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Recent Headlines in the IP World: Laurie Bedord: Farmobile Receives U.S. Patent for Its Farming Data and Collection System (Source: Successful Farming) Ben Mahaney: Nokia Settles Patent Dispute With Lenovo (Source: Yahoo Finance) Ben Lovejoy: Apple Patent Application Shows Magic Keyboard and Trackpad Combo, with Apple Pencil Support (Source: 9ot5 Mac) Malcolm Owen: Apple Pay with UWB May Automatically Select Right Card Based on Location (Source: Apple Insider) Source: USPTO Commentary ...
Tags: Google, Law, Nokia, Uspto, Oracle, Patent, Richard Beem, Yahoo Finance, Ben Lovejoy, UWB, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, Matthew Powell, Laurie Bedord, Farmobile Receives U S Patent for Its Farming Data, Ben Mahaney


Samsung’s AirTags rival, the Galaxy SmartTag+, arrives to help you find lost items via AR

Samsung’s Galaxy SmartTag+, the company’s competitor to Apple’s forthcoming lost-item finder known as AirTags, has now arrived. Samsung had first announced its Tile competitor known as the Galaxy SmartTag, a Bluetooth-powered locator, during its press event in January. At the time, it teased that a ultra-wideband (UWB) powered version called the Galaxy SmartTag+ would arrive sometime later in the year, without giving a specific time frame. Now it’s here. The newly launched iteration will offer s...
Tags: Apple, TC, Samsung, Tech, Bluetooth Low Energy, UWB, Airtags, UWB Samsung


Samsung's Galaxy SmartTag With UWB Beats AirTags to Market, Launches April 16 for $39.99

Samsung will release the Galaxy SmartTag Plus on April 16 for $39.99, becoming the first mainstream item tracker with support for ultra-wideband technology, The Verge reports. In January, Samsung announced the "Galaxy SmartTag," a small squircle-shaped device that can be used to track and locate items such as keys, bags, and more. Samsung announced two versions of the SmartTag, one that uses Bluetooth LE 5.0 technology and the SmartTag Plus variant that utilizes UWB technology. UWB, or ultra...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, UWB, Airtags


Apple launches an app for testing devices that work with ‘Find My’

Apple has launched a new app, Find My Certification Asst., designed for use by MFi (Made for iPhone) Licensees, who need to test their accessories’ interoperability with Apple’s Find My network. The network helps users find lost Apple devices — like iPhones, AirPods and Mac computers, among other things — but is poised to add support for finding other compatible accessories manufactured by third parties. The launch of the testing app signals that Apple may be ready to announce the launch of the ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Apps, Europe, Hardware, Tech, iOS App Store, Tile, Apple Inc, Developer Tools, MFI, Congressional, Network Technology, UWB, Find My


Tile brings its lost item-tracking service to wearables with Google Fitbit deal for Inspire 2 owners

Lost item finder Tile, the maker of the popular Bluetooth-powered tracker that can help you find your misplaced keys, bag, wallet or more, is bringing its tracking service to a wearable device for the first time with the launch of its Fitbit partnership. Starting today, all new and current Fitbit Inspire 2 users will gain access to Tile’s Bluetooth-finding technology at no extra cost, the company says. As a result of the deal, existing Inspire 2 users will soon be prompted to update their device...
Tags: Apple, Google, Apps, Samsung, Tech, Coalition, Fitbit, Tile, Samsung Apple, UWB, Google Fitbit, Tile s Bluetooth, Larry Yang, Product Management of Fitbit Devices, Skullcandy Bose


Galaxy SmartTags can help you find your lost items using Bluetooth and an app - here's how

The Galaxy SmartTag is a tracking device you can affix to personal items that are easily misplaced. Samsung Galaxy SmartTags are tags that you can put on your keys, remote, or other items to help you find them when they're lost. Once you sync a SmartTag with your Galaxy smartphone, you can use an app to find the tags or ping them. You'll need to be within about 130 yards of a SmartTag to locate it with your phone. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When Samsung introd...
Tags: Samsung, Trends, Samsung Galaxy, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, UWB, Samsung Galaxy Buds, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To, Gadgets (Reference, Smartphones (Reference, Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy SmartTags


Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 phones are already on sale for up to $200 off at Amazon and other retailers

Samsung When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.Samsung's Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra are already discounted by up to $200 at Amazon and other retailers.The Galaxy S21 is $100 off, while the S21 Plus and S21 Ultra are on sale at a $200 discount.The Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra both made our list of the best smartphones you can buy in 2021. Visit the Insider Reviews deals page for more sales. Samsung's Galaxy S21 lineup may have just lau...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Smartphones, Best Buy, Audi, Qualcomm, Samsung Galaxy, Amazon Samsung, Tech Insider, UWB, Ford BMW, Product Card


The Galaxy S21 isn’t a big step forward, but that’s exactly why I like it so much

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Lisa Eadicicco/Insider Samsung's Galaxy S21 comes with an improved design, a faster processor, and most importantly a lower price compared to last year's Galaxy S20.There's nothing about the Galaxy S21 that makes it feel like a huge leap, but that doesn't really matter given it's more reasonable price.For $800, the Galaxy S21 offers long battery life, an attractive screen, and a triple-lens camera ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Nsa, Samsung, Trends, Smartphones, Cameras, United States, Qualcomm, Samsung Galaxy, SA, Google Pixel, Samsung Apple, Tech Insider, UWB


Tesla may build a technology into its cars that could make them more secure and easier to find in parking lots

Tesla Model X at a new Tesla showroom in Shanghai in May. Tesla could hone its keyless entry by building ultra-wideband technology into its vehicles. The technology could allow drivers to easily locate their cars even in a crowded parking lot. UWB works similarly to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, but with better accuracy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Tesla is honing the keyless entry system it first introduced in 2017, with technology that could allow users to locate the...
Tags: Transportation, News, Fcc, Cars, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Shanghai, Bmw, Biden, Federal Communications Commision, Sean Hollister, Keyless car, Tech Insider, UWB, Grace Kay


Samsung's $1,200 Galaxy S21 Ultra is more phone than you need for a high price you shouldn't pay

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Antonio Villas-Boas/Insider Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra has the most performance and camera hardware of any phone we know about. The phone differentiates itself from its less expensive siblings with extra memory and camera components.While the Galaxy S21 Ultra's extra features may be worth the additional $200 for some users, it's not necessary for most.For Android users looking to buy a big phone, t...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Samsung, Trends, Smartphones, Cameras, Ram, Android Phones, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Tech Insider, UWB, Ravpower, Antonio Villas Boas, Product Card, IP Reviews, Tech & Electronics (Reviews


Apple Said to Be Driving Market Growth of Ultra Wideband Applications

Apple's inclusion of Ultra Wideband chips in its devices has driven growth in research into the technology and its potential applications, according to a new report by DigiTimes. Ultra Wideband is a short-range, low-power radio technology that is able to provide more precise indoor positioning than Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi. The distance between two UWB devices can be measured precisely by calculating the time that it takes for a radio wave to pass between them. Apple's iPhones have included it...
Tags: Apple, China, Xiaomi, Bmw, Samsung Electronics, Digitimes.com, Ming Chi Kuo, Digitimes Research, UWB, Ultra Wideband, DigiTimes Ultra Wideband


This Week in Apps: Parler deplatformed, alt apps rise, looking back at 2020 trends

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with  218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. And in the U.S., app usage surged ahead of the time spent watching live TV. Currently, the average American watches 3.7 hours of live TV per day...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Amazon, Android, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, China, India, Samsung, Tech, Paypal, Ios Apps, Developers


Samsung Galaxy S21 vs. S21 Plus vs. S21 Ultra: The key differences buyers should keep in mind

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Samsung No matter which new Galaxy S21 model you buy, you'll still get the same core Galaxy S21 experience. That means 8K video recording, at least a triple-lens camera system, and the utmost in performance. But some Galaxy S21 models might suit you better than others, and you'll want to make your decision based on what specs, features, and price appeal to you most. Galaxy S21 phones are available ...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Samsung, Trends, Smartphones, Ram, Audi, Mobile Devices, Pen, Samsung Galaxy, Don, AT T Verizon, Tech Insider, UWB, Ford BMW, Antonio Villas Boas


Samsung's $30 SmartTags Beat AirTags to Launch

Alongside new flagship smartphones, Samsung today announced the launch of its Galaxy SmartTags, item trackers that seem to be similar in design and functionality to Apple's long-rumored AirTags that have yet to launch. Design wise, the Galaxy SmartTags have a squircle shape with a small cutout at the top that's designed to accommodate a key ring or strap for attaching it to various items. The SmartTags measure in at 1.54 inches x 1.54 inches x 0.39 inches. Apple's ‌AirTags‌ are rumored to be ro...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Samsung, UWB, Airtags, Ultra Wideband


Samsung unveils its newest Tile competitor, the Galaxy SmartTag

Alongside its other announcements at Samsung’s event today, the company introduced its new Galaxy SmartTag Bluetooth locator, a lost item beacon for Samsung owners and a competitor with Tile. Like Tile and Apple’s forthcoming AirTags, the beacon can be attached to keys, a bag, a pet’s collar or anything else you want to track. Initially, these SmartTags will use Bluetooth to communicate with a nearby Samsung device, however, the company confirmed a ultra-wideband (UWB) powered version called the...
Tags: Apple, Android, Gadgets, Bluetooth, Samsung, Tech, Smartphones, Samsung Electronics, Tile, Smartthings, Jan, BLE Bluetooth Low Energy, UWB, Airtags, Ultra Wideband, CES 2021


Samsung's new Galaxy S21 phones feature a new look, improved specs, and cheaper prices than last year's models

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The Galaxy S21 Ultra (left), Galaxy S21 Plus (center), and Galaxy S21 (right). Samsung Samsung launched its new Galaxy S21 flagship phones on January 14.Prices start at $799.99 for the Galaxy S21, $999.99 for the Galaxy S21 Plus, and $1,199.99 for the Galaxy S21 Ultra.They're available for preorder today and will be widely available to buy starting January 29 from Samsung, online retailers, and carr...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Samsung, Trends, Smartphones, Mobile Devices, Samsung Galaxy, S Pen, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Samsung Samsung, Tech Insider, UWB, Antonio Villas Boas, Tech & Electronics (Reviews, IP Reviews 2020, Galaxy S21 Ultra


Tile is making a UWB tracker to compete with Apple's AirTags

Tile has been the go-to brand when it comes to reliable Bluetooth trackers, and its wide variety of products cater to different use...
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Tile Plans to Introduce Item Trackers With Ultra Wideband Support

Tile is poised to compete with Apple's long-rumored AirTags and is planning to introduce an upgraded series of item trackers that include an ultra wideband (UWB) chip for more precise tracking. Tile concept art for UWB tracker, via TechCrunch Apple's ‌AirTags‌ are rumored to include the U1 ultra wideband chip that has been added into the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 models. Apple's U1 ‌AirTags‌ will be able to offer better tracking capabilities than is possible with Bluetooth alone, which means t...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Tile, Ming Chi Kuo, UWB, Airtags


Tile to launch a new tracker powered by ultra-wideband technology, add AR finding to app

Tile is preparing to introduce a new product this year that will serve as a rival to Apple’s long-awaited AirTags and other lost-item trackers coming to the market, including those from Samsung, TechCrunch has learned. While previous Tile trackers have leveraged Bluetooth to help users locate lost items — like a misplaced set of keys, for example — Tile’s new product will take advantage of UWB (ultra-wideband) technology to find the missing items. It will also use augmented reality to help guide...
Tags: Apple, TC, Samsung, Tech, Tile, Samsung Galaxy, NDA, Samsung Galaxy Unpacked, Trackers, UWB, Ming Chi Kuo Apple, Samsung Like Bluetooth


Tile to launch to launch a new tracker powered by ultra wideband technology, add AR finding to app

Tile is preparing to introduce a new product this year that will serve as a rival to Apple’s long-awaited AirTags and other lost item trackers coming to the market, including those from Samsung, TechCrunch has learned. While previous Tile trackers have leveraged Bluetooth to help users locate lost items — like a misplaced set of keys, for example — Tile’s new product will take advantage of UWB (ultra wideband) technology to find the missing items. It will also use augmented reality to help guide...
Tags: Apple, TC, Samsung, Tech, Tile, Samsung Galaxy, NDA, Samsung Galaxy Unpacked, Trackers, UWB, Ming Chi Kuo Apple, Apple Airtags, Samsung Like Bluetooth


Apple didn’t include its U1 chip for Ultra WideBand in the new AirPods Max

Although rumors suggested that Apple's over-ear headphones would have the U1 chip, Apple launched AirPods Max today without its UWB chip.
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Canalys: Apple 'Still Has Much to Prove' With HomePod Mini in Crowded Smart Speaker Market

A new report from Canalys has forecasted the global smart speaker market for next year, projecting that it will reach 163 million units, a growth of 21 percent. Mainland China is expected to be the main market for smart speakers next year with a growth of 16 percent. The rest of the market is expected to grow by just three percent. In spite of this, 2021 is believed to be a much stronger year for smart speakers due to increased demand, as well as improved products and availability. HomePod m...
Tags: Apple, China, US, Mainland China, Cynthia Chen, Canalys, Jason Low, UWB, HomePod, HomePod HomePod, HomePod Mini, Canalys Research, Canalys Research Analyst


Apple's newest products come with a powerful chip that's flying under the radar — and it's a key building block for the company's vision of a fully interconnected future

Apple Apple quietly unveiled its U1 chip last year, and now it's starting to appear in major products like the iPhone 12, HomePod Mini, and Apple Watch Series 6. Apple hasn't said much about what features the U1 chip will enable aside from a few passing references, but its inclusion in major products suggest it could have big plans for the tech in the future. For example, Apple showed how the HomePod Mini can understand when your phone is nearby and trigger content to be displayed on your...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Analysis, Gartner, Smart Home, Ray, Apple Apple, International Data Corporation, Tech Insider, UWB, Bill Ray, Lisa Eadicicco, Iphone 12, Ultra Wideband


The iPhone 12 and HomePod Mini come with a powerful new chip — a key building block for Apple's vision of a fully interconnected future

Apple Apple quietly unveiled its U1 chip last year, and now it's starting to appear in major products like the iPhone 12, HomePod Mini, and Apple Watch Series 6. Apple hasn't said much about what features the U1 chip will enable aside from a few passing references, but its inclusion in major products suggest it could have big plans for the tech in the future. For example, Apple showed how the HomePod Mini can understand when your phone is nearby and trigger content to be displayed on your...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Analysis, Gartner, Smart Home, Ray, Apple Apple, International Data Corporation, Tech Insider, UWB, Bill Ray, Lisa Eadicicco, Iphone 12, Ultra Wideband


This is the iPhone 12

It took a bit longer than usual (thank COVID-19 for some insurmountable manufacturing delays), but the iPhone 12 is here. And as expected, it comes bearing 5G. The latest version of Apple’s smartphone also arrives in a variety of different sizes, as the company continues to adjust to changing consumer purchasing patterns around mobile devices. The inclusion of next-gen wireless is, of course, the flagship feature here. Apple is far from the first company to offer 5G on a handset, but given a ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Hardware, Tech, Tim Cook, States, Gpu, UWB, Verizon TC, Iphone 12, Apple iPhone event 2020


Apple’s iPhone 12 starts at $799, sporting 5G and a magnetic adapter

It took a bit longer than usual (thank COVID-19 for some insurmountable manufacturing delays), but the iPhone 12 is here. And as expected, it comes bearing 5G. The latest version of Apple’s smartphone also arrives in a variety of different sizes, as the company continues to adjust to changing consumer purchasing patterns around mobile devices. The inclusion of next-gen wireless is, of course, the flagship feature here. Apple is far from the first company to offer 5G on a handset, but given a ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Hardware, Tech, Tim Cook, States, Gpu, UWB, Verizon TC, Pro Max, Iphone 12, Apple iPhone event 2020


What Is UWB and Why Are Apple and Samsung Suddenly So Interested In It?

Wifi, Bluetooth, and NFC are well-established specs in modern smartphones, and if Samsung has its way, UWB is going to be next.Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Nfc, Standards, Consumer Tech, UWB, Ultra Wideband, Samsung Investing Big Into Uwb Tech, Digital Keys


'HomePod mini' and New Apple TV May Use Ultra Wideband to Track Your Location Around the Home

Apple last year introduced a U1 chip in the iPhone 11 series that enables Ultra Wideband support for improved spatial awareness. The distance between two devices that support Ultra Wideband can be measured precisely by calculating the time that it takes for a radio wave to pass between the two devices, with much more accuracy than Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi. Apple has so far only used the technology to power a directional AirDrop feature in iOS 13, and earlier this year, MacRumors teamed up with ...
Tags: Apple, Apple TV, Bloomberg Apple, Prosser, UWB, HomePod, Jon Prosser, Ultra Wideband, Bluetooth LE and Wi Fi Apple


'HomePod mini' and Next Apple TV May Use Ultra Wideband to Track Your Location Around the Home

Apple last year introduced a U1 chip in the iPhone 11 series that enables Ultra Wideband support for improved spatial awareness. The distance between two devices that support Ultra Wideband can be measured precisely by calculating the time that it takes for a radio wave to pass between the two devices, with much more accuracy than Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi. Apple has so far only used the technology to power a directional AirDrop feature in iOS 13, and earlier this year, MacRumors teamed up with ...
Tags: Apple, Apple TV, Bloomberg Apple, Prosser, UWB, HomePod, Jon Prosser, Ultra Wideband, Bluetooth LE and Wi Fi Apple