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Samsung says Galaxy S10 fingerprint security flaw fix on the way

Samsung says Galaxy S10 fingerprint security flaw fix on the way

There's a bit of a security flaw in the Samsung Galaxy S10 right about now that's important to all users of said phone. The flaw comes in the form of 3rd-party screen protectors with tiny patterning in their build. The silicone of the screen protector can do more than just protect against drops and scratches - it can potentially register as part of your fingerprint by the fingerprint reader in the phone.

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Rocketbook Beacons Review: a unique take on collaboration and planning

Rocketbook Beacons Review: a unique take on collaboration and planning

As a tech-oriented publication, it's only natural that the majority of the products, news, and trends we cover revolve around the latest gadgets and apps that proliferate in the modern world. Some people, however, have found not only some utility but even enjoyment in analog tools and workflows, especially the act of writing on paper or on boards. Rocketbook tries to appeal to this class of people with an important offer. Keep writing down your notes, ideas, diagrams, and mind maps but with the added conveniences of the cloud. The new Rocketbook Beacons are taking that promise and making it available on a larger scale, literally.

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Master & Dynamic MW07 GO and Plus address battery, range complaints

Master & Dynamic MW07 GO and Plus address battery, range complaints

Apple may be credited for having made Bluetooth earbuds cool but the AirPods are, fortunately, not the only choice in the market. Various manufacturers have jumped on the train. Some of them are even from some of the better-known brands in the audio market. But even for its expertise and clout, Master & Dynamic's MW07 true wireless earbuds left a few things to be desired. Now the audio company isn't just back to correct those, it has two earbuds to meet customers' different needs.

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Logitech M355 mouse and K580 keyboard are made for Chrome OS

Logitech M355 mouse and K580 keyboard are made for Chrome OS

Logitech has taken the wraps off its first Made for Google K580 wireless keyboard and M355 portable wireless mouse. The two models are designed specifically for Google's Chrome OS, giving Pixelbook owners and other users new portable peripheral options. The products are described as ultra-quiet while offering a high level of precision.

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Beats Solo Pro headphones add smarter active noise cancelling

Beats Solo Pro headphones add smarter active noise cancelling

Beats' most important headphones are getting a huge update, with the new Beats Solos Pro adding active noise cancellation to the best-selling wireless headphones. The new on-ear cans tap Apple's H1 chip for easier Bluetooth pairing, but Beats has added its own spin on how its Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling (Pure ANC) system interacts with the outside world.

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Every brand has “true wireless” earbuds now: what are the important differences?

Every brand has “true wireless” earbuds now: what are the important differences?

It seems like every other tech brand is developing its own “true” wireless earbuds. Since the success of Apple AirPods, companies have quickly jumped on board the bandwagon, offering their renditions of these tiny audio devices, housed in a small charging case.

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Surviving a Power Outage: Generators, portable batteries and caffeine

Surviving a Power Outage: Generators, portable batteries and caffeine

Whether it's a planned outage or an unexpected one, losing power at home is never fun, but with some straightforward preparation it needn't be a nightmare. With big chunks of California going offline this week - myself included - it's been a good opportunity to test out my emergency plan, including some low-tech preparation and some high-tech gadgets like the latest battery backups. Here's what has worked for me, and how it might help you.

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Nomad Base Station Pro promises the wireless charging pad Apple axed

Nomad Base Station Pro promises the wireless charging pad Apple axed

Apple may not have been able to figure out AirPower, but that isn't stopping Nomad from making a wireless charging pad that promises to top up your phone regardless of where you set it down. The Nomad Base Station Pro debuts Aira's FreePower technology, which removes the need to precisely set down a Qi-compatible gadget on a charging pad.

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TP-Link brings the budget WiFi 6 routers we’ve been waiting for

TP-Link brings the budget WiFi 6 routers we’ve been waiting for

With WiFi 6 certification landing last month, it was only a matter of time before we saw manufacturers begin to roll out compatible routers at a faster pace. Many of the WiFi 6 routers released thus far have been pretty expensive devices, but today, TP-Link announced two new WiFi 6 routers that attempt to move in the other direction.

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Apple’s AR glasses are closer than we thought says analyst

Apple’s AR glasses are closer than we thought says analyst

Apple has been working on integrating augmented reality capabilities in its devices for quite some time now, and naturally, that's led to talk of Apple making some kind of augmented reality headset of its own. Rumors of such a headset have persisted for years at this point, and after all that talk, we may finally see Apple's AR hardware launch at some point next year.

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Tile Sticker, Slim, Pro, and Mate leave no object un-tracked

Tile Sticker, Slim, Pro, and Mate leave no object un-tracked

Tile's tracker range is getting a full refresh for 2019, with new Tile Sticker and Tile Slim designs joining revamped Tile Pro and Tile Mate models. The Bluetooth beacon line-up has come a long way from its early days, now with more choice in form-factor, how you can fix it to things you really don't want to lose, and how Tile's crowd-powered locator network will help you track those items down.

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AirPods 3 with noise cancellation might finally be here really soon

AirPods 3 with noise cancellation might finally be here really soon

Bluetooth audio accessories have become a lot more common these days and we have Apple to thank, or curse, for that. Despite its lead, however, the company that rang the death knell of the headphone jack has ironically lagged behind in some aspects of wireless Bluetooth headphones. The second generation AirPods improved on battery life but one feature that has consistently been leaked remains absent from the specs list. That may be changing this month and the next pair of Apple AirPods may at long last boast of active noise cancellation in their tiny bodies.

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