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Apple just bought a VR firm – here’s what it could do with it

After months of rumours and speculation, Apple has finally confirmed that it has completed its acquisition of NextVR. The tech giant is being predictably tight-lipped

Fitbit Charge 4 wish list: the features we’re expecting

Our hopes for a successor to the Fitbit’s flagship fitness tracker The Fitbit Charge 3 was announced in August 2018 and then launched two months later. That

Xilinx Alveo U25 SmartNIC Infused with Solarflare

In a highly anticipated move ever since the Xilinx acquisition of SolarFlare was announced for SmartNIC capabilities, we finally have a card resulting from that

Wear OS could get a big fitness overhaul

New survey shows that change is on the way Google’s Wear OS smartwatch platform has fallen pretty far behind its competitors, but it seems the

How Apple’s Xnor.ai acquisition could bring the Siri boost we’ve been waiting for

It’s not about cameras, it’s about smarts. Apple buys a lot of companies throughout the course of a year, with only a couple of them

Apple buys AI camera tech that could put iPhone back on top

Apple has quietly acquired a camera tech startup that could make for crisper, more accurate photos and videos from future iPhones, according to reports. Spectral

Here’s why Google’s Fitbit purchase is worth every penny—even if we never get a Pixel Watch

It’s not the devices, it’s the data. The smartwatch wars just got a whole lot more interesting. Google has announced that it will be purchasing

Google’s Fitbit acquisition should be good news for all Wear OS smartwatches

Google has entered into an agreement with Fitbit to buy the wearable brand for $2.1 billion, the search giant announced today. Google has officially entered

2020 Holden Commodore previewed in leaked images

Facelifted Chinese-market Buick Regal has emerged, previewing changes to Holden’s updated large car The facelifted ZB Holden Commodore could look a lot like this — China’s closely

Should Fitbit sell up? Here’s what the wearable tech analysts have to say

We get the expert opinion on what Fitbit should do next Could it really be game over for Fitbit? There’s talk that the smartwatch and fitness tracker maker is considering

All 2020 iPhones to have 5G support

It was expected news but it was still big when it landed. Apple had purchased a great portion of Intel’s smartphone modem business. That was

Three Very Different Vintage Watches from a Storied Brand

The historic watch brand Zodiac has a long and varied history, with some surprising gems on offer in addition to its well known mid-century sport

Powerbeats Pro vs Powerbeats3: Which Beats wireless earphones are right for you?

Following Apple’s acquisition of Beats by Dre, we all wondered where Beats would go next — especially when it came to its incredibly popular headphones.

AirPods vs. Beats Powerbeats Pro: An Apple earbuds showdown

One of the biggest scores in Apple’s billion-dollar acquisition of Beats by Dre was the company’s streaming service, which was later transformed into Apple Music.

Bowers & Wilkins announces its Formation Suite, a very high-end wireless multi-room audio system

The all-new mesh wireless system streams audio with up to 24-bit resolution and at sampling rates as high as 96kHz, but it also supports AirPlay

AKG N700NC review

Here’s some merger and acquisition news you may have missed: two years ago, Samsung bought audio brand Harman Kardon. Harman had previously bought AKG, the Austrian

Sony Cyber-shot HX99 Review

Introduction The Cyber-shot HX99 replaces the three-year-old HX90V as Sony’s new high-end travel-zoom compact camera. Like the HX90V, it sports the same 30x optical zoom

2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 First Ride Review

It’s finally here, folks. The 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701. Since its concept was unveiled at EICMA in 2015, the 701 has been a highly anticipated

Google’s $1.1bn HTC deal: 5 things to know

Google has gone shopping, spending $1.1bn on picking up some of the key Pixel team from long-time Android partner HTC. It’s not the outright acquisition

Lenovo Vibe K4 Note review: Affordable yet loaded with features review

Lenovo  has been quite aggressive about expanding its portfolio of smartphones  in the Indian market since its acquisition of Motorola. It has released a  number

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017) preview: The best business laptop money can buy?

If there’s one so-called “business laptop” brand that keeps its customers happy time and again, that would be ThinkPad. The once IBM-owned brand has remained

Fender Fxa2 In Ear Monitors Review

When you think “Fender,” your brain conjures up images of guitars, of long-haired tattooed musicians exploding into ear-piercing solos. It’s an appropriate assessment — the

WD BLUE 1TB SSD REVIEW

Western Digital has long been the gold standard for hard disk drives. Ask any PC enthusiasts what hard disk to buy, and they’re almost certainly

Nest Cam Outdoor Review

Streaming security cameras are probably the most popular gadget in the connected home, and Nest the best known today. After a fairly slow start after

Prime lenses for your Fuji X-series camera

If you’re new to the Fuji system, you’ll want to make sure you choose the best glass available. Here, Andrew Gibson reveasl three of his

Lenovo Moto Z vs. Moto X Pure: Does Lenovo’s new flagship stand up to last year’s champ?

Lenovo has finally taken the wraps off the long-awaited Moto Z. The Moto Z, the successor to last year’s Moto X, actually marks a pretty big

RICOH ACQUIRES WIRELESS MEMORY CARD MANUFACTURER EYEFI

Ricoh Innovations Corporation, often shortened to Ricoh, has announced its acquisition of wireless memory card company Eyefi. According to an email sent out by Eyefi,

Ricoh announces the HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE lens

Ricoh Imaging announces compact, lightweight and weather-resistant HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE lens. The new HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE is a

Oculus Rift vs. PlayStation VR : What is the best VR gaming headset?

While it would be nice to paint the rivalry between the Oculus Rift and Sony’s PlayStation VR (previously codenamed Project Morpheus) as a David and

2015 Polaris Slingshot First Ride Review

It looks like something out of Michael Bay’s subconscious – projector-beam headlights as eyes, its futuristic bodywork angular and edgy, with wide-set wheels and low-profile