Galaxy S20 Ultra camera update promised but timeline still unknown

Galaxy S20 Ultra camera update promised but timeline still unknown

Of the three new smartphones it unveiled, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is arguably Samsung's favorite. It is the one that has the most features and the highest specs and, naturally, comes with the highest price tag. Given all that, you wouldn't be blamed for expecting it to be the best but, as is common in real-life, imperfections known as bugs do creep in. Fortunately, Samsung says it is on top of things and will be working on an update to fix one area that is giving some early owners and testers some heartache. Unfortunately, it isn't exactly saying when.

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2021 VW Golf GTI official: New hot hatch icon brings a GTE hybrid too

2021 VW Golf GTI official: New hot hatch icon brings a GTE hybrid too

Volkswagen has revealed the new 2021 VW Golf GTI, the latest generation of the iconic hot hatch, and it's bringing an electrified friend along for the ride. Set to make its full debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2020, the new Golf GTI and the 2021 Golf GTE hybrid promise lashings of tech to go along with their enthusiast-focused tuning.

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Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8 won’t be getting Android 10

Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8 won’t be getting Android 10

Samsung has definitely gotten better at pushing out timely updates, at least to its still-supported phones but it's no Essential and will never really be one. It's definitely not going to start indulging owners of its older smartphones, including older flagships, especially when there's more to be gained by focusing on the current lineup. That's why it shouldn't really be a surprise that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 won't be getting any major Android updates anymore, no matter what some customer support representative says.

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Marijuana compound may be a powerful treatment against MRSA

Marijuana compound may be a powerful treatment against MRSA

A non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis ("marijuana") may work as well as a 'powerful antibiotic' in treating Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as MRSA. The discovery comes amid the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which is difficult to treat and potentially deadly. The findings join the recent discovery of a new antibiotic compound made by artificial intelligence earlier this month.

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Netflix teams with six Japanese creators for original anime shows

Netflix teams with six Japanese creators for original anime shows

Netflix has teamed up with several Japanese creators as part of its plan to launch original anime programming in the future. Netflix announced the new deal on Tuesday, explaining that it has tapped screenwriters, manga artists, novelists, and others as part of this new deal. New content created by these partners will join Netflix's growing body of original anime works.

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OPPO Watch curved screen mystery unraveling: Who made this?

OPPO Watch curved screen mystery unraveling: Who made this?

Today new imagery leaked of the unreleased (and still largely unrevealed) OPPO Watch. This watch was first leaked with imagery that looked a whole lot like an Apple Watch. Then we saw a slightly different angle - courtesy of Brian Shen, Vice President and President of Global Marketing for OPPO - and the term "game changer." He referred then to the "curved screen and 3D glass" that was, with the watch, forthcoming. Today we get another view.

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NASA says final Orion spacecraft ACM motor test was a success

NASA says final Orion spacecraft ACM motor test was a success

On Tuesday, NASA conducted the final test of the Orion spacecraft's attitude control motor (ACM) created by Northrop Grumman. The space agency declared this test a 'spectacular success,' explaining that the evaluation was conducted at a facility in Maryland. The motor is a vital component in the upcoming Artemis space missions.

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San Francisco declared coronavirus state of emergency as a precaution

San Francisco declared coronavirus state of emergency as a precaution

San Francisco has declared a state of emergency over the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, but that doesn't mean quite what you think it does. The declaration was made in anticipation of future troubles related to the virus, not due to a present outbreak in the region, the city's mayor noted during a press conference on Tuesday. San Francisco is the latest region in California to declare a state of emergency over this outbreak.

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Eero just added Apple HomeKit support

Eero just added Apple HomeKit support

Eero today announced that it has added Apple HomeKit support to its lineup of routers. The idea of flipping the switch on HomeKit support is to make IoT setups more secure, but of course, there's also the benefit of being able to control your router through the Apple Home app. Support is rolling out today, with Eero putting together a multi-part post on its help site to guide people through the set up process.

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Facebook acquires VR gaming studio Sanzaru Games

Facebook acquires VR gaming studio Sanzaru Games

Sanzaru Games, a California-based video game development company, has been acquired by Facebook, the company announced on Wednesday. The studio has produced a number of games over the past decade, the most recent examples including Spyro 3 Reignited and Asgard's Wrath. The studio will be tasked with developing new games for Facebook's Oculus VR gaming platform.

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Smithsonian Open Access initiative releases loads of 3D models to public domain

Smithsonian Open Access initiative releases loads of 3D models to public domain

Who loves public domain access to tons of historically significant and utterly beautiful contend... now in 3D? With the internationally recognized Creative Commons Zero (CCO) license in effect, The Smithsonian launched their Open Access initiative this week to the public for the first time. This system's launch included approximately 2.8 million 2D images and 3D models, rolling the lot directly into the public domain for all to enjoy - and use!

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Tempo smart home gym combines weightlifting and machine vision

Tempo smart home gym combines weightlifting and machine vision

Yet another smart home gym has been announced, this one called Tempo. With a schedule to start shipping later this summer, Tempo will offer buyers a large home weightlifting system that includes a 42-inch display and machine learning. Users can expect a variety of workouts, as well as mobility and strength training. All of this is combined with 3D motion sensors and more.

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