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.
LeEco has now unveiled its first action camera that looks a lot like the GoPro lineup. Dubbed the Liveman C1, the camera will first go on sale in China, where it will cost 1,499 Yuan or around $220. For that price, you'll get an action camera that is capable of recording 4K
Apple is said to be working with optical systems maker Carl Zeiss AG to create an augmented reality (AR) device. Robert Scoble says an employee present at Carl Zeiss' CES stand confirmed Apple's connection to the company. It appears they're working on mixed reality.
Milo Sensors has announced a wearable that's capable of monitoring your blood alcohol content by analyzing your perspiration. The "Proof" is a slim band that'll monitor your BAC and send the data to a mobile app for viewing. Users can set alarms for certain BACs.
Samsung's battery subsidiary, SDI, has introduced an electric vehicle battery that enables a car to travel up to 310 miles on a 20-minute quick charge. When filling up entirely, the battery has an improved density that offers up to a 372-mile full range.
SpaceX's return to space with its Falcon 9 rocket has been pushed back. It's now scheduled for January 14 due to the "high winds and rain" that are forecasted for Vandenberg Air Force Base in the preceding few days. The new launch date comes from Iridium.
Even though the wearable market isn't doing tremendously well and some tech companies are separating themselves from it, Qualcomm thinks there will be a lot of wearables this year. Describing it as a "new category," Qualcomm says the market is still being established.
Disney has announced a streaming box that's capable of playing TV shows, movies, and even some games. The $99 Kids TV box comes pre-loaded with all of the aforementioned types of content, though a lineup for the system wasn't provided. An optional controller will be sold.