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The Microsoft Lumia 950 Apparently Works With The Samsung DeX

Tyler Lee May 23, 2017

It seems that Samsung and Microsoft share a similar vision in which our smartphones are apparently so powerful that they can essentially be turned into desktop computers. Microsoft tried this with Windows Continuum and Samsung has attempted this with the DeX that was launched with the Galaxy S8/S8+.

Now both systems are separate of each other but it seems that maybe the DeX isn’t as complicated as we thought because in a video posted onto YouTube by “gazcart”, it shows how the Lumia 950 that was launched in 2015 can actually work with the DeX, which was previously thought to be an exclusive to the Galaxy S8 handsets.

We’re not sure if the uploader made any changes or tweaks to get it to work, but basically in the video you see him plug in the Galaxy S8 before swapping it out with the Lumia 950, and from what we can tell it works. There is a chance it could be a fake, but with there being a Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition, perhaps the collaboration ran a bit deeper than we thought, even though there was no promotion surrounding this possible compatibility.

In any case we’re not sure how many Lumia 950 owners out there have bought a Galaxy S8 and a DeX who might want to try it out, but it is still rather interesting all the same.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 Apparently Works With The Samsung DeX , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Singapore Startup Creates Robotic Security Guard With Built-In Drone

Tyler Lee May 23, 2017

Imagine a scenario where the police are chasing after a suspect in a car, but the suspect manages to escape into a place where cars can’t really fit, so what then? According to Singaporean startup Otsaw Digital, you would send a drone after them, because that’s what the company has recently unveiled.

The company has taken the wraps off its O-R3 which is an autonomous security robot that can be used to patrol areas. It also has a built-in drone that will be ideal in situations where the robot will not be able to reach or access due to obstacles. According to Ling Ting Ming, CEO of Otsaw Digital, “[If] you have obstacles on the ground, we can launch a drone that has an aerial view of where the intruder is hiding, maybe on the other side of the wall, on the fence, or the gate, stuff like that.”

In addition to having a drone built into it, the O-R3 will come equipped with a bunch of sensors like 3D LIDAR sensors, GPS, and also tools that can help spot unattended bags and also raise an alarm if those bags are not attended to for five minutes. It will also be able to distinguish between employees of a place and intruders.

For companies who are interested in getting the O-R3 for themselves, the company will be charging them a rental fee of $10,000 a month which is apparently slightly less than what you would pay for four security guards a month in the country.

Singapore Startup Creates Robotic Security Guard With Built-In Drone , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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IKEA Updating Its Smart Lighting System To Be HomeKit Compatible

Tyler Lee May 23, 2017

Earlier this year it was reported that IKEA would be getting into the smart lighting game by launching their own smart lightbulbs. Given that existing solutions out there aren’t exactly cheap, IKEA’s solution should be an affordable answer to homeowners who are looking to outfit their homes with smarter appliances.

Now the good news for Apple users is that according to a report from iPhone-Ticker (via 9to5Mac), it seems that IKEA is updating its current lineup of smart lightbulbs to make them compatible with Apple’s HomeKit system. What this means is that with HomeKit compatibility, users will be able to control the lighting system using the Home app amongst other things.

That’s not all as the report claims that IKEA will also be making their system compatible with other connected platforms, such as Google Home and the Amazon Echo, thus giving users more ways of controlling their home’s lighting system. This is said to be arriving in the summer and that IKEA will retrofit the functionality, meaning that users won’t need to buy a brand new system just to get the features.

For those unfamiliar, the IKEA smart lightbulbs are priced starting from as low as $11.99, this is versus other competing brands such as the Philips Hue which starts at $25.

IKEA Updating Its Smart Lighting System To Be HomeKit Compatible , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Samsung Rumored To Supply OLEDs For The iPhone 9

Tyler Lee May 23, 2017

The iPhone 8 has yet to be officially announced but it seems that we can already get a jump on iPhone 9 related rumors. In a report from The Bell (via PhoneArena) out of Korea, it seems that Apple could already be lining up suppliers for the iPhone 9, and if their report is true, Samsung could be one of them.

The report claims that Apple and Samsung have come to an agreement in which the latter company will be shipping more than 180 million OLED panels for Apple’s 2018 flagship, which is more than double of what Apple is rumored to have ordered from Samsung this year. Given that Apple could potentially be launching more than one OLED iPhone model in 2018, we suppose the increase in shipments makes sense.

There have been reports that claim Apple will make the switch to OLED, and the Apple Watch was actually a good indication of Apple stepping in that direction. However this year Apple is said to be only launching one OLED iPhone model in the form of the iPhone 8, which is also rumored to be a celebration of the iPhone’s 10th anniversary.

Should Apple plan on revamping their entire lineup, it makes sense that they’d want to get their hands on as much supply as possible. Of course you should take this with a grain of salt for now, but if you’d love to see more OLED iPhones, 2018 could be the year to look forward to.

Samsung Rumored To Supply OLEDs For The iPhone 9 , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Tekken 7 PC System Requirements Revealed

Tyler Lee May 23, 2017

Thinking about playing the upcoming Tekken 7 on your PC instead of consoles? If you are, then you might be interested to learn that based on the listing of the game on Steam’s page, the system requirements have been revealed. From what we can tell, they don’t look particularly demanding so unless you have a very, very old rig, you shouldn’t really run into any problems.

Starting with the minimum system requirements, the game will require users to run at least Windows 7 64-bit on their computers. If you’re running XP, we guess there’s a good chance you probably won’t be able to run the game with the rest of your hardware anyway. As for processor, gamers are required to have an Intel Core i3-4160 or better, 6GB of RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or 750 Ti or better, 60GB of storage, and DirectX 11.

For those who want better graphics or frame rates, then the recommended specs might be worth checking out. For starters the processor required will be an Intel Core i5-4690 or better, 8GB of RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or better for a GPU, and the rest of the specs are pretty much the same.

Tekken 7 will be released on the 2nd of June for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Gamers can look forward to the return of several classic characters and more fleshed out story mode.

Tekken 7 PC System Requirements Revealed , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Sony’s PSN Hits 70 Million Monthly Active Users

Tyler Lee May 23, 2017

Companies such as Sony and Microsoft have their own online gaming networks in which PlayStation and Xbox gamers can play multiplayer games (not together). In Sony’s case, it is the PlayStation Network (PSN) which seems to be growing because according to Sony’s latest figures (via VG247), PSN has hit 70 million monthly active users.

This is actually rather impressive especially when you think about the fact that this means at least 70 million players from all around the world are logged into Sony’s PSN and are playing games and chatting with each other on a monthly basis. To give you guys some context, Sony’s PSN is now boasting a higher monthly active user count compared to Microsoft’s Xbox Live.

Earlier this year in January, it was revealed that Xbox Live was playing host to 55 million monthly active users. We’re sure that the number has probably increased since then, although whether or not it has reached PSN levels or even higher remains to be seen, but until we see the official figures, Sony’s PSN is in the lead.

In addition to these figures, it seems that Sony is boasting how its PlayStation Plus service has managed to hit 26.4 million subscribers, up by over 6 million users from the year before.

Sony’s PSN Hits 70 Million Monthly Active Users , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Zack Snyder To Step Down From Justice League Film

Tyler Lee May 23, 2017

We’re sure that many moviegoers and comic book fans are eager to see how DC’s Justice League movie will hold against the competition that is Marvel’s The Avengers. So far DC’s standalone movies haven’t exactly been well-received, although early reviews of Wonder Woman are off to a good start.

That being said, there is some rather unfortunate news as it has been announced that Zack Snyder will be stepping down from his role with the Justice League movie. It seems that this decision came about following Snyder’s daughter, Autumn Snyder, suicide in March earlier this year where she was 20.

So far her death has been kept private and the movie was actually put on hold for two weeks while the family dealt with it. However it seems that the family needs more time to deal with this, hence the decision to step away. According to Snyder, “In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was the way through it.”

“The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all-consuming. And in the last two months, I’ve come to the realization … I’ve decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me. They are all having a hard time. I’m having a hard time.” Taking his place will be Joss Whedon, although Warner Bros. Pictures president Toby Emmerich has stated that Whedon’s will be minimal, and that this was for additional scenes and will not change the direction of the movie.

According to Emmerich, “The directing is minimal and it has to adhere to the style and tone and the template that Zack set, We’re not introducing any new characters. It’s the same characters in some new scenes. He’s handing the baton to Joss, but the course has really been set by Zack. I still believe that despite this tragedy, we’ll still end up with a great movie.” Justice League has been set for a release on the 17th of November, 2017.

Zack Snyder To Step Down From Justice League Film , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Instagram Testing An Archiving Feature For Photos

Tyler Lee May 23, 2017

Image credit – Matt Navarra

More often than not sometimes you might post a photo on Instagram that you might decide to delete later. There are many reasons for this, such as maybe on second thought it doesn’t look as nice as you think, or maybe you’re getting too many flames and trolls, and so on. However if you do decide to bring it back, it basically means starting from scratch again.

However in the future that may no longer be the case. The folks at TechCrunch were recently tipped off to a feature Instagram is testing by Matt Navarra. As you can see in the screenshot above, it seems that Instagram is testing out an archiving feature where users can choose to archive posts instead of deleting them outright.

Archiving a photo does not delete it and users will be able to quickly and easily bring it back at a later date if they choose. Instagram has since confirmed to TechCrunch that this is a feature that they are testing out, but stopped short on stating whether or not this will eventually become a feature that is available to all.

We have to admit that this is actually a rather clever feature and one we wouldn’t mind seeing. We’re not sure who the feature is being tested on, but if you do see it activated for your account, this is what it’s meant for.

Instagram Testing An Archiving Feature For Photos , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Google’s AlphaGo Beats The World’s Number One Go Player

Tyler Lee May 23, 2017

If it isn’t scary enough that robots could soon be taking over our jobs, it seems that computers are now smart enough to beat some of the best humans at their own game. In this case, it looks like Google’s AlphaGo AI has managed to beat the world’s number one Go player, Ke Jie, further cementing just how smart it is.

For those unfamiliar, AlphaGo is based off on Google’s DeepMind AI in which it was created to test its skills against real-life Go players. Back in 2016 it managed to win against legendary Korean champion Lee Se-dol, and while Lee did manage to win one round, AlphaGo ultimately trounced the player.

AlphaGo’s match against Ke Jie was announced last month where the 19-year old Chinese player was considered by many to be the best in the world and ranked number 1 worldwide. What was interesting in this match is that Ke Jie was found to have learnt from AlphaGo’s more unorthodox moves and tried to use it against the AI.

Ultimately AlphaGo won, although it seemed like a pretty close match as the AI won by just half a point. According to DeepMind CEO and co-founder Demis Hassabis, “I think it was a really wonderful game. Huge respect to Ke Jie for playing such a great game and pushing AlphaGo to its limits.” Note that this match is just the first and that the second will be played this Thursday, with the finale taking place on Saturday (both days are based on China time).

Google’s AlphaGo Beats The World’s Number One Go Player , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Nokia And Apple’s Patent Dispute Comes To An End

Tyler Lee May 23, 2017

Towards the end of 2016, Nokia filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in which they claimed that Apple had infringed upon 32 patents that belonged to them. However it looks like whatever beef either company had with each other is gone because the dispute has come to an end with a new licensing agreement.

It should be noted that Nokia’s patent licensing agreement with Apple was previously said to be good until the end of 2016, so we guess it makes sense that they are renewing it now. According to Maria Varsellona, Chief Legal Officer at Nokia, “This is a meaningful agreement between Nokia and Apple. It moves our relationship with Apple from being adversaries in court to business partners working for the benefit of our customers.”

With this new agreement, it is said that Nokia will be providing “certain network infrastructure products and services” to Apple, while Apple has agreed to return health products owned by Nokia to Apple’s retail and online store, which in case you didn’t know are Withings-branded products which Apple promptly removed following Nokia’s lawsuit.

Unsurprisingly the figures involved in the new licensing agreement were not disclosed, but Apple is expected to pay Nokia an upfront cash payment along with additional revenues from the future stemming from the new agreement.

Nokia And Apple’s Patent Dispute Comes To An End , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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