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TAG Heuer’s CEO is bullish about wearables as he tips the company’s next smartwatch

TAG-Heuer-Connected-Watch-aBlogtoWatch-54 With Android Wear 2.0 due next month (with most outlets pegging a not too distant release date of February 2), we’re in a bit of a post-CES wearable holding pattern at the moment. The delay of Google’s wearable operating system was largely seen as a contributing factor in the declining smartwatch space, but certainly not the sole driver. In a recent interview with Swiss paper… Read More

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Brian Heater

January 19th

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Fujifilm debuts its GFX 50S digital medium format camera, the X100F and more

01-4 Fujifilm has revealed release dates for a trio of new cameras in its classically inspired retro digital lineup, as well as new lenses and other accessories. The news today from Fujifilm includes pricing and availability for the GFX 50S, the new digital medium format camera with an entirely new lineup of GF system lenses; a new X-T20 compact interchangeable lens camera; and the X100F, the latest… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

January 19th

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Lumo opens up its backend technology to third-party providers

lumo_run_featured lumo As the fitness wearables market continues to climb, Lumo Bodytech, a startup making wearables focused on things like running and posture, has decided to further business revenue by licensing its platform. Lumo, valued at $41 million according to Pitchbook, now plans to open up its proprietary tech stack — including software, algorithms, applications, and hardware — to third… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

January 17th

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Nvidia’s new Shield TV provides the best balance for all-in-one home entertainment

nvidia-shield147a0243 The $199 device (or $299 for a larger version with a built-in 500GB hard drive) has big ambitions: Nvidia wants Shield TV to be not only the only streaming TV box you need, but also a gaming console, a smart home device and a personal digital assistant all in one. Yet it’s also virtually unchanged in terms of internal hardware from what Nvidia first released in 2015. Software makes it… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

January 16th

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Nvidia’s new Shield TV provides the best balance for all-in-one home entertainment

nvidia-shield147a0243 The $199 device (or $299 for a larger version with a built-in 500GB hard drive) has big ambitions: Nvidia wants Shield TV to be not only the only streaming TV box you need, but also a gaming console, a smart home device and a personal digital assistant all in one. Yet it’s also virtually unchanged in terms of internal hardware from what Nvidia first released in 2015. Software makes it… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

January 16th

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We’re probably going to pre-order the Nintendo Switch so let’s just accept it

handheldmode-switch Hey – hey. It’s me. I know you might be wrestling with the decision of whether you’re going to pre-order a Nintendo Switch when they open for pre-sales, which either started around midnight or will kick-off around 9 AM ET depending on where you’re ordering from. I’m in that very same boat. Nintendo made the Wii U, is the main issue, and we had one of those and… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

January 13th

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We’re probably going to pre-order the Nintendo Switch so let’s just accept it

handheldmode-switch Hey – hey. It’s me. I know you might be wrestling with the decision of whether you’re going to pre-order a Nintendo Switch when they open for pre-sales, which either started around midnight or will kick-off around 9 AM ET depending on where you’re ordering from. I’m in that very same boat. Nintendo made the Wii U, is the main issue, and we had one of those and… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

January 13th

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Consumer Reports gives Apple’s MacBook Pro a ‘Buy’ recommendation following software fix

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The somewhat bizarre saga between Apple and Consumer Reports regarding battery life on Apple's new MacBook Pro models has seemingly come to an end.  Following a software fix that Apple rolled out via its Beta Software Program, Consumer Reports re-tested Apple's lineup of MacBook Pro models and discovered that previous battery life issues were no longer present.

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Yoni Heisler

January 12th

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And the winner of Hardware Battlefield 2017 is… Siren Care

ces2017_battlefieldwinner-1070028 These companies had a very special CES experience as they all pitched in front of multiple groups of judges on stage at the Sands Expo. The startups were competing for $50,000 and being named the winner of the Hardware Battlefield. After many deliberations, our judges narrowed the list down to four finalists: wearable device for pregnant mothers Bloomlife, smart sensors for construction… Read More

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Romain Dillet

January 7th

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Beastgrip dramatically improves smartphone video quality with depth of field adapter

img_3248 Smartphones are able to shoot astonishingly high quality video these days, but ultimately, the lenses and sensors built into your phone are too small to get a decent shallow depth of field effect. Beastgrip is about to launch a Depth of Field adapter that makes it possible to use high-end SLR lenses with your smartphone — with impressive results. Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

January 7th

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