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Asus ZenWatch 3 smartwatch now available

Asus ZenWatch 3 goes on sale

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 Android smartphone now available

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's new KM570 MX mechanical keyboard. (Source: G.SKILL)

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.
Samsung Veyron (SM-W2017) in rose gold finish

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.
The Arc Hub is a new 7 in 1 USB-C Hub that is also compatible with Thunderbolt 3.

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 will not release any more standalone displays on their own but instead work with partners like LG.

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.
The first real innovation since 2007? Lenovos new TV spot for the Moto Z and the MotoMods.

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 hybrid connected watch starts at $245 USD

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+ smartwatch with Nike+ Run Club app

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).
The Vphone S8 has a 1.54 inch display and can be considered the smallest smartphone to date.

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.
There won't be any LG Friends for the LG G6 a report from South Korea suggests.

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 Classic smartwatch coming next month

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).
A new MacBook Pro is said to arrive on October 27th, sources at Apple claim.

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

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

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"
Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch gets beta-stage Samsung Pay support

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 Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches unofficial render

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 now available in the US for $599 USD

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 Quick Wireless Charging Pad: Induktive Schnellladestation von LG

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 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 smartwatch images leak on Weibo

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 skins for Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones

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 chose the Le Max 2 as their first high-end phone for the US-market.

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.
You can watch the Google event live today at 9 am PT, noon ET and 5 pm UK time.

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.
Android Wear 2.0 is delayed. Don't expect it to come out before early 2017.

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 fitness tracker now available in the US and other markets

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

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 is planning to make Google Home a cheaper alternative to Amazon Echo.

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.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Android phablet coming in black onyx next month

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.
Going for an early morning swim? No problem with an Apple Watch series 2.

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

80% 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
Prototype iPhone 7 case adds a 3.5 mm audio jack

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 premium around-the-ear wireless Bluetooth headset

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.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Android phablet recall issued by CPSC

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.
Might be alone out there for some time: Asus ZenWatch 3. (Picture: Asus)

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.
Apple iPhone 7 dropped the traditional 3.5 mm jack

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

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.
Moment does have an interesting concept: Haptic feedback is used to make information

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.
Tim Cook presenting the iPhone 7: Are they testing how far they can go?

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.
Using Apple Plugs, you can upgrade your old iPhone to an iPhone 7.

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.
Thanks to a pairing button on the AirPods case, they might work with Android as well.

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.
Thanks to the missing audio jack on the iPhone 7 Belkin can sell you an adapter.

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 AirPods wireless headphones for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

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 Watch Series 2 with faster processor, water resistance, GPS, and brighter display

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 and check out the Apple September event in 107 seconds.

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 smartwatch sales dropping, Fitbit leads the wearable market

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 ZenPower Max external power pack with 28,600 mAh battery capacity

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.
TomTom Route Exploration app on TomTom Adventurer smartwatch

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).
No modular smartphone by Google after all: work on Project Ara has been suspended.

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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