Bluetooth Mesh: What you should know about this IoT revolution

Bluetooth Mesh: What you should know about this IoT revolution

You might associate Bluetooth with cutting the cable between your headphones and your phone, but Bluetooth Mesh aims to make it a ubiquitous backchannel for the Internet of Things. Launched today, Bluetooth Mesh is a way that low-energy radios can build many-to-many (m:m) links between devices, evolving to encompass new gadgets, temporary blackouts, and more. Initially, it's setting its sights on the lucrative smart lighting segment.

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Microsoft’s self-driving play sees Azure underpin Baidu’s Apollo

Microsoft’s self-driving play sees Azure underpin Baidu’s Apollo

Microsoft and Baidu are hooking up on autonomous car tech, with the Seattle software giant playing cloud host to the Chinese behemoth's self-driving ambitions. The collaboration will see Microsoft Azure made the home for the Apollo alliance, Baidu's attempt to make autonomous driving an open platform. Importantly, it gives Apollo some degree of legitimacy outside of Baidu's home turf.

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FBI spy-toy warning puts connected kid gadgets in crosshairs

FBI spy-toy warning puts connected kid gadgets in crosshairs

With security breaches seemingly popping up in the news every other week, by now most of us should (hopefully) know the basics of keeping our data safe online. Today, however, the FBI is trying to draw attention to a potential security risk that is often overlooked: internet connected toys. To hear the FBI lay out its case, it sounds like the organization has a lot of concerns about the data these internet connected toys can collect.

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Pokemon GO News: New Pokestops Added, and we need more!

Pokemon GO News: New Pokestops Added, and we need more!

There's a pattern for the adding of Pokestops and Pokemon Gym locations in Pokemon GO - and it's just changed! Reports from users on The Silph Road and the main Pokemon GO Reddit suggest that the latest changes in Portal have begun to take effect. While Pokemon GO locations were previously only changing on each Tuesday of the week, they're coming now all the time! And we want a whole lot more!

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Google Glass reborn: Enterprise Edition gives reviled wearable 2nd chance

Google Glass reborn: Enterprise Edition gives reviled wearable 2nd chance

Google's ill-fated wearable, Glass, has been reborn for factory drones as Glass Enterprise Edition, now part of Alphabet's developmental X division. The new version of the headset has already been used in trials with a number of business customers, the team announced today, with a revamped version of the hardware and a new focus on making manufacturing, project management, and other enterprise tasks more productive. It's been enough to catch the attention of big names like DHL, GE, Boeing, and Volkswagen.

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OnePlus 5 911 reboot fiasco could leave some users in danger [Update]

OnePlus 5 911 reboot fiasco could leave some users in danger [Update]

Whether it's been jelly scrolling or upside down display panels, the OnePlus 5 has had its share of negative attention, but this new issue might take the cake. Some users have discovered that trying to call emergency services causes the phone to reboot. This, as you can likely imagine, is a huge problem for anyone who may be in an actual emergency situation.

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olloclip Incase Filmer’s Kit launched, only 2,000 available

olloclip Incase Filmer’s Kit launched, only 2,000 available

In the past, you needed a rolling suit case or at least a backpack to carry some professional photography equipment. And that didn’t even include the camera yet. These days, however, you can get nearly the same results from just a smartphone and a few accessories. Especially if said accessories come from this photography kit for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. olloclip, makers of the most popular lenses for iPhones, and laptop and camera bag maker Incase have joined forces to offer a very limited edition Filmer’s Kit to help you carry your iPhone 7 studio with you wherever you go.

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Ross 128 red dwarf’s signals send scientists’ hearts aflutter

Ross 128 red dwarf’s signals send scientists’ hearts aflutter

You might have an image of outer space as being this vast, empty, and silent vacuum, and, to some extent, you’d be correct. But with the right instruments, you’d discover how much of a noisy party space really is. Radio waves of all kinds travel the vastness of space, taking ages even when traveling at the speed of light. And some of them naturally reach earth, giving scientists data to devour. Last week, however, a red dwarf by the name of Ross 128 in the constellation of Virgo has been sending us some rather strange signals and scientists are only too excited to find out what exactly they are. And no, they don’t think they’re from aliens.

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Remix OS discontinued: here are some alternatives

Remix OS discontinued: here are some alternatives

Another “Android desktop” dream bites the dust and this time with some repercussions rippling throughout the Android community. Although far from being the only such venture, Jide and its Remix OS and devices have been the more stable and more promising one. And so it was somewhat shocking to suddenly hear Jide switching gears, focusing solely on the enterprise and leaving its consumer products to bite the dust. But while Remix OS will live on away from the public’s reach, the dream hasn’t exactly died and there are others poised to take its place.

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Pixel XL 2 concept video will leave your mouth watering

Pixel XL 2 concept video will leave your mouth watering

Smartphones are technically just tools. However, they have come an extension of ourselves that we treat them the same way we treat our body. Not just with care but also with some sense of style. We like our phones to look good, depending on how we define “good”, just as they are functional. The HTC U11, Samsung Galaxy S8, and LG G6 have all proven that it can be done. And soon, the Google Pixel XL 2 will join their ranks, if this recently released “official” concept video is any indication.

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Windows 10 Creators Update compatibility excludes these PCs

Windows 10 Creators Update compatibility excludes these PCs

Some things are too good to be true or, at the very least, too good to last. Microsoft has committed to continually update Windows 10 and offer those updates for free as part of its “Windows as a Service” paradigm but everyone knows by now it’s a less than perfect strategy. Now reality is hitting some Windows PC owners even harder as they discover their 2 to 3 year old digital partners, many of them 2-in-1 tablets, locked out of the latest Windows 10 Creators Update. All because they have been deemed incompatible, despite having just received the Anniversary Update last year.

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Magisk blocked by Google SafetyNet again, fix coming

Magisk blocked by Google SafetyNet again, fix coming

The back and forth between Google developers and Android modders is an eternal cat and mouse chase. But unlike in the cartoons, this is hardly entertaining. It is also a battle where both sides are right and wrong at the same time. Case in point is the latest tug of war between Magisk developers and Google’s SafetyNet root detection system. While the upper hand currently belongs to Google, Magisk developers are just as passionate and committed and are already on the verge of releasing a fix to turn the tide again.

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