A huge Meta AI update finally arrives on Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses… for some

After months of waiting the moment is here: Meta AI features have arrived on the Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses for everyone – well, everyone in the US and Canada, for now. The exclusivity to those regions is not the only caveat unfortunately. Another big one is that while the Meta AI tools are no longer … Read more

Samsung finally launches its new 50W USB PD dual-port charger

Samsung has never been a proponent of extremely fast smartphone charging speeds. The fastest charging speed on its phones and tablets is 45W, and even that speed is only used until the device reaches 50% battery. Samsung now has a charger that offers up to 50W charging speed. Samsung 50W Super Fast Charging Adapter pricing … Read more

Apple Finally Plans to Release a Calculator App for iPad Later This Year

Apple is finally planning a Calculator app for the iPad, over 14 years after launching the device, according to a source familiar with the matter. iPadOS 18 will include a built-in Calculator app for all iPad models that are compatible with the software update, which is expected to be unveiled during the opening keynote of … Read more

Obscure $10 billion chip firm you never heard of finally delivers crucial tech for AI future — Astera Labs showcased its Aries 6 PCIe retimer board as it targets future Nvidia HGX boards

Astera Labs, a relatively unknown semiconductor company with a $10 billion market value, recently showed off its new Aries 6 PCIe retimer board, which it is now sampling to leading AI and cloud infrastructure providers. Due to the high-speed data transfer within the PCIe interface, the signals can suffer from degradation, especially over longer distances … Read more

Finally, someone used Pareto’s economic theories to find the best Mario Kart 8 racer

Who hasn’t spent sleepless nights pondering what would happen if we applied Vilfredo Pareto’s (the early 20th-century Italian economist) theories to Mario, the Mushroom Kingdom’s Italian high-jump champion and part-time elephant cosplayer? Data scientist Antoine Mayerowitz, PhD, tackled that age-old question, and the resulting work provides an objective way to tell us the best Mario … Read more

Streaming video via Apple AirPlay to hotel TVs is finally here

Over 60 IHG Hotels & Resorts now support streaming video over AirPlay to hotel room TVs. Photo: Apple/IHG The long wait for easy access to AirPlay in hotel rooms is over. Sort of. Apple announced Thursday that a hotel chain is supporting the feature that allows iPhone and iPad users to wirelessly stream content to … Read more

Mid-range Galaxy A35 is finally launching in the USA

After a few weeks of waiting, Samsung is officially launching the Galaxy A35 in the USA. The phone is not yet listed in the online shop as of this writing, but the official announcement is out, and the device should show up in Samsung’s e-shop momentarily to join the existing Galaxy A15 and A25. Samsung’s … Read more

Google’s next foldable could be the Pixel 9 Pro Fold and finally get flagship specs

Google may be shaking things up with the launch of the Pixel 9 series later this year because we could see four individual models, including a renamed Pixel 9 Pro Fold. This nugget of information comes from a “Google insider” who spoke to Android Authority. According to their source, the quartet consists of the base … Read more

Apple could finally fix iPhone’s longstanding camera flare issue

Could Apple finally solve the flaring issue on iPhone photos and videos? Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac Lens flare has been a longtime issue with the iPhone’s camera. Apple could finally solve this issue on the iPhone 16 Pro with a new lens coating technology. It’s common for flares to show up in photos or … Read more

Intel finally brings its latest laptop CPU tech to other platforms but desktop users are shunned — Meteor Lake-PS architecture fuses Core Ultra and LGA socket, targets edge systems instead

It was expected that Intel‘s LGA1851 socket would house the tech giant’s next-gen Arrow Lake chips, but for now it seems the company might have another use for it.  At the recent Embedded World conference, Intel unveiled its Meteor Lake-PS architecture for edge systems, the first Core Ultra processor on an LGA socket. The new … Read more