Electronics News

Non-Apple companies show off products

Sept. 7, 2016—Apple announced two new iPhones and a new Apple Watch. Believe it or not, that wasn’t all of the consumer-electronics news that was announced.

Apple unveils wireless headphones among updates

Sept. 7, 2016—Apple’s latest product releases continue the company’s recent trend of making small but steady improvements to its devices. The biggest surprise, perhaps, was the unveiling of new wireless in-ear headphones.

Lenovo Yoga Book blurs computing lines

Sept. 1, 2016—Notebook computers that are called 2-in-1s include a detachable keyboard as an attempt to give consumers a tablet computer and a notebook computer in one device. A new device by Lenovo blurs the lines even further.

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Related Department Briefs

Observations of a handheld observatory

For those of us who enjoy planetariums, we get a sky-high feeling from the ability to gaze around the universe that’s projected onto the ceiling of the facilities’ dome.

VR headsets still for techies

With at least 10 virtual-reality (VR) headsets that are available to buy, no one could be blamed to want to explore this brave new world.

New-age apps

In the 2013 Oscar-nominated movie “Her,” main character Theodore Twombly develops a relationship with an intelligent computer-operating system that speaks through a female voice.

VR headsets still for techies

With at least 10 virtual-reality (VR) headsets that are available to buy, no one could be blamed to want to explore this brave new world.

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Electronics Recalls

Apple cites shock hazard in wall-plug adapters

Feb. 18, 2016—Apple recalled its travel adapter kits and plugs, because the two-prong wall-plug adapters can break and expose the metal portion of the adapter, which poses an electrical shock hazard.

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