‘Light field’ camera maker Lytro announces professional VR video rig

Camera maker Lytro drew our attention three years ago with what it called “light field” photography. Instead of focusing at a specific depth, its camera would capture everything in range of its finder, so you could do things like pick a focus after taking the picture. It was a fascinating technology, but one that appealed mostly to camera buffs. Earlier this year, though, the company cut its workforce, raised $50 million in funding, and began focusing on how light fields could be used in virtual reality. Today, it’s releasing its first camera rig for VR video: the Lytro Immerge.

Lytro previously added VR headset support for still images, but the Immerge isn’t just a traditional camera that takes video. Like the Jaunt Neo system, it’s a…

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Think same? HTC’s new One A9 ad is another Apple ripoff

HTC's new flagships is a beauty. But it looks familiar. Photo: HTCBefore he made The Martian, Ridley Scott directed the most iconic Apple ad in history with the classic 1984 Macintosh commercial. So what better way to set yourself apart from Apple as a rival smartphone maker than to… completely rip off ideas Apple was circulating thirty-odd years ago? Yeah, we don’t get it either. Check

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Mysterious electric car maker Faraday Future says it’ll spend $1 billion on a US factory soon

We still don’t know much about Faraday Future, apart from the fact that the California-based company has poached a who’s-who of talent from Tesla, BMW, and others, and that it claims that it’ll launch an electric car in 2017. And now, we know that it’s ready to start spending money: in a press release today, Faraday says that it will invest $1 billion in a manufacturing facility in either California, Nevada, Louisana, or Georgia, but that it hasn’t yet decided which one. “Producing our forward-looking and fully-connected electric vehicles not only requires the latest technology, but the right community partner,” says Faraday SVP Nick Sampson in the release; it’s likely that municipal and state incentives will play a big role, just as…

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TeamViewer 11 Beta brings Chrome support and improved remote access to Android devices


The TeamViwer 11 Beta is here, and it brought with support for both Chrome OS and Chrome, along with some additional functionality when it comes to accessing unattended Android devices. If you’re not familiar with TeamViewer, it’s one of the top tools/pieces of software as far as remote support goes. TeamViewer 11’s entry into beta takes things a step further, making it much easier to work on and access mobile devices than it is through other software.

Those of you interested can get the update here, and can download it for Chrome OS and the Chrome browser over at the Web Store. Keep in mind that for it to work on unattended Android devices, the owner of said device will have had to grant permission beforehand and will have to make sure a corresponding TeamViewer plugin is installed on their device.

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Another cool feature that comes with TeamViewer 11 is that it uses 30% less bandwidth than previous versions, which can be a concern now that the remote software can be used on mobile devices. There’s also a new application available called TeamViewer Host, which allows you to mirror an Android device to your desktop. It’s neat in the event that you need more space to work or need to access important software on your computer.

TeamViewer 11 is compatible with all major operating system distributions, such as Windows 10, OS X El Capitan, Android 6.0, iOS 9, and the aforementioned support for Chrome OS. Keep in mind that this is a beta, and you’re bound to come across some frustrating bugs. Anyone taking it for a spin?

We’ve got the press release below.

TeamViewer Launches TeamViewer 11 Beta

  • TeamViewer First Vendor To Deliver Easy Unattended Access To Android Devices
  • TeamViewer First Professional Remote Control Solution Running On Chrome OS
  • TeamViewer Allows For Easiest Connection to Headless Linux Servers
  • Up to 30% Less Data Usage Rates, File Transfer up to 15 Times Faster

Tampa, Fla., November 03, 2015TeamViewer®, the global pioneer of remote control and online collaboration software, today announced the 11th version of its flagship software. TeamViewer addresses the need for increased functionalities for mobile working and support for the trend of “bring your own device”. TeamViewer 11 provides users with a smart solution, which can be seamlessly integrated into their business environment, for a consistent and efficient user-experience. TeamViewer 11 also comes with a variety of “firsts and easiests” – including unattended access to Android devices, support for Chrome OS and headless Linux servers. The wide array of features in TeamViewer 11 combine speed, with quality and efficiency, to give users a faster and optimized remote support experience with up to 30% less data usage rates, and file transfer now up to 15 times faster than before. An utterly revamped tool bar and a massive performance boost round off TeamViewer 11 to make it the first choice when it comes to connecting users to the people and to devices that matter to them.

Some of the key features and benefits include:

Unattended access to Android devices – TeamViewer is the first vendor in the market to provide easy and uncomplicated access to unattended Android devices. The significance of Android goes beyond smartphones and tablets. There are increasingly many devices, which rely on Android; such as point of sales (POS), ATMs, public displays, and vending machines. Unattended access is vital for companies maintaining these devices, because no staff has to be present to confirm the incoming connection. That makes the support of these devices tremendously easy, as qualified staff cannot always be close to faulty machines. At the same time, key security concerns such as data protection and privacy are guaranteed because the unattended access option will have to be granted initially by authorized staff.

First professional remote support solution for Chrome OS – Extending its far-reaching list of supported platforms, TeamViewer 11 is the first remote control solution to run on Chrome OS by Google. Users can now access their office or home computer or provide remote support via their Chromebook.

Easiest access to headless Linux systems – By simply connecting to the text console, TeamViewer 11 can now be used to provide support for Linux servers without monitor, keyboard, or mouse. This means a major improvement for supporters as they do not have to worry about setting up port forwarding, configuring SSH (secure shell), or having to install a graphics card. TeamViewer makes the connection to headless Linux servers as easy as no other software maker in the market.

Multiple platform usability – TeamViewer can be used from a plethora of platforms and operating systems. It is designed to run on a multitude of operating systems – including the latest versions such as iOS 9, Android Marshmallow, Windows 10 and OS X El Capitan – and still fully supports older operating systems such as Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

Need for more mobility and BYOD reflected – TeamViewer 11 addresses the need for more mobility by providing a new Android Host App which enables connections to a whole new set of Android devices. Additionally, the TeamViewer chat will now be available for iOS and Android devices so that chatting is possible from virtually anywhere. The new mobile TeamViewer chat also comes with such important features as chat history and end-to-end encryption.

Browser-based TeamViewer – TeamViewer 11 allows for browser based remote support or remote access. This provides a convenient alternative if users lack administrative rights to install TeamViewer but still need to connect to a remote device to provide support or work collaboratively on a project.

The QuickSupport SOS button – With the customizable QuickSupport SOS button in TeamViewer 11, it is now easier for customers to contact their supporters with just a simple click. The quickly accessible SOS button serves as a shortcut on the desktop of customers and is linked to the custom QuickSupport module.

Many other features are available in TeamViewer 11. A detailed description of all features is available at:https://www.teamviewer.com/version11.

“We believe TeamViewer 11 is a major step in the history and future development – not only of our organization, but also of the entire remote access and online collaboration market altogether. We integrated many features as the first supplier in the market, but also reflected major trends and made sure TeamViewer allows for the best possible ease of use,” said Kornelius Brunner, Vice President Product Management at TeamViewer. “The unbelievable performance and efficiency gains we deliver in combination with the vast amount of platforms we support make me extremely proud. In addition we keep supporting Windows XP as we know many of our customers will have to provide support for that.”

TeamViewer 11 Beta is available immediately for Windows, Mac, Linux, mobile and Chrome OS devices. The described feature set may vary depending on the operating system. Additional information and a download option are available at www.teamviewer.com/version11. For professional use, TeamViewer offers different licenses tailored to meet the specific needs of companies, no matter their size. More information can be found at:www.teamviewer.com/licensing. As always, for personal use in a non-commercial environment, TeamViewer software is free of charge.


About TeamViewer

Founded in 2005, TeamViewer is fully focused on the development and distribution of high-end solutions for online communication, collaboration and remote monitoring of IT systems. Available in over 30 languages and with more than 200 million users worldwide, TeamViewer is one of the world’s most popular providers of remote control and online meeting software. airbackup, a powerful cloud-based backup solution, and ITbrain, a valuable remote monitoring and IT asset tracking solution, complement TeamViewer’s product portfolio. For more information, visit:www.teamviewer.com Follow us on Twitter at @TeamViewer and on our blog at blog.teamviewer.com.

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