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Amazon Alexa-powered kid tracker leaks

Amazon Alexa-powered kid tracker leaks

Amazon has quietly been working on a wearable for kids, according to new leaks, complete with GPS tracking for paranoid parents. Like other gadgets designed to help monitor younger children, the wearable would have embedded wireless connectivity - similar to Amazon's Halo fitness band, shown here - though Amazon apparently also had plans to bake in Alexa, its smart assistant.

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Peloton Heart Rate Band to take the company beyond bikes and treadmills

Peloton Heart Rate Band to take the company beyond bikes and treadmills

Peloton is a name that has been making headlines in the past months in both good and bad ways. Its popularity skyrocketed during the pandemic when home exercise equipment and programs became trendy. Its name, however, was dragged into infamy due to several accidents and a few deaths around that very same equipment. Now the exercise equipment and fitness media company is seemingly ready to break out into a new but related market, with a Heart Rate Band that will mark its first venture into wearables.

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Apple AirTag update aims to settle stalking fear plus Android app in works

Apple AirTag update aims to settle stalking fear plus Android app in works

Apple plans to update AirTags to speed up warnings for people who may not know they're being tracked, while an Android app is now in the works to bring improved alerts to non-iPhone users. Launched earlier this year, AirTags are Apple's long-rumored entry into the personal tracker market, intended to help find keys, bags, and other items. However concerns were voiced about the potential privacy implications.

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Apple AirTag can be hacked but it’s not as bad as it sounds

Apple AirTag can be hacked but it’s not as bad as it sounds

Given its hard stance on security and privacy, it's really no surprise that Apple's latest accessories are being put under a microscope, both technically and even legally by the likes of Tile. The AirTag trackers, after all, are in a prime position to become spying tools and some hackers and security researchers seem to want to test whether that will indeed be the case. Based on a revelation over the weekend, the AirTag could indeed be reprogrammed but the process and the end result might not yet be worth the worry.

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Tile and Level add Amazon Sidewalk support for neighborhood networks

Tile and Level add Amazon Sidewalk support for neighborhood networks

Amazon Sidewalk, the controversial neighborhood network created by select Echo and Ring devices, is gaining Tile tracker integration, potentially making it easier to hunt down the AirTag rivals. In addition, Level smart locks are also adding support for Sidewalk, while more Echo devices are gaining compatibility for the technology.

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Apple probably didn’t want you to see this AirTag debug menu

Apple probably didn’t want you to see this AirTag debug menu

Apple's AirTags may be designed to make hunting things easier, but there's a secret debug menu in the Find My app which unlocks extra details about the location trackers. Launched last month, each AirTag has both Bluetooth and Ultra Wideband to pinpoint it not only in terms of distance from your iPhone, but the direction in which it's located.

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Apple AirTag Review: With power comes responsibility

Apple AirTag Review: With power comes responsibility

There's nothing quite so unpleasantly distinctive as the feeling of your stomach dropping when you realize your keys, laptop bag, or another important item has gone missing. Apple's pill-shaped AirTag isn't quite the perfect medicine for preventing that lurching sensation, but the long-anticipated $29 tracker does go a long way to settling some of the discomfort around lost or misplayed items.

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Samsung SmartTag+ tracker launches in US to take on Apple AirTag

Samsung SmartTag+ tracker launches in US to take on Apple AirTag

Samsung is ready to take on Apple's AirTags with the launch of its SmartTag+ in the United States. This new tracking accessory is designed to attach to the objects you may misplace, including your keys, bag, and wallet. The trackers feature ultra-wideband tech and Bluetooth LE combined with AR guidance to the misplaced item.

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After a week with Apple AirTags, this is what I can’t work out

After a week with Apple AirTags, this is what I can’t work out

If Apple's big strength is taking the complex and stressful and making it simple and elegant, then its AirTag tracker might be the most successful gadget from the company in years. It's no surprise, then, that since the tiny circular tags were announced earlier in the month, people have been brainstorming just what they might attach them to. I'm no different, though I've come to realize AirTags aren't yet entirely amenable to everything important in my day-to-day life.

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After trying Apple’s AirTag I can see why Tile is furious

After trying Apple’s AirTag I can see why Tile is furious

Usually, misplacing something with the Apple logo is a cause for horror, but with an AirTag attached to them I'm almost looking forward to losing my keys. Apple's long-anticipated trackers are here at $29 a pop; I'll have a full AirTag review soon, but I couldn't help but share some of my first impressions about what's arguably Apple's most interesting product in a while. Little on the Apple Store shelves, after all, packs so much into such a small device, layering ease of use on top of technological complexity.

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Best lost item trackers pitted against the AirTag

Best lost item trackers pitted against the AirTag

Apple has finally launched its much-awaited AirTag to help users locate items from keys to luggage and pets. With the launch of Apple’s own tracking accessory, the market for such devices has started to create a buzz; already there are surveys suggesting that almost 63-percent of smartphone users are “somewhat” interested in purchasing a tracking device. If you’re willing to take the leap of faith yourself, it’s important to weigh your choices before committing to a tag for its affordable price alone.

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Three things to consider on Apple AirTag preorder day

Three things to consider on Apple AirTag preorder day

Apple's AirTags are up for preorder, with the long-anticipated tracking tiles arriving to make sure you never lose your keys (or backpack, or bike, or anything else) again. Announced earlier this week at Apple's first big hardware event of 2021, the coin-sized trackers may be among the company's cheapest products, but they could end up being the most useful of the bunch. Read on for three things you should know as you jump on AirTag preorders.

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