Nike rumored to be axing Fuelband hardware division

Fuelband

Here's one to take with a grain of salt, simply because as of now it's not official. Sources at CNet say that most of the FuelBand team is to be let go, and that Nike will halt production of the hardware altogether. This includes the planned "slim" version to be released later this year, and everything else the 70-odd member team may have been working on. Word of the plans also have reached...

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Considering the Samsung Galaxy S5 to go along with your new Gear 2 or Gear Fit? Check out our review!

If you happened to pick up a shiny new Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo or Gear Fit but you're using it with an older Samsung device, it may be time to upgrade your phone as well. The new Gear devices will work fine and dandy with previous devices, but don't you want the latest and greatest phone to maximize your potential? Of course you do — and the Samsung Galaxy S5 is just that device. Our pals at...

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LG announces Connect SDK to get apps on multiple smart TVs at once

Connect SDK

LG’s Connect SDK was announced today, promising to offer developers an easy way to create big-screen apps for Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, webOS, and (obviously) LG TV systems. The software development kit allows Android and iOS apps to be extended to the television, and the folks at Plex are already involved with it. It’ll be awhile before this ecosystem matures and produces a strong...

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Belkin updates WeMo app with new WeMo Light Switch features

Belkin updates WeMo app with new WeMo Light Switch features

Belkin has updated their WeMo home automation apps for iOS and Android with a few new features. Chief among them is a long-press option for their Light Switch, which is recognizable through the popular IFTTT service. There’s also new controls to recognize sunrise and sunset, and an away mode which flips the lights on and off randomly to make it look like someone’s home. WeMo extends beyond...

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Sonos to let you set up your system without the need for a Bridge

Sonos will soon let you set up your system without the need for a Bridge

The Sonos Wireless HiFi System enables folk to play media without the restrictions of speaker cables. Think of a wireless music setup and you’ve got the right idea. Utilizing SonosNet, the company has been able to provide consumers with the means to create networks dedicated to music alone, which ensures solid performance throughout the home. Today, Sonos has shared its vision for the next...

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Anki Drive getting new cars and tracks, plus a new Race Mode

Anki Drive getting new cars and tracks, plus a new Race Mode

The folks at Anki Drive have released two new cars, two new tracks, and a new mode for their real-world iOS racing game today. Corax is one of the new cars, which is able to mount multiple weapons, while Hadion has a turbo boost function available right away. As for tracks, Crossroads adds the first intersection to the mix, while Bottleneck has a particularly narrow section which should be a...

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Volvo's 2015 cars to be connected with AT&T LTE

Volvo S60

AT&T's been making signing up automakers left and right in recent months, netting bothAudi and General Motors for their connected automobile solutions. And now they can add Volvo to the mix. As announced today, Volvo and AT&T have entered into a multi-year agreement that will see Volvo's cars in the 2015 model year equipped with Volvo's Sensus Connect infotainment system gaining LTE...

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2015 Hyundai Sonata to integrate CarPlay, fresh looks

2015 Hyunday Sonata

Hyundai is the latest car maker to announce firm CarPlay plans, with the 2015 Sonata being the Korean manufacturer's first to integrate the system. Announced today in New York, the 2015 Sonata will be going on sale later on in the year. Our engineers took advantage of the vivid eight-inch touchscreen to integrate CarPlay for an experience that iPhone users will instantly recognize. A...

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Pioneer adding Apple CarPlay to existing in-dash hardware

CarPlay

Pioneer has confirmed that they’ll have a selection of CarPlay-friendly aftermarket dash systems available this summer thanks to an upcoming firmware update. The five receivers due to get that update are the AVIC-8000NEX, AVIC-7000NEX, AVIC-6000NEX, AVIC-5000NEX and AVH-4000NEX. The update will enable hands-free call handling, Siri commands, media playback, GPS directions, and all of the other...

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Gramofon is a music-streaming Wifi extender

Gramofon

Now this is quite clever. Kickstarter stalwart Gramofon is looking to raise $250,000 to fund the first 6,500 units of a combination Wifi extender/music hub. Initial preorders run $30 for a black model and $40 for white — that'll rise $10 each in a bit. Born from the brains behind Fon, known for being a pretty major Wifi provider (and crowdsourced at that), Gramofon will use the same core...

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