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The Morning After: Robot dog maker Boston Dynamics has a new owner

If you haven’t already purchased a new gaming monitor within the on-line procuring chaos we wish to name Prime Day, Samsung might need one thing to halt any rash purchases. It unveiled its newest batch of funds Odyssey gaming displays, together with a flat relatively than a curved mannequin that may do 4K at 144Hz. Unlike Samsung’s curvy G9 and G7 fashions, the new Odyssey G7 28 (G70) has a flat panel and makes use of IPS relatively than QLED tech, which suggests it gained’t be as vivid. With HDMI 2.1 compatibility, it could do 4K decision at as much as 144Hz, so it’s going to help Sony’s PS5 and the Xbox Series X fashions at 4K 120Hz with room to spare. Alas, Samsung hasn’t provided costs for this, essentially the most fascinating mannequin. However, a pair of new 1080p G3 displays, with 144Hz refresh charges, will land firstly of July.

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Bigger robotic plans.


Hyundai has sealed its acquisition of Boston Dynamics because it pushes additional into the sector of robotics. The Korean carmaker now owns an 80 p.c stake within the company identified for its commercially out there robo-dog, Spot, valuing it at $1.1 billion. Hyundai’s grand plan for the company is to create a “robotics value chain” that spans robotic part manufacturing, development and automation. While the company has been exploring Star Wars-style strolling automobiles that depend on robotics, it appears it is simply as fascinated by Boston’s automated warehouse employees. Continue studying.

From headphones to robotic vacuums, these are the devices price shopping for.


Finding good offers by yourself on Amazon shall be even tougher than traditional over the following 24 hours. We’ve carried out the laborious work of sifting by way of the plethora of mediocre gross sales, and there are value reductions on among the greatest smartphones, headphones, audio system, laptops, SSDs and robotic vacuums. Here are some shortcuts to the and the  Continue studying.

It’ll spill the beans throughout a Mobile World Congress session.

Samsung is among the largest names nonetheless collaborating on this year’s Mobile World Congress (albeit not in-person), and it will provide our first correct have a look at what it has been cooking up with Google’s Wear OS. It could not pack the punch of Samsung’s Unpacked occasions, however when you’re on the lookout for compelling smartwatches past Apple, it may be price your time. Continue studying.

That doesn’t imply he’ll direct any of them, although.

Steven Spielberg’s manufacturing company, Amblin, has signed a take care of Netflix to make “multiple new feature films per year” for the streaming service. It’s a shock, given a few of Spielberg’s earlier statements about streaming films. In a 2018 interview, Spielberg voiced opposition to streaming films being eligible for Academy Awards: “Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie.”

Amblin has labored with Netflix up to now. It produced , which scooped up six Oscar nominations this year. This deal will cover no less than two movies a year. Continue studying.

A pricey hodgepodge.


The HP Elite Folio, with its distinctive leather-based build and pull-forward touchscreen, is a compelling convertible on paper. There’s additionally a Wacom stylus and LTE connectivity. According to Reviews Editor Cherlynn Low, it’s nonetheless extremely costly at $1,889, particularly for a Windows on ARM gadget. Continue studying.

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