Bose Frames Are Augmented Reality Audio Sunglasses

From PC Mag: We're still a way off from augmented reality devices being an every day part of our lives, but Bose's new sunglasses are a subtle step towards that reality.

Bose Frames are sunglasses, but they're also a wearable audio device. Embedded in each arm of the glasses is a Bose speaker, and near the temple on the right arm is a microphone and multi-function button. The speakers are pointed backwards allowing them to fire audio into your ears without the need for earbuds.

Sensitive internal Facebook documents published by UK Parliament

From CNET: UK Parliament published excerpts from sensitive internal Facebook documents on Wednesday as part of its investigation into fake news and the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal.

NZXT Announces Limited Edition NZXT Pan Puck

From NZXT Press Release: NZXT and PUBG Corporation today announced that two icons of PC gaming, the NZXT Puck and the Pan from PUBG, are together at last. The perfect addition to any gaming battlestation, the NZXT Pan Puck will bash your cable management woes while securely storing any audio headset. With the NZXT Pan Puck your headset is always ready for when you drop into the heat of battle.

Xiaomi-backed Amazfit Verge fitness tracker is now available in the US

From The Verge: The Amazfit Verge fitness tracker, which was released in China this past September, is now available in the US. This is a good time for us to say that this watch isn’t affiliated with Amazon nor The Verge, as far as we know. Instead, the watch is made by Huami, a Xiaomi-backed Chinese wearables company that’s previously released its Amazfit Bip watch in the US.

YouTube Mobile Videos Will Now Play Automatically

From PC Mag: Love them or hate them, autoplay videos are coming to YouTube's mobile apps on Android and iOS. Google sees this as the perfect way to make previewing videos easier for viewers, but it's sure to divide opinion.

The feature Google is enabling in its YouTube mobile apps is called "Autoplay on Home," which has been available to YouTube Premium subscribers for over half a year. It will be switched on "over the next few weeks" and triggers videos to start playing automatically without audio and captions turned on in the YouTube Home tab.

Samsung will make a 5G smartphone for AT&T too

From CNET: Verizon Wireless isn't the only one jumping on the Samsung 5G bandwagon. AT&T wants in too.

AT&T, the nation's second-largest wireless carrier, announced Tuesday that, starting in the spring, it will carry a 5G Samsung smartphone. In addition, the Dallas-based carrier said it would work with Samsung to create a 5G "innovation zone" focused on manufacturing technology. The company has been deploying such 5G zones around the country to focus on different applications of the next-generation cellular technology.

QNAP Launches the Mustang-200 Computing Accelerator Card for Boosting NAS/PC computing power

From QNAP Press Release: QNAP Systems, Inc. today launched the Mustang-200 dual-CPU computing accelerator card with 10GbE network connectivity (available with Intel Core i5 / Core i7 / Celeron processors). By installing the card in a compatible QNAP NAS' (or PC's) PCIe slot, users will essentially add two processors to their system for increased computing capabilities to provide a flexible performance boost to their IT infrastructure and applications.

Microsoft PowerPoint is getting real-time captions and subtitles for presentations

From The Verge: Microsoft is adding real-time captions and subtitles to PowerPoint early next year. The subtitles and captions are designed to help support the deaf or hard of hearing community, and even allow speakers to include a translation of a presentation. Live captions and subtitles will support 12 spoken languages and display on-screen in more than 60 different languages.

Nvidia Taps AI to Build Game Environments From Real Footage

From PC Mag: Nvidia has found a new way to build 3D virtual environments for PC games: The company is tapping artificial intelligence to create them from real-world images.

On Monday, Nvidia unveiled the new AI system, which can automatically build 3D gaming environments modeled on videos and photos taken in real life.

Samsung, Verizon will partner on 5G smartphone in first half of 2019

From CNET: One of the world's first 5G phones will be coming to the US from Samsung and Verizon.

The two companies on Monday said they plan to bring a device able to tap into next-generation cellular technology to the US market in the first half of 2019. They didn't give details about what the device will look like, what it will be called or how much it will cost.


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