Month: June 2020

Analysis The internet has become potentially trademarkable following a decision by the US Supreme Court today that the name “Booking.com” can in fact be registered with the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), against the government office’s objections. The near-unanimous decision [PDF] – Justice Stephen Breyer was the sole rebel – went against the PTO’s legal
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Facebook is trying to make VR glasses thinner and more “socially acceptable.” The company in a new research paper has revealed its glasses-like prototype virtual reality (VR) headset with a display measuring 8.9mm in thickness, which is about the same as a regular smartphone. The social media giant says that one way to achieve “sunglasses”-like
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Fabless smartphone chipmaker MediaTek today announced two new budget platforms: the Helio G25 and G35. The “G” stands for “gaming”, with MediaTek’s latest aimed at penny-pinching fans of PUBG Mobile. Both chips tout an 12nm process octa-core configuration, with the G25 using Cortex-A53 cores clocked up to 2GHz, and an IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU clocked
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The Document Foundation has released a second beta of LibreOffice 7.0, with general availability expected at the beginning of August. The addition of soft edges support fixes some cases where a PowerPoint graphic looked completely wrong in LibreOffice The LibreOffice release cycle brings a significant new build every six months, so this one is the
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MediaTek has introduced two new gaming focused processors namely, the MediaTek Helio G35 and Helio G25 that will be fitted into “mainstream gaming smartphones.” Both the Helio G35 and the Helio G25 use MediaTek’s HyperEngine Technology that improves the overall gaming experience on budget friendly smartphones in comparison to previous generation processors. Further, they are
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Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS) are used in aircraft to avoid hitting other aircraft in flight. And like many electronic systems, they weren’t designed for security. Five researchers in the US – Paul M. Berges, Timothy Graziano, and Ryan Gerdes from Virginia Tech, with Basavesh Ammanaghatta Shivakumar and Z. Berkay Celik from Purdue University –
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Spectacles 2 and Spectacles 3 smartglasses by Snap, the parent company of social media platform Snapchat, are finally going to launch in India in July. The Snap’s smartglasses made their debut in 2018 and 2019, respectively, and they’ll be available to purchase via Flipkart in the country. The Spectacles allow users to capture photos or
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Agora isn’t the only company headquartered outside the United States aiming to go public domestically this quarter. After catching up on Agora’s F-1 filing, the China-and-U.S.-based, API-powered tech company that went public last week, today we’re parsing DoubleDown Interactive’s IPO document. The Exchange is a daily look at startups and the private markets for Extra Crunch
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Sony’s image sensor business aims to replicate PlayStation’s success to address its reliance on a handful of manufacturers in the fickle smartphone market: It plans to sell software by subscription for data-analysing sensors in situ. Transforming the light-converting chips into a platform for software – essentially akin to the PlayStation Plus video games service –
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Are you looking to try a short looping video app? Byte, from the original creators of Vine, continues to make a steady case for your attention. While still finding its feet, Byte is seeking to become a major and creative platform reflective of its community. Whether you’re a Vine veteran or just curious about Byte,
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