Tech News Today for November 3, 2016
Tech News for Thursday November 3, 2016
GoPro is having a bad day in light of its Q3 earnings report. Expectations were already set low with an expected loss of $0.36 cents per share on $314.06 million in revenue. GoPro came in below even that, with a loss of $0.60 per share, at $240.56 million in revenue. That sent stock trading spiraling down 22 percent, as the market cap dropped from $1.23 billion to $972 million, a loss of around $250 million in the blink of an eye. GoPro is looking toward the Holiday season to help pull itself out of the weeds and back on track. Read more at techcrunch.com.
If you liked the looks of the Surface Studio that Microsoft showed off last week, you might also want to see what Dell has in store for you in the recent future. The PC maker showed off a "Surface Studio" like smart desk with Dell designed for artists, engineers, architects, and scientific analysts. The device, to be unveiled at CES in January, includes a new interactive zone with an LCD touch screen where the keyboard used to be. The smart desk is paired with a vertical display, offers a touch enabled onscreen keyboard when necessary, and even utilizes a dial, like the Surface Studio's Surface Dial. Read more at pcworld.com.
Huawei held an event in Munich to show off some new hardware. First is the Mate 9, a premium smartphone with a 5.9” full HD display, and Huawei’s own Kirin 960 processor, its fastest to date. Huawei also showed off the luxurious variant, the Porsche Design Mate 9 that includes 6GB of RAM up from 4, 256GB of internal storage, and 2K screen resolution, not to mention a curved screen much like Samsung’s Galaxy Edge series. Read more at theverge.com.
Huawei also unveiled its latest wearable, the Huawei Fit, with a round LCD touchscreen, clean cut design, and no knobs of any sort, meaning the display is always on. Huawei claims even with the screen on at all times, the Fit should get around six days of battery life. The Fit can withstand up to 50 meters of water submersion, and tracks all kinds of exercise activity using the onboard heart rate monitor, accelerometer and gyroscope. The Fit costs $129 which is $20 less than the FitBit Charge. Read more at engadget.com.
Netflix says you might be able to watch video in offline mode -- someday, somewhere. Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told CNBC that as the company continues to expand into developing markets, they'll need to have a way to serve customers whose internet speeds don't allow for adequate streaming. They might do that by offering the ability to download TV shows and movies. Read more at cnbc.com.
In the future, we’ll witness full-scale car races with nothing but self-driving race cars in a championship called Roborace. To further development of the all-electric technology required to participate in the AI fueled championship, the CEO of Roborace and Charge unveiled a new truck that will be built in 2017 that only takes one person four hours to build from scratch. Doing the math, that means that ten men could assemble 10,000 trucks per year with only two shifts per day. The electric trucks will produce zero emissions in the first 100 miles, and a dual mode will be used for longer distances, covering up to 500 miles as the battery is topped up along the way. Read more at wired.co.uk.
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