AWS SageMaker’s new machine learning IDE isn’t ready to win over data scientists

AWS SageMaker, the machine learning brand of AWS, announced the release of SageMaker Studio, branded an “IDE for ML,” on Tuesday. Machine-learning has been gaining traction and, with its compute-heavy training workloads, could prove a decisive factor in the growing battle over public cloud. So what does this new IDE mean for AWS and the public cloud market?

Pico reveals Neo 2 Eye VR headset with eye tracking and 60GHz Wi-Fi

Pico’s development of a completely wireless VR headset for PCs wasn’t exactly a secret — Qualcomm used prototypes to demonstrate its Boundless XR initiative in September and December 2019. But it turns out the company still had some surprises left to reveal. Today, it formally announced two separate Neo 2 family headsets: Pico Neo 2 Standard and Neo 2 Eye, the latter incorporating Tobii’s eye tracking technology.

Luminar unveils Hydra, a lidar sensor sold on subscription

Luminar, the San Francisco lidar sensor startup that to date has raised over $250 million, is getting into the subscription business. At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show, it took the wraps off Hydra, a lidar sensor available to automaker partners for a recurring fee — a first for the industry.

Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries studio ‘interested’ in VR, but has ‘no plans’ for it yet

Good mech games and VR go together like racing sims and wheel accessories — it just makes sense. But don’t hold your breath for VR support in MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, at least not yet.

GuRu places mmWave wireless chargers in roving robots and room decor

It didn’t take long for people to become comfortable with robotic Roomba vacuum cleaners. Now a California company is preparing to place next-generation wireless chargers inside similar roving robots, as well as room decor, with the promise of keeping mobile devices in homes and offices fueled up wherever they are.

Charmin goes beyond TP with smell detector, roll fetcher, and V.I.Pee porta potty

Leave it to Charmin to be cheeky. The toilet paper brand is rolling into CES 2020 with three innovations from its Charmin GoLab, which is apparently a pretty zany place.

Google unveils Coral Dev Board Mini and Coral Accelerator Module

Last March, Google took the wraps off of Coral, a collection of hardware kits and accessories intended to bolster AI development at the edge. It launched in select regions in beta before graduating to a wider release last October. And today ahead of the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show, Google announced new additions to the Coral family that’ll become available later this year.

New World reflects on Insurgency: Sandstorm and a year of big changes

This article is made possible by Intel’s GameDev BOOST program — dedicated to helping indie game developers everywhere achieve their dreams

How tech is catering to the elderly and caregivers

At CES 2020, tech’s biggest trade show, it was heartening to see that the tech industry is paying attention to the needs of the elderly, and the younger people who provide care for the elderly.

Roblox’s 10 biggest games of all time — each with more than a billion...

Roblox is revealing its top games of all time, and it says that each one of them has been played more than a billion times.