Wireless

Honeywell Lyric smart thermostat takes on Nest: Hands on

Honeywell Lyric smart thermostat takes on Nest: Hands on

Honeywell is looking to shake off its "old school" reputation with a new smart thermostat, Lyric, promising greater convenience and energy savings by following the patterns of your home, not a preset schedule. Eschewing beige plastic for a slick gloss white and chrome finish and OLED touchscreen controls, Lyric is aimed conspicuously at the sort of audience courted by Google-owned Nest, but takes a different approach to figuring when you need heating or cooling.

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Samsung Shape speakers now speak Spotify Connect lingo

Samsung Shape speakers now speak Spotify Connect lingo

If you're one of the few owners of Samsung's wireless multiroom speakers, your audio equipment has just gotten an upgrade. Now these Shape wireless speakers can now be controlled with Spotify's mobile app, allowing users to combine Spotify's selection of music with Samsung's equipment, if you already have it.

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SteelSeries Stratus XL is a larger wireless controller

SteelSeries Stratus XL is a larger wireless controller

SteelSeries has come out with a new game controller for iOS 7 devices, but this time it's thinking big. The SteelSeries Stratus XL is being billed as a full-sized wireless game controller that aims to deliver maximum control and comfort when playing any of those hundreds of compatible iOS games.

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Intel WiGig Docking Station in 2015 as cable cut gets serious

Intel WiGig Docking Station in 2015 as cable cut gets serious

Intel's wireless ambitions don't just end at high-speed cable free charging for your ultrabook, with the company also planning to finally launch a WiGig docking system in 2015. WiGig will be an integral part of Intel's Maple Peak wireless system, and will show up alongside certain notebooks and tablets running the Broadwell chips inside Intel's stunning tablet reference design.

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Xbox One Controller PC drivers released: grab em!

Xbox One Controller PC drivers released: grab em!

This morning Microsoft has released two drivers for their Xbox One controller for PC. This means that if you have an Xbox One wireless controller - the only standard controller for the Xbox One at this time - you can now work with your PC as well.

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Intel and A4WP aim for wireless computers in 2016

Intel and A4WP aim for wireless computers in 2016

This week Intel has made clear their intentions to create a wireless PC universe in the year 2016. With their post-Broadwell Intel Core processors, the company will aim for wireless charging in all things. This week the company makes plain their plan to bring systems like magnetic resonance charging to the public.

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Glass jammer cuts wearable’s WiFi in misguided privacy ploy

Glass jammer cuts wearable’s WiFi in misguided privacy ploy

An anti-Google Glass artist is threatening to cut off the wearable's WiFi over privacy concerns, though the connection cutting project seems to be based more on knee-jerk fear than an understanding of how Glass actually works. The jammer, handiwork of Julian Oliver, runs on a Raspberry Pi with a WiFi adapter and can supposedly spot nearby Glass users on the same network, "deauthorizing" their connection if it finds them. However, Oliver's goal - to prevent Glass from recording video - isn't actually served by the device.

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Logitech X300 wireless speaker debuts

Logitech X300 wireless speaker debuts

Logitech has taken the wraps off some new portable wireless speakers, the X300. With the X300 comes the promise of "theater-quality sound" alongside a design that makes for easy toting from desk to the bedroom, poolside, or wherever some tunes are wanted.

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D-Link WiFi Smart Plug Review

D-Link WiFi Smart Plug Review

Piecing together your own smart home used to be a headache; now, you can buy products off-the-shelf, like D-Link's new WiFi Smart Plug, and be up and running from your smartphone in minutes. We're not just talking remote control over lights, either: D-Link's system allows for power and heat monitoring, for the frugal and safety-conscious among us. Read on for our full review.

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WhistleGPS dog tracker first to use SIGFOX IoT network

WhistleGPS dog tracker first to use SIGFOX IoT network

Digital dogs could be the first to benefit from the first dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) network in the US, with canine tracking collar WhistleGPS using startup SIGFOX's wireless system for low-power monitoring. The collar, an Oreo-sized disk, promises twice the battery life of traditional GPS pet tracking and a third of the bulk, thanks to SIGFOX's IoT-dedicated network that will light up first in parts of California.

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Vanhawks Valour: first connected bicycle

Vanhawks Valour: first connected bicycle

One of modern humankind's most classic methods of getting around, the bicycle, has gotten a 21st century makeover with the introduction of the Vanhawks Valour. The Valour is hailed as the first connected fiber carbon bicycle, and with it comes various integrated functions.

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Skylock smart bike lock adds keyless-entry to your cycle

Skylock smart bike lock adds keyless-entry to your cycle

A solar-powered, wireless bike lock promises to bring cycle security firmly into the 21st-century, with Skylock also promising to give your friends and family a heads-up if you're in a riding accident. The lock, which has launched as a crowdfunding campaign today, hooks up via Wifi and Bluetooth, and automatically unlocks whenever the owner's phone is nearby.

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