Using an H-IIB rocket, Japan launched a cargo ship carrying a "space junk" collector to the International Space Station (ISS). The system is based around an electrodynamic tether that can swing through Earth's magnetic field and slow down debris currently orbiting the planet.
LeEco and Coolpad continue working together on new smartphones. In the past, Coolpad was considered as a manufacturer of entry-level phones, but LeEco wants to change that and since the acquisition, Coolpad has released several high-end smartphone models.
HTC has recently confirmed that they are working on several flagship smartphones and they have no intentions of leaving the mobile market. As the end of the year is slowly approaching, the rumour mill of next-gen smartphones is getting more interesting.
Qualcomm was aiming to release a new ARM server chips for a while, and they have finally decided to enter the market with a new Centriq 2400 series. The company has been working on it for two years and volume shipments of the chips will start in the second half next year.
Another US intelligence agency has determined the Russian government engaged in cyberattacks during the US election, likely with the goal of helping Donald Trump secure a victory over Clinton. The Washington Post reports a CIA assessment was completed and shared with the Senate.
Resident Evil 7's Beginning Hour demo is now out for the Xbox One months after reaching Sony's PlayStation 4. The download, which is entirely free, is available here and comes in at 3.64 GB. PC gamers will have access to the same demo on December 19.
Occipital has introduced an iPhone-based mixed reality headset called Bridge and an accompanying platform. The headset ships in March for $399, though a $499 Explorer Edition will begin shipping to developers next week. It's compatible with the iPhone 6, 6S, and 7.
DICE producer Paul Keslin confirmed to Eurogamer that the next Star Wars: Battlefront will include a campaign mode. Last year's Battlefront received a lot of positive responses from reviewers and players due to its gameplay, but there were complaints about its lack of content.
Four bills have now been signed into Michigan law that'll implement a comprehensive regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles. This framework is the first of its kind in the United States and it'll help Michigan become a popular testing location for autonomous vehicle tech.
Spotify users who don't want to upgrade to a premium account may soon have access to some on-demand streaming. The Verge reports testing is underway for partially on-demand mobile streaming in some of the music service's playlists. Music labels may be opposed.
It is easier for companies to design a phone with Android 7.0 Nougat than to update it later. Moto is working on its 2017 lineup, which is expected to have Nougat out of the box. Moto G5 and G5 Plus are expected to be one of the first smartphones announced in 2017, but Moto
Microsoft has recently announced that Snapdragon 835 is going to be the first ARM chipset to support Windows 10. As for the current flagship smartphones, such as HP Elite X3 and Alcatel Idol 4S, the situation isn't the best. Reportedly they won't be able to run desktop apps.
Back in September, alongside two new iPhones, Apple announced Bluetooth ear buds called AirPods. The expected launch date was set for the end of October, but the company delayed shipments without setting a new release date. Some rumours pointed out that the ear buds
Shortly after we heard rumours that Samsung is allegedly preparing another software update for the Galaxy Note 7 that will disable charging on unreturned units, the company went ahead and officially confirmed the rumours. Instead of the rumoured December 15,
Oppo is offering some great smartphones, but the company isn't a top-tier company and not many people know about it. The company is now trying to catch other Chinese smartphone manufacturers and to do that, it wants to expand to new markets, including the United States.