Xiaomi announces Mi Mix 2S with Snapdragon 845 processor

A successor to Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2 phone (above) is on the way. Company spokesperson and product management director Donovan Sung made the announcement on Twitter, revealing that the Mi Mix 2S will use Qualcomm’s new top-of-the-line flagship processor, the Snapdragon 845. Unfortunately, we know … Continue reading Xiaomi announces Mi Mix 2S with Snapdragon 845 processor

Your next activity tracker could be a pair of glasses

If wearing a Fitbit on your wrist is too difficult, maybe you should consider a fitness tracker on your face. Eye insurance provider VSP Global is launching a pair of smart glasses today called Level that keep track of a wearer’s movement. They pair over Bluetooth to a companion iOS / Android app. A frame costs $270, which doesn’t include lenses. The inside of the glasses is relatively simple and what you’d expect. There’s an accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer that work together to track steps, distance, calories burned, and total activity time. It charges over a magnetic connector and should last about … Continue reading Your next activity tracker could be a pair of glasses

China overtakes US in AI startup funding with a focus on facial recognition and chips

The competition between China and the US in AI development is tricky to quantify. While we do have some hard numbers, even they are open to interpretation. The latest comes from technology analysts CB Insights, which reports that China has overtaken the US … Continue reading China overtakes US in AI startup funding with a focus on facial recognition and chips

Airbus’ ‘flying taxi’ isn’t much to look at, but it’s a major step toward electric flight

Last month, aerospace giant Airbus conducted the first successful test flight of its Vahana electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. At the time, Airbus only provided still photos to prove its claim of 53 seconds of hovering. But now we’ve got … Continue reading Airbus’ ‘flying taxi’ isn’t much to look at, but it’s a major step toward electric flight