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Fitbit Sense, Versa 3 now put Google Assistant on your wrist

The acquisition deal might still be incomplete but Google and Fitbit are already bridging the gap between the two’s distinct wearable platforms. No, Fitbit still

The Downside of Cheap Vintage Watches

Low prices are tempting, but the cost of service and repair can exceed that of the acquisition. Several years ago I bought the watch that

Ring Video Doorbell 3 vs. Ring Video Doorbell 2

Smart home security company Ring has come a long way since its beginnings on Shark Tank and subsequent acquisition by Amazon a few years back.

Google Fitbit acquisition could soon be cleared in the EU

News about business acquisitions often makes it sound like things are over once the ink has dried. Reality is, however, far more complicated, especially when

Microsoft dropped $7.5 billion to hook you on a $10 Xbox Game Pass subscription

Earlier this week, Microsoft dropped quite possibly the biggest gaming bombshell of all time, announcing that it had entered into an agreement to purchase ZeniMax

2021 Vertigo Vertical Works Lineup First Looks (10 Fast Facts)

With observed motorcycle trials getting a boost in attention thanks to the GasGas acquisition by KTM, the Vertigo marque out of Barcelona continues to up

Fitbit Versa 3: new rumors analysed and our features wish list

What we think we know about Fitbit’s next smartwatch It seems that we could see the Fitbit Versa 3 launch in September 2020 – if

Oculus VR users can’t ignore the Facebook reality for much longer

Since Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR six years ago, users of the virtual reality headsets have been able to avoid entanglement with the social network.

It’s a rainy day for Android users as Apple-owned Dark Sky shuts down

It’s a sad day for Android users of the popular Dark Sky app, which shut down today following an acquisition by Apple. The app, which gained

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Camera

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS packs a powerful 20x (25-500mm) optical zoom lens with a 4-stop Optical Image Stabilizer in a compact body, it delivers detailed, sharp images

Why wearable tech needs the Fitbit/Google deal to happen

Google says the deal is about ‘devices, not data’ – and that’s what we need Google has promised not to harvest and use Fitbit data

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