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Philips Hue leaks show new versatility for Lightstrip Plus and Bloom

It looks like Philips is working on some new offerings for its Hue range. German website HueBlog has obtained some leaked images and specs that show the forthcoming Lightstrip Plus in detail, plus an update to the Hue Bloom that’ll give it som…

HP’s latest monitors cut blue light levels to help you sleep

How do you make monitors that stand out when the features are often interchangeable? Build in technology that helps after you shut them off, apparently. HP has unveiled a string of E-Series monitors that are billed as the first ergonomic displ…

HP’s latest EliteBooks offer 5G and up to 29 hours of battery life

HP’s EliteBooks are usually more about practicality than flashy features, but it’s adding a little bit of spice with its latest models. The newly refreshed business laptops include virtually obligatory updates like 10th-gen Intel Core and AMD …

The Morning After: Virgin Orbit’s test launch

Even if I have to save from now until I’m 60, I really want to be a space tourist. And we’re getting a little closer.On Memorial Day, Virgin Orbit’s first launch demonstration ended unremarkably. The spaceflight firm reported a “clean release”…

Google is working on voice confirmation for purchases with Assistant

Soon you’ll be able to make purchases through Google Assistant using just your voice. As Android Police reports, a new Voice Match setting has been discovered in the Assistant’s Payments and Security settings pane — a pretty strong indicator t…

Samsung’s Exynos 880 delivers 5G speeds to mid-range phones

Samsung has unveiled the Exynos 880 processor aimed at mid-range phones that has much of the power of the Exynos 980 announced last year. Built using Samsung’s 8-nanometer FinFET process, it has an identical integrated 5G modem with support fo…

Former HTC CEO Peter Chou reveals his next project: a social 5G VR headset

Even though Peter Chou had long parted ways with the VR business he created at HTC, the former CEO continued to work in the industry, which has included forays into a visual effects studio and a VR game studio. But what the exec kept tight-lip…

What’s on TV this week: HBO Max, ‘Space Force’ and ‘Uncut Gems’

This week HBO makes its assault on streaming with the new HBO Max service. At launch it will include tons of archival content like the back catalog of Friends, Rick & Morty and 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as a fleet of new original …

What does Apple want from a VR events company?

Since 2009 a startup called NextVR has been developing proprietary cameras and striking deals to bring live events — think sporting events, wrestling matches and concerts — straight to the VR headset of your choice. It sounds like a potent c…

Virgin Orbit’s first launch demo flight ends abruptly after rocket release

Virgin Orbit’s first launch demonstration flight has ended in a very unceremonious fashion. The spaceflight firm reported a “clean release” of LauncherOne from the Cosmic Girl host aircraft, but the rocket’s journey “terminated shortly into th…