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The latest Chromecast device, according to a new leak. (Source: WinFuture)

Google's upcoming smart speaker and Chromecast device are allegedly leaked in full ahead of their launch

Google has indicated that it will launch new smart home products alongside the Pixels 5 and 4a (5G) at these smartphones' launch at the end of September. However, a leaks site may have spoiled any surprise left in conjunction with...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:56:00 +0200
The PS5 consoles feature “Tempest” 3D AudioTech. (Image source: Sony)

Full PlayStation 5 and DualSense specifications published by Sony finally revealing what's on the console's rear and the PS5's dimensions

Sony has published all of the official specifications for both the PlayStation 5 and DualSense controller. While no rumored spec bump materialized, at least gamers finally found out what was on the rear of the console. The dimensi...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:32:00 +0200
Qualcomm and its partners have improved the reach of mmWave 5G again. (Source: Pixabay)

Qualcomm, Ericsson and US Cellular break the mmWave 5G data-call range record

Earlier, Qualcomm and its 5G research partners reported that it had conducted a data call over mmWave bands over the longest distance yet. Now, this record has been broken again in a new experiment, which took place in Wisconsin.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:22:00 +0200
Digital Edition (L) and standard PS5 (R). (Image source: Sony/@videogamedeals - edited)

PlayStation 5 launch games and accessories price lists revealed and official PS5 boxes keep the design clean and simple

Sony has announced the official prices for the PS5 accessories and the launch games that will accompany the next-gen console on November 12/17. The retail boxes for the PlayStation 5 and Digital Edition have also appeared online, ...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 17 Sep 2020 11:17:00 +0200
The new Vecnos IQUI. (Source: Vecnos)

Vecnos launches its new IQUI "pen-sized" 360-degree camera

Vecnos is a spin-off from Ricoh that is dedicated to making compact lifestyle cameras. It has finally unveiled its first 360-degree camera in full. The IQUI fits its 4 proprietary lenses and their controls into a laser-pointer for...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 17 Sep 2020 00:29:00 +0200
The new JAM Audio Travel ANC headphones. (Source: JAM Audio)

JAM Audio's latest wireless headphones offer ANC and a fold-away design for US$60

JAM Audio has launched the Travel ANC wireless headphones. The OEM claims that they are rated for up to 24 hours of battery life, or 18 with active noise-cancelling (ANC) on. Their design also allows for folding up or folding flat
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 19:30:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Titanium features blood oxygen measurement. (Image source: Samsung - edited)

Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Titanium gets a September 18 global launch date but Samsung fans in the US will have to wait a bit longer

The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Titanium variant of the recently released smartwatch will be officially launched on the European and South Korean markets on September 18. However, potential customers in the US will have to wait a little...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 10:44:00 +0200
HP Omen Spacer Wireless TLK Keyboard. (Image Source: HP)

HP Omen Spacer Wireless TKL keyboard and Omen Vector Wireless mouse seem to be enticing options for lag-free wireless gaming

HP is introducing new peripherals to its gaming lineup. The Omen Spacer Wireless is a tenkeyless keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches that offers great battery life, loads of key customization options, NKRO, and 100% anti-ghosti...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 04:21:00 +0200
HP Omen Blast gaming headset. (Image Source: HP)

HP Omen Blast and Omen Frequency Wireless gaming headsets promise immersive 7.1-channel audio and long hours of comfort listening

HP has announced new additions to its gaming accessory lineup. The Omen Blast and Omen Frequency Wireless are designed to offer maximal comfort during extended gaming sessions while offering clear 7.1-channel surround. The Omen Bl...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:47:00 +0200
The Apple Watch Series 6 has new sensors. (Source: Apple)

Apple makes the Watch Series 6 and Watch SE official

The latest Apple Watch is here...and so is the latest Apple Watch. The Cupertino giant has released 2 variants of its iconic wearable for the first time. The flagship Series 6 has the latest watchOS 7 features, a new always-on alt...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:29:00 +0200
The unboxing video is the latest leak of the GoPro Hero 9 Black. (Image source: Roland Quandt & WinFuture)

Leaked GoPro Hero 9 Black unboxing video showcases upcoming €479 action camera

The GoPro Hero 9 Black has leaked once again, this time in a hands-on unboxing video. The upcoming action camera should launch within the next few weeks for a reputed €479 in Europe.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 22:44:00 +0200
Is this a future Oppo Watch? (Source: LetsGoDigital)

OPPO patents a version of its Watch with a 3D-curved round face: new leak

According to an allegedly leaked patent, the OEM OPPO will follow its first-gen smartwatch with 2 more. One of these drops the Apple Watch style for a round face instead; however, it still appears to have the attractive curved-edg...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:38:00 +0200
Connected health in the home is on the rise. (Source: Parks Associates)

42% of US households with broadband internet now own at least one health-related device

Connected health devices are electronics that can provide links to organizations such as the Mayo Clinic or Electronic Caregiver so as to help monitor or even treat a patient in their own home. A new survey indicates that their ad...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:36:00 +0200
The new Sony a7c. (Source: B&H Photo Video)

The new Sony alpha a7c is now the world's most compact full-frame camera

Sony has broken ground with its latest mirrorless unit, as the OEM has packed a full-frame sensor into dimensions normally reserved for APS-C cameras. The alpha 7c (or a7c) also offers a flip-out LCD touchscreen and in-body image ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 18:58:00 +0200
The new ROCCAT Elo headsets. (Source: ROCCAT)

ROCCAT unleashes its latest Elo series with 7.1 channel surround sound and Turtle Beach technology

The gaming headset maker ROCCAT has collaborated with its new parent, Turtle Beach, on its new Elo series. It comes in cross-platform stereo, USB and wireless varieties, all of which are rated for 7.1 surround sound. The Elos also...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 18:12:00 +0200
The Amazfit GTR 2 and GTS 2 have more refined appearances over their predecessors. (Image source: Amazfit - edited)

Huami Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 smartwatches to launch soon: Contemporary looks and possible blood oxygen sensor for the second generation

Huami has been teasing the second-generation Amazfit GTR and GTS smartwatches, with a new promo poster simply announcing the new products will be “Beyond GT”. There is some expectation that the Amazfit GTR 2 and GTS 2 wearables wi...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 10:27:00 +0200
The Pixel 5, according to a new leak. (Source: Twitter)

Google sets a date for the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G launch

The Pixel 5 - not to mention the 5G variant of the 4a - have been anticipated for quite some time. Now, Google has finally confirmed a date for the launch of these new smartphones. This event will also see the debut of the latest ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 01:09:00 +0200
The protective replacement lens returns for the GoPro Hero 9 Black. (Image source: Roland Quandt & WinFuture)

Leaked GoPro Hero 9 Black protective replacement lens cover suggests that GoPro has listened to its fans

The GoPro Hero 9 is almost here, and it will mark the return of the replaceable lens cover. GoPro axed protective replacement lens cover last year with the Hero 8 Black, but there will be no such issue for this year's model. The G...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:21:00 +0200
We're calling it now: 2021 will introduce new laptops with way better webcams than ever before

We're calling it now: 2021 will introduce new laptops with way better webcams than ever before

COVID-19 and work-from-home orders have been a boon to virtual gatherings and Zoom meetings for office workers, students, doctors, and so much more. We strongly believe that this will accelerate the development of laptop webcams t...
Column by Allen Ngo, Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:11:00 +0200
The purported "AirPods" seized by US Customs. (Image: USCPB)

OnePlus Buds confused for counterfeit Apple AirPods by US Customs in bust

US Customs has embarrassed itself and OnePlus in issuing a press release claiming to have seized US$398,000 worth of “counterfeit Apple AirPod Earbuds.” It was only when a tweet was posted showing examples from the purported hall ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 14 Sep 2020 10:03:00 +0200
The Realme Watch S Pro. (Source: FCC via MySmartPrice)

Realme's first round-faced smartwatch may launch in the US soon following a full FCC specs leak

The Realme Watch S Pro is a new product approved for use by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Unlike this OEM's first wearable, it has a circular AMOLED display and a relatively large 420mAh battery. These details are k...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 13 Sep 2020 18:53:00 +0200
An original GTR teaser. (Source: Amazfit)

The Amazfit GTR 2 takes a trip to the Bluetooth SIG, possibly confirming it will launch soon

An earlier leak suggested that the increasingly popular wearables brand Amazfit had a second-gen GTR smartwatch in the works. Now, a device of this name has been approved to use Bluetooth 5.0. Therefore, it may not be far away fro...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 13 Sep 2020 17:25:00 +0200
Fan-made concept design for a black PlayStation 5. (Image source: Reddit - u/rekrap13)

More PlayStation 5 model numbers hint at DualSense controller variants and even a black console but don't expect a PS5 Pro or 1.65 TB SSD premium pack just yet

More model numbers relating to the PlayStation 5 have appeared online. While many of the model codes are already connected to the console SKUs or PS5 accessories, a few unknown entries certainly hint at different types of DualSens...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 13 Sep 2020 11:13:00 +0200
The FreeBuds Pro. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei claims its new FreeBuds Pro and FreeLaces Pro have "industry-leading" noise-cancellation

Huawei has also launched its latest hearables at its ongoing Developer Conference. The FreeBuds Pro have the AirPod form-factor; however, it is also claimed that they have "intelligent dynamic noise cancellation" and active noise ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 20:45:00 +0200
The Watch Fit will be out worldwide soon. (Source: Huawei)

The Huawei Watch Fit sees an international launch with pricing and availability info

Huawei has introduced the Watch Fit, its first smartwatch with a rounded rectangular fact, to more markets at its Developer Conference (HDC 2020). It has many features in common with the equally new Watch GT 2 Pro, but is much mor...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 19:53:00 +0200
The Watch GT 2 Pro. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei's Watch GT 2 Pro has a premium build and "pro-grade" health-tracking features

Huawei has launched its new range of wearables at this OEM's own Developer Conference (HDC 2020). Its flagship is unarguably the Watch GT 2 Pro, which has titanium and ceramic in its casing, as well as a "sapphire" display crystal...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 19:18:00 +0200
The VAVA Portable SSD Touch. (Source: Indiegogo)

VAVA crowdfunds the "world's most secure" portable USB type C SSD

The VAVA Portable SSD Touch is a new product launched via Indiegogo recently. It is a stick-like drive with a hardware-based fingerprint scanner on the top of its aluminium, supposedly shock-proof casing. It also apparently packs ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 18:34:00 +0200
The VAVA 12-in-1 docking station. (Source: Notebookcheck)

VAVA USB type C 12-in-1 Docking Station hands-on review

VAVA is a new RAVPOWER brand for this OEM's home- and work-related accessories. They include a range of docks or hubs for USB type C-only laptops. This 12-in-1 variant offers up to 8 different types of I/O or utility to devices such as MacBooks. Can it deliver on these claims when connected to a high-powered gaming ultrabook?
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 14:40:00 +0200
The leaked promo collateral for the Vivo Watch. (Image: @BenGeskin/Twitter)

Vivo Watch, the first smartwatch from smartphone maker Vivo set to launch September 22

Vivo is prepping the Vivo Watch, the company’s first foray into the smartwatch market. The device looks similar in appearance to Samsung’s Galaxy Watches and similarly eschews Google’s WearOS in favor of a bespoke solution.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 13:11:00 +0200
Android Auto is typically wired. (Source: Google)

A developer's crowdfunding project for a wireless form of Android Auto beats its goal

Android Auto is an app that throws Google services such as Maps and the Assistant up onto a car's display from a USB-connected phone. However, its compatibility or stability can be variable sometimes. To this end, the developer Em...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 09 Sep 2020 23:05:00 +0200
The GoPro Hero 9 Black is expected to cost more than its predecessor when launched later this year. (Image source: Roland Quandt & WinFuture)

GoPro Hero 9 Black pricing in Europe and further specifications leak; over 11% more expensive than the Hero 8 Black

The GoPro Hero 9 Black may have a larger battery, camera sensor and improved video recording capabilities compared to its predecessor, but it will also be about 10% more expensive. The actual size of the new action camera's camera...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 09 Sep 2020 13:15:00 +0200
Oppo Watch Review: Looks like Apple, ticks like Google

Oppo Watch Review: Looks like Apple, ticks like Google

Nice try. Oppo’s first smartwatch is just as angular as the Apple Watch. It runs Google’s Wear OS. There is also a model with Oppo’s proprietary ColorOS. Moreover, Oppo offers two SoCs with a different TDP.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 | 1.6" | 29.7 g
Inge Schwabe, Wed, 09 Sep 2020 10:32:00 +0200
The new Aukey Omnia Nano 20W brick. (Source: Aukey)

Aukey wants to help iPhone fans get ready for new devices with its first 20W PD charger

Aukey has launched a new member of its Omnia series of chargers. It is rated for the Power Delivery (USB-PD) standard; however, unlike some of its high-powered type-C siblings, this Nano goes at 20 watts (W). The OEM hints that th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 18:12:00 +0200
1More shows off some of its audio products. (Source: 1More)

1More announces that its ANC earbuds are the first TWS devices to be THX-certified

1More launched its first pair of true-wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds with active noise cancellation (ANC) in late 2019. Now, it has revealed that the same accessories have attained a certification from the audio authority THX. This...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 17:27:00 +0200
The new Sony VPL-GTZ380 SXRD projector. (Source: Sony)

Sony's new series of projectors is headlined by a 4K SXRD laser model

Sony has launched its new line of home theater- and enterprise-grade projectors. It comprises laser- and lamp-enabled SKUs, although its flagship has the SXRD tech necessary for a micro-display unit to throw images in 4K. Their ma...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 16:51:00 +0200
The new Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones. (Source: Redmi)

Redmi launches its SonicBass Wireless Earphones in Nepal

The new Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones are accessories of the 'neckbud' variety alluded to in a leak earlier in 2020. Now, the brand has finally launched them in their first market, Nepal. They will cost the equivalent of abou...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 15:59:00 +0200
The GoPro Hero 9 will have a larger battery and camera sensor than its predecessor. (Image source: Roland Quandt & WinFuture)

GoPro Hero 9 Black leaked marketing assets confirm 20 MP camera and a larger battery for Hero 8 Black successor

The successor to the popular GoPro Hero 8 Black is almost here, and a new leak has confirmed that it will have some notable changes from last year's model. Not only will the Hero 9 Black have a new 20 MP camera, but it will also h...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 13:10:00 +0200
The Apple Watch Series 5 costs from US$399 at the Apple US online store. (Image source: Apple - edited)

Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 5 sales help sink Samsung in the growing North America wearables market

Apple has maintained a strong regional share for the North America wearables market and even enjoyed growth in terms of amount of units shipped. Discounted Apple Watch Series 3 devices and the popularity of the Series 5 smartwatch...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 12:05:00 +0200
Realme's Buds have cut a swathe through the TWS market. (Source: Realme)

Realme will launch its first pair of ANC TWS earbuds in India: new leak

Realme has made a successful foray into the true-wireless (TWS) earbud market recently. Then again, none of its products have have the sought-after spec of active noise cancelling (ANC). A new leak suggests it is coming in a new s...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 00:37:00 +0200
The Withings ScanWatch is available in two sizes, with a black or white dial, and with numerous strap options. (Image source: Withings - edited)

Withings ScanWatch: Incredible clinically validated hybrid smartwatch with medical-grade SpO2 sensor, ECG recording, and 24/7 heart scanning now available from £249.95 (US$330)

The Withings ScanWatch hybrid smartwatch is now available to buy in Europe, and it can be purchased from £249.95/€279 (about US$330). This incredible health-focused wearable comes with its own on-demand electrocardiogram, respirat...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 07 Sep 2020 13:11:00 +0200
UGREEN USB C 2.5'' hard drive enclosure and USB cable (Source: Own)

UGREEN USB C 2.5" hard drive enclosure - An affordable solution for keeping alive the HDD/SSD of dead laptops

Thanks to the UGREEN USB C 2.5" hard drive enclosure, turning old HDDs and SSDs into external storage solutions is very easy to do, not to mention affordable. At less than US$25, this accessory supports drives up to 6 TB in size a...
Codrut Nistor, Sun, 06 Sep 2020 18:05:00 +0200
Realme is very proud of its new achievement. (Source: Twitter)

Realme is the #1 TWS audio brand in India following its second recorded quarter in this market

Realme rose to be a top 5 hearable (or audio wearables with a smart component) brand in research on the Indian sector of this market during the first quarter of 2020 (1Q2020). Now, a new Counterpoint Research report on the same sp...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 06 Sep 2020 16:02:00 +0200
The Skullcandy Crusher Evo headphones. (Source: Skullcandy)

Skullcandy releases the Crusher Evo headphones, the latest in its line to feature Haptic Bass

Skullcandy has announced the latest addition to the Crusher series of personal audio products. The Evo headphones are equipped with Haptic Bass, which reinforces this range with physical feedback. They also offer the option of bui...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 05 Sep 2020 00:26:00 +0200
TCL unveils its AiPQ Engine Gen 2. (Source: TCL)

IFA 2020 | TCL claims its latest AI-powered AV processor will unleash the true potential of its QLED and mini-LED panels

TCL has launched its second-gen AiPQ Engine at IFA 2020. It is a platform rated to enhance this OEM's big-screen TVs, particularly those made with mini-LED or quantum-dot LED (QLED). The Engine allows for "real-time audiovisual op...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 04 Sep 2020 23:52:00 +0200
The new TCL 10 TABMAX. (Source: TCL)

IFA 2020 | TCL launches 2 new affordable FHD+ tablets with Wi-Fi or 4G connectivity

The TCL 10 TABMAX and 10 TABMID are 2 new slates launched at IFA this year. They feature their brand's in-house NXTVISION technology for "the most vibrant colors and rich details", as well as reduced blue-light emission. They may ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 04 Sep 2020 18:35:00 +0200
The new Zhiyun XS. (Source: Zhiyun)

Zhiyun introduces its new Smooth XS gimbal as a potential DJI OM 4 challenger

Zhiyun is known as a maker of smartphone-videography aids. The Smooth XS is the latest product in this line. It, like its recently-launch DJI counterpart, is a motorized gimbal with an optional tripod. However, unlike the OM 4, th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 04 Sep 2020 16:42:00 +0200
Gaming on the Redmi Max 98 offers a whole new level of immersive experiences. (Image source: Xiaomi)

98-inch Redmi Smart TV Max goes on flash sale once again for 19,999 yuan (US$2,924) but still no sign of Xiaomi bringing it to international markets

Xiaomi has announced that the 98-inch Redmi Smart TV Max will soon be available in yet another flash sale for the immensely popular big television. However, it seems yet again that it will be buyers in China that will be getting g...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 04 Sep 2020 11:21:00 +0200
The Razer Naga Pro is a wireless version of the Naga Trinity. (Image source: Razer)

Razer launches a Bluetooth and wireless version of the Naga Trinity for US$149.99

Razer has released a wireless version of the Naga Trinity, its modular gaming mouse. Called the Naga Pro, the mouse supports Razer HyperSpeed and up to 150 hours of battery life. The Razer Naga Pro comes with three interchangeable...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 03 Sep 2020 18:50:00 +0200
Adaptive ANC is a new TWS feature. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm's Adaptive ANC might be the next big thing in TWS earbud specs

Active noise cancellation (ANC) has been found to be of interest for 71% of consumers planning to buy true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds. However, the feature does require physical seals and a fit that some users may find less tol...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 03 Sep 2020 14:57:00 +0200
The 95th Anniversary B&O H95 headphones. (Image: B&O)

Bang & Olufsen H95 headphones are targeted at discerning listeners

Bang & Olufsen has a well-earned reputation as the purveyor of high-quality audio experiences so it is always exciting when the company launches a new set of headphones. Its new H95 compact over ear headphones have all the traditi...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 03 Sep 2020 12:41:00 +0200

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