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Samsung to Take on Amazon Echo and Google Home Thru Its Bixby-Powered Smart Speakers

Samsung is all set to give some real tough time to Amazon and Google with the launch of its artificial intelligence-powered smart speakers.

A report conducted by The Wall Street Journal reveals that Samsung is working on a voice-controlled speaker codenamed “Vega” that uses Bixby, Samsung’s virtual assistant.

As per the report, the specifications are not yet decided and there is no clear news about the release date as well. However, if the South Korean electronics giant wants to standout in this tough competition, it will surely need to come up with something impressive.

Samsung, being an ultra-dynamic electronics company, is completely aware of the fact. And Bixby, its AI assistant, seems like an answer to Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri.

In March, Samsung’s executive vice president Injong Lee gave a subtle hint about the company’s desire for Bixby, and it is right to say that Vega will likely to be incorporated into these plans.

“Starting with our smartphones, Bixby will be gradually applied to all our appliances. In the future, you would be able to control your air conditioner or TV through Bixby. Since Bixby will be implemented in the cloud, as long as a device has an internet connection and simple circuitry to receive voice inputs, it will be able to connect with Bixby.”

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Thanks to Logitech: Now Gamers Certainly Have a Reason to Like Wireless Mice

Logitech has all the reasons to surprise gamers with its new Powerplay technology that builds wireless charging directly into its mouse pad. This allows wireless mice to charge continuously without swapping batteries in the middle of the match.

Logitech, while revealing about the technology, claimed that it took more than four years of constant research and development to make it a reality.

Now, your next biggest concern is a compatible mouse that really works great with the Powerplay, right? Well, things are going just your way because you have two mice to choose from: the G703 Lightspeed ($100) which is quite simple in design and a bit lighter as well. Whereas, the G903 Lightspeed ($150) has a customizable button layout that automatically enhances responsiveness of the button.

You will have to wait a little more to get your hands on the Powerplay because it is not going to arrive before August. However, the G703 and G903 will hit the market in June.

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You Can Now Preorder Your Microsoft’s Surface Pen for $99

Let’s all hear the great news: Preorders for Microsoft’s new Surface Pen are open, which the company announced last month alongside the new Surface Pro. The cost set for the pen is $99. However, for now, it seems that only the platinum version of the pen is available. Moreover, you can’t preorder blue, black or burgundy versions as they are still shown in the “coming soon” section.

Virtually, the pen is lag free as Microsoft reduced lag to 21 milliseconds, and this is where Apple Pencil takes the lead by 1ms. But, the four different color options give Microsoft’s Surface Pen a slight edge and dominance.

Since there is a drastic cut down in lag, therefore the new pen speeds up the inking experience eventually. The new version is double efficient than the previous one, and can also handle tilting, which allows users shade smoothly like they would with a pencil.

So, what’s your take on it? Let us know your feedback!

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Smart Bandages Are More Likely to Enhance the Health Tracking Process

Have you heard about smart bandages before?

Well, this is the kind of bandage that has the ability to detect how speedily a hound is healing and sends a progress report to the doctor. Yes, it is true and this incredible technology will be exposed to the market from next year according to the scientists.

Let’s talk about how it works!

The entire bandage is occupied with very tiny sensors which are tailor-made to pick blood clotting and identity infections. And, it all gets done wirelessly.

Swansea University is the origin of these data driven bandages and hoping to make its first trial by the next year.

All in all, it would turn out to be an amazing help for physicians to customize treatments based on the progress of your wound. For instance, if you are healing well, you will be provided with a solution in accordance with your condition.

Prof Marc Clement, chairman of the Institute of Life Science at Swansea said: “This is a multi-technology approach, with nanotechnology, nanoelectronics, printing and coating biochemistry all interconnecting through 5G infrastructure to allow us tomorrow and in the future to deliver health care for a wound patient that delivers better patient outcomes and better quality of life.”