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Inventive startup LittleBits brings Bluetooth bit to its Gizmos & Gadgets Kit

Kids spending too much time on their phone? LittleBits wants to help with its revamped Gizmos & Gadgets Kit. It features a Bluetooth Low Energy bit, which means kids can control inventions via a smartphone.
Home Theater

How to use the old headphones you love with the new iPhone 7

Apple's newest iPhone may lack a 3.5mm headphone jack, but that doesn't mean you have to toss your favorite pair of wired earbuds or headphones. You just have to get a little creative.
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Turn your headphones wireless with these 5 Bluetooth adapters

Thinking about turning your old pair of wired headphones truly wireless for the iPhone 7? Luckily, Bluetooth adapters make the process easy as pie. We've rounded up five top picks for your perusal.
Cool Tech

This leather wallet isn’t just pretty — it’s Bluetooth connected and trackable, too

RockDove's launch collection, which features wallets, briefcases, and more, are all made of vegetable-tanned, full-grain leather. But perhaps more importantly, they're also embedded with a thin and flexible bluetooth smart tracking chip
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Newly developed 3-minute saliva test could help cops determine if you're driving while high

Researchers at Stanford University in California have developed a new sensor-based saliva test, capable of telling within three minutes whether the driver of a car has been abusing marijuana.
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DEF CON attendee finds 75 percent of Bluetooth smart locks are open to hacks

While attending the annual DEF CON hacking conference, researcher and electrical engineer Anthony Rose successfully hacked 12 of 16 smart locks he reviewed. Perhaps more troubling is that the companies don't care to fix the issue.
Computing

Razer's new keyboard for the iPad Pro packs mechanical switches built for PC gamers

Razer has introduced a new mechanical keyboard for the Apple iPad Pro that uses the company's new Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical switches for a precise feel. The switches are based on Razer's "Green" model, which is built for twitchy PC…
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Ilumi’s Smartstrip can light up the night with LEDs controlled via smartphone

Ilumi's Smartstrip, the "industry's first" multicolor LED lighting strip certified for outdoor use, can achieve an impressive range of hues and tones. It launches on Kickstarter first, with broader availability to come in December .
Photography

This add-on device for DSLRs can be used as a shutter release and for theft prevention

Want to get an alert every time your camera gets too far away from you? That's just one of the features inside Pinout, a fully funded Indiegogo project that starts shipping next week.
Mobile

We don't have teleporters yet, but this working Star Trek communicator is legit

Forget flip phones, how about using the device that inspired them to talk to Siri, or answer a call? Whether you're a Star Trek devotee or not, you'll love this amazing screen-accurate Communicator, that links to your phone using Bluetooth.
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Bluetooth’s dream of controlling the smart world edges closer with newest version

Bluetooth 5 has been launched, and it's coming to devices at the end of this year, or early in 2017. It's no longer just about connecting gadgets with your phone, the new features make Bluetooth's IoT dreams a reality.
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Prone to losing your keys or wallet? Nut Find 3 will help you keep track of them

We found that Nut Find 3's range notifications worked better than most other Bluetooth trackers, and we also weren't plagued with false separation alerts as we moved around our building