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Garmin's Edge 1000 May Be The Smartest Bike Computer Yet

While the phones in our pockets have been getting smarter and smarter at an alarming rate, bike computers (despite having the word “computer” right in their name) have been lagging way behind. But as sensors, radios and chips have shrunk smaller and smaller, we’ve seen more and more intelligence come to the handlebars. The new Edge 1000 from Garmin is trying to pack the most in.


Jawbone's New ERA Brings The Bluetooth Headset Into The 21st Century

Bluetooth headsets aren’t exactly cool. They’re certainly practical, but not stylish or alluring or generally very versatile. Jawbone’s reinvented ERA headset, which is coming to Australia at the end of the month, just might change all of that.


Nokia Has An Adorable New Bluetooth Speaker To Go With Its New Lumias

To match its new Lumias, Nokia has announced this cute little Bluetooth speaker too — with 15 hours of playback and an asking price of just $US55. Available in the same colourful palette as the new phones — including, obviously, this bright orange — the MD-12 (no idea either, sorry) measures about the size of a hockey puck.


Use Your Favourite USB Keyboard On Your Phone With This Backup Battery

It can be hard to choose a backup battery when the market is as flooded as Bluetooth speakers and iPhone cases have become. Manufacturers are now finding ways to include added value with their emergency power supplies, such as Cerevo’s new EneBrick that can turn your favourite USB keyboard into a wireless Bluetooth accessory for your tablet or smartphone.


Ultimate Ears Mini Boom Review: Big Sound, Small Package

Portable hi-fi speakers are all the rage at the moment. Syncing with your smartphone or tablet or notebook over Bluetooth, these battery-powered boomboxes are great for picnics, trips to the beach or on speakerphone duties (if you want to feel like Bosley from Charlie’s Angels, at least).


FireChat For iPhone Uses Bluetooth And Wi-Fi For Ad-Hoc, Crowdsourced Communication

If you’ve ever been stuck at a sporting event or music festival with a clogged mobile network or snail’s-pace Wi-Fi, salvation is at hand. FireChat, a new app for iOS, creates a hyper-local, anonymised chatroom using Apple’s new Multipeer Connectivity Network — using your iPhone’s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity to directly connect to other iPhones in the immediate vicinity. One phone links to another, which links to another, to another, and pretty soon you’ve got a FireChat network going.


App-Connected Slot Cars Give You Mario Kart-Like Power-Ups And Damage

Who knew that when Super Mario Kart first hit the SNES so many years ago it would have such a lasting effect on us? Even Scalextric, who have been making slot car tracks for decades, are finally introducing a new accessory that wirelessly connects to an app so you can add SMK-like crash damage, power-ups and even stat tracking to back up your bragging rights.


Now You Can Narrate Your Crazy GoPro Stunts Using A Bluetooth Mic

Most GoPro videos of extreme stunts are accompanied by the sound of rushing wind, the roar of an engine, or just straight-up screaming. But with Sena’s new Bluetooth Audio Pack for the GoPro Hero 3, you can use a wireless mic to provide narration alongside whatever stunt you’re attempting.


Nokia's New Tag Could Mean You Never Lose Your Keys Again

Forgetful types rejoice: Nokia has just announced a new Treasure Tag, which uses Bluetooth and NFC to try and help you keep track of your possessions.


The World's Smallest Bluetooth Chip Will Make Smartwatches Last Longer

The rise of wearable devices like smartwatches have spurred the world’s electronics makers to miniaturize their already tiny components even further. And TDK has managed to create what it’s claiming is the world’s smallest Bluetooth module, which also happens to be incredibly energy efficient.