Tagboard, which helps cable giants and sports teams produce live content, lands $8M

GeekWire

Seattle-area startup Tagboard raised $8 million to boost its live production technology used by sports and entertainment companies. (Tagboard Image).

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Peloton’s lead hardware engineer is leaving the company too

The Verge

Peloton’s vice president of hardware engineering, Sam Bowen, and its commercial operations executive, Rob Barker, are leaving the company, according to a report from Bloomberg. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge.

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The first hardware revision of the PS5 looks like a step backwards

TechSpot

YouTuber Austin Evans was able to get one of the new CFI-11-series PlayStation units imported from Japan to compare it with a launch model (watch below), and while it sported a lighter weight and a new hand-adjustable stand screw as expected, a cursory test also found that temperatures at the

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Konami Elbows Its Way into Esports with a Wildly Overpriced Line of PC Gaming Hardware

GizModo VR

Today, Konami, owner of multiple sports clubs , maker of pachinko machines , and occasional developer of video games decided that instead of putting out a real update to PES that it would dive into the world of PC gaming with a new line of esports-focused hardware.

Looks Like the Apple Watch Series 6 Could Sport a Blood Oxygen Sensor

GizModo VR

While we know many of the new features that are coming to the Apple Watch Series 6 via WatchOS 7, it’s been relatively quiet on what hardware changes Apple might make.

Some New Tesla Cars Are Reportedly Showing Up Without USB Ports, Only Holes

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Alienware announces x14 — the world’s thinnest gaming laptop

Venture Beast

The x14 is the world's thinnest gaming laptop, and the only 14" laptop to sport both Nvidia G-Sync and Advanced Optimus Technology. Read More.

Alienware Picked a Good Time to Get Back On Board With AMD

GizModo VR

Not only does the m15 R5 support a range of AMD’s latest Ryzen processors, it also sports a revamped design, a bunch of new display options, better cooling, and even a mechanical keyboard… Read more.

Steam Deck first reviews: impressive starting point, plenty of room for improvement

TechSpot

Certainly an amazing piece of hardware, the Steam Deck sports a good 7-inch LCD display, great joysticks and can play a lot of games. Less stellar points include poor battery life and half-baked software

Tom Brady’s anger reaches the Surface: NFL star slams Microsoft tablet in rare shutout loss

GeekWire

It’s a high-profile sponsorship for the tech giant and its hardware, as fans see the tablets being used during broadcasts every week. Geek Life Microsoft Sports Tech Microsoft Surface NFL tablet Tom Brady

Surface saver: How Microsoft’s deal with the NFL turned into a marketing boon for its tablet

GeekWire

It now serves as a marketing case study for a successful sports tech partnership. It gave the company a chance to educate the public about its new hardware. “We had tenacity,” said Microsoft sports marketing leader James Bernstrom. ” Microsoft Sports Tech Tech

Seattle inventor’s Heroclip gear-holding gadget acquired after raising $2M and selling 1M units

GeekWire

The hardware, originally called the Qliplet, is part carabiner and part utility hook and was designed to hold and hang gear for everyone from outdoor enthusiasts to garage reorganziers. ” Startups acquisitions gadgets gear Gear Aid Hardware HEROCLIP Mina Yoo Outdoors

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Grab a Ryzen-powered HP Victus w/GTX 1650 for $699

TechSpot

Victus sports a Ryzen 5 5600H, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. In our review, we highlighted the solid build and nice hardware for the price The 16.1"

Couple finally catches a surf break in dream to bring man-made wave facility to Seattle area

GeekWire

Surfing is not the easiest sport to learn. The biggest part of the battle was trying and failing to convince traditional investors in software-focused Seattle that the hardware could work. ” Geek Life CitySurf Hardware John Hoss surfing Trisha Hoss

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Seattle mountaineering guide in legal battle with tech CEO seeking refund for failed Everest climb

GeekWire

“This was a Mountain Hardware expedition arranged by the president of Mountain Hardware to do photo shoots and then try to go to the summit,” Bookman said. ” Madison is also sponsored by Mountain Hardware and endorses the company’s gear.

How Echo Show Can Win the UC Market

IT Toolbox

The launch of the Echo Show puts Amazon’s Echo product line another step closer to winning the unified communications (UC) market from a hardware and innovation perspective. The newest Echo will sport hands-free video calling and some other hardware improvements. It’s almost looking

The Olympics’ vision of gaming looks very different from the biggest esports

The Verge

A screenshot from Gran Turismo Sport. The Olympics is currently hosting its first-ever virtual sporting event series, the Olympic Virtual Series , where competitors can play in virtual versions of five different physical sports: motorsport, cycling, baseball, sailing, and rowing.

Crypto enthusiast installs mining rig in BMW's trunk "to annoy gamers"

TechSpot

Tom’s Hardware has shared photos from an individual named Simon Byrne. According to the publication and as illustrated in the images, Byrne created a miniature cryptocurrency mining rig in the back of his BMW i8 hybrid sports car consisting of six Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics cards

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Intel's Optane memory doesn't like the Windows 10 May 2020 update

TechSpot

With the Windows 10 May 2020 update, Microsoft added a new system that informs users when their PCs can’t install the upgrade due to conflicts with certain hardware/software.

Lenovo's Upgraded ThinkPad P1 Packs In 5G and a Perfect Webcam for Video Calls

GizModo VR

As everyone is gearing up to head back into the office, Lenovo is updating its ThinkPad lineup of work-focused laptops with new hardware.

Why Everyone Won't Stop Talking About PS5 and Xbox Series X Storage

Gizmodo

Now that we know the full specs of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, there’s not much to differentiate them at the hardware level. Both sport custom AMD GPUs based on its RDNA2 architecture.

Apple’s message for everyone: Keep up

Computerworld Vertical IT

Supply chain issues are part of that problem, but the long-awaited transition from Intel’s chips to Apple’s custom ARM-based system-on-a-chip also highlighted the built-up in demand for true pro-level hardware.

Apple confirms it bought virtual reality event startup NextVR

The Verge

Apple has confirmed it did indeed purchase virtual reality company NextVR, which specializes in recording live events like concerts and sports matches to be experienced in VR, according to Bloomberg. Photo: NextVR.

Google is making its first in-house smartwatch that could launch in 2022

The Verge

The watch is being worked on by Google’s Pixel hardware group separately from Fitbit, which Google bought for $2.1 This is not the new watch; we have not seen the new watch yet. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge.

Fitness-focused HTC Vive Air VR headset revealed in new leaks

The Verge

The headset is built from fast-drying knitted fabrics inspired by sports shoes, which are supposed to be lightweight and breathable. Can a sports-focused VR headset prove a hit for HTC, though?

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service grows to 25 million subscribers

The Verge

Microsoft has also been chasing sports fans over the past year with the addition of NBA 2K21 , Madden NFL 21 , NHL 21 , and more. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service now has 25 million subscribers.

Elon Musk called lidar a ‘crutch,’ but now Tesla is reportedly testing Luminar’s laser sensors

The Verge

A Tesla Model Y was photographed in Florida sporting rooftop lidar sensors made by buzzy sensor manufacturer Luminar. Also, the Model Y was sporting a manufacturer’s license plate that is registered to Tesla in California. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

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Casio announces first Wear OS smartwatch in iconic G-Shock lineup

The Verge

In terms of hardware, the watch has a 1.2-inch 360 x 360 dual-layer display that combines a monochrome always-on LCD display with a color LCD panel. Image: Casio. Casio has announced the first Wear OS smartwatch in its long-running G-Shock lineup: the GSW-H1000.

Own Your Category With a Network-Effect Product

Fountainhead

A very good paper by Glue Reply is on models of valuation of data as an asset ) Or, consider valuing a company for its customer database, not just for hardware sales… a great recent example is Google’s acquisition of Fitbit. Excercycles - Peloton has famously created a subscription service for its exercise hardware that gathers and constantly updates a database of user data and demographics, matches individuals for competitions, tracks improvement, and creates custom workouts.

YouTube TV warns subscribers it could lose Disney’s channels later this week

The Verge

We are optimistic that we can reach a deal and continue to provide their YouTube TV customers with our live sporting events and news coverage plus kids, family and general entertainment programming,” Disney said. Illustration by William Joel / The Verge.

Apple’s California Streaming event: rumors, news, and announcements

The Verge

As for the Apple Watch 7, rumors indicate it will include a faster processor and sport its first hardware redesign in years, with flatter edges, new watchfaces , and larger screens. Image: Apple.

EA reveals next-gen plans for Star Wars: Squadrons, Apex Legends, and more

The Verge

Games including FIFA 21 , The Sims 4 , and Apex Legends will all get varying degrees of performance boosts when running on the new hardware, either through free upgrades or simple backward compatibility. Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge.

Apple’s car chief is heading to Ford

The Verge

He had a previous stint at Apple where he was once the VP of Mac hardware engineering, but he left the company in 2013 to become Tesla’s chief vehicle engineer, where he helped oversee troublesome development of the Model 3 sedan. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

Sony’s brilliant, 75-inch LED TV is $600 off at several retailers

The Verge

The X950H model also sports four HDMI ports, compatibility with both Alexa and Google Assistant, and a host of Android TV features. Each model in Sony’s X950H series is known for its impressive color accuracy and wide viewing angles. Image: Sony.

Nvidia’s Arm acquisition undergoes more scrutiny by the UK government

The Verge

A notice on the UK government’s website confirms that Nadine Dorries, the UK’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, ordered the CMA to launch a Phase 2 investigation. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

AMD confirms it’s powering the gaming rig inside Tesla’s Model S and Model X

The Verge

Google’s Stadia cloud gaming also boasted 10 teraflops of performance from its AMD GPUs , but ports of games from Bungie and Square Enix didn’t look nearly as good as they did on weaker Xbox and PC hardware at the service’s launch.

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Where Video Analytics Falls Into Your Big Data Strategy: 5 Use Cases

CTOvision

All it takes is some upgrades to hardware and software for those cameras to begin collecting data from what they record. Video analytics for surveillance is already being put in use at places like airports, sporting venues, retails stores, banks, and more. Sporting events, for example, can track the movements of visitors, helping them determine how best to direct traffic and ensure smooth flow throughout the location. Rick Delgado.

Sky’s new Glass TVs ditch satellite dishes for Wi-Fi

The Verge

Sky Ultimate TV includes access to Netflix and some basic Sky channels, but Sky Sports and Sky Cinema are separate add-ons. Sky demonstrated a software experience that allows you to watch TV channels with others, and see each other’s reactions to sport in real time.

Microsoft rides the cloud, Office and Windows to sustained growth in Q3 2022

The Verge

There was plenty of reason to suspect Microsoft would still sport a smile this quarter. Microsoft’s third quarter 2022 financial results are here , and the company’s posting double-digit growth yet again: revenue of $49.4 billion and net income of $16.7 billion.

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What to expect from Apple’s iPhone 13 event

The Verge

The new phone hardware may also include stronger magnets, a larger charging coil for MagSafe , an always-on display , and possibly, new colors and fewer storage options. Rumors have coalesced around the iPhone 12-inspired Series 7 since but not this sports version. Image: Apple.

Samsung’s high-end Galaxy Buds Pro are $30 off at Woot

The Verge

Each AC3000 unit sports one 2.4GHz band and two 5GHz bands with MU-MIMO support to handle streaming to multiple devices simultaneously, so network congestion shouldn’t be an issue. Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge.

The next privacy crisis

The Verge

Over the last decade, AR hardware designers have laid the groundwork for a new generation of mass-market products, even as technical hangups still limit its viability. And dedicated AR hardware will only intensify them.

Alienware’s new Aurora R13 comes with Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake CPU

The Verge

Despite the color difference, the R14 will still sport the Legend 2.0 Having the 12th Gen Alder Lake chip gives the R13 access to more hardware options when compared to the R14. Photo by Alienware.

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