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Jaybird’s Run totally wireless earbuds are wire-free wonders for everyone

The market for totally wireless earbuds is really maturing fast, with many entries from both new and established companies. Jaybird recently joined the crowd, with its own Run earbuds. The Logitech-owned company has long been a really solid competitor when it comes to Bluetooth headphones, and its …

Headphones

OmniHub tries to fix the MacBook Pro’s port shortage with magnets and modules

Earlier this month, my five-year-old MacBook Pro finally gave up the ghost. After traveling the world and surviving several CESes, it was time to finally lay the thing to rest. I had some misgivings about replacing the old workhorse with one of the new models, not the least of which was the …

Gear & Gadgets

How Microsoft embraced 'messy’ creativity with Windows Ink

Windows Ink isn't Microsoft's first stab at bringing stylus support to PCs -- that would be Windows XP Tablet Edition -- but it is the company's most successful. It made stylus support a core part of Windows 10, and it's a big reason you're seeing so many computer makers shipping digital pens of …

Microsoft

Stop buying Apple's flimsy Lightning cables. Try these instead

Apple's iPhone cables just aren't good. These alternatives from Amazon and Anker are cheaper and better.<p>A frayed Apple cord ranks high on my list of first-world problems, right up there with stepping on a Lego or living in a city without a Shake Shack. I've had some sort of portable Apple product …

Gear & Gadgets

FAA proposal seeks global airline ban on checked consumer gadgets

It’s no secret that lithium-ion batteries can be dangerous if they overheat, and now the FAA is warning that they pose a serious risk for airplanes …

Airlines

Studio makes running more exciting with coaching, music and competition

Jason Baptiste wants you to run.<p>He said he’s seen the personal benefits of running since 2009, when he became unhappy with his weight and committed to run a “daily 5k,” something he’s held to ever since.<p>“Not only has running helped me be healthier, it’s helped my mind and spirit become stronger,” …

Fitness

Verizon will fix your smartphone’s screen for $29

It happens to the best of us. You buy a new mobile phone, you get a case, you try to be extra careful, but you drop it. Cracked screens happen often enough that most major carriers and device manufacturers have a separate section in their mobile protection plans just for replacing a broken display. …

Mobile

Saber is a rugged portable battery that can fully charge a laptop twice

It’s the first consumer product from Romeo Power<p>A relatively new commercial battery company with expats from Tesla, SpaceX, Amazon, and Faraday Future wants to put an end to searching for wall outlets with a new power brick called Saber. Saber is a 2.2-pound portable lithium-ion battery with 86 …

Gear & Gadgets

4 valuable tips for building pre-launch hype for your mobile app

Launching a mobile app isn’t quite as easy as it was 10 years ago. When smartphones were flooding the market back in the mid 2000’s, there was a distinct “honeymoon phase” when it came to apps. In other words, people were much more open to experimenting and trying out new programs.<p>These days, …

Mobile

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has more power and a new 15-inch size

Once more, with feeling<p>A spec bump and a size bump for a laptop should be the easiest story in the world to tell. For example: Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has new processors, new graphics cards, slightly tweaked designs, and is now also available with a new 15-inch screen. Simple.<p>But for Panos …

Laptops

Apple iOS 11.0.3 Starts Causing Problems

Here we are again. Following Apple iOS 11’s troubled launch and the rushed releases of iOS 11.0.1 (which made things worse) and iOS 11.0.2 (which did …

iOS

Microsoft claims Windows 10 ARM battery life will be a ‘game-changer’ for laptops

Microsoft first unveiled its plans for ARM-powered Windows laptops last year. The new devices will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, and will support traditional desktop apps thanks to an emulator in Windows 10. While Qualcomm previously promised laptops before the end of the year, …

Microsoft

Microsoft unveils the Surface Book 2

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: the 10 best new features

Microsoft has been testing its latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update over the past six months, and it's now ready to roll out to existing machines today. While Microsoft’s “Creators Update” naming extends to this latest Windows 10 update, a lot of the features are new additions that will be used …

Microsoft

ZTE’s Axon M has two screens and a hinge

Two screens, one phone<p>When you think of a flip phone, you’re probably thinking of a simple phone from a decade ago that could place phone calls and maybe send a text or two. You probably aren’t thinking of a device like ZTE’s new Axon M, which is a full-featured smartphone that happens to have not …

Tablets

Garmin Speak puts Amazon Alexa in your car

Gamin's GPS devices already feature voice control, but if you'd prefer to have Alexa onboard, its latest product is more your jam. The GPS device maker has just released Garmin Speak, which it says is the first in-vehicle device with hands-free access to Alexa. It's a tiny little thing, measuring …

Amazon

Strava is now a full-fledged social network with addition of ‘posts’ feature

Since it first arrived on the scene back in 2009, Strava has often billed itself as the “social network for athletes.” The website, along with its …

Mobile

Qualcomm performs first 5G test on a mobile device, debuts 5G reference smartphone design

Qualcomm’s long march towards 5G took a few steps closer to reality today, as the company has announced that it has completed its first test of a 5G connection on a mobile device. The test was completed using the X50 5G modem first announced a year ago and was performed on the 28GHz millimeter wave …

Mobile Technology

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from the KRACK WiFi vulnerability

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol today. Most devices and routers currently rely on WPA2 to encrypt your WiFi traffic, so chances are you’re affected.<p>But first, let’s clarify what an attacker can and cannot do using the …

Wi-Fi

Body Worlds exhibition embraces augmented reality for a deep dive under our skin

The Body Worlds exhibition, which visualizes parts of the human body in education and intriguing ways, is “augmenting” its next iteration with …

Augmented Reality

The NBA has an AR app that lets you test your jump shot anywhere

You are not Steph Curry, but now you can shoot like him with your iPhone. On October 16, the NBA augmented reality (AR) app, NBA AR, was released, …

Augmented Reality

Huawei's Mate 10 phones have big screens, small bezels, and AI hardware

Huawei has announced the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, two new phones that occupy the highest end of its lineup. The Mate 10 phones see the Chinese giant get on board with the skinny-bezel trend of 2017 while leveraging its ability in silicon design to supposedly improve AI-related performance.<p>The main …

Tablets

OnePlus announces it will allow users to opt out of data-collection program

OnePlus recently found itself embroiled in a bit of controversy when the extent of its data-collection efforts was revealed. In short, it was …

Privacy

Wireless convenience is driving us to spend more on headphones

Apple and Google are doing their bit to nudge this trend along too<p>The average price of a pair of headphones has inched past the $40 mark this year, according to new data released this week by Futuresource Consulting. We now pay an average of $42.70, which is a 14 percent rise year-on-year and …

Headphones

Got an app idea? Here’s how to monetise it

It takes more than a great idea to ensure a financial success. Meet the people who hit the jackpot in the app store<p>Niklas Hed is describing the moment the billion-dollar app Angry Birds was created. “I was sitting in a meeting with our lead designer, Jaakko Iisalo, who presented 10 new game ideas …

Angry Birds

U.S. consumers are spending 10 hours per year in shopping apps

Mobile shopping is on the rise, with U.S. consumers now spending nearly 50 minutes in shopping apps per month, or 10 hours per year, according to a new report out this morning from App Annie. Digital-first shopping apps, like those from Amazon, Etsy, Wish and others, are also growing more quickly …

eCommerce

Any app can show recipes. Chef Tyler Florence’s teaches you how to cook

In <i>Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat</i>, Samin Nosrat promises that after reading her cookbook, you’ll use recipes like professional chefs do: “for the inspiration, …

Celebrity Chefs

Why is Oculus making four different VR headsets?

Earlier this week, Oculus doubled its VR hardware lineup, adding two new headsets alongside the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. The first is a development kit codenamed Santa Cruz, which features full motion tracking in a wireless headset. The second is Oculus Go, a mobile headset with built-in …

Virtual Reality

Google Assistant can finally control Chromecast from your phone

Google's Assistant app is capable of lots of things, but before today, controlling a cast session by voice wasn't really possible. <i>Android Police</i> reports that now the mobile app can do so, and you can even specify which Chromecast in your house is the target. Adjusting the volume, skipping or …

Google