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Bluetooth security flaw has a silly name but serious consequences

Bluetooth security flaw has a silly name but serious consequences

A critical Bluetooth security flaw has left millions of devices potentially at risk of data eavesdropping, forcing companies like Apple and Microsoft to patch their products in order to protect users. The Key Negotiation of Bluetooth Attack, or KNOB Attack, relies on poorly designed or implemented wireless security during the Bluetooth communications process, which a hacker could exploit if presented with the right conditions.

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Card skimmer app spots hacked gas pumps – but there’s a catch

Card skimmer app spots hacked gas pumps – but there’s a catch

An app which can spot credit card skimmers secretly installed on gas pumps has been developed, but don't go looking in the App Store to try to download it. Bluetana tackles the growing issue of credit and debit card theft, where tiny scanners are installed on the card reader and used to surreptitiously clone its details when customers go to pay for their gas.

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Portable Sonos speaker brings Bluetooth to the table

Portable Sonos speaker brings Bluetooth to the table

At one point in time, Sonos was the household name in wireless connected speakers. It has since lost its distinction to other connected speakers and especially to smart speakers. While it does have a loyal following, Sonos speakers lag behind the competition in one crucial thing: Bluetooth streaming. That may soon be a thing of the past with Sonos gearing up for a large event that, if rumors are correct, will see the launch of its first Bluetooth speaker.

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Jaybird Vista earbuds take the fight to Apple AirPods

Jaybird Vista earbuds take the fight to Apple AirPods

Jaybird has another pair of wireless earbuds on deck, and the company is making some pretty hefty claims about functionality. Dubbed the Jaybird Vista, these earbuds are Jaybird's "lightest, smallest, and most durable earbuds to date." For the most part, Vista seems like a souped up successor to the Jaybird Run family, boasting weather resistance and what sounds like a decent battery life.

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Android Fast Pair to show more connection and battery details

Android Fast Pair to show more connection and battery details

Apple's AirPods may be derided for its odd appearance but few have complaints about its convenience especially when pairing and reconnecting with a phone. Since there are no single Bluetooth earbuds in the Android world, Google has to develop a solution that will satisfy and work with many but definitely not all Bluetooth audio devices. That's what Android's upcoming Fast Pair is all about and the platform maker is revealing more details about it that go beyond simply pairing with devices instantly.

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RHA Wireless Flight Adapter grants Bluetooth audio to anything with a 3.5mm jack

RHA Wireless Flight Adapter grants Bluetooth audio to anything with a 3.5mm jack

If you're the owner of a quality pair of Bluetooth headphones but you own devices that don't support wireless connections through Bluetooth, then RHA has the perfect device for you. Today the company introduced its Wireless Flight Adapter, which takes any device with a 3.5mm jack and makes it compatible with your Bluetooth headphones.

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5 ways the Raspberry Pi 4 is a huge upgrade

5 ways the Raspberry Pi 4 is a huge upgrade

Today we're running down the five most essential ways the new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is an upgrade over its predecessors. Raspberry Pi is the most famous super-tiny DIY-projects-friendly super-inexpensive PC in the world, and it's been the center of attention in this community since its launch on the 29th of February 2012. This miniature computer is notable not only because it's tiny and cute, but because it's capable - and it only costs approximately $35 USD.

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Windows 10 update will intentionally break some Bluetooth connections

Windows 10 update will intentionally break some Bluetooth connections

Windows 10 updates have become a game of chance. You almost never know when an update will break something and make your PC unusable. While Microsoft does try to fix things after the fact, often the damage is already done. Now Microsoft is taking the initiative to warn users that an upcoming update may cause Bluetooth devices to lose their connection to Windows PCs. And, no, isn't a bug but a feature.

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Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 lasts longer and blasts louder

Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 lasts longer and blasts louder

Ultimate Ears has given its chunky little WONDERBOOM speaker a revamp, with the UE WONDERBOOM 2 promising louder sound and more bass. A new Outdoor Boost mode promises to retune the Bluetooth speaker's EQ settings, with a special configuration designed for outdoor listening.

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OnePlus 7 Pro update with camera fixes: See our before/after photos

OnePlus 7 Pro update with camera fixes: See our before/after photos

Over the past week we've been keeping up with the relatively few issues OnePlus 7 Pro users had with software right out the box. In the mix is an "optimized" Double Tap to Wake and Ambient Display - both of which had some tiny issues (at least with SOME users) in the first week since release. There's also a set of improvements for the camera.

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iPhone 11 could support dual Bluetooth audio

iPhone 11 could support dual Bluetooth audio

Apple has been the one that single-handedly pushed wireless audio forward by ditching the headphone jack on its iPhones. Since then, other phone makers have followed which, in turn, also motivated audio accessory makers to step up their game. But despite leading the charge, there are areas where Apple's adoption of Bluetooth audio technologies have actually lagged behind the industry. That may change in the next iPhones as Apple is now rumored to soon add support for dual Bluetooth audio streaming.

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Cleer Ally truly wireless earbuds promise 10 hours of playback

Cleer Ally truly wireless earbuds promise 10 hours of playback

Thanks in part to Apple pushing its AirPods onto the smartphone market, the in-ear Bluetooth earbuds industry has gotten some attention and improvements. From truly wireless designs to touch-sensitive surface, these audio accessories have greatly improved in all but one aspect: battery life. Considering their size and the technology they use, it's not surprising that they could last only a few hours at most. That's where Cleer's new Ally earbuds try to break the mold with 10 hours of playback that could get you through your work day with no problem at all.

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