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2017

Hands-on: LEVLpro measures your fat burning state with one breath, connects to iOS

Wednesday January 04, 2017

A new health-focused, iOS-connected device claims to be able to measure a user's fat burning state with just one breath, helping make real-time decisions about diet and exercise to optimize fat loss. AppleInsider went hands on this week at CES and offers a first look.

Apple to reveal fiscal Q1 2017 results on Jan. 31

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Apple on Wednesday announced it will on Jan. 31 report quarterly earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2017, revealing performance metrics for the new iPhone 7 series and the lucrative holiday shopping season.

New HDMI 2.1 specification brings support for 4K at 120Hz, 8K, 10K resolutions

Wednesday January 04, 2017

The HDMI Forum has released the latest HDMI specification, HDMI 2.1, with the new protocol variation able to drive 4K at 120Hz, 8K at 60Hz, and 10K across a new cable capable of 48 gigabits per second of data transfer.

Griffin expands BreakSafe magnetic cable lineup with 100W USB-C model, car charger, more

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Accessory maker Griffin on Wednesday added four new models to its BreakSafe charging lineup with the 100-watt BreakSafe Hi-Power Magnetic USB-C Breakaway Cable, BreakSafe USB Breakaway Adapter, BreakSafe Car Charger and BreakSafe Wall Charger.

Energous CEO makes tenuous reference to future iPhone as leading platform for wireless charging

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Wireless charging company Energous has declared at the Consumer Electronics Show that its first wireless transmitters will ship before the end of 2017, and be embedded in "one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world."

LaCie teams with Seagate for new MacBook Pro compatible Thunderbolt 3 external drives

Wednesday January 04, 2017

LaCie has teamed up with Seagate Technology to produce a new LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C drive and d2 storage solution, compatible with Apple's latest generation of Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pros.

iOS-compatible Ring Floodlight Cam features 110 decibel siren, cloud camera recording

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Ring, the manufacturer of the connected Video Doorbell, is giving homeowners another way to secure their home. The Ring Floodlight Cam is a combination of a security camera and motion-sensitive outdoor light, which can be used to monitor an area remotely via a mobile app or a computer, alerting users if suspicious activity is detected nearby.

Apple confirms $1 billion investment into SoftBank's 'Vision Fund' for tech business growth

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Apple has confirmed its $1 billion investment in SoftBank's $100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund, of which, the upcoming Trump administration has claimed that $50 billion will be spent on U.S.-based businesses.

Kanex GoPlay Sidekick portable wireless game controller comes to iPhone

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Accessory producer Kanex introduced the first in the GoPlay series at the Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday, with the GoPlay SideKick consisting of a battery-operated, pocket-sized, controller aimed at iOS game players.

iOS-connected LEGO Boost will help children learn programming, building

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Children will be able to bring their LEGO creations to life with the help of LEGO Boost, a new building and coding set that utilizes bricks with environment sensors, and a connected iOS application.

5G moving forward: Intel announces 5G modem, AT&T announces migration plan

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Intel is attempting to streamline and accelerate the deployment of next-generation wireless internet connectivity with a new, global 5G modem, while AT&T chooses to not wait for a standard to emerge, and is moving forward with its own testing plan.

Garmin refreshes Fenix smartwatch line, adds live iPhone traffic data to Drive systems

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Fitness tracker Garmin has announced three more Apple Watch competitors in its Fenix smartwatch range, led by the Fenix 5 series, which giving users more size options to choose from.

Ford, Toyota herald new members on board with Apple CarPlay-opposing industry group

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Auto manufacturers Ford and Toyota are welcoming new members to its SmartDeviceLink Consortium, in an effort to stop Apple's CarPlay and Google Auto from gaining any more traction in the market.

Incipio Ox Case for iPhone 7 includes built-in headphone jack, Lightning port

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Prolific iPhone case producer Incipio has announced the Ox Case, an accessory for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that marks the return of a headphone jack -- one that can be used while still allowing the iPhone to charge at the same time.

Incipio's Wireless Smart Power Strip lets you power four devices with Apple HomeKit

Wednesday January 04, 2017

In a unique addition to Apple's HomeKit product lineup, Incipio has announced a new four-outlet smart power strip, which will allow users to discretely control and power multiple appliances via one accessory.

Twelve South shows ActionSleeve Armband for alternative Apple Watch wear location

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Accessory maker Twelve South has introduced a new mount for the Apple Watch, allowing users to strap the device to a user's upper arm, while still allowing the heart rate sensor to work.

LG, Dell and Lenovo debut new USB-C monitors compatible with Apple's latest MacBooks

Wednesday January 04, 2017

A trio of monitor makers have announced new USB-C-based displays coming later this year, with LG, Dell, and Lenovo throwing their weight behind the new all-in-one connector found on Apple's 12-inch MacBook and new MacBook Pros.

Chamberlain announces Smart Garage Hub to connect any garage door to Apple HomeKit

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Owners of virtually any garage door opener will be able to use Siri to open, close, or check the status of their garage, and also control its lights, via a new HomeKit-compatible hub accessory coming later this year from Chamberlain.

Linksys, Netgear, Norton taking different approaches to whole-home Wi-Fi

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Home networking giants Linksys and Netgear have unveiled next-gen routers, with Linksys opting for mesh networking, and Netgear relying on traditional hardware. Norton is also throwing its hat into the ring with a router that claims to block all security threats before the enter the home's network.

FLIR upgrades One thermal imaging camera for iPhone, debuts GoPro-like drone models

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Thermal imaging company FLIR has announced an improved third-generation model of its iPhone-connected One camera, a ruggedized model called the FLIR One Pro. In addition, it also announced a pair of GoPro-like cameras suitable for standalone use or drone mounting.