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Apple kills the headphone jack, launches mediocre wireless earbuds, and calls it ‘courage’

Apple kills the headphone jack, launches mediocre wireless earbuds, and calls it ‘courage’ At its iPhone unveil yesterday, Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller took the stage to explain why the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus would dump the 3.5mm headphone jack, and move to a mixture of proprietary wireless solutions with wired headphone support provided via the Lightning port.

iPhone 7 review roundup: A very good iPhone, but not a clean leap forward

iPhone 7 review roundup: A very good iPhone, but not a clean leap forward Battery life has improved by 47 minutes between the new iPhone 7 and the iPhone 6s and 122 minutes between the iPhone 6s Plus and the iPhone 7 Plus.” None of the published reviews state that this is enough of a reason to avoid the iPhone 7 altogether.

New Ethernet standards will offer up to 5Gbps performance using cables you already own

New Ethernet standards will offer up to 5Gbps performance using cables you already own Consumer Ethernet performance has been stuck at gigabit speeds for nearly 20 years.Apple was the first company to ship gigabit Ethernet in motherboards.

Qualcomm unveils its first 5G modem: 5Gbps peak downloads, beam forming, and 800MHz of spectrum

Qualcomm unveils its first 5G modem: 5Gbps peak downloads, beam forming, and 800MHz of spectrum When we talk about Qualcomm, we typically discuss its SoCs, CPU performance, and general market position in the Android ecosystem.This need to keep focused on the next generation of hardware is why Qualcomm just announced its X50 5G modem.

Security firm claims implantable cardiac devices can be hacked

Security firm claims implantable cardiac devices can be hacked Now a security firm says that a connected implantable cardiac device made by Minnesota-based healthcare company St.After implantation, it uses small flexible wires to detect your heart rate and applies an electric current to stop abnormal cardiac rhythms.

CES 2017 audio roundup: planar magnetic headphones, custom DACs, and thundering bass

CES 2017 audio roundup: planar magnetic headphones, custom DACs, and thundering bass With the screen and Android, effectively it could also be a mini TV streaming anything you can do with Android apps.Moving on to headphones, Audeze showed off what it calls the first in-ear planar magnetic headphones.

FTC sues Qualcomm over chip licensing strategy, alleges antitrust abuses

FTC sues Qualcomm over chip licensing strategy, alleges antitrust abuses In its brief, the FTC argues that Qualcomm used its position to extort higher royalties from smartphone manufacturers.The FTC asserts that Qualcomm enforces a “No license, no chips,” policy in which it will not sell parts to a cell phone manufacturer unless the manufacturer agrees to its patent and licensing terms.

Charge your phone faster with this Senro Fast Charging Stand, now 58 percent off

Charge your phone faster with this Senro Fast Charging Stand, now 58 percent off Never wait hours for a full charge again when you invest in a quick charging device.Instead, look for ones that have been thoroughly reviewed and tested to withstand excess power transfer and heat such as this Seneo Fast Charger 2 Coils QI Wireless Charging Stand, currently discounted 58 percent on Amazon.

American luxury: Master and Dynamic's MW50 are the Cadillac of wireless headphones

American luxury: Master and Dynamic's MW50 are the Cadillac of wireless headphones When we first laid eyes on fledgling audio brand Master & Dynamic’s sterling MW50 wireless on-ear headphones, we knew we had to get our hands on them.The earpieces take design cues from other premium headphones — including the likes of Bowers & Wilkins — with magnetically removable pads.

Lenovo challenged developers to create new Moto Mods — here is what they built

Lenovo challenged developers to create new Moto Mods — here is what they built The Lenovo Moto Mod concept is perhaps the most popular modular smartphone concept to date and for good reason — Moto Mods are easy to use, powerful, and can add a whole lot more functionality to your device.We already reported on the Edge mod that added notification lights and an external battery to your device.

Apple’s latest partnership supports the iPhone 8 wireless charging rumor

Apple’s latest partnership supports the iPhone 8 wireless charging rumor A representative from the Cupertino, California, company told Business Insider it joined last week.A number of hardware providers have been linked to Apple’s implementation of the long-awaited feature in the iPhone 8, but in recent weeks the conversation has shifted from whether the company will introduce wireless charging to how.

Apple suspends 5K LG panel sales following hardware problems, will ship new displays in 5-6 weeks

Apple suspends 5K LG panel sales following hardware problems, will ship new displays in 5-6 weeks When news broke earlier this winter about a router disruption flaw in LG’s 5K UltraFine panels, Apple initially appeared to take no real notice of the problem.Now, however, the company is responding — by pulling all sales of existing 5K UltraFine stock and putting customers on notice that new hardware won’t ship for another 5-6 weeks.

A Columbia University startup wants to take wireless charging mainstream

A Columbia University startup wants to take wireless charging mainstream Given the acute lack of such chargers on the market, you would be forgiven for dismissing true wireless charging as a pipe dream.The MotherBox and smaller MotherBox, the MotherBox mini, have ranges of up to 20 feet and 10 feet.

Google Fiber is slashing employees, preparing to deploy wireless access points instead of fiber optics

Google Fiber is slashing employees, preparing to deploy wireless access points instead of fiber optics Over the past year, it’s become increasingly clear that Alphabet, Google’s new parent company that runs the Access division responsible for deploying Google Fiber, hasn’t been thrilled with that segment’s performance or cost structure.Now, word is that Access employees are being reassigned or terminated, while plans to expand Google Fiber beyond its current markets are being substantially overhauled.

AT&T earns top marks among wireless peers in recent J.D. Power surveys

AT&T earns top marks among wireless peers in recent J.D. Power surveys On Thursday, it announced that it received top marks in two recent J.It’s the eighth time in a row AT&T has distinguished itself in the J.

This Disney-designed room will start charging your phone as soon as you enter

This Disney-designed room will start charging your phone as soon as you enter The main hitch, however, is that the actual room in which the technology is housed is currently an integral part of the design.The setup also uses a signal generator, a power amplifier, and a drive coil that couples power to the room.

Need wireless headphones for a phone that can’t support wired ones? Check out Skybuds

Need wireless headphones for a phone that can’t support wired ones? Check out Skybuds Like most other truly wireless headphones, Skybuds connect to your smartphone, tablet, or laptop via Bluetooth, but have distinguished themselves by being “pioneers in using NFMI within the earbuds,” which promises the most reliable connection around.So if you’re tired of the sound sometimes cutting out of your wireless headphones, or having one earbud work better than the other, this may be the solution you’ve been searching for.

Doppler Labs' Here One 'buds are part hearing aid, part mixing board, all wireless

Doppler Labs' Here One 'buds are part hearing aid, part mixing board, all wireless The Here One come with what is becoming a familiar companion for true wireless earbuds: a sleek wireless charging capsule.While Here One do a lot more than your average pair of true wireless buds, the battery shortfall is extremely limiting — it’s barely enough time to use the ‘buds on a short flight.