other technologies as well.
In letters addressed to Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.), ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft have officially responded to accusations of discrimination against African-American passengers using their services.
The letter by Uber and Lyft mark the responses of the two companies to a November 2-dated letter which was addressed to them by Senator Franken. In that letter, the Senator had drawn attention to a study which showed that African-American ride-hailing passengers seemingly faced longer wait times and more cancellations as compared to White passengers.
Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer Foxconn is planning to reduce its workforce and employ robots for manufacturing of smartphones and electronic devices. The company is major supplier for Apple’s iPhones and many other popular electronic devices. Foxconn has been blamed in the past for providing poor working conditions to its workers in China. The current report about Foxconn’s plan to go for 100% robotic manufacturing has been published by DigiTimes.
Motorola Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus have started receiving Android Nougat update in India. Motorola informed that users will soon start receiving notification regarding the update on their smartphone. Users who have not received the message or might have missed it, can access it using Settings > About Phone >> System Updates.
The update can take up to 20 minutes to install. Also, the update should be downloaded only in case users are connected to Wi-Fi network as Wi-Fi connections are faster and stable compared to normal 3G or 4G connections.
In an official statement released to UploadVR, Taiwanese device maker HTC has confirmed that it will not introduce a new version of its Vive VR headset – the supposed ‘Vive 2’ – at the forthcoming CES 2017 event in Las Vegas next week.
The confirmation by HTC that there will be no ‘Vive 2’ at the CES event comes against the backdrop of rumors that the company is probably planning to unveil a refreshed Vive version at the annual consumer electronics tradeshow.
Cyanogen operating system for smartphones will no longer be developed by the company as it has finally decided to end its services by the end of 2016. Cyanogen has been in the news for facing financial and management issues. The company was aiming to provide a better smartphone operating system compared to Google’s Android. However, Cyanogen has not been able to get the acceptance that the company management was expecting.
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