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Cambridge Soundworks Oontz XL and Ultra hands-on

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That slick-looking piece of hardware we know you looked at while clicking in here is Cambridge Soundworks' Bluetooth Oontz XL. Also on display was its bigger brother -- at least as far as price and battery is concerned -- the Oontz Ultra. The Oontz XL rings in at $149...
Cambridge Soundworks Oontz XL and Ultra hands-on

Chirp: An App That Uses A Song To Share Pics

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Forget Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Chirp uses speakers and microphones to share photos and other information....
Chirp: An App That Uses A Song To Share Pics

These Tiny Bluetooth Stickers Ensure You'll Never Lose Anything Ever Again

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Losing things stinks and there are few gadgets that actually allow you to use your iPhone to recover something you've lost. That's why we we're excited to run across the StickNFind on crowdsourcing site Indiegogo.  The StickNFind works by placing a small Bluetooth sticker onto a remote, pet's collar, or...
These Tiny Bluetooth Stickers Ensure You'll Never Lose Anything Ever Again

LG Optimus L3 appears in Sweden, packs entry-level style

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It's not every day that we come across an entry-level Android smartphone from LG, especially one that packs this much style. The LG Optimus L3 (aka E400) recently popped up on Swedish retailer CDON's website and appears to be slotted right below the Optimus Hub (successor to the highly...
LG Optimus L3 appears in Sweden, packs entry-level style

Android this week: Wi-Fi changing app; Nexus 7 dock; Xbox SmartGlass

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I started my week out by using near-field communications, or NFC, wireless stickers to automatically toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios on my Android phone when leaving home. That solution works really well — see the video here — but later in the week, I found a super option for folks...
Android this week: Wi-Fi changing app; Nexus 7 dock; Xbox SmartGlass

Jabra readies Revo and Revo Wireless over-ear headphones, Vox in-ears

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Jabra has been venturing further and further into headphones after years of focusing on headsets and speakerphones. CES 2013 is a perfect mirror of that shift: all three products it's launching at the show are geared towards music lovers rather than plain old conference calling. The Revo and Bluetooth-based...
Jabra readies Revo and Revo Wireless over-ear headphones, Vox in-ears

Kohler's Bluetooth showerhead sprays songs

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Rub-a-dub-dub! This Bluetooth-enabled showerhead lets you listen to tunes in the tub. [Read more]...
Kohler's Bluetooth showerhead sprays songs

Pebble Watch Will Finally Ship on January 23

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Pebble, the E-Ink “smart” watch that generated more than $10 million in preorders on Kickstarter last year, finally has a ship date: The company says it will go out Jan. 23, and that all 85,000 backers should receive their watches within six to eight weeks. The $150 Pebble is compatible...
Pebble Watch Will Finally Ship on January 23

Did the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro just hit the FCC?

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Tablet lovers who've been eying Microsoft's elaborately named Surface with Windows 8 Pro may be one step closer to getting it in their hands now that a mystery Microsoft tablet, the 1514, has swung through the FCC's approval process. While there's no neon lights advertising the slate's identity, it's...
Did the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro just hit the FCC?

'Handy' Smartphone rental service officially launches in Hong Kong with unlimited 3G data and calls

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I’m sure many of us lost hours of previous vacation time wandering the streets of an unfamiliar city wishing we had a smartphone with ready access to the Internet. There’s good news for travelers who are headed to Hong Kong: Handy,  a new smartphone rental service, has officially launched in the city, offering unlimited...
'Handy' Smartphone rental service officially launches in Hong Kong with unlimited 3G data and calls

Get a Magellan GPS with lifetime maps and traffic for $84.99

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Stocked with a 4.7-inch screen, Bluetooth, and speakerphone capabilities, this is one loaded navigator. [Read more]...
Get a Magellan GPS with lifetime maps and traffic for $84.99

LG outs Pocket Photo mobile picture printer, says it's the smallest of its kind

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Hankering for an instant photo solution without the vintage Polaroid look? LG's Pocket Photo, which measures up at approximately 2.8- x 4.7- x 0.9-inches and is touted as the world's smallest mobile picture printer, might fit the bill. Images are slung from smartphones to the Optimus Vu-sized hardware via...
LG outs Pocket Photo mobile picture printer, says it's the smallest of its kind

NuForce compresses a rechargeable speaker, USB DAC and headphone amp into a $199 Cube

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For better or worse, your options are plentiful when it comes to palm-sized speakers aimed at improving the audio of your gizmos. While many simply tout Bluetooth or USB connectivity, NuForce is hoping to shake things up a bit with its new Cube. This micro-speaker isn't wireless, but it's...
NuForce compresses a rechargeable speaker, USB DAC and headphone amp into a $199 Cube

First look: MetaWatch smart watch pushes iPhone alerts to your wrist

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The new Bluetooth-enabled MetaWatch will forever change how you use your iPhone, though in its current form the advanced wrist watch is not yet ready for the mass market....
First look: MetaWatch smart watch pushes iPhone alerts to your wrist

TDK introduces new wireless Boombox and two new weatherproof speakers

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TDK's Boombox rocked minds and windows alike with its modern take on a retro classic. Buoyed by its success, the casette-maker of old is back with new audio hardware at IFA. Three devices, again on the speaker front. First up is the Boombox Wireless, which is a similar, but...
TDK introduces new wireless Boombox and two new weatherproof speakers

Samsung buys CSR's mobile technology

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Samsung has bought the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and location technology portfolio of chipmaker CSR, it was announced today. Reuters reported this morning that the South Korean smartphone maker had completed the deal, paying $310 million for CSR's portfolio. The move brings Samsung's capabilities more in line with those of chipmaker Qualcomm,...
Samsung buys CSR's mobile technology

ZTE V66 Android tablet with 4G gets spotted

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Last month, the ZTE V66 popped up at the FCC awaiting approval for its 4G LTE wireless. Now, thanks to the Bluetooth SIG filing, onlookers have a better view of the seven-inch tablet. The device is expected to show up on Verizon's shelves in the not to distant future.......
ZTE V66 Android tablet with 4G gets spotted

Nokia’s Lumia 610 is the first NFC Windows Phone, launching with Visa, MasterCard support

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Today wasn’t the best day for Nokia to announce a new device, given the company’s lowered Q1 expectations, but maybe the new Lumia 610 will help distract press from the company’s dire financials. After being rumored for some time, Nokia officially announced the Lumia 610 — the first Windows...
Nokia’s Lumia 610 is the first NFC Windows Phone, launching with Visa, MasterCard support
iFixit tears down the new 7th generation iPod nano

The Pebble Founder Reveals The Hardest Part Of Bringing His Product To Market (AAPL, GOOG)

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Eric Migicovsky is the founder of Pebble Technology and the brain behind the Pebble smartwatch that caught all kinds of attention on Kickstarter. He's holding an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit and revealed that the hardest part of bringing his product to the market: "Probably the industrial and aesthetic...
The Pebble Founder Reveals The Hardest Part Of Bringing His Product To Market (AAPL, GOOG)

The ukulele's future is now with 'Futulele' iPhone, iPad app (video)

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Nothing quite says "check me out" to the ladies like riffing on a frickin' pink ukulele -- until now. For folks rocking both an iPhone and an iPad, Touch DJ app maker Amidio Inc., is releasing its latest magnum opus, the "Futulele." Ah, be still, your beating heart. This...
The ukulele's future is now with 'Futulele' iPhone, iPad app (video)

The world's smallest and lightest phone now does email, is still ridiculous

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Ultrapixels, styli and Retina displays -- enough. Willcom's Phone Strap 2 has arrived and it weighs 32 grams. Does it look familiar? It should, as it's the spitting image of its predecessor, the WX03A. With the same 32mm x 70mm footprint (though it's 1mm thicker), it's a pretty absurd...
The world's smallest and lightest phone now does email, is still ridiculous

ZTE Geek unveiled with 2GHz Intel Clover Trail+ and a terrible name (video)

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Oh ZTE you cheeky monkey. Towards the end of day one at IDF in Beijing, we stumbled upon this awkwardly titled Android Jelly Bean phone that is the Geek at ZTE's booth. Needless to say, this is yet another phone powered by an Intel processor -- a 2GHz Clover...
ZTE Geek unveiled with 2GHz Intel Clover Trail+ and a terrible name (video)

Review: Pure Contour 100i clock radio speaker

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The days of speaker docks like the Pure Contour 100i are probably numbered, even if they'll continue to be made for a while. In an age of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, it makes less and less sense to limit people to the devices a specific connector format might support. Still, quality...
Review: Pure Contour 100i clock radio speaker

Harman Kardon trots out five iPhone-matching headsets, keeps you in high Apple fashion

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There's no shortage of iPhone-friendly headsets. Not many are actually designed to match an iPhone's looks, however, and Harman Kardon is counting on that urge to coordinate to draw a few listeners into a new line of very tersely-named headphones and headsets. The more conspicuous resemblances to Apple's creation...
Harman Kardon trots out five iPhone-matching headsets, keeps you in high Apple fashion

Review: Logitech UE Air Speaker

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If maybe a little more slowly than Apple would like, AirPlay is becoming a staple of the wireless speaker market for iOS devices. The technology has a few advantages: Wi-Fi streaming allows for higher-quality audio than Bluetooth, in theory, and its integration into iOS and iTunes guarantees widespread support of...
Review: Logitech UE Air Speaker

Fitbit announces the Flex wristband, a $100 fitness tracker to take on the Jawbone Up

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You know what they say, right? You can never have too many fitness trackers. After coming out with two health monitors back in September, Fitbit is back with a third product, the Flex -- a waterproof wristband seemingly designed to compete with the Jawbone Up. (In PR speak: "Fitbit...
Fitbit announces the Flex wristband, a $100 fitness tracker to take on the Jawbone Up

PIPA Touch hits Indiegogo to bring biometric security to your smartphone but also the Web

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Biometric security has been employed in computers for a number of years, but until recently the sheer mention it being used in a smartphone may have brought funny looks. However, with Apple seemingly poised to couple biometric scanners with NFC following its $356 million acquisition of Authentec, that may all...
PIPA Touch hits Indiegogo to bring biometric security to your smartphone but also the Web
Play 'Tetris' on your Pebble smartwatch thanks to new SDK

Viliv S10 Blade — Unusual Resistive Multitouch Display

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It is raining 10-inch notebooks at Mobile Tech Manor today as the UPS guy just dropped off the Viliv S10 Blade. The S10 is a notebook from Korea that has some features not found in most netbooks. The convertible screen swings around to convert from notebook to slate tablet, and is...
Viliv S10 Blade — Unusual Resistive Multitouch Display
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