Samsung to replace plastic with paper; phone chargers will now get...

Under the company’s sustainability policy, Samsung plans to minimize and replace packaging with environmentally sustainable materials Samsung Electronics announced today that the company will start taking steps this year to replace plastic packaging materials with paper and other environmentally sustainable elements.   From the first half of 2019, the packaging used currently for Samsung’s products…

This standing desk with a built-in PC is the workstation of...

The ideal workstation depends on who you ask, and whether that person prefers more monitors or just one and just how much clutter they’re comfortable with. But the closest approximation to most modern office workers’ dream workstation is probably the Cemtrex SmartDesk, an absurdly over-featured, three-monitor adjustable standing desk with a built-in Windows PC and…

Sony’s 2019 smartphone lineup leaked ahead of Feb 25th launch –...

Sony is holding a Mobile World Congress press event on February 25th. But pictures of the company’s upcoming phones have been leaking for a little while, and now the folks at 91Mobiles seem to have obtained details about four of the company’s new phones. Expect a slightly revamped design, a new naming scheme, and a…

Wargroove pushed back to early 2019

Chucklefish's turn-based strategy game Wargroove—described by Samuel as a "fiercely competitive Advance Wars successor" after his hands-on last year—will no longer be out this year as planned, and will instead be released in early 2019, the developer has announced. The delay will "allow us to provide players with a really robust package when the big…

Facebook quietly launches a TikTok competitor app called Lasso

Facebook has quietly released an app called Lasso that lets users create fun, short videos designed to compete with TikTok, the viral 15-second video app that recently merged with Musical.ly. Lasso is Facebook’s latest bid to win over teens, which the large social media platform has lost its hold over. In 2018, only half of…

Smart glasses company North lays off 150 employees – The Verge

North, the company behind the Focals smart glasses, laid off 150 employees yesterday. The company employed “over 400 people,” according to North’s website, which suggests that this is a substantial portion of the company’s workforce. North launched its smart glasses, which use a laser to project a display in front of wearers’ eyes, in January.…

GameStop Germany lists Spyro Reignited Trilogy for Switch – Gematsu

GameStop Germany lists Spyro Reignited Trilogy for Switch Announcement on the way? GameStop Germany has listed Spyro Reignited Trilogy for Switch. It will launch on August 16, according to the listing. Spyro Reignited Trilogy first launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 13, 2018. When it was first announced earlier in the year,…

Battlefield 5’s time-to-kill will be fixed, but not just yet –...

Battlefield 5’s fast-paced combat is perhaps a bit too fast-paced. Developers at EA DICE yesterday acknowledged the hottest topic facing the game since its Nov. 20 launch — that the time to kill (TTK) and time to death (TTD) are too damn low. That will be fixed, adjusted, rebalanced or whatever you want to call…

Ranked: The 10 best games of 2018 – Moneyweb.co.za

From big-budget, open-world games to retro 2D platformers, 2018 was another great year for videogames. Sony had an exceptional year, with its worldwide studios launching a string of blockbusters for the PS4; Rockstar released its first game designed specifically for this console generation; and a handful of games started to bring the potential of virtual reality…

Google Is Clearing the Air of Foul AI With Its Stab...

Photo: Sam Rutherford (Gizmodo) Last year was a rough one on AI’s public profile, and rightfully so. Major programs powered by machine learning, like Amazon’s recruiting software, were revealed to be biased against women. Others were dangerously ill-conceived, like Predictim’s babysitter-vetting algorithm. Even some of the biggest tech companies themselves stood up and said, look,…

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