The Aria 2 updates Fitbit’s smart scale with a new design and improved accuracy

The Aria 2 updates Fitbit’s smart scale with a new design and improved accuracy
Fitbit just announced a new smart scale, the Aria 2, that has a new design and updated features compared to the company's original Aria scale. According to Fitbit, the Aria 2 is easier to setup over Bluetooth directly on your smartphone using the Fitbit app than the original Aria, and offers more accurate readings. The Aria 2 is also able to recognize up to eight users, making it possible to share a single device with multiple family members. The Aria has been due for an upgrade for a while,…
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SAPVoice: Mining Big Data Benefits To Create Smart Products And Happy Customers

SAPVoice: Mining Big Data Benefits To Create Smart Products And Happy Customers
By Jennifer Scholze, Global Lead, SAP Industries Marketing and Communications, Mill Products and Mining According to this recent MarcTech study, there are 2.7 Zetabytes of data that exist in the digital universe today. That number is equal to about one trillion gigabytes. Not all of this data is being created by personal users – far from it. It’s already proven to be an essential part of the 21st century business model in a host of different industries. Organizational leaders can see how somethi…
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Sonos Playbar owners suffer TV audio issues after software update

Sonos Playbar owners suffer TV audio issues after software update
If you're having trouble playing television audio though your Sonos Playbar then you can take comfort in knowing you're not alone. Owners of the Sonos soundbar speaker have been reporting a variety of audio issues, apparently linked to the latest version 7.4 software update released last week. Reported issues vary from complete audio loss when DirectTV is on, for example, to audio loss on just some television channels like Sky News and ITV4, to a delay of up to 60 seconds when playing from so…
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It's day one, and Amazon is already selling Echo speakers at Whole Foods

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Amazon closes its Whole Foods acquisition deal today, making the supermarket chain an official subsidiary of the online giant. But if you haven’t been following the news, the next time you enter a Whole Foods, it should seem abundantly clear. As of opening time for most Whole Foods stores on the east coast, Amazon already marked its territory with display stands for Echo smart speakers. The display cheekily passes the Amazon Echo off as another one of Whole Foods’ “Pick of The Season” ad for …
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SAPVoice: The Problem You're Trying To Solve Might Not Be The Right One Anymore

SAPVoice: The Problem You
Lost in the litany of tech buzzwords like big-data, digital, cloud and AI is the human element. We often get caught up in technology for the sake of itself, forgetting that innovation must be relevant for something valuable that people care about. With these thoughts, Sam Yen, Chief Design Officer at SAP, kicked off his break-out session at the SAPPHIRE NOW & ASUG Conference, entitled, “Create More Empathy for Greater Innovation with Design Thinking.” SAP Sam Yen, C…
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Microsoft’s Mixed Reality controllers work like Oculus Touch — without the cameras

Microsoft’s Mixed Reality controllers work like Oculus Touch — without the cameras
Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality headsets recently started shipping to developers, but they won’t really feel complete until people can get their hands on the accompanying motion controllers, which go on sale this holiday. Microsoft first revealed these controllers in May, and we finally got to check them out a little bit last week, in advance of a public appearance at the IFA electronics show. They’re not the most elegant hardware, but they’re an impressive technical achievement: a pair of …
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Fitbit gets into the headphone market with the Flyer

Fitbit gets into the headphone market with the Flyer
Fitbit is jumping headfirst into the smartwatch market with the newly announced Ionic. But alongside its new wearable, the fitness tracker company is also entering another new field today: headphones, with the new Fitbit Flyer. The Flyers are a fairly ordinary pair of fitness-focused Bluetooth headphones. They’re designed to be sweat-proof and water resistant, so they’ll survive a serious workout or a sudden rain shower. Fitbit claims they’ll last around six hours of use off a single charge,…
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Fitbit has a lot to prove with Ionic, its new smartwatch

Fitbit has a lot to prove with Ionic, its new smartwatch
Fitbit is officially getting into the smartwatch business with the Fitbit Ionic. While the company has dabbled in fitness-focused watches before with the Fitbit Blaze, the Ionic is the company’s first (and long-awaited) true smartwatch, distinguished by its support of third-party apps. But given how late to the game Fitbit is compared to its competitors, expectations are high. The Ionic will cost $299.95 when it’s released sometime in October First off, the hardware: the Ionic is built out o…
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Oppo is all set to enter the Indian market

Oppo is all set to enter the Indian market
India seems to be attracting a ton of tech companies of late, partly because of its young and educated population and a burgeoning middle class that’s ready to consume almost everything that comes to the market. The latest company to join this list is Oppo, the Chinese smartphone maker that wants to make the most of the opportunities available in this country. According to media reports, Oppo plans to move its cloud service locations to India. This move is not just to better cater to the Indian …
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When it comes to headphone jacks, the LG V30 will be the anti-iPhone

When it comes to headphone jacks, the LG V30 will be the anti-iPhone
The final piece to LG’s V30 puzzle — after the bezel-starved 6-inch OLED display and amped-up camera capabilities — was always going to be a return to LG’s strength of audio processing. Today LG has confirmed that the widely lauded Quad DAC system of the predecessor V20 is returning in the V30, now with an upgraded set of customization options. Powered by the ESS Sabre ES9218P digital-to-analog converter, LG’s audio system can rival dedicated portable music players, and it marks the diametric…
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