SmartThings Partners with Eve Systems to Revolutionize Home Energy Management

By Peter Cooney | December 20, 2023

There are several interesting threads to this story (pun intended), for example: Samsung has partnered with a 3rd party to help roll out smart plugs, rather than developing these devices in house. It further signals Samsung’s commitment to driving adoption of Matter as the all-encompassing smart home connectivity technology. At a higher level this is a […]

Humane launches Ai Pin

By Peter Cooney | November 15, 2023

After 4 years of development, the Humane Ai Pin will become available to purchase from November 16th. This wearable device is aimed at replacing a smartphone as the primary way for people to access knowledge and interact with others, with AI at the heart of what it does. The press release states “Ai Pin redefines how […]

Upcoming handheld gaming consoles to look out for in 2023

By Peter Cooney | November 8, 2023

This story highlights the new handheld gaming consoles that are coming in 2023. SAR Insight is following this market, and tracking the brands and products introduced. It will be one of 150+ devices that we will track in our new DATAportl service, which is due to launch at the start of 2024. The handheld gaming […]

PS5 is fully stocked for first time and on track for record sales this year

By Peter Cooney | October 27, 2023

Sony is confident that the supply chain issues it has had with the PS5 are now solved and it expects to sell 25 million units in 2023, driven by strong sales in the holiday period. This is excellent news for the gaming industry, however, the current malaise in consumer spending and coming into a holiday […]

Samsung Partners With SoundHound and White Castle to Revolutionize Voice AI Drive-Thrus With Next-Gen Display Technology

By Peter Cooney | October 6, 2023

In order to increase sales and give customers “personalized, easy-to-navigate experiences”, SoundHound has partnered with Samsung to offer voice AI drive-thru boards. As a result of removing the human element of food ordering, the press release boasts “orders processed in just under 60 seconds, and 90 percent order completion rates that exceed previous staff-based benchmarks”.It […]

Meta’s New Quest 3 is Here

By Lachlan Cooney | October 3, 2023

Meta’s new Quest 3 has landed and it’s currently available for pre-order. It’s set to release on the 10th of October for $499, $200 more than the Quest 2, but is it worth the substantial price increase? The most significant upgrade in the Quest 3 is its new Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 CPU by Qualcomm. This […]

New Xbox Designs for 2024 Leaked

By Lachlan Cooney | September 20, 2023

Recently, a document was leaked during the FTC vs Microsoft case revealing their plans to refresh the current line of consoles in 2024. This includes the Series X, Series S, and a brand-new controller. The most eye-catching change is definitely to the Series X console, going from a boxy, fridge-like design to a much smoother […]

Windows 11 Adds Bluetooth LE Audio Support

By Peter Cooney | May 25, 2023

This announcement demonstrates that Bluetooth LE Audio is soon to become mainstream. It’s addition to the Windows 11 will bring this to a very wide audience and allow new Bluetooth LE Audio enabled peripheral devices, such as TWS earbuds, to connect to millions of Windows PCs. SAR expects the number of Bluetooth LE Audio enabled […]

Synaptics Showcases AI-Enabled Vega Technology

By Peter Cooney | May 25, 2023

The latest announcement by Synaptics of its Vega Technology trackpad solution shows that major progress is being made by leading trackpad module vendors to drive haptics into laptops. As detailed in our report on Haptics in Computing haptics enabled trackpads are expected to be widely adopted across high end laptops and Synaptics is one of several module […]

ST Strengthens position in the TWS sensor market

By Joe Murray | March 28, 2023

STMicroelectronics has announced its latest headphone-focused UI chip, the LSM6DSV16BX, an integrated product that is intended to replace 2 or more components in a TWS device. This combines 3-axis wide band accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope with an audio accelerometer, electrostatic sensor (Qvar) and processing. It enables multiple functions needed in many TWS devices: Bone conduction for voice activity detection […]

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