Apple’s first AirPods ad reminds me of the iPod ads

60_still_1920_1080 Ever since the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch took the spotlight, most of Apple ads have been focused on those devices. So it’s always nice to see the company try new things for less important devices, such as the AirPods. With today’s new ad, Apple is going back in time to the good old days of the iPod. I can’t exactly put my finger on it, but I instantly thought about the… Read More

Jaguar’s first electric SUV aims for 80% charge in 90 minutes

HyperFocal: 0 Jaguar’s showing off the I-PACE, an electric concept SUV that it’s aiming to bring to production sometime in 2018. The I-PACE looks like a sensible small utility vehicle, with a five-door design and performance-tuned features including a target 0-60mph time of “around” four seconds, a 310+ mile range and a 50kW DC charging mechanism that helps it reclaim 80 percent of… Read More

Amazon Alexa is now available on first device not made by Amazon

triby (1 of 1) Amazon is spreading the Alexa love. The voice service is now available on the Triby. This small, family-focused message board, internet radio and VoIP device is the first device available for purchase not made by Amazon to feature the company’s clever voice service.
Using the Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS), Invoxia, the maker behind the Triby, built the voice capability into the device. Read More

Here’s The First Look At The Swappable Battery In LG’s Next Smartphone

LG-G4-Beat-3 Remember when high-end smartphones had swappable batteries? It looks like LG is about to bring that feature back in its upcoming G5 smartphone. The feature was rumored for weeks, but Android Authority managed to snag a product packaging showing the hot swappable action. If this image is correct — and all signs say it is — the bottom of the phone pops off, allowing the user to plug… Read More

Gartner: Device Spend To Decline For First Time, Shipments Grow Only 1.9% In 2016

computerdog The slowdown in hardware sales continues apace. Gartner today published its latest forecasts for device sales — covering PCs, tablets, ‘ultramobiles’ and smartphones — and it predicts that while end-user sales overall will continue to grow to 2.4 billion units in 2016, it will be at a snail’s pace, up just 1.9% on 2015. On top of that, those who are in the… Read More

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