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The Leica M10-R digital camera could be released in 2020. (Image source: FCC)

Live photos of the Leica M10-R digital camera released

Images of the Leica M10-R camera have been discovered on the website of the FCC (United States Federal Communications Commission). It has been speculated that the camera featured in the new photographs is actually a prototype vers...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 06:29:00 +0100
Samsara's new kind of carry-on. (Source: Samsara)

A new carry-on suitcase also packs a Wi-Fi hotspot, a power-bank and GPS

Samsara is a company that harnesses the trend towards tech-enhanced luggage. Its latest product is of the newly-expanded 23-inch carry-on size. It is the first from its OEM to have its own Wi-Fi hotspot. The suitcase also supports...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 22:17:00 +0100
The GameCube Joy-Cons provide the ultimate Super Smash Bros. experience. (Image source: Shank Mods)

A modder has crossed Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons and a GameCube WaveBird controller with amazing results

Ever fancied a wireless and a detachable set of GameCube controllers for the Nintendo Switch? Well, one modder did and they have posted their results online. An incredible amount of attention to detail has been paid to creating th...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:59:00 +0100
The Doogee S95 Pro and its 2 new modules. (Source: Doogee)

Doogee launches the S95 Pro, a "modular" phone aimed at fans of rugged devices

The Doogee S95 Pro is a new phone with 8GB of RAM, a triple rear camera, an IP68 certification and a 5150mAh battery. This capacity can be extended with a 3500mAh power-pack for the device that fits onto its back via a magnetic in...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 12 Jan 2020 18:09:00 +0100
AnyConnect has developed the Smarter Camera platform. (Source: AnyConnect)

CES 2020 | Asus and AnyConnect partner up to push Smarter Cameras to the Edge

The Smarter Camera platform is an AI-powered solution for the future of industries such as security, logistics and retail. It has been developed by the company AnyConnect, which has just announced a partnership with Asus to delive...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 10 Jan 2020 22:18:00 +0100
Ossia is at CES 2020 to announce a new product. (Source: Ossia)

CES 2020 | Ossia is ready to bring truly wireless power to the home with its latest Cota product

Ossia has brought its new Cota HOME device to CES this year. It is a residential-grade transmitter for its truly-wireless system in which energy is "beamed" to compatible devices in lieu of cables of any kind. The OEM is confident...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 08 Jan 2020 20:08:00 +0100
Image via LG

CES 2020 | LG announces eight "Real 8K" TVs

LG today announced eight new 8K-certified TVs. The televisions are defined as "Real 8K" sets according to the Consumer Technology Association's definition of 8K. The two OLED and six LCD TVs can display 8K content at 60 fps and ha...
Sam Medley, Sat, 04 Jan 2020 06:10:00 +0100
All images via Dell

CES 2020 | Dell announces massive 86-inch 4K interactive touch monitor

The Dell 86 4K Interactive Touch Monitor is a monster 85.6-inch touch display targeted at boardrooms and collaborative workspaces. The monitor supports 20-point multitouch, allowing multiple people to work at the board at once. It...
Sam Medley, Thu, 02 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +0100
XONE 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Dock Hands-On Review

XONE 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Dock Hands-On Review

AirPower on the cheap. Ocean Digital is looking to do with the XONE what Apple failed to do with the AirPower. But how does the Chinese company's 3-in-1 wireless charger shape up? The XONE comes with modular accessories too, but t...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 30 Dec 2019 13:17:00 +0100
Airpods Pro may soon be manufactured in Vietnam (Image source: Apple)

AirPods Pro suppliers reportedly expanding production in Vietnam

Apple suppliers Goertek and Luxshare are reportedly seeking financing to invest in Vietnamese AirPods Pro manufacturing. In the context of the ongoing US-China trade war and rising wages in China, this marks another instance of pr...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 26 Dec 2019 20:19:00 +0100
Sony's tiny image sensors are one of the company's biggest assets. (Image via Sony)

Sony's imaging business is booming, cannot keep up with demand

Sony's image sensor business is in high demand. Even running its factories 24/7 cannot keep up with demand. Sony's semiconductor business expects to generate over US $9 billion in revenue this year, about $8.15 billion of which co...
Sam Medley, Thu, 26 Dec 2019 18:21:00 +0100
A future generation of this speaker may also offer wireless charging. (Source: HonorBuy)

Xiaomi makes a Bluetooth speaker that is also a wireless charger

If a hands-free speaker with the ability to deliver the kind of charging to match is all you want for the holidays, it seems Xiaomi (nearly) has you covered. It has just certified a device called the Mi Wireless Charger Bluetooth ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 25 Dec 2019 18:07:00 +0100
Amazfit's CES 2020 teaser. (Source: Huami)

Amazfit will unveil its first set of earphones at CES 2020

The wearables brand Amazfit is increasingly well-known for its smartwatches. However, it intends to break into new categories of wearable in 2020. They will include the company's first pair of earphones, as well as another teased ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 23 Dec 2019 19:22:00 +0100
A GoPro HERO8 Black with a Light Mod. (Source: GoPro)

GoPro launches the Light Mod for the HERO8 Black

GoPro has released a new product that is compatible with its pre-existing mounts. However, it is not an action-cam: it is instead a mini LED floodlight intended to be used with one of them, the HERO8 Black. It can also clip onto t...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 21 Dec 2019 20:19:00 +0100
An Intel mini-PC with a GBT-NUC lid on. (Source: PoE Texas)

Power-over-Ethernet on some Intel NUCs is now possible

PoE Texas has announced the GBT-NUC, a new type of lid for certain Intel mini PCs that enables them to access power and data through just 1 Ethernet cable. Therefore, the devices can function independently of a conventional wall-p...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Dec 2019 21:16:00 +0100
What do you want from the Sony WH-1000XM4? (Image source: u/MoDanMitsDI)

Sony WH-1000XM4: Mediatek based and a June 2020 release for Sony's next wireless noise-cancelling headphones?

Have you been undecided about which pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones to buy this Christmas? While the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 and the Sony WH-1000XM3 are currently some of the most options on the market, i...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 19 Dec 2019 15:35:00 +0100
The alleged Fold 2 looks like the 2019 Razr (Image source: @UniverseIce)

Alleged Galaxy Fold 2 unit shows up on Weibo, looks like 2019 Motorola Razr

After the Galaxy Fold’s well-documented problems, Samsung seems to have had a design rethink: this alleged Fold 2 leak sports a completely different foldable design, reminiscent of the 2019 Motorola Razr. Spotted on China’s Weibo ...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 19 Dec 2019 15:20:00 +0100
The JBL Reflect Eternal headphones. (Source: Indiegogo)

JBL claims that its new Reflect Eternal headphones can deliver "infinite" battery life

JBL has launched the Reflect Eternal headphones via Indiegogo. The OEM claims that they are capable of self-charging, so that it may never run out of battery life or be dependent on a cable for play-time. This is conferred by Powe...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 18 Dec 2019 22:51:00 +0100
The Wearbuds will be at Aipower's CES 2020 booth. (Source: Aipower)

Aipower is going to CES 2020, bringing its innovative Wearbuds and more

Aipower is a start-up that had great success in its crowdfunding endeavors for its Wearbuds product. This is a type of fitness band that also houses a pair of truly wireless (or TWS) earbuds. They will be on show at CES 2020, alon...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 18 Dec 2019 20:32:00 +0100
The iPhone 11 Pro lost to the OnePlus 7T Pro in the very first round after messing up the white balance in its shot. (Source: Gadgets Now)

MKBHD's 2019 blind smartphone camera test throws up a few surprises

Last year, popular YouTube tech channel Marques Brownlee hosted a blind smartphone camera test that had some shocking results—with the US$300 Pocophone F1 finishing in second place. This year's version is just as interesting, as i...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 17 Dec 2019 21:05:00 +0100
Image via Ring

Several Ring home cameras breached, recycled passwords likely to blame

Multiple families have reported their Ring cameras have been accessed by unknown third parties. The bad actors were able to access the video feeds and speakers of the cameras to frighten members of the affected households, includi...
Sam Medley, Mon, 16 Dec 2019 05:35:00 +0100
Future iPhone photos could get much better thanks to AI. (Image via Apple)

Apple acquires Spectral Edge Ltd., may integrate AI photo enhancement tech in iPhone cameras

Apple recently acquired control of U.K. startup Spectral Edge Ltd., a company that developer AI-based photo processing software. The software merges an infrared picture with a traditional photograph to sharpen the image and improv...
Sam Medley, Sat, 14 Dec 2019 19:39:00 +0100
AVM Fritz! WLAN Repeater 600, 1200, 1750E, 2000 and 3000 Review

AVM Fritz! WLAN Repeater 600, 1200, 1750E, 2000 and 3000 Review

Please Repeat! With the Fritz! WLAN Repeater family, AVM offers a range of small devices for quickly and easily extending the range of Wi-Fi networks. In this review, we shall consider the four new repeaters and one from the older series and clarify which are suitable for certain uses.
Klaus Hinum, Fri, 13 Dec 2019 13:16:00 +0100
The Element T6 Max Bluetooth speaker. (Source: Tronsmart)

The Tronsmart Element T6 Max is a 60 watt Bluetooth speaker

Tronsmart has announced the Element T6 Max, a new speaker that, despite being wireless and intended as a portable accessory, has a striking 60 watts (W) of total sound output power. The OEM claims this is due at least in part to i...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:31:00 +0100
The new 4-in-1 space heater. (Source: Myonaz)

Myonaz claims that its new patent-pending ceramic space heater is multifunctional, USB charging included

Myonaz is a start-up with a new kind of ceramic personal space heater. Not only does its main function initialize in an estimated 3 seconds, it can also act as a warm- or cool-air fan. It also incorporates a reading light and a US...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:57:00 +0100
Dripp Dropp TWS Earbuds Hands-On Review

Dripp Dropp TWS Earbuds Hands-On Review

A few features short of being great. The Dripp Dropps are a pair of Qualcomm QCC3020-powered true-wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds that its manufacturer, Dripp Aud...
| 53.84 g
Alex Alderson, Thu, 12 Dec 2019 00:08:00 +0100
The new Gimdow smart lock. (Source: Gimdow)

The new Gimdow smart lock does not require a door teardown to install it

Gimdow claims that its new smart lock is one that doesn't require the user to replace the existing one (or even parts of it). This may be ideal for those who want this kind of Bluetooth-enabled security, but can't risk damage to f...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 10 Dec 2019 18:51:00 +0100
The MAGFAST Extreme. (Source: MAGFAST)

The 500 amp MAGFAST power bank has 3 separate wireless charging coils

MAGFAST is a company set up to offer power accessories with an innovative magnetic interface. Its largest product is the Extreme, a charging station with 3 Qi-wireless charging coils on its top. It can also support USB type C, typ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 07 Dec 2019 20:33:00 +0100
A LetsGoDigital concept render of SIE's 'information output system and method' (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

Decidedly retro: Sony patents a strange-looking multifunctional game controller ahead of PlayStation 5 release

Fancy an NES-style controller with your PlayStation 5 next year? Well, a recent patent publication suggests that such an accessory could be on the cards. What does Sony want with a heart-rate monitor and a fingerprint scanner thou...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:00:00 +0100
Sony is now the second-largest digital camera manufacturer in the world, overtaking Nikon. (Image source: Michael Soledad via Unsplash)

Sony overtakes Nikon as the second-largest camera manufacturer in the world

Historically, Canon and Nikon have dominated the digital camera market. That duopoly changes now, as Sony has sold more cameras than Nikon this year, leapfrogging its competitor into second place.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:23:00 +0100
The new Runn treadmill tracker. (Source: North Pole Engineering)

The Runn is a new sensor that beams treadmill performance to a smartphone

Those who use treadmills might want to keep track of their speed, incline and other metrics as they work out. The Runn is a new gadget that captures this data and sends it right to a compatible fitness app. It is up for pre-order ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 03 Dec 2019 21:16:00 +0100
A theoretical light computer. (Image via ElectricalFundBlog.com)

Researchers develop first electro-optical processor, bridging the gap between electrical- and light-based computers

Researchers at Oxford University have developed a new device that can transmit, encode, and decode information either through light or electrons. The new device should bridge the gap between traditional computers and new light com...
Sam Medley, Sat, 30 Nov 2019 17:21:00 +0100
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Smartwatch Review

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Smartwatch Review

Digital bezel. Not only does the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 bring digital functions to the wrist, but Samsung has also digitalized the bezel in its elegant smartwatch. This brings a new spark into the operation of the smartwatch. With a heart rate sensor and its own GPS on board, the wearable is also ready for use while engaging in sports activities.
Samsung Exynos 9110 | 1.2" | 26 g
Inge Schwabe, Fri, 29 Nov 2019 14:23:00 +0100
Lego Group states: "The evolution of the truck is here. Guaranteed shatterproof". (Image source: @Lego_Group)

Tesla's Cybertruck trolled by Lego Group's shatterproof vehicle

Lego Group, the company behind the beloved plastic building bricks, has expertly trolled Tesla in regard to the recently revealed Cybertruck. Elon Musk unveiled the futuristic-looking electric vehicle a few days ago in a PR event ...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 28 Nov 2019 23:45:00 +0100
The YI outdoor camera. (Source: YI)

YI partners with Home Depot for its Black Friday outdoor camera sale

YI is a home security brand with some Black Friday deals that have already been added to its own online store. However, it has announced that its weather-proof outdoor variant will be up to 40% through the chain Home Depot on the ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 27 Nov 2019 18:37:00 +0100
The Reolink Argus 2. (Source: Reolink)

Deal | Get about 30% off Reolink's best-rated, PoE or wireless security cameras

Reolink has announced its Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. It includes 31% off the Argus 2, which has been named the best 2019 home security camera (outdoor) by PCMag. There is also 25% off the 355-degree-panning E1 Pro Wi-Fi camer...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 26 Nov 2019 18:39:00 +0100
The new heartbeatz Apple Watch heart rate bridge. (Source: North Pole Engineering)

A new gadget can transfer Apple Watch heart-rate tracking to workout machines

North Pole Engineering has launched heartbeatz, a new device that acts as a bridge between an Apple Watch and any exercise bike or treadmill with ANT+. This enables the machine in question to display heart rate information directl...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 26 Nov 2019 17:56:00 +0100
The patented Intel game controller. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Intel may have patented a cloud gaming-dedicated controller

Intel has reportedly patented its own game controller. It is liberally provisioned with joysticks, buttons, a D-pad and what could be shoulder triggers. Furthermore, its design also includes a touchpad, which is apparently associa...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 25 Nov 2019 18:46:00 +0100
The EOS 5G Mark IV is up for one of the best deals at Canon US this Black Friday. (Source: Canon)

Deal | Save as much as US$700 on Canon cameras and lenses

Canon has unveiled its Black Friday 2019 week deals, which include a number of high-end cameras, on its own website. This store also offers discounts on some lenses, as does Amazon at present. These listings also include Tamron or...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 24 Nov 2019 18:22:00 +0100
Not a PS5-related cartridge after all. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

PlayStation 5 game cartridge or external SSD? The truth can now be revealed

A Sony patent for a cartridge has been creating considerable speculation recently, with some believing the PlayStation 5 could come with a game cartridge slot while others opined the patent heralded the introduction of external SS...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 22 Nov 2019 02:32:00 +0100
Some more Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem specs. (Source: Qualcomm)

AT&T approves Qualcomm’s new 9205 LTE modem for its IoT bands

AT&T now maintains specific bands for internet of things (IoT) devices and other low-power 4G/LTE applications. To this end, the carrier has just validated the new 9205 modem for these kinds of networks and ecosystems. This Qualco...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:42:00 +0100
The iPhone 11 Pro Max: Not quite the camera masterclass for which Apple hoped? (Image source: Apple)

DxOMark: The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max falls short of the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition & Huawei Mate 30 Pro

The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max costs between US$1,099 and US$1,449 depending on which version you buy, making it one of the most expensive smartphones currently on the market. However, although Apple extols the device's camera capabi...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:50:00 +0100
The Huawei Sound X smart speaker is packed with hardware. (Image source: Weibo)

Huawei Sound X smart speaker images and specifications leaked

The information guide for Huawei’s Sound X smart speaker has leaked online ahead of the device’s expected launch. The Sound X offers an interesting collection of hardware specifications that includes two 60 W subwoofers and a 1.5 ...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 19 Nov 2019 07:16:00 +0100
One of Huawei's alleged new flip-phone designs. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Huawei allegedly patents a response to the Asus ZenFone 6

Huawei has reportedly filed patents for phones with reversible cameras. This design choice is found in a pre-existing Asus phone: the ZenFone 6 (or 6Z), which uses a flip-action module to deploy its dual cameras as both main and s...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:42:00 +0100
PrinCube: The world's smallest mobile colour printer that can print on all surfaces. (Image source: TheGodThings)

PrinCube: The world's smallest mobile colour printer has raised over US$3.2 million in crowdfunding

TheGodThings claims that the PrinCube is the smallest mobile colour printer on the market. Better still, the device can print on all surfaces and fits in the palm of your hand. The PrinCube costs US$109 and ships next month.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:37:00 +0100
LattePanda Delta 432: An SBC that packs a punch. (Image source: DFRobot)

LattePanda: The Intel-powered Raspberry Pi competitor is now available to purchase globally

The LattePanda is now available to purchase worldwide. The powerful single-board computer (SBC) incorporates an Intel Celeron N4100 processor, 4 GB of LPDRR4 RAM and 32 GB of eMMC 5.0 flash storage. The SBC supports USB Power Deli...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:33:00 +0100
Canon has designed the EOS Ra specifically for night shots and astrophotography. (Image source: Canon)

Canon EOS Ra: The camera for astrophotographers is now available to purchase

The Canon EOS Ra is now available to purchase, having leaked earlier this month. The night shot and astrophotography specialist launched quietly, and includes the same 30.3 MP full-frame CMOS sensor as the regular EOS R does. Cano...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:16:00 +0100
Sony's robo-puppy aibo. (Source: Sony)

Sony releases an API for its robot dog, aibo

Sony started selling its first consumer-grade robot puppy, aibo, quite some time ago. Therefore, you'd think the OEM would have also released advanced development tools so that the more tech-savvy of this product's owners could ha...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 17 Nov 2019 22:45:00 +0100
The Ricoh Theta SC2 360-degree camera should be released soon. (Image source: Ricoh/Nokishita)

Ricoh Theta SC2 360-degree camera renders and specifications leaked

Some renders and the specifications of the upcoming Ricoh Theta SC2 360-degree camera have appeared online. The pictures show the device in a range of pastel colors and it sports a similar design language to the Theta SC. Accordin...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 16 Nov 2019 05:34:00 +0100
The Huawei FreeBuds 3 will launch on November 18. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei FreeBuds 3: Apple AirPods Pro competitors launching imminently at €179 (~US$197)

Huawei is expanding the launch of its FreeBuds 3 beyond China within the next few days. The wireless earbuds will undercut the Apple AirPods Pro on price while featuring active noise cancellation (ANC) and a Kirin A1 SoC. Some pre...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:14:00 +0100

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