Year: 2022

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Future Motion Refuses to Recall Self-Balancing Skateboards After Four Deaths

Future Motion said the e-skateboards are safe when the rider follows “common-sense safe riding practices.” Original source: https://www.cnet.com/tech/computing/future-motion-refuses-to-recall-self-balancing-skateboards-after-four-deaths/#ftag=CAD-01-10aai3d

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Amazon Pulls the Plug on Kids’ Interactive Gadget Glow

Launched during the pandemic, the gadget was designed to help kids keep in touch with loved ones they couldn’t be with. Original source: https://www.cnet.com/tech/computing/amazon-pulls-the-plug-on-kids-interactive-gadget-glow/#ftag=CAD-01-10aai3d

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India plans to speed up testing and safety approvals for electronic devices

India is planning to speed up testing and safety approvals of electronic devices, including smartphones and earbuds, to reduce their time to market. Currently, it can take as long as 20 weeks to for consumer electronics to pass safety tests — but the new approvals could bring that down to as little as three days. […]

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JBL’s new earbuds have a case with touchscreen, because we don’t have enough displays

Tired: JBL announced the Tour PRO 2 earbuds with active noise cancellation (ANC). Wired: The case has a touchscreen. That’s right. In the off-chance you didn’t have enough screens in your life, the new earbuds’ case adds another 1.4-inch LED touch display. Users can flick through multiple screens like different watch faces that allow them […]

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Ring adds a Wi-Fi intercom accessory to its lineup

Amazon today announced the addition of Ring Intercom to its list of smartphone offerings. The product is designed to be an add-on to existing apartment intercom systems. The company has created a quick online questionnaire to determine whether your existing system will work with the new product. It’s a rare addition targeted specifically at apartment […]

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What we expect from Apple’s iPhone 14 event

Don’t you hate it when they give everything away in the headline? So, a belated spoiler warning that, indeed, the iPhone 14 is almost certainly going to be the big headline announcement at Apple’s September event. A few other things seem close to certain, as well, including the Apple Watch Series 8. As ever, there […]

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Firewalla launches the Gold Plus, its new 2.5 gigabit firewall

Firewalla, maybe the only company that can say that its hardware firewalls have something of a cult following, today announced the latest addition to its portfolio: the $569 Firewalla Gold Plus. The Gold Plus will feature four 2.5 gigabit Ethernet interfaces and its deep packet inspection hardware can handle up to 5 gigabits at a […]

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Neurofenix puts a new spin on home stroke rehabilitation with the NeuroBall

Millions around the world suffer strokes every year, and millions more are in recovery from one they’ve suffered. Regaining the use of affected limbs and capabilities is a long road, but one that can be shortened by intensive rehabilitation efforts — which Neurofenix has shown can take place in the home rather than during frequent […]

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Finally, an underwater messaging app

Don’t you hate it when, after going just five or 10 meters underwater, you lose signal completely? Now this vexing limitation of modern technology is being addressed by researchers at the University of Washington, who have made an underwater communication app that uses sonic signals to pass messages to your other submerged friends. It may […]

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Apple delivers iPadOS 16.1 beta ahead of iOS 16 fall release

Apple this morning is rolling out iPadOS 16.1 beta to enrolled developer devices. It’s a break from the standard release cadence, which has tied together the tablet operating system with its smartphone counterpart, iOS, since its first release in 2019. In a comment to TechCrunch, the company notes, “This is an especially big year for […]

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