Bluetooth

Bring Back the Old School with the NES30 Bluetooth Controller [DEALS]

In today’s modern age of mobile technology, with thousands of Android devices on the market and most of the world having super powered devices in their pockets, it’s fun to think back on simpler times. Before gaming became mobile, before it became 3D even, when you couldn’t wait to get home from school every day to sit in front of your box-behemoth of a TV and play your beloved NES. Those were the days, eh?

Tile App now available on Android to help forgetful people

A few months ago we talked about the Tile tag that will be the saviour of absent-minded people or those who just seem to always lose their stuff. The accompanying app that will make it easier for you to locate all these lost gadgets or umbrellas or wallets or handkerchiefs, are now available for your Android smartphones and tablets. Of course it will only work if you have one or more Tile tags so if you don't have it yet, you can still read on and maybe you'll get one afterwards.

New Bluetooth 4.2 standard pushes for security and speed

Even with the advent of NFC technology, Bluetooth remains the go to wireless solution for quick and shorter range connectivity. And now that the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has ratified version 4.2 of the standard, it is poised to become prevalent even more, especially in the so called Internet of Things era. While Bluetooth 4.0 was most famous for bringing Low Energy to the table, 4.2 will perhaps be known for addressing privacy and security issues and answering the need for speed.

Chips Headphone: all-in-one Bluetooth headset for all terrains

Bluetooth-connected headphones are a dime a dozen lately, but there are only a few that can claim they're for all purposes and for all kinds of lifestyles and activities. A Kickstarter project does just that with the Chips Hi-Fi All-in-One Headphones that doesn't skimp on audio quality, style or comfort.

The tiny StoneTether tracks your keys, devices, kids

People who constantly lose things (or people?) have much to thank technology for, since the invention of tracking devices and its like. But a new Kickstarter project can probably claim that it is so far the smallest of them all. StoneTether not only is tiny and portable, but it may also have the longest range as well.

Have some Black Friday dessert for your Thanksgiving [DEALS]

If you've had your fill of that sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner, it's probably time to kick back and relax with your favorite digital partner. But even your smartphone or your tablet deserves a bit of thanks this season, and what better way to do that than by splurging on some accessories for your faithful companion. To help you pick them out, here are some appetizing Black Friday deals at highly discounted prices. And to send you off with a bang, Android Community is offering a 10 percent off coupon on top of it all!

Ohm Bluetooth speaker is also a Qi wireless charger

None of us really likes having to mess with cables when it comes time to charge your gadgets like a smartwatch or mobile phones. This is why there are several wireless charging options on the market today and one of those is Qi. A new product has been announced by Quirky that offers a wireless charging plate for Qi enabled devices that does more than just charge.

Wearhaus Arc brings social back to music listening

While headphones serve their purpose when you want to drown out the annoying people around you or you just want to go off into your own musical world alone, there are some things lost by plugging into one and plugging out of your environment. One of these things lost is sharing music with friends and loved ones. A new headset trying to get crowdfunded wants to bring that social aspect back to music listening, even as you will have your own device on your head and in your ears.

Samsung Proximity to take on Apple’s iBeacon technology

It has now become a race as to which proprietary technology will be able to revolutionize the way merchants and businesses interact with our smartphones. After Apple announced their iBeacon in the middle of last year, which they said would simplify payments and offers for retailers, there hasn't been much major development from their end, and many consider it still in the initial infancy stages. Now Samsung has announced they are working with several systems to be able to bring the Proximity Platform to retailers and consumers.
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