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Sony's gargantuan Bluetooth speaker is just $198 on Amazon ($52 off)

Sony's gargantuan Bluetooth speaker is just $198 on Amazon ($52 off)

Bluetooth speakers are usually pretty portable products, but Sony's MHC-V13 puts more of a focus on producing sound than being svelte. With big sound, multi-color illumination, and a microphone input, this is the perfect karaoke machine. Normally priced at $249.99, Amazon has it marked down right now for just $198 — a $52 savings.

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Bose Frames review: Look better than they sound

Bose Frames review: Look better than they sound

I've always been really interested in fun products — even if the product isn't remotely practical or "good" in the traditional sense. Sometimes a truly bleeding-edge device can give us a glimpse of the future, regardless of its flaws. That's what made me interested in the new Bose Frames when they were released a few weeks ago.

The idea of Bose Frames is to combine sunglasses and earbuds into one product by putting directional speakers in the temple of the shades right above the ear. They are the most unusual audio gimmick I've seen in a long time, and the interesting design and genuine enjoyment I get from this product makes it hard to regret my purchase.

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Samsung SmartThings Find uses other people's phones to locate your lost devices

Samsung SmartThings Find uses other people's phones to locate your lost devices

Phones are (usually) always connected to a network, so tracking them when they are lost isn't too difficult, but the same is not true for most other devices. Apple has been experimenting with using Bluetooth and ultra-wideband wireless signals to track the location of devices without Wi-Fi or cellular connection, and now Samsung is introducing similar technology with its own products following a few months of testing.

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The rise and fall of NewBlue, Google's attempt to 'fix' Bluetooth on Chrome OS

The rise and fall of NewBlue, Google's attempt to 'fix' Bluetooth on Chrome OS


It is a well-known fact that Google has a rough history with Bluetooth. While the Bluetooth situation on Chromebooks is improving thanks to recent development, many of us who pair Bluetooth peripherals to our Chromebooks like wireless earbuds or mice will know that the wireless experience isn’t perfect. In 2018, with Bluetooth devices on the rise and the launch of the Pixel Slate looming, Google likely felt pressured to tackle this problem. This led to an experiment with a brand new Bluetooth daemon, in an ambitious project known as NewBlue.

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OnePlus Nord receives Oxygen OS 10.5.7 with display calibration fixes and power consumption improvements

OnePlus Nord receives Oxygen OS 10.5.7 with display calibration fixes and power consumption improvements

OnePlus only launched the Nord last month, but it's already pushing out one update after the other, mostly focused on improving the camera and battery life. That's not too different with the latest Oxygen OS release to hit the midrange phone, bearing version number 10.5.7.

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Bluetooth SIG wants wearables to be part of coronavirus exposure notification systems

Bluetooth SIG wants wearables to be part of coronavirus exposure notification systems

The Bluetooth SIG is working on allowing wearable devices to be pinged in Exposure Notification Systems for the novel coronavirus, calling a smartphone-only approach to infection tracing "not a practical approach" for everyone. It will be a long time, though, before wearables become a viable detection vector.

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Refurbished $60 Galaxy Buds deal is back at Best Buy

Refurbished $60 Galaxy Buds deal is back at Best Buy

The first-generation Galaxy Buds were released last year to great acclaim for their well-rounded sound quality, above-average battery life, and comfortable design. Even though they aren't the new kids on the block anymore, they're still a solid option that's hard to resist now that they're so cheap.

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OnePlus Buds are now available to buy in the US

OnePlus Buds are now available to buy in the US

OnePlus has dipped its toe into the Bluetooth audio waters several times, but it stubbornly avoided true wireless even as the rest of the industry dropped wires. Now, OnePlus is getting with the times. The true wireless OnePlus Buds are now available in the US, priced at $79.

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Sony's excellent WH-1000XM3 headphones are down to $220 on Woot today

Sony's excellent WH-1000XM3 headphones are down to $220 on Woot today

The unpronounceable Sony WH-1000XM3 active-noise canceling headphones may be getting a little long in the tooth with a successor landing soon, but that doesn't make one of the best Bluetooth headphones any worse — they're still a great choice. If you've been eyeing these to escape the noise surrounding you while you work from home, today might be your chance to grab them for cheap. They're available as Woot's deal of the day for just $220, which is the lowest we've ever seen (ignoring refurbs, that is).

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Bang & Olufsen unveils Beoplay E8 Sport, premium true wireless earbuds designed for exercise

Bang & Olufsen unveils Beoplay E8 Sport, premium true wireless earbuds designed for exercise

Bang & Olufsen today unveiled its latest pair of truly wireless earbuds, the Beoplay E8 Sport. While it's not the company's first venture into the sports market, it hopes to carry over the signature sound profile that's kept consumers loyal to the Danish brand, in the form of truly wireless earbuds. They retain the design aesthetic of previous Bang & Olufsen wireless earbuds, but introduce some key features that make them a suitable companion for professional athletes and casual runners alike.

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