Bluetooth Security Flaws Impacting ‘Billions of Devices’ Come With Some Serious Caveats

Leaving your phone or computer’s Bluetooth on all the time has never been a good idea, but now researchers at the cybersecurity firm Armis are claiming to have discovered a series of vulnerabilities that allow them to silently hack devices over Bluetooth. Read More >>

Motorola is Going to Try and Out-Sonos Sonos With the Moto X4 and Tempow Bluetooth

Tempow, a company know for its software-only Bluetooth enhancements, has teamed up with Motorola for the launch of the Moto X4 smartphone - and it looks like they have their sights set on Sonos. Read More >>

Tile Upgrades Its Bluetooth Tracking Gear With Tile Pro

Are you paranoid about losing stuff? Then you'll probably have already throughly researched Tile. This is a small bluetooth fob that sits on your keyring, in your wallet, or stuck to whatever is important to you - and will enable you to track it from your phone. The company has been around for a few years now, but today the company has officially unveiled its latest product: Tile Pro. Read More >>

Bluetooth Beacons Are Now Helping People Navigate Gatwick Airport

Beacons are nothing new, but Gatwick Airport is throwing itself into using the technology in quite a major way, installing 2000 battery-powered devices to help provide location data. Beacons are useful when GPS can't work - indoors, mainly - and allow the airport to provide a variety of services via apps. Read More >>

How to Turn Your Smartphone Into an (Almost) Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s questionable supply chain strategies mean there are still gamers trying to get their hands on a Switch, two months after its release. But why bother trying to hunt down another console when the smartphone in your pocket can already do almost everything the Switch can — with a few upgrades. Read More >>

Ultimate Ears’ New Bluetooth Speaker Looks Like A Winking Robot

There are a lot of Bluetooth speakers in the world, but the new one from Ultimate Ears has stolen our hearts. Read More >>

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Surprise! The New Raspberry Pi Zero W Launches Today

Today is Raspberry Pi's fifth birthday, and instead of buying themselves a big cake, the Raspberry Pi Foundation's decided to give us a present instead: the Raspberry Pi Zero W. Read More >>

Handy New ‘Jack’ Makes Any Headphones Wireless

Mobile phone manufacturers might be ready to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack for good, but consumers aren't. Every new announcement of a phone dropping the standard port last year - following Apple, of course - was met with groans and kvetching, and for good reason. We've all got years' worth of 3.5mm headphones, and not everyone wants to replace them with £160 earrings. Read More >>

This Shiny Connected Toaster Uses Your Smartphone to Remember Your Perfect Toasting Settings

It’s one of the simplest appliances in your kitchen, but how many times have you popped bread in a toaster, only to have it nuke your slice because the previous user had it set to well done? Too often, which is why Griffin Technology’s shiny new Connected Toaster isn’t that absurd of an idea. Read More >>

Bluetooth 5 Now Final and Coming Soon to Something You Don’t Really Need

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has decided it's ready to have everyone use the new Bluetooth, with its Bluetooth 5 feature set now set in stone and issued to all hardware makers with an interest in having their things connect to other things. Read More >>

This Bluetooth N64 Controller is Every 90s Kid’s Dream

There’s really nothing like playing a Nintendo 64 game with one of the classic controllers. The problem is that classic N64 controllers don’t hook up to phones, tablets, or laptops, which makes playing console emulators a real pain. Now, there’s finally some sweet relief for retro gaming fans. Read More >>

The GoPro Hero5 Is Finally Waterproof and Listens to Your Voice Commands

The Christmas season and time for spending will be soon upon us, and GoPro intends to capitalise on it by finally rolling out the latest version of its popular action cameras: the Hero5. Read More >>

Google’s Experimenting With Adding Bluetooth Support to Chrome

It looks like the day is coming where your browser will be aware of all the different gadgets you have lying around the house. That's because Google's just turned on an experimental feature in Chrome and Chrome OS, one that will let them directly communicate with your Bluetooth tech. Read More >>

Bluetooth Has Finally Outsold Wired Headphones

When Bluetooth headphones first hit the market in the mid-2000s, it was a good idea to steer clear. The sound was discernibly worse. Connection problems were abundant, and they were expensive. But a decade later, consumer research firm NPD Group says that Bluetooth headphones have finally outsold their wired competition. Read More >>

Range-doubling Bluetooth 5 to be Revealed Next Week

The people behind the Bluetooth spec are working out the fine details of what the next version of Bluetooth should be able to do (connect to things on the 1st attempt not the 31st bloody try might be a good start), and have revealed that the spec sheet will be made public on June 16. And it's officially to be called Bluetooth 5. Read More >>