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Woman turns home into anti-WiFi zone with shielding paint

Woman turns home into anti-WiFi zone with shielding paint

There's an interesting story coming out of the United Kingdom this week about an elderly woman who has paid a substantial amount of money to turn her house into an anti-wireless technology zone. Stefanie Russell, who is 72-years-old and from Steyning, according to The Argus, has spent several thousand dollars to have her home painted in a type of radiation shielding paint that keeps all wireless signals out, making it an Internet and cell phone-free zone. The reason, she says, is concern about her health.

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Headphone Divine: first wireless headphones with DSP

Headphone Divine: first wireless headphones with DSP

Many people grab a pair of headphones and go; as long as music comes through them and nothing about it stands out as inferior, little thought is given towards sound quality. Of course, this doesn't apply to all of us, and so higher-quality headphones are available to appease the tastes of audiophiles, musicians, and professionals. Wireless headphones are more convenient than wired cans, but often produce lesser quality, making them unappealing to some. XTZ has addressed that latter problem with its new Headphone Divine headphones.

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Homeboy WiFi camera cuts power cord with 3 month battery

Homeboy WiFi camera cuts power cord with 3 month battery

WiFi cameras like Dropcam aren't new, but while baking in wireless connectivity has helped cut one cord, they've always needed to be plugged into a power supply. Now, Homeboy claims to have severed that second tether, with its eponymous camera running on batteries and promising around three months of use from a single charge. That makes positioning all the easier, and Homeboy has taken advantage of that with a magnetic base that means the camera can be pointed in any direction or even hung upside-down from the ceiling.

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Hydrogen, the Supercapacitor-powered speaker

Hydrogen, the Supercapacitor-powered speaker

It’s time to get supercapacitor-powered with Blueshift Hydrogen. That’s not a term from Back to the Future, it’s right here and now, and it’s a speaker to be reckoned with. It runs with Bluetooth - connects to your smartphone or tablet with Bluetooth, that is - and it’s set to be rechargeable up to half a million times. That means no cords unless you’re charging, and it means super-powerful sound. This device will be able to be charged fully in 5 minutes, and will be able to play "more than 4 hours at 80% volume." Sound like a winning combination to you?

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Bose SoundTouch Series II expands wireless speaker array

Bose SoundTouch Series II expands wireless speaker array

A wave of new hardware is coming to Bose’s wireless sound system brand, the SoundTouch Wi-Fi Music System Line. Along with units like the SoundTouch Series II, Portable Series II, and CineMate 520 systems, Bose has also revealed that Deezer, Spotify, and iHeartRadio are joining in as compatible music systems. They join Pandora already in effect.

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Euro airlines get exemption from airplane mode

Euro airlines get exemption from airplane mode

Switching your smartphone to airplane mode may well end up a thing of the past in Europe, with regulators giving airlines permission to let passengers keep using wireless devices throughout their flight. The new guidance by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) would mean that phones, tablets, laptops, ereaders, or any other portable electronic devices could be left as normal rather than being switched into a "safer" mode for the duration of travel.

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The Core: Wireless home speakers with revolutionary holographic sound

The Core: Wireless home speakers with revolutionary holographic sound

The Core is a wireless speaker system that connects to your iPhone or Android device and sounds like "two widely separated full size HiFi speakers." The Core can work with any device - OS X, Windows, iOS or Android included - just so long as it has Bluetooth. According to manufacturers Mass Fidelity, it relies on wave field synthesis to produce what they're describing as "acoustic holograms": sound that literally floats in space within your room.

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Nikon D750 users warned of potential security risk

Nikon D750 users warned of potential security risk

Earlier this month, the Nikon D750 became official after numerous leaks to the joy of photographers everywhere. Fast-forward a bit, and users are being warned of a potential security issue, with Nikon advising that owners need to manually change a setting in the accompanying Wi-Fi app.

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Intel Smart Wireless Charging Bowl will arrive late this year

Intel Smart Wireless Charging Bowl will arrive late this year

Intel's Smart Wireless Charging Bowl, which we first saw back at CES 2014, will be hitting shelves towards the end of this year, putting its availability date in the midst of the holiday shopping season. The news comes from the company's CEO Brian Krzanich, who made the announcement yesterday.

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Chromecast might be your iPhone 6’s best friend

Chromecast might be your iPhone 6’s best friend

This morning Google updated their standard Google Search app for iPhone, making it more Chromecast friendly than ever before. Inside the Google app, Google Now for personalized TV recommendations appear. You’ll also get traffic information now - but it’s all about Chromecast, really.

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Twitch Chromecast release live today

Twitch Chromecast release live today

Televisions around the world will now be able to access Twitch in a new way. While Twitch has been available on gaming systems, Android and iOS devices connected to TVs with HDMI or Miracast, and a variety of other oddities, today things get extra Google-y. Today Twitch hits Chromecast.

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Samsung NX1 SMART Camera gets 28MP and 4K video

Samsung NX1 SMART Camera gets 28MP and 4K video

Samsung keeps pushing photographers toward a smarter breed of camera, and the Samsung NX1 SMART Camera is the latest attempt, complete with 4K video recording and a new 50-150mm f/2.8 S lens. Packing g 28-megapixel, BSI CMOS sensor with, so Samsung claims, the company's fastest autofocus to-date, the NX1 packs in a new NX AF System III with a whopping 205 phase-detection autofocus points.

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