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U.S. DOJ indicts Huawei for racketeering and stealing trade secrets

Huawei is also being dinged for allegedly trading with North Korea and Iran.

What you need to know Huawei has been indicted for racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets by the U.S. DOJ. The firm reportedly offered bonuses for employees who could steal secrets from competitors. This marks a significant escalation in the U.S. government’s campaign against the Chinese firm.

The U.S. Department of Justice today charged the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and its subsidiaries with  [Read More…]

Every tech business should have a .tech domain extension—here’s why

It’s hard to imagine, but the era of the dot com boom has been over for a good while. And yet, big companies continue to shell out huge sums for even the most obscure .com domains while the vast majority of startups settle for awkward variations on their brand for a website name.

And why? Conditioning, mostly. Businesses flock toward .com and .net extensions because they’ve always been there. But they’re far from the best option anymore, especially  [Read More…]

Fi Dog Collar review

Personal trackers are a hot commodity in the world of tech gadgets these days. There are numerous options available today, from fitness trackers for physical activity to cards for tracking wallets and backpack. One market segment that seems to be heating up is pet trackers and one brand jockeying for attention is Fi.

We were sent one of Fi’s collars for tracking your dog’s walks and activity. Here’s our thoughts and impressions of the wearable for canines.

Design

The overall  [Read More…]

Top 8 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra features and updates

Samsung officially launched the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, along with its other flagship devices including the S20, S20 Plus, and the foldable phone, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event held on Tuesday, the 11th of February.

All the devices would go on sale from March 6th and while at first glance they look pretty similar to the predecessors, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is actually packed with a ton of new features and innovative updates that  [Read More…]

Google’s Area 120 launches GameSnacks to bring games to developing markets

The web portal allows users to play via desktop, Android, and iOS.

What you need to know Google’s Area 120 incubator has a new project called GameSnacks. The goal of GameSnacks is to create a quick and easily accessible way for users in emerging markets to play casual games. The games are compressed and optimized, allowing them to run on devices with 1GB of RAM and load quickly even over 3G networks.

Google’s in-house Area 120 incubator  [Read More…]

Devil May Cry 5 has sold over 3.1 million copies

Capcom’s big franchises just keep on climbing in sales.

What you need to know Capcom has released updates sales figures for its big franchises. Devil May Cry 5 has sold over 3.1 million copies. Resident Evil 2 has sold over 5.8 million copies and is currently selling faster than Resident Evil 7.

Devil May Cry 5 arrived in bombastic style almost a year ago and while it hasn’t sold quite as well as some of Capcom’s other  [Read More…]

Dive into the Nioh 2 Last Chance Trial on February 28

Enter the realm of the Yokai and carry over your character into the full game with this one last demo.

What you need to know There’s one last demo coming for Nioh 2, in the form of the Last Chance Trial. Players will be able to carry over their character (but not their progress) into the full game. Nioh 2 is set to release on March 13, 2020. You can preorder Nioh 2 for PlayStation 4 on  [Read More…]

Is the Oculus Quest the best option for VR in a wheelchair?

Best answer: Depending on your level of mobility, yes. The Quest has plenty of experiences with a seated mode option, and the lack of wires allows wheelchair users to play without any problematic upkeep. Yet, Oculus lacks an accessible-height option in Steam VR. Users with limited motion may find moving around the room or using Touch controllers more difficult than a simpler device with 3DoF (head tilting only) tracking like on the Go.

No wires, no problem:  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S20 Ultra and Z Flip both cost $1400 — which one should you get?

Latest specs Galaxy S20 Ultra

From $ 1,400 at Samsung

Pros Latest Qualcomm processor 120Hz display More impressive camera system Huge 5,000 mAh battery Supports 5G networks Cons Same old smartphone form factor Might be too big for some

The Galaxy S20 Ultra may not be as flashy as its Z Flip cousin, but when looking at all of its core components, it’s actually the more impressive device. You get Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 865 processor with  [Read More…]

How to improve hand tracking on the Oculus Quest

The Oculus Quest recently gained preview support for hand tracking. The feature allows you to navigate menus and even play some games with nothing but your hands. It’s a new and exciting feature for the Oculus Quest, but it’s still in its early stages and doesn’t always work. There are a few things you can do to help get the best hand tracking experience.

Products used in this guide Standalone VR: Oculus Quest ($ 400 at Best Buy)  [Read More…]