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8 Days Ago   Image: Hisense Roku is bringing its TV operating system outside of North America for the first time, the company announced at IFA today. Hisense UK will release its first TVs powered by Roku in the fourth quarter of this year.

9 Days Ago   Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Qualcomm will integrate 5G connectivity into its 6- and 7-series chipsets starting next year alongside its flagship 8-series processors, the company announced at IFA today.

9 Days Ago   Photo by Jon Porter / The Verge Huawei is adding noise cancellation to the third-generation of the FreeBuds, its true wireless earbuds that look almost identical to Apple’s AirPods.

9 Days Ago   Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Huawei’s latest Kirin 990 flagship chipset will include a version with a built-in 5G modem, as well as offering a speed increase compared to its predecessor, the company announced onstage at IFA 2019 today.

10 Days Ago   Jabra’s Elite 65t true wireless earbuds were the default recommended alternative to AirPods for a long time. They were one of the first pairs to nail the basics of solid connectivity, satisfactory battery life, and good-enough sound quality.

10 Days Ago   While over-ear headphones prioritize comfort over bulkiness and in-ear headphones offer an extremely lightweight experience, neckband headphones supposedly offer a best-of-both-worlds form factor that Sony isn’t going to leave behind anytime soon.

10 Days Ago   Image: Sony The Xperia 5 is Sony’s return to making compact smartphones. Earlier this week, Sony teased that the new phone would be small enough to fit “in the palm of your hand,” and as expected it’s a relatively small device with a form-factor that’s smaller than many current flagships.

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11 Days Ago   Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Amazon has gotten pretty good at getting its services into your living room so far. Every year, the e-commerce giant sells millions of Fire TV Sticks, cheap little devices that are designed to plug into the back of your existing TV and equip it with all the streaming services you could possibly need.

11 Days Ago   The module will allow Yale’s European smart locks (pictured: right) to be compatible with August’s app platform (pictured: center). | Image: Yale The August smart lock platform is coming to Europe via a new accessory module for sister company Yale’s range of smart locks.

11 Days Ago   Asus’ ProArt display | Photo by Jon Porter / The Verge Asus has unveiled a new ProArt display, a top-spec monitor that’s designed for professional users.

11 Days Ago   The more expensive ATH-CKS5TW have a better battery life and physical buttons. | Image: Audio-Technica One year after Audio-Technica announced its first somewhat underwhelming pairs of true wireless earbuds, the company is back with two fresh attempts: the ATH-CKS5TW and ATH-CKS3TW.

13 Days Ago   Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge While Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress holds the crown as the biggest mobile show, it’s Berlin’s IFA that’s Europe’s biggest tech show overall.

13 Days Ago   Image: Kerf By now you’ve probably heard that storing your fancy new Apple Card in leather risks discoloring it. That rules out carrying the card around in a traditional wallet or purse, so why not carry around a small wooden case for your card instead?

13 Days Ago   Image: @AllanXia Zao, a free deepfake face-swapping app that’s able to to place your likeness into scenes from hundreds of movies and TV shows after uploading just a single photograph, has gone viral in China.

16 Days Ago   Image: Microsoft Minecraft Earth’s closed beta has launched on Android in Seattle, London, Tokyo, Stockholm, and Mexico City, its developer Mojang announced today. If you’re lucky enough to have a beta invite and live in one of the launch cities, then you can start playing the augmented reality mobile game right now.

16 Days Ago   Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge North has added native support for Android’s notification actions to its Focals smart glasses. Using the new functionality, you’ll now be able to access any shortcuts app developers include in their app’s notifications.

16 Days Ago   Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Security researchers working in Google’s Project Zero team say they have discovered a number of hacked websites which used previously undisclosed security flaws to indiscriminately attack any iPhone that visited them.

17 Days Ago   Apple has sent out invitations for its annual iPhone event on September 10th, where the company is widely expected to announce the iPhone 11. The event will take place at the company’s Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California.

17 Days Ago   Image: Samsung Samsung has quietly announced a new Bixby-powered smart speaker called the Galaxy Home Mini, and it’s inviting Galaxy smartphone owners in South Korea to sign up to beta-test the new device.

17 Days Ago   Image: USPTO / Google A recently discovered patent suggests that Google was at one point experimenting with the idea of putting a camera slap bang in the middle of the face of a smartwatch.

18 Days Ago   Swipe up or down on the small profile picture in the top right to switch accounts. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge There’s now a simpler way of swiping between Gmail accounts on Android that has long existed in iOS.

18 Days Ago   Vizio is one of the three manufacturers who are interested in the new mode. | Photo by James Bareham / The Verge The UHD Alliance, a collection of companies who work together to define display standards, has announced Filmmaker Mode, a new TV setting that’s designed to show films as they were originally mastered, with as little post-processing as possible.

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