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.

Garmin adds new Approach golf wearables and rangefinder

Garmin adds new Approach golf wearables and rangefinder

Garmin is probably best known for its line of GPS devices that are used in cars and other vehicles all around the world. The company also makes a line of wearables aimed at outdoors enthusiasts and sports fans. The company has announced three new smartwatches for its Approach range aimed directly at golfers.

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Big Nokia leak sheds light on the X20 5G, X10 5G, and G10

Big Nokia leak sheds light on the X20 5G, X10 5G, and G10

Three smartphones from Nokia have been leaked with data about the devices turning up ahead of their official announcement. Information on the X20 5G Scarlet Witch, X10 5G Quick Silver, and G10 has surfaced. The leak suggests the X10 5G will be powered by a Snapdragon 480 5G processor; the same processor is tipped for the X20 5G.

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Nissan finds a second use for old LEAF batteries

Nissan finds a second use for old LEAF batteries

One of the first commercially available electric vehicles was the Nissan LEAF, which has been on the market for many years. While the LEAF isn't the most popular electric vehicle on the market, having been around for years longer than other EVs has allowed Nissan to work out some of the challenges associated with aging electric vehicle batteries. The main challenge is want to do with an electric vehicle battery after it no longer has the capacity to be useful in a vehicle.

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Modder creates a slick liquid-cooled PlayStation 5

Modder creates a slick liquid-cooled PlayStation 5

It's been challenging for most gamers to find a PlayStation 5 in stores since the console launched. Part of the problem is high demand, and another part of the problem is that scalpers continually buy up the consoles to resell at higher prices. Most people would never dream of making significant modifications to their PlayStation 5 as hard as the console is to get. A gamer from Vietnam certainly had no problem making major modifications to his console.

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Gamer builds the world’s smallest Nintendo 64 console

Gamer builds the world’s smallest Nintendo 64 console

People have been playing video games at home going on way back to the 70s. Some consider the heyday of gaming to be the 80s, but one of the most popular Nintendo game consoles launched in the mid-1990s and was the Nintendo 64. A gamer in Massachusetts has landed himself a Guinness World Record for the world's smallest Nintendo 64 game console.

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Rumor says Apple will finally cram larger batteries into the iPhone

Rumor says Apple will finally cram larger batteries into the iPhone

One of the bigger complaints that Apple iPhone fans of had over the last few generations is that Apple continues to rely on smaller batteries than much of its competition. A new rumor circulating claims Apple is finally ready to add larger batteries to the iPhone line when the iPhone 13 launches. The rumor also says the iPhone 13 will have several design changes and efficiency improvements.

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T-Mobile customers have to opt-out of new advertisement scheme

T-Mobile customers have to opt-out of new advertisement scheme

Anyone who uses T-Mobile for their mobile phone service should be aware that the carrier has announced it will automatically enroll subscribers in an advertising program if they don't opt-out. The advertising program would serve ads to the users based on their online activity. The first indication of T-Mobile's plan came from a recent update to its privacy policy.

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Hackers breach Verkada gaining access to security camera footage

Hackers breach Verkada gaining access to security camera footage

A group of hackers claims that they have gained access to a huge amount of security camera data collected by a company called Verkada Inc. Verkada is a startup in Silicon Valley that provides security camera services to a number of major companies. The hackers claim they have gained access to live feeds of 150,000 surveillance cameras.

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Xbox update lands to prepare for Xbox Wireless Headset launch and more

Xbox update lands to prepare for Xbox Wireless Headset launch and more

A new software update is coming for the Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows 10. The update prepares the systems for the launch of the Xbox Wireless Headset. The update changes the Xbox Accessories app in advance of the wireless headset launch and adds new toggles for FPS boost and auto HDR for backward-compatible games. Updates for the Xbox Wireless Headset will happen on March 16.

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Noted Apple analyst makes predictions about Apple AR headset

Noted Apple analyst makes predictions about Apple AR headset

When it comes to the world of ferreting out details about Apple products that haven't launched, one of the most successful analysts is Ming-Chi Kuo. The analyst has been offering accurate information on unannounced Apple gear going back for years, typically relying on sources within the Apple supply chain. Kuo is now predicting a future Apple augmented reality/mixed reality headset rumored to land in 2022.

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Chinese hackers are leveraging flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server to steal emails

Chinese hackers are leveraging flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server to steal emails

Security researchers reported at least 30,000 organizations across the US have been hacked over the past few days by an unusually aggressive Chinese cyber-espionage unit focused on stealing email. The researchers say that many of the organizations targeted in the act include small businesses, cities, and local governments. The group of hackers is exploiting four newly-discovered flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server email software.

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Purdue researchers create a cheap underwater glider

Purdue researchers create a cheap underwater glider

Autonomous submersible probes and drones are of use to scientists all around the world for exploring the oceans. There are challenges with designing underwater drones and other autonomous underwater vehicles because they can be intrusive to the environment and have trouble fitting through confined spaces. Researchers at Purdue University have created a new underwater drone that's highly maneuverable and low cost.

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