Gadgets News

Google Home Has Helped Spread Fake News

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.

Snap Working On A 360-Degree Camera

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.

Oculus Rift, Touch Each Drop $100

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.

Snap Might Be Creating A Drone

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.

Sony Teases Next-Gen Earphones With Open-Ear Tech

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 Home Reaching UK In The Spring

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.

Google Has Shipped 10M Cardboard VR Viewers

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.