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CARD20 TWS earbuds miss Indiegogo stretch goal, will proceed anyway (Source: Yobybo)

CARD20 TWS earbuds miss Indiegogo stretch goal, will proceed anyway

Backers are excited that the wireless earbuds are now prime for mass production, but they are also furious about some last minute design changes to the earbuds themselves.
Allen Ngo, Tue, 18 Feb 2020 09:01:00 +0100
The ViewSonic M1 Mini LED Pocket Projector. (Source: ViewSonic)

ViewSonic wins a 2020 IF Design Award for its latest mini projector

The ViewSonic M1 Mini LED Pocket Projector has won one of the IF Design Awards for 2020. It has been conferred due to its innovative and functional stand, which also doubles as a lens-protector when not in use. It also packs a bat...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 17 Feb 2020 23:28:00 +0100
A first glimpse of the Canon EOS R5. (Source: Canon)

Canon confirms the existence of the EOS R5

Canon has teased the EOS R5 by affirming that this next-generation full-frame camera is indeed in development. The OEM now asserts that it will be the "most advanced" model in its category on its launch. It also plans to release n...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 17 Feb 2020 20:12:00 +0100
The imaging sensor market may remain healthy until 2026. (Source: ResearchGate)

The image sensor market will be worth nearly US$30 billion by 2026

Imaging sensors are used in a huge variety of electronics, which include digital cameras and smartphones. Their market was worth US$15.93 billion in 2018, but is now projected to be worth $29.99 billion in 6 years. This is thought...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 16 Feb 2020 23:01:00 +0100
The new Canon EOS Rebel T8i. (Source: Canon)

Canon launches the EOS Rebel T8i DSLR

The T8i is the latest in the EOS Rebel series made by Canon. It has a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor with a 45-point all-cross form of auto-focus (AF) with Face Detect. This Rebel is also the first of its line to feature vertical video fo...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:36:00 +0100
The Aria SONG X earbuds. (Source: Indiegogo)

SONG X: possibly the most unique TWS earbuds on Indiegogo

A company called Aria has put its new true-wireless (or TWS) earbuds up for crowdfunding on Indiegogo. This isn't hugely unusual these days - however, these SONG X products distinguish themselves with an innovative "Star Ring" cha...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 15 Feb 2020 20:22:00 +0100
Huawei Band 4 and Band 4e Review – Using them together also makes sense

Huawei Band 4 and Band 4e Review – Using them together also makes sense

Training partner. While the Huawei Band 4 is the focus of our test, we are also taking a look at the Band 4e in parallel. While the smaller fitness tracker offers significantly less capabilities, it has one cool, extraordinary feature.
0.96" | 20 g
Inge Schwabe, Sat, 15 Feb 2020 10:42:00 +0100
The CP+ 2020 conference has been axed. (Source: CIPA)

The Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2020 has been cancelled

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 has been cancelled in an effort to help control the spread of the novel coronavirus worldwide. Now, a prominent imaging hardware show, CP+ (or the Camera and Photo Imaging Show) 2020, has follo...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 14 Feb 2020 21:39:00 +0100
The Galaxy Buds+ also come in Aura Red. (Source: Instagram)

The red versions of the Samsung Galaxy S20 series are coming to Europe: new leak

The Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra were launched in their new Cloud- or Cosmic-themed colorways on February 11, 2020. However, other reports have revealed that they have drastically different options on the South Korean ma...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 13 Feb 2020 22:34:00 +0100
Olympus is making big promises for its latest small and lightweight camera. (Image: Olympus)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III: New lightweight camera promises to offer the world's best image stabilisation

Olympus has released the third generation of the OM-D E-M1, its popular lightweight professional camera. The company is making big promises too, with the OM-D E-M1 Mark III apparently offering world's best image stabilisation. The...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:31:00 +0100
The Nikon D6 is the company's most powerful SLR camera to date. (Image source: Nikon)

Nikon D6: Setting new standards for autofocus performance

Even after the introduction of the Z series, Nikon continues to improve its SLR cameras. The company's latest attempt is the D6, a camera that it promises sets new performance standards. The Nikon D6 comes with a range of features...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:18:00 +0100
Samsung ISOCELL Bright HM1 image sensor (Source: Samsung Newsroom Global)

Samsung intros the 108 MP ISOCELL Bright HM1 image sensor

Samsung's next-gen 108 MP ISOCELL image sensor can deliver brighter and more detailed still images and 24 fps 8K videos even in the most difficult lighting conditions. The list of technologies used by the Bright HM1 image sensor i...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 13 Feb 2020 12:44:00 +0100
Huawei FreeBuds 3: AirPods-competitors are now available in a striking new colour. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei FreeBuds 3: AirPods-competitors are now available in a striking new colour

Huawei is now offering the FreeBuds 3 in a new colour. The eye-catching variant continues to offer Active Noise Canceling (ANC) and is now available to purchase in various countries.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 12 Feb 2020 23:36:00 +0100
MWC 2020 has been cancelled due to coronavirus fears. (Image via GSMA)

MWC 2020 | MWC 2020 cancelled over coronavirus concerns

After meeting earlier this week to discuss the viability of Mobile World Congress 2020, the GSMA has decided to cancel MWC 2020 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. Multiple companies have stated they would not be...
Sam Medley, Wed, 12 Feb 2020 22:14:00 +0100
The Wall for Business gets even bigger at ISE 2020. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung unveils a huge 583-inch enterprise-grade LED display

Samsung has announced that the business-grade versions of its bezel-free and ultra-thin Wall TV series now go up to 583 inches diagonally. This latest word in large-scale displays - which also has an 8K resolution - has been launc...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 10 Feb 2020 20:30:00 +0100
Ericsson has dropped out of MWC 2020. (Source: Ericsson)

Ericsson cancels its MWC 2020 showcase

The telecomms equipment maker Ericsson has become one of the latest in a growing group of companies that have decided against an appearance at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) this year. Like those others, it has cited prevention m...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 10 Feb 2020 19:06:00 +0100
Canon EOS 850D, also known as the Rebel T8i or Kiss X10i. (Image source: @nokishita_c)

Canon EOS 850D leaked images reveal flip-out screen and port selection

A full set of images of the upcoming Canon EOS 850D digital camera has been leaked. The camera, which will also be known as either the Rebel T8i or Kiss X10i depending on the market, features a flip-out screen and a 24.1 MP CMOS s...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 08 Feb 2020 12:59:00 +0100
The Flash wants to be all power banks to all users. (Source: Indiegogo)

The Flash power bank promises 100W USB type C charging, and just about everything else as well

Chargeasap, the company responsible for the Infinity Cable, has introduced another new product via Indiegogo. The Flash power bank is described as based on Tesla graphene-battery technology, which allows it to fill up at a maximal...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 07 Feb 2020 22:37:00 +0100
The EVO SPEAR Phantom Gaming Edition RAM. (Source: GeIL)

GeIL releases the EVO SPEAR Phantom Gaming Edition DRAM to the US market

The Phantom Gaming Edition of GeIL's EVO SPEAR long-form-factor DDR4 memory kits is now available on Newegg. This RAM has been developed in partnership with ASRock, and has variants specifically optimized for Ryzen-compatible boar...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 07 Feb 2020 21:38:00 +0100
The Apple Watch outsold Swiss brands by a wide margin. (Image via Apple)

The Apple Watch handily outsold all Swiss watch makers in 2019

Apple's Smartwatch outsold all Swiss watchmaker brands combined by 3 to 2 in 2019. Younger consumers prefer smartwatches, a shift that has continually driven sales away from Swiss watchmakers over the past five years. Still, consi...
Sam Medley, Fri, 07 Feb 2020 16:49:00 +0100
Raspberry Pi: New accessories bring battery operation or more security to the developer board. (Image source: Gumstix store)

Raspberry Pi: New accessories bring battery operation or more security to the developer board

Two new accessories for the Raspberry Pi are providing even possibilities for the already popular single-board computer. The Gumstix Raspberry Pi Battery Pack, as its name implies, allows a Raspberry Pi to be run off two AA batter...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 07 Feb 2020 16:22:00 +0100
The Galaxy Buds+ bring a number of improvements, along with a US$20 premium. (Source: Evan Blass)

Galaxy Buds+ to offer Game Mode for lower latency; extra microphone for improved call quality, more

Ever tried playing an online FPS on a wireless earbud? Latency galore. Samsung will attempt to cut down on latency by introducing a game mode on the upcoming Galaxy Buds+, along with a number of other major improvements over the c...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 06 Feb 2020 20:40:00 +0100
Arduino and Raspberry: An Overview Over Single-Board Computers

Arduino and Raspberry: An Overview Over Single-Board Computers

A wide variety of single-board computers is at your disposal, starting with ultra-compact portable developer boards up to powerful systems that can basically be considered to be miniature computers with various connectivity options. Let us take a closer look at what is available right now, and what you can do with it.
Silvio Werner, Thu, 06 Feb 2020 00:51:00 +0100
The Doogee S58 Pro. (Source: Doogee)

The Doogee S68 Pro is a rugged smartphone with reverse wireless charging

Doogee has announced the S68 Pro, another in its long line of toughphones. However, this one also has the reverse wireless charging feature normally found in Huawei or Samsung flagships. This power will come from the device's 6300...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 05 Feb 2020 23:47:00 +0100
Smart thermostats play an increasingly important role in home energy use these days. (Source: eBay)

New research finds nearly 30% of US high-speed internet households would buy a smart thermostat

Thermostats are just another household items that have been made smart over the last number of years. They have developed to the point that they can implement automatic usage plans, including those remotely set or sent by an energ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 05 Feb 2020 22:14:00 +0100
The new Ricoh WG-70. (Source: Ricoh)

Ricoh announces the WG-70, a new rugged camera with a "microscope" function

Ricoh - which currently markets the cameras formerly known under the PENTAX brand - has launched a new camera with a durable, waterproof casing. The WG-70 also has a "digital microscope mode", which enables effective close-ups tha...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 05 Feb 2020 21:34:00 +0100
An up-to-date Galaxy Home Mini render. (Source: TizenHelp)

Samsung reportedly sows confusion over the Galaxy Home Mini and its launch date

Samsung has been linked to an upcoming budget smart speaker since 2018. More recent reports appear to confirm that this device will be called the Galaxy Home Mini and that it would launch on February 12, 2020. An even newer leak a...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 05 Feb 2020 19:08:00 +0100
Sania Box: An add-on-board kit for experimenting with the Raspberry Pi 3 or Pi 4. (Image source: SaniaBOX)

Sania Box: An add-on-board kit for experimenting with the Raspberry Pi 3 or Pi 4

The Sania Box is an embedded computer kit designed for the Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 4, specifically to develop STEM skills for children. The box comes with numerous components and is intended to make it easier for children ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 05 Feb 2020 18:49:00 +0100
The Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is showing signs of life as it makes its way into retail channels. (Source: Google)

Glassholes rejoice! Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Developer Edition reaches retail channels

Google has announced that its Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is headed to regular retail channels for developers. Although failed as a consumer product, at least in the immediate future, the company has found legs for it in ent...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 05 Feb 2020 00:51:00 +0100
This DualShock 5 concept controller would be perfect for the PS5. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Snoreyn)

Sensational DualShock 5 controller concept video will have expectant PlayStation 5 owners giddy with anticipation

A new concept video for the DualShock 5 controller has been unleashed on YouTube by Snoreyn in conjunction with LetsGoDigital. The remarkable clip shows the impressive functionality the device would bring to PlayStation 5 users, a...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 04 Feb 2020 08:03:00 +0100
Realme is to launch its first smart TV soon. (Source: Realme)

Realme will unveil its first TV at MWC 2020

A Realme executive has revealed that this brand is working on its own smart TV, and that more details will be available at the next Mobile World Congress (MWC). To date, no specs or features for this upcoming product are known for...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 03 Feb 2020 18:27:00 +0100
The Fujifilm X100V weighs around 478 g with battery and SD card. (Image source: @nokishita_c)

First leaked image of the Fujifilm X100V camera shows it to be a beauty

An image of the upcoming Fujifilm X100V camera has been leaked, and it should please the eye of many photographers. The specifications list for the device had already been revealed recently, and the image has been leaked just ahea...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 03 Feb 2020 09:46:00 +0100
Motorola has sold over 100 million Moto G units in the US. (Source: Motorola)

Deal | Get US$100 off a Moto G7 - or a free Moto G6 - in this sales event

Motorola has marked its 100,000,000th unit of the Moto G series sold with a special event. It offers up to US$320 off a new phone, depending on the model. Alternatively, a shopper can choose a free accessory, money off, or even a ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 02 Feb 2020 18:04:00 +0100
The HyperJuice GaN charger. (Source: HYPER)

The HyperJuice is the "world's first" 100W USB type C charger with GaN

HYPER has put its new charger up for crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Despite packing a maximum rate of 100 watts (W), it is described as even smaller than the MacBook Pro brick with the same kind of port. This is due to its gallium nit...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 01 Feb 2020 18:43:00 +0100
The EU may ultimately prove the death of the Lightning connector. (Source: Wikipedia)

Update | The EU will 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, Sat, 01 Feb 2020 18:08:00 +0100
The leaked "Moto G Stylus" render. (Source: Twitter)

The Moto G Stylus will have the One Action's signature camera: new specs leak

Motorola's rumored new pen-enabled phone is becoming more and more real with each new leak. It seemt that it will be called the G Stylus, and may have 4GB of RAM and run Android 10. A new report claims to flesh it out further with...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 01 Feb 2020 15:07:00 +0100
Three True Wireless Headsets in Comparison: more expensive is not necessarily better

Three True Wireless Headsets in Comparison: more expensive is not necessarily better

Battle of the buds! Three current TWS headphones in comparison. While Huawei's FreeBuds 3 and Samsung's Galaxy Buds are two popular contestants from the mid-range price range, Redmi's AirDots are noticeably cheaper. The latter turned out to be a welcome surprise.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 31 Jan 2020 22:29:00 +0100
A prototype of the LibreRouter LR1. (Image source: LibreRouter)

LibreRouter: An open-source router that offers GPIO pins in a Raspberry Pi form factor

The LibreRouter is a new router based on OpenWrt and LibreMesh. The device should offer better configuration options than its peers, in part because it is an open-source project.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 31 Jan 2020 17:23:00 +0100
Caviar Cyberphone: An iPhone and Cybertruck mashup that costs US$18,000. (Image source: Caviar)

Caviar Cyberphone: An iPhone and Cybertruck mashup that costs over US$18,000

Caviar, a company known for offering elaborately-customised smartphones, has announced the Cyberphone, an US$18,000 version of the iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max. As its name suggests, Caviar has taken the design of the Tesla ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 31 Jan 2020 17:05:00 +0100
The new TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE also prefers the classic watch design, but this time it comes without the leather watch band.

Testing the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE from Mobvoi

Finally Mobvoi has also released the 4G/LTE model of the TicWatch Pro in Germany. The smartwatch is connected to the mobile network via eSIM even without a smartphone, so you can directly call or get messages using the smartwatch. We ran a brief test on this smartwatch.
Daniel Puschina, Fri, 31 Jan 2020 11:21:00 +0100
Hands-on: Corsair IronClaw RGB gaming mouse — Class-leading sensor performance at a wallet-friendly price

Hands-on: Corsair IronClaw RGB gaming mouse — Class-leading sensor performance at a wallet-friendly price

Built for the kill. The Corsair IronClaw RGB gaming mouse is designed for FPS/MOBA gamers and features the high-end PMW3391 optical sensor for unparalleled resolution and accurate tracking. The IronClaw RGB looks to offer the right balance of features and pricing, and it provides gamers with a variety of customization options. Are these enough reasons to pick up the IronClaw RGB as your next weapon of choice for world domination? Let's find out in our hands-on review.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Fri, 31 Jan 2020 05:35:00 +0100
This is the first 2020 SEGA physical game to launch in 100% recyclable packaging. (Source: SEGA Europe)

SEGA Europe announces a switch to 100% recyclable packaging for its physical games

SEGA Europe has pledged to use nothing but recyclables in the original packaging for its hard-copy products in the future. This will take effect with the release of its new PC title, Total War: ROME II. The material in question wi...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 30 Jan 2020 22:31:00 +0100
KDDI is the latest carrier to pick the 9205 modem up. (Source: KDDI)

The Japanese carrier KDDI picks up Qualcomm's latest LTE IoT modem

Qualcomm has announced that it has broken into the Japanese IoT market. The carrier KDDI has approved the 9205 modem for this platform. Therefore, its network for high-volume, low-power electronics can now transfer data at 4G/LTE ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 30 Jan 2020 19:10:00 +0100
Transparent displays may become more of a feature of lfe in the future. (Source: YouTube)

The transparent display market may be worth billions by 2024

Transparent displays may become a commonplace backdrop for the future of technology. They can show colored images and videos, while allowing whatever's behind them to remain visible. A new research report indicates that their mark...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 30 Jan 2020 17:30:00 +0100
The Quick-E is a disposable 2000 mAh battery bank for just $2.49 (Source: Image source: Quick-E)

Traveling and forgot your charger? The Quick-E is a disposable 2000 mAh battery bank for just $2.49

If you're running out of juice and don't have a charger nearby, welcome to the club. The Quick-E charger is a small and environmentally friendly one-time use battery bank with a pre-paid postage stamp for buyers to return once the...
Allen Ngo, Thu, 30 Jan 2020 01:33:00 +0100
Smart speakers will continue to be big business in the near future. (Source: Google)

The smart speaker market may be worth nearly US$20 billion by 2024

Smart speakers are increasingly popular household items. Their market is now thought to be capable of growing until it is worth US$19.91 billion in 4 years. This success may be driven by the rise of 5G, urbanization, consumer inte...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 29 Jan 2020 19:41:00 +0100
Huawei Band 4 Pro: Convincing GPS performance

Huawei Band 4 Pro: Convincing GPS performance

While the Huawei Band 4 Pro is slightly more expensive than other fitness wristbands, it also comes with a few extra features: An integrated GPS, AMOLED display and in some countries, even NFC functionality. Here, we summarize our...
Florian Schmitt, Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:56:00 +0100
The Skyle with an iPad Pro installed. (Source: Inclusive Technology)

Control your iPad Pro 12.9 via eye-tracking alone with this new accessory

Inclusive Technology has debuted the Skyle, a housing for the larger iPad Pro 2018 variant that allows this tablet to be operated using eye-movements alone. It can allow certain users to access the App Store independently for the ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:21:00 +0100
The new Spectrum monitor. (Source: Eve)

Eve says the Spectrum’s reservation price is a time-sensitive discount

Today, (January 28, 2020) Eve has finally launched the Spectrum, its crowd-developed 27-inch monitor which, as it turns out, has a 240Hz/QHD option. The company has also announced that its current pricing online applies to the fir...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:47:00 +0100
The ROG Bezel-Free Kit makes your bezels seemingly disappear like magic. (Source: ROG)

Asus ROG Bezel-Free Kit will make your gaming monitor bezels disappear like magic

Gamers who have dual or triple monitor gaming rigs will be keen to check out the latest accessory from the Asus ROG gaming team. The new ROG Bezel-Free Kit (ABF01) is designed to be placed at the corners of one of more monitors to...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 27 Jan 2020 02:04:00 +0100

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