Devices from Binatone and Hubble to appear at Pet Fair Asia


For pet owners who worry about leaving their critters, whether for a day at work or a longer, extended vacation, may be interested in some new Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices to be shown at the Pet Fair Asia conference schedule for later this week in Shanghai. Binatone, in partnership with Hubble, will be showcasing some new products from Motorola to help pet owners keep track of their furry friends. Read more

[TA Deals] This charging cable works with Android and iOS devices


Charging Android and iOS devices differs based on the port. Although USB Type-C ports are appearing, most Android devices have a micro-USB port to handle charging and data transfers. Apple’s iOS devices, however, have always used proprietary technology with the latest being the Lightning port. Friends and family getting together usually borrow chargers, but you can be left without a chance to get your device any power if the majority of devices around you aren’t similar.

Talk Android Deals has a 2-in-1 charging cable measuring six feet that works with both Android and iOS device.

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Security hole found in Samsung smart fridges


Some testing recently conducted by Pen Test Partners revealed a man-in-the-middle vulnerability in Samsung smart fridges that could be used to hack into a user’s Gmail account. The Samsung refrigerator that was tested has Wi-Fi capability that among other things, allows a user to display their Gmail calendar on the screen. The Pen Test Partners’ testing showed that although Samsung implemented a Secure Sockets Layer for connections, the fridge was not validating certificates leaving it vulnerable to attack. Read more

Epson Runsense SF-110 fitness and activity monitor announced


Epson may not be a company that comes to mind when you think of activity monitors and wearables to encourage fitness, but they hope to change that with their Runsense line of wearables. The latest device launched by Epson is the Runsense SF-110 GPS watch that brings the benefits of GPS technology to a user’s wrist. The Runsense SF-110 will be capable of measuring steps taken, calories burned, distance, pace, time, laps, altitude and more according to Epson. Read more

Android operating system brought to Samsung Gear S thanks to XDA developer and CyanogenMod

Gear s wrist straps

Samsung might not have been the very first smartwatch manufacturer, but they definitely have been one of the most adamant companies in pushing the appeal of a wrist-borne computer. Additionally, one could easily argue that they also produce the most beautiful of all the smartwatches: the curved Gear S. Also, arguably, the Gear S has one of the biggest flaws of all the smartwatches out on the market: Tizen.

Until XDA developer biktor_gj stepped up and brought Android to the Gear S via CyanogenMod 12.1. And what was Biktor’s opening comment upon success? “Hey GearS! Welcome to the Android family!”

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