Wireless

Apple's decision to add wireless charging reveals a huge weakness with all current Apple products

One of the most important features on the new iPhones is called wireless charging.<p>What that means is that instead of plugging your iPhone 8, you can place it on a charging pad.<p>It looks like this:<p>This has lots of people asking: Why is wireless charging a big deal?<p>Palm and Android smartphones have …

Apple

Why Wireless Carriers Are Seeing Disappointing Preorders for Apple’s iPhone 8

Apple may have flubbed its forecast for iPhone demand, at least in the U.S. market, according to people who work in the wireless market. Demand for …

IPhone 8

TREBLAB XR500 Wireless Sports Earbuds

• Bluetooth 4.1 CSR<br>• Bluetooth profiles: HPF, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP<br>• Noise cancellation: CMC 6.0<br>• Operation time: up to 9 hours<br>• Charge time: 2 hours<br>• Signal range: 38 feet<p>TREBLAB XR500 earbuds (black)<br>• User manual<br>• Carrying case<br>• Cable clip<br>• 3 sizes of silicone eartips<br>• 3 sizes of expandable foam eartips<br>• USB/micro USB …

Headphones

iPhone 8/Plus Review: With this traditionally beautiful powerhouse, should you really wait for iPhone X?

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are Apple’s newest handsets introduced during its first event at the new Steve Jobs Theater at its also new Apple Park campus last week. But you can’t possibly consider the new phones without noting that Apple this year is breaking from tradition and launching a third …

Apple

T-Mobile and Sprint merger still in the works

The rumor mill for years has suggested that T-Mobile and Sprint could one day join forces to take on titans Verizon and AT&T. That day, according to …

T-Mobile

Ydrive is the first 1TB wireless storage solution for streaming to your devices

Far too often we have the problem of running out of storage on our phones and tablets. You can add on external storage but finding the right adapters to connect can be a hassle. Wireless storage is the answer to getting to your files with ease. Now there’s a company who has created a 1TB drive …

Gear & Gadgets

You can get these PowerBeats alternatives for under $40

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Wired headphones are fine if you live in the past, never exercise, or have a personal butler who untangles everything for you. But for the rest of us, it’s time to upgrade to the wonderful world of …

Headphones

Elon Musk, SpaceX's Internet Satellite Company Has A Name, Logo

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has been working with the Federal Communications Commission to further the company’s goal of bringing a satellite constellation to …

SpaceX

This Pi wireless charger will power your phone from a foot away

The Pi, from a startup founded out of MIT, claims to have developed a "beam-forming algorithm" to direct magnetic fields to your phone<p>Wireless …

Gear & Gadgets

Short-range wireless charging just hit a whole new level

Although it sounds great on paper, wireless charging does have its drawbacks. The biggest one is that you can’t really use your smartphone while it’s charging, because you can’t hold onto it while it charges. Another problem is that the majority of charging pads on the market are small and can only …

Wireless Charging

Fell Marine MOB+ Wireless Kill Switch

Fell Marine’s MOB+ wireless kill switch stops the boat engine(s) if the skipper falls overboard, a lifesaver for those who fish solo. The xFOB …

How Qi wireless charging works, and why it hasn’t taken over yet | Ars Technica

Qi has been an Android staple for a while, and now it’s coming to iPhones, too<p>The Qi wireless charging standard from the Wireless Power Consortium …

Gear & Gadgets

Beats Studio3 Wireless

<b>Pros</b><p>Rich, crisp sound signature with a focus on high-mid definition. Wireless audio and active noise cancellation. NC can be disabled to save battery …

Headphones

Daily Deals: Logitech MK530 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse $25, Mohu AIR 60 Outdoor HDTV Antenna $80, more

In today’s Daily Deals, Best Buy is offering the Logitech MK530 Advanced Wireless Keyboard and Optical Mouse for <b>$24.99</b> with free in-store pickup. That’s $25 off the original listing, more than $7 less than Walmart and the lowest we can find for it. With this Windows only keyboard and mouse combo, …

Best Buy

Police Chase Ends After Suspect Stops To Apply For A Job

The two men attempting to high-five above are employees at Osprey Wireless in Westwood, Massachusetts. They are celebrating their role in helping …

Policing

With Apple Watch Data Plans, Wireless Carriers Opt For Profits Over Innovation

Apple’s first cellular smartwatch has stiff monthly service plans attached. Where’s the innovation in connected device plans?<p>When Apple announced the LTE-equipped Apple Watch Series 3 during its press event last week, the company didn’t mention an extra bit of sticker shock: Beyond the $399 device …

Smartwatches

Wireless Gadget Charging Just Got a Range Boost - MIT Technology Review

The Download<p>What's up in emerging technology<p>Today<p>Wireless Gadget Charging Just Got a Range Boost<p>Your phone could soon get juiced over the air from a …

Climate Change

Verizon Abandoning 8,500 Rural Customers Is Proof that Wireless Is Not Broadband

The move makes it even harder for the FCC to make its case.<p>Over the past few weeks, Verizon has been breaking up with thousands of customers in rural America. It's a move that's left many people without any options for cell phone and internet use, and one that highlights the fact that wireless is …

Internet

Best Wireless Chargers for Samsung Galaxy Note 8

What are the best wireless chargers for Galaxy Note 8?<p>If you ask Apple, wireless charging is the latest and greatest feature for smartphones — and …

Gear & Gadgets

The iPhone Wireless Charging System Is Great For IKEA Fans

Image: IKEA<p>I'm about to set up a new home office so, naturally, I visited my local IKEA for inspiration and ideas. And, I'm also keen to get the new …

Gear & Gadgets

Don't Let the Sprint/T-Mobile Zombie Merger Rise Again

A combined Sprint and T-Mobile would make us a more like Canada, and not in a good way.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Masayoshi Son

A future iOS 11 update will enable faster wireless charging on iPhone 8 and iPhone X

Apple’s three new iPhones are the first ones to feature wireless charging out of the box. That means you don’t have to buy a separate iPhone case to …

Wireless Charging

Another Reason Why Verizon's Dividend Growth May Be In Jeopardy

VZ has continued to issue enormous amounts of debt in recent years.<p>The debt has come from not only acquisitions but general operations, as FCF is …

Stocks

SanDisk, Netgear, Razer Mac/PC accessories highlight today’s Amazon Gold Box

Today only, as a part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is taking <b>up to 30% off</b> select Mac/PC gaming accessories, PC laptops, storage and more. Prices start at <b>$17.99</b> and free shipping is available for Prime members or in orders of $25+. You’ll find deals from big names such as SanDisk, …

Gear & Gadgets

Check Out Tuesday's Best Amazon Deals

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, September …

Shopping

Wireless system transmits both power and data simultaneously

We're used to receiving data wirelessly, over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or cellular networks – our smartphones simply wouldn't work without it. Wireless power …

Wi-Fi

Beyerdynamic’s Aventho Wireless Headphones Sound The Alarm

Home » Tech & Leisure » Beyerdynamic’s Aventho Wireless Headphones Sound The Alarm<p><b>Beyerdynamic</b>’s modern classic T51i on-ear headphones may look …

Headphones

T-Mobile and Sprint are spiking following reports they're discussing a merger (S, TMUS)

Shares of T-Mobile and Sprint are both spiking after CNBC reported that the two wireless carriers are reportedly in talks of a possible merger for the third time.<p>The two sides were discussing a merger as recently as February, before talks broke off.<p>T-Mobile jumped as high as 4.17% in trading …

Business

Green Deals: Amazon’s best-selling 4-tier Mini Green House $23, more

Best Choice (96% positive feedback) via Amazon offers its 4-tier Mini Green House for <b>$22.69 Prime shipped</b>. Also at Walmart. That’s over 30% off the original price, an Amazon all-time low and the best offer available. This powder-coated greenhouse is 63-inches tall and has a roll-up zipper door. …

Greenhouses

T-Mobile and Sprint are reportedly talking about a merger… again

As the third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers in the United States, T-Mobile and Sprint have been casually chatting about a merger for a long, …

T-Mobile