Other colors I — art boy — believe the Sonos Move should come in

We were big fans of the Sonos Move when it was released. It took the company’s signature sound and aesthetics, but whacked them all in a portable device. There’s a new update dropping today though : you can now get the Sonos Move in white. Specifically, lunar white. Whatever the fuck that means, because I’m pretty confident the moon is grey? But hey, I’m not Patrick Moore. You want a picture? Of the new lunar white Sonos Move? Of course you fucking do. So here’s one: Thing is, Sonos, why stop there? Are you afraid? Do you think we aren’t able to handle a… This story continues at The Next Web...
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Xiaomi’s new Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition is a beast of a work laptop — and it’s cheap

Xiaomi has finally entered India‘s laptop market with a please-all machine that gets a lot right, and pushes other makers to step up their game. The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition packs impressive hardware for an all-purpose laptop that doesn’t cost very much (the top-of-the-line model costs Rs. 60,000 ($788)), and it should delight most folks who want a truly portable machine. While the company has previously offered laptops in its home base of China, it’s taken its own sweet time to make them available in India. According to Jaipal Singh, an associate research manager at market analysis firm IDC… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Xiaomi...
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Here’s what to do if your TV doesn’t have enough HDMI ports

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Running out of HDMI ports on your TV sucks. Are you meant to actually stand up and switch cables from one gadget to another like a goddamn animal? The thought of it makes me choke with rage. Unfortunately, not having enough HDMI ports isn’t a big enough reason to change your TV (I wish). So, what can you do? Shout at the clouds? Burn down your town and salt the earth? Attack and dethrone god? Really, none… This story continues at The Next Web...
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Rumor: Apple working on foldable iPhone with separate but ‘seamless’ screens

As if a supposed leak of iPhone 12 molds today wasn’t enough, another big rumor about upcoming Apple devices has surfaced: The company apparently is apparently working on a foldable iPhone with two separate but ‘fairly continuos’ panels. The rumor comes courtesy of leaker Jon Prosser, who claims the current prototype device has not a single bendable display but rather two panels on a hinge: The memes are funny — but it doesn’t look like they just stuck two phones together. Even though they’re two separate panels, when the displays are extended, it looks fairly continuous and seamless. — Jon Prosser… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iPhone,Apple...
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Leaked iPhone 12 molds show off square edges — and I’m down to clown

We’re edging ever closer to autumn and that means one thing: more iPhone 12 leaks, awyeahhh. And the latest? Well, that’s a collection of iPhone 12 molds that — if accurate — give us a solid bit of insight into how Apple’s upcoming handset range will look. Well, enough chatter, here you go: These pictures were all leaked by the Twitter account JinStore — you can find the full collection of them here. As you can see from the leaked iPhone 12 molds, there’s a big design change afoot. Where the iPhone 11 continued a smooth and round trend, Apple’s… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iPhone...
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Sound United is planning to buy hi-fi audio company Bowers & Wilkins

You might not be familiar with Sound United, but if you’re at all interested in high-end audio, you’ve probably heard about its sub-brands including the likes of Denon, Polk Audio, Marantz, and others. Today the parent company announced its intent to acquire perhaps its most notable property yet: Bowers and Wilkins. The venerable audio company has been through a lot over the past few years, shaking up leadership and trying to jump from the hi-fi space into the mainstream with products like the PX-series noise-canceling headphones and the Formation series of high-end wireless speakers. Audioholics has a good summary of recent… This story continues at The Next Web...
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The magic of mediocre technology

This is from Plugged In, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter on gear and gadgets. Subscribe to it (and our other great newsletters) here. Today we’re gonna talk about the joy of okay tech. Okay? Not a fantastic joke, sure, but a good one just wouldn’t fit with this newsletter’s topic. And we’re all about consistency over here. And, of course, mediocre technology. The other day, I discovered the current Apple TV is now over a thousand days old. And it got me thinking about adequate technology. My first Apple streaming cuboid (circa… 2012) felt magic. I could play low-quality grime videos on my phone and… This story continues at The Next Web...
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A thousand days of the current Apple TV, an ode to okay-ish-ness

A thousand days is a mighty long time. That, friends, is the average lifespan of a hamster. And it’s also the amount of time since the launch of current Apple TV. Roughly. Yes, the 5th generation of the Apple TV (AKA the newest 4K one) was released all the way back in September 2017. September 2017. This means the current Apple TV was on the shelves before Disney+ was in existence. Before the reboot of Queer Eye. And, of course, before COVID-19. And the streaming device has spent all these years being totally and completely, overwhelming acceptable. I was made aware of this milestone by… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple TV,Apple...
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Xiaomi’s Mi Band 5 has a bigger screen, a new charging method, and is just $27

Xiaomi’s Mi Band has been one of those impulse purchases for a lot of people: it’s cheap and does the job for the price. The company has launched the new Mi Band 5 today with a slightly bigger screen, new magnetic charging port, and remote camera control function. And the fitness tracker is priced at just $27. The company has increased the size of the OLED display from 0.95-inch to 1.2-inch. While that’s useful to cram loads of animated watch faces or stats on your wrist, I think the change of charging method is the biggest draw. Earlier, Xiaomi supplied a proprietary charger… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Xiaomi...
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Xiaomi launches its first laptop in India: the lightweight, $550 Mi Notebook 14

Xiaomi has dominated the Indian smartphone and smart TV market by launching affordable models with impressive specifications for the price. Now, the company is entering the laptop market with its Mi Laptop series with the Mi Notebook 14. The Chinese tech giant is offering multiple variants of the device; the difference between models is a choice between Intel’s i7 or i5 processor and graphics capabilities. The laptop range starts at ₹41,999 ($554), but the company said it’s an inaugural price, so it might go up later. The Mi Laptop 14 is a compact machine targeted towards users who’re worried about… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Xiaomi...
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