Facebook Oculus Quest is driving virtual reality sales

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VR is starting to attract people’s attention to a growing degree primarily due to this one gadget. Virtual reality has always had appeal, but the sales haven’t reflected this draw until Facebook Oculus Quest recently started driving things forward. This technology still has a futuristic and science fiction feeling for most average consumers. VR devices have been available to consumers since about 2016. Since then, the numbers have been disappointing at best. That said, new figures are indicating that Facebook Oculus Quest may be sending sales in a new and…

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China’s Huawei smartphones are now built without US parts

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The Chinese telecom giant has managed to source formerly American components from elsewhere. After having been blacklisted in the United States, Huawei smartphones – which used to be built with a number of U.S. made components, are now being manufactured with parts sourced elsewhere. The Chinese telecom giant has managed to replace its American made components in order to create its popular devices without anything made in the United States. A recent analysis has shown that the new devices are already being manufactured by the company. The analysis was conducted…

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Elon Musk wants to ‘solve” autism with AI brain chips

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The Tesla and SpaceX CEO feels he can use this technology for schizophrenia and autism. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, recently spoke on the “Artificial Intelligence” podcast, discussing his intentions to “solve” autism and schizophrenia through the use of AI brain chips. Musk spoke with Lex Fridman about Musk’s Neuralink neural-technology company. According to Musk, his hope is to be able to imbed AI brain chips into human brains in order to correct the core issues that lead to those mental health conditions. Musk stated that he believes…

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Innovative EEG wearable device wins Cool Idea Award

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The nūrio EEG is the world’s smallest wearable device designed for consumers. An innovative EEG wearable device called nūrio has been selected by Protolabs as the latest Cool Idea Award winner for innovation in consumer technology. The gadget, developed by nūrio, is the smallest wearable consumer EEG device in the world and provides users with the capability of visualizing mental activity though corresponding app and control IoT devices using brain waves. No voice commands are required. The EEG wearable device is about the same size as a headphone and has…

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Google wearables to get a boost with the acquisition of Fitbit

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Internet and tech giant Google has agreed to acquire the popular fitness tracker brand. The Google wearables business is about to get a lot more interesting as the company has announced in a recent blog post that it has agreed to purchase Fitbit. Google will reportedly buy the leading wearables brand for $2.1 billion. The company wants to introduce more Made by Google wearable devices into the market. Over the years, Google has made progress in the wearables sector with the help of partnerships with Wear OS and Google Fit.…

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