Author Archives: Satsuki Then

Satsuki Then is the editor-in-chief of SlashGear Japan - She is based in Tokyo and has been covering the consumer electronics industry since 2007. Satsuki earns dual bachelors in early childhood development and communication studies from the University of North Texas.

Rockspace AC2100 tri-band mesh Wi-Fi system is a bargain

Rockspace AC2100 tri-band mesh Wi-Fi system is a bargain

Anyone who lives in a larger multistory home and wants to get Wi-Fi signals in every room of the house knows that the modem and Wi-Fi router combo most Internet providers give you with the service doesn't perform well. One surefire way to expand Wi-Fi coverage within your home and ensure signals in every room and on every level is by using a mesh Wi-Fi system.

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Facebook to change company name as part of a refocus

Facebook to change company name as part of a refocus

A report is going around that Facebook is gearing up to change the company name next week to reflect a focus on building a metaverse. Reports of the name change come from a source who claims to be familiar with Facebook's plans. According to the claim, the announcement of the changing name will come on October 28 from CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the annual Connect conference.

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Apple reveals its own polishing cloth for $19

Apple reveals its own polishing cloth for $19

If you add the Apple logo to anything, many people believe you can also significantly markup price compared to similar products without the Apple logo. Apple recently held an event where it released new MacBook Pro laptops and AirPods earbuds, along with some color changes for its HomePod Mini smart speaker.

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Google rolls out 2 Gig fiber broadband in San Antonio

Google rolls out 2 Gig fiber broadband in San Antonio

Google has announced that it is rolling out 2 Gig fiber Internet services in San Antonio, Texas. Customers in some parts of the San Antonio service area can now sign up for Google's 2 Gig service that provides 2000 mbps downloads and up to 1000 mbps uploads for $100 per month. Making the service even more appealing compared to the competition, Google does not include a data cap on the service.

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Researcher develops new nanowire architecture improving miniaturization

Researcher develops new nanowire architecture improving miniaturization

EPFL researcher Valerio Piazza works in the Laboratory of Semiconductor Materials and focuses his research on semiconductors at a nanoscale. He specifically focuses on nanowires and nanostructures built using semiconducting materials. The goal of the research is to improve transistors beyond the current saturation point.

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Tesla begins deliveries of refreshed Model X

Tesla begins deliveries of refreshed Model X

On Saturday, Tesla began delivering the first refreshed Model X vehicles to customers. The vehicles were delivered to the new owners at a small event, with three vehicles being delivered. A video of the delivery ceremony was uploaded to YouTube, showing that the three vehicles featured a refreshed interior.

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Quadruped robot gets fitted with a precision rifle

Quadruped robot gets fitted with a precision rifle

Some people may find quadruped robots, which look sort of like a headless dog, cute, but many find them more than a little creepy. If you're among those who find the robot creepy when shuffling around the environment, the new weaponized robot from Sword Defense Systems won't help you sleep any better at night. The platform is a Ghost Robotics robot fitted with a sniper rifle, called the Vision 60.

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Alienware celebrates 25 years with the new flagship gaming desktop

Alienware celebrates 25 years with the new flagship gaming desktop

In the early days of PC gaming, even the best gaming PCs were boring beige boxes. One of the companies that began to change that and offer gamers something that looked as good as it performed was Alienware. Originally Alienware was a standalone gaming computer manufacturer, but Dell eventually purchased it. Alienware is now celebrating its 25th anniversary, and as part of that celebration, it has revealed a new flagship gaming desktop.

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Dell reveals new Latitude rugged notebooks for extreme jobs

Dell reveals new Latitude rugged notebooks for extreme jobs

Dell has expanded its rugged laptop portfolio with the addition of the Latitude 5430 Rugged and the Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme laptops. Both laptops use similar hardware inside, including 11th generation Intel Core processors with optional vPro capability. The machines also have integrated Wi-Fi 6E and optional 5G connectivity.

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Apple adds a year to the AirPods Pro service program

Apple adds a year to the AirPods Pro service program

Apple products are expensive enough that any issue to prevent something lasting a long time is a big deal for consumers. Unfortunately, some of Apple's high-end AirPods Pro earbuds have had a problem that causes crackling, static, or issues with Active Noise Cancellation requiring some owners to send the earbuds in for service. With no fanfare, Apple has extended that repair program to address any issues with crackling, static, or Active Noise Cancellation for an additional year.

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V-Moda Hexamove Pro and Lite earbuds revealed

V-Moda Hexamove Pro and Lite earbuds revealed

V-Moda has announced the launch of a new series of wireless earbuds called Hexamove. The new Hexamove is the first truly wireless earbuds from the company and comes in Hexamove Pro and Hexamove Lite. Both sets of wireless earbuds have ergonomics designed for secure fit and style.

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Fujifilm instax Link WIDE smartphone printer creates instant photographs

Fujifilm instax Link WIDE smartphone printer creates instant photographs

Most people of a certain age probably have albums full of Polaroid instant photos from the 80s and 90s showing holidays and other events. Those Polaroid instant cameras spat out photographs that you could watch develop right in front of your eyes. Most people today take photographs using their smartphone, and Fujifilm has a new smartphone printer that makes it easy to get photographs you take from your smartphone in a physical format immediately.

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