Monday, July 26

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Ceiling Fans Recalled Over Blades Detaching And Flying Off
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Ceiling Fans Recalled Over Blades Detaching And Flying Off

We’re not sure if you’ve ever had this concern, but have you ever considered the possibility that the blades on our ceiling fans flying off while in use? If you’ve never had that thought, now you do, and it seems like it is a possibility because a company calling themselves King of Fans has announced a recall.AdvertisingIn case the name wasn’t obvious, this is a company that makes fans. In particular, the company is recalling its 54-inch Mara ceiling fan after there were multiple reports from customers who claimed that the blades detached during use. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, it seems that at least two of the reports involved an injury, while four reports include property damage as a result of the blades detaching.According to King of F...
Apple’s Rumored AR Glasses Could Also Double As Prescription Glasses
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Apple’s Rumored AR Glasses Could Also Double As Prescription Glasses

The problem with augmented reality headsets is that it assumes the wearer can see perfectly and does not need to wear prescription glasses. This would hinder the adoption of such devices as there are many people in the world who wear prescription glasses, but it seems that this is something Apple is hoping to solve.AdvertisingAccording to a recently discovered patent by Apple World Today, it appears that the company has filed a patent for a pair of AR glasses that can also double up as a pair of prescription glasses. The patent describes a head-mounted display that can also have the lenses removed, meaning that those who need lenses with power for short/far sightedness will (in theory) be able to add them.It should be pointed out that Apple would not be the first company to make HMDs that ...
Ring’s Mailbox Sensor Lets You Know When You’ve Got Mail
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Ring’s Mailbox Sensor Lets You Know When You’ve Got Mail

While we can use tracking numbers to keep track of our deliveries, this doesn’t always apply to things like letters. If you’d like to be kept in the know whenever you have new mail in your mailbox, you might want to check out Ring’s new Mailbox Sensor, whose name is actually rather straightforward and telling.AdvertisingThe Ring Mailbox Sensor is designed to be placed on your mailbox outside of your home. Whenever the door to the mailbox is opened, you will get a notification to let you know that you might have gotten mail. This will be useful if you’re trying to keep an eye out for a particular letter that you’re expecting, or just mail in general.However, it can also be useful if you think that someone might be snooping in on your mail because since it alert...
OnePlus Confirms That They’re Making Their Own Smartwatch
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OnePlus Confirms That They’re Making Their Own Smartwatch

A few years ago, it was revealed that OnePlus had attempted to create their own smartwatch. The company designed one but ultimately decided to scrap the idea and instead chose to focus on their smartphones instead. This was several years ago when OnePlus was still sort of new-ish to the scene.AdvertisingIt made sense back then that the company should focus on their core products first before branching out, but now it seems that maybe it’s time for OnePlus to revisit past projects. In a post made on Twitter, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that the company is making their own smartwatch (again) and that it will be released early next year. Many of you said you wanted a watch, and as you might have heard over the weekend—we're making one, to be released early next year. Wishes...
Revamped Apple TV Expected In 2021
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Revamped Apple TV Expected In 2021

The last time Apple released the Apple TV was back in 2017 where the model finally came with support for 4K content. The company has not updated the model since, but that could change in 2021, according to a report from Bloomberg in which they claim that a new, revamped Apple TV could be launching next year.AdvertisingAccording to the report, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman revealed that the new Apple TV will apparently have an updated remote control, a new processor, and will also have a greater emphasis on gaming. With the last Apple TV, Apple did highlight the gaming capabilities of the device, and with the launch of Apple Arcade since, this doesn’t really come as a surprise.However, despite these changes, Gurman is a bit skeptical about Apple’s plans, where he suggests that t...
Samsung’s Next-Gen Galaxy Buds Could Feature Spatial Audio
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Samsung’s Next-Gen Galaxy Buds Could Feature Spatial Audio

One of the features of the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max is spatial audio. It is not necessarily a new feature, but it’s one that the company has included with some of its audio products. Apple has described it as, “Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking brings theater-like sound that surrounds you from the movie or video you’re watching, so that it seems as if the sound is coming from all around you.”That being said, it seems that Samsung could be looking to borrow that feature for its own audio products because according to a report from 9to5Google, they discovered within Samsung’s own app that there is a reference to spatial audio for its upcoming (and unannounced) Galaxy Buds Pro.AdvertisingThe discovery within the app also reveals other features that will...
AirPods Pro Lite Expected In First Half Of 2021
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AirPods Pro Lite Expected In First Half Of 2021

Earlier this year, we heard the rumors that Apple could be working on a new set of AirPods that could be in the middle of the AirPods and the AirPods Pro known as the AirPods Pro Lite. It was initially rumored that it could be launching in the summer of 2020, but that obviously did not happen.AdvertisingNow according to a report from The Elec, it seems that the AirPods Pro Lite is expected to come in the first half of 2021 and will be priced at $200. The report also shared some interesting information about the earphones, where Apple had apparently planned to launch the AirPods Pro Lite after the launch of the AirPods Pro.However, they later changed it and chose to delay the launch of the AirPods Pro Lite as the Pro version was selling a lot better than expected. If that is true, it would ...
Netflix Can Now Be Streamed Through The Amazon Echo Show
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Netflix Can Now Be Streamed Through The Amazon Echo Show

One of the appeals of smart displays is that they not only function like a smart speaker, but the addition of the display also means that you can watch videos, watch video feeds, and so on. If you’re looking to make your smart display a little bit more entertaining, you’ll be pleased to learn that Netflix is now streamable on Amazon’s Echo Show.AdvertisingIt was actually previously announced that Netflix would be streamable through the Echo Show a few months ago, but it looks like the integration has finally arrived. All users need to do to launch Netflix is to say, “Alexa, open Netflix” and they’re good to go. Obviously you would need to have an active Netflix subscription to watch the shows, but assuming that you do, you should be able to pick up right...
Apple Might Have Figured Out How To Put A Camera On The Apple Watch
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Apple Might Have Figured Out How To Put A Camera On The Apple Watch

If there is one feature that’s “missing” from the Apple Watch, it would be a camera. We’ve seen some third-party alternatives, but they add quite a bit of bulk and heft to the watch, which we’re sure that not everyone will necessarily appreciate. However, it seems that Apple might have figured out a way.AdvertisingAccording to AppleInsider, they’ve stumbled across a patent filed by Apple that suggest that the company might have figured out a way to include a camera in the Apple Watch, and that is by hiding it in the screen itself. The patent describes a display system where one layer can be used to show the actual contents of the screen, while the other layer can act as a blocker of sorts to hide other components, like the camera, when not in use.Accordi...