DIGITAL SOLUTIONS: 2020

By C.J. McEleavy | Digital Tools, Products,Ideas & Services.

The iPad Pro 10.5 is so good it’s basically showing off

Apple extends its tablet lead, but iOS 11 might end up being a bigger deal<p>A little more than a year after Apple released the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, it’s replacing it with a new model, the iPad Pro 10.5. In that year, guess how many companies came within a million miles of matching the speed, power, …

Tablets

Kanex Announces GoPower Watch Stand Availability

Kanex has announced the availability of its new GoPower Watch Stand for Apple Watch.<p><i>This premium magnetic charging stand for Apple Watch and iPhone</i> …

Smartwatches

iPad vs. iPad Pro vs. iPad Mini 4: Which is right for you?

Apple just revamped its entire iPad lineup over the last few months. That's good news in case you were waiting to buy one, but that also means our recommendations have changed.<p>So, what should you do? Long story short: there are now four iPads in Apple's current lineup. There's a budget 9.7-inch …

Tablets

Flipboard

Make your Apple EarPods and AirPods stay put with these handy hooks

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How Apple CarPlay could completely disrupt the auto industry

Automakers have given up fighting Apple and Google and are now joining the tech giants.<p>General Motors has made Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available on its entire model lineup, and other automakers are quickly following that lead.<p>We got our first real taste of Apple CarPlay a while back, …

iOS

Pioneer's Lightning earbuds let you charge while you listen

The dongle comes built in<p>Among the many complaints surrounding Apple's removal of the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, one of the loudest has been the problem of "how do I charge and listen to music at the same time if both cables go into the same port?" Apple's answer so far has been to point you …

Headphones

Great gear to make your next road trip a breeze [Deals]

The end of winter is coming into sight, and that means the beginning of road trip season is just around the corner. And right now at the Cult of Mac Store, you’ll find the gear and gadgets you need to for smooth sailing on your upcoming road trips.<p>We’ve got a plug-in charger that’s also a car …

'Brilliant' Aims to Replace Your Home's Light Switches With Touchscreens

Brilliant today introduced the Brilliant Control, designed to replace an existing light switch and provide homeowners with a range of smart home controls.<p>Brilliant Control has a 5-inch touchscreen with swipe-based lighting, music, and climate controls, and homeowners can interact directly with …

Tiny iPhone attachment projects bedtime stories on walls

Natalie Rebot tried reading bedtimes stories to her 3-year-old daughter, but they didn’t hold her interest. So one night mom pulled out her iPhone and used the flashlight mode to create shadow play on the bedroom walls.<p>The nightly ritual stirred young Chloe’s imagination. The gears in mom’s head …

A new kind of router turns your Wi-Fi network into a fortress

LAS VEGAS — Smart devices have a problem. Most of their magic requires that they connect to the internet, but the internet can be a dangerous place.<p>Malware is everywhere, and when it infects connected gadgets, it can be a problem for everybody.<p>But a new class of device is rising to combat this …

Wi-Fi

Smart pet collar is like an iPhone for your dog

LAS VEGAS — It's nearly impossible not to be connected. Naturally, so are our pets.<p>The KYON pet tracker is designed to help you communicate and send messages to and from your family pet. The multipurpose collar allows you to track your pet using GPS technology, communicate with others using an LED …

Wearable Tech

The First Touch-free Smart Remote

Make your hand a Smart Remote!!<p>Bixi senses your hand gestures and<br>controls your <br>Car Infotainment., Music Speakers., Smart Home Devices.<p>Get notified …

Pearl - No New Car Required

Rearview camera. Parking sensors. The backseat driver you'll love.<p>Backup with confidence.<p>Clearly see what's behind your car with the only wireless …

10 gifts for the data-driven driver or car lover

1/10<p>Automatic Pro<p>The Automatic Pro is basically a central nervous system for your car. The Pro version also has its own built-in always-on 3G data connection, which allows it to alert the authorities automatically in case of an accident, among other things. What’s nice about Automatic is how …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple AirPods now available to buy for $159, delivers as soon as Monday 19 [update]

<b>Update</b>: As expected, AirPods stock is limited. An hour later, the product is no longer available for Christmas delivery. In the US, delivery estimates are now quoting December 29th availability. eBay is already flooded with scalpers selling AirPods at inflated prices.<p>The AirPods are now available …

Bluetooth 5 With 4x Longer Range and 2x Faster Speed is Officially Approved

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today announced that the Bluetooth 5 standard has been officially adopted, which means manufacturers are now able to build it into their devices.<p>The next-generation Bluetooth standard offers longer range, faster speed, a larger broadcast message capacity, and …

GE’s new Alexa lamp shines light on internet of things

We’ve heard for years that the internet of things™ would imbue everything in our lives with the power of the web, all accessible by voice. If you’ve been waiting for something that isn’t a computer or smartphone or smart home hub to ask for driving directions or movie times, here’s your dream …

Google Wifi router gets put to the test, comes out on top against competitors

Google’s goal for Google Wifi is to make creating a strong mesh wireless network through an entire home easy and relatively affordable. We already know the setup process is a breeze, but we’ve yet to see exactly how strong Google’s product is. Now, Google is putting it to the test.<p>The best gifts …

Tesla’s solar roof rollout was ... meh. These other new solar power gadgets are cooler.

Last Friday evening, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled three new products. The rollout — scheduled, oddly, for 8:30 pm Eastern — had been hyped for weeks, but the actual event turned out to be a bit [sad trombone]. It was a fairly transparent bid to justify the proposed merger of Tesla and …

Clean Energy

BMW's 2017 5 Series is the first vehicle with wireless CarPlay

What took so long?<p>Apple’s CarPlay, which is a sleek iOS-style infotainment system, has been capable of communicating with supported vehicles wirelessly since the launch of iOS 9 last year. Until today, however, not a single car supported the feature. Now, BMW’s new 2017 5 Series, announced today, …

Transportation

Netgear claims its new wireless security camera lasts six months on a single charge

Netgear is rounding out the features of its wireless security camera with a new model, called the Arlo Pro. It’s more or less the same product: a camera meant to be placed inside or outdoors that records video whenever it sees motion and can alert owners through a connected app. But the Pro model …

Home Automation

Pocket: 6-in-1 Portable Charging Dock For The Apple Watch

Pocket – The world’s very first <br>6-in-1 Portable Charging Dock <br>for the Apple Watch<p>Pocket is your dock, powerbank, case and more!<p>Pocket has been funded …

Renault says new Zoe has longest range of any mainstream electric car

Latest model’s 250-mile range will help ‘psychological barriers’ in drivers who fear running out of power, carmaker claims<p>Renault has unveiled a new electric car that it claims will overcome psychological barriers among drivers who fear running out of power between charges.<p>Launched on Thursday …

Electric Vehicles

Bragi Dash review: The smartest earbuds on the planet

Since I started at <i>Engadget</i>, it's been my life's mission (possible exaggeration) to reduce the number of gadgets I carry when I run. At one point, getting ready for a workout was something of a memory test. Where's my heart-rate strap? Did I charge my MP3 player overnight? Where's the foot-pod …

Big beautiful photos of Apple's new wireless AirPods

One of the biggest surprise announcements at Apple's big iPhone event on Wednesday was the introduction of AirPods, Apple's all-new completely wireless headphones.<p>AirPods are super futuristic-looking, and people have lots of questions about them. Here's everything you need to know about AirPods.

Headphones

Hudly wants to bring your favorite apps to the car with an aftermarket HUD

In-vehicle infotainment systems on newer cars increasingly offer access to your favorite media and navigation apps, thanks to systems like CarPlay and Android Auto, but older cars from even just a few years ago can still feel stuck in a connected tech first gear. Hudly, which debuted on Kickstarter …

Gear & Gadgets

The ONE Dock Charging Station for iPhone, Apple Watch and Other Mobile Devices

Need a simple and stylish way to dock and charge your iPhone, Apple Watch and other mobile devices? Take a look at ONE Dock, the aluminum charging …

8 Smart Home Devices That Will Make Life Easier - Design Milk

Technology giants like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Apple are all vying to coalesce the still-nebulous array of smart home technologies available …