Dealerscope Staff

Dealerscope Staff
Get ready for augmented reality *everything*

The hottest thing in Silicon Valley is coming soon to ... well, pretty much everything. Augmented reality is shaping up to be the next big digital gold rush, and consumers should ready themselves for the onslaught. Apple's doing it. So are Google and Snapchat. Oh, and as we saw recently, Facebook is as well. AR…

30 days of standing: My experience with a sit/stand desk

I’ve avoided standing desks my entire life. Sure, sitting is killing us, but after the initial hoopla wore off, researchers started poking holes in the idea that standing was any better than sitting. Since I had a nice desk already, I had little motivation to upgrade for a non-obvious benefit. And standing desks come with their…

Choose from Alexa or Google Assistant in your new Mercedes

In the future, it'd be nice to expect our smart home will just know when we're on our way home and prepare for our arrival. In the meantime, voice assistants from Google and Amazon let us control our devices without all of that fiddly button pressing. Mercedes Benz, which already pledged to bake Google's platform into…

Microsoft Warns that Virtual Machines Could Be Turned into Botnets

Microsoft, Google and many other cloud providers have spent years promoting the security of their cloud environments for businesses and individuals. However, that doesn’t mean that the cloud is entirely safe. Last month, Microsoft warned businesses that hackers and other cybercriminals are compromising virtual machines (VMs) deployed via the cloud and using those VMs to launch…

Peerless-AV Introduces New Indoor Portrait Kiosk

Peerless-AV, the leader in innovative audiovisual and digital signage solutions, is excited to introduce its new indoor Portrait Kiosk for displays ranging from 40"-55". Featuring an aesthetically pleasing curved design, the new Portrait Kiosk offers a range of functions, such as wayfinding, entertainment and digital merchandising, for any indoor application setting – from corporate to retail to…

New Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70 Launches

The Panasonic LUMIX ZS70 boasts a 30x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-720mm) packed in a pocket-sized body while enabling 4K VIDEO/4K PHOTO capture.

Samsung steps up its HDR rivalry with Dolby through Amazon-backed HDR10+

When it comes to HDR, there are two competing standards – HDR10 and Dolby Vision. The latter has historically been the more technologically advanced of the two, with support for 12-bit color depth and dynamic tone mapping. But now an improved HDR10 standard, HDR10+ is on the rise, and Amazon Prime Instant Video has just…

Leaked iPhone schematics hint rear Touch ID and vertical dual-cam setup

Apple has long been rumored to be prepping a substantial design overhaul for the next-generation iPhone that will significantly diverge from previous models – and recently leaked schematics seem to suggest this might very well be the case. Serial Apple leaker Sonny Dickson is back with yet another scoop. The notorious hardware insider took to Twitter…