Microsoft’s Xbox Series X Might Be Able To Play Windows Games
One of the confirmed features of Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox is that it will offer backwards compatibility on day one. This means that gamers who have a library of Xbox One games should have no issues playing their games on the new console. However, a new report from Game-Experience.it suggests that there could be more to it.

EU Wants Apple To Drop Lightning In Favor Of A Standard Charging Port
In the early days of mobile phones, pretty much every handset maker had their own proprietary charger. This meant that if you used a phone made by one manufacturer, you wouldn’t be able to charge it using another company’s charger. However, over the years, this has changed where Android handset makers adopted micro USB and now USB-C.

Microsoft’s Next Surface Pro Could Be Powered By Solar Energy
Solar energy is a great idea as it means that we don’t need to draw from our finite resources. However, apart from it being used to power homes and offices, we haven’t really seen it make its way into consumer electronics, at least not in a very big way, but Microsoft could be looking to change that.

More Evidence Of New MacBook Pro With Magic Keyboard Spotted
According to the rumors from back in 2019, it was suggested that Apple could be working on new keyboards for their MacBook Pro laptops. This was later confirmed to be true when the 16-inch MacBook Pro was launched. The rumors also suggested that these changes will arrive in 2020 for the 13-inch models.

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Apple’s Macs Could Be Getting A ‘Pro Mode’ To Boost Performance
With most of Apple’s products, it is usually the company who decides how your devices function. This means that compared to other products and platforms, users do not have much control over it. For example, when it comes to determining whether to use the discrete GPU versus the GPU on the motherboard, this is entirely left to macOS to decide.

Gamer Saves Teammate’s Life Despite Being 5,000 Miles Apart From Each Other
Due to the fact that a lot of the world is connected, it’s not surprising that when we play games, more often than not we meet people from all over the world. Now it seems in an amazing story, it tells the tale of how a 20-year old gamer from America managed to save the literal life of her teammate who was living over 5,000 miles away in the UK.

Tesla Cars Will Soon Be Able To Talk To People
The problem with electric cars is that their motors tend to run considerably quieter compared to regular car motors. This can create a problem for pedestrians who might not otherwise be able to hear an electric car driving up behind them, especially if they have a pair of headphones on. However, Tesla might have an answer to that problem.

Microsoft Outsourced Skype, Cortana Recordings To China With No Security In Place
It is no secret that companies such as Microsoft have been outsourcing the analysis of recordings made through platforms such as Cortana. The analysis is meant to help the company better understand how to improve their services, although we imagine that not many people are too thrilled at the idea.

MyFood Family, Solar-powered Aquaponic Smart GreenhouseEditor's Pick
The MyFood Family Smart Greenhouse got a lot of traction at CES 2020, so much that the unit exhibited at the FrenchTech pavilion was sold during the show! Given that the price tag for such a large model (Family model, 22 m² / 242 ft²) varies between 8,600 to 22,000 euros (VAT incl.), that sale was a great validation of the product and the technology powering it.Mickaël Gandecki, co-founder, CTO […]

How To Repair A PowerPoint Presentation With Recovery Toolbox (Any Device)
Let us share with you the hypothetical sad story of the loss of a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that we had been working on for two weeks for our boss. Everything ended up a nightmare.

Samsung Unveiled The Enterprise-Ready Galaxy XCover Pro Smartphone
While we are already waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S20 next month, Samsung just unveiled its enterprise-ready smartphone ‘Galaxy XCover Pro’.It may not be the prettiest smartphone you have seen but it is indeed a stylish-rugged smartphone for workers from a variety of industries.Not just limited to Samsung’s Knox Security platform and durability, it also features walkie-talkie capability that Microsoft Teams support.In the press release, Samsung mentions its interest in […]

Texas School District Lost $2.3 Million In A Phishing Email Scam
Whenever we publish a security-focused article or news, it probably involves a warning to a phishing scam one way or another.However, this time, it is the Manor Independent School District that was a victim to an email phishing scam which resulted in the loss of approximately $2.3 million.Even though the Manor Police Department along with the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) is investigating the incident, it looks quite bad.They do […]

Chronolife’s Nexkin Biometric T-Shirt Enables Continuous Real-Time Health MonitoringEditor's Pick
Chronolife was back at CES 2020 with its biometric T-Shirt Nexkin launched in November 2019, a consumer version of Chronolife’s medical solution that is expected to launch as a remote health monitoring product in 2020, with FDA and CE class 2a certifications. In 2021, the company will add to the lineup a patented predictive solution for Chronic Heart Failure with its proprietary HOTS algorithm for mobile phones.

Ubergizmo’s Best of CES 2020Editor's Pick
Our Best of CES, the products and tech that made an impression for their design, ingenuity, value, or all of the above. So many things to see, so little time, but our 15th CES almost boils down to this.

Thirdeye Robotics Drone With Vertical Takeoff + Landing
Most small drones are based on a multi-copter design and use a vertical lift generated by the electric engines to fly and stay up in the air.

Panasonic’s HomeHawk Floor Is A Security Camera Disguised As Lamp
Most of the time, you can actually see the security cameras around you – unless someone wants to have a discrete camera hidden somewhere.A discrete setup may not be convenient enough and land you in legal trouble later. However, if you want to have a discrete security camera at your home that blends in as a decor item, it would be a great choice to have.Panasonic, at CES, 2020 has […]

SmartDiagnosis CardiVu Contactless Heart Rate Monitoring
CardiVu is an accurate heart-rate monitoring app that works without having any sensor on your skin and blends transparently into your smartphone routine. We’ve looked at the latest version during CES 2020.

Withings ScanWatch Can Detect Sleep Apnea & Irregular Heartbeat
Just like a smartphone, everyone wants to have a smartwatch as another essential gadget.However, for some – smartwatches seem much more expensive than what they offer.But, recently, the features and specifications that we get on a smartwatch (say, Apple Watch) – it is tough to ignore its value. With more features offered, they prove to be an essential companion to our smartphones.At CES, 2020 – Withings unveiled ScanWatch, a hybrid […]

With Perfitt You Never Get The Wrong Shoe Size
Shopping for shoes is not something that I particularly enjoy: different brands’ sizes don’t match, and the shoe style sometimes calls for unexpectedly wide or narrow width, so there’s only one way to know: try.

Dot incorporation Improves The Lives Of Visually Impaired People
Dot incorporation is one of the most interesting companies we have looked at during CES 2020, and we listed it as one of the Ubergizmo’s Best of CES award recipients because their technology can vastly improve the life of visually impaired people.


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