Dealerscope Staff

Dealerscope Staff
THX Announces Leadership Transition

THX announced that Ty Ahmad-Taylor reached the end of his contract term and is moving-on from his role as company president and chief executive officer.

Acer announces new 10-inch tablets, one with a pseudo-quantum dot display

Acer's lineup of Android products mostly consists of low-end hardware with few (if any) unique features. At Computex in Taiwan, the company has announced two more 10-inch tablets. One of them has a quantum dot display, which appears to be a first for any tablet (as far as I can tell), and the other has…

The Splash Drone 3 is the Aquaman of drones

There are lots of drones out there that can do all sorts of things like fly around, take pictures and video, or even lift a human. But how many can swim? Meet the Splash Drone 3, the latest drone from SwellPro. It’s fully waterproof, and while it can’t quite swim, it can float, which is…

Heads up: Augmented reality prepares for the battlefield

At last week's Pentagon Lab Day in Washington, DC, the Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) and Army Research Lab demonstrated a prototype of technology straight out of first-person shooter games—an "augmented reality" heads-up display that could help soldiers tap into sensors and other data. Called Tactical Augmented Reality (TAR), the technology is…

Samsung Galaxy Gear 360: Great for the Galaxy S8, not so much for the iPhone

When the Galaxy S8 was unveiled in late March, it wasn’t the only premium product in Samsung’s catalog that received a massive overhaul. The Gear 360 camera also got an impressive redesign, turning it from a somewhat clumsy sphere into a neatly pocketable stick. But the 360’s case isn’t the only thing that changed. The…

The USB jack we've been using since 1996 could soon become obsolete

The time is almost up for the USB jack — called USB type A — that we've been using for over 2o years, as Intel has paved the way for the new USB-C standard to take over. On Wednesday, Intel said it would make its Thunderbolt 3 technology royalty-free, which gives any device manufacturer much…

What's Inside a Fitness Tracker Anyway?

Just a couple years ago, fitness bracelets were basically glorified step counters worn on your wrist. Now, they’re doing everything from measuring your heart rate on a run to warning you to get out of the sun. And they’re everywhere. Every company from Fitbit to Jawbone and Microsoft makes a pretty advanced piece of wrist-worn…

Tracking Your Way to Fitness: The Impact of Tracking Technology

With the advent of wearable technology and mobile apps, fitness tracking is more accessible then ever. But how does this technology accelerate the fitness journey and which platforms are best? When it comes to diet and exercise, research shows that having the ability to track progress can lead to more motivated health club members. These members…

Oculus software now fully supports three-sensor roomscale tracking

Oculus has a new update out for its PC software that brings roomscale tracking with three sensors out of beta, making it an officially and fully supported way of tracking a VR user in 360 degrees. The app update also adds improvements to multi-sensor tracking, including two-sensor 360, though that mode is still classified as…

Xiaomi unveils the Mi Max 2 with a massive 5300mAh battery

At a media event in Beijing, Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Max 2. The phone retains the 6.44-inch Full HD display, and the highlight this time around is the 5300mAh battery, 450mAh more than what was included in its predecessor. Xiaomi is claiming a battery life of two days, touting over 18 hours of video playback,…

Continuation patent shows that Apple is still exploring virtual keyboards for MacBooks

Apple has patents for virtual keyboards on MacBooks dating back as far as 2009, but a continuation patent application published today shows that the company is still exploring the idea. A virtual keyboard was of course a headline feature of the iPhone when it was launched in 2007, and Apple also introduced the feature to the…