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Samsung LEVEL Active Bluetooth headset available in the US since August 19th, 2016

Samsung LEVEL Active headset now available in the US

This Bluetooth-enabled headset was specially designed for active people engaged in outdoor activities and can be paired with the Samsung Level app.
Microsoft promising free Holographic update for Windows 10 PCs in 2017

Microsoft promising free Holographic update for Windows 10 PCs in 2017

Intel and Microsoft will iron out the specifications and hardware necessary to bring "mixed reality" VR applications to all mainstream Windows 10 PCs by next year.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to support Tobii Eye Tracking

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to support Tobii Eye Tracking

Another major title receives support for Tobii EyeX tracking technology.
Startech announces new USB type-C Docking Station with Power Delivery

Startech announces new USB type-C Docking Station with Power Delivery

Startech announces their first USB-C Docking station with power delivery, HDMI, DisplayPort, Quick Charge USB ports and Ethernet.
Samsung Gear S3 launch event taking place on August 31st

IFA 2016 | Samsung Gear S3 coming at the end of the month

The successor of the one-year old Gear S2 will have three versions and will be unveiled on the last day of August, in Berlin.
Asus ZenWatch 3 smartwatch leaks online, might launch at IFA 2016

Asus ZenWatch 3 shows up online

After two square-shaped smartwatches, Asus will finally release a round smartwatch soon, as revealed by the images spotted on NCC.
Corsair Void headsets are now certified by Discord

Corsair Void headsets are now certified by Discord

The high-end headsets and microphones for gamers meet the minimum audio quality standards as defined by the growing VoIP chatting service.
Samsung Gear 360 Camera Review

Samsung Gear 360 Camera Review

360 Degree View. Virtual Reality and 360 degree photography are the hype and Samsung is delivering what the customer wants with a new camera. In this review, we will check to see whether the camera is worth the investment.
0.5" | 145 g
Kyocera DuraForce Pro rugged Android smartphone with action camera

Kyocera DuraForce Pro rugged smartphone coming this fall

This rugged handset is the first of its kind to feature an action camera and should launch this fall.
HTC-exclusive JBL Reflect Aware C noise-canceling headphones

HTC launches JBL Reflect Aware C noise-canceling headphones

These $200 USD high-end noise-canceling headphones with USB Type-C connectivity will only be available from HTC until early 2017.
HP Powerup Backpack accessory with 22,400 mAh rechargeable battery

HP unveils Powerup Backpack with 22,400 mAh inside

This backpack is up for pre-order on Amazon for $199.99 USD and is scheduled to begin shipping out on October 1st.
Samsung Pay vulnerability allows hackers to wirelessly skim credit cards

Samsung Pay has a serious vulnerability

This security issue affects any credit card, debit card or prepaid card that works with Samsung Pay, but the gift cards are safe from wireless skimming.
Incipio Group acquires Griffin, Incipio Offgrid battery case with microSD support for Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

Incipio acquires Griffin

Not long after announcing the acquisition of Skullcandy, the Irvine-based accessories company moves on and buys Griffin Technology for an undisclosed amount.
Samsung Gear IconX US launch delayed until August 19

Samsung Gear IconX delayed in the US

Although these activity tracking earbuds are already available in other markets and were expected to hit the US on August 14th, it looks like their new US launch date is August 19th.
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LG Watch Urbane smartwatch gets new firmware, Android Wear M1D63G

Android Wear gets the July security patch

The new firmware is labeled M1D63G and brings an update to Google Play Services, as well as the latest security patch.
Polar M600 Android Wear smartwatch with GPS and music streaming capabilities

Polar announces M600 Android Wear smartwatch

This new smart wearable offers GPS tracking, heart rate monitoring, as well as support for music streaming without a phone, and has a pre-order price of $329.95 USD.
OnePlus 3 in Soft Gold limited edition Android handset now available

Soft Gold OnePlus 3 launches today

According to OnePlus, the new color option "needs to be seen and heard to be properly appreciated."
Samsung wireless charger for simultaneous charging of smartphone and smartwatch

Samsung working on new wireless charger designs

A new patent filing by Samsung describes three new wireless chargers that are taller than the current ones and apparently can charge a smartwatch and a smartphone simultaneously.
Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch, global smartwatch market falling for the first time

Smartwatch shipments fall for the first time

While global shipments fell 32 percent in the second quarter, Apple's smart wearables faced an impressive downfall - no less than 55 percent.
Samsung Gear S2 de Grisogono limited edition smartwatch

Samsung Gear S3 and Galaxy Tab S3 might launch in September

Italian technology journalist Antonio Monaco has confirmed an older rumor, so it looks like the Galaxy Tab S3 and the Gear S3 will arrive at IFA 2016.
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 now official, to hit the market later this year

Corning announces Gorilla Glass 5

Internal drop tests reveal that Gorilla Glass 5 is almost two times more durable than Gorilla Glass 4 while offering similar resistance from scratches.
Render images of unknown Google smartwatches leak

Render images of unknown Google smartwatches leak

Android Police says Google may launch smartwatches codenamed "Swordfish" and "Angelfish" complete with Android Wear 2.0 software.
Razer Mechanical Keyboard Case for Apple iPad Pro 12.9 with Bluetooth connectivity and metal kickstand

Razer unveils mechanical keyboard case for iPad Pro

Featuring Bluetooth connectivity and a metal kickstand, this accessory uses the world’s first low-profile mechanical switch for mobile devices.
Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Smartband Review

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Smartband Review

Low-cost tracker. A fitness wristband for roughly 20 Euros (~$22) with OLED panel, heart-rate monitor, IP67 certification and a battery life of over 20 days? The Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi makes it possible. We tested Xiaomi's Mi Band 2 and report how it fares in everyday use.
0.46" | 18 g
Motorola Moto online store launching in Australia July 2016

Motorola launches the Moto online store in Australia

The store will go live in a week and will provide quick access to the entire portfolio of Motorola products available in Australia, as well as warranty and support services.
Samsung unveils UFS microSD memory cards with capacities up to 256 GB

Samsung introduces world's first removable UFS memory cards

The new UFS cards come with sizes between 32 GB and 256 GB, delivering a significant performance boost compared to the solutions currently available on the market.
BLU Energy XL Android phablet with MediaTek MT6753 processor and 5000 mAh battery

BLU Energy XL Android phablet debuts priced at $299.99 USD

This 6-inch phablet has a generous 5000 mAh battery that also allows it to act as a power bank.
SteelSeries celebrating 15th birthday with sweepstakes and rewards

SteelSeries celebrating 15th birthday with sweepstakes and rewards

Fans who register by July 15th will receive a 15 percent discount on a future SteelSeries purchase. The grand prize winner will get a MSI GE62 Apache notebook and a free trip to Seattle.
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Razer Core shipping on August 12th for $500 USD

Early Razer Core tests show poor compatibility with non-Razer notebooks

Early reviews point to a performance retention of about 85 to 90 percent compared to an equivalent desktop system. Compatibility with other notebooks aside from the Razer Blade and Blade Stealth are also unstable.
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Xiaomi may be preparing a smartwatch for a launch in September

Xiaomi may be preparing a smartwatch for a launch in September

A "Smartwatch" category has appeared on the manufacturer's website just two months after Xiaomi Vice President hinted at a potential wearable.
Apple discontinuing its 27-inch Thunderbolt display

Apple discontinuing its 27-inch Thunderbolt Display

A successor to the Thunderbolt Display is nowhere to be seen as Apple sells of it remaining stock.
Samsung Ahead wearable device

Samsung trademarks "Ahead" wearable

A new patent filing describes a helmet-shaped smart wearable that might end up launching as a Google Glass alternative some day, although Samsung has already unveiled a device with this name.
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Harman details JBL SoundBoost MotoMod for Moto Z

Harman details JBL SoundBoost MotoMod for Moto Z

The easy-to-use Bluetooth-enabled stereo speaker accessory own 1000 mAh internal battery and kickstand.
Moto Z MotoMod accessory prices allegedly leaked

Moto Z MotoMod accessory prices allegedly leaked

MotoMods will purportedly range from $89 USD for the JBL speakers up to $299 USD for the attachable DLP projector.
ZeroLemon Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 8500mAh Extended Battery Case

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge gets 8500 mAh battery case from ZeroLemon

This case only comes in black and can be currently purchased from Amazon for just $59.99 USD, down from a MSRP of $99.99 USD.
Experimental MotoMods could add docking station support and better camera

Experimental MotoMods could add docking station support and better camera

A Pro Camera MotoMod could add a 10x optical zoom on top of the existing rear camera.
Modular Blocks smartwatch available for pre-order for $330 USD

Modular Blocks smartwatch available for pre-order for $330 USD

The modular smartwatch has been delayed until October 2016, but users can pre-order now with four block pieces included.
Hands-on with the new HP Omen gaming series

Hands-on with the new HP Omen gaming series

"Omen by HP" will join the ranks of the Lenovo Y gaming series, Dell Alienware, Acer Nitro, Asus ROG, and others with availability in the next two weeks.
Motorola Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch gets firmware update

Moto 360 and 360 Sport get new firmware

This Android Wear update comes with minor fixes and improvements, but also packs a few enhancements to the Moto Body fitness app.
Five Thunderbolt 3-based docking stations designed to be compatible with any notebook sporting the port

Gigabyte unveils Thunderbolt 3 external GPU docking station

The Taiwanese manufacturer showed off multiple conceptual docking stations that make use of the super-speedy 40 Gbps connection bandwidth including the GP-T3GFx and GP-TBT3.
Acer external graphics dock could be coming this September with a GTX 960M GPU

Acer external graphics dock could be coming this September

The GTX 960M docking station made a return at Computex this year with a potentially new launch date.
Samsung Gear Live smartwatch gets Android Wear 1.5 firmware update

Samsung Gear Live gets Android Wear 1.5

Based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the new firmware does not bring any noticeable changes.
Apple may be preparing a 5K Thunderbolt monitor with integrated GPU

Apple may be preparing a 5K monitor with integrated GPU

The 5120 x 2880 resolution panel could include an integrated graphics chip and be compatible with any existing MacBook so long as it supports Thunderbolt 3.
Samsung Gear Fit2 fitness tracker with standalone music player

Samsung unveils Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX

The fitness tracker with standalone music player capabilities will go on sale next week, while the cord-free earbuds are expected to hit the market in Q3 2016.
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-B2 rugged Android tablet with Intel Atom x5 Z8550

Panasonic updates the Toughpad FZ-B2 tablet

This rugged tablet is now faster and better protected than before, as it uses a new Intel processor, namely the Atom x5 Z8550, also being IP65-rated for protection from the elements.
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Samsung shows off 5.5-inch 4K AMOLED panel prototype for VR

Samsung shows off 5.5-inch 4K AMOLED panel prototype for VR

The manufacturer revealed at Display Week in San Francisco a prototype AMOLED panel that promises ideal colors and reduced soreness in the eyes for virtual reality applications.
Asus VR headset coming soon, now on display at Computex 2016

Computex 2016 | Asus VR headset might launch soon

This competitor for the Gear VR will work with the ZenFone lineup and is expected to hit the market later this year.
Oppo F1 Plus FC Barcelona Edition special edition smartphone

Oppo unveils a custom edition of the F1 Plus smartphone

This limited edition handset aims football fans, more precisely those who would enjoy a smartphone styled in Barça red-and-blue aesthetics that also carries the club's insignia in 18K gold on the back.
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Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon Wear 1100 SoC for fitness trackers and smart watches for kids

Computex 2016 | Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon Wear 1100 SoC for smart wearables

This new chip is the sibling of the Wear 2100 SoC, which was announced back in February, but focuses on basic fitness trackers and connected watches for kids instead of fully-featured smartwatches.
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Moto Z MotoMods accessories leak

Moto Z MotoMods accessories leak

Like LG, Lenovo will be betting on optional attachments and accessories to market its upcoming flagship Moto Z series. Camera and Smart Cover MotoMods may launch alongside the smartphone.
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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)