Monday 27th of January 2020
Samsung names Roh Tae-moon new smartphone boss
Samsung Electronics has appointed Roh Tae-moon its new mobile chief, taking over from co-ceo DJ Koh, who’ll continue to lead the chaebol’s IT and mobile communications division.
SpaceX to try rocket failure test again after bad weather delay
Elon Musk’s SpaceX will try again on Sunday to destroy one of its own rockets in a test of a crucial emergency abort system, a day after bad weather forced the company to delay its final milestone tes...
Lenovo is building another standalone VR headset
Lenovo hasn’t made the best bets in virtual reality so far, but it seems like the company’s about to try again — according to a new FCC filing for the “Lenovo VR3030S,” which company docs identify as...
Facebook says technical error caused vulgar translation of Chinese leader’s name
Facebook Inc on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr. Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologizing for a...
Facebook backs off plan to plaster ads all over WhatsApp
Facebook is “backing away” from earlier plans to sell ads for placement inside its enormously popular WhatsApp messaging service.
Facebook gives Oculus Go permanent $50 price cut
Facebook has permanently cut the price of its Oculus Go VR headset. “Oculus Go is now priced at $149, which is equal to a $50 price drop,” the company tells UploadVR. “We are applying comparable disco...
Huawei P40 Pro leak shows off five-camera bump and ceramic body
New renders from Evan “Evleaks” Blass give us what may well be our best look yet at Huawei’s next flagship phone.
AirPods Pro owners complain of worse noise cancellation after firmware updates
Some AirPods Pro owners have been complaining about degraded noise cancellation in recent weeks, claiming that Apple’s latest earbuds suddenly got less effective at silencing ambient noise after recei...
‘Invisible computing’ startup unveils smart contact lens
A startup focused on “invisible computing” Thursday unveiled a smart contact lens which delivers an augmented reality display in a user’s field of vision.
Scientists Have ‘Evidence’ That Another Planet is Orbiting Proxima Centauri
The first planet orbiting the nearest known star to the Sun was discovered in 2016 by the European Southern Observatory. Proxima b is said to be uninhabitable due to stellar wind pressure that exceeds...
Tesla says plans to open China design and research center
U.S. electric car maker Tesla plans to open a design and research center in China to make “Chinese-style” vehicles, the company said in a recruitment notice on its official WeChat account.
Microsoft CEO says encryption backdoors are a ‘terrible idea’
As Apple squares off for another encryption fight, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella offered mixed messages on the encryption question.