Bluetooth

August smart lock preorders open but release pushed back to Q1 2014

August smart lock preorders open but release pushed back to Q1 2014

August has put its iPhone-controlled smart lock up for preorder, but early-adopters will have to wait a little longer than expected to upgrade their front door to the 21st century. The smart lock, which works with an iOS app over Bluetooth to support multiple access groups and temporary permissions for dog-walkers or cleaners, is now not expected to ship until sometime in Q1 2014, the startup says, rather than the late-2013 release window initially promised.

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Bluetooth, Wi-Fi standards to eclipse proprietary wireless medical monitoring by 2018

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi standards to eclipse proprietary wireless medical monitoring by 2018

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and other standardized wireless protocols are set to trump proprietary wireless protocols in mobile medical devices by 2018, says a new ABI report. This follows the proliferation of consumer smartphones, tablets, workout monitors, inhalers and other devices, reflecting the desire of consumers and health professionals to make it easier to integrate remote health reporting systems with familiar electronics.

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Libratone Loop wireless speaker unveiled with wall-mounting option

Libratone Loop wireless speaker unveiled with wall-mounting option

Libratone, maker of the column-shaped portable Zipp speaker we reviewed last year, has unveiled another wool-covered speaker option: the Libratone Loop. With the latest speaker, users are again provided with a wireless connectivity option, but wall-mounting has been added into the mix, allowing the speaker to be fixed to a wall in addition to being placed on a flat surface.

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Apple TV one-tap setup from iPhone quietly capitalizes on Bluetooth LE

Apple TV one-tap setup from iPhone quietly capitalizes on Bluetooth LE

Apple has added one-tap instant setup to the Apple TV, using Bluetooth LE and an iOS 7 device to automatically load WiFi network and Apple ID information to the streaming set-top box. Quietly introduced today, the new feature appears to have been enabled in Apple TV OS 6.0 - re-released earlier this week - and helps new Apple TV owners to avoid punching in setup details such as complex WiFi passwords with the bundled remote.

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Pyle Audio Disco Jam “party machine” offers 10″ subwoofer and Bluetooth

Pyle Audio Disco Jam “party machine” offers 10″ subwoofer and Bluetooth

Pyle Audio has introduced its latest audio offering, the Disco Jam Stereo Speaker System, a compact "party machine" that offers, among other things, an integrated disco ball. The setup is on wheels and comes with a handle, making it easy to wheel into a location and remove after the party is over, and is being aimed at -- among other consumers -- aspiring DJs.

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Marshall Stanmore speaker brings vintage looks and Bluetooth to your music system

Marshall Stanmore speaker brings vintage looks and Bluetooth to your music system

Marshall has launched a vintage-looking stereo speaker line called Stanmore that harkens back to "the golden days of rock n' roll", giving owners the best of both worlds with analog knobs and modern technology. The Stanmore speaker is being offered in both black and cream colors, with a metal grille across the front and large classic-esque logo across the face.

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