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Anker's Bluetooth speakers are up to 31% off for today only

Anker's Bluetooth speakers are up to 31% off for today only

Anker is probably best known for its phone accessories, but the company also sells a wide range of audio products. Now you can get four of Anker's great Bluetooth speakers for up to 31% off the original prices, but only for today (and while supplies last).

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AirPods Max review: Great headphones with a catch

AirPods Max review: Great headphones with a catch

Apple has become a big name in wireless headphones with AirPods, which are easily the most popular and recognizable earbuds worldwide. AirPods provide reliable connectivity and an all-around great wireless earbud experience, but the sound quality can't compete with a nice set of over-ear headphones. That's what the AirPods Max are about.

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Google is working on bringing COVID-19 contact tracing to smartwatches

Google is working on bringing COVID-19 contact tracing to smartwatches

Wear OS may feel dead in the water and might only be receiving a minimum of feature additions, but it  remains a widely used platform nonetheless. And it looks like the company isn't completely done with wearables. Following the Bluetooth SIG decision to expand the standard's specifications to enable contact tracing on Bluetooth Low Energy devices like wearables, Google already appears to be working on adding COVID-19 exposure tracing to its platform.

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Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro review: Not enough bang for your 200 bucks

Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro review: Not enough bang for your 200 bucks

Razer released its first fully-wireless Bluetooth earbuds last year, the Hammerhead True Wireless. The earbuds were functional enough, but they ultimately failed to stand out against competing products from Apple and Samsung. Razer has now returned with an upgraded model: the Hammerhead True Wireless Pro.

Razer's new earbuds feature an in-ear design, support for active noise cancellation, and the same low-latency Gaming Mode. However, battery life is still a sore point, Gaming Mode isn't incredibly useful, and there's no support for Qualcomm aptX.

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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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