Bluetooth Archive

Snapchat joints the Bluetooth SIG, fueling hardware speculation

Snapchat has given observers another reason to suspect it might be working on hardware – the social network company joined the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) according to the Financial Times. The SIG industry association maintains the Bluetooth wireless standard, and membership is a necessary prerequisite for companies that want to employ Bluetooth in any hardware devices. Snapchat is an “adopter” in the SIG, which …

Sony’s new $500 in-dash receiver looks like the best value for Android Auto and CarPlay

Sony’s XAV-AX100 in-dash car stereo system might be the best way to get your hands on Android Auto or CarPlay without plonking down a fortune for a new car. The new receivers will retail for $499.99 when it hits stores in late November, and boasts a 6.4-inch, 800 x 480 touch screen, along with NFC support, Bluetooth, aux input and a dedicated hardware button for …

Make your commute suck less

Editor’s note: This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. This is a condensed version of several Wirecutter guides; you can find links to the full guides in the discussions below. Everything you do to make your commute better is like an early-stage investment in your success at work. Start earning dividends early by borrowing some of our …