New AirPods and my face, nearly three years later

New AirPods and my face, nearly three years later

Wireless earbuds have been revolutionized since 2016, and AirPods have become iconic. New York City, and my daily commute, are perfect examples. For months, I had commuted as the Lone AirPod Guy back in late 2016. Now, who isn’t wearing them? I remember putting AirPods on for the first time, and not knowing what to think. Photo […]

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AirPods (2nd generation) from all angles

AirPods (2nd generation) from all angles

Apple Airpods (2nd generation) While they look almost identical to the originals, the second-generation AirPods are definitely better in small ways that a lot of people will appreciate, including Apple’s new H1 chip that supports Bluetooth 5.0, improved audio synchronization and always-on Siri. Published:March 28, 2019Caption:David CarnoyPhoto:Sarah Tew/CNET

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Magic Leap heads to AT&T stores, along with AR Game of …

Magic Leap heads to AT&T stores, along with AR Game of ...

Magic Leap will meets GoT. Sarah Tew/CNET Westeros will show up in augmented reality, if you happen to be in Boston, Chicago or San Francisco. AT&T has announced that three US stores will be selling Magic Leap One Creator Edition AR headsets starting April 1 (no joke), along with unique AR experiences tied to Game […]

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Google VR controller patent adds location, orientation …

Google VR controller patent adds location, orientation ...

Google’s VR and AR designs have suddenly gained more weight now that its Stadia game platform has been revealed. USPTO/Google A Google patent application published Thursday gives us a look at the way VR systems could improve their understanding of where your hands are. The patent, uncovered earlier by Patently Mobile, lays out a “VR […]

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Oculus Rift S and Quest: Hands-on with Facebook’s $399 …

The Oculus Rift S (left) and Oculus Quest (right) are both arriving this spring, and both cost $399. John Kim/CNET Facebook doesn’t just have one VR headset coming this year. It has two. At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Facebook announced the Oculus Rift S, a new version of the PC-connected Oculus Rift […]

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Omron HeartGuide: My life with a blood pressure smartwa…

Omron HeartGuide: My life with a blood pressure smartwa...

The Omron HeartGuide: blood pressure on the go. Sarah Tew/CNET In the middle of a conversation at dinner, I slowly lift my arm to my chest. I feel the slight compression. I wait, and it stops. My blood pressure isn’t bad. I drink my iced tea. I’ve been wearing the Omron HeartGuide on my wrist […]

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HTC Vive’s VR game and app subscription service starts …

HTC HTC’s Viveport Infinity unlimited subscription service could deliver a much-needed boost to the virtual reality scene.  Subscriptions cost $13 a month, HTC announced Thursday, or you can prepay an entire year for $99. The service, which was announced at CES 2019 with the upcoming Vive Cosmos headset, allows subscribers to download any of the more than 600 games […]

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Apple Watch Series 3 deal: Just $199

Apple Watch Series 3 deal: Just $199

Although this deal isn’t for the cellular version of the Apple Watch Series 3, it’s still great. Sarah Tew/CNET If you’re looking for the best deal on an iPhone, I say look to last year’s models. How about the best deal on an Apple Watch? Same story. Exhibit A: For a limited time, and while […]

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active review: Slim, round and hal…

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active review: Slim, round and hal...

The Galaxy Watch Active ($200 at Amazon) is the sportier, slimmer sibling of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Watch ($294 at Amazon) from 2018. It’s a lighter version of the watch in every sense of the word, with a noticeably thinner body and a slightly smaller screen that comes in only one size with no LTE option. […]

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Facebook prepares to push Oculus VR headsets for busine…

Facebook prepares to push Oculus VR headsets for busine...

The next big step for Oculus may be into our office buildings. Sarah Tew/CNET When Facebook pitches its Oculus virtual reality headsets to the masses, it talks of their ability to make you feel as though you’re inside a game, visiting another planet or scuba diving next to massive blue whales, without ever leaving your […]

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