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It's not uncommon for us to miss a call when we're at home, particularly if our cell phone is in the other room and we can't hear it ring or simply can't get to it in time. Thanks to Panasonic's new Link-to-Cell system, you may not miss quite as many calls. The system targets busy professionals and multitasking... Read more...
There have been quite a few "world's first" in the smartphone world. World's first Android phone? Check. World's first WiMAX phone? Yep. World's first projector phone? Sure. But world's first projector phone running Android? Nope. Well, until now. Samsung, which has been making serious plays in the smartphone world... Read more...
Are you ready to learn about yet another protocol? Believe it or not, it's time. Bluetooth SIG, the entity behind all of the Bluetooth releases that we know and love (or don't know) has just revealed that version 4.0 is ready to be adopted. What's crazy is that version 3.0 was in this same position early last year... Read more...
Tablet PCs may be eating away at the market share of netbooks, but that's not to say that netbooks are done and over with. They aren't even close to being old hat, and we'd argue that they still have quite some ways to go in terms of evolution. Netbooks are still growing into their own, with improved thermals allowing... Read more...
Hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Sounds like such basic advice, doesn't it? Be that as it may, the advent of cell phones has disrupted this most fundamental building block to becoming a good driver and you can't drive down to your local grocery story without seeing someone yapping on their iPhone, Nexus One, or other mobile device.... Read more...
Talk about innovating faster than the speed of a short-range file transfer. Bluetooth 2.0 and 2.1 are still standard inclusions on most shipping notebooks, but Bluetooth 3.0 has already been announced for a variety of smartphones. The biggest feature with BT 3.0 was the ability to borrow nearby Wi-Fi signals to speed... Read more...
Announced last month at Mobile World Congress, the Jabra CLIPPER caught some people's attention with its built-in 3.5mm headphone jack that essentially brings the power of Bluetooth to any pair of 3.5mm headphones. That's rightwith this device, you can listen to your music through your favorite set of headphones while still having the functions... Read more...
Bluetooth headset usage has been declining for some time now, and for good reason. They often don't work well, and they always make the user look goofy. But a few companies have managed to stay afloat as the others have died off, with Jabra and BlueAnt being at the top of the heap.The latter company has just introduced a new Bluetooth headset... Read more...
We're accustomed to seeing various apps and app stores for mobile phones, but this is something new: Bluetrek recently launched an online app store for its Bluetrek Crescendo Bluetooth headset. The Talk2Me App Store lets users upload applications and works to enhance the usage experience of the headset. One of the applications available today... Read more...
Aliph unveiled the latest version of its popular Jawbone Bluetooth headset. The new Jawbone ICON features a software platform called MyTALK that lets you personalize and update the headset using a website. The headset also features the latest version of NoiseAssassin 2.5 with wind reduction to help eliminate background noises. Other unique... Read more...
There's no doubt that the Bluetooth headset market is slowing down now that people realize that they just look goofy while talking to thin air and walking down the street, but that's not to say the market has dried up altogether. JayBird is a newer, lesser-known brand, but it's certainly well respected in inner... Read more...
Belkin announced a new Bluetooth Music Receiver that lets you wirelessly stream music from your iPhone or iPod touch through your home's stereo system. After connecting the receiver to your home stereo system using the included cables, you'll need to pair your device to the Receiver wirelessly to listen to, share, and... Read more...
There was once a time where the Bluetooth SIG was looking into pairing BT devices with Bluetooth, and even now, Bluetooth 3.0 relies on 802.11n for high-speed transfers. But we get the feeling that Wi-Fi wouldn't think twice of stabbing that "other" short-range communication protocol in the back, as evidenced by a new... Read more...
Verizon's chief has already declared the landline "dead," but if you're still hanging onto your landline phone while the grave is being dug, you just might be interested in this. VTech is taking landline phones where they've never gone before, with its DS6321-3 being the first cordless phone system capable of... Read more...
We've heard facts that claim cell phones are perfectly safe and other pieces of information that say cell phones are dangerous. Now, a new website from ProCon.org is available to help you decide for yourself. Even though the radio frequency (RF) radiation levels in cell phones are regulated by the Federal... Read more...
Toshiba unveiled the Toshiba Satellite T100 Series, a new class of ultra-thin laptops that offer all-day battery life and an affordable starting price of $449.99. Designed to feature the comfort and convenience of a standard laptop in an ultra-thin package, the new Satellite T100 Series measures less than one inch thick and weighs as little... Read more...
Now you can pretend you have bionic hearing.Sound ID just came out with a new Bluetooth headset (the Sound ID 400) with all sorts of funky features that could give people the impression that you can actually hear anything said, anywhere.First off, there's "PersonalSound." You get three "custom hearing choices" in addition to automatic volume... Read more...
Plantronics introduced the next generation of its popular Discovery 925 Bluetooth headset. Called the Plantronics Discovery 975 Bluetooth headset, the new version promises an improved audio experience with AudioIQ2 and WindSmart technologies. Two microphones combined with the next generation of Plantronics AudioIQ digital signal processing... Read more...
Here's a survey result that should surprise no one who has fallen in love with a useless but fun USB gadget: the interface is the most popular and most used on both home and business computers.For cell phones, Bluetooth pretty much tops the list.Flash drives topped the list of devices connected to computers via USB, followed by printers and... Read more...
Do you remember when we told you about Newton Peripherals new MoGo Talk headset for laptops? When this new ultra-thin integrated Bluetooth headset was introduced, we told you the company was planning other, similar headsets for mobile phones. Now, the company is coming through with that promise and has unveiled the... Read more...
Newton Peripherals introduced what it is calling the worlds first ultra-thin integrated Bluetooth headset for notebooks. The new MoGo Talk headset stores and charges inside a laptops express card slot. In doing so, the headset offers consumers the convenience of an always charged headset for Skype, VoIP calls, and mobile telephone calls.... Read more...
Usually it's GPS doing the monitoring and tracking for the so-called "Big Brother," but lately Bluetooth has been lending a hand as well. The pervasive short-range communications protocol is found on nearly every mobile telephone available today, making it perfect for tracking thousands upon thousands of concert goers.In fact, around 80,000... Read more...
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