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These $99 true wireless earbuds are cheaper and sound better than AirPods

There are three reasons why Apple’s AirPods are considered the best true wireless earbuds you can buy: They’re small, pair really easily to iOS devices, and only cost $159.

Everyone from Samsung to Jaybird to Bose have their own alternatives, but they cost even more. $159 for AirPods is a great price, but Crazy Baby, the company behind that crazy Mars levitating Bluetooth speaker, thinks it can offer even better sound for an even lower $99.

SEE ALSO: Google Pixel Buds review: They’re great… if you own a Pixel phone

You may not have heard about Crazy Baby, but they’ve actually got some experience building true wireless earbuds. Read more…

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Raymond Wong
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http://mashable.com/2017/11/17/crazy-baby-air-nano-true-wireless-earbuds/
 

How To Improve AirPods Sound Quality And Bass Using DIY Hack [Video] | Redmond Pie

Here’s how to improve Apple AirPods sound quality and bass significantly using this clever little do-it-yourself hack.

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Oliver Haslam
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http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-improve-airpods-sound-quality-and-bass-using-diy-hack-video/
 

Apple Postpones Release of HomePod Speaker

Apple Postpones Release of HomePod Speaker New York TimesUPDATE 1-Apple pushes launch of HomePod smart speaker to early 2018 Business InsiderApple’s HomePod speaker won’t ship until 2018 BGRApple’s HomePod Stumble Isn’t a Momentary Lapse BloombergApple just delayed its HomePod smart speaker until next year CNBCFull coverage

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/17/technology/personaltech/apple-postpones-release-homepod.html
 

Xiaomi Launches Select Lifestyle Products to Amazon, Like Earbuds and a Robot Builder | Droid Life

Xiaomi Launches Select Lifestyle Products to Amazon, Like Earbuds and a Robot Builder Droid LifeXiaomi offers new products on Amazon NeowinXiaomi is going to launch these 5 products soon TechJuiceFull coverage

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https://www.droid-life.com/2017/11/17/xiaomi-us-amazon-products/
 

How North Korea is hacking companies and governments

How North Korea is hacking companies and governments CNNMoneyFull coverage

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http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/15/technology/north-korea-hacking-fallchill-volgmer-fbi-dhs/index.html
 

Your Next Wearable May Not Need Electricity

What if you could unlock a door with your shirtsleeve, or code a secret message into your tie? This could soon be a thing, because researchers at the University of Washington have created a fabric that can store data without any electronics whatsoever. The fabric can be washed, dried, and even ironed without losing data. Oh, and it’s way cheaper than RFID.

By harnessing the ferromagnetic properties of conductive thread, [Justin Chen] and [Shyam Gollakota] have proved the ability to store bit strings and 2D images through magnetization. The team used an embroidery machine to lay down thread in dense strips and patches, and then coded in ones and zeros by rubbing the threads with N and S neodymium magnets.

They didn’t use anything special, either, just this conductive thread, some magnets, and a Nexus 5 to read the data. Any phone with a magnetometer (so, most of them) could decode this type of binary data. The threads stay reliably magnetized for about a week and then begin to weaken. However, their tests proved that the threads can be re-magnetized over and over.

The team also created 2D images with magnets on a 9-patch made of conductive fabric. The images can be decoded piecemeal by a single magnetometer, or all at once by an array of them. Finally, the team made a glove with a magnetized patch of thread on the fingertip. They were able to get the phone to recognize six unique gestures with 90% accuracy, even with the phone tucked away in a pocket. See it in action in their demo video after the break.

Magnetic memory is certainly not a new concept. But for the wearable technology frontier, it’s a novel one.

Via [ScienceDaily]

Kristina Panos
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https://hackaday.com/2017/11/17/your-next-wearable-may-not-need-electricity/
 

Try the new ‘Overwatch’ hero during the game’s free weekend

Try the new ‘Overwatch’ hero during the game’s free weekend EngadgetThe hurtful healer Moira is now live in Overwatch PC GamerOverwatch’s Latest Character Moira Is Now Available IGNFull coverage

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https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/17/new-overwatch-hero-moira-free-weekend/
 

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 has a power problem

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 has a power problem. When operating at peak performance, it may draw more power than its stock charger or Surface Dock can handle. What we’ve discovered after talking to Microsoft is that it’s not a bug—it’s a feature.

You can understand our confusion, given how Microsoft initially positioned the Surface Book 2. “This is a desktop,” Microsoft’s corporate vice president of devices, Panos Panay, went so far as to call it. “For many, this is likely the most performant desktop they’ve ever seen.” Most models come with a discrete Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU (the lowest-end model has a GTX 1050). At the launch event, Microsoft showed off Cuphead and Gears of War 4 playing at high frame rates on the Surface Book 2, implying that it was capable of playing PC games.

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Mark Hachman
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https://www.pcworld.com/article/3237656/laptop-computers/microsofts-surface-book-2-has-a-power-problem.html#tk.rss_all
 

Weekly Rewind: Bill Gates’ smart city, a robo pillow, our Black Friday favorites

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top tech stories from this week.

The post Weekly Rewind: Bill Gates’ smart city, a robo pillow, our Black Friday favorites appeared first on Digital Trends.

Lulu Chang
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https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/top-tech-stories-11-16-2017/
 

Pentagon exposed some of its data on Amazon server

Pentagon exposed some of its data on Amazon server CNNMoneyDefense Department Spied On Social Media, Left All Its Collected Data Exposed To Anyone TechdirtFull coverage

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http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/17/technology/centcom-data-exposed/index.html
 

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