The Morning After: A 5G necklace for VR and AR


In a bid to sidestep the problems of energy, measurement and different technical hurdles of wearable shows, Verizon and Motorola have teamed to create the 5G Neckband. Putting connectivity, processing and battery in a collar might result in lighter and extra comfy heads-up shows (and high-tech glasses).

Inside the pendant, there’s a Snapdragon processor, battery and touchpad, in addition to sensors like a gyroscope, accelerometer, barometer and GPS. “We took a smartphone and exploded it around your neck,” mentioned Vice President of Technology at Verizon, Brian Mecum. No particulars but on pricing and availability.

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Dell’s 34-inch QD-OLED monitor will value $1,299 when it arrives this spring

Cheaper than related OLED displays.


Dell’s Alienware monitor that makes use of Samsung’s quantum dot OLED (QD-OLED) tech will arrive this spring for a surprisingly cheap $1,299. Dell first unveiled the curved, 34-inch gaming show at CES, and whereas that may appear costly for a monitor (and properly, it’s), it’s cheaper than comparable OLED screens on the market. (LG’s 32-inch UltraFine OLED mannequin .)

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Polestar’s Super Bowl advert took jabs at Tesla and VW

The EV maker hopes to steal the highlight from heavyweight rivals.

Volvo’s sibling model aired a 30-second spot for the Polestar 2 throughout Super Bowl 2022 that took some not-so-subtle potshots at rivals and business hypocrisy at giant. The industrial was dominated by “nos:” “no dieselgate,” “no conquering Mars” and “no greenwashing.” In brief, it’s saved the custom of aggressive Super Bowl adverts going for one other year.

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Volta is putting in 1,000 EV fast-charging stations at Walgreens places

The stalls are already accessible at 49 shops, and they will quickly be at greater than 500.

Polestar might be pleased. EV charging community Volta is bringing one other 1,000 DC fast-charging stalls to 500 Walgreens places. It’s a serious growth. The pair began working collectively in 2019, and there are at the moment Volta stations at 49 Walgreens shops. It’s additionally simply the beginning: ​​The Biden administration just lately introduced to enhance EV charging infrastructure throughout the US.

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SpaceX’s first industrial spacewalk is about for this year

The Polaris Program will finish with the primary crewed Starship flight.

Shift4 founder and Inspiration4 chief, Jared Isaacman has unveiled a Polaris Program initiative of “up to” three crewed SpaceX flights. The first, Polaris Dawn, is deliberate for the fourth quarter of 2022 and ought to embrace the primary industrial spacewalk. The effort will ideally finish with the primary human-occupied Starship flight. The program hinges on SpaceX and companions fixing numerous issues. SpaceX is creating spacesuits needed for the spacewalk, and Isaacman’s group hasn’t but determined what number of crew members will step outdoors. Then, there’s the Starship’s personal …

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HP Spectre x360 16 review

A large, lovely convertible laptop computer.


Musing on a convertible PC? HP’s x360 16 has every thing you’d need in a big-screen convertible pocket book. It’s quick, with a stunning display screen and top-of-the-line keyboards on the market. Just surrender on the dream of utilizing it as a pill, although. While it’s beautiful, it’s additionally… large.

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