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Sony explains how PS4 accessories will work on PS5


Sony has clarified how both PS5 and PS4 accessories will work with its next video game console. First, let's get the old DualShock 4 out of the way: it'll work with PS4 games that are backwards compatible on the PS5, but it can't be used for next-gen video games. The reason, Sony explained in a blog post, is that many PS5 games will be using the "new technologies and features" offered by the DualSense controller, such as the adaptive triggers and'haptic feedback' rumble. If you want an example of this, watch Geoff Keighley's hands-on video with the PS5 exclusive Astro's Playroom. Official third-party PS4 controllers, such as Razer's Raiju and Nacon's Revolution Pro, should work in a similar fashion to the DualShock 4. Sony also confirmed that licensed "special peripherals," such as steering wheels, fighting sticks and aviation-focused joysticks, can be used with PS5 and backwards compatible PS4 software.

What's the coolest tech right now? AI, IoT, Wi-Fi 6E, and more


With countless laptops, gaming devices, eBikes, and more, 2020 has been on a roll. As we speak, there are preparations going on for Samsung Unpacked, the Google Pixel 4a release, and also a whole bunch of new Sony audio gear. So, it wouldn't be wrong to say that technology hasn't slowed down this year. This week, we went ahead and listed the best cool tech gadgets and the most trending technologies of the year. Be it Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), or even Wi-Fi 6E, this weekly blog gives you a quick glimpse of every technology you should be aware of. As Elon Musk stated recently, "We're headed toward a situation where AI is vastly smarter than humans and I think that time frame is less than five years from now. But that doesn't mean that everything goes to hell in five years. It just means that things get unstable or weird." This statement does add value to the fact that more AI gadgets can actually make our lives easier. The below examples will show you how. If you need some friendly help around the house, look to the Nabot AI Trainable Robot.

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Huawei is also now the world's largest supplier of smartphones, surpassing Samsung Electronics Co. Qualcomm also announced a super-fast charging platform this week for Android devices that is supposed to charge a battery to 50% full in 5 minutes, and 100% full in 15 minutes. Xilinx wants to help drive open, interoperable, and adaptable Radio Access Network (RAN) 5G technologies. The company this week joined the Open RAN Policy Coalition, an organization that advocates for open and interoperable solutions in RAN. Xilinx is already a member of O-RAN alliance and is a contributor to the 3GPP specifications for 5G mobile networks. Xilinx offers silicon that supports multiple standards, bands, carriers and sub-networks for Open RAN, the company said in its press release.

What is AI


AI is the superset of various techniques that allow machines to be artificially intelligent. Machine learning refers to a machine's ability to think without being externally programmed. While devices have traditionally been programmed with a set of rules for how to act, machine learning enables devices to learn directly from the data itself and become more intelligent over time as more data is collected. Deep learning is a machine learning technique that uses multiple neural network layers to progressively extract higher level features from the raw input data. For example, in image processing, lower layers of the neural network may identify edges, while higher layers may identify the concepts relevant to a human such as letters or faces.

[The Future of Viewing] ④ Innovative Sound Technologies, Powered by AI


JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 24 June 2020 – Now is the age of home entertainment and high-quality audio provides the finishing touch to the best of these experiences. The concept of the modern'home' goes way beyond being merely a residential space; it has become a place for relaxation, for recreation and for quality time with others. At the recentre of this change is the near-three-dimensional content experiences granted by today's ultra-large, ultra-high-definition, ultra-fine pixel TVs. With its 2020 QLED 8K TVs and AI sound technologies, Samsung has raised the bar for TV audio experiences. Object Tracking Sound uses AI-based software to match the movement of audio with movement on-screen; Active Voice Amplifier (AVA) tracks the user's audio environment; and Q-Symphony creates a more realistic, three-dimensional sound.

Next-gen machine learning: Webinar - Electronic Products & Technology


Join Xilinx and TigerGraph to learn about the next-generation machine learning solutions on connected data. We will explore different practical use cases that rely on product or service recommendation and fraud detection solutions ranging from patient similarity in the health sector to anti-money laundering in the financial services industry. We will hear directly from the area and product experts so be sure to sign up now.

'Ghost in the Shell' (the good one) arrives in 4K on September 8th


Just in time for its 25th anniversary, Ghost in the Shell is getting a 4K Ultra HD rerelease. On September 8th, you'll be able to buy Mamoru Oshii's landmark film in a beautiful collection that will let you watch the 1995 feature across multiple formats. Lionsgate has remastered both the original Japanese and English audio tracks for Dolby Atmos. Included in the release is a digital copy of the movie. For good measure, you also get the film on Blu-ray.

Google reportedly looking to take back control of Android from Samsung


Samsung's phones may be the among the most popular Android handsets, but they're also the furthest from Google's vision, with their own app store, UI, and digital assistant. But with the launch of the Galaxy Note 20 just a week away, a new report from Bloomberg suggests that Google is looking to rein in some of Samsung's freedom. According to correspondence between the two companies, Google is looking to take back search on Samsung's handsets, the foundation for everything Android does. The two companies are discussing a deal that would "promote Google's digital assistant and Play Store for apps" on Galaxy devices. That would be a major change over the current system.

With 5G+AI Twin Engines - Qualcomm, WIMI and Samsung Bring New Opportunities to the Industry


HONG KONG, CHINA / ACCESSWIRE / July 21, 2020 / The arrival of 5G will bring new explosive points for market development. Undeniably, the promotion of 4G promoted the increase of users, and the operators made a lot of investment and construction of data centers to meet the needs of users, which led to a wave of high tide of server procurement. Compared with 3G and 4G, 5G has improved its speed by about 10 times, which has achieved a qualitative leap in the development of server market. In the future, 5G rate is expected to increase by tens of times, which will undoubtedly inject more vitality into the market. For example, industries that were previously limited by data processing speed are expected to break through bottlenecks and achieve substantial growth.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: New features to include hand gestures, fall detection to compete with Apple Watch

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Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3, which is set to be unveiled on Aug. 5 at its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event, will include new hand control commands and support fall detection, according to XDA Developers, a mobile software forum. One feature will allow users to control the device by using gestures, such as answering a call by clenching and unclenching a fist, XDA Developers said. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 will have a speaker, allowing users to take the call entirely on the watch itself, or they can shake their hand to reject the call. Another new feature includes add support for fall detection, similar to Apple Watch devices. If a user falls, the smartwatch will ring for 60 seconds.