Facebook's commitment to virtual reality was obvious when it spent $2 billion on Oculus. Moving forward, the company plans to spend a lot more on VR tech. CEO Mark Zuckerberg noted during testimony in a federal court that Facebook plans to spend $3 billion on VR over 10 years.
A secret facility in China is reportedly being created by Foxconn in order to provide a location for Apple prototypes to be built and tested. Nikkei reports the companies are working together, though neither has lent any official support to the facility's existence.
Google's latest operating system for smartwatches is expected to make an official debut on February 9. On the same day, the company will announce its first smartwatches called the Watch Sport and Watch Style. Both smartwatches are built by LG and will go on sale on February 10
Companies are slowly preparing for the upcoming release of Android Wear 2.0 update, which is scheduled to roll out on February 9 according to latest rumours. Lately, Google has been "cleaning" its online store and a few days after all Fossil Android Wear smartwatches were removed
Google has temporarily reduced the price of its Daydream View virtual reality headset from $79 to $49. This is the first major discount for the device since it release in October 2016. Google is holding the sale until February 25 and all three colors are available at the price.
Considering Apple only has one product in the wireless headphones market (minus its Beats items), its appearance on NPD's monitor for December 2016 isn't bad. NPD's December 2016 Weekly Retail Tracking Service reveals the AirPods gave Apple a 2% market share in unit sales.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear in court today to defend his company against claims that it's using virtual reality tech stolen from Zenimax Media. The case centers around John Carmack, who formerly worked for Zenimax. Zenimax is suing for $2 billion.
Japan's launch of the SS-520-4 on Saturday was a failure. The tiny rocket would have been the smallest rocket to ever bring a payload to orbit, but the mission wasn't successful. While the first part of the mission went fine, JAXA eventually lost communication with it.
Raspberry Pi Foundation has just announced a new Compute Module that is based on the latest Raspberry Pi 3 architecture. the Compute Module 3 is a slimmed-down version of Raspberry Pi 3 that is missing the SD card and other sockets for embedding in other products.
Owners of NVIDIA's first set-top streaming box from 2015 can now enjoy new features and improvements brought by the latest software update. The update is based on Android 7.0 Nougat platform and it brings it closer to the new model released a few months ago.
An application to run tests on multiple wireless frequency bands was filed by Amazon with the FCC last week. The company wants to receive permission in the form of a "five-month experimental special temporary authority to operate on selected" frequencies.
SpaceX's first launch since its September 2016 explosion went as planned. Its Falcon 9 lifted off on Saturday, helped bring a payload to space, and returned to the company's drone landing barge. The rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Smartwatches were expected to be the next big thing, but after their big start in 2015, many manufacturers decided not to release new devices in 2016, and schedule the release for 2017. One of those is LG, who is now working on several models that already received
A new Nvidia Shield Portable might be on the way, according to a filing with the US' FCC. The filing is for a device that looks very similar to the existing Shield Portable, but the listed specs are upgraded. It appears to be using a Tegra X1 processor.
Lily was unable to raise enough money for its autonomous camera drone, forcing the startup to return preorder revenue and shut down. The company did receive $34 million in preorders, but it needed to get another round of funding in order to enter production.
Google's smartwatch platform is about to get its first major update since its release. At first, the company was expected to announce Android Wear 2.0 a few months ago, but they decided to postpone the launch and further improve the platform. It looks like the platform is finally
Tesla's massive Gigafactory will be powered by a 70-megawatt solar farm, according to documents reported on by Electrek. It'll be located on the roof of the facility and will be 7x larger than any other rooftop solar setup. The solar farm will meet the facility's energy need.
Alphabet has reportedly ended its Titan drone project, which began at Google following an acquisition of Titan Aerospace in 2014. Titan was going to be solar-powered and it would fly at a high-altitude (up to 12 miles) to deliver internet access to large areas.
Recent reports said that Nintendo's next-gen gaming console is expected to cost around $250, but apparently it will be slightly more expensive. According to a recent sighting in Target's inventory, the console is priced at $299.99, which isn't too bad.
Fitbit is on a roll. After acquiring Pebble a few weeks ago, the company has now acquired a smartwatch startup called Vector. No financial terms were disclosed, but the two companies will soon start working on new devices that won't be launched under the Vector brand.