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PAIRS App Allows You to Quickly Restore Your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Settings

Frequently switching between ROMs and flashing new software updates is something that many of us often find ourselves doing. Playing around with a new ROM or other bit of software that the wide world of Android has to offer is great, but a side effect of doing this is having to manually re-add your Wi-Fi...

Google Home Can Now Be Used as a Regular Bluetooth Speaker

Google Home may not be perfect, but it has seen its fair share of updates and new features since its release back in the fall. One of the biggest additions has been multi-user support, and we're expecting hands-free calling and the ability to send money through Google's new payment API later this year. Features like this really...

[Update: Apparently just for Employees] Google-branded Bluetooth Headphones appear in FCC documents

In order for electronic products with any potential for wireless interference to be sold within the United States, these devices must be certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). All products receiving certification are made public by the FCC, so it is through this government service that we often learn much about unannounced products thanks...

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...
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