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Sony Spatial Reality Display is aimed at creators

Sony Spatial Reality Display is aimed at creators

Sony Electronics has officially unveiled its new Spatial Reality (SR) Display, which is made using the company's Eye-Sensing Light Field Display. The display was shown off at CES in January and doesn't require a VR headset. Sony says that the display enables creators in various industries to bring their ideas to life in three dimensions.

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Los Angeles City Fire Department unveils robotic firefighting vehicle

Los Angeles City Fire Department unveils robotic firefighting vehicle

The Los Angeles City Fire Department has debuted the first robotic firefighting vehicle in the United States and used it on its first day in service. The robot is made by Textron: Howe & Howe Technologies and is called the Thermite RS3. The robot is compact and has a low center of gravity along with a wide chassis and is classified as an industrial robotic firefighting vehicle.

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Vivo V20 Review: A surprisingly decent throwback

Vivo V20 Review: A surprisingly decent throwback

Smartphones have come a long way in just the past few years alone, rapidly changing in design as well as introducing new, sometimes outlandish features. Almost every smartphone has a gimmick these days in an attempt to stand out from the crowd and it gets harder to think of novel ways to differentiate one model from the next. That's true even for "mid-range" tier phones like Vivo's latest selfie-centric phone, the Vivo V20. But does it have enough to actually make it worth noticing? We dig in to find out.

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OnePlus Watch confirmed to be coming soon

OnePlus Watch confirmed to be coming soon

Almost anyone makes a smartwatch these days. In addition to Wear OS opening the doors for many manufacturers to jump in, others have also tried to pave their own path in the wearable market. We've seen the likes of OPPO and Xiaomi take a stab at this market and it might not be long before OnePlus joins its peers and rivals, finally bringing a product to life that may have been half a decade in the making.

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Vivaldi browser adds a game you can play even when online

Vivaldi browser adds a game you can play even when online

Google Chrome may not be the original but it may be credited for popularizing mini-game Easter Eggs in web browsers. These games were originally intended to appear only when there's no Internet connection, providing some distraction to keep your blood pressure from rising. Their popularity, however, inspired some browser makers to make these pasttimes available at any time and Vivaldi's own new title can be played whether there's an Internet connection or not.

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Oculus Quest 2 Facebook account requirement has a terrible consequence

Oculus Quest 2 Facebook account requirement has a terrible consequence

It was inevitable that Facebook would eventually leave a more tangible mark on its Oculus VR business but it still ruffled some feathers when it was revealed that to even use an Oculus headset, one would need to have a Facebook account. Facebook probably presumed everyone these days has one and that Oculus users, both present and future, also do. That's apparently not the case and now Oculus Quest 2 buyers are left with a temporary paperweight while waiting for their new Facebook accounts to be unblocked after being banned for practically no real reason at all.

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Google Maps to show business and busyness info without having to search

Google Maps to show business and busyness info without having to search

The way we approach businesses, stores, restaurants, and services, has drastically changed over the past months. Beyond simple operating hours, which may have been shortened, people are now warier about the busyness of a particular spot, whether the place is packing lots of people or if it's safe to go there. Having that information before you actually go there has now become more critical than ever before and Google is starting to roll that out to the rest of the world to make sure people get the right info at the right time.

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Google Duplex will call businesses to update their info

Google Duplex will call businesses to update their info

The pandemic has undoubtedly thrown the world's economy into disarray. Businesses that have been able to survive so far had to make adjustments to their hours and procedures. Sometimes, the last thing on these businesses' minds is to update their Google listings which, in turn, makes it actually harder to get customers. To help both groups of people, Google is putting its eerie but helpful Duplex to automate all of that with a simple phone call.

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Google Search can now find songs based on user humming

Google Search can now find songs based on user humming

We've all randomly thought of a song we'd like to hear again if we could remember its title, the artist, or even some lyrics to search for. Google is here to help with this effort by introducing hum support on Google Search, enabling its search engine to hunt for songs based on nothing more than the user humming the part of the song they can remember. In addition to humming, the feature also supports singing and whistling at the app.

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Samsung jabs at Apple over missing iPhone 12 wall charger

Samsung jabs at Apple over missing iPhone 12 wall charger

Apple announced the new iPhone 12 smartphone lineup this week, taking the wraps off its latest flagship, its Pro variant, and all of the new features users can expect. Consumers were quick to latch on to one point, however, which is that Apple isn't including a charging brick (USB wall charger) with the latest lineup. Samsung, as you may have expected, took the opportunity to jab at Apple over this decision.

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Twitter is down on web and mobile and no one knows why

Twitter is down on web and mobile and no one knows why

Popular social media platform Twitter is down for users on both desktop and mobile for reasons that remain unknown at this time. Users began reporting issues with accessing content on the platform earlier today, an outage that is still in place as of 6 PM ET. Though the platform itself loads, Twitter doesn't currently display any content, instead slapping users with a 'Something went wrong' message.

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The OnePlus 8T+ 5G differences end at T-Mobile network lock

The OnePlus 8T+ 5G differences end at T-Mobile network lock

There's a version of the OnePlus 8T available at T-Mobile USA that's different from the OnePlus 8T we've reviewed. The one we've reviewed is called OnePlus 8T, or OnePlus 8T 5G. The T-Mobile version is called OnePlus 8T+ 5G, and it has the same physical hardware as the non-plus version. The difference is in the software.

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