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The Galaxy Note 10 Lite has a 3.5mm jack, but the Note 20 might not. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 may not have a headphone jack

A new patent reportedly accepted by an Indian authority may kick off speculation about the Note 10's successor. It shows a case design with a cut-out that matches the usual placement of an S Pen, and that suggests a rear-camera mo...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:40:00 +0100
The Realme Buds Air. (Source: Realme)

Realme may launch a cheaper version of its AirPod clones

Realme recently debuted its first pair of TWS earbuds in India. At 3999 INR (or about US$56), they seem a very reasonably-priced AirPod alternative. However, it now seems the OEM has a 2nd variant in the works which may cost even ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:14:00 +0100
Realme may have a smartwatch ready to go. (Source: Realme)

A new Realme leak suggests the brand is about to release its first smartwatch

An Indian electronics authority has approved a new device from Realme described as being part of the "Smart Watches" category. Therefore, it seems this brand is preparing to launch its first wearable of this type in India. If so, ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 21:26:00 +0100
Fitbits were found to detect 'flu at least as well as the CDC in a recent study. (Source: Fitbit)

Fitbit use may be used to help predict flu outbreaks, study finds

A study published in The Lancet has concluded that Fitbit use was associated with significant improvements in a technique used to detect influenza and similar conditions. This is due to the heart rate- and activity-monitoring feat...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 20:58:00 +0100
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
A concept render of the PS5 and DualShock 5 (Image source: Gaming Instincts & LetsGoDigital)

New DualShock 5 speculation amid latest PlayStation 5 rumours

Three new rumours have appeared about the PlayStation 5, of which two are verifiable. Apparently, the DualShock 5 will not only have context-adaptive triggers but will also be backwards compatible with the PS4. The DualShock 4 wil...
Alex Alderson, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 15:54:00 +0100
The EU may ultimately prove the death of the Lightning connector. (Source: Wikipedia)

The EU might force Apple to drop the Lightning port within its jurisdiction

The European Parliament has announced that it will hold a vote on a motion to write its 2014 Radio Equipment Directive into law. This would probably result in an obligation for mobile device OEMs to fit all products to be sold in ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:51:00 +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 Amazfit X may be available to purchase soon. (Source: Huami)

The Amazfit X, a new curved-display smartwatch, is about to launch on Indiegogo

Amazfit unveiled the X, a wearable with a 92-degree curve in its screen, as a concept device in 2019. Now, however, it is ready to make this watch a reality. It will be offered as a reward on the OEM's upcoming Indiegogo campaign.
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:21:00 +0100
The Fitbit Versa 2. (Source: Notebookcheck)

A new Fitbit software update unlocks blood oxygen tracking on several devices

A number of newer Fibit wearables were shipped with SpO2 (or estimated blood oxygen) sensors, which may not have been activated within their systems. However, the OEM has addressed this in a new update. Therefore, compatible devic...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 15 Jan 2020 19:32:00 +0100
The TicPods 2 series. (Source: Mobvoi)

Mobvoi releases its updated, AI-powered TicPods

The TicPods 2 and 2 Pro are Mobvoi's new TWS earbuds. They look much like their predecessor: however, this series is the first to feature the OEM's new, proprietary assistant Tico. They also respond to gestures for call answering ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 23:03:00 +0100
The iPod had an unthinkably fast development cycle by 2020 standards (Image source: Wikipedia)

The original iPod had an incredibly short 10-month development cycle

The CEO of payment platform Stripe claims that Apple's former Senior Vice President Tony Fadell told him that the original iPod was developed in under 10 months.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 18:42:00 +0100
Your Tesla could soon talk to nearby people (Image source: Wikipedia)

Elon Musk claims that Teslas will soon be able to talk to people nearby

The tech billionaire tweeted a picture of a Model 3 Tesla driving by as its speakers play a brief audio clip that says "Well don’t just stand there staring, hop in." The clip hints at Musk's plan to turn all Teslas into a giant fl...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:09:00 +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
The LG Tone Free TWS buds. (Source: LG)

LG releases its TWS earbuds to the US market

LG has announced that its latest truly wireless (or TWS) earbuds are now available to buy in the United States. These Tone Free devices are tuned by Meridian Audio and have a unique UVnano charging case. It also adds up to 21 hour...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 11 Jan 2020 18:46:00 +0100
Panasonic effectively quadrupling the resolution and even implements HDR compatibility in a lighter and slicker package. (Source: Panasonic)

CES 2020 | Panasonic unveils world's first UHD HDR VR glasses

Besides quadrupling the resolution of current high-end VR headsets, Panasonic also introduces HDR compatibility to the VR world for the first time, and all this is packed neatly in a light frame. In order to achieve this feat, Pan...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 10 Jan 2020 15:13:00 +0100
The new Audio-Technica TWS noise-cancelling earbuds. (Source: Audio-Technica)

CES 2020 | Audio-Technica's 2020 line-up includes TWS earbuds and premium over-ear headphones

Audio-Technica has packed its Las Vegas showcase with high-tech new products. They include 3 pairs of TWS earbuds, the flagship of which are the QuietPoint ATH-ANC300TW with hybrid noise cancellation. There are also headphones dir...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 09 Jan 2020 22:39:00 +0100
The new Wacom One tablet. (Source: Wacom)

CES 2020 | Wacom launches a new, entry-level 13-inch creators' display

The Wacom One is a new, 13-inch digital-art display. It has an FHD panel and in-built, foldable legs for various modes. It is aimed at those looking to get into electronically-enhanced or -generated art, and can also leverage Micr...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 09 Jan 2020 20:49:00 +0100
The Harman Kardon Fly TWS earphones are set to tackle Apple's AirPods. (Source: Harman)

CES 2020 | Harman Kardon rolls out new 'Fly' range of headphones, including AirPods competitor

Samsung subsidiary Harman Kardon has taken the wraps off what it hopes will be able to take on Apple’s AirPods and headphones like the Apple-owned Beats Solo Pro among others. Each of the three new models, in total, also feature G...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 09 Jan 2020 12:20:00 +0100
The Amazfit SMART GYM HUB and Home Studio. (Source: Huami)

CES 2020 | Amazfit's HomeStudio is a new line of personal, at-home fitness machines

Amazfit has launched a series of products in a category new to this brand: personal work-out equipment. It consists of the SMART GYM HUB, a 43-inch vertical screen with AI and a ToF sensor that can deliver fitness classes right in...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 08 Jan 2020 22:34:00 +0100
The Amazfit T-Rex. (Source: Huami)

CES 2020 | The new Amazfit T-Rex is a smartwatch with military-grade durability

The Amazfit T-Rex is this brand's first smartwatch of 2020. With its MIL-STD-810G rating and 14 sports modes, it is clearly intended for rugged pursuits. Its maker has also updated its Bip series with the S variant, a watch with a...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 08 Jan 2020 21:46:00 +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
A $15 discount makes this the lowest-ever AirPods Pro price (Image source: Apple)

Deal | AirPods Pro selling on Amazon for record-low price

Amazon is selling Apple's AirPods Pro at their lowest-ever price of $234.98. While $15 isn't much of a discount, wait times for the out-of-stock AirPods Pro are expected to be much lower than when buying direct from Apple.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 08 Jan 2020 20:06:00 +0100
The new Amazfit PowerBuds. (Source: Huami)

CES 2020 | Amazfit unveils its PowerBuds and ZenBuds

Amazfit has announced that it's ready for the TWS earbud market in 2020. To this end, it has revealed 2 new products in this category: the PowerBuds and ZenBuds. The former are sports-focused, whereas the latter have been designed...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 08 Jan 2020 19:38:00 +0100
The iPhone 11 series has strong night photography capabilities (Image source: Apple)

Apple's Night Mode Challenge showcases iPhone 11 series' photography chops

Apple announced a new Shot on iPhone campaign for iPhone 11 series users. Under the Night Mode Challenge, iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max users will submit low-light night mode photos taken on Apple's latest phones.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 08 Jan 2020 19:22:00 +0100
The Wearbuds now have a Pro version. (Source: Aipower)

CES 2020 | Aipower updates its Wearbuds with a Pro variant

The Wearbuds are well known as the first true-wireless (TWS) earbuds that come with an innovative wrist-band into which they can slot and use to charge, rather than a case that has to be carried around. Now, their maker Aipower ha...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 07 Jan 2020 18:54:00 +0100
The Zendure MIX GO. (Source: Zendure)

Zendure launches the MIX GO, a hybrid 45W wall charger/power bank, on Indiegogo

Zendure has put its latest product, the MIX GO, up for crowdfunding on Indiegogo. It is a 5000mAh power bank that can also plug into the wall to power devices compatible with 45 watt (W) charging. Not a brand new concept, admitted...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 07 Jan 2020 18:20:00 +0100
The Panasonic 'gaming' soundbar. (Source: Panasonic)

CES 2020 | The Panasonic SC-HTB01 soundbar is "designed especially for gamers"

The Panasonic SC-HTB01 is a soundbar developed in partnership with Square Enix to suit gaming-related audio content. It has 3 appropriately-themed audio presets: RPG, FPS and Voice. They can inform the device's dual frontal speake...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 06 Jan 2020 21:20:00 +0100
The new Acer B250i LED projector. (Source: Acer)

CES 2020 | Acer unveils its compact, "Studio Sound"-enabled B250i LED projector

The B250i is Acer's latest projector. It uses LEDs to throw a FHD image at a brightness of 1000 ANSI lumens. The OEM has also outfitted it with 5W speakers, passive radiators and in-house TrueHarmony and Waves Maxx Audio technolog...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 06 Jan 2020 20:48:00 +0100
The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2020 | Lenovo's new ThinkBook Plus comes with an e-ink display on its lid

The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus joins a growing list of productivity-focused notebooks with dual or secondary screens. This version has a unique twist in that the added display is an e-ink panel found on the PC's cover. The OEM asserts ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 06 Jan 2020 20:30:00 +0100
The new Legion gaming accessories. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2020 | Lenovo rounds its gaming showcase out with new wireless mice and an RGB keyboard

Lenovo has new gaming peripherals to debut at CES 2020. The Legion K300 is an entry-level RGB keyboard, while the Legion M300 is an equally budget-friendly mouse. The M600, on the other hand, is a USB type C wireless mouse touted ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 05 Jan 2020 21:00:01 +0100
The Lenovo Legion BoostStation eGPU. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2020 | Lenovo introduces its first ever external GPU

Lenovo has brought its first-gen eGPU to CES 2020. The BoostStation is part of the Legion line-up, and accomodates cards such as those of the NVIDIA GeForce 20-series and Radeon RXs. It also supports Thunderbolt 3 and 100-watt (W)...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 05 Jan 2020 21:00:00 +0100
The Lenovo Y25-25 monitor. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2020 | Lenovo's new gaming monitors have near-edgeless displays, high refresh rates and FreeSync support

Lenovo has brought 3 new gaming-focused monitors to CES this year. The Y25-25, G27c-10 and G32qc-10 are 24.5-, 27- and 31.5-inch devices respectively. The former stands out with its 240Hz spec, although the other 2 have relatively...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 05 Jan 2020 21:00:00 +0100
Apple now offers custom engraving for its AirPods and AirPods Pro earphones. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Apple introduces new custom engraving options for AirPods, AirPods Pro

Apple has launched a new free engraving service for its AirPods and AirPods Pro wireless earphones. Customers can choose from a limited range of emojis or use the alphabet to create their own name, for example.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 04 Jan 2020 11:08:00 +0100
The 8BitDo Zero 2 is now available through Amazon. (All images via 8BitDo)

8BitDo's tiny Zero 2 Bluetooth gamepad now available

The 8BitDo Zero 2 is a tiny Bluetooth gamepad that's small enough to fit in a pocket or keychain to a bag. The controller is compatible with Windows, macOS, Android, the Raspberry Pi, and the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite. Despi...
Sam Medley, Sat, 04 Jan 2020 05:23:00 +0100
The new Xiaomi Watch Color. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi launches the Watch Color in China

Xiaomi has unveiled its first smartwatch of 2020 already. The Watch Color has a 1.39-inch circular AMOLED display, and comes in black or silver. It is rated for 14 days' worth of battery life with normal use, and also has other po...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 19:47:00 +0100
ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II: Lenovo updates external TrackPoint keyboard

CES 2020 | ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II: Lenovo updates external TrackPoint keyboard

For six years, Lenovo sold the "ThinkPad Compact Keyboard", the external ThinkPad keyboard with the iconic TrackPoint. Now Lenovo is replacing it – the new ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II is not a big revolution, but rather a smal...
Benjamin Herzig, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 18:00:00 +0100
The ThinkVision Creator Extreme 4K professional monitor. All images via Lenovo.

CES 2020 | Lenovo announces four new ThinkVision monitors, including professional-grade Creator Extreme

Lenovo showed off four new monitors at CES today. The star of the display show is the ThinkVision Creator Extreme, a professional-grade mini-LED monitor that boasts 1000 nits of brightness and is HDR1000 certified. The Creator Ext...
Sam Medley, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 18:00:00 +0100
Brydge will be releasing a new keyboard for the Surface Go in 2020. (Source: Brydge)

Brydge announces new keyboards, accessories for Surface Pro X, Go and iPad

Brydge has announced a new line up of its popular tablet keyboards coming in 2020. New keyboards are in bound for the Surface Go and the Surface Pro X along with new wireless keyboards for Windows, a new iPad OS Trackpad and other...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 12:14:00 +0100
Smart hubs might pose greater privacy and security risks than anticipate (Image source: SiriusXM)

Update | Xiaomi Mijia connected to Nest Hub seemingly streams footage from random peoples' houses to other Nest users

A Redditor reported that, after connecting his Xiaomi Mijia security camera to Google Nest Hub, his security feed started showing random images from other peoples' houses. Google swiftly disabled Xiaomi Nest Hub integrations after...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 02 Jan 2020 20:40:00 +0100
View input from up to 4 devices with the Dell UltraSharp 43 4K. (Source: Dell)

CES 2020 | Dell's 2020 UltraSharp monitors have USB type-C inputs, PBP and high color accuracy

Dell's new line-up of UltraSharp monitors are all USB type-C this year. They are headlinded by the 43-inch U4320Q, a 4K panel that can be split between up to 4 separate devices via the OEM's Picture-by-Picture (PBP) feature. There...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 02 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +0100
All images via Alienware

CES 2020 | Alienware unveils Alienware 25, a 25-inch 240 Hz gaming monitor with a 1 ms response time

The Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor sports a 25-inch FHD (1920x1080) IPS display with a 240 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time. The panel covers 99% of the sRGB color gamut and is compatible with AMD FreeSync and Nvidia G-Sync. Th...
Sam Medley, Thu, 02 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +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
The Klipsch Over-Ear Active Noise Cancelling headphones will debut at CES 2020. (Source: Klipsch)

Klipsch takes on Sony, Bose with new Over-Ear Active Noise Cancelling headphones

Klipsch has taken the wraps off its first pair of wireless over-ear noise-cancelling headphones. The segment is a popular one that is currently dominated by Sony with its WH-1000XM3 and Bose with its Quiet Comfort 35 II model.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 02 Jan 2020 09:55:00 +0100
Images via Apple App Store

"Smoke" Apple Watch app puts Steam on your wrist

Smoke for Steam is a new app for the Apple Watch that lets users access some of the features of Steam on their wrists. Smoke allows users to look at their library, view achievements, check the status of their friends, and read new...
Sam Medley, Wed, 01 Jan 2020 17:18:00 +0100
Smart homes and the devices that make them are more and more popular. (Source: Verify Recruitment)

29% of US high-speed internet households now have a smart home device

The latest research on smart-home tech uptake has shown that 29% of all broadband-using households in the US polled owned at least 1 such device. This is a change of 20% compared to 2018. However, concerns about personal data rema...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 31 Dec 2019 17:14:00 +0100
Various forms of extended reality may become very successful in the future. (Source: SHRM)

VR, AR and MR may make a US$30 billion industry by 2030

Virtual, mixed and augmented reality are probably the most familiar forms of extended reality - or technologically-enhanced experientia - out there. The latest research suggests their combined market may be worth US$30 billion or...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 30 Dec 2019 19:25:00 +0100
The new Xiaomi Watch Color. (Source: Weibo)

Xiaomi's next smartwatch will have a round face

Xiaomi has teased its new Watch Color, a wearable that, unlike its last, has a round face. It is slated to come in a variety of finishes and bands that will give it a total of 1540 different possible looks. This new device will be...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 30 Dec 2019 17:44:00 +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

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