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Steve Wozniak wants Apple to fix Bluetooth sound issues or keep headphone jack

Steve Wozniak wants Apple to fix Bluetooth sound issues or keep headphone jack

Rumors have been flying about the iPhone 7 and one of the rumors that has some folks a bit concerned is the one suggesting Apple is ditching the headphone port on the smartphone. These rumors suggest that Apple is going to ship the next iPhone with EarPods that have Bluetooth connectivity with the iPhone for steaming music wirelessly. Rumors also continue to suggest that there will be a Lightning adapter that will allow you to connect headphones via the Lightning port.

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PowerEgg drone hits pre-order, ships in October

PowerEgg drone hits pre-order, ships in October

We caught our first glimpse at the PowerEgg drone back in February when it was first unveiled. If you liked what you saw in that lightweight and intuitive consumer focused drone aircraft, you can now pre-order your own. The PowerEgg is from PowerVision Technology Group and can be pre-ordered globally starting now. Shipping is expected to happen in mid-October 2016.

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China unveils Mars mission probe and rover aiming at 2020 launch

China unveils Mars mission probe and rover aiming at 2020 launch

China announced its ambitious Mars mission back in January of this year, then came forward, and detailed its Mars plans even further in April. China has now stepped back into the space exploration limelight and unveiled the design for its Mars mission probe and rover that it wants to have ready to launch by mid-2020. For now the probe and rover have no names, China is holding a contest to name both components for the mission.

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LG Bluetooth speakers unveiled ahead of IFA 2016

LG Bluetooth speakers unveiled ahead of IFA 2016

If you are part of the audio everywhere crowd, you might appreciate the new line of Bluetooth speakers that LG has just unveiled ahead of their official debut at IFA 2016. The new line includes three different speaker models carrying model numbers PH2, PH3, and PH4. The different models run the range from the casual to audiophile grade to meet the needs of different listener types says LG.

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Google Allo will support expiring messages and encryption keys

Google Allo will support expiring messages and encryption keys

Back in May, we first talked about Google Allo, tipped early on to be a smart chat app. Now that the app has been around a while a new feature has surfaced that shows Google is thinking along the lines of Snapchat and offering users of the app the ability to send incognito messages and to send messages that automatically expire after a bit.

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Samsung Z2 Tizen smartphone gets official in India

Samsung Z2 Tizen smartphone gets official in India

Yesterday we talked a bit about the Samsung Z2 smartphone and how it was tipped to launch this month. That tip has proven accurate with Samsung officially launching the Tizen-powered Z2 in India today. Samsung says that the Z2 is its first 4G enabled Tizen-powered smartphone aimed at the user transitioning from a feature phone to their first smartphone.

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Lenovo to bundle Office and other Microsoft apps on Android devices

Lenovo to bundle Office and other Microsoft apps on Android devices

Lenovo and Microsoft have announced that they are teaming up to deepen their strategic tires. The team up will mean that Lenovo will now load Microsoft productivity apps by default on its Android powered devices. That will presumably mean tablets and smartphones. Lenovo expects to ship millions of Android devices globally over the next several years.

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Samsung Scoop Bluetooth speaker crosses FCC

Samsung Scoop Bluetooth speaker crosses FCC

A new portable Bluetooth speaker has been spied making its way through the FCC for certifications. The speaker clearly states that it is a Samsung product on the bottom and it has the name Scoop stamped across the top of the backside as well. Samsung has clearly put time and effort into making the portable device very stylish.

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Samsung Z2 packing Tizen OS ditches Android for Indian market

Samsung Z2 packing Tizen OS ditches Android for Indian market

Normally when you think of Samsung as a whole, you automatically think of Android devices. Samsung has a new smartphone that will be landing in the Indian market called the Samsung Z2 that is very different from the normal offerings. The first difference is that this smartphone has no Galaxy name.

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Sony XAV-AX100 car audio system supports CarPlay and Android Auto

Sony XAV-AX100 car audio system supports CarPlay and Android Auto

Sony has launched a new in-car receiver that brings any car the audio device will fit into compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The audio system is called the XAV-AX100 and brings lots of smartphone connectivity to your car. The AX100 has high-powered sound and ExtraBass technology and has a knob to adjust volume.

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Here’s what happen to your unused mobile data quota according to this video

Here’s what happen to your unused mobile data quota according to this video

In the US and in most other countries when you pay for data each month, you lose what you don’t use with most carriers. This is a major source of annoyance for just about everyone who has a mobile phone with a data plan. If you pay for something and don’t use it all, you should get to keep that data. AT&T and other carriers in the US do allow you to roll over unused data.

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Samsung to launch refurbished smartphone program tips source

Samsung to launch refurbished smartphone program tips source

There are plenty of places today that will sell you a refurbished tablet or smartphone if you don’t want to cough up the money for a brand new device. Refurbished offerings are the perfect way for people in the market for a new smartphone to get their hands on a high-end device if their budget doesn't support a brand new offering. A new rumor is floating around that claims Samsung is looking to launch a new refurbished smartphone program.

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