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.

Logitech Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini gain support for new collaboration platforms

Logitech Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini gain support for new collaboration platforms

Logitech has announced the release of its latest operating system called CollabOS 1.2. With the upgraded operating system, Logitech devices, including the Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini, now support communication and collaboration platforms, including GoTo, Pexip, and RingCentral. The all-in-one Logitech videoconferencing appliance was announced in January.

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Amazon Prime Day 2021 goes down June 21-22

Amazon Prime Day 2021 goes down June 21-22

Amazon Prime subscribers always have a day to look forward to each year where Amazon marks down prices of a number of devices on its website. Prime Day 2021 happens on June 21 through the 22nd, starting the summer with some of the best deals in savings that Prime members will see all year. Amazon says the two-day shopping experience will offer members more than 2 million deals across every category available on the website.

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World’s fastest AI supercomputer is powered by 6000 NVIDIA A100 GPUs

World’s fastest AI supercomputer is powered by 6000 NVIDIA A100 GPUs

NVIDIA has announced that the world's fastest AI supercomputer has been turned on. The machine is called Perlmutter, and it was officially dedicated on May 27 at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. The supercomputer will deliver nearly four exaflops of performance to more than 7000 researchers.

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Driver shortage pushes prices for Uber and Lyft rides up 40 percent

Driver shortage pushes prices for Uber and Lyft rides up 40 percent

In many locations around the world, people are finally seeing the restrictions that kept them stuck indoors being lifted as the coronavirus pandemic begins to ease. As more and more people are getting out, many are noticing a shortage of workers across various industries as many continue to choose to stay home rather than return to the traditional workforce. As a result, ridesharing services, including Uber and Lyft, face a significant shortage of drivers just as more people are out and about looking for rides. In recent weeks, customers for both companies have reported long wait times and high prices.

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Chinese fusion reactor sets an operational record

Chinese fusion reactor sets an operational record

China has announced that it has reached another milestone in its work on a fusion reactor. The nation announced that one of its so-called artificial suns had sustained extreme temperatures for several times longer than its previous benchmark. The record was set at the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) facility located in the Chinese city of Hefei.

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Sony Motion Sonic gesture-based music effect generator lands on Indiegogo

Sony Motion Sonic gesture-based music effect generator lands on Indiegogo

Crowdfunding continues to be a significant source of new product launches not only for the small independent developers that were initially envisioned to use the platforms but also for massive corporations such as Sony. Sony has revealed a new product called Motion Sonic aimed directly at musicians, DJs, and other performers. The product has landed on Indiegogo seeking support from those interested in it with the goal of raising a little over $79,000 with 31 days to go on the project.

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Spyra Two digital water gun lands just in time for summer

Spyra Two digital water gun lands just in time for summer

In 2018 a company called Spyra took to crowdfunding sites to get the money to build and bring to market a new take on the classic water gun. The original device was called the Spyra One, and the company is back with a new version called the Spyra Two. The first version of the water gun cost $133, and the company says that it delivered about 11,000 units at that price.

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Warming in the lower atmosphere may be more significant than expected

Warming in the lower atmosphere may be more significant than expected

Research conducted at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has found something that may surprise many people. According to climate scientists and contributors on the project, satellite measurements of the troposphere temperature may have underestimated global warming over the last four decades. The troposphere is the lowest region of the atmosphere.

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Beats Studio Buds spied in Instagram pics by LeBron James

Beats Studio Buds spied in Instagram pics by LeBron James

It's no secret that Apple is working on a new audio product for its Beats brand called Beats Studio Buds. What appears to be the first glimpse at the rumored earbuds in the wild has turned up via LeBron James' Instagram account. The earbuds were first discovered via mentions in tvOS 14.6 beta and iOS 14.6 beta earlier this month. James appears to be wearing a white pair of Beats Studio Buds. The color makes it very difficult to see the detail of the earbuds the basketball star is wearing.

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EHang long-range VT-30 autonomous aerial vehicle takes off and lands vertically

EHang long-range VT-30 autonomous aerial vehicle takes off and lands vertically

EHang has revealed the latest version of its aircraft that it calls an autonomous aerial vehicle or AAV. The aircraft is a long-range VT-30 meant to expand the company's regional air mobility coverage. VT-30 is designed specifically for inter-city transportation featuring a hybrid structure. The aircraft can travel a distance of up to 300 kilometers with a planned flight time of up to 100 minutes.

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Apple HomeKit support lands in a new update for Eero 6 and Pro 6 routers

Apple HomeKit support lands in a new update for Eero 6 and Pro 6 routers

Eero has announced a new update is available inside its app that also brings new firmware for the Eero 6 and 6 Pro routers. The big feature of the new firmware update is the addition of Apple HomeKit support for both router models. By adding HomeKit support to the routers, they can now be managed via the Home app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers.

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Google allows users to password-protect their My Activity archive

Google allows users to password-protect their My Activity archive

Many people around the world are very concerned about their online privacy. No one wants others to know what they're doing online because that information can be highly personal, including research into medical conditions and more. When users of Google products, including Android devices, smart speakers, and the Chrome browser to surf the Internet, their activity history is stored on Google servers.

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