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ClimateCase keeps your phone fully functional even in extreme temperatures

ClimateCase keeps your phone fully functional even in extreme temperatures

Ever had your phone give that annoying warning that comes with overheating? Sure, you have. The folks over at ClimateCase have designed something that keeps your phone functional even when in extreme atmospheric temperature conditions.
Lenovo boasts foldable tablets, AR headsets, and more at tech show

Tech World 2017 | Lenovo boasts foldable tablets, AR headsets, and more at tech show

This year's Tech World has even more prototypes on display from wearable smart glasses to fully autonomous electric vehicles.
The Atari Speakerhat is a baseball style cap with stereo Bluetooth speakers sewn into the brim. (Source: Atari)

Atari creates a new wearable called the SpeakerHat

Atari has announced the "Speakerhat", and it is just what you think it is... a Bluetooth hat with stereo speakers built into the brim. The Speakerhat has a retro appeal and the potential to become annoying in public.
Facebook's modular device could incorporate phone, GPS, touchscreen and several other components. (USPTO.gov)

Facebook could be working on a modular smartphone

It looks like Facebook could be resurrecting Googlle's Project Ara, which was cancelled in 2016. It's still unclear how a modular device would fit into Facebook's business model, but the company certainly acquired key team members that worked for Google's Project Ara and also Amazon's Alexa speaker.
Google Glass wearable showing the heads up display. (Source: Google)

The return of Google Glass

Google has revealed that Glass has returned, but this time with a focus on the business and enterprise markets. Trial programs in factories have shown productivity increases, but the issue of privacy may rise to the surface again.
Samsung DeX MG950TBEGUS Docking Station Review

Samsung DeX MG950TBEGUS Docking Station Review

Continuum with Android. Samsung DeX with an Android-based desktop environment aims to replace desktop PCs and takes a similar approach as Microsoft with Continuum in 2015. Thus, the idea is not new - but perhaps better?
Motorola Z2 Play and its Moto Mods are coming to Germany next month (Source: Motorola)

Motorola Z2 Play and its Moto Mods are coming to Germany next month

Local buyers can purchase the Moto Z2 Play and JBL SoundBoost Moto Mod together for just 520 Euros. In comparison, the smartphone and JBL speaker will retail for 500 Euros and 100 Euros, respectively, if bought separately.
Image source: Vertu

Vertu, the luxury smartphone maker, is shutting down its manufacturing arm

The uber-expensive smartphone brand has had to shutter its manufacturing business, leading to the loss of 200 jobs. The brand is now over $160 million in debt and may soon begin bankruptcy proceedings. Vertu phones may soon be a thing of the past.
Amazon Echo in black, successor in the works according to rumors

Amazon Echo successor apparently in the works

Although there is no official confirmation yet, insiders familiar with the matter claim that a successor for Amazon's two-year-old virtual assistant-powered speaker is already in the works.
The 1.2-inch AMOLED display integrated in the Tambour Horizon has outstanding contrast. (Source: Louis Vuitton)

Louis Vuitton gets into luxury smartwatches

Tambour Horizon is the first smartwatch coming from Louis Vuitton. The model features a colorful 1.2-inch AMOLED display, a multitude of watchfaces, and brand-specific apps, such as city and traveling guides.
The ASTRO A10 gaming audio headset is intended for both console and PC gamers (Source: ASTRO)

Logitech buys ASTRO Gaming for $85 million

Logitech continues its acquisitions and with the latest ASTRO buyout, the company seeks to consolidate its position on the gaming headset market.
Apple's back-to-school sale features its latest and greatest laptops, desktops, and tablets. (Source: Apple)

Buy a Mac, score free Beats: Apple's back-to-school deal is now live

The new school year is still a ways off, but Apple's back-to-school sale is already here. iPads and MacBooks are discounted and most come with a free pair of premium headphones.
Dell Latitude 7285 2-in-1 now available for $1199 USD

Dell Latitude 7285 2-in-1 now available for $1199 USD

The "world's thinnest and lightest Windows-based 2-in-1" will have optional WiTricity wireless charging mat and detachable keyboard accessories.
Source: Steam

Steam Link now available as an app for Samsung Smart TVs (in beta)

Valve has just released a beta Steam Link App for Samsung's Smart Hub app store. The app is compatible with Samsung UHD TVs from 2016 and 2017.
Samsung Bixby home screen, button remapping disabled on T-Mobile once again July 2017 software update

T-Mobile Galaxy S8's Bixby button remapping disabled

Samsung seems to play a dirty game with the Android community since the latest update for the Galaxy S8 on T-Mobile puts out of the picture the ability to remap the Bixby button once again.
iMCO Watch with Cronologics OS and Alexa launches in India

Alexa-powered iMCO Watch launches in India

Unveiled back in April 2016, this Alexa-powered wearable has changed its name from CoWatch to iMCO Watch in the meantime and is now finally available for purchase via Yerha.com.
Image source: Sequent Kickstarter

Sequent is a self-charging smartwatch on Kickstarter

By using a kinetic charging system, the Sequent smartwatch promises to be the world's first fitness tracker and smartwatch with an "infinite" battery life.
Jawbone fitness trackers, Jawbone finally out of business as of early July 2017

Jawbone is apparently gone

Although the company declines to comment, multiple sources confirm that the brand that delivered many Bluetooth headphones, wireless speakers, and fitness trackers is now gone and its CEO and many employees moved to Jawbone Health Hub.
A leaked photo showing a case for the Galaxy Note 8. (Source: Twitter)

The headphone jack survives on the Galaxy Note 8, leaked photo shows

A new smartphone case for Samsung's upcoming phablet all but confirms the existence of a 3.5 mm headphone jack on the device. The photo of the case was revealed yesterday, but has not been commented on by Samsung.
The KADO super-slim wall charger is currently available on Kickstarter. (Source: KADO)

The KADO wall charger is slim enough to fit in your wallet

A super-thin smartphone charger is up on Kickstarter and has already exceeded its intended goal. The charger is pocketable and works with most types of devices, whether iPhone or Android (or others).
The Arc Mouse and Modern Mouse can be ordered for $79.99 and $49.99, respectively. (Source: Miscrosoft)

Microsoft launches Arc Mouse and Modern Mouse

Featuring a minimalist ultra-slim design, the Arc Mouse is the successor of the Arc Surface Mouse. Meanwhile, the Modern Mouse sticks to the conventional look.
A concept DSLR Moto Mod. (Image source: TechDroider)

Motorola announces slew of new Moto Mods

Lenovo-owned Motorola announces several new Moto Mods at a press event in Ghana, Africa earlier this week. Among them are a 360-degree camera, a speaker from Marshall, and a DSLR Mod with switchable lenses.
New Sony Wena watch smart straps - Wena Wrist and Wena Wrist Leather, available for purchase in Japan in July and December

Sony launches new Wena watch accessories

While the Wena Wrist Leather with a new FeliCa module is scheduled to arrive in December, the basic steel band simply known as Wena Wrist should hit the market next week, but it will only be available in Japan.
Asus delays Android Wear 2.0 update for ZenWatch 2

Asus delays Android Wear 2.0 update for ZenWatch 2

Although the arrival of the new firmware for the ZenWatch 3 has been confirmed to happen on July 11, it seems that those using the previous generation smartwatch by Asus might have to wait a few more weeks.
Guide: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety and Care

Guide: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety and Care

Galaxy Note 7, iPhone, and Hoverboard fires have brought the safety of lithium-ion batteries into the spotlight. Although news coverage often implies that any fire or explosion is the result of incompetence, it's important to recognize the volatile nature of the battery technology itself, even under the best circumstances.
Ungrip, the gimmicky smartphone accessory that works

Ungrip, the gimmicky smartphone accessory that works

It looks rather gimmicky but admittedly does a good job of not letting gravity introduce your phone to your face while using it in bed.
The LAER can handle charging multiple devices at the same time. (Source: Indiegogo)

The LAER laptop sleeve charges all of your devices when you're on-the-go

An Indiegogo campaign is promising to replace all of your charging cables and adapters with a single product. The LAER laptop sleeve can carry your laptop and smartphone and charge them both, as well as other devices, at the same time.
The Panzer Evo stands out with its sturdy metal handles and tempered glass side panel. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

Cougar presents the Panzer Evo PC case

Presented as a successor to the Panzer Max, the Panzer Evo PC case features a sturdy metal frame and a tempered glass side panel that are reminiscent of the Panzer tanks from WWII.
An artist's rendition of the iPhone 8 shows what its new wall charger might look like. (Source: Benjamin Geskin via MacRumors)

Rumor: iPhone 8 to have faster charging with a 10W wall charger

Apple's next iPhone is rumored to come with a 10W USB-C wall charger, giving users a faster charging experience. Still, consumers should not expect to see a USB-C port in place of the company's signature Lightning port on the device itself.
Lexar's JumpDrive brand was once synonymous with USB storage. (Image source: Amazon)

Lexar memory cards and flash drives have been discontinued

Micron Technology, Inc., stated that they will discontinue the Lexar brand of removable storage devices in an effort to pursue "higher value markets."
Huawei Honor 9 premium Android handset launches globally next to Honor Band 3 in July

Huawei confirms global launch of Honor 9 and Honor Band 3

This premium handset powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor and featuring a dual camera setup (12 MP + 20 MP) will hit the Europe in July, starting at €450 EUR - roughly $511 USD.
Google Home now shipping in Canada

Google Home starts shipping in Canada

In addition to its arrival in Canada, Google's smart speaker has finally received French language support. Sadly, there are only two languages supported by Google Home and Google Assistant right now - English and French.
Valve's Steam Link allows users to stream their PC games to the living room. It's currently being offered for under $15. (Source: Valve)

Steam Link on sale for $15

Valve kicked off its annual Steam Summer Sale last week, slashing prices on games and software. Also on sale is the company's offering of accessories and hardware, including the Steam Link for $15.
Apple has acquired German eye-tracking company for an undisclosed amount (Source: SMI)

Apple has acquired German eye-tracking company for an undisclosed amount

What exactly Apple has in mind with its newly acquired patents and technology remains unknown.
Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch, Samsung leading the wearable market for the first time

Samsung has finally managed to beat Fitbit

According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung has finally managed to steal the silver crown of the wearable market from Fitbit, but Apple still owns more than half of the entire market.
The GPD Pocket is a newer take on the older concept of a netbook, improving on performance, design, and build quality. (Source: GPD)

GPD Pocket 7-inch mini-laptop now on sale for US$500

The 7-inch GPD Pocket mini-PC is now available to order for US$500. The device was previously available only to early backers of its crowdfunding campaign.
Otterbox Case for OnePlus 5 rugged case now official

Otterbox Case for OnePlus 5 now official

This rugged protective case is available in black and red. It delivers dual-layer protection via a hard shell on the outside and a silicone layer on the inside, retailing for $29.95 USD.
Samsung Exynos i T200 chip for IoT devices now in mass production June 2017

Samsung begins mass production of the Exynos i T200 chip for IoT use

This is the first Exynos-branded IoT solution by Samsung and it uses the 28 nm High-K Metal Gate process, offering good performance and a high level of efficiency in a compact package.
StarTech's Thunderbolt 3 dual display adapters now compatible with Apple and Windows laptops

StarTech's Thunderbolt 3 dual display adapters now compatible with Apple and Windows laptops

The Thunderbolt 3 product line has been expanded to include dual display adapters with 4K and 60Hz functionalities, compatible with the latest Windows and Mac laptops.
Image Source: Forbes

Google Glass gets updated after three years of silence

Both the MyGlass Android app and the firmware on Google Glass devices have been updated out of the blue.
The MB16AC ZenScreen can detect orientation of the display and rotate it accordingly. (Source: Tech Radar)

The Asus ZenScreen is a USB-powered 15.6-inch monitor you can take with you anywhere

Asus's ZenScreen MB16AC portable USB-powered monitors go on sale today, but they seem to be in short supply.
Image source: Samsung

Samsung may be developing a 2,000 ppi VR headset

If rumors are to be believed, Samsung is developing an ultra-high resolution OLED display that has a staggering pixel density of 2,000 ppi. This display may be used in a stand alone VR headset from Samsung, which would make for the most immersive VR experience yet.
Withings Activité Steel fitness tracker, Withings now Nokia Health line of products

Withings becomes Nokia Health

HMD Global launches a few Nokia digital health products, bringing back what was once the brand known as Withings. The two first such products are the Nokia Body scale and the Nokia BPM blood pressure monitor.
Emporio Armani Connected with Android Wear 2.0 coming in September 2017

Emporio Armani Connected with Android Wear 2.0 coming in September

The first Emporio Armani Connected smartwatch to launch with Android Wear 2.0 on board is scheduled to hit the market on September 14. Its predecessor, a hybrid smartwatch, made its debut last fall.
This year's Nvidia April Fool's joke becomes a reality (Source: Nvidia)

This year's Nvidia April Fool's joke is now a reality

The software may still be a pipe dream, but at least some lucky few will get to own a very cool-looking 64 GB USB thumb drive. Gamers have until the end of this week to register and be included in the drawing.
The Modern Keyboard features a fingerprint scanner located on a key next to the right Alt. (Source: Microsoft)

Want a fingerprint reader? Microsoft now has a keyboard for that

Microsoft has released a new keyboard with embedded fingerprint scanner and is calling it "The Modern Keyboard". The Modern Keyboard has both wireless and wired functionality but comes at the hefty price of US$129.99.
One of the new images showing the OnePlus 5's front face. (Source: Casefanatic.com)

Smartphone case retailer reveals full-body images of the OnePlus 5

Virtually every side and angle of the OnePlus 5 has been revealed in a new online listing. The listing is not for the phone itself, but for new slip-on cases for the upcoming device.
Sony FES Watch U smartwatch with E-Ink display now available in Japan

Sony FES Watch U now available in Japan

Sony's new smartwatch comes with a rechargeable power pack, unlike its predecessor that used replaceable coin cell batteries. It also has a minimalist design and features a metal bezel. The prices start around $420 USD.
Logitech says it took over four years of research and development to make Powerplay a reality. (Source: Logitech)

Logitech's new mousepad charges your wireless mouse as you use it

Logitech has announced a new mousepad that wirelessly charges compatible wireless mice. The so-called "Powerplay" mat will go on sale in August while the two compatible mice, the G903 and G703, will go on sale later this month.
Source: Apple

WWDC 2017 | Apple announces HomePod smart speaker

The HomePod is a competent speaker built around Siri. The speaker can recognize where it's placed in a room in order to direct sound for a fuller, richer music experience. The speaker also includes full Siri interaction.

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