Unless you own the cellular version of the Apple Watch, there is a good chance that almost everything you do on the Apple Watch requires that it be tethered to your iPhone. While most of us typically travel with our phone and our smartwatch at the same time, this isn’t really an issue, but for those seeking a bit of independence, then this can be troublesome.
When it comes to stories about the Apple Watch detecting heart problems, they aren’t new and there are many happy stories that have been shared over the years. Now it looks like we can add one more to the list, where according to a report from Oklahoma’s KFOR, the Apple Watch has been credited again for helping detect a rare heart condition in a 13-year old boy.
These days, we have plenty of devices at home and around us that are constantly listening. Take our smartwatches and smartphones for example, where they have digital assistants built into them that can be summoned without pressing a button and simply using our voice. Combine that with the rise of smart speakers and it is understandable that some people are getting increasingly uncomfortable.
Last month, it was discovered that Ring’s app had been collecting and sending user data back to companies such as Google and Facebook. Clearly this did not sit well with customers because ironically enough, for a company that sells products meant to better protect your home, they sure seemed like they were doing a poor data at protecting your privacy.
When it comes to microphones used for recording video and audio, Rode is one of the more popular brands around. You might have seen their microphones used on various vlogging setups, but now it seems that Rode wants to take on the streaming and podcasting space with its latest produce: the Rode NT-USB.
One of the problems with a lot of devices is that sometimes you get reviews where depending on the person and their needs, some may like a product, and some might not. Some might like it a lot, but wish that there were certain features that could have been added or changed. Basically, it’s hard to make everyone happy.
The size of our smartphone displays have come a very long way since back in the day. However, we imagine that there probably still several instances where we wished we had a bigger screen. Now according to a report out of Korea, it seems that both Samsung and LG could be working on a solution.
The thing with universal remote controllers is that they help cut down the clutter of gadgets around your home. If you’re looking to cut the clutter in your home, then you might be interested to learn that Sony has recently taken the wraps off a new remote control that also has the ability to double up as a portable speaker.
galaxy home miniAccording to the rumors and reports, Samsung was expected to officially announce the availability of the Galaxy Home Mini smart speaker at its Unpacked event. That did not happen, but it seems that the speaker is actually now available, although not exactly in the way that many of us imagined.
Last year Apple launched the AirPods Pro. These are a pair of upgraded AirPods where it features active noise cancellation and also better sound quality. Now according to a new report from DigiTimes, it seems that Apple could be working on a new pair of earbuds in the form of the AirPods Pro Lite.
If you’re looking to get into streaming, the entire setup process might seem daunting and even a little expensive, especially when you look at some of the rigs that professional streamers use. However, if you want to start streaming but don’t want to spend too much money on an elaborate setup, Logitech has you covered.
Smart speakers have been around for a few years now, and we have to give Amazon credit for kind of kicking it off. While digital assistants aren’t new, Amazon made a very smart move early on by opening up Alexa to third-party developers, thus allowing them to flood the market with smart speakers.
If you’re a digital artist, there’s a good chance that one of your tools of the trade is a Wacom tablet. For those unfamiliar, Wacom is basically a tablet and a stylus that users can use to draw digital art on their computers in a more familiar manner compared to using a mouse. However, more recently, it seems that the company has been discovered to be collecting data on its […]
As far as smart speakers are concerned, Apple’s HomePod is definitely not one of the cheaper options out there. At an initial launch price of $349, it was definitely more expensive than many of the options out there, plus reviews of the speakers aren’t exactly glowing, meaning that it is an expensive pill to swallow for would-be customers.