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Android O Introduces Bluetooth Audio Codec Options in Developer Options

Android O was announced earlier today, and we've been digging through the update to see what's new. Take a look through our earlier coverage if you're out of the loop. After playing with the update for a few hours, we've come across an interesting new suite of options tucked in Developer Options: Bluetooth Audio Codec...

How to Disable Bluetooth Automatic Playback on any Android Phone

Have you ever connected your phone to your favorite Bluetooth speaker or car kit and found that applications like Google Play Music, Pandora, or Soundcloud automatically start playing? This can be quite annoying for those users who would prefer to select their own preferred application for media playback. Unfortunately, unless your particular Bluetooth device allows you...

How to Play Music or Podcasts over Bluetooth on your Car Stereo without A2DP Support

One of the more frustrating experiences with purchasing a car is dealing with the "upgrade" packages that may seem unnecessarily expensive. While playing audio over Bluetooth has been around for quite some time, many of the "newer" cars that came out would not offer support for the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) which is the Bluetooth profile...

[UPDATED] Smart Home & Home Automation Protocols Guide: Creating Your IoT Paradise

Smart home popularity has risen substantially over the past few years, and even the past few months. CES 2017 set the scene for another small explosion of these devices as Apple, Google, and Amazon all expanded their smart home ecosytems – albeit at different rates – with Amazon’s Alexa assistant boasting the most growth. Thrust into the...

The Bluetooth SIG Officially Adopts a Spec for Bluetooth 5

Back in June of this year, a letter from the Bluetooth SIG was discovered and in it we learned some of the first official details of the version 5 update for Bluetooth. We didn't learn too much though, mainly that there would be an official announcement a week later on June 16th. This date came...

Bluetooth SIG Updates Developer Toolkit Lineup and Documentation

Bluetooth is one of those pieces of tech that help make our lives easier in small and subtle ways. Whether you use it to connect to your car, to your smartwatch or perhaps you are forced to use it for audio -- Bluetooth has become one of those essential features that we take for granted these days. It's...

$20 Bluetooth LED Strip – Is it Crap?

This particular set that I picked up is equipped with four LED strips that can be plugged into the cigarette lighter in your car. The length of the cords are more than enough to reach the back seats of any car or SUV. While they are meant to be used in the car, I wanted to try...

J&L 100 Wireless Bluetooth Earphone Review + Community Discount Code

If you are like me, you probably use earphones extensively on a daily basis. Whether be at the gym, while travelling through public transport or simply at home for a personal media experience, earphones are perhaps my most used phone accessory. My personal preference for earphones since long have been small and discreet in-ear earphones, which...

Radon Lets You Share Your Links with Friends using … Ultrasound?

We're all familiar with the various wireless technologies that are available to us to transmit data between our various devices. Most commonly, we use either WiFi, Bluetooth, or NFC on our smartphones. In the future, it might be ZigBee or DECT. Whatever technology you use, they each have their benefits. However, one drawback of all of these...

VisionTek Waterproof Bluetooth Mini Keyboard: Mid-Size Keyboard To Go

The keyboard is indeed small - about 1.5 cm thick when it's folded and half that when it's open. It weighs less than a pound and is pretty straight-forward when operated. The side has a cover that opens up and reveals a MicroUSB charging port that then allows you to charge. And how long does...

Underrated Tech: Moto Hint Proves Form Factor Makes All the Difference

There is one device that I use every day that few people even know is there. And that’s precisely why it’s so good at what it does -- the Motorola Moto Hint is the most discreet wearable I’ve used, and its usefulness is often overlooked. What is special about the Moto Hint? Most would classify it...

Kmashi Arma K1 Bluetooth Speaker Review and Giveaway! (10 Prizes!) – XDA TV

Today XDA TV Host TK Reviews the Water-Resistant Arma K1 Bluetooth Speaker from Kmashi. Additionally, we are giving away 10 Kmashi Arma K1s. To learn about the K1 and how to win, check out the video! This speaker is splashproof and dustproof. It runs off batteries and has the ability to charge your device! Enter To...
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