Vivo X60 Pro Plus hands-on review: Feature-packed camera phone Score Details MSRP $930.00 Vivo isn’t a well-known smartphone brand outside of China, but it’s slowly making an impact with some impressive recent releases and crucial software advancements, culminating in the new X60 series. It’s the first Vivo phone to be released with Zeiss, the optics company, which has collaborated with the company on the camera, and it has a unique gimbal stabilization system too. You may not be that familiar with Vivo, but the X60 series is a big deal not just because of Zeiss’s involvement, but also because it’s part of the brand’s big push into the U.K. and Europe. I’ve been taking a look at the top device in the family, the X60 Pro Plus, and it’s a seriously desirable smartphone. At this stage, I’ve used the phone enough for an in-depth hands-on, but I still need to fully assess everyday functionality. I’ll update this review in the next few weeks, but for now … [Read more...] about Vivo X60 Pro Plus hands-on review: Feature-packed camera phone
A robot started prowling the aisles at my local Stop & Shop grocery store a few months ago, a tall, thin drink of water with big, ridiculous googly eyes at the top of its 7-foot-tall frame. Called Marty , the 140-pound robot was first rolled out in 2019 and is continuing to expand his empire, finally reaching the Long Island store I’ve been frequenting. Huzzah? Marty spots spills and other hazards, and … well, that’s it. Sure, “cleanup on aisle nine” just got more interesting, but his capabilities are limited. Nice try, guys. Meanwhile, Amazon Go stores are pioneering retail at a whole different level, automatically detecting you as your car enters the parking lot, leaning on A.I. to determine whether you’re merely eyeing the aioli or purchasing those potatoes, and automagically charging your credit card as you stroll through the exits — no swipe required. Retail today is nothing like the shopping malls of yesterday, and the future of retail is headed in a new direction … [Read more...] about The future of retail: Do robots, A.I., and AR spell demise for stores?
The official Rocket Lake launch isn't even here yet, but professional overclockers are already pushing the Core i9 11900K past 7GHz. As Tweeted by APISAK, one overclocker called 'ROG-Fisher' so far has achieved this overclock on a ROG Maximus XIII Apex motherboard with a crazy-high voltage of 1.873v. That makes this score the highest frequency overclock on Rocket Lake--at least for right now. Another overclocker in India has already begun work overclocking a 11900K. But for now, they have 'only' achieved 6.5Ghz, at a much lower vcore of 1.678v. This is just the beginning for Rocket Lake. It will take time for overclockers to feel out these new chips to see where they can be pushed. At least, for now, 7GHz seems to be the clock speed barrier to beat with liquid nitrogen cooling. Compare that to Intel's Comet Lake-S chips, which could hit well in excess of 7GHz. In-fact, with one CPU-Z validation, one overclocker almost hit the 8GHz mark. However, with Rocket Lake being … [Read more...] about Core i9-11900K Hits 7GHz With Liquid Nitrogen
If you’ve been pondering what kind of gift might suit someone in your life but just haven’t had any inspiration, then this article is just for you. After all, shopping for people and understanding precisely what their likes and dislikes are can be challenging. Some people seem unimpressed with gifts no matter how hard you try. The solution to buying gifts for difficult recipients is here, and it comes in the form of subscription boxes! You’ll find that many companies deliver a selection of new and exciting products straight to the recipient’s door every month for a flat fee. Who wouldn’t like to receive surprise gifts regularly, especially when you can get almost anything you want in them? Below, you’ll find some of the best of the best gift subscription boxes that will wow anyone in your life. The monthly date night subscription box Imagine receiving relationship-building content every month. Each box includes engaging, fun activities and games dedicated to helping you and … [Read more...] about These unique subscription boxes will wow anyone in your life
Apex Legends is coming to mobile devices. Developer Respawn Entertainment has announced Apex Legends Mobile , which is a new stand-alone game rather than a port of the PC and console version. Respawn’s Apex Legends is one of the most popular battle royale games currently on the market. Unlike Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds , the game had yet to cross over to mobile. Apex Legends Mobile will mark the first time fans can play the game on phones and other mobile devices. The new game is developed in-house at Respawn and is specifically designed with mobile in mind. It features streamlined touch controls and other optimizations. Respawn describes the project as a “new version of Apex Legends ” that remains true to the main game. The new game will be free to play like its console counterpart, and wil have its own battle pass and items that are unique to the new version. Respawn notes that the game will “never” have paid microtransactions that grant … [Read more...] about Apex Legends finally comes to mobile as a new stand-alone game