Prophesee teams with Qualcomm on faster event-based smartphone cameras
Check out all the on-demand sessions from the Intelligent Security Summit here. Prophesee has partnered with Qualcomm to bring a new kind of fast image sensor to smartphone cameras. The “event-based” Metavision technology will enable smartphone cameras that can capture fast action in comparison to today’s image sensors. The... Read more
SpaceX unveils “V2 Mini” Starlink satellites with quadruple the capacity
Enlarge / SpaceX’s V2 Mini Starlink satellites. SpaceX With Starlink speeds slowing due to a growing capacity crunch, SpaceX said a launch happening as soon as today will deploy the first “V2 Mini” satellites that provide four times more per-satellite capacity than earlier versions. Starlink’s second-generation satellites include the... Read more
‘The Last of Us’ Episode 7 Recap: Absolutely Heartbreaking
The Last of Us episode 7 landed on HBO and HBO Max on Sunday, following Ellie and Joel (Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal) after a nasty encounter with a marauder left Joel stabbed and near death. It interrupted their quest to bring Ellie to the rebel group known as the... Read more
Sci-Fi Publishers Are Bracing for an AI Battle
It began with a tweet of a bar graph depicting a sharp rise in the month of February: Neil Clarke, the publisher and editor in chief of the science fiction and fantasy magazine Clarkesworld, had plotted out the publication’s past few years of plagiarized and spammy submissions. Until late 2022, the... Read more
FDA Authorizes First At-Home COVID and Flu Test, but You Can’t Buy One Yet
The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced the authorization of the first at-home, over-the-counter test that can tell you whether you have the virus that causes COVID-19 or influenza, all through a single swab of the nose.  The Lucira COVID-19 & Flu Home Test is a nasal... Read more
How to Pick the Right Backpack Size for You (2023)
If you own as many backpacks as we do, you might have noticed that they’re categorized by liters rather than their inch-by-inch dimensions. The volume, or bag capacity, is a critical factor to keep in mind when purchasing a backpack. For example, a 15-liter backpack is fine for day-to-day... Read more
How Playstudios combines Vegas casinos, games and player rewards | Mickey Sonnino
Connect with top gaming leaders in Los Angeles at GamesBeat Summit 2023 this May 22-23. Register here. A decade ago, social casino games exploded as free-to-play social casino games, where you could buy virtual chips but couldn’t cash out winnings. But Playstudios showed up in 2011 with a different... Read more
Pokemon Presents Livestream Coming Monday: How to Watch Online
The Pokemon Company teased upcoming announcements last week, with a video presentation scheduled for Monday, Feb. 27. It promised “about 20 minutes” of news about the monster-collecting megafranchise, which will likely include additional content for Nintendo Switch games Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. “Tune in to our official YouTube channel... Read more
No One Knows If Decades-Old Nukes Would Actually Work
Flattened cities, millions of people burnt to death, and yet more tortured by radioactive fallout. That harrowing future may seem outlandish to some, but only because no nation has detonated a nuclear weapon in conflict since 1945. Countries including the US, Russia, and China wield hefty nuclear arsenals and... Read more
Qualcomm lines up 7 global telecom operators to support XR devices with Snapdragon Spaces
Check out all the on-demand sessions from the Intelligent Security Summit here. Qualcomm said it has lined up seven global telecommunications operators to leverage XR (extended reality) devices using Snapdragon spaces. The operators include CMCC, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI Corporation, NTT QONOQ, T-Mobile, Telefonica, and Vodafone. All are working with... Read more