Tag Archive: Announces


MediaTek announces the Dimensity 820 SoC

MediaTek continues to build for affordable flagships.

What you need to know MediaTek today announced the new Dimensity 820 SoC. It’s the first of its 800-series, bringing 5G to affordable flagships. The chip supports sub-6GHz carriers in Asia, Europe, and North America.

5G phones are expensive, and chips like the Snapdragon 865 are a big reason for that. But Qualcomm’s not the only name in the game, and Mediatek is one competitor building 5G capable SoCs, driving  [Read More…]

Geoff Keighley announces Summer Game Fest, 4 months of news and more

E3 isn’t happening but that doesn’t mean we won’t have a summer of gaming news.

What you need to know Geoff Keighley is the host of multiple game events like Opening Night Live at Gamescom and the Game Awards. E3 2020 and other physical events have been canceled due to the ongoing global pandemic. Today, Keighley has announced Summer Game Fest, a four month event bringing news, digital showcases and more.

Geoff Keighley, host of the Game  [Read More…]

PlayStation announces $10 million for indie devs affected by COVID-19

PlayStation is moving to help indie devs and give players some comfort right now.

What you need to know PlayStation has announced the Play at Home initiative. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey will be free for players to grab soon. PlayStation is also bringing a $ 10 million fund for indie developers impacted by the spread of COVID-19.

While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is impacting many across the video game industry, one major publisher is  [Read More…]

Netflix announces $100 million coronavirus fund

“This community has supported Netflix through the good times, and we want to help them through these hard times…”

What you need to know Netflix has announced it has set up a $ 100 million fund amidst the coronavirus outbreak. The money will go towards “hardship in the creative community”. Much of this money will go to workers on its own productions, but at least $ 15 million will go to third parties and non-profits.

Netflix has  [Read More…]

HBO announces The Last of Us TV series with game writer on board

Joel and Ellie’s travels are being revisited on HBO.

What you need to know An exclusive report from THR reveals that a TV show for The Last of Us is in development at HBO. The show will be co-written by Chernobyl writer Craig Mazin and Naught Dog director Neil Druckmann. The show will be an adaption of the events of the first game.

Updated March 25, 2020 : IGN has confirmed that this project replaces the  [Read More…]

MediaTek announces Helio G70 and G80 chipsets for affordable gaming phones

They will soon appear in budget gaming phones in the Indian market.

What you need to know MediaTek has announced two new mid-range gaming-focused mobile chipsets – Helio G70 and Helio G80. Both new chipsets are built on a 12nm process and come with an ARM Mali-G52 class GPU running at up to 950 MHz. They use a pair of ARM Cortex-A75 CPUs, along with six Cortex-A55 cores.

In July last year, Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek introduced its  [Read More…]

Sony announces new 8K LED and 4K OLED TVs

They come with advanced picture quality and sound capabilities!

What you need to know Sony has announced new 8K and 4K televisions. The new Z8H is an 8K LED in 85 and 75-inch models. There are also new OLED models and 4K LEDs too.

Sony has announced its new 8K LED TVs at CES 2020, as well as new 4K TVs in both OLED and LED.

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Sony Electronics Inc. today announced new Z8H  [Read More…]

Weber announces Smart Grilling Hub at CES 2020 for smarter cookouts

Due out early 2020 for $ 129.99 in the U.S.

What you need to know The Smart Grilling Hub comes with the hub and two temperature probes to monitor your food doneness. You’ll be able to get notifications for readiness, when you need to flip, and remaining cook time. There will also be cooking tips and tricks from grilling experts within the app.

Weber is one of the most well-known grill makers around, mostly for its charcoal  [Read More…]

Ring announces gate access control and smart light bulbs at CES 2020

Ring Access Controller Pro is available now, and the new LED lighting solutions will be available April 1.

What you need to know Ring Access Controller Pro allows you to remotely view a locked gate and unlock it to allow entrance. The Ring Access Controller Pro is also part of the Key by Amazon program to allow in-gate deliveries. The LED lights are available in both a typical screw-in powered bulb as well as solar-powered, each offering  [Read More…]

Withings announces new ScanWatch with AFib and sleep apnea detection

It’s expected to launch in Q2 2020.

What you need to know A 30-second ECG reading can be taken via the three built-in electrodes on the watch. An Sp02 sensor on the watch will track your oxygen saturation levels while you sleep to help detect sleep apnea. The new ScanWatch is due out in Q2 2020, pending CE and FDA clearance.

Withings, known for its connected health products and analog-style smartwatches, is back with a new watch  [Read More…]