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Sony to launch PlayStation 5 in India on February 2

Sony said on Friday that it will launch the PlayStation 5 in India on February 2, suggesting improvements in the supply chain network that has been severely throttled by the coronavirus pandemic. The Japanese firm said it will begin taking pre-order requests for the new gaming console in India, the world’s second largest internet market, ...

Bose’s latest sleep-centric earbuds mostly do the trick

It’s been a strange year for sleep. For me, levels have fluctuated between too little and too much, but have – more often than not – tended toward the former. 2020 gave most of us no shortage of excuses for sleep deprivation, from personal stresses to larger societal concerns. And, thankfully, the past few years ...

2021 will be a calmer year for semiconductors and chips (except for Intel)

If ever there was a typically quiet tech industry that seemed to drive massive headlines this year, it was semiconductors. From record-setting M&A purchases to prodigious venture capital financing, the decline of major players and huge international trade fights, semiconductor companies found themselves in the crosshairs of inventors, VCs, regulators, politicians and, well, Apple. 2020 ...

The Problem of Recycling in The Workplace

Recycling has been an important part of every UK national for the past few years. From home to recreational places, due to the imposition of strict waste handling and recycling policies, it has somehow become a part of our habit. No matter at what place we are, we always tend to be mindful about our ...

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COVID-19 relief bill includes $1.9B to ‘rip and replace’ Huawei and ZTE equipment

A long-awaited COVID-19 relief bill finally received congressional approval over the weekend. Top-line efforts include plans to bolster a population feeling intense strain after nine months of shutdown. The $600 direct payment has, understandably, grabbed the most headlines, but there’s a ton to dig into amidst the $900 billion package. Most relevant for our coverage ...

OnePlus’ latest concept phone changes color to ‘breathe’ with the user

Back in January, OnePlus showed off its first concept phone. The aptly (if plainly) named Concept One sported color-shifting glass, giving the effect of an “invisible camera” on the rear of the device. The concept wasn’t particularly useful — if anything it was a fun diversion from boring old phone updates. From that standpoint, the ...

Amazon’s Halo fitness tracker raises privacy concerns for Amy Klobuchar

After reading a review of Amazon’s new fitness tracker, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar penned an open letter. “Recent reports have raised concerns about the Halo’s access to this extensive personal and private health information,” the lawmaker wrote to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. “Among publicly available consumer health devices, the ...

DJI added to Commerce Department ‘entity list’

Following numerous reports that the U.S. government was seeking to ***** down on DJI, the Department of Commerce today will be adding the drone giant to its “Entity List.”  Reuters and Drone DJ have issued early reporting based on a conference call with a state official. The full list of 77 impacted companies is available ...

2021 holds even more Samsung foldables

The foldable category got off to a famously rocky start. Fifteen months after the release of the first Galaxy Fold, Samsung has time to work out some of the issues with the original device in a fairly public fashion, given the world the better-received Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold 2 this year. Likely due ...

Tiny water-based robot is powered by light and can walk, move cargo, and even dance

A new robot created by researchers at Northwestern University looks and behave like a tiny aquatic animal, and could serve a variety of functions including moving things place to place, catalyzing chemical reactions, delivering therapeutics and much more. This new soft robot honestly looks a heck of a lot like a lemon peel, but it’s ...