Bluetooth

Knock turns iPhone into a Bluetooth LE key for your Mac

Knock turns iPhone into a Bluetooth LE key for your Mac

Apple has high hopes for Bluetooth LE, planning to use it to oust NFC for mobile payments among other things, but meanwhile apps like Knock are using it for easy authentication when you get near your Mac. Released today for iPhone, Knock turns the iOS smartphone into a physical password for a Mac computer: when you get near to your desk, you tap on the phone twice - even if it's in your pocket - and it shuttles you past the login screen.

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Oregon Scientific SSmart Dynamo monitors activity and sleep

Oregon Scientific SSmart Dynamo monitors activity and sleep

Oregon Scientific is the latest company to step into the wearable activity monitor segment. The activity monitoring wearable electronics category is constantly growing with products from a number of manufacturers, including Nike with its Nike+ FuelBand offerings and many others. A new fitness band is now available from a company called Oregon Scientific called the SSmart Dynamo activity band.

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Motorola teams with SOL Tracks Air headphones for dual-device connection

Motorola teams with SOL Tracks Air headphones for dual-device connection

This week Motorola has announced that they're teaming up with SOL Republic for a pair of bluetooth headphones by the name of SOL Tracks Air. What you've got here is a pair of headphones that's able to concurrently connect to two different devices at once. In other words - if you've been worried about receiving a phone call while you've had your Bluetooth headphones attached to your gaming PC in the past, you're not alone.

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Adonit Jot Script Evernote Edition stylus makes you forget about ink

Adonit Jot Script Evernote Edition stylus makes you forget about ink

If you thought there were enough solutions for jotting down your notes digitally before today, Evernote implores you to think again. Today they've shown off the Jot Script - a new edition of the Adonit stylus in an "Evernote Edition" made specifically to tie in with the cloud capture service for notes and the app called Penultimate. Between the two, iOS devices will have you capturing notes in the most all-inclusive (digital) way possible today.

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Nexus 4 LTE Bluetooth SIG suggests 5 is near

Nexus 4 LTE Bluetooth SIG suggests 5 is near

The LG-made Nexus 5 is right around the corner - more signs of the release of this device appear every day. Today's clue comes from the Bluetooth regulatory station showing off a Nexus 4 with 4G LTE connectivity - a device that's not existed on the market yet. This release - alongside the fact that the LG Nexus 5 has been teased more than a few times over the past few weeks - suggests a two-tiered smartphone release system for Google Play from here on out.

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