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Fast Pair Will Quickly Connect Bluetooth Devices To Android Smartphones: Here's How It Works

The new Fast Pair feature will allow users to quickly connect Bluetooth devices to their Android smartphones. It currently has limitations, but the feature is very similar to how Apple's AirPods work when pairing with iPhones.

Google November 1, 2017

The Pixel 2 Has Something That’s Been Missing On Android For Years: Bluetooth Battery Levels

Stock Android offers no option to know if your Bluetooth device is running low on battery. That changes now, as the the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL finally shows battery percentage levels of select Bluetooth devices.

Google October 24, 2017

The iOS 11 Control Center Buttons For Wi-Fi And Bluetooth Don't Work The Way You Think They Do

The revamped Control Center is one of the best new features of iOS 11, which Apple recently rolled out to supported devices. However, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth buttons do not work the way that most users would think they do.

Apple September 20, 2017

About 5.3 Billion Bluetooth Devices At Risk Of Malware Via 'BlueBorne' Exploit

Security firm Armis says a newly identified Bluetooth exploit called 'BlueBorne' is putting almost 5.3 billion devices in danger of malware, including Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux devices.

Gadgets September 13, 2017

Android Might Soon Display How Much Battery You Have Left On Your Paired Bluetooth Headsets, Smartwatches

Google could soon support battery level indicators for connected Bluetooth devices on future versions of stock Android. While certainly good news, several phone manufacturers already support such a feature.

Apps/Software August 2, 2017

No, Bluetooth Mesh Is Not Going To Replace Wi-Fi Or Take Zigbee Out Of The Picture

Bluetooth Mesh is set to become another smart home standard, but just to be clear, it won't replace Wi-Fi. It's not taking Zigbee, another mesh networking player, out of the game either.

Apps/Software July 19, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Is The First Smartphone With Bluetooth 5.0: Why Should You Care?

Samsung has officially unveiled its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. One specification that can easily be missed by users is that the devices are the first ones to support Bluetooth 5.0 technology.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 31, 2017

Nintendo Switch: No Support For Bluetooth Headsets, Confirms Company

The Nintendo Switch will not support Bluetooth headsets as indicated by some reports. Nintendo executives have confirmed that the console will not support anything other than wired headsets.

Gadgets February 24, 2017

My Friend Cayla Is A Spy, Parents Advised To Destroy Doll

The Wi-Fi-connected My Friend Cayla doll could be used by hackers to spy on children, so has been banned in Germany with parents advised to destroy the to

Security February 17, 2017

Microsoft Working With Fitbit, Garmin And More To Bring Improved Bluetooth Support For Windows 10

Windows has shared details of a tie up with wearable device manufacturers like Fitbit and Garmin, to improve Bluetooth connectivity support. This collaboration will aim to implement several new features in its Bluetooth services for Windows 10.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 16, 2017

Nikon D5600 Is A Midrange DSLR With Better Connectivity: Shoot And Transfer Photos To A Smartphone Instantly

Nikon launched the Nikon D5600 in Asian and European markets late last year. The company announced at CES 2017 that it will become available in the U.S. as well.

Digital Imaging January 8, 2017

How To Pair Your AirPods With Your Apple, Android And Windows Device

After three months of delay, Apple's AirPods finally went on sale. The device pairs seamlessly with other Apple products, and can also be paired with non-Apple devices.

Wearable Tech December 18, 2016

Users Of Google Pixel And Nexus Devices Running Android 7.1 Nougat Report Pairing Issues With Bluetooth In Cars

Google Pixel and Nexus mobile devices are showing problems when pairing with various cars. Bluetooth connectivity issues might have to do with the hardware or software, and Google is investigating.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 29, 2016

Waze Looks To Fill In Missing Data From Tunnels By Switching From GPS To Bluetooth Beacons

Waze is looking to provide drivers with information on tunnels through the new Beacons Program. The beacons that will be installed will utilize Bluetooth instead of GPS, as the latter is unavailable in underground spaces.

Apps/Software September 22, 2016

Snapchat's AR Device Might Be In The Works Already

Snapchat's latest move is arguably the biggest indication that the company is indeed moving beyond software and working on a physical device for augmented reality.

Wearable Tech September 6, 2016

Furby Is Back And Is Better - And Smarter - Than Before

Hasbro announced the upcoming release of the Furby Connect, which features LCD eyes and Bluetooth connectivity to make the toy pet more interactive.

Geek June 30, 2016

Bluetooth 5 To Premiere Next Week: Two Times The Range, Four Times The Speed Of 4.2

The SIG has disclosed that the next-gen wireless technology standard for Bluetooth, dubbed Bluetooth 5, will be introduced on June 16. The new specification will be two times the range and four times faster than Bluetooth 4.2.

Apps/Software June 11, 2016

Manage Your Music In The Shower With The Homewerks Bluetooth Showerhead

It has two waterproof speakers, and it can provide up to eight hours of continuous sound.

Gadgets May 3, 2016

Apple iPhone SE Users Report Bluetooth Audio Quality Issues

Complaints about the audio quality of iPhone SE Bluetooth have started filling Apple’s support forums. A large number of users found it impossible to make audible calls when hooking their 4-inch smartphones to cars or headsets.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 13, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Problems: Oversensitive Touch Screen, Bluetooth Stays On, Overheating, Slow Wi-Fi And More

Reports of issues with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are cropping up. Some repoorted problems include an always-on Bluetooth, overheating and lag, to name a few.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 19, 2016

Zoom's Bluetooth Tambourine Has A Long List Of Features And Costs $600

Zoom has announced a new Bluetooth tambourine, which boasts a long list of features, including the use of an accelerometer to detect exactly how the user is playing it.

Gadgets January 22, 2016

Audio-Technica Introduces AT-LP60-BT Wireless Turntable

Audio-Technica unveiled its latest turntable at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas on Thursday, the AT-LP60-BT, which has Bluetooth capability for wireless playback.

Audio January 7, 2016

This Pregnancy Test Connects To Your Phone And Offers Tips Based On The Results

In partnership with Qualcomm, First Response has announced a Bluetooth-enabled pregnancy test that can connect to the user's smartphone and offer her tips on what to do next.

Gadgets January 6, 2016

This Beanie Has Built-In Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers

Caseco has released an updated version of its Blu-Toque beanie, called the Waterproof Blu-Toque. The device is able to connect to most recent phones and can handle itself in the rain.

Gadgets January 6, 2016

Cassia Networks Rocks CES 2016 With Breakthrough Tech, Boosting Bluetooth Range More Than 30 Times With New Router

The first Bluetooth router is here, and it will set you back a cool $100. The device can have up to 22 Bluetooth devices connected to it at the same time, and it extends the Bluetooth range more than 30 times.

Smart Home January 6, 2016

The Makers of RocketSkates Debut a Phone-Controlled Electric Skateboard

The Blink-Board is an electric skateboard that separates itself from much of the pack with the addition of Bluetooth connectivity.

Fitness/Sports January 4, 2016

Klipsch Releases Its First Bluetooth In-Ear Headphone Set For Its R6 Series

Priced at $149, the Klipsch R6 In-Ear Bluetooth headphones are designed to synthesize noise-cancellation technology with comfort. They will be available for purchase on Dec. 10.

Wearable Tech December 10, 2015

Lowe's Announces Next-Generation Iris Smart Home Hub With Mobile-First Update

Lowe's has launched the second generation of its Iris smart home system, which focuses on a mobile experience.

Gadgets November 16, 2015

IoT Rise Paves The Way To Faster Bluetooth With Four Times Wider Range In 2016

The Bluetooth SIG announced exciting updates for the Bluetooth standard. In 2016, Bluetooh will be two times faster and quadruple its range, better positioning itself as the backbone of the rapidly-growing IoT.

FUTURE TECH November 12, 2015

Master & Dynamic Announces MW60 Bluetooth Headphones With 100ft Range

Master & Dynamic has announced a new set of Bluetooth headphones that boast a number of great features, however perhaps the most striking is that they have a range of four times the industry standard, coming in at 100 feet.

Gadgets November 10, 2015

Bluetooth Speaker Comes With Unreleased Ol' Dirty Bastard Track

In honor of the late Wu-Tang Clan member Ol' Dirty Bastard, the speaker company Boombotix has created a speaker that not only celebrates the impact of the rapper-comedian, but also includes a posthumous, unheard ODB track produced by former collaborator RZA.

Movies/TV Shows October 27, 2015

These 'Star Wars' Speakers Will Let You Listen To Your Favorite Cantina Jams In Style

Some of the best parts of the 'Star Wars' franchise have to do with sound. Now you can experience them in the most Jedi way possible.

Gadgets September 30, 2015

GoPro Reveals New $200 Wi-Fi-Enabled HERO+ Camera As Part Of 2015 Lineup

GoPro announced the new more affordable Wi-Fi-enabled HERO+ camera that will be released October 4 for $199.99.

Gadgets September 28, 2015

Ears-On With The Jaybird X2 Bluetooth Headphones

We try out Jaybird's new wireless earbuds.

Wearable Tech September 4, 2015

Researchers Develop Bluetooth Alternative That Sends Signals Through The Body

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a new way of transferring data that uses the human body's magnetic fields to transmit data while using an extremely small amount of energy.

Gadgets September 2, 2015

Google Launches OnHub Wi-Fi Router That Allows Users To Prioritize Devices And Suggests How To Fix Lost Connection

Google’s new Wi-Fi and smart-home hub OnHub, which allows users to prioritize devices for the fastest Internet speeds when needed, is now available for preorder.

Gadgets August 18, 2015

Jaybird Releases X2 Next-Gen Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Jaybird has announced the second generation of its BlueBuds X Sport headphones, called the Jaybird X2 heaphones. These earbuds have been completely redesigned to offer maximum comfort and better audio quality.

Gadgets August 12, 2015

Drifter Is A Waterproof Speaker That Plays Music Without A Smartphone

Just because your wireless speaker is waterproof doesn't mean your smartphone is. However, Drifter is a new waterproof speaker that doesn't require a smartphone to play music.

Gadgets August 11, 2015

Microduino mCookie Is The Smallest Electronic Module That Will Power Up Your LEGO Creation

The mCookie - Microduino Studio’s next generation modules - allows people of all ages to invent and produce electronic creations.

Gadgets August 6, 2015

Inventor Creates 3D-Printed Cast That Is Also A Bluetooth Speaker

When Mike North broke his leg, he was dissatisfied with his healing options. Instead of using a run-of-the-mill walking cast, he decided to create his own custom-made model — equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and sound system.

Wearable Tech July 31, 2015

Saent's Real-Life Mute Button Promises To Block Out Distractions

Saent's Bluetooth button blocks distractions and doubles as an input device.

Gadgets July 30, 2015

See How Finger Lickin’ Good You Look With KFC’s Chicken Bucket Bluetooth Photo Printer

In celebration of its 60th anniversary in Canada, KFC is giving away a few Bluetooth-enabled photo-printing chicken buckets.

Internet Culture July 29, 2015

Motorola Reportedly Releases New Version Of Moto Hint

Motorola's introduction of the Moto Hint last year came with a lot of problems. Now it appears that the company has fixed some of those issues with the launch of a new-and-improved device.

Wearable Tech July 20, 2015

Microsoft's New Folding Keyboard Is Slick, Portable And Available Now

Need a new mobile keyboard? It doesn't get much more portable than this.

Computers July 14, 2015

Dot Is The World's Smallest Bluetooth Headset

A Kickstarter campaign has been started for a Bluetooth headset called Dot, which is being touted as the world's smallest Bluetooth headset. The device comes at a time when tech is needing to be increasingly portable and wearable.

Gadgets July 8, 2015

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