bluetooth
IFA 2019: TCL’s New Flagship, the Plex, Has Bluetooth Audio Sharing, Insists it’s Better Than Apple’s

Earlier this year Apple let it slip that iOS 13 was coming with a very useful feature: audio sharing. Or, in other more descriptive terms, the ability to share a device's audio to more than one set of headphones. Now TCL has announced that it's also bringing this feature to its phones, and that it'll be much better than what Apple has to offer when iOS 13 finally launches. Read More >>

gadgets
Engineers Will Love this Dead Calculator Hacked Into a Wireless Keyboard

On the surface, hacking a broken calculator to serve as a Bluetooth ‘keyboard’ for a calculator app on a smartphone seems like hacking for hacking’s sake. But we all know how frustrating a touchscreen keyboard can be for anything but short messages, so for engineers or mathematicians crunching numbers all day, this hack might actually be genius? Read More >>

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Apple’s Handy AirDrop Feature Has a Creepy Downside

Apple products might cost a small fortune, but one neat thing about its ecosystem is it’s easy to seamlessly share files between devices. Except according to a newly published report, there might be a creepy downside to all that convenience. If you’ve got Bluetooth enabled and use AirDrop or share your wifi passwords, anyone with a bit of know-how can nab your actual phone number. Read More >>

cars
Man Jailed for Suspected Cheating on Driving Test

A man from Guildford has been jailed for the crime of wearing a Bluetooth earpiece while taking the theory element of his driving test. The inference being that the spoken parts of the test could be heard by an outsider, who'd then feed the examinee the correct answers. Jesus, just buy the bloody Highway Code book. Read More >>

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The OnePlus TV Will Ship With a Bluetooth Remote Control

The OnePlus TV is currently in the works, and a listing for a companion Bluetooth remote has been spotted over on Bluetooth SIG, the standard and licensing group for the technology. Read More >>

gadgets
Philips Hue’s New Bluetooth Bulbs Make It Cheaper to Try Out the Best Smart Lights

Despite being one of the most popular smart light platforms on the market, one of the disadvantages of Philips’ Hue system is its need for a bridge. That means getting started with Hue tended to cost a bit more than competing platforms, because to control even one light, you needed a hub. Read More >>

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Sony’s New Truly Wireless Noise-Cancelling Earbuds Feel Like a Fancy Step Forward

Sony showed up early to the truly wireless noise-cancelling party in 2017, and now the company has an exciting new update: the WF-1000XM3 truly wireless earbuds. They cost $230 (~£180, UK price TBA) and look like some silly mini version of the company’s popular WH-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones. That’s kind of the point, too. Apple’s AirPods have no noise-cancelling and the excellent Jabra Elite 65t only have noise reduction. Excellent noise-cancelling earbuds could be a big deal. Read More >>

music
The 80s Nostalgia Train is Still Barrelling Along and the Latest Throwback is This Bluetooth Cassette Player

The Hong Kong-based company that brought you the digital camera attachment that transforms your camera into a Polaroid is back with another product that's dripping with nostalgia and making a bloody mess everywhere. Read More >>

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The Future is a Poundland Tracker on Every Important Lego Piece

A previously aspirational piece of branded technology has hit Poundland for the price of literally £1, with the TrackR Pixel promising to end the misery of near-range lost items with its Bluetooth connectivity. Read More >>

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The Best Cheap Wireless Headphones Just Got Better

I’ve been a fan of the Jabra Move wireless headphones for years. They’re super functional, lightweight, attractive, great-sounding, and at $100, surprisingly affordable. Jabra just released an updated version of the headphones, the Move Style, with improved battery life and a new range of colours. The best part is they’re still really good and really cheap. Read More >>

gadgets
Finally, the Slick Bluetooth Upgrade My Beloved Shure Earbuds Deserve

Every year or so Gizmodo's Adam Clark Estes tells me he’s found a pair of headphones that are genuinely exceptional, and so I, being a headphones hoarder, am obliged to try them out. Usually, he’s right! But when it comes to in-ear headphones, his suggestions have left me filled with regret and my wallet woefully empty. You can’t just borrow your buddy’s in-ear headphones or earbuds—it’s disgusting. So Adam suggests a pair of earbuds and tells me they fit great, and I buy them and immediately hate them, and thank goodness my flatmate and my dad don’t have the same hang-ups about sharing earbuds, you know? Read More >>

audio
Sennheiser’s Truly Wireless Earbuds Sound Impossibly Good

I walked into this review hoping to be disappointed. Ever since I first reviewed them four years ago, the over-ear Sennheiser Momentum Wireless has been the model to beat in terms of supreme sound quality in the world of Bluetooth headphones. So when the company announced that it would be releasing truly wireless earbuds with the Momentum name, I almost wanted them to suck. It wouldn’t be fair for Sennheiser to dominate the earbud business too! But alas, the Momentum True Wireless earbuds are awesome. Read More >>

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The Best Cheap Bluetooth Speaker

In recent years, portable Bluetooth speakers have become essential gadgets for modern living. Going into the woods and want to listen to some Phish? Get a speaker. Want to listen to podcasts in the shower? Use a Bluetooth solution. But beyond being so useful, what’s exciting about Bluetooth speakers these days is the fact that you can get an excellent Bluetooth speaker for cheap. Heck, get one for a friend, too! Read More >>

security
Firm Says Bluetooth Chip Security Flaws Could Expose Enterprise Wifi APs to Attack

Researchers at the security firm Armis announced this week that they discovered two serious chip-level vulnerabilities that could potentially put “millions” of enterprise access points at risk. Namely, the security flaw could allow hackers to gain access to networks completely undetected. Read More >>

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The UE Boom 3 Is Good Redesign at Its Best

One of my first Gizmodo stories was about Logitech getting serious about design. It was published a few weeks after the company released the first UE Boom, which we would eventually decide was the best Bluetooth speaker you could buy. At the time, I wondered how that little beast would evolve in the years to come. Now I know. It got a better design, one that not only makes the speakers better-looking but also more fun to use. The new Boom is not perfect, though. Read More >>