Google's smart speaker, the Home, has been contributing to the fake news issue. Because some of its responses to questions rely on the search engine's "featured snippets," it's been reading off fake information when certain questions are asked. Google is fixing the issue slowly.
IBM has announced it is developing the first universal quantum computers that'll be viable for general commercial and scientific applications. The main quantum system currently on the market, the D-Wave 2X, is fairly limited and is quite large, restricting its usefulness.
A popular manufacturer of fitness trackers has back at it with what it claims to be the world's slimmest wrist-based heart rate tracking device. A successor to the last year's Alta, the Alta HR comes with more features and improved design, but also a slightly higher price tag.
Although Sony SmartWatch 3 is powerful enough to run Android Wear 2.0, the company already confirmed that its one and only smartwatch won't be getting Google's latest wearable platform update. Luckily, there is a developer who goes by PDesire that is working on an unofficial port
Following the report that Amazon's is trying to make Alexa answer customer service questions, a new report came out hinting at new products. According to Recode, Amazon may unveil new Alexa-powered devices that will be capable of making phone calls and talking with other
Amazon is working on its own competitor to Nest. Available on the company's servers is an image of a home security camera that has two mics at its top as well as what appear to be infrared sensors. The camera has a simple white exterior and movable base.
Following rumours that Snap is considering making a drone that could be used for recording videos and taking pictures while being connected directly to Snapchat, the company is also considering making a dive into the camera market with a 360-degree camera.
Alongside two new tablets, Samsung also launched an improved version of its Gear VR headset that now comes with a controller. However, the intriguing part is that the company is also preparing a new standalone headset, which was revealed behind closed doors at MWC 2017.
Popular chat app Line is working on its own AI-powered digital assistant and an Echo-like smart speaker to go along with it. The company's new Clova assistant is found in the main chat app, will be found in first-party hardware, and will be included in third-party products.
At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Microsoft announced that it will start shipping the developer kit this month. At the same time, the company announced that it has renamed the device, from Windows Holoprahic to Windows Mixed Reality.
During an interview with TechCrunch, Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell revealed a few important details regarding the Rift and Mac platform. Although he likes Mac, Mitchell said that the Oculus Rift support for the platform is not in the works and won't be released in the next six
Oculus has significantly reduced the price of its Rift headset and Touch controllers, which now cost $598 together, a $200 decline. Separately, the Rift has fallen to $499 and the Touch controllers are only $99. Both items received $100 cuts. Sensors also dropped.
Acer will release a mixed reality headset for the Windows Holographic platform this month for developers. Microsoft announced the upcoming availability of the system, which will end up functioning as the main development unit for the Holographic platform.
Snap, the maker of Snapchat, may be looking at other camera products that'll go beyond its Spectacle glasses. The New York Times claims the company is working on a drone that can be used for recording videos and taking pictures presumably for Snapchat.
A connected gun holster attachment has been introduced by Axon, which is known for supplying police in the US and UK with body and dashboard cameras. The company's new Signal Sidearm can sense when a gun is drawn and trigger all nearby cameras to start recording.
Last year, Sony launched new wireless earbuds called Xperia Ear. At this year's MWC, the company has unveiled the next-gen earphones based on open-ear audio technology. The earphones are a product of Sony's Future Lab Program, but they are still in the early prototype phase.
Google's Echo competitor, the Home, is going to be available in the UK this spring. So far the smart home speaker has only been sold in the US, but we're just a short time away from that changing. The Home was introduced in October 2016 and includes Google Assistant.
Fossil's line of Android Wear smartwatches will be updated with Android Wear 2.0 next month. The company plans to give all its smartwatches the updated wearable operating system in March. Google recently introduced the first wearables to ship with Android Wear 2.0.
Over 10 million Cardboard VR viewers have been shipped by Google since the inexpensive mobile VR system's release, says VP of VR Amit Singh. The executive also mentioned there have been 160 million Cardboard app downloads and 30 different apps have over 1 million downloads.
A new Raspberry Pi has been revealed and it offers WiFi and Blueooth for only $10. The updated Zero model, known as the Zero W, costs $5 more than its predecessor. The extra cost, however, gets rid of the need for other wires and dongles for wireless capabilities.