This App Will Bring Imessage To Windows And Android

This App Will Bring iMessage To Windows And Android

It used to be that back in the day, platform-exclusive messaging apps were a thing. For example, BlackBerry Messenger used to be so popular that people would actually buy BlackBerry phones just to use it. These days, the focus is more on cross-platform compatibility.

However, there are still some holdouts, such as Apple’s iMessage which is still exclusive to Apple’s iOS and macOS devices. However, thanks to the work of Eric Migicovsky, the CEO and founder of the Pebble smartwatch, he has since created a new app called Beeper that will bring iMessage to multiple platforms.

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Nikon Will Focus On Mirrorless Cameras For The Time Being

Nikon Will Focus On Mirrorless Cameras For The Time Being

Unlike Sony, who are known for their mirrorless cameras, Nikon is known more for their DSLRs. However, the company is hoping to catch up in the mirrorless market segment, so much so that the company has recently stated that for the time being, their focus will be mostly on their mirrorless camera lineup.

So what does this mean? For those who love Nikon’s DSLR cameras and are hoping to see some new products or new innovations in that area, it would seem that you might have to wait. The comments made by Nikon indicate that the company would be prioritizing their mirrorless cameras first before they turn their attention back to their DSLRs.

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Uk Scalper Group Boasts They Secured Another 2,000 Ps5 Units

UK Scalper Group Boasts They Secured Another 2,000 PS5 Units

As Sony is trying to ramp up production of its PS5 console, it seems that scalpers are continuing to take advantage of the shortage in consoles, which we suppose was something that they had a hand in, at least in part. According to a recent tweet by Carnage, a scalper group based in the UK, they have boasted that they have secured an additional 2,000 units of the PS5.

They also claimed that it has been extremely easy, despite the fact that Sony and retailers have put in measures to try and combat bots and scalpers. The concept of scalping isn’t new, although it seems to be a particularly huge problem with the PS5 and the Xbox Series X. Recent estimates have suggested that to date, scalpers have made over $50 million from their efforts, which is really amazing when you think about it.

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Panasonic's Vr Glasses Gives Off Steampunk Vibes

Panasonic's VR Glasses Gives Off Steampunk Vibes

There are several VR headsets in the market at the moment, but for the most part, a lot of them are really bulky. To help combat this, Panasonic has actually been developing their own pair of VR glasses that are designed to look like glasses. According to the company, the idea is that this will make it more lightweight than current designs, and will also make it easier to put on and take on.

The company actually unveiled the device back in CES 2020, but it seems that for this year, they are back with an improved version of it, although unfortunately due to CES 2021 not being held in person, we haven’t gotten a chance to see it for ourselves. However, the folks at AVWatch in Japan were invited to a special hands-on event where they got to try it out.

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Nintendo Unveils A Super Mario Themed Nintendo Switch Console

Nintendo Unveils A Super Mario Themed Nintendo Switch Console

If there is one thing to love about the Nintendo Switch is the various customization options that  users have when it comes to colors. If you’ve yet to hop on board the Switch bandwagon or maybe you don’t mind getting another one, then you might be interested to learn that Nintendo has since unveiled a new Mario themed Switch in red and blue.

This is obviously themed after the clothes that Mario wears, which is colored in red and blue, and we have to say that this is probably one of the best themed Switches we’ve seen in a while. The color combinations are striking and it also seems that Nintendo will also be selling a red and blue case for the Switch as well.

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Tcl 20 5g And Tcl 20 Se: Two High - Value Android Phones

TCL 20 5G and TCL 20 SE: Two High-Value Android Phones

TCL has been making some inroads in the smartphone market. Their TCL 10 Series now retails at Verizon, with the TCL 10 5G being the most affordable 5G handset there, along with the most exciting camera hardware under $400, according to our Uber HW Camera ranking.

At CES 2021, TCL released the TCL 20 5G, their next-generation affordable 5G phone, destined to reinforce TCL’s position in that space further.

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Sony Announces New Bravia Tvs With Cognitive Processor Xr

Sony Announces New Bravia TVs With Cognitive Processor XR

When we think of smart TVs, we think of TVs that come with features like the ability to support apps, streaming services, and more. However, it seems that Sony is really trying to redefine what we know as a smart TV because ahead of CES 2021, the company has announced a new lineup of Bravia TVs that will be powered by Sony’s Cognitive Processor XR.

According to Sony, “Cognitive Processor XR, powered by cognitive intelligence, divides the screen into numerous zones and detects where the “focal point” is in the picture. While conventional Artificial Intelligence (AI) can only detect and analyze picture elements like color, contrast and detail individually, the new processor can cross-analyze an array of elements at once, just as our brains do.”

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Canon Patents A Gimbal With An Interchangeable Lens System

Canon Patents A Gimbal With An Interchangeable Lens System

There are many gimbals in the market today, and for the most part, they’re sold separately from the camera. This means that you would need to own a camera to really take advantage of it. However, DJI did try to create an all-in-one solution with the Osmo Pocket, and it looks like Canon wants to do something similar as well.

According to a report from Canon News, they have discovered a patent filed by Canon that revealed that the company could be working on a gimbal with a built-in camera. However, Canon isn’t just looking to make a Osmo Pocket copycat, but rather it seems that the company wants to take things further by introducing an interchangeable lens system to the game.

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Nintendo Rolls Out A Hospital - Friendly Console

Nintendo Rolls Out A Hospital-Friendly Console

For those unfamiliar, the Starlight Nintendo console was actually rolled out back in 2019 where it was initially available at the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, Washington, but now it seems that Nintendo will be expanding on its availability to more locations around the US.

This isn’t a new console per se, but rather it’s based on the Nintendo Switch, with some slight modifications to help make them easier to move around a hospital setting and go from room to room.

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Seasonal Greetings From Xperia Blog

Seasonal Greetings from Xperia Blog

We wanted to wish all of our readers a wonderful and restful break over Christmas and New Year. Those interested in Xperia smartphones seem to be a smaller and smaller crowd each year, but we'll still keep kicking around for those that still love Sony's offerings, and wants to keep abreast of key news.

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Toyota Unveils Their E - Palette Self - Driving Shuttles

Toyota Unveils Their e-Palette Self-Driving Shuttles

These are like mini buses that can fetch as many as 20 passengers at a time. They are transparent and relatively empty on the inside, although seats can be folded up to make more space, or folded down when necessary. According to Toyota, one of the goals was to create just-in-time mobility services where the shuttles can be quickly deployed whenever they are needed.

According to Keiji Yamamoto, President of Toyota’s Connected Company, “As per the Toyota Philosophy that President Akio Toyoda introduced at our recent financial results announcement, we see our vision as “Creating Mobility for All” and believe that every person working at Toyota should take action that delivers happiness to mankind in line with our mission of Producing Happiness for All. One of the platforms for executing these actions is the e-Palette. With the addition of an operations management system, the evolved e-Palette will be refined and will grow with the never-finished, ever-growing Woven City.”

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Nintendo Switch Games Successfully Emulated On M1 Macs

Nintendo Switch Games Successfully Emulated On M1 Macs

The Nintendo Switch is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra chipset, which unlike Intel processors, is based on the ARM architecture. This means, at least in theory, that games playable on the Switch should also be playable on other ARM-based devices, like Apple’s new M1 Mac computers, right?

Yup, that would be correct because according to developer Sera Tonin Brocious, it seems that she has successfully managed to emulate Switch games on an M1 Mac computer. Now before you get too excited, first of all this is by no means an official method of running Switch games, and we’re sure that Nintendo probably won’t be too pleased with the idea.

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Xperia 5 Ii Gets December 2020 Security Patches + Xperia 1/5 Too

Xperia 5 II gets December 2020 security patches + Xperia 1/5 too

Sony is now rolling out December 2020 security patches to a number of its premium models including the Xperia 5 II, Xperia 1 and Xperia 5. The Xperia 5 II is seeing an update mainly to version 58.0.A.28.51, although there is another build version (58.0.A.28.60) that has been released in Asia. Both have December 2020 security patches.

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Sony Removes Cyberpunk 2077 From The Playstation Store

Sony Removes Cyberpunk 2077 From The PlayStation Store

The previous report shared anecdotal reports of Sony issuing refunds for the game, but the company has now posted on its website that they will be officially refunding gamers who request for it. According to Sony, “SIE strives to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction, therefore we will begin to offer a full refund for all gamers who have purchased Cyberpunk 2077 via PlayStation Store and want a refund at this time.  SIE will also be removing Cyberpunk 2077 from PlayStation Store until further notice.”

For those unfamiliar with why the game is being removed, basically it appears that the console version of the game is chock full of bugs and performance issues. Gamers are reporting that they are getting terrible framerates where it can drop to as low as 15 fps. There are also other bugs that affect the game overall, like UI issues and whatnot.

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