According to the report in Variety, Roku has been in talks with studios to license content for mobile device streaming. It's also possible that Roku could make it easier for companies with existing Roku channels to stream their content through the Roku mobile app. That would blur the line between Roku's existing hardware and your mobile device, but it's unclear if companies that have already developed a channel for Roku would allow that same content to be streamed over Roku's app rather than their own. … [Read more...] about In shift to content distribution, Roku may stream to third-party devices
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The only reason provided comes from a Logitech employee with the username Logi_WillWong, who explains in a response post from September 8, 2017 that Logitech will not be renewing a "technology certificate license" that expires in March. No details were provided about how this certificate license allows the Harmony Link to function, but it appears that without it, those devices will not work as promised. "The certificate will not be renewed as we are focusing resources on our current app-based remote, the Harmony Hub," Logi_WillWong added, which seems to indicate that the shutting down of the Harmony Link system is a way to get more customers on the newer Harmony Hub system. … [Read more...] about Logitech to shut down “service and support” for Harmony Link devices in 2018 [Update]
NEW DELHI: After low-cost ventilators, IIT Roorkee has developed 3D printed face shields for medical staff at AIIMS Rishikesh. The frame of the face shield is 3D printed and can be used along with the protective gear by healthcare personnel while entering the wards housing COVID-19 patients. “The spectacle-type design of the protection shield provides the ease of replacement as the transparent sheet is not bound to a reusable frame. The cost of the sheet is as low as Rs 5. The manufacturing cost per shield is approximately Rs 45. Mass manufacturing cost will be less than Rs 25,” said IIT Roorkee in a statement. IIT Roorkee will be sending the first batch of 100 face shields to AIIMS, Rishikesh. The shield has been developed at the ‘ReThink! The Tinkering Lab’ at IIT Roorkee . Tinkering Lab is a technical facility open to all the students of Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. “I am confident that these face shields will be of utmost use not only for … [Read more...] about IIT Roorkee develops 3D printed face shields for medical staff at AIIMS
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The other way to look at this, of course, is from the perspective of sheer practicality. And I have much sympathy for that. Most people just want a device compatible with all the stuff they already have, and in case of emergency, they want to be able to plug in some random pair of headphones to listen to some music or carry out a call. Google is making that minimal-effort life impossible now, failing to even include a set of compatible earphones in the box and forcing us to use dongles for something that used to come as a free inclusion with the phone. Maybe if the Pixel 2 had a more aggressively styled design or thinner bezels, we could accept the headphone jack’s demise with more mirth. … [Read more...] about Pixel vs. Pixel 2: the five biggest changes