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Samsung The Frame smart TV (Source: Samsung)

Samsung's domination of the TV market reaches adulthood

Although brands like Sony and LG are not easy prey, Samsung made it look so by achieving a 30.1% share in the global TV market last year. Since 2006, Samsung managed to sell enough TV sets to get the golden crown every time. In 20...
Codrut Nistor, 22 Feb 2024 00:36
Xiaomi Redmi AX5400: Router with decent features

Xiaomi Redmi AX5400: Gaming router with mesh support, strong Ethernet and Xiaomi features available in Europe

The Xiaomi Redmi AX5400 is a high-performance router suitable for implementing a corresponding mesh system. The model can now be ordered in Europe, although the purchase is still subject to certain obstacles.
Silvio Werner, 14 Feb 2024 15:21
Fitrus Plus 3.0: Intended for the measurement of numerous vital parameters

Fitrus Plus 3.0: Compact device measures a number of vital parameters and could be a replacement for a smart scale

The Fitrus Plus 3.0 is intended to take the tracking of fitness and vital data to the next level. It is a transportable device for measuring various parameters and could be a replacement for a smart scale.
Silvio Werner, 13 Feb 2024 23:20
Samsung's smart TVs will offer only Alexa and Bixby as options for voice assistants (Image Source: Samsung - edited)

Samsung TVs to lose Google Assistant next month

Samsung has officially confirmed that Google Assistant will no longer be available on its smart TVs, including existing models. The voice assistant was added to Samsung’s Tizen TV platform in 2020, but the 2023 lineup of TVs came ...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 03 Feb 2024 14:43
Inside the Varta battery research facility in Graz due to begin full operations in Q2 2024 (Source: Varta AG)

Varta battery research facility in Graz to expand later this year

Currently conducting research in the battery field with a team of around 30 people, Varta's Graz site will expand later this year. The new facility will accommodate a team of 50 members in charge of developing post-lithium solutio...
Codrut Nistor, 23 Jan 2024 16:50
The Tack GPS Plus can track loved ones worldwide using GPS, Wi-Fi, and LTE networks. (Source: Tack One)

CES 2024 | Tack One unveils Tack GPS Plus to track people and objects worldwide over LTE-M networks

Tack One has unveiled the Tack GPS Plus location tracker. This latest model transmits location information continuously over LTE-M networks worldwide to track people and objects worldwide. The Tack GPS Plus adds Indoor Elevation F...
David Chien, 16 Jan 2024 10:24
Xiaomi BE 3600: New WiFi 7 router to launch at a low price

Xiaomi BE 3600: New WiFi 7 router with an affordable price tag

Xiaomi is offering the BE 3600, a WiFi 7 router that aims to win over buyers with its particularly low price. A fast Ethernet port is also available.
Silvio Werner, 14 Jan 2024 23:44
The ULED X TVs star at CES 2024. (Source: Hisense)

CES 2024 | Hisense ULED X TVs, Canvas TV and Kitchen of the Future go on display

Hisense is touting its latest ULED X variants as class-leading mini-LED TVs in Las Vegas right now. They are being shown off alongside the new Canvas, another big-screen device intended to blend art and technology as the name sugg...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 10 Jan 2024 18:14
The MSI EV Premium charger. (Source: MSI)

CES 2024 | MSI EV Smart Eco Chargers and AI DVR star at OEM's industrial AIoT showcase

Electric vehicle (EV) chargers with MSI logos might become a thing in 2024, as part of the brand's bid to become as well-known for automotive or industrial smart tech as it is for gaming laptops. Some of the MSI tech for cars supp...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 09 Jan 2024 21:55
The P200 Pro. (Source: WELOV)

WELOV P200 Pro launches as world's first Matter-certified air purifier

The AiDot brand WELOV asserts that its latest air purifier is a world first in that it is the first device of its kind officially approved to work with the Matter standard for smart home IoT and devices. The company believes that ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 05 Jan 2024 19:31
LG's AI bot: essential gadget or expensive gimmick?(Credit: LG Newsroom)

Zero labor home: LG announces a two-legged smart AI agent

In view of CES 2024, LG Electronics prepares to showcase their smart home AI agent that runs on multimodal AI technology. The bot is powered by Qualcomm Robotics RB5 for facial recognition and functions as a pet monitor, a patrol...
Sarfo Ashong-Listowell, 27 Dec 2023 17:57
Meross' garage door remote is now 28% off its initial MSRP. (Credit: Meross)

Deal | Meross' HomeKit smart garage door opener falls below $35

From an all-time-high of $74.44 this fall, Meross' garage door remote has plummeted by more than half. Thanks to cumulative price drops, seasonal sales and a $5 on-page coupon, this HomeKit-compatible garage door opener is finally...
Sarfo Ashong-Listowell, 22 Dec 2023 15:43
The HP Elite t755 Thin Client has been officially announced (image via HP)

HP Elite t755 Thin Client announced with AMD Ryzen embedded CPU and compact form factor

The HP Elite t755 Thin Client is now official. It runs a custom Windows 10 version and comes with a laundry list of security protections, making it ideal for enterprise environments. It will be available for purchase sometime in J...
Anil Ganti, 11 Dec 2023 15:00
The HP tz655 Trusted Zero Client has been officially announced (image via HP)

HP tz655 Trusted Zero Client launched with PCoIP and PCoIP Ultra support

The HP tz655 Trusted Zero Client has been officially unveiled. It uses a low-power AMD Ryzen R2314 chip with 8 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage in a compact form factor chassis.
Anil Ganti, 11 Dec 2023 15:00
The M30's aesthetic design fits into almost any interior environment

D-link introduces AI-powered smart router

Unlike typical routers, the Aquila Pro M30 smart mesh router from D-link Corporation features an in-built AI algorithm to optimize network performance, WiFi-6E connectivity and compatibility with Matter, Alexa and Google Assistant...
Sarfo Ashong-Listowell, 01 Dec 2023 01:03
Samsung TV Plus home screen after the update (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

Samsung TV Plus gets a redesigned home screen and more

Announced earlier today, the latest update for Samsung TV Plus comes with visual and functional changes that aim to streamline content discovery and enhance the user experience. The service is available in 24 countries, and the up...
Codrut Nistor, 30 Nov 2023 23:53
The Xiaomi 14 series. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi revenues reach nearly US$10 billion in third quarter of 2023

Xiaomi has announced that it took in over 70 billion yuan (well over US$9 billion) over its latest quarter, which ended on September 30, 2023. The OEM's smartphones accounted for over half of that revenue, although its smart home,...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 22 Nov 2023 19:44
CarlinKit 5.0 Apple CarPlay & Android Auto wireless adapter (CPC200-2air) (Source: Amazon)

Deal | CarlinKit 5.0 Apple CarPlay & Android Auto wireless adapter almost 47% off on Amazon

With a list price of US$104.99, the CarlinKit 5.0 wireless adapter is now down to US$55.99. This accessory can help owners of cars featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto go wireless. It sports a built-in 5G chip with automatic r...
Codrut Nistor, 19 Nov 2023 14:26
The new Camera E1 comes with a 2k sensor. (Source: Aqara)

Aqara launches Camera E1 with 2K sensor and Apple HomeKit support for US$59.99

Aqara's latest smart home camera offers great bang for very little buck. For less than US$100, the Aqara Camera E1 boasts a 2k sensor, wide-angle lens, night vision, and is compatible with a range of third-party platforms includin...
Sarfo Ashong-Listowell, 17 Nov 2023 20:01
MediaTek has unveiled its first-ever RFSOC, the T300 (image via MediaTek)

MediaTek unveils new 5G chip for low-power applications

MediaTek has unveiled its first-ever Radio Frequency System-On-Chip (RFSOC), the T600. It is manufactured on TSMC's 6 nm process and uses one Cortex-A35 CPU core.
Anil Ganti, 17 Nov 2023 19:20
Map View interface (Source: Amazon)

Amazon launches Map View for Alexa-connected devices in smart homes

Now rolling out for public preview, Alexa users can now control all their smart gadgets from a centralized map. The new Map View is limited to compatible LiDAR devices with the Alexa app, and Amazon plans to extend support for its...
Sarfo Ashong-Listowell, 16 Nov 2023 14:47
Amazon Fire TV could ship with Vega starting next year (Source: Amazon)

Amazon's Android alternative Vega allegedly coming in 2024

Currently named Vega, Amazon's Android alternative for Google's mobile operating system is allegedly being tested on Fire TV devices and might hit the market in less than a year. Unlike the existing AOSP-based Fire OS, Vega is rep...
Codrut Nistor, 10 Nov 2023 17:17
The Cota Universal Adapter. (Source: Ossia)

Ossia Cota Universal Adapter touted to bring wireless charging to (almost) any smartphone

Ossia asserts that it is ready to bring its Cota Real Wireless Power to any USB type-C device with its new Universal Adapter. Furthermore, the compact gadget is touted to charge a compatible device over the air, received from a Hu...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 09 Nov 2023 18:35
Raspberry Pi 5 just launched last month. (Image Source: Raspberry Pi)

Arm makes strategic investment in Raspberry Pi

IoT and edge computing are two sectors that have seen rapid growth in the past few years, and Raspberry Pi is an important player, especially on the commercial side. Arm needs to consolidate its position and is now cementing its 1...
Bogdan Solca, 03 Nov 2023 17:53
6G networks transform virtual reality, collaborative robots and autonomous driving (Symbolic image: Bing AI)

AI-powered 6G networks will transform digital interaction and our daily lives

Experts say the combination of artificial intelligence and 6G networks will fundamentally change the way we work and play. An intelligent network that can manage its own capacity and increased computing power will revolutionise ap...
Nicole Dominikowski, 29 Oct 2023 17:49
Matter aims to connect all smart home devices under a common protocol (Image Source: CSA)

Matter update adds support for nine smart home device types including large appliances and safety sensors

The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) has just introduced version 1.2 of the Matter smart home standard, which adds support for nine new IoT device types including appliances and safety sensors. It also improves device identif...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 27 Oct 2023 22:46
Zotac ZBOX PRO PI339 pico (Image source: Zotac)

Zotac ZBOX PRO PI339 pico: Quarter-litre mini PC announced with Intel Processor N100

At just 114.8 x 76.0 x 27.1mm, the Zotac ZBOX PRO PI339 pico is one of the tiniest PCs that the manufacturer sells. However, it achieves this size decrease by making heavy sacrifices when it comes to I/O and expandability, as it c...
Tudor Cibean, 08 Sep 2023 01:11
Bambu's flagship X1-Carbon model was affected by the issue (Image Source: Bambu)

Bambu 3D printers start printing on their own overnight resulting in damaged parts and botched print jobs

A cloud server error on August 15th caused many Bambu 3D printers to unexpectedly start print jobs at night, creating misshapen messes, damaging printers and raising safety concerns. The company has responded with an apology and e...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 20 Aug 2023 09:02
The new RISC-V accelerator's major investors. (Source: Qualcomm)

RISC-V tapped to bolster EU semiconductor concerns with new accelerator project

The instruction set architecture (ISA) RISC-V is increasingly seen as a chip-designing goldmine, mostly thanks to its open-source nature. However, it still needs commercial support to drive its adoption, according to big industry ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 06 Aug 2023 18:02
Raspberry-Pi alternative Zimaboard in hands-on: Versatile X86 single board all-rounder invites you to try and learn

Raspberry-Pi alternative Zimaboard in hands-on: Versatile X86 single board all-rounder invites you to try and learn

Home server made easy. A Raspberry Pi is now too mainstream, too expensive, too underpowered, too complicated, too bare without a heatsink and case? Raise the curtain on the Zimaboard, an all-in-one alternative with two LAN and SATA ports and even a PCIe slot, fully configurable, with a stronger X86 instead of an ARM processor and almost unlimited expandability. With this, it wants to conquer the maker, DIY and consumer hearts.
Christian Hintze, 25 Jun 2023 07:25
Samsung Odyssey G85SB curved gaming monitor (Source: Samsung)

Deal | 34-inch Samsung Odyssey G85SB QD-OLED 175 Hz curved gaming monitor drops below US$1,300 for the first time

Unveiled at the end of 2022 with a list price of US$1,499.99, the 34-inch Samsung Odyssey G85SB QD-OLED curved gaming monitor (model number LS34BG850SNXZA) is now available for US$1,299.99 via both Amazon and Samsung US. Its highl...
Codrut Nistor, 16 May 2023 11:30
Wide array of connectors (Image Source: LattePanda)

LattePanda launches Sigma single-board computer with Intel Raptor Lake-P CPU, 2x Thunderbolt 4 and 2x 2.5 GbE

The new Sigma is probably the fastest SBC on the market, as it basically offers the performance of a mid-range laptop with even better connectivity. It comes equipped with an Intel i5-1340P CPU, 16 GB of LPDDR5-6400 RAM, support f...
Bogdan Solca, 26 Apr 2023 17:19
Google is rolling out Matter support for the Nest Thermostat. (Image source: Google)

Nest Thermostat Matter support has just arrived

Google is rolling out Matter support for its Nest Thermostat. The new compatibility will enable you to control the Google device using other Matter-compatible devices and apps, such as Apple Home. The rollout for the 2020 device b...
Polly Allcock, 20 Apr 2023 22:32
70mai Dash Cam Omni (Source: 70mai)

70mai Dash Cam Omni enters the North American market

The 360-degree full-view 70mai Dash Cam Omni has just made its debut in North America. With a list price of US$199.99 for the US and CAD$279.99 for Canada, this 1080p dash camera features AI motion detection, built-in GPS and 128 ...
Codrut Nistor, 28 Mar 2023 15:06
First RISC-V SBC from Asus (Image Source: Asus)

Asus announces Tinker V SBC with RISC-V processor

The first RISC-V SBC from Asus comes with a Renesas RZ/Five single-core MPU, 1 GB DDR4 RAM, SD card reader, 16 GB eMMC and port selection including two microUSB connectors and dual-2.5 GbE NICs.
Bogdan Solca, 14 Mar 2023 18:23
The EBO X. (Source: Enabot)

Enabot EBO X home robot Kickstarter attains nearly 20 times its goal

Enabot touts its latest EBO X as the "first true family bot", and, as such, capable of helping protect, entertain and inform your loved ones while moving independently around the home. Its launch via Kickstarter involves a hefty d...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 12 Mar 2023 19:23
Yeedi Floor 3 Station review

Yeedi Floor 3 Station review: flat and powerful with a self-cleaning station

The robot vacuum cleaner that vacuums and mops by itself. The new Yeedi Floor Station 3 can supposedly navigate households much more precisely thanks to its new ToF camera. With its rotating mop, dirt can be combatted thoroughly. But not everything works perfectly with Yeedi's new domestic assistant quite yet.
Marc Herter, 08 Mar 2023 19:53
Qualcomm launches the Snapdragon X35. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm Snapdragon X35 debuts as a world-first 5G NR-Light modem

NR-Light is a new type of 5G pitched at moderate-bandwidth applications that fall between those like SIM-enabled broadband devices and, for example, the things of IoT systems. Qualcomm has just introduced the first modem and RF sy...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 08 Feb 2023 17:54
Gigaset Plug 2.0 One X in review: Smart socket with development potential

Gigaset Plug 2.0 One X in review: Smart socket with development potential

Gigaset has relaunched its smart power socket and promises broader compatibility and even offers the option to measure the power consumption of the connected devices. We will find out whether the Plug 2.0 One X delivers what it promises.
Daniel Schmidt, 28 Jan 2023 06:41
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon Satellite. (Source: Qualcomm)

CES 2023 | Qualcomm Snapdragon Satellite debuts to bring new kinds of two-way messaging to premium Android smartphones

Qualcomm has announced that satellite-based connectivity is coming to Android smartphones, starting with those powered by its latest flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The OEM has partnered with Iridium to deliver the first-gen ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 05 Jan 2023 22:10
The new Genoio 900 debuts. (Source: MediaTek)

CES 2023 | MediaTek Genio 700 unveiled as new IoT platform with dual display and USB 3.2 Gen1 support

MediaTek has introduced a new addition to the Genio family of internet of things- (IoT) specific platform at CES 2023. The 700 is an octa-core chip rated to support FHD and 4K displays - both at the same time if necessary, in fact...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 02 Jan 2023 17:57
The EnkPi comes in four sizes, starting with a 2.9-inch option. (Image source: EnkPi)

EnkPi: Universal ePaper HAT for Raspberry Pi Pico W lands with optional E Ink displays

The EnkPi is a series of E Ink displays that utilise the Raspberry Pi Pico W. Available in a variety of sizes, the EnkPi starts at US$10 as a Universal ePaper HAT and rises to US$98 for the HAT with a Pico W and a 7.5-inch E Ink d...
Alex Alderson, 12 Dec 2022 20:56
MIUI 14 is finally official. (Source: Xiaomi)

MIUI 14 based on Android 13 debuts touted as Xiaomi's most powerful and secure, yet most efficient and integrated, mobile OS to date

Xiaomi has prefaced its launch for its latest 13 series of flagship smartphones with an introduction to the new software the devices will run out of the box. MIUI 14 is based on Android 13, and is rated to bring improvements in te...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 11 Dec 2022 13:23
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K streaming dongle (Source: Amazon)

Deal | Fire TV Stick 4K gets generous 46% discount on Amazon

With a list price of US$49.99, the latest model of Amazon's Fire TV Stick 4K is now discounted by 46%, so those interested can get it for just US$26.99. In addition to 4K Ultra HD support for Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+, this pr...
Codrut Nistor, 10 Dec 2022 12:25
The PiTalk should start shipping in February 2023. (Image source: Ravinder)

PiTalk: New Raspberry Pi HAT arrives with 4G connectivity options

A new 4G-capable HAT for the Raspberry Pi has reached Kickstarter. Available from US$85, the PiTalk 4G HAT is joined by the cheaper PiTalk 4G Dongle and PiTalk 2G HAT, which are available to back for approximately US$79 and US$25,...
Alex Alderson, 29 Nov 2022 20:12
The Inkplate 2 is available with and without an enclosure. (Image source: Soldered Electronics)

Inkplate 2: Espressif ESP32-based ePaper display lands on Kickstarter with Arduino compatibility

Soldered Electronics has brought a new ePaper display to Kickstarter. Dubbed the Inkplate 2, the Arduino-compatible board contains a 2.13-inch and triple-colour ePaper panel sat atop of an Espressif ESP32 microcontroller. The Inkp...
Alex Alderson, 29 Nov 2022 19:53
Google has started issuing refunds for games and content purchased through its soon-to-be dead Stadia game streaming service. (Image via Google w/ edits)

Google begins issuing refunds for Stadia, says process could take months

Google has started to issue refunds for purchases related to its Stadia game streaming service, which will officially halt in January 2023. While the search giant is avidly working to get refunds rolling, it stated that the proces...
Sam Medley, 10 Nov 2022 04:51
The LILYGO T7 S3 ESP32-S3 is a tiny developer board. (Image source: LILYGO)

LILYGO T7 S3 ESP32-S3: New ESP32-based arrives with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and LiPo battery support within a tiny profile

LILYGO has introduced the T7 S3 ESP32-S3, a developer board that supports Arduino IDE, MicroPython and PlatformIO. Equipped with the ESP32-S3-WROOM-1-N16R8, the LILYGO T7 S3 ESP32-S3 also has a USB Type-C port and supports LiPo co...
Alex Alderson, 07 Nov 2022 21:42
RISC-V enters the wearables market. (Image Source: SiFive)

SiFive launches Performance P670 and P470 RISC-V energy efficient processors

With the release of the P670 and P470 RISC-V processors, SiFive plans to deliver competitive alternatives to legacy technologies for the wearables, smart home and AR/VR markets. The new processors are touted to bring considerable ...
Bogdan Solca, 02 Nov 2022 16:22
The PicoBerry is a compact carrier board for the Raspberry Pi CM4. (Image source: Mirko_electronics)

PicoBerry: Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 carrier board arrives with 40-pin GPIO header and USB Type-C connectivity

The PicoBerry is a new carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4). Measuring in at just 20 x 70 mm, the PicoBerry has a 40-pin GPIO header, a USB Type-C port and configurable LEDs.
Alex Alderson, 27 Oct 2022 12:07


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