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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
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
Another major title receives support for Tobii EyeX tracking technology.
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.
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 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
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
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
0.5" | 145 g
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
Soft Gold OnePlus 3 launches today
According to OnePlus, the new color option "needs to be seen and heard to be properly appreciated."
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.
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 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 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
Android Police says Google may launch smartwatches codenamed "Swordfish" and "Angelfish" complete with Android Wear 2.0 software.
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
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
0.46" | 18 g
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 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 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
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.
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.
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
A successor to the Thunderbolt Display is nowhere to be seen as Apple sells of it remaining stock.
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.
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
MotoMods will purportedly range from $89 USD for the JBL speakers up to $299 USD for the attachable DLP projector.
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
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
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
"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.
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.
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
The GTX 960M docking station made a return at Computex this year with a potentially new launch date.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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