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Samsung Display to make 90Hz OLED screens for laptops

What would you prefer in your next gaming laptop? An OLED panel with excellent contrast and deep black levels, or a different display technology that can surpass 60Hz? Samsung Display has announced plans to manufacture “the world’s first” 90Hz OLED panels destined for laptops and notebooks. → Read More

Apple's VR headset may include a fan and support prescription lenses

Apple is pushing ahead with two devices focused on VR and AR respectively, according to a Bloomberg report. The company has long been rumored to be working on an augmented reality headset similar to the much-hyped Magic Leap One. According to Bloomberg, the company is planning a “mostly virtual reality device” that could launch as early as 2022. → Read More

Ford begins sharing its driver-collected accident data with other car makers

There would be fewer accidents if drivers could tell each other about accidents and other potentially dangerous obstacles. According to Ford, these alerts can also be passed on to emergency services, increasing their general awareness and, hopefully, shortening response times. Ford has been working on this service for some time. → Read More

Opera now has a game engine to go with its gamer-focused browser

It’s not often that a browser company acquires a game development platform. The latter is a hugely popular platform for novice game developers with little programming experience. It works well with 2D projects and has an approachable drag-and-drop interface, along with its own scripting language that can be used to build more advanced titles. → Read More

Porsche brings its cheaper rear-wheel-drive Taycan to the US

Porsche has introduced a Taycan model that won’t make such large a dent on your bank account. As Autoblog reports, the latest version — simply called Taycan — starts at $81,250, including a $1,350 destination fee, That’s roughly $24,000 less than the Taycan 4S, and dramatically cheaper than the company’s Turbo and Turbo S models. Porsche has made the cost reduction by switching to a… → Read More

Chrome 88 makes it easier to manage and change passwords

Google has released another Chrome update for Windows, Mac and Linux, adding some personal security features that should keep users a little safer online. If you use Chrome's built-in password manager — which isn’t our recommendation, but it’s better than using the same password everywhere — you’ll now have some extra options. You can check if you have any weak passwords, for instance, by… → Read More

'Fortnite' gets soccer skins from major clubs and a Pelé emote

American football has been part of the Fortnite experience for years. On January 23rd, however the ludicrously-successful battle royale will be embracing club soccer, too. Here’s the full list of compatible teams: Manchester City, Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, AS Roma, Seattle Sounders FC, Atlanta United, Los Angeles FC, Santos FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham United, Sevilla, Sporting… → Read More

8BitDo's second arcade stick is moddable, stylish and versatile

It’s been awhile since I used a fight stick. Once my legs had turned to mush, I would hobble over to the Tekken cabinets and get annihilated by a fighting game fanatic who never seemed to leave. Many years later, that position has finally changed thanks to the 8BitDo Arcade Stick, a moddable option designed for PC, Nintendo Switch and Raspberry Pi. → Read More

Disney will release 'Nomadland' simultaneously in theaters and on Hulu

It’s no surprise that Disney has chosen Hulu over Disney+ for Nomadland’s streaming release. → Read More

Renault's reborn Alpine team will work with Lotus on an EV sports car

Renault wants to be known as a technology-focused sports car powerhouse. To that end, the company is relaunching Alpine — a French manufacturer established in 1955 and acquired by Renault in 1973 — as an umbrella brand for all of its high-performance initiatives, including Renault Sport Cars and Renault Sport Racing (RSR). Today, though, Renault revealed that Alpine will also become a… → Read More

Apple will build a learning hub in Atlanta as part of its racial equity pledge

Apple has shed more light on its $100 million pledge to improve racial equity. Today, the company announced that it will be making a $25 million contribution to the Propel Center, a learning hub designed for members of the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). It will include a physical campus at the Atlanta University Center, a virtual platform for remote learning and events at… → Read More

LivingPacket will trial its next-gen smart delivery parcels in France

LivingPackets is one step closer to making the traditional cardboard box redundant. Boulanger, a major electronics retailer in France, will adopt the packaging for orders that originate from one of its stores in Paris. LivingPackets says the pilot has three basic purposes. → Read More

Bandsintown Plus offers exclusive concert streams for $10 per month

Many artists make the bulk of their income from performing live concerts around the world. One potential solution could be Bandsintown Plus, a new subscription service dedicated to live music. Adeline, Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief, Bakai, Brijean, Bye Beneco, Chrome Sparks, Chromeo, Claud, Diamond Thug, Empress Of, Fleet Foxes (Solo), Flying Lotus, HONEYMOAN, Ian Isiah, James Hersey, Jeff… → Read More

GM will reveal its new Chevy Bolt and Bolt 'EUV' next month

General Motors is almost ready to unwrap its revamped Bolt vehicles. Tesla has built a reputation, however, on its ability to continuously update the software inside its EVs, leveraging the real-world miles completed by its ever-growing community of drivers. → Read More

GM's BrightDrop is building an EV 'ecosystem' for delivery companies

GM wants a piece of the battery-powered logistics market. The company, which owns Chrysler and Cadillac, has announced a new business unit today called BrightDrop. It’s starting with two vehicles, the first of which is an electric van that can drive up to 250 miles on a single charge. → Read More

Lasso is working on a recycling center for the home

The collection boxed could merely be redistributed to manufacturers and turned into new products that don’t require any additional materials. Aldous Hicks, CEO of Lasso, believes that everyone should treat recycling like washing clothes and dishes. → Read More

A 'virtual human' presented some of LG's CES event

Unsurprisingly, some companies are using the format change to experiment with their live-streamed press conferences. LG, for instance, used an entirely virtual human called Reah Keem to promote some of its products today. → Read More

Saudia Arabia is planning a 100-mile line of car-free smart communities

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is promising to build a network of smart cities that won’t have any cars or roads. It’s called The Line, due to its arrangement of ”hyper-connected future communities,” and will form part of NEOM, a $500 billion project announced in October 2017. According to the prince, the development will offer “ultra-high-speed transit,” autonomous vehicles and an urban… → Read More

OnePlus unveils its first smartband

As expected, OnePlus is jumping into the wearable market. The company announced the OnePlus Band today, a cheap and cheerful fitness tracker bound for India. The centerpiece is a 1.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a 126 x 294 resolution and, according to XDA Developers, P3-wide color gamut. → Read More

Valorant's next agent is a duelist that can slip into another dimension

In addition, Riot Games is launching a new battle pass on January 12th. → Read More