Author Archives: Ewdison Then

I’m the founder of GiXiO, the publisher of SlashGear - An open source advocate, Linux geek, high performance computing engineer and consumer technology journalist based in Japan.

DJI FPV Combo drone unboxing bares all before official launch

DJI FPV Combo drone unboxing bares all before official launch

DJI seems to have a leak problem so bad that you might begin to wonder if it's an intentional marketing ploy instead. After all, it's one thing to have photos and anonymous hands-on videos running around the Web and quite another when people can just walk into a retail store and buy one ahead of a new model's official announcement. It seems that DJI's first-ever FPV or First-Person View drone is no exception with an unboxing video now circulating a month before it officially takes to the skies.

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Surface Duo Android 11 update coming just before Android 12 launch

Surface Duo Android 11 update coming just before Android 12 launch

Microsoft has had many hardware ambitions, few of which actually bore long-lasting fruits. It's quite reasonable, then, that some were cautiously optimistic about its most ambitious one yet, the dual-screen Surface Duo. It was also unsurprising when Microsoft's actual implementation and post-sales performance left much to be desired, like its promised regular updates for the Android device. Case in point is the Android 11 that is still fortunately coming but probably just a month before Android 12 becomes available.

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GeForce NOW list of games for streaming is finally available

GeForce NOW list of games for streaming is finally available

The viability of the game streaming business was again put on the hot seat last week when Google announced the closure of its in-house Stadia Games and Entertainment (SGE) studio. Amazon, who was undergoing a shift in leadership after Bezos announced his departure as CEO, took the opportunity to reiterate its commitment to the gaming market. Rather than make a big fuss, the other big player in that arena has chosen to work silently instead, quietly pushing out more supported titles and finally releasing a list of compatible games for GeForce NOW streaming.

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Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra leak reveals a surprising special feature

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra leak reveals a surprising special feature

Xiaomi just launched the Mi 11 with the usual mix of impressive features and unbelievable price but that's not the only phone that will bear that name. Usually, the manufacturer only makes a few tweaks to the formula for Lite, Pro, and Ultra models but this time it seems that it has something very special prepared for its most expensive version. Based on the leak, the Mi 11 Ultra will be dialing the photography up to 11 not just with cameras but with a display on the back for taking selfies with them.

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Google Assistant unofficial desktop client released for the adventurous

Google Assistant unofficial desktop client released for the adventurous

Google Assistant may be the most prevalent smart assistant of the big three but it is surprisingly absent in one important class of devices. It has no official presence on the desktop, even via the Chrome web browser, something that even Amazon Alexa may have an advantage over it. There doesn't seem to be any sign from Google that it has any plans to change that situation so a lone developer took it upon himself to create a Google Assistant Unofficial Desktop Client in the meantime.

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Chrome for iOS could lock Incognito tabs behind Face ID

Chrome for iOS could lock Incognito tabs behind Face ID

Smartphones have become extensions of ourselves and have become pretty personal devices but it's not exactly unheard of to pass our phones to someone. Sometimes a family member or friend needs to borrow your phone for one reason or another and, with direct physical access, even your most secret incognito tabs are rendered ineffective. Google is now experimenting with a simple yet effective way to keep Chrome's Incognito tabs incognito using iOS Face ID or Touch ID.

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Polar Verity Sense heart monitor strap can be worn anywhere

Polar Verity Sense heart monitor strap can be worn anywhere

Smartwatches and smart fitness trackers are a dime a dozen these days, almost all of them equipped with one form of heart rate monitor or another. These might be fine for some consumers that don't mind the designs these smartwatches come in or don't require more accurate or dedicated readings. There will, however, always be people who shirk from these smart wearables, especially when they're actually training or exercising. For these, Polar is launching its new Verity Sense, a dedicated heart rate monitor that can be worn on almost any part of your body.

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Motorola teams up with CAT phone maker Bullitt for a rugged lineup

Motorola teams up with CAT phone maker Bullitt for a rugged lineup

At this point, Motorola's strategy in the smartphone market seems to be best described as "throw everything at a wall and see which sticks." Its phones are all over the place, from an expensive foldable to a handful of mid-range phones to budget-friendly entry-level handsets. As if that weren't enough, Motorola has entered into a partnership that will create yet another line of Motorola phones that might not actually bear Motorola's DNA inside.

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Facebook reportedly eying Clubhouse clone for its next trick

Facebook reportedly eying Clubhouse clone for its next trick

While Facebook displaced many of the old friends-centric social networks like MySpace, Friendster, and other forgotten names, it hasn't exactly cornered all the social markets, at least not by itself. It had to resort to different strategies to compete with the likes of Snapchat, sometimes making controversial acquisitions that are now under regulatory and legal scrutiny. Sometimes, though, it just simply copies those features, which is allegedly the strategy it will use to compete with fledgling social media platform Clubhouse.

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Xbox Series X|S controller can easily switch between console, phone, PC

Xbox Series X|S controller can easily switch between console, phone, PC

New consoles naturally brought along with them new controllers and while some of these boasted new features, they also managed to keep some old ones around. They can, for example, still wirelessly connect to more than just the console they came with, boasting support for Windows PCs and even some mobile devices. The new Xbox Series X|S Controller is no different but it apparently has an undocumented feature that makes it easy to switch from Xbox to Xbox Game Pass streaming in a flash.

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Sony ZV-1 camera firmware update adds live streaming capability

Sony ZV-1 camera firmware update adds live streaming capability

When Sony launched the highly-anticipated ZV-1 compact camera last year, it made no qualms about the market it was aiming for. Hardware and software features were designed for a slightly younger crowd more used to vlogging or creating video content, something that has experienced a surge in the past months, even while stuck indoors. Curiously, the camera didn't launch with features that catered to that other favorite online activity, live streaming, an error that Sony is now correcting with a new firmware update for the camera.

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Nintendo Switch Online to add four oldies to the roster

Nintendo Switch Online to add four oldies to the roster

Owning a Nintendo Switch doesn't only mean having access to the latest and greatest of Nintendo's games portfolio. Thanks to the magic of emulation, it actually also means having access to dozens of games made for gaming systems that retired decades ago. That is, of course, if you're willing to pay the monthly price for a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. The good news is that the list of old-school titles is growing bit by bit, this time adding four more from Nintendo's golden age years.

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