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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.
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 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.
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
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
The "world's thinnest and lightest Windows-based 2-in-1" will have optional WiTricity wireless charging mat and detachable keyboard accessories.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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
What exactly Apple has in mind with its newly acquired patents and technology remains unknown.
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.
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 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 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
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.
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 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.
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 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
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 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.
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.
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 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'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.
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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