The Morning After: Tuesday, November 14th 2017

Latest news


    No PC or base station required.HTC Vive Focus is a standalone VR headset with ‘world-scale’ tracking

    After a couple of teases earlier this year, HTC has finally unveiled its upcoming standalone VR headset at today’s Vive Developer Conference in Beijing. Dubbed the Vive Focus, this all-in-one device features inside-out 6-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) “world-scale” tracking, meaning it doesn’t require external base stations nor sensors, so you can get positional tracking anywhere at any time — even on a train or plane, should you wish to.


    It’s official.Amazon is making a ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV series

    Here’s what we know so far: Amazon’s series “will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring,” and there’s a possibility of a spinoff in the future.


    See Spot jog.Boston Dynamics teases a ‘new’ SpotMini robot

    Now that Boston Dynamics has moved from Google/Alphabet ownership to Softbank, it apparently plans to keep the funky robot concepts coming. The latest is this revised SpotMini robot, a dog-like all-electric helper. All we can see in the teaser clip is its new plastic-looking shell and that it’s missing the arm shown with a previous version. The future is weird.


    ‘LotR’ for free?Amazon may be prepping a free ad-supported video service

    Ad Age sources claim that Amazon is developing a free, ad-supported streaming service as a “complement” to Prime Video, reviving an idea that had surfaced back in 2014. For its part, Amazon says it has “no plans to create a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video.”


    Time to re-evaluate?After half a season, ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is worth paying for

    Is the new Star Trek series worth subscribing to yet another video service? Swapna Krishna was skeptical but now believes the answer, for Trek fans, is yes. The second half of its first season launches January 7th on CBS All Access.


    The buddy system.AT&T and Verizon team up to build hundreds of new cell towers

    Construction on the first towers will begin in early 2018.


    How are the highs and lows?Bose uses Indiegogo to test wireless earbuds for sleep

    There’s a big name behind these crowdfunded ‘sleepbuds.’

    But wait, there’s more…

    The Morning After is a new daily newsletter from Engadget designed to help you fight off FOMO. Who knows what you’ll miss if you don’t Subscribe.

    Craving even more? Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.

    View the original article: https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/14/the-morning-after-tuesday-november-14th-2017/

    Have a suggestion on how we can improve The Morning After? Send us a note.

    In the same category are

    Making magic with the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit That's why I was intrigued by the Harry Potter coding kit developed by Kano. The app forces you to construct each spell with logic-based pieces before...
    The world of ‘Guacamelee! 2’ Over time, as Guacamelee!'s dark sense of humor and playfulness with Mexican culture began catching people's attention, conflicted feelings were brou...
    Samsung Galaxy Book 2 hands-on: A Snapdragon-powered Surface rival But it's not just another Surface wannabe. The Galaxy Book 2 packs a Snapdragon 850 processor that helps it achieve gigabit LTE speeds and last up to ...
    Uber will make more personalized ride recommendations "We think there's a lot to be gained by being a one-stop shop to get somewhere," Nundu Janakiram, Uber's director of product, told TechCrunch. And bet...
    The Morning After: Can anyone trust Facebook? Good to know.RED Hydrogen One graphic outlines the holographic phone's specs RED director Phil Holland published a "tech overview" infographic showin...
    The Morning After: Robot Dance And Twitter's iOS notifications got weird.Outage pulls the plug on YouTube Last night, all of YouTube's services -- including live TV and music -- we...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.