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Garmin VIRB and VIRB Elite action-cams pack ANT+ and 1080p

Garmin VIRB and VIRB Elite action-cams pack ANT+ and 1080p

Garmin has weighed into the action camera market, taking on GoPro with the VIRB and VIRB Elite, each with a waterproof casing and Full HD recording. Promising IPX-7 waterproofing and ruggedization - rather than demanding separate cases - the VIRB and VIRB Elite can shoot up to three hours of 1080p footage from a full battery, and have a 1.4-inch reflective display for low-power reviewing of footage, using ambient lighting rather than an active backlight.

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MiFi Tower Smart Home hub due Q3 from “Tier 1″ operator

MiFi Tower Smart Home hub due Q3 from “Tier 1″ operator

MiFi creator Novatel Wireless is developing a new home hub, dubbed the "MiFi Tower", not only cutting the cord on traditional voice and data, but integrating smart home functionality as well. The LTE device, already in testing and outlined during the company's recent financial results call, is billed as "MiFi Powered" and blurring the distinction "between fixed line and cellular infrastructure" with home connectivity, digital phone service, and internet access all wrapped up in a portable device that, one day, could enable total migration of voice and data services to IP-based equivalents.

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Smartphone tracking recycling bins nixed by London

Smartphone tracking recycling bins nixed by London

If you were worried that the universe presented in the smart city-toting Watch Dogs video game, you'll be glad to know that the garbage bins wont be seeing you any time soon. That is to say: won't be tracking you from now on. According to a report released by the group responsible for the bins (called Renew), the City of London has put the temporary stopper on their recycling bin people-tracking business - all 12 bins.

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BearExtender 1200 and Turbo for Mac 802.11N/AC signal extenders unveiled

BearExtender 1200 and Turbo for Mac 802.11N/AC signal extenders unveiled

BearExtender has been making signal extenders for Macs for a few years now, such as the n3 WiFi adapter we reviewed back in 2010. Now the company has unveiled its latest two offerings, the 1200 being an 802.11n receiver and the Turbo being slated for 802.11AC. The 1200 has already been put up for pre-order and ships later this month, but those wanting the Turbo will need to wait a bit.

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Canon VIXIA mini camcorder optimized for self-shooting

Canon VIXIA mini camcorder optimized for self-shooting

This week Canon has revealed the newest member of their VIXIA camcorder lineup, this time placing emphasis on the display and its ability to face forward as easily as it does backward. This 1080p-capable camcorder works with a 12-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor up front and a 2.7-inch 230K-dot-resolution display on top able to work anywhere from 90 degrees to 180 degrees away from that.

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Google providing free WiFi in San Francisco parks

Google providing free WiFi in San Francisco parks

If there's anything better than WiFi, it's free WiFi, but that's usually hard to come by in public places, but that's quickly changing. San Francisco has been desperately trying to get with the times for a few years now, and thanks to a large chunk of money donated from Google, the city will be implementing WiFi into its public parks.

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Google Glass vulnerable to malicious wireless networks, says Symantec

Google Glass vulnerable to malicious wireless networks, says Symantec

Earlier this week, an exploit surfaced by way of Lookout Mobile Security that would allow Google Glass to be controlled by a hacker using malicious QR codes. This was quickly - and quietly - patched, but another threat remains, one that extends beyond Glass and could facilitate data theft: a WiFi-based vulnerability that utilizes a man-in-the-middle attack to get the device to connect to a malicious wireless network.

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Amped Wireless ACA1 500mW dual-band AC WiFi adapter available for pre-order

Amped Wireless ACA1 500mW dual-band AC WiFi adapter available for pre-order

On July 8, Amped Wireless put its 700mW 802.11AC dual-band Wi-Fi router up for pre-order, and now it has announced the same for its ACA1 500mW dual-band AC Wifi USB adapter. The device is currently available for pre-order from Amped's website for $89.99, with the shipping date being pegged as July 22. On an unspecified date later this month, it will also be launched in retail stores.

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