Facebook thinks AI can replace expensive dual-camera phones

Facebook thinks AI can replace expensive dual-camera phones

Dual cameras are becoming a must-have feature on today's top-tier smartphones - to the point that their absence is one of a few big complaints about the Galaxy S8 - but Facebook is looking to replace one of their most common uses with AI. At F8 2017 today, the social network's annual developer conference, Facebook showed off one of its potential implementations of artificial intelligence. While smart computers may most commonly be associated with Facebook's work on bots, in fact the applications are far broader.

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Facebook Surround 360 cameras x6 and x24: traveling without moving

Facebook Surround 360 cameras x6 and x24: traveling without moving

Two new cameras have been announced by Facebook - two cameras that look very much like spherical ball cameras we've seen in the recent past. These devices are the Facebook Surround 360 x24 and the Surround 360 x6. The larger device is extremely similar to the camera Facebook showed at F8 in 2016 - save the shape, of course. The smaller device is brand new, made to be sold to the wider public, with a much smaller and more manageable industrial design.

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Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop, but get ready to shell out

Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop, but get ready to shell out

If you're still having problems finding a Nintendo Switch, we've got some good news and some bad news for you. The good news is that they're back in stock at GameStop. The bad news is that you'll have to shell out a lot of dough to take one home.

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Giroptic iO 360-camera gets Android version at F8 2017

Giroptic iO 360-camera gets Android version at F8 2017

Facebook's F8 2017 is all about 360-degree content, live streaming, and VR, and Giroptic is getting into the action with an Android update for its iO 360 camera. Launched late last year, the plug-in 360-degree camera accessory was initially only compatible with iPhone and iPad. Today, that's been expanded to a long list of Android devices too.

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LaCie 2big Dock detailed with Thunderbolt 3, SD Card, CF Card ports

LaCie 2big Dock detailed with Thunderbolt 3, SD Card, CF Card ports

The LaCie 2big Dock is entirely massive - not necessarily big physically by everyone's standards, but big in its capability to handle big jobs. It's made with "up to 20TB of internal storage" and connects to a wide variety of media to store data in a big way. Inside are Seagate IronWolf Pro enterprise-class drives and RAID optimization as well as a LaCie RAID Manager.

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This new laser scanner could make self-driving cars actually affordable

This new laser scanner could make self-driving cars actually affordable

The path to self-driving cars just promised to get a whole lot more affordable, with one of the biggest expenses in autonomous hardware potentially dropping exponentially. A new sensor from Velodyne LIDAR should not only be a fraction of the price of current laser range-finders, but also blend much more readily into the bodywork of cars and other vehicles.

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Leaked iPhone 8 schematics tease new sort of metal bezel

Leaked iPhone 8 schematics tease new sort of metal bezel

The next iPhone has been the topic of some intense speculation, but assuming a new leak is real, we may be able to put some of that speculation to rest. A new schematic that shows the rear panel of what could be the next iPhone has leaked out, and even though it's just a single image, it tells us a lot.

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New Sony A9 camera revealed [with sample photos]

New Sony A9 camera revealed [with sample photos]

This morning Sony showed off a new flagship 24-megapixel camera in the Sony A9, able to shoot photos very, very fast. This camera is able to shoot up to 20 frames per second with no blackout - that's intense. It's also able to capture at 1/32,000 of a second with vibration-free shooting using "Silent Shooting." This is also the first full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral Memory "for 20x faster data readout speed" according to Sony.

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Logitech launches G413 mechanical gaming keyboard

Logitech launches G413 mechanical gaming keyboard

Logitech has revealed a new mechanical keyboard for gamers, and while it may not be an RGB device, it still seems like a solid piece of hardware. We mean that quite literally too: the G413 mechanical gaming keyboard features a brushed aluminum frame, putting it a step above other keyboards made out of plastic. If you happen to be a button masher, this might just be the keyboard for you.

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SNES Classic reportedly in the works (because of course it is)

SNES Classic reportedly in the works (because of course it is)

Nintendo has been in the news a lot lately for its rather wacky decision to cancel the popular NES Classic Edition. Thus far, Nintendo hasn't given an exact reason for this decision, only saying that the NES Classic was never intended to be a long-running product. Today, though, we're hearing a rather interesting rumor that could have something to do with the demise of the NES Classic: Nintendo may want to make way for an incoming SNES Classic Edition.

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Razer Hammerhead line gets Bluetooth, Lightning in-ear headsets

Razer Hammerhead line gets Bluetooth, Lightning in-ear headsets

Gamers, especially hardcore ones, are a very picky bunch. Everything has to be absolutely or at least near perfect. And that isn't limited to graphics only. It also extends to the audio experience, something that Razer knows only too well. Now the gaming brand is bringing some of that audio expertise to mobile. With the new wireless Hammerhead BT and the wired Hammerhead for iOS, smartphone users of any platform will be able to enjoy Razer's brand of audio quality, be it for gaming, music, or even just phone calls.

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Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook arrives with durable design and 360-degree hinge

Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook arrives with durable design and 360-degree hinge

Lenovo has announced the new Flex 11, a 2-in-1 Chromebook with a 360-degree hinge that allows the display to fold all the way back or at any angle in-between. This particular model, as its name suggests, sports an 11.6-inch display, as well as a durable design thanks to its drop-resistant construction. According to Lenovo, this Chromebook can handle accidental drink spills, drops from heights up to 2.4ft, and more.

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