Samsung Has A New Odyssey+ Mixed Reality Headset on The Way

A new FCC filing shows that Samsung may be prepping to release an updated version of the HMD Odyssey, its Windows Mixed Reality headset launched at the end of last year. The new headset will be called the HMD Odyssey+, and there doesn’t appear to be many changes, except for some cosmetic differences to make the headset more comfortable to wear.

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Garmin listens to feedback, adds Spotify to Fenix 5 Plus Series watch

Garmin is rolling out Spotify support for its Fenix 5 Plus series of GPS multi-sport GPS watches, the company announced Wednesday, October 3 at a New York City event. Fenix owners can visit the online Connect IQ app store and download the Spotify app immediately. The addition of Spotify is a huge win for the smartwatch maker, which is pushing music as one of the flagship features of its Fenix 5 line of fitness trackers.

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The Surprising Origins of The TV Remote

It began with something TV viewers of the 21st Century can still identify with – anger over the adverts.

In the 1950s in the US, Zenith Electronics president Eugene F McDonald gave the company’s engineers a challenge: he hated having to sit through adverts. He wanted a device that could let him mute them, or skip to another channel (…where hopefully something other than adverts were playing).

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From Drones to Pickup Trucks, Workhorse CEO Believes the Future is Electric.

Tesla isn’t the only company focusing on electric vehicles. But instead of luxury cars, Ohio-based Workhorse builds electric delivery vans, and it’s developing an extended-range electric pickup truck called the W-15. The company is also working on drone delivery, and a human-piloted aircraft called the SureFly that looks like a cross between a drone and a conventional helicopter.

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Making Sense of Sensors

By equipping a smart, connected product with more sensors, a company can get a broader view of how a product functions (including real-time insights), open new ways to improve its performance (in real time as well) and more. However, it’s not enough just to add new sensors to the existing ones to improve visibility into the state and performance of these products. As the number of sensors increases, the volume of the data coming from these sensors will grow as well—and such a situation needs a specific approach to establishing all the big data-related processes: data ingesting, storing, processing and analyzing.

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