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Apple’s unreleased iBeacon hardware exposed in user manual published by FCC

Way back in July, Apple registered FCC certification for a new piece of iBeacon Bluetooth hardware. Naturally, 9to5Mac covered the release of wireless certification documents for the hardware. It was unclear by those filings the nature of the product, whether it was targeted at use in Apple Stores, …

The Withings Activité Pop Is Probably The Best Overall Activity Tracker Yet

Withings has shored up the only major complaint I had with its Activité fitness and activity tracker/watch: The price. The French health accessory maker has revealed the Activité Pop, which is a version of its flagship Activité that costs only $149.95 rather than $450, and it goes on sale tomorrow, …

Wearable Tech

Google's Nest announces new integrations with more 'smart home' devices and services

Nest, the “smart home” company acquired by Google for $3.2 billion a year ago, has just announced a number of new integrations for its “Works with …

Smart Homes

Wi-Fi kettle is so British, it’ll make you sound like Madonna

LAS VEGAS — As soon as I saw this Wi-Fi-connected kettle, I wondered to myself: “Why on earth would anyone want a Wi-Fi-connected kettle?”<p>This is crazy. Connectivity gone mad. It’s got Wi-Fi for the sake of it. It’s a gimmick. Tech trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist.<p>But I talked to the …

Coffeemakers

Where are they now? Looking back at the hyped-up wearables of last year’s CES

This is going to be a big week for wearables. Sound familiar? You’ve definitely heard that one before. It’s exactly what we were saying this time …

Garmin's stylish new fitness tracker is one you might actually want to wear

And you thought Garmin was done announcing wearables for the day. Well! You thought wrong, didn't you, Engadget readers! In addition to all those high-end sports watches the company unveiled just an hour ago, it's also showing off a lower-end wristband called the Vivofit 2. It's -- yep, you guessed …

Wearable Tech

New portable speakers from Philips add some physical pop to your music

Bluetooth speakers are a dime a dozen these days, so new products need an extra bit of <i>zing</i> to make an impression on us. Or, in the case of the Philips FL3X speaker from Woox Innovations, a <i>pop</i>. The FL3X is a pocket-sized circular speaker with sides that can be pulled out, transforming it from a disc …

Gear & Gadgets

Belkin expands WeMo line with four new sensors

Belkin has added a variety of sensors to its popular WeMo line of connected home products, which already include, outlets, light switches, bulbs and …

Home Automation

Narrative Unveils the Clip 2 Wearable Camera

Sweden’s Narrative has today released details of version two of its Clip wearable camera, ahead of CES.<p>Like the previous version, the Clip 2 is designed to be worn as you go about every day life. It takes a photograph every 30 seconds and, once uploaded to Narrative’s servers, these images are …

The 11 Coolest Things at CES So Far, From Wi-Fi Tea Kettles to Electric Roller Skates

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA—The show has barely begun, and we've already seen enough weird and wonderful tech to fill a house. And that's precisely the point …

You can buy these head-tracking headphones instead of 25 speakers

If you want to recreate the movie theater experience at home, you usually have to buy five — or more — speakers to surround your couch. Instead of putting a lot of money into sets of speakers that are going to be confined to one room, 3D Sound Labs has created a set of headphones that can emulate …

Review: UE Megaboom

For almost two years, I've been singing the praises of the UE Boom to anyone who asked. The cylindrical speaker is one of the absolute best-sounding, …

Here's what to expect from CES 2015

Autonomous driving isn’t a new theme. It’s not even a new theme at CES, in fact: the last several years have seen announcements and demonstrations from various automakers showcasing just how little attention we’ll need to pay to the road someday. But the reality is that even now, in 2014, precious …

CES

Ritot - Fashionable and First Projection Watch

This is how watches evolved. Ritot inspired by the technology of the future with a fashionable design. The projection safe for your skin and can …

Wearable Tech

Vessyl smart cup can tell Coke from Pepsi

The phrase smart cup may sound like yet another jargon-laden marketing ploy for a device that connects to your smartphone, but doesn't do anything groundbreaking. The creators of Vessyl, a new product from San Francisco-based startup Mark One announced Thursday, want to change this perception …

Samsung's virtual reality headset, Gear VR: what you need to know

Samsung's virtual reality headset, dubbed "Gear VR," is available for purchase as of today. For those not following the last three years of virtual reality's return from obscurity, today is a big day: Gear VR is the first virtual reality headset available to general consumers. Though Sony's …

Xiaomi's product lineiup now includes an air purifier

Xiaomi may be best known for making waves in the smartphone market, but the company has ambitions to grow into a much broader consumer electronics vendor. The next product in its ever expanding line-up is its sub-$150 Mi Air Purifier.<p>The Mi Air Purifier is to go on sale exclusively in China, a …

Philips Hue Lux LED Starter Kit w/ bridge and two connected home light bulbs: $80 shipped (Reg. $100)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Best Buy offers the Philips Hue Lux LED Starter Kit for <b>$79.99 with free shipping</b>, which is 20% below the price every other …

Why the Apple Watch can afford to cost thousands of dollars

Vertu was founded as Nokia’s luxury arm but is now an independent venture after being spun off in 2012. The company makes several-thousand-dollar phones from lavish materials, each hand-assembled by a single worker who engraves their signature on every device. And by all accounts, Vertu turns a …

The Invasion Of Wearables In The Workforce

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Chris Bruce is the managing director of Thomsons Online Benefits.</i><p>Wearables have hit the market like a hailstorm. From watches to glasses, headgear to belts, to all assortments of chips and sensors built into clothes and accessories, this market doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime …

Polk Audio Omni S2 Wireless WiFi Speaker $99 w/ free one-day shipping (Reg. $150)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon is offering the Polk Audio Omni S2 Wireless Speaker for <b>$99</b> with <b>free one-day shipping</b> (matched in Best Buy’s Deals of the …

Review: Just Mobile’s TopGum adds glam + a magnetic charging base to a 6,000mAh battery

The secret to understanding USB battery pricing is that you <i>tend</i> to get what you pay for: cheap batteries lose their charges faster and can bulge and leak over time. Other companies specialize in selling atypically nice batteries that last longer and work better. Just Mobile is a leader in quality …

iRobot Create 2 is a fully programmable robot for students and developers

Robotic technology company iRobot, most known for its Roomba vacuums, recently announced an expansion to its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) outreach program. Along with a series of new learning resources, the company has now made its Create 2 robot platform available.<p>Based on the …

Moto Hint review: The future of Bluetooth headsets ... almost

Unlike most Bluetooth headsets that make your ear look like a miniature satellite dish, the majority of the Moto Hint fits snugly but comfortably …

Smart locks: the next smart-home winner?

Nest paved the way for the smart home, showing investors that consumers would pay $249 for a next-generation thermostat. Now many are wondering what …

Philips Sunrise Simulation Alarm Clock

I'll still probably want to Monkey Fist Philips' Wake-up Light to East Jesus when it begins its simulation of the sunrise at 10:30 each morning, but …

How Chrome and Android are more connected than ever

Much like Apple is tying its mobile and desktop software together, Google is doing the same with Android and Chrome. One recent examples shows …

How Fitness Apps and Wearables Impacts Work Performance

<i>Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, speaker and freelance writer. This post originally appeared on the SumAll blog.</i><p>In a pair of recent studies, the CDC called attention to two alarming trends. Americans are not getting nearly enough exercise and a majority fall many hours short of the …

Zipper LED Light & Bottle Opener

How about a zipper LED light and bottle opener to complement your zipper knife? One for the jacket zipper, the other for the hoodie zipper, and just …