“The latest IT news summary that will be the story of the story” is a series that mainly introduces the news that became a hot topic last week in the overseas IT industry and the Internet. We will deliver a variety of news, from the latest information that is worth knowing to things that are likely to be the story of the story.
GoPro to expand camera lineup other than action cam
At the financial results briefing held on February 3, 2022, GoPro revealed that it plans to add two new cameras to the lineup that are different from the current action cam “HERO” series.
GoPro is involved in the action cam “HERO” series and 360 ° camera “Max” series, and especially in the action cam “HERO” series, it is so popular that it is recognized by people other than video camera users.
At the financial results briefing held on February 3, it was revealed that two more specialized cameras will be added to the product lineup by utilizing the technology cultivated in GoPro. GoPro founder and CEO Nick Woodman commented, “The previous model had developed a number of cameras that appealed to similar buyers. The new plan will appeal to a completely different user base.” We are expecting the appearance of a different camera than before.
In addition, Nick Woodman said, “GoPro doesn’t want to make a Swiss Army knife for everyone. It focuses on people who need more than HERO or Max can offer and fits a particular use case. I want to make a premium solution. ” It is said that it will aim for a professional market with higher expertise than ever before.
In iOS 15.4, face recognition can be used with the mask on
The public beta version was announced on January 28, 2022, and “iOS 15.4” will be released soon. The most notable feature of this update is that Face ID for face recognition can be used even when wearing a mask.
Face ID that supports wearing a mask recognizes the data around the eyes and authenticates. Therefore, you need to register your face with Face ID again. Also, since only the area around the eyes is used for authentication, the accuracy may be lower than when authenticating the entire face.
Face ID was installed for the first time on the “iPhone X” released in 2017, and since then, the Touch ID for fingerprint authentication has disappeared except for some models. However, in Corona Whirlpool, it is difficult to remove the mask and use Face ID on the go, so there were many people who wanted Touch ID to be revived.
Face ID, which is finally released for wearing masks, is a feature that many users have been waiting for.
Blizzard announces a completely new mobile version of Warcraft
Activision Blizzard, which is attracting attention due to the acquisition by Microsoft, publishes the results for the fourth quarter of 2021 and the full year on the official website. Among them, it was revealed that a completely new mobile version of the company’s popular MMORPG “Warcraft” will be released within 2022.
Revenues decreased by 31% and 12% in the PC and console divisions, respectively, in the fourth quarter of 2021. However, the mobile sector’s revenue increased by 18%. In addition, full-year revenue was $ 8.8 billion, a year-on-year increase.
As for future plans, a completely new work of “Warcraft”, which has been supported as a popular work of MMORPG for 17 years since its release in 2005, is scheduled to appear in 2022. It will also provide a “new gaming experience” for Hearthstone, which has already been rolled out for mobile and PC.
Activision Blizzard may continue to focus on developing mobile titles, given the strong performance of the mobile division.