Google’s parent company is facing a lawsuit for its alleged mishandling of an explosive sexual misconduct case

From Recode: A Google shareholder sued the board of the search giant’s parent company, Alphabet, accusing the company’s co-founders of mishandling sexual misconduct claims against several high-powered former executives.

Canon confirms plans for 8K-capable full-frame mirrorless camera

From The Verge: Canon has said that it will develop a new full-frame mirrorless camera capable of shooting 8K video. In an interview with Imaging Resource, top product planning executive Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi confirmed that “an 8K video-capable camera is already in our EOS R-series roadmap,” referring to the company’s new full-frame mirrorless line.

Apple reportedly plans to launch three iPhones in 2019

From CNET: Apple will reportedly launch a trio of new iPhones in 2019, despite a recent sales warning to investors and hints of production cuts for its 2018 models

The 2019 models will include a successor to the well-received iPhone XR and new camera features, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing unnamed sources.

The highest-end model will have a triple rear camera and the others will include double rear cameras, according to The Journal. The former matches a render leaked on Twitter last weekend.

HP, Lenovo Resuscitate OLED Laptop Screens at CES

From PC Mag: Laptops with OLED screens, which offer vivid colors, razor-sharp text, and deep, deep blacks, are few and far between. Following the introduction of two new such laptops at CES this week, though, people who mourned their apparent extinction have reason to get excited.

Some US government websites won’t load after HTTPS certificates expire during shutdown

From TechCrunch: In a government shutdown, everything deemed non-essential stops. As we found out, renewing the certificates on its websites is considered non-essential.

Several government sites are currently inaccessible or blocked by most browsers after their HTTPS certificate expired. With nobody available to renew them during the government shutdown, these sites are kicking back warning errors.

Report: Amazon Is Building a Game Streaming Service

From PC Mag: If the latest rumors are to be believed, Amazon is set to join the fray and offer us another gaming platform to play on, only this one would be streamed.

Subscribing and streaming video games looks increasingly likely to replace purchasing physical games and downloading digital ones. Sony already offers such a service through PlayStation Now, Microsoft is working on a streaming Xbox, and Google is testing Project Stream. So it should come as no surprise Amazon may be working on its own game streaming service, too.

GIGABYTE Unveils GeForce RTX 2060 series graphics card

From Gigabyte Press Release: GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, today announced the latest GeForce RTX 2060 graphics cards powered by NVIDIA Turing architecture. GIGABYTE launched 6 graphics cards - AORUS GeForce RTX 2060 XTREME 6G, GeForce RTX 2060 GAMING OC PRO 6G, GeForce RTX 2060 GAMING OC 6G, GeForce RTX 2060 WINDFORCE OC 6G G, GeForce RTX 2060 OC 6G, GeForce RTX 2060 MINI ITX OC 6G.

AMD Takes Center Stage at CES

From EETimes: AMD President and CEO Lisa Su took to the stage at CES to give what some analysts suggested was the most important appearance by AMD at a tradeshow since a keynote at the now-defunct Comdex by then-CEO Hector Ruiz in 2002. She did not disappoint.

Galaxy S10 launch date confirmed: Feb. 20 at Samsung’s Unpacked event in San Francisco

From CNET: Phones don't typically get a lot of love at CES, but Samsung managed to steal the spotlight by using the show to announce the launch date for its 10th anniversary Galaxy phone, widely expected to be called the Galaxy S10.

The event will take place Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. PT at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. CNET will be on the ground to cover the announcements live.

The world’s first 1-terabyte SDXC card is here

From TechCrunch: Do you frequently record super-slow-motion 8K video? Do you want to back up your entire computer to your coin pocket? Then these measly 512-gigabyte SD cards probably aren’t cutting it. Fortunately, Lexar has a 1-terabyte card for you. Only $500!


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