We’re in the middle of a major wearable refresh. With Apple’s latest watch expected to show up at the iPhone event in a couple of weeks, we’ve already seen updates from Fitbit and tested Samsung’s latest pair of smartwatches. To be honest, the outdoorsy Galaxy Watch 5 Pro isn’t that different from the Galaxy Watch 5.
Aside from a larger screen, larger battery, and more durable glass, the Watch 5’s apps have few upgrades. Still, the Watch 5 Pro can still claim the title of best Android smartwatch with its rugged build and the company’s powerful wellness tracking software. Check out our full review of both watches.
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It can be paired with the new video headset DJI Goggles 2.
DJI has launched a new cinema drone called Avata, designed to work with the new DJI Goggles 2 video headset. Because it’s a cinewhoop, the Avata has the speed and agility of racers, but with the stabilization technology needed for smooth, vivid footage. The camera can record 4K video at 60 fps and 2.7K video at 50, 60, 100 or 120 fps. The DJI Avata is available today from the company’s website and various retailers, starting at €579. We are still awaiting US prices.
Duolingo expands into math classes and brain training
It goes beyond language learning
Duolingo Math marks the learning company’s first step beyond language. The new app consists of two elements. The first is a math course for elementary school children with short, playful math lessons. The app also has a brain training component geared towards those aged 13+.
Sonos is reportedly developing a speaker that can radiate sound in almost any direction
It will be the company’s next flagship.
After early pictures seen by The edge, Sonos is working on a new high-end speaker codenamed the Optimo 2. If the current design is retained, the device will have a double-angled shell and be able to fire sound in almost every direction, including upwards. Its work-in-progress pictures apparently make it look as big as the Sonos Five.
The first fully hydrogen-powered passenger train service is now running in Germany
Alstom’s Coradia iLint trains only emit water.
The first fully hydrogen passenger train is now in service. Alstom-built Coradia iLint trains run on the Lower Saxony route. The only emissions are steam and condensation, and Alstom notes that the train runs with a low noise level. According to Alstom, the Coradia iLint has a range of 1,000 km (621 miles), so it can run all day on a single tank of hydrogen.
Helicopters and gliders are coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator on November 11th.
They are returning to the series for the first time since 2006.
We knew helicopters and gliders were coming our way Microsoft Flight Simulator, but they will arrive earlier than expected. Developer Asobo Studio previously said it would be adding them on November 22, but it will introduce both aircraft types on November 11 instead. This is the release date for the game’s 40th Anniversary Edition, which will be available as a free update for all buyers Microsoft flight simulator. In total, Asobo will add 12 aircraft on November 11: four classic commercial airports (including Meigs Field in Chicago), 10 glider airports, 14 heliports, and 20 missions from previous games.
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