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OnePlus took a three-year ‘reflective pause’ before increasing its smartwatch battery

It’s 2024. All smartwatches should offer multiple days of battery life, full stop. As things stand now, there’s a jaw-droppingly wide range across the devices. I would go so far as to say that limited battery has been — and continues to be — the single biggest issue with the Apple Watch. The Series 9 is currently rated at 18 hours in standard mode and 36 in Low Power Mode. OnePlus’ upcoming Watch 2, meanwhile, promises a jaw-dropping 100 hours “in full Smart Mode.” This is, of course, exactly the sort of claim it’s…

Twitch is increasing channel subscription prices for the first time

has been looking to bolster bottom line for a while. After and reducing how much streamers make from Prime subscriptions, the streaming service is increasing the price of its subscriptions for the first time. it's "updating prices in several countries to help streamer revenue keep pace with rising costs and reflect local currency fluctuations." The first markets to feel the impact of those changes are the UK, Canada, Australia and Turkey.As of March 28, Tier 1 subscriptions and gift subs will be more expensive in the…

6 areas to address before increasing B2B paid media investment

Most B2B marketers, regardless of brand or agency experience, have likely faced this scenario: a marketer in charge of budget insists on investing in PPC campaigns despite evident issues that will hinder their effectiveness. We’ve worked with some of those clients before, attempting to address issues while managing paid media simultaneously – similar to building a plane while flying it. However, this approach rarely succeeded. Typically, clients failed to recognize the value of paid media, resulting in budget cuts,…

Samsung is increasing its shipment target for the Galaxy S24 series

The Samsung Galaxy S24 series is off to a great start in terms sales. The new devices shattered pre-order records across South Korea, India and the Netherlands which has led Samsung to up the shipment target for its S24 series to 13 million units for the first half of the year. According to the source, the previous estimate for H1 2024 was 12 million units which translates to a 1 million increase. Galaxy S24 Ultra was the leading pre-order driver for Samsung in South Korea and India and it is expected to remain the…

Virtual reality grooming is an increasing danger. How can parents keep children safe?

Virtual reality (VR) headsets are increasingly popular among adults and children. They are part of extended reality environments, which “enable ever more realistic and immersive experiences”.VR provides entry into computer-generated 3D worlds and games with different environments and interactions. Sometimes this is loosely referred to as the “metaverse”. The majority of VR headsets have a lower age limit of 10–13 years due to safety concerns of extended reality technologies in general and VR headsets in particular. But…

Expanding Final Fantasy 16 Meant Increasing Difficulty And Tying Loose Ends

While Final Fantasy XVI may have ended on a rather definitive note, its DLC rollout explores much more of its world of Valisthea. The main story hinted at a few things that weren't addressed by the time the credits rolled, so the opportunity for additional content was quite clear. With the first of two DLC expansions, Echoes of the Fallen, released in December 2023, those who were eager to get back into the shoes of protagonist Clive for more of the stylish action-RPG combat had something to chew on. But…

Novo Nordisk Begins Gradually Increasing Supply of Wegovy

The Danish company has started to increase the supply of lower-dose strengths of its blockbuster weight-loss drug, having limited supply in the U.S. since May to safeguard supplies. The Danish company has started to increase the supply of lower-dose strengths of its blockbuster weight-loss drug, having limited supply in the U.S. since May to safeguard supplies. FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS Read original article here Denial of responsibility! Techno Blender is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In…

Google’s Alphabet Q4 and FY2023 report shows flat revenue, increasing profits

Google's parent company Alphabet posted its fourth-quarter and full year 2023 report. While far from a disaster the numbers came short of the expectations, sending the stock tumbling down 6% at time of writing. Alphabet's revenues in Q4 were $86 billion - up 13% compared to Q4 of 2022. Meanwhile, the company's total unaudited revenue for 2023 is $307 billion - 9% more than in 2022. Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said "We are pleased with the ongoing strength in Search and the growing contribution from YouTube and…

An increasing consumer appetite for sustainable packaging is powering a new wave of startups

With the packaging market being valued at as much as €1 trillion globally it’s become a ripe field for startups to engage this market with digital products that can bring efficiency to a highly traditional industry.  This is perhaps why Packmatic, a Berlin-based digital packaging marketplace has raised a €15 million Series A round led by EQT Ventures. Also participating were HV Capital, xDeck, and several high-profile angel investors. Packmatic plans to use the capital to push further into European markets. The…

Brompton takes a combined approach to increasing gear range

Cycling to work can be a great way to keep fit, but if your journey involves hopping on a train you may find it easier to ride a folding bike. There are many brands that make them, but Brompton is probably the most well-known and well-respected. Now the company has introduced more gears to its bike and ebike lines, for more flexible riding options.Until now, the Brompton range of folding bikes and ebikes topped out at six in the gear department. But as the name says, the Explore 12-speed range now puts a dozen gears at…