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New hire by Apple suggests renewed focus on smart home market

New hire by Apple suggests renewed focus on smart home market

Apple does not quite match up to some other major software companies in terms of smart-home products. It has only one product dedicated to this market: the HomePod. The company may by trying to change this by hiring Sam Jadallah, ...
TCL could be working on as many as five foldable devices. (Source: TCL/CNET)

TCL may be working on five foldable devices, including a possible smartphone bracelet

A report from CNET mentions that TCL Corporation could be busy working on up to five different foldable devices. It seems two of the devices are tablets, two are smartphones, and one appears to be a combination of a smartphone, sm...
The new Canon EOS RP. (Source: Canon)

Canon has released its latest full-frame mirrorless EOS-R line camera

Canon has launched a new full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS RP. Unlike other DSLRs, even those with APS-C, these devices use a sensor equivalent to traditional film (i.e. they measure 36x24mm in total). This confers advantages ...
Razer Raiju Mobile Controller Review

Razer Raiju Mobile Controller Review

The Razer Raiju controller makes Android smartphones more competitive in cross-platform games. The controller is well-built but expensive. Read on for our thoughts on Razer’s new smartphone accessory.
Three non-Wear OS-based brands dominated the US smartwatch market in 2018. (Source: Wareable)

Is Wear OS in trouble? About 88% of smartwatches sold in 2018 ran proprietary software

A new report from the NBD Group shows that smartwatch sales in the US increased by 51% from November 2017 to November 2018. Wear OS only accounted for a maximum of 12% of all of these wearables sold. The rest of the sales were tho...
The Microsoft Surface Pen. (Credit: Neowin)

New Microsoft patent may reduce inadequacies in next-gen Surface Pen

The Surface Pen is Microsoft's answer to the Apple Pencil. It has been described as an effective stylus, albeit one that could produce more accurate digital writing. A new patent may help improve on this with changes to both the P...
Huawei Watch GT now available in the US (Source: Amazon)

Huawei's Watch GT is finally available in the US

Released a few months ago, the LiteOS-driven Huawei Watch GT is now finally available for purchase in the US. Listed by Amazon for a regular price of US$199.99, this smart wearable will start shipping on February 19. Its specs and...
The Xiaomi M365 electric scooter. (Source: GearBest)

Update | Security researchers claim to have hacked and remotely controlled Xiaomi electric scooters

The Xiaomi M365 electric scooters is popular with ride-sharing companies such as Bird in the US. They can hire out such vehicles online thanks to the ability to remotely lock rental units as and when they need to. The research gro...
OnLeaks' latest AirPods rumor suggest that the next generation will come in colors beside white. (Source: Colorware)

New Apple AirPod 2 rumors result in 2 possible launch dates in the same day

A new post on the Greek Apple leaks site iPhoneHellas alleges that the second-generation AirPods will launch in March. However, a second tipster, OnLeaks, has also asserted that his sources say they will be released 'in the fall'....
Some versions of the Dell Hybrid Adapter + Power Bank pose an electric shock hazard. (Source: US CPSC)

Electric shock risk forces Dell to recall Hybrid Adapter + Power Bank accessory for laptops

Dell has had to recall certain versions of its portable charging device, the Hybrid Adapter + Power Bank, because of the risk of electric shock. Apparently, the casing of the black adapter part of the accessory can break, which in...
The original Oculus Rift. (Source: Oculus)

Next-generation Oculus Rift is rumored to have adjustable room lighting and inbuilt tracking sensors

The next Oculus VR headset to be released is rumored to be called the Rift S. The latest leaks on this device suggests that it will come with its own onboard tracking cameras, rather than rely on USB-connected sensors. It may also...
Reverse wireless charging between the Samsung Galaxy S10+ and the new Galaxy Buds. (Source: Twitter/Roland Quandt)

Major Samsung Galaxy S10 leaks: Live images and reverse wireless chargeable Galaxy Buds

A new set of leaks concerning the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 has appeared, including information and a picture of a brand-new product. There are some live photos of two different Galaxy S10 devices in the hand, and there is an im...
A diagram from the patent for the new kind of S Pen. (Source: Patently Mobile)

Samsung Galaxy Note: New patent hints at inbuilt camera for next-gen S Pen

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9's S Pen gained interesting new Bluetooth capabilities over previous versions of the same stylus last year. Now, the OEM has obtained a patent to pack a whole camera into a version of the same component. T...
The Gear Sport may be getting a successor soon. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy Sport: fresh leak suggests new direction for the new Samsung smartwatch

The Samsung Gear Sport may get a successor soon, which is likely to be called the Galaxy Sport. This smartwatch will be the first product to feature Bixby Reminders. A new leak allegedly associated with this wearable shows that it...
The new Anker PowerLine II USB-C to Lightning cable. (Source: Anker)

Anker has launched its first MFi-certified USB type C cable for iPhones

Anker now has a USB type C-to-Lightning cable with MFi certifcation available for pre-order on its website. This cable is 3 feet in length and has TPE shielding for durability and longevity. Anker claims that it can charge an iPho...
The Fitbit Versa in all its original SKUs. (Source: Wired)

Renders for possible new Fitbit Versa SKUs surface online

TechnoBuffalo has posted a range of images showing a device with Fitbit design language, but in colors previously unknown to this brand. They are apparently called Cyan Blue, Silver, Rose Pink and Purple. The renders have led to s...
Taylor joins Owen, Shan, Grover, and other young gamers in "We All Win" by Microsoft. (Source: YouTube/Microsoft)

Memorable Microsoft Super Bowl commercial for the Xbox Adaptive Controller tops advertising review

Microsoft has been receiving praise for the Xbox Adaptive Controller commercial that was shown this Super Bowl Sunday. The clip, which was called “We All Win,” gives some children with disabilities the opportunity to speak about t...
February could be a good time to think about that new 4K TV in the US. (Source:

February is one of the best times of year to get a new TV in the US: online deals company

RetailMeNot, a company that collates online deals for consumers, has released a report indicating that this month is a good time to buy a new TV, along with some other appliances - second only to the Black Friday weekend, in fact....
Noctua's new NT-H2 hybrid thermal compound will be available soon. (Source: Noctua)

Noctua introduces second-generation thermal compound NT-H2

The Austrian company Noctua has issued a press release to announce the introduction of the new NT-H2 thermal compound. The award-winning cooler manufacturer claims the second generation of its “enthusiast-grade” paste managed to d...
Coolpad Surf 600 MHz LTE hotspot hits T-Mobile and Metro (Source: SlashGear)

Coolpad Surf 600 MHz LTE hotspot now available via T-Mobile and Metro

While most people around the world are still waiting to get 5G access, T-Mobile and Metro are back with an accessory for their 600 MHz LTE network. The Coolpad Surf hotspot is capable of connecting up to 15 devices simultaneously ...
Samsung will use more eco-friendly materials in its smartphone packaging. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung to replace plastic with paper; phone chargers will now get matte finish

Samsung has announced in a press release its intentions to become considerably more environmentally friendly. The company will ditch product plastic packaging and replace it with various alternatives, including paper, pulp, and ot...
Razer is teasing something pink set to launch on January 29 (Source: Razer)

Razer is teasing something pink set to launch on January 29

Will there finally be a Rose Gold or bright pink Razer Blade laptop? The OEM has been teasing pink mice, keyboards, and headphones for weeks and a pink gaming laptop would essentially complete the collection.
Wireless headphones represent a robust and growing market. (Source: HSN)

The wireless headphone market could be worth US$34 billion in 5 years

A new report by indicates that the wireless headphone market will continue to show healthy growth into the year 2024. At that point, it could be worth as much as US$34 billion. The report indicates that this...
Apple's AirPods may or may not be getting an update soon. (Source: Apple)

2nd-gen Apple AirPods may get launch date in first half of 2019

Our last report on the Apple AirPods 2 covered rumors that they could have been released by now, at least. However, their maker failed to live up to this leak, and the 2nd generation of these wireless earbuds has yet to appear. A ...
Samsung Gear Sport could get a successor next month, Galaxy Sport hits FCC

Samsung Galaxy Sport smartwatch hits FCC, could launch alongside the Galaxy S10 family

Codenamed Pulse, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Sport smartwatch is expected to feature Bixby support and Bixby Reminders. Since it has just received its FCC certification, it would not be surprising to see the new Tizen-driven smart...
Intel RealSense Tracking Camera T265 now up for pre-order at US$199 (Source: Intel Newsroom)

Intel intros the RealSense Tracking Camera T265 for autonomous devices

The new Intel RealSense Tracking Camera T265 was designed for applications such as robotics, drones, and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR). This US$199 piece of hardware uses proprietary visual inertial odometry simultaneous local...
New StarTech USB Type-C docking stations have Alt Mode switches for maximum throughput (Source: StarTech)

New StarTech USB Type-C docking stations have Alt Mode switches for maximum throughput

The professional DK30C2HAGPD and DK30C2DAGPD docks are able to make the most of USB Type-C Gen. 1 by switching between two different modes depending on user application.
Samsung ISOCELL Slim 3T2 20 MP image sensor for full-display handsets (Source: Samsung Global Newsroom)

Samsung intros 20 MP ISOCELL slim sensor for full-screen display handsets

Although the 20 MP resolution is no longer a high-end specification for a modern single-sensor smartphone camera, the ISOCELL Slim 3T2 by Samsung focuses on other attributes instead. Advertised by Samsung as the industry's most co...
Spotify may release its first hardware later this year. (Image source: Reddit)

Spotify is reportedly working on an in-car music player

Spotify, the popular music and podcast streaming service, is planning on releasing its own hardware. The Financial Times reports that the device will be an in-car music player and could cost US$100.
Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch gets Tizen update

The Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch gets a solid update, new features and Tizen in tow

The latest software update for the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch pushes the Tizen version up to, weighs around 300 MB, and comes with sleep stages info support for the Health widget, more indoor workouts and back-to-back work...
Smartwatches and smart bands are set to continue to enjoy market growth in the next decade. (Source: Fitt Insider)

The global wearables market could attain up to US$22 billion by 2025

A new report on the worldwide wearable device market by Allied Market Research indicates that its value could grow to US$31 billion in the next 6 years. This is likely to be driven by the increasing uptake of its products in the h...
The DJI Mavic 2 is one of the most popular high-end drones on the market. (Source: DJI)

Drone maker DJI reveals US$150 million fraud carried out internally

Drone maker DJI has discovered an internal racket that has defrauded the company of at least US$150 million. The theft is said to have involved multiple staff and led to their dismissal although the company is still investing the ...
Slide-out keyboard Android Pie handset layout (Source: F(x) Technology)

F(x) Technology is working on 6-inch handset with a slide-out keyboard design

What started one year ago as a (now canceled) slide-out keyboard mod for the Moto Z lineup turned into a smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard that is expected to hit the market in Q1 2019. The Android Pie-driven F(x) handset will com...
The a6400 is Sony's latest alpha-series APS-C camera. (Source: Sony)

Sony's latest APS-C mirrorless camera, the alpha A6400, is officially announced

The alpha A6400 is Sony's most recent mirrorless offering. This camera boasts a 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor, as well as "the world's fastest autofocus" of 0.02 seconds. The A6400 also features a state-of-the-art BIONZ X image p...
The wireless charging market may experience decent growth over the next few years. (Source: Adafruit Industries)

Wireless charging market set to be worth approximately U$21 billion by 2023

The worldwide market for wireless charging products was worth just over US$2 billion in 2017. However, this figure is projected to grow by about $19 billion in the next 4 years. The market research group BIS Research concludes tha...
Project Ara hasn't been heard of for years, but Google may still be working on it. (Source: Wikipedia)

Could Project Ara possibly be back? Google has secured a new patent for a familiar-looking modular device

Project Ara had once been hotly anticipated as the future of mobile devices with enhanced future-proofing and general upgradeability. The prototype produced through this Google initiative was a basic frame to which various interch...
Fossil's smartwatches featuring Wear OS also utilize Google Assistant. (Source: Fossil)

Google coughs up US$40 million to acquire some of Fossil's smartwatch technology

Fossil Group has issued a press release to announce a US$40 million deal with Google. The search engine giant will be purchasing intellectual property (IP) from the well-known American designer label in regard to smartwatch techno...
The Apple Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS Max. (Source: Apple)

Apple has discreetly launched its new Smart Battery Case line-up

Apple has posted sales pages for new Smart Battery Cases. These products have been designed for the iPhone XS, XS Max or XR, and are available in white or black. Apple claims that they can deliver up to 9 hours of additional activ...
The latest form of iPod Touch. (Source: Apple)

iPod Touch will be resurrected for 2019 with USB type C: new rumor

Apple has not refreshed or updated the iPod Touch since 2015. That year saw the 6th generation of the device, which was not heard of much since. However, that fact did not stop a Japanese outlet posting claims that a supplier had ...
The HyperX Cloud MIX HX-HSCAM-GM has a detachable Discord, and TeamSpeak certified boom microphone. (Image source: HyperX)

HyperX Cloud MIX: A Hi-Res Audio gaming headset and Bluetooth headphones in one

HyperX has announced its Cloud MIX headphones, a wired gaming headset that also doubles as a set of lightweight and portable Bluetooth headphones. The Cloud MIX has an understated design, 20 hours of battery life over Bluetooth an...
Apple introduced the concept of the AirPower nearly two years ago. (Source: Apple)

Apple AirPower charging pad production may have finally begun

Apple has been teasing the release of the AirPower since 2017. However, the company has let numerous subsequent relevant launches go by without mentioning it again. Nevertheless, a credible source now claims that a known supplier ...
The Google Chromecast Audio supported lossless high-resolution audio. (Source: Google)

Google discontinues Chromecast Audio

Google has officially confirmed the discontinuation of the Chromecast Audio device. A quick glance at Google’s online store lists the music-streaming gadget as out of stock, after recently receiving a heavy price cut from US$35 to...
Image via Lexar

CES 2019 | Lexar announces first commercially available 1 TB SD card

The Lexar Professional 633x SD card, announced at CES earlier today, is the largest capacity SD card available to date at a whopping 1 TB. Despite its large size, the card is somewhat disappointing in performance; the 633x is rate...
The LaCie 2019 Mobile Drives are will come in spinning platters and SSDs. (Source: LaCie)

CES 2019 | Seagate and LaCie launch new drives

Seagate and LaCie have launched new drives that will appeal to both mobile and power users including gamers. The new drives will come in a range of capacities and sizes as well as a mix of spinning platter and SSDs.
The smart TV market will continue to grow over the next 4 years. (Source: Multichannel)

The smart TV market will be worth more than US$250 billion in 2023: new report

The smart TV market was worth US$143 billion by the end of 2017. However, a new report has indicated that this value will grow by $110 billion in the next four years. This rate will be driven by a sustained downward trend in smart...
Mobvoi TicWatch S2 Android smartwatch (Source: SlashGear)

CES 2019 | Mobvoi shows the TicWatch S2 and the TicWatch E2 at CES, no launch date yet

Although the TicWatch E2 was unveiled a few months ago, it still has to reach the market. However, Mobvoi is showing it off at CES next to the TicWatch S2, and both should become available for purchase in the future. Sadly, there ...
The Omni Ultimate holds enough power to fully charge a laptop up to two times or a smartphone up to 18 times. (Source: Omnicharge)

Omnicharge attracts over US$1 million in crowdfunding for its impressive 40,300 mAh power bank

Omnicharge has managed to secure funding of over US$1 million on Indiegogo for its Omni Ultimate battery-charging solution. The device offers a colossal 40,300 mAh (145 Wh) battery capacity but is considerably more portable than s...
With a twist of a hinge the Yoga Mouse becomes a handy flat laser presenter. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2019 | Lenovo introduces the transformable Yoga Mouse with laser presenter

Lenovo has announced the transformable Yoga Mouse with laser presenter. This sleek-looking peripheral has the ability to turn from a V-shaped mouse into a flat laser presenter with just a simple twist of a hinge. Up to 1600 DPI tr...
The Lenovo Smart Tab P10 comes with a Smart Dock for added functionality. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2019 | Lenovo shows off with 2-in-1 Smart Tab P10 and Smart Dock

Lenovo has unveiled the 2-in-1 Smart Tab P10 tablet and Smart Dock. The versatile P10 device offers typical usage scenarios in Tablet Mode, but when it is added to the Smart Dock it switches to Show Mode and incorporates Amazon’s ...
Lenovo's Smart Clock can do much more than just tell the time. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2019 | Lenovo's Smart Clock will make sure you're always on time

Lenovo has introduced a new device to its Smart Home family: The Lenovo Smart Clock. According to the Chinese manufacturer, the Smart Clock can learn the sleeping habits of users and comes with Google Assistant, so it should offer...

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