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Sony films 360 degree video with Xperia Z5 devices

capturing video with 12 Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Check out this video, which Sony claims is the “world’s first 48K 360° video”. Its filmed with the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, which supports 4K imaging. It’s 360° but is it 4K or 48K? It was filmed at the Rise Ski & Snowboard Festival in Les Deux Alpes, France, with the 360 degree video shot on twelve Xperia Z5 Compact ...

Spatial audio sounds like Cardboard

google-cardboard

Like a moth to a flame, I keep getting drawn to Cardboard, Google’s low-fi Virtual Reality system. The latest news is that spatial audio is coming to the Cardboard SDK… It’s funny the way stories can overlap. It was only a few days ago I mentioned (see aptX HD brings 24-bit audio over Bluetooth) Smyth Research and the recreation, in ...

IoT innovation on show at Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards 2016

Fliegl Tracker Beacon

If you think CES is an obvious place to showcase Bluetooth innovation, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group agrees. The SIG has announced the winners for the 2016 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards, which were held in Las Vegas, off the back of CES. The overall winner was the Fliegl Tracker, a Bluetooth beacon-based vehicle detection system. The idea is that it reduces ...

Home Networking #2: Apple HomeKit

Honeywell Lyric Thermostat

Let’s push on with our series on smart home technology. Our next home networking option – waiting for a proto-Gadget Master to get busy – is the Apple HomeKit, the company’s home automation platform (a “a high-level device connectivity framework”, in its own words).