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The first round ZenWatch smartwatch by Asus became available for purchase yesterday for $229 USD, a bit cheaper and earlier than anticipated. Shipments are expected to begin mid-November.
Blue Coral Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge now official
Initially scheduled to become available for the ill-fated Note 7 phablet, the Blue Coral finish is now ready for the Galaxy S7 Edge handset. The colors already available for this phone include white, silver, black, and two gold flavors (platinum and pink).
G.SKILL announces new KM570 mechanical keyboard
Hardware manufacturer G.SKILL has just announced a new mid-tier mechanical keyboard aimed at gamers. The keyboard is able to be customized without the need for software.
Rose gold Samsung Veyron shows up online
The SM-W2017 handset, also known as Veyron, has been spotted recently receiving its FCC certification and rumors mentioned it more than just once or twice in the last months, even including a gold variant. Now, images of a rose gold variant surface online as well.
Arc Hub: The best mobile 7 in 1 USB-C-Thunderbolt Dock for your MacBook?
Bourge Design has recently unveiled their Arc Hub, a 7 in 1 USB-C Dock, that may be the ultimate universal docking station for your new MacBook or any other laptop with USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Apple: No more standalone displays!
Apple apparently decided to quit its standalone display business. This information was tweeted by the editor in chief at The Verge recently who claimed, that Apple told him about this change in direction. Instead of creating new displays on their own, Apple will work with partners like LG to deliver display solutions for the Mac.
Lenovo Moto Z & MotoMods: Steve Jobs appears in new TV spot
Lenovo mentions Apple und their first iPhone in a new TV spot for the Moto Z and the MotoMods modular accessories and says, that there have not been any meaningful innovations since Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007.
Emporio Armani Connected now available for purchase
This first connected luxury watch by Emporio Armani is the result of a partnership with Fossil and comes with basic features, but promises to offer an impressive battery life of no less than six months, all for a price tag starting below $250 USD.
Apple Watch Nike+ arriving tomorrow
This special edition wearable brings together the unique features of Apple Watch Series 2 and the new Nike+ Run Club app. It will be hit the US tomorrow, starting at $369 USD (38 mm) and $399 USD (42 mm).
Vphone S8: Smallest smartphone in the world to have a 1.54 inch display
Vphone announced their $30 S8 smartphone, a tiny, almost square device which integrates 2G support, a heart rate monitor and pedometer as well as FM radio and Bluetooth 4.0.
LG to stop modular expansion options with the LG G6 next year
A report straight out of South Korea suggests that LG has decided to not make the LG G6 modular anymore. Instead, the company will apparently focus their efforts on stability and customer demand.
Samsung Gear S3 to hit the market next month
This Tizen-based smartwatch has been unveiled at the end of August and will hit the market next month in two versions, just as expected - Classic (Bluetooth connectivity only) and Frontier (Bluetooth and LTE).
New Apple MacBook Pro said to be unveiled October 27th
Internal sources at Apple told Recode, that the Cupertino company will hold another hardware event on October 27th. We expect Apple to introduce a redesigned MacBook Pro, possibly a new MacBook Air and maybe even a new external display.
Sony Xperia Ear wireless earbuds available for pre-order for 200 Euros
The waterproof Xperia Ear will respond to voice commands and head movements and will carry a built-in 65 mAh battery.
Acer Graphics Dock with Nvidia GTX 960M Review
Surprise! A graphics card in an external case - familiar. In the past, this technology has not worked as intended. In this review, we put all that aside and take a look at what the GPU is capable of. Update 10-15-2016: Aspire Switch 12S does not turn into a gamer.
Intel Core i5-6200U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6"
Intel Core i5-6200U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6"
Samsung Pay Beta hits the 3G/4G Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic
The cellular versions of both the Samsung Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic get beta-stage support for the mobile payment service in the US three months after their regular variants.
Google might launch two Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches in early 2017
The first two Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches by Google were mentioned by some rumors last summer, and now it looks like the Internet search giant is targeting the first quarter of 2017 for their launch.
HP Elite x3 Lap Dock hits the market
While this accessory turns the phablet into a regular notebook, it also has a rather high price - no less than $599 USD.
LG Innotek: Quick Wireless Charging Pad with 15W
LG announced a 15W Quick Wireless Charging Pad that charges 50 percent into a flat battery in just 30 minutes, or a full charge in 90 minutes. LG claims that the new 15W wireless charger can equal wired quick charging speeds.
Oculus certifies Aorus X7 v6 gaming notebook as "Oculus-Ready"
The 17.3-inch super-thin gaming notebook is now officially backed by Oculus to be one of the first gaming notebooks recommended for Oculus Rift owners.
HTC One Watch shows up online
After a very long time in the rumor mill, it looks like the HTC smartwatch might finally be ready to hit the market, as shown by the images that surfaced on Weibo.
Slickwraps launches Google Pixel and Pixel XL skins
The new Google Pixel handsets just got nine skins each, including carbon, metal, wood, and stone finishes. Each has multiple color choices and costs less than $20 USD.
LeEco Le Max2 & Le S3: This is LeEco's first US-Phone lineup
LeEco leaked details about their first US-phone and TV-lineup by accidentally publishing information ahead of time. Here is what's coming to the US in 10 days.
Today is Google Pixel day: Watch the live stream here!
We are expecting to see a bunch of hardware, including the Pixel Phones, Google Home, a VR-headset and a new Chromecast. Google might also be giving us a glimpse into the future by teasing Andromeda.
Google delays final Android Wear 2.0 update to early 2017
Google just announced a third developer preview of its next major Android Wear OS 2.0. It does introduce the Google Play store to Android Wear watches but delays the final release by a few months, Google says.
Fitbit Charge 2 hits the US market
This fitness tracker hits now multiple new markets, with more to be added next month, and a Special Edition Series to launch in December.
OWC announces USB Type-C Drive Dock docking station
The external docking station supports read and writes rates of over 400 MB/s and is now available for just under $90 USD.
Google October 4th hardware event: Leaked pricing and information
Google is said to unveil a bunch of hardware on October 4th. Apart from the Pixel Phones and Google Home we might also see a new smart home router. Pricing information for some of the hardware was leaked as well.
Black Onyx Galaxy Note 7 coming next month
Since the first batch of jet black iPhone 7 handsets sold out very fast, Samsung is on the right path with the black onyx Note 7, to come out in early October.
Apple's new iPhone 7 & Apple Watch promo videos focus on sports, water and low light
Apple released three new videos this weekend, promoting how an active lifestyle can be supported using iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and the new Apple Watch Series 2.
Cube i9 CDK07 Docking Keyboard Review
Popular design. The CDK07 docking keyboard transforms the Cube i9 into a full-fledged convertible PC. The design of this dock is similar to that of the "Touch" cover from Microsoft. In this review, we will check how the docking keyboard fares in comparison to the Microsoft product and how good the Cube i9 is as a convertible PC.
Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12.2" | 1.3 kg
Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12.2" | 1.3 kg
Prototype iPhone 7 case adds a 3.5 mm audio jack
The user-made case is a heavily modified iPhone 6s case that connects to the Lightning port of the iPhone 7 for added functionality.
LG FORCE wireless Bluetooth headset now available
This new pair of around-the-ear wireless headset targets the sporty mobile consumers, being designed to work with most Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices on the market. This audio accessory features Qualcomm aptX audio coding and is sweat and water resistant, compliant with the IPX5 rating.
The CPSC officially announces the Note 7 recall
Two weeks after Samsung, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued an official recall of the Note 7 handsets sold locally as well. There are over 1 million units affected, including those sold by Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, and even Best Buy.
Smartwatches: Manufacturers will take a break
Many manufacturers will take a break from making smartwatches, meaning there will be no new models this year. Some are waiting for the latest version of Android Wear, some want to wait and see what people expect from a smartwatch.
Samsung might remove the headphone jack soon as well
After the Cupertino-based company, the South Korean giant might become the next big name in the industry to remove the 3.5 mm headphone connector from its handsets as well, although this decision was not well received by many Apple fans.
SteelSeries announces Rival 500 MOBA gaming mouse for $80 USD
The mouse includes 15 customizable buttons and an integrated motor that can vibrate in response to onscreen actions.
USB Killer: This stick will destroy your device – on purpose
"USB Killer" really lives up to its name: The stick is supposed to test how good devices are protected against overvoltage via a USB port. Worst case: It will destroy a device completely.
Wearable Moment: 24-hour pre-order for 99 USD
The wearable Moment is worn around the wrist, has no screen and works with haptic feedback. It is now possible to pre-order the device for 99 USD, deliveries will follow in March 2017.
Apple iPhone 7: Are they testing how far they can go?
The iPhone 7 and its missing headphone jack could be testing grounds for next years major new iPhone revision, says Business Insider.
This is how the internet is making fun of Apple's iPhone 7 and their AirPods
The courage that Apple showed stripping the iPhone from its headphone jack is being put to a test every day now, with artists and comedians all over the world making fun of Apple, the iPhone 7 and their newest wireless earpods, the AirdPods.
Apple AirPods: Seems like they might also work with Android
Apple does not want you to know about it obviously, but their recently announced AirPods seem to work with Android as well.
Apple iPhone 7: You need this to charge your iPhone 7 while having your headphones plugged in
Belkin wants to sell you a $40 adapter to split your Lightning port in two so you can listen to music while charging your iPhone 7 at the same time.
Apple unveils the AirPods wireless headphones
These new accessories will hit the market next month and work with devices running iOS 10, watchOS 3, or macOS Sierra.
Apple intros the Watch 2 smartwatch
This new smart wearable features a brighter display, a dual-core processor, is water resistant to 164 feet and features a GPS.
Don't blink: The Apple September iPhone 7 event in a 107 second video
If you didn't have time to watch the Apple September event yesterday, you might want to check out this 107 second video to get an idea of what you missed.
Apple Watch sales decline while Fitbit remains the market leader
While shipments of basic wearables grew considerably compared to last year, smartwatch sales continue to struggle, with Apple taking the most powerful blow.
Asus intros the ZenPower Max power pack
This external battery pack has a capacity of 28,600 mAh and can easily charge any notebook on the market, as well as various other smaller devices.
IFA 2016 | TomTom intros three smart wearables
These new TomTom devices start around $166 USD for the Touch fitness tracker (already available for pre-order), up to about $335 USD for the TomTom Adventurer GPS smartwatch (to launch in October).
Google confirmation: Modular Smartphone Project Ara is dead
Google confirmed last week's Reuters report that suggested, the company might have suspended work on the modular smartphone concept "Project Ara".
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