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Google Home’s Philips Hue integration can now wake you up gently

By | Australia, Canada, Companies, consumer electronics, Gadgets, Google, google home, Hardware, home appliances, Home Automation, india, lighting, Philips, philips hue, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States

Maybe you love the sound of your alarm clock blaring in the morning, heralding a new day full of joy and adventure. More likely, though, you don’t. If you prefer a more gentle wake-up (and have invested in some smart home technology), here’s some good news: Google Home now lets you use your Philips Hue […]

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Review: The $299 Echo Link Amp adds Alexa to any speaker

By | Amazon, Amazon Echo, audio engineering, AV, consumer electronics, Echo Link Amp, electric guitars, Gadgets, Hardware, michigan, Music, musical instruments, Sound, streaming services, yamaha

The Echo Link Amp is designed to give Echo owners options. Instead of settling for the sound from a couple of Echo speakers, this amp lets owners use a set of nice bookshelf speakers. Best yet, this replaces a large receiver generally needed to power speakers. At $299, the Echo Link Amp lives in a […]

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Your smartphone may soon pack 1TB in storage thanks to Samsung’s new memory chip

By | Asia, computing, consumer electronics, Gadgets, phablets, Samsung, samsung galaxy, samsung galaxy note 9, smartphone, smartphones, Storage, Technology

Sick of filling the limited space on your phone with apps, photos and videos? Sometime in the near future, your smartphone could ship with more than one terabyte (1TB) of internal storage and run 10 times faster than a standard memory card. Samsung is best known for making smartphones, but the company’s memory division — one of […]

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Casio unveils an all metal G-Shock for those who need real steel

By | Bluetooth, Casio, Clothing, consumer electronics, g-shock, Gadgets, metal, TC, watch

The G-Shock is so nerdy that it’s become cool and this latest model, the GMWB5000GD-9, is no exception. Based on the original G-Shock models, this decidedly unsmart (but not dumb) watch features solar charging, atomic timekeeping, and a simple Bluetooth connection to your phone. Plus now it comes in gold or silver toned metal, a […]

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The Casio Rangeman GPR-B1000 is a big watch for big adventures

By | Casio, Clothing, consumer electronics, Europe, g-shock, Gadgets, gps, Nevada, New York, TC, travel companion, utah, watch, wireless charger

The Casio Rangeman GPR-B1000 is comically large. That’s the first thing you notice about it. Based on the G-Shock design, this massive watch is 20.2mm thick and about 60mm in diameter, a true dinner plate of a watch. Inside the heavy case is a dense collection of features that will make your next outdoor adventure […]

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Happy 10th anniversary, Android

By | Amazon, Android, andy rubin, Angry Birds, Apple, Artificial Intelligence, AT&T, China, computing, consumer electronics, digital media, Facebook, Gadgets, Google, google nexus, Hardware, HTC, HTC Dream, HTC EVO 4G smartphone, huawei, india, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, LG, lists, Mobile, Motorola, motorola droid, motorola xoom, Nexus One, oled, operating system, operating systems, phablet, Samsung, smartphone, smartphones, Sony, sprint, T-Mobile, TC, TechCrunch, United States, Verizon, xperia

It’s been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at least populous) computing platform in the world. But it sure as heck didn’t get there without hitting a few bumps […]

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EU fines Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer $130M for online price fixing

By | antitrust, asus, Boston Acoustics, Competition, competition law, consumer electronics, Denon & Marantz, eCommerce, Europe, european union, Gadgets, Hardware, Marantz, Margrethe Vestager, Philips, price - fixing, Pricing

The European Union’s antitrust authorities have issued a series of penalties, fining consumer electronics companies Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer more than €110 million (~$130M) in four separate decisions for imposing fixed or minimum resale prices on their online retailers in breach of EU competition rules. It says the four companies engaged in so called […]

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Review: The V-Moda Crossfade II Wireless headphones look and sound beautiful

By | audio engineering, consumer electronics, electrical engineering, Gadgets, headphones, Sound, wireless headphones

Damn. These are good looking headphones. The V-Moda Crossfade II Wireless could be the best looking headphones available. Better yet, they sound good, too. As the name suggests, this is the second generation of this series of headphones from V-Moda. The drivers are different and the company improved on the build quality. The originals were already […]

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Light is building a smartphone with five to nine cameras

By | Camera phone, camera+, consumer electronics, equipment, Gadgets, huawei, iPhone, Light, Microsoft, Mobile, mobile phones, Nokia, Nokia Lumia, Pureview, smartphone, smartphones, The Washington Post

Light, the company behind the wild L16 camera, is building a smartphone equipped with multiple cameras. According to The Washington Post, the company is prototyping a smartphone with five to nine cameras that’s capable of capturing a 64 megapixel shot. The entire package is not much thicker than an iPhone X, the Post reports. The additional […]

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HTC is gone

By | 3g, Android, Apple, BlackBerry, consumer electronics, equipment, Gadgets, Google, HTC, htc corporation, HTC EVO 4G smartphone, htc sense, iPhone, LG, Mobile, operating system, research-in-motion, Samsung, smartphone, smartphones, Sony, Symbian, taiwan, Technology, touch, United States, Virtual reality, Vive, windows mobile

Gather around, campers, and hear a tale as old as time. Remember the HTC Dream? The Evo 4G? The Google Nexus One? What about the Touch Diamond? All amazing devices. The HTC of 2018 is not the HTC that made these industry-leading devices. That company is gone. It seems HTC is getting ready to lay […]

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