Aside from mobile devices, Roku could try to bring The Roku Channel and other ad-supported channels to various manufacturers' streaming hardware like Amazon's Fire TV or the Apple TV. However, this would likely require a lot of negotiation on Roku's part: the streaming space has become very crowded very quickly, both in hardware and content, and manufacturers like to control which content makes it onto their devices (and who provides that content). … [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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As far as image quality goes, the biggest upgrade between the Pixel and Pixel 2 is in the removal of the halo effect from the original. There was a sort of lens flare that would show up on the Pixel when photographing brightly lit scenes or shooting into a light source, and I can happily report that’s entirely gone now. Google even tells me the new Pixel 2 has a custom-built lens array. I can’t tell you that the Pixel 2 is manifestly and consistently superior to the Pixel: in truly low-light conditions, I get the sense that a steadily held Pixel might outdo a Pixel 2. But with OIS on board, all of Google’s camera algorithm improvements, and the upcoming Pixel Visual Core upgrades, I think this camera is definitely one worthy of being called a generational upgrade. … [Read more...] about Pixel vs. Pixel 2: the five biggest changes