Tag Archives: computing

WebXR Device API to let browsers access VR, AR hardware, sensors

Browsers these days are so powerful you can almost do anything in them. Yes, sometimes even run older (ancient, really) operating systems in a browser tab. Want to play 3D games?

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Steam Awards winners for 2018 revealed with few surprises

At the tail end of last year, during its annual Winter Sale, Steam had its users vote on the best games of 2018.

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Incoming Nintendo Switch bundle includes bonus eShop credit

Nintendo fans know that the company doesn’t often like to discount consoles and games.

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Huawei P30, P30 Pro design leaked by case maker Spigen

Huawei might be waiting for MWC 2019 to pass before making its own big splash, but some accessory makers are already getting ahead of themselves. It’s not that uncommon for this or that lesser known brand to claim some insider scoop, but when a relatively major one like Spigen publishes cases for unreleased phones, it’s a different matter

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Skype background blur made possible with AI

Bokeh, the effect of blurring of objects around the subject, has become a popular feature in mobile photography. It’s made possible with two cameras but even a single camera can do it with some software tricks. But while that’s relatively easy to do with still shots, it’s harder to pull off when your subject is less stationary

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OnePlus Product Manager Challenge crowdsources new OxygenOS features

With a slogan to “Never Settle”, OnePlus has always tried to come up with ways to distance itself from the competition, be it in price or marketing.

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Xbox Live down: login, game access problems right now

It’s been a rough couple of days for Xbox Live.

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Siri chief reportedly removed as Apple chases bigger AI leaps

Apple has experienced a big change behind closed doors, at least according to a recent report citing insider sources. According to the leakers, Apple’s now-former Siri lead Bill Stasior, who joined Apple from Amazon in 2012, has been moved to a different part of the company.

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Apple FaceTime bug statement: Group calls return soon

Earlier this week, the world was alerted to a supremely bad FaceTime bug that let callers hear audio from the recipient’s end before they answered the call. Obviously, that’s a major security concern, but it gets worse, as the bug also allowed callers to see video from the recipient’s front-facing camera in some instances, even when the recipient never joined … Continue reading

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Bad LG phone sales figures are good for Android

LG’s mobile division reported a loss of over $700 million USD in the whole of the year 2018 – but that might not be a bad thing. LG is set up in a way in which they can lose money in one division and still make enough money in another to make up the difference.

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