Amazon’s deluge of new hardware included something many of you may have been waiting for: a Kindle e-reader with stylus support. Yes, the Kindle Scribe comes with a magnetic pen and a 10.2-inch, 300ppi display. You don’t need to charge or sync the Scribe’s pen, and you can use it to take notes, journal, and comment on the books you’re reading. Starting next year, you can also send Microsoft Word documents to Kindle Scribe. Kindle Scribe starts at $340 and will be available on November 30th.
Yesterday Amazon also unveiled an expanded Fire TV Omni line. Two premium 65- and 75-inch QLED models have been added, as well as a redesigned Fire TV Cube. There’s a new sleep-tracking gadget, more Echo speaker updates, and updated Ring cameras. There was…
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It follows the recent launch in Asia.
Sony says its loyalty program will launch in America on October 5, while Australians and Europeans will have access on October 13. The program is free, but you get some benefits if you’re a PlayStation Plus member. You can earn rewards by completing activities and campaigns, ranging from the very simple (playing any game once a month) to the challenging (being one of the first to win a game’s platinum trophy in your region) pass. These loyalty points can be used towards your PlayStation Network wallet, digital collectibles and hopefully real world products.
With two-motor drive and air suspension.
Polestar’s first electric SUV will be officially unveiled on October 12. The company teased several premium features you can expect, including air suspension, active dampers and torque vectoring, and lined it up with other SUV EVs like the Mercedes-Benz EQS and Tesla’s Model X. The company said it’s hitting a 372-mile range on the European WLTP cycle (significantly less in EPA terms). It will also include a semi-autonomous driving system for highway driving.
No more waiting lists for “kitten sleeps in a shoebox”.
OpenAI’s well-known image generator is now available for everyone. If you want to create art, all you have to do is register and describe the pieces you want to produce. You get a limited number of credits that are recharged monthly. It’s still not clear if AI-generated art is used fairly or stolen. Getty Images recently blocked the footage over concerns it might violate copyright law.
And costs a little more.
After many years of trying, Oura finally managed to grind the flat edge off his smart ring. The company updates the third generation of its ring, which originally launched in late 2021, with a perfectly round body. The Oura (Gen3) Horizon retains the same array of advanced sensors as the existing model. The new Horizon is available to order now for $349 while the existing ring is $299.
The reason was British sanctions against Ukraine’s sham referendums.
Russia has removed all iOS apps from VK, the second largest tech company in Russia. These included his social media app, which is the fifth most popular in Russia, and others like Mail.ru and VK Music. The move came in response to British sanctions against the Russian government. Apple confirmed that it has removed the apps and closed VK’s developer accounts. “These apps are distributed by developers who are majority owned or controlled by one or more parties sanctioned by the UK government,” a spokesman said The edge.
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