Category: Gadgets

Garmin ransomed for US$10m

Since last Thursday, Garmin users have been unable to connect to their device’s servers. It seems like the the GPS and wearable device maker has a US$10 million problem on its hands.

Zoom launches DTEN Me collaboration device

Following its phenomenal popularity, Zoom has created Zoom for Home, a new category to support people working remotely. The first product is the DTEN Me, a 27-inch an all-in-one personal collaboration device that comes with three built-in wide-angle cameras, an eight-microphone array and an ultra-responsive touch display for interactive screen sharing.

China Unicom and Singtel collaborate on eSIM swap

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China Unicom and Singtel have inked an agreement to collaborate on embedded SIM (eSIM) swap. This move will allow enterprise customers of both telcos to perform eSIM changes over-the-air (OTA) without having to manually configure their devices’ SIM cards to change networks in either China or Singapore.

Huntkey releases surge protector power strip with USB-C port

Huntkey has announced the SMC127C surge protector power strip that comes with a USB Type-C (or USB-C) charging port — a sign of the growing popularity of this port in devices. It also sports 12 US-type AC sockets and a USB-A port to offer lots of charging options.

OpenSynergy teams up with Google and Qualcomm on Android Automotive OS

OpenSynergy has embarked on a year-long collaboration with Google and Qualcomm on a reference platform with a virtualised Android Automotive OS instance running on top of OpenSynergy’s COQOS Hypervisor SDK and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SA8155 automotive System on Chip (SoC).

Ear-worn devices drive India wearables market to record growth

Apple AirPods are hot in India.In a country that is known for loud road traffic, it is not surprising that ear-worn devices are in hot demand. According to IDC, earwear led the wearables market with 443.6 percent growth to 8.5 million units in 2019.

Zini Mobiles launches “world’s smallest mobile phone”

Zini Mobiles has launched the Zanco tiny t2, dubbed “the world’s smallest mobile phone” at just a tad over 6cm long. The 31g miniature phone is intended for those who need an ultra-lightweight mobile device that can handle essential daily tasks, including taking photos with it’s 2.4cm display.

Sleeprate and Garmin aim to help consumers sleep better

Japan, India and Singapore are the top threee most sleep deprived nations in the world, according to a study. Thankfully, help is on its way for those who want to sleep better. Sleep platform Sleeprate is collaborating with Garmin on a mobile self-help sleep assessment and improvement program that aims to help consumers sleep better, track their recovery, and optimise workouts.

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