Amazon's voice-activated, cloud-enabled speaker and smart-home assistant, Echo, is quite clearly a work in progress. In its current form, it's more of a voice-controlled speaker than a virtual assistant for your home, when it should be the other way round. But this could change very soon as the e-tailing giant is about to kick this ambitious experiment into high gear.
At the end of 2006, the cell phone landscape was awash with devices that filled specific wants and needs. If you wanted the coolest way to make calls, you got the RAZR. If you needed to email colleagues on the go, you bought a BlackBerry. If you were constantly texting your friends during study hall, there was the Sidekick.
Microsoft said Tuesday that it has greatly expanded the types of content and sources that can be embedded into its Sway tool, with an eye toward OneNote. And, just for fun, you can embed other Microsoft Sways into your Sways, as well.
After turning heads and bagging multiple accolades at CES in January, the Fogo flashlight is now trying to charm the Kickstarter community into loosening its purse strings to the tune of $125,000. According to Fogo Digital, the company behind the device, this money will be used "to build molds and pay for the initial production run."
Steam Machines are back. Yes, even the name "Steam Machines," if an email I just received from Syber is to be believed.
Global technology mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity last year hit record levels, with nearly 4,200 technology companies changing hands in deals worth more than $1 trillion, according to research.
ArcSoft's Simplicam showed itself to be a worthy challenger to Dropcam when we compared three of the leading home-monitoring cameras in November. This was due in no small measure to its ability to detect human faces. The Fremont, California-based company has made several improvements since then, the latest of which it announced today.
This is why competition is great: Following on yesterday's news that Unreal Engine 4 is going free, now Unity 5 is going even more free too--as long as you're a developer making less than $100k.
Some artists are said to paint with light. Geomerics, an ARM subsidiary that develops dynamic lighting technology, helps game developers do just that. Today the company released its third-generation product--Enlighten 3--along with a new Forge development tool.
More than two years after its initial public release, BitTorrent Sync has been updated to version 2.0 and dropped its "beta" designation. Based on the peer-to-peer BitTorrent protocol, it enables users to securely sync folders among their own devices and share them with other users, without relying on cloud servers like Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, and Apple's iCloud Drive.