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  1. Fujifilm X-T2S In-Body Stabilization Will Reportedly Work For All Fujinon Lenses

    07.25 / 04:33 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    The Fujifilm X-T2 was launched last year but it seems that rumors of a possible refresh have been making its rounds. Just earlier this month a report from Fuji Rumors suggested that a Fujifilm X-T2S could be in the works, and that one of the camera’s key features is in-body image stabilization.This means that instead of being reliant on lenses to offer stabilization, the camera will offer it. However it seems that there have been some concerns regarding the feature, and that it might only w…
  2. Google Appears To Be Working On A Lossy Image Format For The Web

    07.25 / 04:33 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    What defines a good user experience for websites varies, but one of the key factors in determining a good website is how fast it loads. This is because a website that takes several seconds longer than a competitor means that users would much prefer going to the one that can load faster, right?This means that when designing a website, developers have to take into account things like image format and size, and Google could be working on something on that front. It has been discovered that…
  3. Nexus 6P Bootloop Problem Fixed At The Cost Of Performance

    07.25 / 04:33 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    Last year we heard reports that some Nexus 6P owners were reporting that their phones were stuck in a bootloop, which effectively rendered them useless. This has resulted in lawsuits being considered, and until now an actual fix for the problem has yet to be released by Google or Huawei.Thankfully the Android community has rallied together and for now, it seems like a fix has been found. However this fix does come at a cost in terms of performance as it essentially disables four of the…
  4. OnePlus Reportedly Sending Push Notification Ads To Its Devices

    07.25 / 04:33 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    Image credit – Bharath KundapuraWe understand that when a company, such as Google, offers its services and products for free, that it means that they need to make money through different means, and that means usually involves ads. But what if you paid full price for a particular product and they still showed you ads anyway, wouldn’t that be kind of irritating?Unfortunately that’s what’s happening with OnePlus because in a post on Reddit, it seems that the company is pushing ads via no…
  5. This Sticker Can Apparently Detect When Sexual Assault Is Taking Place

    07.25 / 04:33 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    There have been quite a number of devices invented to help women report sexual assault and to fend of attackers. This has come in the form of whistles, panic buttons, smartphone apps, and so on. However for the most part, it also involves the user having to manually activate it themselves, which sometimes isn’t always possible.This is clearly something that needs to be addressed, which is what MIT researcher Manisha Mohan has done in which she has created a device called Intrepid that the u…
  6. Foxconn Could Announce US Expansion Plans This Week

    07.25 / 02:41 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    Ever since Donald Trump became the President of the United States, he has made a push for companies such as Apple to bring their manufacturing operations from countries like China and India back to the US. Whether or not they will remains to be seen, but in the past we have heard reports that they could be considering it.In fact last year it was revealed that Foxconn could be considering expanding to the US, and a new report from The Wall Street Journal (via AppleInsider) has suggested…
  7. UK Wants Smart Homes To Integrate With The Energy Grid

    07.25 / 02:41 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    The way a lot of home appliances work these days is that when you want it, you turn it on, and when you’re done, you turn it off. A light is a good example where you can turn it on and forget to turn it off, meaning that regardless of who is at home, the light will be on and wasting energy and racking up an expensive bill when the time comes.However this is something that the UK government is hoping to avoid, and with our appliances starting to get smarter, they are looking at a future w…
  8. ORII Is A Bluetooth Headset That You Wear On Your Finger

    07.25 / 02:41 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    When we think of Bluetooth headsets, we picture those tiny little earpieces that are typically worn on one side of your head. However it seems that Hong Kong startup Origami Labs has decided that maybe the Bluetooth headset could do with a bit of revamping, and have since launched the ORII smart ring.Now you’re probably thinking what does a smart ring have to do with a Bluetooth headset? Turns out that instead of creating a standard Bluetooth headset, Origami Labs has decided that the ring …
  9. Facebook Acquires Startup To Crack Down On Pirated Videos

    07.25 / 02:41 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    We know that Facebook has some pretty huge video ambitions, but if there is one problem the company is facing, it is that many users tend to upload pirated videos onto its platform. This has sometimes resulted in entire movies being ripped and uploaded onto Facebook, and more often than not videos from YouTube are also uploaded onto Facebook without crediting the original source.This is why it doesn’t really come as a complete surprise to learn that Facebook has recently acquired a startup …
  10. Qualcomm Accuses Tech Companies Of Trying To Misdirecting Regulators

    07.25 / 02:41 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    Qualcomm and Apple are embroiled in a lawsuit against each other, but recently it seems that Apple is not fighting the fight alone as a bunch of pretty big tech companies have banded together to stand up against the chipmaker, something that Qualcomm doesn’t seem to be too thrilled about (obviously).Recently the company has come out and accused the companies of launching a “coordinated effort aimed at misdirecting” trade regulators, whom Qualcomm has previously run afoul of. In …
  11. Walmart Is Cancelling Some SNES Classic Edition Pre-Orders

    07.25 / 00:44 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    Last month Nintendo officially took the wraps off the SNES Classic Edition. This is the latest classic console that the company has unveiled, with the NES Classic Edition being the first. Safe to say that following the success of the NES Classic, many were pretty excited about the SNES Classic Edition, leading to pre-orders selling out pretty quickly.Unfortunately if you placed your pre-order via Walmart, you might want to check your emails because there is a good chance that your…
  12. Blizzard Shuts Down Another Fan-Run Legacy World Of Warcraft Server

    07.25 / 00:44 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    Recently we reported that a fan-run server for legacy World of Warcraft had gone live where it featured the second World of Warcraft expansion, the Burning Crusade.  We’re not sure why the developers thought that they could get away with it, especially after seeing previous efforts get shut down, but perhaps it had something to do with four years worth of work being done on it.Unfortunately (and unsurprisingly), the Burning Crusade legacy server Felmyst has since been shut down thanks to a …
  13. Company In Wisconsin Offers Its Employees Chip Implants

    07.25 / 00:44 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    Implants for medical and research purposes aren’t new, but it seems like it could also be the way of the future in which implants can be used to verify who we say we are. In fact a company in Wisconsin is giving its employees the option of whether or not they want to be implanted with a chip that can be used at work.This chip will be used to authentication at the workplace, where it will verify employees to come through the front door and even for PC sign-ins. It can also be used at the b…
  14. Some 2012/2013 MacBook Pros That Need Battery Service Replaced With Newer Models

    07.25 / 00:44 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    As much as we would love our batteries to last us forever (in terms of use and lifecycle), that is obviously impossible since at the moment, the li-ion batteries that are commonly found in electronics tends to lose their charge over time. However thankfully in some instances, such as with laptops, batteries can be replaced without any issue.Unfortunately for some 2012/early 2013 MacBook Pro owners, getting their batteries changed is running into some problems as there are reports of a…
  15. Roomba Is Hoping To Sell The Maps Of Your Home To The Highest Bidder

    07.25 / 00:44 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    When you watch a Roomba in action when it cleans a home, you might be impressed with how it can figure out when to stop, when to turn, and how it avoids objects and obstacles in its way. We have to admit that it looks pretty amazing in action, but did you also consider the fact that while it is navigating your home that it is also collecting data about it?After all, in order to navigate the twists and turns of your home, Roomba has to create a map of sorts, and now it looks like the map of…
  16. Google Assistant On Chromebook May Arrive Soon

    07.24 / 21:32 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    Google Assistant is the search giant’s very own artificial intelligence-powered assistant. It’s already available on Android smartphones and smart home devices like Google Home. One can imagine that it’s only a matter of time before it lands on Chromebooks as well. If recent developments are any indication, it may not be long before Google Assistant becomes available on Chromebooks. Chromebooks have long supported the “OK, Google’ hotword that fires up the…
  17. OnePlus 5 With 8GB RAM In Midnight Black Now Available Immediately

    07.24 / 21:32 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    OnePlus customers have often had to wait for a considerable amount of time before the order that they’ve placed is actually dispatched. The company started off 2017 by saying that it was going to work hard to eliminate this problem and ensure that its devices are available for immediate dispatch, meaning that the units would ship merely hours after customers placed the order. It has been working towards that goal and has finally confirmed that the OnePlus with 8GB RAM in Midnight…
  18. Final Android O Beta Released Ahead Of Public Launch

    07.24 / 21:32 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    Google is almost done getting the first public release build of the next major Android platform release ready. The company today shipped the final Android O developer beta ahead of the official launch that’s due to take place in a couple of months from now. The final developer build is normally a test run which allows the company to test out all of the features that it’s going to include with the public build before actually rolling it out for countless users across the globe.…
  19. Final iPhone 8 Design Suggested By New Renders

    07.24 / 18:25 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    There have been countless rumors and leaks concerning the iPhone 8 so far. It’s Apple’s 10th Anniversary iPhone so it’s expected to be a revolutionary update. The rumor mill has all sorts of theories about the handset even though Apple hasn’t said anything about it. Several new renders have been released online today and the source behind them claims that they show the final design of the iPhone 8. Forbes contributor Gordon Kelly worked with case manufacturer Nodus…
  20. Mercedes Is Launching An Automated Valet Parking Service

    07.24 / 18:25 ubergizmo.com Ubergizmo.com - Technology
    We’ll certainly be relying more and more on technology in the years to come. Technology will control our living spaces as per our precise requirements and it will drive us from one place to another. When we get there, it’s also going to serve as a valet to automatically park our cars. Mercedes-Benz is working on that last part. It has teamed up with Bosch to launch an Automated Valet Parking service. The Automated Valet Parking service will be first available at the…