Hardware

Facebook said to be working on dedicated video chat device
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 Facebook is reportedly working on dedicated video chat hardware, per a new report by Bloomberg. The device is said to be the inaugural major product from Facebook’s hardware-focused Building 8 product development [...]
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Google Glass is back with hardware focused on the enterprise
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 Google Glass arguably always only made sense as an enterprise-focused product, but now it’s officially back and customized for those applications, with Glass Enterprise Edition (EE). The wearable head-mounted disp [...]
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Take a first look at the Xbox One X hardware up close
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 Microsoft revealed the Xbox One X to the world today, proving that it thinks X is just the best letter. The new console is mostly an Xbox One, but with 4K HDR output capabilities and Dolby Atmos surround sound on board. [...]
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Google now lets hardware developers tinker with its Assistant
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 Google has long said that it wants to open up its Assistant to a broader ecosystem of hardware companies and developers. Today it’s taking a major step in this direction with the launch of the Google Assistant SDK [...]
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Talking fiber, drones and open-source hardware with Facebook’s Yael Maguire
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 Facebook has been putting lots of resources into improving internet connectivity in rural areas. That may seem like a distraction for the social networking giant, but Facebook takes its mission to connect people pretty [...]
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Facebook hires Apple veteran to lead virtual reality hardware efforts at Oculus
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 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants the company to own the future of virtual reality, and in the short term that means putting a lot of VR headsets on a lot of faces. Even for a company with nearly 2 billion monthly ac [...]
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Microsoft lets companies lease the Surface Hub
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 Last summer, Microsoft announced Surface as a Service, an alliterative program aimed and introducing Surface hardware into the enterprise through a lease that also involved subscriptions to services like Office 356 and [...]
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Facebook’s secretive hardware team signs rapid collaboration deal with 17 universities
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 Facebook’s shadowy Building 8 research team needs help from academia to invent futuristic hardware. But today’s pace of innovation doesn’t allow for the standard 9-12 month turnaround time it takes uni [...]
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This new development kit makes it easier to get started with Alexa hardware design
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 Building hardware with Alexa included is likely a smart way to go, given interest in Amazon’s voice assistant, but it’s also hard to do well. Consumer electronics industry supplier Conexant is looking to mak [...]
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