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Wear OS Tiles manager June 2019 update (Source: 9to5Google)

Latest Wear OS update comes with a Tiles manager

After applying the latest Wear OS update, those using compatible smart wearables will be able to manage the tiles from the connected smartphones, as well as from the smartwatches themselves. The list of tiles that can be added inc...
An OLED micro-display. (Source: Road to VR)

The micro-display market will be worth over US$3 billion by 2025

A micro-display is a panel that may be made of conventional materials such as OLED or LCD, yet are 2 inches at most on the diagonal. They are incorporated into everyday devices such as digital cameras, and in emerging categories s...
The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 comes with a 135 mAh battery. (Image source: Xiaomishka)

New real-life pictures of the just launched Xiaomi Mi Band 4 show attractive features for unbelievable prices

Xiaomi has released the Mi Band 4 and it seems likely that the device will not disappoint. The Chinese company has created three variants of the fitness tracker, which is brimming with features that appear to contradict its consid...
A new Google Maps feature monitors your taxi/ride-share progress. (Source: XDA)

New Google Maps feature may help you tell when taxis are taking you the wrong way

Google Maps is reportedly rolling out a new feature intended to benefit users taking taxis or ride-shares in unfamiliar locations. It starts to send alerts if the vehicle in question starts to deviate from a given route by 500 met...
Do sleep trackers really do their jobs? (Source: FitBit Community)

Sleep-tracking tech may not be fit for purpose yet, accoding to leading neurologist

Dr. Guy Leschziner, a prominent neurologist and consultant in London's sleep-medicine arena, has recently indicated his belief that sleep-tracking apps and similar technology may backfire on the user. This is apparently due to a '...
The Aukey Key Series of earphones. (Source: Aukey)

Aukey's first foray into premium audio includes a new pair of wireless earbuds

Aukey is already a familiar name in the affordable personal audio game. Now, it has released a new line of earphones called the Key Series with a higher-end appeal. It comprises the EP-T10 true wireless earbuds and EP-B80 wireless...
Xiaomi will unveil the Mi Band 4 in China, where it is expected to first go on sale. (Image source: SlashLeaks)

The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is arriving on June 11

A new teaser confirms that Xiaomi will officially launch the Mi Band 4, its upcoming fitness band, on June 11. The successor to the popular Mi Band 3 will have a larger battery than its predecessor along with a larger, and OLED, d...
The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 will feature Xiaomi's smart assistant, Xiao AI. (Image source: MySmartPrice/Weibo)

Real-life images of the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 fitness tracker leaked online

Actual real-life pictures of Xiaomi’s Mi Band 4 fitness wearable have been leaked. The images show that the display part of the Mi Band 4 is very similar to the renders that were leaked last month. The Mi Band 4 gets a considerabl...
The new Bose Headphones 700 offer 11 levels of noise cancelling for US$399. (Source: Bose)

Bose Headphones 700 are its all-new US$399 noise-cancelling cans

Bose has launched an all-new range of premium noise cancelling headphones. The first to hit the market is the new Headphones 700 that packs in 11 levels of noise cancellation.
The new Smart Viewer Reference Design is based on the Snapdragon XR1 Platform. (Source: Legit Reviews)

Qualcomm unveils a new Smart Viewer Reference Design

Qualcomm is at the Augmented World Expo (AWE) to launch its new Snapdragon Smart Viewer Reference Design. It is a reference VR headset based on the XR1 Platform. This device has a DJI display, up-to-date controllers, interfaces an...
The Sprint TREBL has won an award. (Source: Sprint)

The Harman Kardon-powered Sprint TREBL with Magic Box wins the 2019 Judges' Choice Award from the Small Cell Forum

The Sprint TREBL with Magic Box is a small cell solution that also integrates Amazon Alexa voice-assistance and Harman Kardon sound quality. This combination makes it unique in its product category. Perhaps this is how it has won ...
The GoPro Trade-Up program is now in effect in the EU. (Source: GoPro)

GoPro extends its Trade-Up program to the European Union

GoPro has a history of allowing its customers to trade their existing cameras in for something off the cost of a new model of this brand. However, this offer has never been available in the European Union's (EU) member-states befo...
The new Casio WSD-F30RG. (Source: Casio)

Casio's latest PRO TREK smartwatch has a dual-layer display and exclusive outdoor app features

Casio has released the WSD-F30RG, its newest smartwatch from the PRO TREK line. It has an OLED display, but also has individual monochrome and color overlays. The OEM also asserts that it has an improved resolution for detailed le...
Google Glass Enterprise 2 is intended to help businesses and employees become more productive. (Image Source: Google)

Google Glass is back; with improved specs and a reduced price Google proves it is refusing to give up on this tech

Google has announced the next generation Google Glass - called the Glass Enterprise 2. The improvements show the evolution of the device from the Original Glass through to the Glass Enterprise launched in 2017. Changes to the devi...
The new Oculus Quest. (Source: Oculus)

Oculus Quest now available, starts at $399 for a 64GB set

The Quest is Oculus' first all-in-one virtual reality (VR) headset. It is available for sale from today (May 21, 2019). It is also a truly wireless VR set, and uses the company's imaging and touch-sensor technology to deliver this...
The LV bag with interactive Royole display panels. (Source: Royole)

Royole and Louis Vuitton team up to put flexible displays into fashion

The super-pricey style house Louis Vuitton has unveiled a new range called "Canvas of the Future". This, appropriately enough, means bags that incorporate flexible displays from the OEM Royole. These displays can make the side of ...
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier gets One UI update May 2019 (Source: Samsung)

One UI update rolls out for the Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, and Gear Sport

The latest software update for the Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, and Gear Sport is now rolling out over-the-air. The new One UI firmware comes with improved sleep and workout tracking, an updated settings menu, the ability to turn on and...
Rich IoT program will put MediaTek SoCs in everything from smart doorbells to smart washing machines

Rich IoT program will put MediaTek SoCs in everything from smart doorbells to washing machines

MediaTek will design AI-centric SoCs specifically for home security, screened devices, and voice-activated appliances. The goal is to get a head start in the fast-growing smart home market where big competitors like Intel, Samsung...
Nura has launched its first adaptive earphones dubbed the NuraLoop. (Source: Nura)

Nura's new learning NuraLoop earphones are up for pre-order

Nura the company behind the critically acclaimed NuraPhone learning headphones has launched its first Bluetooth earphones. The like NuraPhone, the NuraLoop learns and adapts to the way a listener’s ears respond to audio tones to c...
WeChat Pay is enhancing its operations in Europe. (Source: WeChat)

WeChat's cross-border payments business plans to break into Europe

WeChat claims to have over 1.1 billion users per month, 800 million of who also use WeChat Pay. Now, the company intends to make the use of this aspect of the service easier to use abroad. This involves improving on its existing p...
Zen Mode is one of OxygenOS' latest new tricks. (Source: OnePlus)

The OnePlus 6 and 6T will get Zen Mode, but not NightScape 2.0

The OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro were recently released alongside some new features for their Android skin, OxygenOS. They include new camera modes, including a second-generation NightScape for low-light shots. However, the OEM has indicat...
The new DJI Action camera features dual displays for taking video selfies on the go. (Source: DJI)

DJI officially launches the Osmo Action Cam to take on Go Pro

DJI has officially launched its Osmo Action camera. The new device has been targeted squarely at Go Pro’s action cameras but offers a slightly different take by including a screen on both the front and the rear of the device for s...
The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 offers a host of features. (Image source: SlashLeaks)

Renders of Xiaomi Mi Band 4 leaked

Some renders of Xiaomi’s Mi Band 4 fitness tracker have been leaked online. The wearable now appears to have a color screen, which will be a new feature in the Mi Band series. It looks slightly refined in comparison to its predece...
Manu Kumar Jain with the Xiaomi vending machine. (Source: Twitter)

Xiaomi installs a phone-dispensing vending machine in India

Xiaomi India’s managing director, Manu Kumar Jain, has announced a new initiative by the OEM: a vending machine for its devices and accessories. It is located in Manyata Technological Park, Bengaluru. The innovative "Mi Express Ki...
Google Fuchsia OS is indeed a thing, but may not be the future after all. (Source: Dignited)

Fuchsia OS officially exists, but not as you may think

Google's head and director of its Android and Chrome division took part in a media outlet's podcast during the I/O event this year. In the course of the interview in question, the two executives confirmed openly for the first time...
The CCI has launched a probe into Google and its position in a relevant market. (Source: CCI)

Indian Competition Commission launches investigation into Google's effect on the mobile device market

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has reportedly launched a full-scale probe into Google's business practices. It is doing so based on allegations of anti-trust behaviors on the part of the Mountain View giant. Should the ...
The earphones and headphones market will remain healthy into the next decade. (Source: headphonezone.in)

The US earphone/headphone market will be worth US$9 billion in 5 years

Earphones and headphone sales drive a healthy market in the United States. The market analysis firm ReportBuyer estimates that it will grow at a compound rate of over 12% until it is worth approximately US$9 billion in 2024. The p...
The Skullcandy Indy earbuds. (Source: Skullcandy)

Skullcandy releases Indy, its latest truly wireless earbuds

The popular audio company Skullcandy has unveiled Indy, a pair of truly wireless earbuds aimed at those wishing to get into this product category at a decent price. They offer IP55 ingress protection, Bluetooth 5.0 and a combined ...
The wireless charging pad now subject to a recall may look like this. (Source: USCPSC)

US consumer safety body orders recall of a wireless charging pad

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has ordered the recall of a wireless charging pad sold by the company Imagine Nation Books due to a burn hazard. This order affects about 64,000 of these products circulating in the countr...
A Qualcomm reference headset based on its latest audio chipsets. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm announces new levels of support for Google Assistant on its Smart Headset platform

Today (May 9, 2019), Qualcomm unveils support for Google Fast Pair and for Google Assistant on its current Smart Headset hardware platform. It incorporates the most up-to-date low-power Bluetooth audio SoCs the chip-maker has to o...
The Anker PowerPort+ Atom III 2-port charger. (Source: Anker)

Anker claims its new PowerIQ 3.0 technology is compatible with 100W charging

Anker has released details on its new PowerIQ chips to control its upcoming charging accessories. The OEM asserts that they are compatible with QuickCharge 3.0 and PowerDelivery (PD) platforms that charge at up to 100 watts (W). H...
The Nubia Alpha. It bends, but does it break? (Source: Digital Trends)

Nubia Alpha leads flexible-display devices into JerryRigEverything testing

The Nubia Alpha is an innovative device that may pioneer a trend of wrap-around displays on wrist-worm devices. Its latest trick is to have appeared on the JerryRigEverything channel for durability testing. Can this much really be...
Spotify's claims against Apple may have sparked a new investigation of the latter. (Source: Consumer Reports)

EU set to investigate possible anti-trust behavior by Apple, based on Spotify's complaints

The Financial Times claims that its sources have told it that the EU will indeed probe Apple's potential anti-competition business practices. The decision follows 'surveys' of interested parties such as Spotify, who claim that the...
Some ads on Spotify may gain voice-control options in the US. (Source: TechCrunch)

Spotify reportedly pilots a new kind of in-app ad in the US

Spotify has reportedly rolled out a new kind of ad to grab user attention in the United States. The messages involved apparently encourage the user to give a voice command in order to navigate to relevant sponsored content. These ...
AirPod inside the stomach and outside the bathroom. (Image source: Daily Mail/AsiaWire/edited)

AirPods survive brutal durability test by passing through human digestive system without a scratch

It has been reported that an AirPod has managed to survive passing through the entire digestive system of an adult male human being. Fortunately, this is not some new horrifying development test by Apple nor is it an extreme bench...
Smartwatch market share in 1Q2019 compared to 1Q2018. (Source: Counterpoint)

Latest report shows 1 in every 3 smartwatches sold in 2019 so far was an Apple Watch

Counterpoint Research's latest data on the smartwatch market indicates that 48% more of these products were shipped in 2019's first quarter (1Q2019) compared to that of 2018. Apple still has a considerable majority in these terms....
Practically professional: The SmarchWatch. Not available in stores. (Image source: Samson March)

The SmarchWatch: An open-source smartwatch that you can build yourself

Are you a fan of open source? Do you like making things? If so, then the SmarchWatch, a homebrew smartwatch, could be the ideal project for you. You will need a 3D printer and plenty of patience though.
The Oculus Quest is powered by a Snapdragon 835. (Source: Oculus)

The Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S are inbound on May 21, pre-orders now open

Facebook’s Oculus has announced that its two newest VR headsets will begin shipping on May 21. The Oculus Quest is the company’s first all-in-one VR gaming system while the Oculus Rift S is the successor t the original Oculus Rift...
The former Massdrop's new logo. (Source: Drop)

Massdrop becomes Drop, announces new range of own-brand products

Massdrop has become increasingly well-known among the tech community as a company that makes or sources products based on the feedback given by its customers. This has released in novel electronics such as the Massdrop x Sennheise...
A Ticwatch Pro affected by the new Wear OS bug. (Source: Piunika Web)

Google Maps reported to show blank screen on some Wear OS watches

Some users of Android smartwatches have complained that Google Maps fails to show any information following its newest updates. This issue was originally thought to affect Ticwatch devices only, but has also been reported on watch...
The new Creative Outlier Air earbuds. (Source: Creative)

Creative releases the Outlier Air true-wireless earbuds

Creative has finally joined the true wireless earphone market with the new Outlier Air buds. They boast IP5X ingress protection, 10 hours of playback on a single charge and graphene in their driver-diaphragms. These Bluetooth 5.0 ...
Google Maps can now spot addresses in a phone's clipboard. (Source: Google)

Google Maps now auto-completes addresses from a browser's clipboard; no paste needed

An XDA contributor has noticed that Google Maps has gained the ability to scan a mobile device's clipboard for addresses. This enables it to suggest an address that has been copied from, say, Chrome, in its search bar without the ...
The Samsung Galaxy Buds. (Source: TechRadar)

Samsung Galaxy Buds: latest update adds voice-control via Bixby, other new features

Samsung designed the Galaxy Buds as a wireless audio companion for devices such as the Galaxy S10s. However, they have recently improved in this capacity through a new software update. It allows the user to operate them using Bixb...
The new 'bright red' Casio G-SHOCK MT-G connected watch. (Source: Casio)

Casio announces a new G-SHOCK MT-G connected watch with "Vibrant Red" strap

Casio has unveiled a new addition to the MT-G line of G-SHOCKs. It has Bluetooth connectivity so as to maintain accurate time via a dedicated phone app. This new 'bright red' MT-G is rated for 200M water- and shock- resistance, as...
Google Pay can now pull data from Gmail. (Source: Google)

Google Pay gains the ability to import rewards, loyalty cards and deals from Gmail

Google Pay has gained more functionality in a new update. It involves the ability to 'scan' Gmail for information on a user's financial perks and other info. This includes rewards from using loyalty cards or other similar systems....
The ACM is investigating the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. (Source: ACM)

A Dutch competition authority is investigating Apple, Google for the possibility of app-store monopoly

Google and Apple provide and maintain 2 of the largest app markets in the world. The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets has decided to investigate them with regard to how third-party developers are treated on these platform...
The old Google Wallet name and logo may have been re-appropriated by scammers. (Source: Google)

An app calling itself Google Wallet is scamming access to users' accounts

Google Wallet has reportedly gained access to a number of Google accounts over the last few days. That would be fine and all - if the official iteration of this app still existed. It was discontinued and absorbed into Google Pay s...
The P30 series is now available in China. (Source: MyDrivers)

Huawei claims the P30/P30 Pro took only 10 seconds to sell out in China

Huawei launched sales of the P30 and P30 Pro in China yesterday (April 11, 2019). It now asserts that it took only 10 seconds for it to run out of stock of the new flagships during this event. The OEM reportedly earned 200 million...
Apple wants to be powered by renewables as much as possible by 2020. (Source: GreenBiz)

Apple procures pledges from Foxconn, TSMC to fulfil its orders using renewable energy

Apple has convinced its main manufacturing partners, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Foxconn, to makes its parts and/or devices using green energy by 2020. This achievement is a big part of the OEM's current ...
Nubia Alpha flexible wrist-phone to hit the market April 10 2019

Flexible wrist-phone Nubia Alpha goes on sale tomorrow

Introduced to the world at the MWC trade show back in February, the Nubia Alpha "wearable phone" will go on sale tomorrow. This smart wearable is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 chipset and runs a custom Android build. Sadly...

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