Hardware

Insta360’s Link webcam is a hardware answer to Apple’s Center Stage

Insta360’s Link webcam is a hardware answer to Apple’s Center Stage

One of the biggest trends in webcams is software that automatically keeps you in frame as you move around. Apple popularized it on the iPad and Studio Display with its Center Stage feature, and even buzzy upstarts like Opal provide it as an option on its dedicated webcams. But this approach has always been compromised …

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CEO Arrested for Selling $1 Billion in Fake Cisco Hardware on Amazon, eBay

CEO Arrested for Selling $1 Billion in Fake Cisco Hardware on Amazon, eBay

A Miami-based CEO has been arrested for allegedly importing $1 billion worth of counterfeit Cisco equipment from China and then selling it on Amazon and eBay. The Justice Department announced(Opens in a new window) today that it had indicted 38-year-old Onur “Ron” Aksoy for selling the counterfeit Cisco gear via numerous online storefronts.  Allegedly, Aksoy …

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Arm’s Immortalis GPU is its first with hardware ray tracing for Android gaming

Arm’s Immortalis GPU is its first with hardware ray tracing for Android gaming

Arm is announcing its new flagship Immortalis GPU today, its first to include hardware-based ray tracing on mobile. As PCs and the latest Xbox Series X and PS5 consoles are all gradually moving toward impressive ray-traced visuals, Immortalis-G715 is designed to be the Arm’s first GPU to deliver the same on Android phones and tablets. …

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Google’s worst hardware flop was introduced 10 years ago today

Google’s worst hardware flop was introduced 10 years ago today

The Nexus Q was such a misguided product that Google decided to pull the plug before the device was ever released to consumers. Ten years to the day after its introduction at I/O 2012, the $299 media player positioned as a “social streaming device” remains a unique debacle in Google’s hardware story. Say what you …

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Comment: Google needs to keep improving Pixel camera hardware alongside software tuning

Comment: Google needs to keep improving Pixel camera hardware alongside software tuning

It’s hard to argue that Google’s camera efforts in recent years have stood up despite the persisting with an ageing Sony IMX363 sensor. That said, the move to a bigger, more capable 50-megapixel main shooter has highlighted the Pixel series need to keep pace with the rest of the industry to offer the best camera …

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Meta Hits the Brakes on Portal, AR Glasses, and Other Hardware

Meta Hits the Brakes on Portal, AR Glasses, and Other Hardware

As the old adage goes, “hardware is hard.” Doubly so in the metaverse. The company Meta (née Facebook) has slowed its pursuit of AR glasses. The headset, which Meta had aimed for release in 2024, was likely years away from actual development. Now, those plans seem to be on indefinite hold. That report comes a …

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MIT researchers uncover ‘unpatchable’ flaw in Apple M1 chips – TechCrunch

Apple’s M1 chips have an unpatchable hardware vulnerability – TechCrunch

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. It’s Friday, June 10, 2022, and Haje is on the road, so it’s just me today. Before I let you enjoy the weekend, there are a few housekeeping items to address. First, …

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Why Netflix Buying Roku Helps Amazon, Apple (and Maybe Google)

Why Netflix Buying Roku Helps Amazon, Apple (and Maybe Google)

A potential deal between Netflix (NFLX) – Get Netflix Inc. Report and Roku (ROKU) – Get Roku Inc. Report sent shares of both companies higher. That’s likely because investors see the synergies between the two companies — Netflix makes content and Roku distributes it — but this acquisition would actually rob Roku of its biggest advantage. …

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