Microsoft unveils the HoloLens 2

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1. Say hi there to Microsoft’s new $three,500 HoloLens with twice the sphere of view

Microsoft has unveiled the newest model of its HoloLens “blended actuality” headset at MWC Barcelona. The HoloLens 2 includes a considerably bigger subject of view, increased decision and a tool that’s extra snug to put on. In reality, Microsoft says the system is thrice as snug to put on.

HoloLens 2 can be obtainable later this yr in america, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Eire, France, Australia and New Zealand for $three,500.

2. Nubia’s ‘wearable smartphone’ is perhaps the subsequent step for versatile shows

It’s nonetheless cumbersome, as far as smartwatches go. However on the very least, you may in all probability stroll down the road within the factor with out stopping visitors.

three. Netflix’s ‘Roma’ wins three Oscars, together with Greatest Director (however not Greatest Image)

It was a very good night time for Netflix, and for “Roma.” However I’m nonetheless mad that “Inexperienced E-book” gained the large prize.

four. New microSD format guarantees insane switch speeds, higher battery life

The SD Affiliation has introduced the brand new microSD Categorical format, which is able to enable future cellular gadgets to devour and create content material at even quicker speeds.

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5. New flaws in 4G, 5G enable attackers to intercept calls and observe cellphone areas

That is the primary time vulnerabilities have affected each 4G and the incoming 5G commonplace — which guarantees quicker speeds and higher safety. However the researchers say their new assaults can defeat newer protections.

6. The Google Assistant will get a button

Historically, the Google Assistant at all times lived underneath the house button on Android telephones. However LG, Nokia, Xiaomi, TCL and Vivo are about to launch telephones with devoted assistant buttons, just like what Samsung has lengthy finished with its Bixby assistant.

7. This week’s TechCrunch podcasts

Within the newest TC podcasts, Fairness discusses potential Pinterest and Lyft IPOs, Mixtape interviews the CEO of compassionate care startup Concrn and Unique Content material evaluations the Netflix movie “Excessive Flying Chook.”


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