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Hands-on: IK Multimedia's iRig 2 guitar interface, iRig MIC Field, more

01/07/2015, 03:01 am

IK Multimedia, a leader in iOS-enabled audio production hardware and software, hit the CES show floor with an all-new lineup of products for 2015, including the new iRig 2 mobile guitar interface, iRig microphones and more.

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First look: Next-gen FLIR ONE thermal imaging camera for iPhone

01/07/2015, 01:01 am

At CES on Tuesday, Thermal imaging pioneers FLIR debuted a next-generation FLIR ONE consumer-level thermal camera that one-ups its predecessor by trading in the large semi-permanent iPhone case form factor for a small plug-and-play dongle with higher resolution sensors.

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Narrative's next-gen Clip 2 'life cam' boasts 8MP resolution, better battery life

01/06/2015, 10:01 pm

Improving on its eponymous first-generation life-logging wearable camera, Narrative on Tuesday introduced the 8-megapixel Narrative Clip 2, which boasts Wi-Fi connectivity for uploading footage and remote smartphone control via Bluetooth.

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First look: Magellan Echo Fit sports watch boasts 8-month battery life, iOS connectivity

01/06/2015, 07:01 pm

Consumer GPS solutions pioneer Magellan on Tuesday introduced the Echo Fit Sports Watch, an expansion to the company's Echo Series product line that bakes in activity and sleep tracking to existing remote smartphone display and control features.

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First look: Misfit's solar-powered Swarovski Shine makes fitness tracking fashionable

01/06/2015, 06:01 pm

Adding to a quickly expanding product lineup, wearable fitness monitor maker Misfit on Tuesday announced two new models created in collaboration with jewelry maker Swarovski, further blurring the line between fitness device and fashion accessory.

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First look: Misfit Bolt, an iOS-connected smart lightbulb

01/06/2015, 03:01 pm

Misfit --backed by former Apple CEO John Sculley --announced its first foray into the connected home this week, unveiling the $49 Misfit Bolt iOS-connected smart lightbulb.

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Apple HomeKit accessories and new audio device announcements lead first day of CES

01/06/2015, 02:01 pm

Opening day of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas brought a number of interesting announcements from home automation companies support Apple's HomeKit, as well as a few head-turning new audio products.

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Pioneer, Kenwood unveil new third-party head units for Apple's CarPlay

01/06/2015, 01:01 pm

iPhone owners looking to make the most of Apple's nascent in-car initiative without buying a vehicle now have a number of new choices, as industry heavies Pioneer and Kenwood have announced several new CarPlay-compatible replacement head units at CES 2015.

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Universal's Steve Jobs biopic adds Perla Haney-Jardine as Lisa Jobs

01/06/2015, 09:01 am

After Hollywood superstar Natalie Portman allegedly passed on the role, director Danny Boyle has reportedly settled on relatively unknown actress Perla Haney-Jardine to play Steve Jobs's once-estranged daughter Lisa in the upcoming film biopic about the mercurial former Apple CEO.

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Apple wins extensive patent for foldable, flexible iPhone with force gesture controls

01/06/2015, 03:01 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a U.S. patent for a portable device made almost exclusively from flexible components, allowing for force-based gesture input and perhaps larger displays that fold up like a trifold wallet.

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Samsung touts open 'Internet of things' push, says all products to be connected in 5 years

01/05/2015, 11:01 pm

During Samsung's keynote presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, co-CEO B.K. Yoon advocated for an open, industry-wide "Internet of things" push, revealing plans to build in connected device capabilities across its entire product line within five years.

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Elgato announces 'Eve' range of HomeKit-enabled smart home sensors

01/05/2015, 07:01 pm

Elgato, known for its EyeTV line of digital TV video capture hardware, on Monday announced Eve, an expansive range of app-connected smart home sensors that monitor energy and water usage, weather, smoke and more.

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iDevices shows off 'Switch' connected plug for Apple's HomeKit

01/05/2015, 03:01 pm

Apple fans will soon be able to control some lights and appliances with Siri, as Apple accessories partner iDevices has announced its new "Switch" HomeKit-compatible connected plug at the annual Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.

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Dish announces 'Sling TV' $20-per-month Internet TV service with ESPN, CNN, more

01/05/2015, 02:01 pm

Satellite television provider Dish has jumped into the cord-cutting ring with a new over-the-top streaming television service featuring a number of big-name broadcasters, possibly signaling that content owners are becoming more at ease with alternative distribution methods that could bolster Apple's own efforts.

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Wearables, portable hard drives dominate early announcements from CES

01/05/2015, 11:01 am

With the sun yet to rise on the first day of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, companies looking to get a jump on the news cycle have provided early looks at wearable devices from new market entrants like Alcatel along with a number of intriguing portable hard drive updates and a plethora of iOS-connected accessories.

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Review: Adobe Ink and Slide

01/03/2015, 12:01 am

A few months ago, digital media monolith Adobe introduced its first foray into hardware with Ink and Slide, a stylish stylus and ruler combo with forward-thinking features and a sleek design. AppleInsider was able to take both for a test drive.

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New Apple Store displays show off art created with Apple products

01/02/2015, 01:01 pm

The intersection of technology and liberal arts has taken on a new approach at Apple's retail stores, where some locations are now doubling as public galleries to showcase art created with Apple hardware and software.

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iCloud.com Photos beta disappears as users continue to await OS X iPhoto replacement

01/02/2015, 09:01 am

Without explanation, the beta iCloud.com Photos application is no longer available to access via the website, as a vague "early 2015" launch date for a new Photos for OS X app also looms.

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Apple hands out MacBook Airs, iPads, Beats headphones in 2015 "Lucky Bag" promotion

01/02/2015, 02:01 am

For its New Year's Fukubukuro "Lucky Bag 2015" promotion in Japan, Apple doled out big-ticket items like 11-inch MacBook Airs, iPads, iPods, Apple TVs, Beats headphones and more to buyers paying an entry fee of about $300.

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Apple's 'Start something new' campaign curates art created on iOS and Mac devices

12/31/2014, 05:12 pm

Apple took its latest "Start something new" Internet ad campaign global on Wednesday, highlighting digital works of art created through a synergy of iOS and Mac hardware and third-party software.

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