Google adds indoor positioning to Android’s Find My Device

Enlarge If you’ve ever lost your Android phone, it’s usually a help to use Google’s “Find My Device” service to see the phone’s last known position on a map. As Google Maps get better and better, it makes sense to keep Find My Device up to date with the latest in mapping technology. With the […]

California bans default passwords on any internet-connected device

In less than two years, anything that can connect to the internet will come with a unique password — that is, if it’s produced or sold in California. The “Information Privacy: Connected Devices” bill that comes into effect on January 1, 2020, effectively bans pre-installed and hard-coded default passwords. It only took the authorities about […]

Pixel 3 release may not be the only new device from Google, latest leak reveals

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be the latest flagships from Google and succeed the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that arrived last year. The two phones are highly-anticipated and are expected to come packing more technologically capable internals, a radical redesign and an improved camera system. Google has scheduled hardware showcases in […]

Withings unveils $200 Steel HR Sport smartwatch, its first device since founder reacquired company from Nokia

Withings today completes its tantalizing return from the tech scrapheap with the launch of its first new product as an independent company. The French firm, which was founded by Éric Carreel and Cedric Hutchings in 2008, was bought by Nokia in 2016 for $ 192 million. Nokia later ditched the Withings brand in favor of Nokia […]

Apple Watch Series 4 release – One of the biggest details about new device may have leaked

Apple Watch Series 4 is widely expected to be revealed at the trillion-dollar firm’s forthcoming hardware event on September 12 at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino. The latest wearable is presumed to feature new internals, but most notably it has also been rumoured to feature a fresh design. Renowned analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, for KGI […]

Judge to feds: No, you can’t warrantlessly put a GPS device on truck entering US

Enlarge / The border crossing at Port Huron, Michigan, as seen in 2015. (credit: Ken Lund / Flickr) At the end of August, a federal judge in Riverside, California made a potentially landmark decision for border privacy advocates—finding that it is unconstitutional for federal agents to warrantlessly install GPS tracking devices onto a truck entering […]

New hinge API gives more hints about Microsoft’s 2-screen “Andromeda” device

Enlarge / The “Surface Phone” is speculated to be some kind of dual-screen device. (credit: Microsoft) We’ve seen from patent filings and leaked timelines that Microsoft seems to be working on a dual-screen handheld device codenamed Andromeda. Some new APIs found in the latest Windows 10 preview provide more evidence, even offering clues as to […]

This device will literally tell you how much you stink

There’s so much bad technology in the world that Japan even has a beautiful word for pointless gadgets: “chindogu.” There’s another splendid Japanese term, one that companies are apparently holding training sessions on how to combat: “sumeru harasumento,” or in English, “smell harassment.” To help keep offensively stinky people in check, Tanita is releasing a […]

Captain Marvel plot LEAK? How Nick Fury obtained the device from Avengers Infinity War?

After Thanos’ Snap it’s presumed Captain Marvel is the universe’s main hope in Avengers 4. After all why would Nick Fury send her a distress call as he turned to ash in the Avengers Infinity War post-credits scene if she wasn’t a match for the Mad Titan? Marvel fans are hoping Captain Marvel’s solo outing, […]