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Smarter wearable technology

Published on 12/11/2018 @ 10 AM EST

The latest update to the Google and Levi’s Jacquard smart jacket comes with a function to prevent you from losing your smartphone. The sleeve will blink and vibrate if separated from your device. Likewise, it works in reverse so you won’t leave the jacket behind.

(Required) solar for all

Published on 12/11/2018 @ 9 AM EST

California’s Building Standards Commission will require all new houses from 2020 to be equipped with solar panels. There are also incentives for other energy efficient solutions while homes mostly in the shade are exempt.

The power of apps

Published on 12/10/2018 @ 1 PM EST

While your location should be anonymous through an app, NY Times has revealed that may not be the case for certain apps. One app, in particular, shared specific location data with 40 different companies.

Riding the 5G wave

Published on 12/10/2018 @ 9 AM EST

Since the Qualcomm 5G announcement last week, brands have been buzzing. Major network providers are debuting 5G devices in early 2019 while Verizon is also coming out with a 5G home internet service.

Smartphone cameras are the real deal

Published on 12/10/2018 @ 9 AM EST

Sony, Samsung, Honor, Huawei, and Xiaomi are all playing the long game with 48MP image sensors in their smartphone cameras. This positions smartphones to continue to rival the point-and-shoot camera market.

Sleep better with Apple

Published on 12/10/2018 @ 9 AM EST

After acquiring the brand back in 2017, Apple has just released their first sleep monitoring device, Beddit. The ultra-thin sensor tracks sleeping, snoring, heart rate, temperature, and more.