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Google-branded Bluetooth headphones hit FCC

Google Bluetooth headphones hit FCC

Although it would be interesting to see this accessory on the market, it looks like the Google-branded wireless headphones that recently surfaced on FCC are only for use inside the company's HQ.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium pre-orders now come with free headphones

Sony Xperia XZ Premium pre-orders now come with free headphones

Pre-order the Xperia XZ Premium for ~750 Euros next week and receive a pair of wireless Sony headphones worth 300 Euros at no extra cost.
Lithium-Ion Batteries: Charging Guide for Maximum Endurance

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Charging Guide for Maximum Endurance

When taken good care of devices such as smartphones, tablets, and notebooks will most likely easily outlive their respective batteries, which these days more often than not aren’t user replaceable anymore. With this in mind it is more important than ever to improve both endurance and capacity through the right charging techniques. We’re going to give you a few tips and point out the most common mistakes.
Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20 smart outdoor watch with GPS now available for purchase

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20 smart outdoor watch now available

This long-awaited smart outdoor watch with Android Wear 2.0 can be finally purchased directly from Casio's website or via Amazon. It has a price tag of $500 USD and comes in black and orange.
QNAP TS-x53B series NAS available with 2, 4, and 6 bays, all with Intel Celeron J455 processo

QNAP TS-x53B series NAS now available

This new NAS family comes with 2, 4, or 6 bays, all powered by the Intel Celeron J3455 processor and available with 4 GB or 8 GB of memory. All models come with 10GbE 10GBASE-T LAN connectivity and hardware-accelerated encryption.
The new job posting that is fueling the hardware rumors. (Source: Zats Not Funny!)

Spotify has plans to launch its own hardware

Having conquered the software side of music streaming, Spotify now seems intent on trying its hand at hardware. A new job listing strongly suggests that the company is in the beginning stages of creating a new wearable.
Razer Core external GPU and Razer Blade Laptop

Razer Core Benchmarks, Analysis, and Compatibility: Is it Worth it?


AMD Ryzen 7 1800X | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop) |
Is the Core the ultimate performance accessory, or is there a worm in it? The first product to offer a complete external GPU solution over Thunderbolt 3 (TB3), Razer's "Core" is still one of the most popular graphics docks available. It uses a TB3 interface attached to an older, more compatible TI82 controller, and so should be compatible with nearly any laptop with a TB3 port (not just Razer's). We benchmark the Core and Nvidia's latest Pascal line of GPUs with the Core and the Blade to see if the juice is worth the squeeze.
Urban Armor Gear Plasma Series cases for Huawei P10 and Mate 9 now available

Urban Armor Gear Plasma Series cases for Huawei P10 and Mate 9 now available

These new rugged cases offer improved protection for all the latest Huawei P and Mate flagships - P10, P10 Plus, Mate 9, and Mate 9 Pro. These cases are all compatible with the fingerprint sensor and comply with the MIL-STD-810G military standard.
Legend 24K gold custom luxury Galaxy S8 and S8+ now available

Legend unveils 24K gold-plated Galaxy S8 and S8+

Thanks to a new plating method, Legend can cover the glass back of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagships with 24K gold, also adding VVS1-grade diamonds around the Samsung logo, all for around $3,000 USD.
V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless ergonomic neckband headphones

V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless headphones now official

Advertised as the first ergonomic neckband headphones to hit the market, the Forza Metallo Wireless is an accessory that comes with a titanium neckband, metal housing, sport fins, as well as 3D printing customization of in-ears.
24K gold Samsung Gear S3 Classic by De Billas now available for purchase

Samsung Gear S3 Classic now available in 24K gold

This luxury gold variant of the Gear S3 Classic smartwatch comes for a lower price than expected - those interested can get the 24K gold-plated wearable for $599 USD thanks to De Billas.
Acer teases Next@Acer press conference set for April 27

Acer teases [email protected] press conference set for April 27

Expect a flurry of new Predator gaming announcements and more during the Acer keynote next week. The manufacturer is otherwise remaining tight-lipped about what the event will unveil.
The Verizon Wear24 comes in three colors: gray, black, and gold. (Source: Verizon)

Verizon Wear24 will be available on May 11

Verizon's delayed Android Wear 2.0-based smartwatch has a new release date: May 11. The Wear24 is exclusive to its parent carrier and will cost $399.
Samsung Gear S3 Outdoor and Sports watch faces now available, next to Travel watch face

Samsung Gear S3 gets three functional watch faces

These new watch faces target tourists and business travelers (Tourist), as well as lovers of outdoor activities and sports enthusiasts (Outdoors and Sports). The Sports watch theme comes in six colors, while the other two only offer four color options each.
Nintendo Joy-Con battery grip accessory coming mid-June

Nintendo reveals Joy-Con battery grips and more

The Joy-Con will get a Neon Yellow color option, but Nintendo also unveiled a special battery grip accessory for it. In around a month, the standalone Switch dock should hit the market in limited quantities.
StarTech announces USB Type-C docking station with WiGig

StarTech announces wireless WiGig hybrid docking station

Who needs USB Type-C or Thunderbolt 3 when this docking station can connect to your laptop without any cables? The DKWG30DPHPD wireless dock is now available for $320 USD.
Garmin Vivosmart 3 fitness tracker now available for purchase

Garmin Vivosmart 3 now shipping

This fitness tracker features the Elevate wrist heart-rate technology with 24/7 hear rate monitoring, also being capable of determining the user's VO2 maximum level. Garmin's Vivosmart 3 has a suggested retail price of $139.99 USD.
Adata launches 256 GB Premier One UHS-II U3 Class 10 SDXC card

Adata launches 256 GB Premier One UHS-II U3 Class 10 SDXC card

Write rates of up to 260 MB/s will be possible to better support extremely high resolution recording and VR applications.
Misfit Flare fitness tracker now available for $59.99 USD

Misfit Flare fitness tracker now official

This basic fitness tracker uses an aluminum frame and is waterproof up to 50 meters, offering up to six months of autonomy (it uses a replaceable CR1632 coin cell battery), as well as compatibility with Misfit App and Misfit Link App.
Fitbit's previous smartwatch, named Blaze. (Source: Fitbit)

Fitbit's upcoming smartwatch has been delayed until later this year

The fitness company has suffered a series of unfortunate setbacks, as it has been forced to delay the launch of its new smartwatch and earphones. Fitbit's stocks also fared badly on Tuesday morning.
The mintyPi 2.0 fits classic gaming in a small (and refreshing) case. (Source: Sudo Mod)

Sudo Mod's mintyPi 2.0 fits a game console in an Altoids tin

Thanks to the small size of the Raspberry Pi Zero W, Sudo Mod has created a beautiful retro gaming system into an Altoids case.
ZTE Quartz smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0

ZTE Quartz now official

This new smartwatch runs Android Wear 2.0 out of the box and comes with 3G/HSPA connectivity, 768 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, built-in GPS, all for a price of just $192 USD.
Vivo V5 Plus Limited Edition Android handset with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and dual front camera setup

Vivo V5 Plus Limited Edition launches in India

This cricket-themed handset comes to mark the tenth IPL edition and has the same technical specs as the regular Vivo V5 Plus, being powered by the Snapdragon 625 processor and rocking a dual camera setup for selfies.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, coming soon with twice the storage. (Source: Samsung)

New Samsung Galaxy S8+ model features bigger storage, higher price

Samsung is releasing a new Galaxy S8+ model with 128 GB of internal storage and 6 GB of RAM. The handset will be available as part of a bundle which includes a Samsung DeX dock.
Polar M430 GPS running watch now official

Polar M430 GPS running watch now official

The successor of the popular Polar M400 comes with wrist-based heart rate monitoring, 24/7 activity tracking, as well as an integrated GPS module. Priced at $229 USD, it promises up to 20 days of autonomy with activity tracking enabled and up to 30 hours while using low-power GPS.
The Pebble smartwatch can still work even when disconnected from Pebble's servers. (source: Pebble)

New Pebble update allows smartwatch to keep ticking

The latest update to the Pebble app allows the smartwatches to continue functioning even when not connected to Pebble's servers.
A new polymer can heal itself in under 24 hours. (Source: Wang Polymer Research Group)

Self-healing touchscreens may be here by 2020

A new polymer developed by researchers at the University of California Riverside can stitch itself back together from a tear or scratch in under 24 hours. The research lead thinks the material could debut on smartphones by 2020.
Mad Catz RAT gaming mouse, Mat Catz goes bankrupt

Mad Catz files for bankruptcy

Although it won a partnership with Harmonix to supply Rock Band 4 controllers, the well-known San Diego-based company has just filed for bankruptcy. Mad Catz laid off a third of its staff back in 2016, being delisted from the New York Stock Exchange last week.
The Nintendo Switch may be susceptible to warping. (Source: Technobuffalo)

Nintendo Switch users claim their consoles are warping

Nintendo's new Switch may be prone to warping. While the cause is unknown, current speculation suggests that leaving the console in its dock may cause heat buildup which could warp the chassis.
OnePlus teases Dash Charge energy drink for April Fools

OnePlus teases Dash Charge energy drink for April Fools

In a strange promotional effort, OnePlus will be giving away limited quantities of Dash Charge energy drinks on April 1st in order to promote the OnePlus smartphone series and its fast-charging Dash Charge accessories.
Without Palmer Luckey, the Rift and VR as a whole may not be what they are today. (Source: Oculus)

Palmer Luckey, inventor of the Oculus Rift, exits Facebook

Luckey, who co-founded Oculus and was a driving force in the development of the Rift VR headset, will be leaving Facebook on Friday.
The Casio WSD-F10 will still receive Android Wear 2.0. The update has been delayed for other smartwatches. (Image source: Casio)

Android Wear 2.0 update halted and delayed

After discovering a bug, Google has delayed any future rollouts of Android Wear 2.0
Fitbit Alta HR fitness tracker now available in multiple colors

Fitbit Alta HR launches globally

Advertised as "the world’s slimmest fitness wristband with continuous heart rate tracking," this smart wearable comes with a battery life of up to a week. The colors available for the classic band are black, blue gray, coral, and fuchsia, while the price tag reads $149.95 USD.
Garmin Forerunner 935 connected sport watch now official

Garmin Forerunner 935 sport watch now official

This premium GPS running and triathlon watch allows its users to see all six running dynamics, but it can also track sleep patterns and more. It can be acquired in black already, carrying a price tag of $499.99 USD.
Sony MESH wireless tags now up for pre-order in Europe

Sony MESH wireless tags up for pre-order in Europe

Already available in Japan and the US, this kit of app-enabled smart sensors allows ordinary objects to become part of a home network, thus turning them into connected devices that can be linked to Google Home or Amazon Echo.
Samsung announces AKG earphones for the Galaxy S8. (Source: Engadget).

Samsung is including a pair of AKG earphones with each Galaxy S8

Every purchase of a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus includes a pair of free, high-quality earphones. The earphones are made by well-known manufacturer AKG, and should be several steps above standard earbuds.
A side view of the new Samsung DeX. (Source: 9-to-5 Google)

Samsung DeX turns the Galaxy S8 into a (sort of) desktop PC

Samsung's new Desktop Experience dock, or DeX, turns the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus into capable, if not exceptional, impromptu desktop PCs. The DeX allows Android apps to be used on a large display, although not without some minor issues.
LG TONE FREE wireless earbuds for Android handsets

LG TONE FREE wireless earbuds hit Best Buy

These headphones were unveiled back at CES 2017 in January, and now they are finally available for purchase. Best Buy has them up for sale both in stores and online, carrying a price tag of $199.99 USD.
Samsung dual camera setup to get thinner, described in a patent filing

Samsung patent shows a thinner dual camera setup

In addition to the company's existing patents on dual camera technology, Samsung has recently filed a new one that describes a thinner dual camera setup that also provides better low light performance when compared to existing solutions.
Logitech Rugged Combo keyboard case for the new 9.7-inch iPad

Logitech unveils Rugged Combo keyboard case for the new iPad

This new accessory made for the new 9.7-inch iPad was designed for the education market, offering protection from drops and daily wear and tear, while its detachable keyboard provides a secure, approved solution for exams and tests.
Upcoming Samsung Gear watch with rotary dial display shown in a patent filing

Future Gear smartwatches might feature a rotary dial display

Although foldable and bendable displays are still far from being mass produced, a new patent by Samsung unveils a rotary dial display for a smartwatch that can provide basic information, taking it all to the next level.
Movado Connect smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0

Movado Connect smartwatch coming this fall

This upcoming smartwatch has been designed specifically for Android Wear 2.0 and is expected to launch offering five styles for men. Its features will include Google Assistant, an "Always On" display, and more.
MyKronoz ZeTime hybrid smartwatch coming September 2017

MyKronoz ZeTime smartwatch coming in September

Advertised as the world’s first fully hybrid smartwatch, the Swiss ZeTime brings together a touchscreen and a mechanical watch, promising to offer up to a month of autonomy on a single charge.
Urban Armor Gear Plasma Series protective case for LG G6 Android flagship

Urban Armor Gear Plasma Series case for LG G6 now available

This case is available in transparent gray and clear versions, both priced at $39.95 USD and capable of offering 360-degrees of solid protection for both the screen and body of the new LG flagship.
Samsung Gear S3 Classic smartwatch with LTE coming soon

Samsung Gear S3 Classic LTE coming soon

The 4G LTE-enabled Gear S3 Classic smartwatch will soon be available via AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. Availability and pricing depend on each wireless carrier and should be unveiled soon.
Misfit Vapor touchscreen smartwatch confirmed to run Android Wear 2.0

Misfit Vapor confirmed to run Android Wear 2.0

Back at CES 2017, Misfit unveiled the Vapor touchscreen smartwatch without saying anything about the operating system chosen for it. Now, they finally confirmed that the Vapor would launch with Android Wear 2.0 on board.
Apple's patented design for a iPhone/laptop hybrid. (Source: USPTO)

Apple patents designs for iPhone and iPad laptop docks

A recently-published patent reveals Apple's design for an iPhone that docks into a laptop shell. Another similar design reveals a MacBook that uses an iPad as its display.
Casio introduced several new traditional timepieces at Baselworld 2017. (Source: Casio)

Casio introduces new traditional timepieces at Baselworld 2017

The timepiece maker introduced a new watch in each of the G-Shock, Edifice, and Baby-G lines. The new watches look tough and have full feature sets.
128 GB Lexar JumpDrive Tough ruggedized flash drive

Lexar JumpDrive Tough ruggedized flash drive now available

This USB 3.1 flash drive was created to tackle tough environments and various hazards, being available in 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB capacities. The price starts at $19.99 USD and goes up to $59.99 USD.
Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20S limited edition smartwatch coming next month

Casio unveils Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20S limited edition watch

This new smartwatch is based on the Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 and has similar specs, but comes with a blue and black color scheme and sapphire crystal and ion plating protection.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)