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Lilbits 360: Apple and Qualcomm call off their lawsuits

Apple and Qualcomm have announced a new six-year license agreement that starts this month, a multi-year chipset supply agreement, and end to all litigation between the two companies. That’s… a little surprising, quite honestly. The companies have been fighting over patents for years, with the latest court case getting underway just this week. Update: OK, […]

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AirLoop convertible earbuds are truly wireless… when you want them to be (crowdfunding)

Truly wireless earbuds are small, convenient, and maybe a little more likely to fall out of your ears than headphones or earbuds with a more traditional design. That could make them perfect for some situations, but less than ideal for others. So the folks at AirLoop came up with something a little different: a set […]

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Report: Amazon is developing Alexa-enabled wireless earbuds

Amazon’s first attempt to launch a smartphone wasn’t exactly a huge success, but the company took an early lead in the voice assistant space with its surprisingly popular Alexa-enabled line of devices including smart speakers, smart displays, and third-party devices including headphones and speakers. Now Bloomberg reports Amazon is hoping to launch a new Alexa […]

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Beats PowerBeats Pro truly wireless earbuds coming in May for $250

Xiaomi may be selling truly wireless earbuds for as little as $15, but Apple continues to charge more than 10 times as much for its AirPods. Now Apple has an even pricier (although probably better) option. Apple subsidiary Beats is introducing its first truly wireless earbuds. The Powerbeats Pro are coming in May for $250. […]

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LG’s newest neckband/earbuds support Google Assistant, Translate

LG is bringing a new set of “wearable wireless audio” devices to the IFA trade show in Berlin next week. The LG TONE Platinum SE is basically a set of wireless earbuds/headphones with a neckband that helps provide long battery life, while the LG TONE Ultra SE adds an external mono speaker to the mix, allowing […]

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Sony Xperia Ear Duo “open ear” wireless earbuds coming this spring for $280

Plenty of companies are selling “truly wireless” earbuds these days. But Sony’s new Xperia Ear Duo earbuds aren’t just completely wireless… they’re designed not to give you an immersive audio experience. That’s because they have what Sony calls an “open ear” design that lets you hear music, podcasts, or other audio without preventing you from hearing […]

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Samsung launches Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro, and Gear Icon X werables

Samsung is updating its line of smartwatches, fitness trackers, and smart earbuds. During an event at the IFA show in Berlin, the company confirmed the launch of a new waterproof fitness tracker called the Gear Fit 2 Pro, and also introduced the new Gear Sport smartwatch and updated Gear IconX wireless earbuds with support for […]

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Motorola launches Stream truly wireless earbuds for £80 ($104)

Wireless headphones have been around for a while, but now that smartphone makers are making a habit of launching phones that lack headphone jacks, I suspect they’ll become even more common. While wireless headsets come in a range of shapes and sizes, one of the latest trends is “truly wireless” models that don’t even have […]

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Fuse wireless earbuds fit inside a bracelet, necklace when you’re not using them

A number of companies have released “truly wireless” earbuds in the last year or so. The tiny earpieces connect to your phone via Bluetooth and stream music without wires… and that means there’s not even a wire connecting the left and right earbuds with one another. But there are a few potential down sides to […]