Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.
No, you're not dreaming -- flying cars are real, and the Galaxy S8 is selling at a record pace. Also, you might be a still-in-utero neomorph from Alien.
We've heard a few variations on rumors about Apple's next big iPhone update, with the latest suggesting that it might not enter production until October or November. KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports that upgrades like an OLED display will push back the release, possibly separating it from a pair of milder upgrades to the existing iPhone 7 lineup.
We wondered if Samsung's reputation would survive the hit of last year's Galaxy Note 7 problems, and it looks like it has. According to the company, preorders for its new Galaxy S8 and S8+ were up 30 percent compared to last year's S7. There are no hard numbers to speak of, so the comparison must be taken with a grain of salt, but despite some hiccups, it appears things are getting back on track.
Xiaomi sells batteries, headphones and speakers to US customers, but its Mi mobile devices remain mostly out of reach. As Senior Vice President Wang Xiang explained to us in an interview, that's because its resources are already stretched thin serving 30 markets around the world. We'd never say never about one of its phones making the leap, but according to Wang it doesn't want "short-term gain" to potentially "ruin seven years' worth of hard work on branding."
Two years after introducing the Jump VR camera, Google is back with a new effort; this $17,000 camera setup dubbed the Yi Halo. . With 17 cameras onboard, it can generate 8K x 8K stereoscopic VR content at 30fps, as well as 6K x 6K content at 60 frames per second. A built-in battery will let it shoot for 100 minutes at a time without being plugged in, and it only weighs 7.7 pounds, but the big advance is in the software. The Jump Assembler program uses machine learning to stitch together seamless 360-degree videos in just a few hours instead of weeks.
Kitty Hawk has taken the wraps off of its Flyer, showing a one-seat vehicle that's better-suited for a trip to the other side of the lake than commuting to work. That said, this is real, and the company expects to start selling them by the end of the year.
Just over a year after the debut of Overwatch, Korean police confirmed they're charging an eSports player and coach for attempting to fix a match. We've seen this happen before in other games, but it's the first time for Blizzard's team-based shooter.
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