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Look familiar? These are the new Apple AirPods. (Source: Apple)

Apple releases AirPods 2 with new wireless charging case option

Apple's latest press release has unveiled the AirPods 2. These new earbuds integrate handsfree Siri activation, faster switching between different devices and wireless charging. However, their design is largely unchanged compared ...
The LumiCharge is back with wireless charging this time. (Source: Lumicharge)

LumiCharge II: The teched-out desk lamp returns with a wireless-charging upgrade

LumiCharge made a good impression among tech correspondents with its first-gen desk lamp. This product had an LED clock, not to mention ways to charge iOS and Android smartphones with built-in wired connections. Now, the company i...
The Batfree strap boosts battery life for the Apple Watch. (Source: Togvu)

Batfree: the first "charging strap" for the Apple Watch

If smartwatches have one problem, it is their restricted battery capacities. The company Togvu has announced its "battery case" that may solve this problem for Apple Watch users. It is a strap for these devices that integrates wir...
In-ear Bluetooth headphones could pose a health risk, despite relatively low emissions. (Source: Notebookcheck)

If AirPods pose a potential health risk, what are the options?

Our article about the possible detrimental health effects of wireless devices including Apple’s AirPods, among others, seemed to strike a chord with a lot of readers. We are exposed to a lot of EMF radiation on a daily basis and 2...
Do wireless headphones like Apple's AirPods post a cancer risk? (Source: Notebookcheck)

250 scientists sign petition warning of dangers posed by AirPods, other wireless devices

Concerns have been raised by a group of scientists about the possible carcinogenic effects of electromagnetic radiation emitted by modern devices. Of particular concern are wireless headphones like Apple’s popular AirPods as they ...
Transparent OLEDs may become more common in the next few years. (Source: Pro Display)

The transparent display market could be worth over US$2 billion in 4 years

Some companies have developed transparent displays to the point where they may be the immediate future of head-mounted, heads-up and state-of-the-art shopfront technology. A new analysis has shown that their market may be worth US...
Apple AR glasses patent. (Source: Patently Apple)

Apple AR glasses set for late 2019 or early 2020 release, needs iPhone

Ming-Chi Kuo is back to stick another thorn in Apple’s side with more news about Apple’s future product plans. This time around, Kuo has revealed that Apple’s rumoured augmented reality glasses could be coming as soon as late 2019...
Apple Watch Series 4 wearable, Apple the leader of the wearable market in 2018 according to IDC

Apple dominated the wearable market in 2018

According to a fresh report by IDC, Apple shipped more than 46 million wearables in 2018 out of a total of 172.2 million such devices sold worldwide. Smartwatches accounted for almost 30 percent of the entire wearable market and A...
Energous is a start-up that claims to have developed a truly-wireless charging system. (Source: Energous)

Vivo has set up a collaboration to test out truly wireless charging tech for its phones

A start-up called Energous has announced a collaboration with Vivo. This move could bring Energous' over-the-air charging technology, WattUp 2.0, to the smartphone OEM's devices. Vivo has said that this move could alleviate "batte...
Currently apple watch customers have to resort to third party sleep tracking apps (Source: Shutterstock)

Slept late: Apple Watch will include sleep tracking feature in 2020

Apple’s smart watches may be able to recognize arrhythmic heart rates using its ECG function but they may have slept late another neat feature: sleep tracking. The manufacturer based in Cupertino is currently working on making imp...
The new GoPro HERO 7 Dusk White. (Source: GoPro)

The GoPro HERO7 Black now has a limited-edition variant

The HERO7 Black is the top-spec'd SKU of its GoPro camera series. It is now available in a limited-edition alternative finish, Dusk White. This version will be released on March 3, 2019 on gopro.com and selected retailers worldwid...
The RAVPower 14mm PD wall charger. (Source: RAVPower)

MWC19 | RAVPower releases its thinnest-ever 45W wall charger with PD

RAVPower, the well-known accessory-maker, has a stand at MWC this year. It showcases a new PD charger, an ultra-thin (14mm) 'wall wart' based on gallium nitride (GaN) technology. RAVPower also has a new wireless charging stand tha...
The Nubia Alpha. (Source: Nubia)

MWC19 | Nubia Alpha: the flexible wrist-phone unveiled at MWC

There is a new alternative to the foldable phone already. Nubia has unveiled the Alpha, a device with a screen that curves along a wide watch-like form factor. This display is 4 inches long, and operates using the Snapdragon 2100 ...
The Bixby Studio in Barcelona. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung has opened a Bixby Studio in Barcelona

It seems Samsung is doing more in Barcelona than MWC. The OEM has opened a Bixby Studio in the city's Plaza de Catalunya. This installation gives visitors a sense of what life would be like with Bixby-powered applicances and devic...
According to a new report, smartphones are now the most popular form of consumer tech. (Source: YouTube)

Smartphones account for 59% of all spending on consumer electronics in 2018: tech author

Jim Harris, an author and speaker on disruptive innovations, has released a new report on consumer tech ahead of MWC 2019. In it, he claims that 59% of all the money spent in the same market in 2018 was expended on smartphones. Ha...
A pre-existing physical Huawei store. (Source: Retail in Asia)

Huawei's first flagship offline store outside China will be located in Vienna, Austria

Huawei maintains a number of physical stores for its devices in China. Reuters has reported that it now plans to open its first international bricks-and-mortar establishment in Vienna. This outlet will reportedly be open by summer...
The Commercial Suite version of Microsoft's HoloLens costs US$5,000 per unit. (Source: Microsoft)

HoloLens 2 could be launched at MWC19; dozens of Microsoft staff oppose its proposed military applications

Microsoft and its CEO, Satya Nadella, will be in attendance at MWC19 in Barcelona, and it is rumored that the company’s new HoloLens 2 AR smartglasses will be revealed. However, at least 50 Microsoft employees have publicly object...
Samsung also has new wearables. (Source: Samsung)

New Samsung wearables - the Galaxy Buds, Fit and Watch Active - have been launched

Samsung has released three new types of wearable to go with the Galaxy S10 series in 2019. They are the Galaxy Buds, a possibly improved set of earbuds, the Galaxy Fit, a new activiy tracker, and the Galaxy Watch Active, a new spo...
The PlusUs Xpad. (Source: PlusUs)

The world's thinnest wireless charging pad is now up for crowdfunding

PlusUs has introduced its Xpad, a charging pad that measures only 2.2 millimeters in depth. This spec leads the start-up to assert that it is the thinnest product of its kind worldwide. It is available as a reward as part of an In...
 LG Watch W7 Smartwatch

LG Watch W7 Smartwatch Review

Novel idea, poor execution. With the Watch W7, LG has tried to strike a balance between the functionality of a traditional watch and the technology found in most smartwatches. While this is an interesting concept, its implementation is lacking.
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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...
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'....
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (pictured) will get a smaller successor without bezel ring

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active details surface online: smaller display, no bezel ring

Codenamed Pulse, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active's successor will hit the market as the Galaxy Watch Active. The upcoming smart wearable allegedly features a 1.1-inch AMOLED display with 360 x 360 pixels and has no bezel ring, so ever...
Google could be working on creating its own wearables portfolio. (Source: New Atlas)

New job postings suggest Google might be building its own wearables

Google might be working on building its own brand of wearables. A job posting looking for a VP of Hardware Engineering for Wearables was recently announced that could mean that the Mountain View is looking to expand its hardware o...
Apple SVP of Retail will be leaving the company in April in a shock departure. (Source: Apple)

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts exits the company

Apple Senior Vice President (SVP) of Retail Angela Ahrendts is leaving Apple after five years in the role. Ahrendts was a high-profile hire for Apple, who managed to lure her from her role as CEO of fashion brand Burberry to lead ...
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...
Google I/O 2019 will take place in May, as usual. (Source: Google)

The dates and venue for Google I/O 2019 have been revealed

The next Google I/O event is scheduled for May 7 to 9 2019, at the Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, California. These details were uncovered as part of some code relating to a cryptic Tweet on the subject. This conference ma...
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 ResearchAndMarkets.com 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...
Mobvoi TicWatch S2 and TicWatch E2 now available for purchase (Source: Mobvoi)

Mobvoi TicWatch S2 and TicWatch E2 now available for purchase, first customers get an extra charging dock

Mobvoi's latest second-generation fitness wearables come similar specs, as both use the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, and only the design sets them apart. Powered by Google's Wear OS, the TicWatch S2 and E2 can be acquired by...
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 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...
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...
Apple is looking to take the Watch in the US health market. (Source: Apple)

Apple looks to expand Watch into health market in the face of flagging iPhone sales

Fresh from issuing a rare warning to investors about significantly worse than expected sales of its new iPhones, Apple is said to be in talks with Medicare providers about potential subsidies for its Apple Watch. The plan would ta...
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 ...
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 Jenax J. Flex battery can be twisted, bent, folded, and screwed up like paper while still providing power. (Source: Jenax).

CES 2019 | Jenax promotes the benefits of their flexible battery to the medical wearable industry

Jenax spoke today at CES 2019 alongside medical companies Philips, Johnson & Johnson, and others, about how their J. Flex flexible battery allows designers to focus on the use-case and comfort of the device, rather than figuring o...
Royole will showcase its line of flexible electronics at CES

Royole will showcase its line of flexible electronics at CES

Royole is an OEM whose main claim to fame is that it released the first ever flexible smartphone. It is bringing this product to CES, alongside others that, as the company claims, include electronics-enhanced clothing, a "smart wr...
The LV Tambour Horizon has been updated for 2019. (Source: Louis Vuitton)

Louis Vuitton has updated its smartwatch with the Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor

The Snapdragon Wear 3100 release event included announcements that Louis Vuitton would be one of the first OEMs to launch a smartwatch including this next-gen processor. It seems the fashion house has finally delivered with a new ...
Google claims that its new collaboration with Levi will help you control your phone's audio while cycling. (Source: Levi)

Google's smart fabric project, Jacquard, results in a jacket that can control your phone

Smart fabric is a form of textile containing nano-tech threads that can form circuits and battery connections when woven together. Google has been developing its own take on this new type of electronics, in the form of 'Project Ja...
Mobvoi TicWatch C2 (Source: Mobvoi)

The Mobvoi TicWatch C2 smartwatch finally hits the US market

The IP68-rated Mobvoi TicWatch C2 is now available for purchase in the US for US$199.99. Powered by Google's Wear OS and the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, this smart wearable features NFC connectivity and has a built-in...
Products such as the Mi Band may have driven Xiaomi's market share. (Source: AliExpress)

Xiaomi kept Apple off wearables market throne for this quarter

A new report on the wearables market shows that Xiaomi was the single biggest company in this space in the third quarter of 2018, keeping Apple as the runner-up in terms of market share. The market also grew by 21.7% in general co...
A diagram from the Google patent. (Source: USPTO)

Google's new patent could turn your arm into your smartwatch's keyboard

Google has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) that depicts motion sensors built into a smartwatch. They expand the wearable's range of user interface feedback to the device's immediate surro...
Microsoft is developing a military-capable version of HoloLens. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft HoloLens gets US$480M contract for special combat variant

The US Army looks set to take augmented reality headsets into battle with a special variant of the Microsoft HoloLens. The US$480 million contract will see Microsoft bring night vision and other state-of-the-art technology to its ...
The HTC Vive Pro McLaren Limited Edition VR headset has landed. (Source: HTC)

HTC Vive Pro McLaren Edition will appeal to F1 fans

HTC has released the Vive Pro McLaren Limited Edition which is the result of a partnership between the Taiwanese company and legendary British Formula 1 racing team McLaren. In addition to a unique color scheme that matches the Mc...
Wear OS is due a new upgrade. (Source: Gizmodo)

New Wear OS update brings Battery Saver Mode and more

Wear OS is getting a new update. Known as "H", it adds a new battery-saving mode to Android-powered watches. The new update also overhauls how a watch reboots or shuts down, as well as how it resumes apps and handles the switch to...
A design schematic for the new Google Glass. (Source: FCC)

Google Glass is coming back, but will stay in a business-oriented sandbox this time

Google Glass was the search giant's first attempt at smart glasses, and could clip onto transparent spectacles to deliver info and shots from its camera via an eyeball-level LED. It was not a popular release, not least because of ...
Xiaomi did very well on the 11.11 sales event. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi closed 11.11 event with US$747 million in sales

11.11 was a major sales event for Chinese and international e-sellers that took place (accordingly enough) on November 11. Xiaomi has reportedly had a marked success for the day, making US$747 million by the end of the promotional...

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)