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.
LG was the first to unveil new Android Wear 2.0-powered smartwatch, but Polar was the first company to announce update for the Polar M600 smartwatch. TAG Heuer plans to announce a new smartwatch on March 14 and ASUS has now confirmed when will they start rolling out the update.
Valve has announced today that it has partnered with LG to produce a new virtual reality headset for the SteamVR tracking system. The head-mounted device will be shown at GDC 2017 later this week, where both companies will take feedback to finalize the commercial units.
Back at CES 2017 last month, HTC announced a pair of new accessories for its Vive VR headset. The company has now shared more information on the Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap. The former accessory will available for developers to order on March 27 for $100, while the latter
It looks like Motorola gave up on the smartwatch market. Although Google released Android Wear 2.0 platform, Motorola has no new smartwatch in the pipeline. This was now confirmed by Miles Norman, General Manager UK & Ireland & European Operators at Motorola.
A Fitbit Alta with a heart rate sensor (the Fitbit Alta HR) appears to be in the works, according to a new leak. Wareable spotted a piece of text in the Fitbit website's source code that includes the name "Alta HR," indicating that model may be coming down the pike.
Sony has revealed remarkably high sales of the PlayStation VR. In only four months, the virtual reality headset has sold 915,000 units, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Andrew House. The company only set a goal of 1 million sales for the first six months.
DJI has a new drone model, the Matrice M200, that's capable of flying in the rain or snow for up to 30 minutes. It's the follow-up to DJI's M100, a well-received model that was released a couple years ago. This is the first DJI model to have an upward-facing gimbal mount.
Sony has finally attached a name and release date to its Xperia projector. The device was introduced during last year's MWC, but few details about it were initially revealed. Now, Sony says the "Xperia Touch" will be released in the spring for €1,599 in Europe.