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Tempow raises $4 million to let you stream on multiple Bluetooth speakers at once

Tempow raises $4 million to let you stream on multiple Bluetooth speakers at once

Tempow, a company that’s developing a new protocol to improve Bluetooth, announced it has raised $4 million in a series A round of funding led by Balderton Capital, with participation from C4
Apple offers $50 refund for some 2017 iPhone battery replacements

Apple offers $50 refund for some 2017 iPhone battery replacements

Having started a discounted iPhone battery replacement program at the end of December 2017, Apple is now offering $50 refunds to customers who paid earlier in the year to replace iPhone 6 or later
South Korean 5G carriers expect holograms and videos to force limited data plans

South Korean 5G carriers expect holograms and videos to force limited data plans

Though Qualcomm and 5G device makers expect unlimited data service to enable the coming 5G era, some cellular carriers are beginning to push back on the idea, Yonhap reports. South Korean mobile
Apple knew iPhone 6 bent easily, but released it and downplayed issues

Apple knew iPhone 6 bent easily, but released it and downplayed issues

Apple knew before launching the iPhone 6 series that its 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch devices were considerably more likely to bend than the iPhone 5s, but continued to downplay the issue — despite charging
Apple wins $538.6 million from Samsung in latest iPhone patent retrial (Updated)

Apple wins $538.6 million from Samsung in latest iPhone patent retrial (Updated)

Nearly six years after a federal jury awarded Apple over $1 billion for Samsung infringements of iPhone intellectual properties, a jury retrying the damages portion of the case has reached a unanimous
Apple rejects Valve’s Steam Link from the iOS App Store

Apple rejects Valve’s Steam Link from the iOS App Store

People using iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV will not have access to the Steam Link app that enables you to play games over a stream running on a local PC. Valve Software announced the
HTC Vive Focus gets smartphone integration and better battery life

HTC Vive Focus gets smartphone integration and better battery life

HTC’s standalone VR headset Vive Focus launched in China last year, and it’s getting some neat software upgrades ahead of its anticipated global release. Just announced at the 2018 Vive Ecosystem
Comparing Samsung, JDI, and LG’s VR panels

Comparing Samsung, JDI, and LG’s VR panels

Google worked with LG to develop a display panel providing an astonishing 18.1 megapixels of detail per eye in a VR headset. While Facebook wasn’t ready to show its Half Dome varifocal prototype
Why Facebook engineered the Half Dome Varifocal VR headset

Why Facebook engineered the Half Dome Varifocal VR headset

At Display Week in Los Angeles, Facebook revealed why its researchers and engineers built a varifocal VR headset. Over the last few years researchers at Facebook’s Reality Labs (formerly known as
Dreams could be PSVR’s most important game

Dreams could be PSVR’s most important game

I’ve been following Media Molecule’s Dreams with cautious optimism for three years now, not because I doubt the LittleBigPlanet developers’ ability to make a robust, accessible creation platform, but
Nintendo Switch gets 3 new Pokémon games this year, but not Gen 8

Nintendo Switch gets 3 new Pokémon games this year, but not Gen 8

The Pokémon Company International announced that three major Pokémon games are coming for the Nintendo Switch during 2018. And these don’t include another major Pokémon game coming in 2019. Two will
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon XR1 reference design for standalone AR and VR headsets

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon XR1 reference design for standalone AR and VR headsets

At the Augmented Reality World Expo in Santa Clara, California, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon XR1 platform, a new hardware reference design for standalone augmented reality and virtual reality
Google’s Project Fi now supports Moto G6, LG G7 ThinQ, and LG V35 ThinQ

Google’s Project Fi now supports Moto G6, LG G7 ThinQ, and LG V35 ThinQ

Google announced that three new phones will gain compatibility with Project Fi, its mobile virtual private network, in early June: the Moto G6, LG G7 ThinQ, and LG V35 ThinQ.
Withings cofounder Éric Carreel finalizes deal to regain control from Nokia

Withings cofounder Éric Carreel finalizes deal to regain control from Nokia

Connected health care startup Withings is a French company once again. Cofounder Éric Carreel announced today that he has closed a deal to buy Withings back from Finland’s Nokia. “I am delighted to
Insomniac teases its next game — a new VR experience

Insomniac teases its next game — a new VR experience

Insomniac is a busy studio. It is preparing to release Spider-Man for PlayStation 4, which is one of the most anticipated games of the second half of this year. But while one Insomniac team getting
How Withings’ Éric Carreel plans to raise his wearables company from the dead

How Withings’ Éric Carreel plans to raise his wearables company from the dead

As the wearables market emerged a decade ago, France’s Withings took its place among a class of pioneers that included such names as Fitbit, Pebble, and Jawbone. And in its home territory, Withings’
LG G7 ThinQ review: A great phone with not-so-intelligent AI

LG G7 ThinQ review: A great phone with not-so-intelligent AI

REVIEW: The LG markets the G7 ThinQ as an AI powerhouse, but how smart is it, really? We dive deep into its features in our review.
MixCast 2.0 ditches green screens for VR livestreams

MixCast 2.0 ditches green screens for VR livestreams

Today Blueprint Reality is announcing the release of MixCast 2.0, which is now available for download. The biggest barrier to more people recording and streaming amazing mixed reality videos like this
Apple shows off watchOS 5 with Walkie-Talkie, better workouts, and deep notifications

Apple shows off watchOS 5 with Walkie-Talkie, better workouts, and deep notifications

During the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote today, Apple revealed watchOS 5, the latest version of its Apple Watch operating system. It began the discussion by touting the Apple Watch as
Apple unveils tvOS 12 with Dolby Atmos support and ‘zero sign-on’

Apple unveils tvOS 12 with Dolby Atmos support and ‘zero sign-on’

At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018 in San Jose, California on Monday, Apple announced the latest version of tvOS, the entertainment-centric operating system for the company's lineup of