Author Archives: Satsuki Then

Satsuki Then is the editor-in-chief of 88gadget.info Japan - She is based in Tokyo and has been covering the consumer electronics industry since 2007.

MyHeritage Deep Nostalgia animates faces in old photos

MyHeritage Deep Nostalgia animates faces in old photos

Many people worldwide look at old family photos of relatives who are long gone and wonder what they might look like had video been available decades ago. MyHeritage has developed a new technology called Deep Nostalgia that it calls a groundbreaking new photo feature and allows people to animate the faces in old family photos. The tool provides a realistic depiction of how people in old photos could have moved and looked if they were captured on video.

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PlayStation 5 update coming this summer to allow storage upgrades

PlayStation 5 update coming this summer to allow storage upgrades

Sony's PlayStation 5 has been on the market for a while now, but it's still extremely difficult to find in stores. Sony has been unable to build enough consoles to keep up with demand. Scalpers gobbling up available stock have made it difficult for gamers to get their hands on the console. However, one of the biggest challenges for those who do have a PlayStation 5 is the size of modern games compared to the storage inside the game console from the factory.

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Researchers discover large galaxies strip star-making gas from nearby smaller galaxies

Researchers discover large galaxies strip star-making gas from nearby smaller galaxies

Astronomers published new research this week, discovering that small satellite galaxies contain less molecular gas in their centers. The 000 says that large galaxies are known to strip away gas occupying the space between the stars of smaller satellite galaxies. They now know that the larger galaxies can strip away molecular gas at the center of the smaller galaxies, which is the type of gas the smaller galaxies that need to create new stars.

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Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner software fix promised in the coming weeks

Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner software fix promised in the coming weeks

The company behind the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners, iRobot, has announced that the software updates it issued have been causing problems for some of its robotic vacuum cleaners. Models specifically impacted by the software issue are Roomba i7 and s9 robots. The company states that it is currently working on a software upgrade to fix issues owners have complained about.

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Breakdown in the Earth’s magnetic field 42,000 years ago caused sudden climate change

Breakdown in the Earth’s magnetic field 42,000 years ago caused sudden climate change

Researchers from UNSW Sydney released a study that looks at the last major geomagnetic reversal that occurred on Earth about 42,000 years ago. The 000 says that the Earth's magnetic field broke down at that time and caused massive and sudden climate change on the planet. All around the world, there were a few centuries of what the 000 calls apocalyptic conditions triggered by a reversal of the Earth's magnetic poles combined with the behavior of the sun.

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Scientists may have discovered a neutron star lurking inside a famous supernova

Scientists may have discovered a neutron star lurking inside a famous supernova

One of the most studied objects in the sky is a supernova that first became visible with the naked eye in our sky on February 24, 1987. It was the first supernova visible with the naked eye in 400 years and was dubbed Supernova 1987A. Since its discovery, researchers have been looking for the squashed stellar core that would've been left behind when the star exploded, known as a neutron star.

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Microsoft Word will gain text predictions next month

Microsoft Word will gain text predictions next month

In 2020, Microsoft announced it would be bringing text predictions to Word with the feature using Machine Learning to make suggestions based on the text being typed by the user. Shortly after that initial announcement, the feature was rolled out to about half of the Beta Channel users. Microsoft is now set to make the feature available to everyone according to the Microsoft 365 roadmap.

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Leaked image thought to be Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds

Leaked image thought to be Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds

A leaked image has turned up online that claims to be an unreleased Sony audio product known as the WF-1000XM4. The image is reportedly of the packaging box sleeve of the WF-1000XM4, and while the image is a bit blurry, it does look legitimate. However, as with any leaked image, it can't be ruled out that the image is a hoax.

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2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid Pro Power generator saves the day for Texas man

2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid Pro Power generator saves the day for Texas man

Texas residents have been hit extremely hard by severe winter weather over the last week, bringing significant amounts of snow and ice, leading to power outages widely across the state. Many Texas residents spent days without electricity or water as the winter storm brought the Texas infrastructure crashing down. One Houston-area resident is the owner of a 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid pickup with an integrated Pro Power generator on board.

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Rugged Panasonic Toughbook 33 2-in-1 gains faster connectivity

Rugged Panasonic Toughbook 33 2-in-1 gains faster connectivity

One of the things Panasonic is known for is making rugged computers that slot into the Toughbook family. One of the best-selling Toughbooks that Panasonic makes is the Toughbook 33, a fully rugged 2-in-1 computer. Panasonic has announced that it has updated the Toughbook 33 to better meet the needs of mobile workers in extreme conditions.

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Garmin Enduro smartwatch aims at endurance athletes

Garmin Enduro smartwatch aims at endurance athletes

Garmin has launched a new fitness wearable that's aiming directly at endurance athletes called the Garmin Enduro. The Enduro is a GPS multisport watch focusing on long battery life. The manufacturer says that the wearable was designed for the longest races offering weeks of battery life along with a lightweight and durable design.

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Terrafugia Transition flying car granted a Light-Sport Airworthiness certificate by the FAA

Terrafugia Transition flying car granted a Light-Sport Airworthiness certificate by the FAA

Terrafugia Inc. announced this week that it reached a milestone in its road to bringing the Transition roadable aircraft to market. The FAA granted Terrafugia a FAA Special Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) airworthiness certificate for the Transition aircraft. The flying car is a combination of two-seat aircraft and an automobile designed to meet both the FAA and NHTSA's safety standards.

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