Bluetooth

Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 to challenge Google Glass in 2013

Every now and then, something comes out and Google's Project Glass that gets everyone excited again. Well, move over Google, because Vuzix has just shown off its own Project Glass competitor that's expected hit the market in 2013. Even cooler, the M100 device is based on Android Ice Cream Sandwich. The best way to describe the look of the device is to compare it to an oversized Bluetooth headset.

Green Throttle Games introduces the Atlas controller

As if one Android gaming controller today wasn't enough, Green Throttle Games has revealed its new Atlas controller. Like the other Android controllers before it, the Atlas looks to solve the problem of touchscreen controls in mobile gaming, but there are a few little quirks that make the Atlas stand out. For one, Green Throttle Games is actually making some first-party titles that will be compatible with the Atlas, so there will be at least a few Atlas-enhanced games ready to go from the start.

SuperTooth Disco 2 Bluetooth speaker review

Today we have our hands on the next generation of both wireless and wired sound from the folks at SuperTooth. This is their new and improved Disco 2 Bluetooth speaker we first saw at CES earlier this year. If you're a fan of the original SuperTooth Disco you'll surely want to check out this new version. It's smaller, more portable, has a variety of colors, and sounds great. Lets take a look.

Samsung buys chipmaker CSR’s technology and patents

Today Samsung has acquired the chipmaker company CSR's wireless handset technology and patents for the tune of around $310 million. CSR is a UK technology company that mainly deals in single-chip Bluetooth solutions for smartphones and other mobile devices. Along with buying out their technology they've also acquired a large set of patents. Cheers for playing a little defense Samsung!

LG Eclipse 4G LTE quad-core headed to AT&T in October

The name LG Eclipse isn't a new one. We've heard and seen various leaks of this device over the past few weeks indicating a rather powerful smartphone headed to the US complete with Qualcomm's quad-core Krait processor. Today however it has leaked again, en route to AT&T, and possibly hitting the market come this October.

HTC One X camera has hidden Bluetooth controls

It looks like there's more hiding in HTC's Sense 4.0 than meets the eye. The Chinese gadget enthusiasts at ePrice found that if they paired certain Bluetooth headsets with the HTC One X, they could operate the shutter mechanism on the camera by pressing button combinations on the headset. It's a useful little trick, and one that's strangely absent from all the HTC documentation we've seen thus far. It's possible, but not confirmed, that the trick could work with the other HTC One phones as well.

Runkeeper is Pebble Watch’s first confirmed app

If you've been keeping an eye on Kickstarter news for the last few weeks, you've no doubt heard about the Pebble, the e-paper Bluetooth watch that's broken the crowdsourcing record with an incredible $7.9 million raised. The designers have said from the beginning that they intend to allow app development for the watch, which is capable of pairing with Android and iOS devices. The first confirmed developer to take up the challenge is FitnessKepper, whose RunKeeper app has been downloaded millions of times on Android alone.

Braven Six Series Bluetooth speakers daisy-chain with glee

There's a brand new brand of speakers out there, and they're both working with Bluetooth and are able to daisy-chain for ultimate awesomeness. The brand Braven you might not have heard of before, but it's former name Spar might ring a few bells. They've taken everything they know about the speaker business and have created a mobile speaker line here that's both colorful and powerful, working with bluetooth for every-device integration.

Pebble watch goes waterproof after raising a million bucks

Yesterday we brought you news of the Pebble smart watch project on Kickstarter, and almost immediately the organizers reached their $100,000 goal. They've raised just a bit more than that since then: a million dollars in just a little over 24 hours, and almost 1.5 million at this point. To celebrate thier success, they're adding in an extra feature. When the watch enters production later this year, it'll be waterproof. The organizers say that it won't be a dive watch, but you'll be able to shower or swim with it without worry.

Sony’s Bluetooth Xperia SmartWatch now shipping in the US

It never rains, but it pours. Just a day after the intriguing Pebble smart watch got almost instantly funded on Kickstarter, Sony is back in the game with its latest take on the wearable smartphone augmenter. As promised, the SmartWatch that we saw at CES (and which is completely and totally not the underwhelming LiveView watch from last year) is now shipping to the good old US of A. $149.99 gets you a Bluetooth-paired secondary screen for your Android phone, complete with alerts, alarms and other goodies. And yes, the Sony SmartWatch will pair with any Android device regardless of manufacturer.