Sony reveals its fourth generation 1000X family ANC headphones

The MDR-1000X started it all in 2016, followed a year later by the WH-1000XM2, and then the XM3 in August 2017. Now, the highly anticipated XM4 noise-canceling headphones have been announced.Continue ReadingCategory: Wearables, TechnologyTags: Sony, He… Continue reading Sony reveals its fourth generation 1000X family ANC headphones

Researchers found another way to hack Android cellphones via Bluetooth

Attackers looking to steal sensitive information like contacts, call history, and SMS verification codes from Android devices only need to target Bluetooth protocols, according to new DBAPPSecurity research presented at the 2020 Black Hat conference Wednesday. These exploits, one of which takes advantage of a zero-day vulnerability, could also allow hackers to send fake text messages if manipulated properly, researchers found. It works by allowing attackers to disguise themselves as a trusted application, requesting permissions that allow one Bluetooth-enabled device to share data with another device, such as a headset or car’s “infotainment” system. For the attack to run successfully, Bluetooth must be enabled on the target device and victims must approve the attackers’ request for privileges. In the end, this action gives attackers access to data on the victim’s device, according to the California-based company. The other attack allows researchers to take advantage of an authentication bypass vulnerability, dubbed “BlueRepli.” Would-be attackers […]

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Samsung finally launches bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live wireless earphones

Mobile music lovers are pretty much spoiled for choice when it comes to true wireless earphones these days, and now there’s another option courtesy of Samsung – the much rumored, and quite unusual-looking, Galaxy Buds Live.Continue ReadingCategory: Wea… Continue reading Samsung finally launches bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live wireless earphones

Unbricking a $2,000 Exercise Bike with a Raspberry Pi Zero and Bluetooth Hacks

Really, how did we get the point in this world where an exercise bike can be bricked? Such was the pickle that [ptx2] was in when their $2,000 bike by Flywheel Home Sports was left without the essential feature of participating in virtual rides after Peloton bought the company. The …read more

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Aesthetic DIY Bluetooth Speakers

DIY Bluetooth speaker projects are always a staple here at Hackady. In our latest feature of DIY audio builds, we have [Patrick’s] vinyl cylindrical speaker.

He found a pretty inexpensive Bluetooth audio amplifier on AliExpress. However, the amplifier module oddly enough had a few missing components that were critical to …read more

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Cardo brings back the bass with new Packtalk Black motorcycle headset

Texan company Cardo has been building Bluetooth headsets for motorcyclists ever since it pioneered the idea way back in 2004. Cardo had the first integrated FM radio in 2005, the first rider-to-rider intercom in 2007, the first mile-plus intercom in 20… Continue reading Cardo brings back the bass with new Packtalk Black motorcycle headset

ESP32 Turned Open Source COVID-19 Contact Tracer

Over the past few months we’ve heard a lot about contact tracers which are designed to inform users if they’ve potentially come into close proximity with someone who has the virus. Generally these systems have been based on smartphone applications, but there are also hardware solutions that can operate independently …read more

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Review: Wearbuds Pro, the Bluetooth earbuds that live in your watch

The Wearbuds idea is simple enough: take a set of quality Bluetooth earbuds, and instead of selling them with a charging case, build them into a semi-smartwatch that doubles as a fitness band. So you never have to carry a charging case in your pocket, … Continue reading Review: Wearbuds Pro, the Bluetooth earbuds that live in your watch

B&O and On Running partner up for special edition wireless earphones

Danish high-end audio gear firm Bang&Olufsen and Swiss sports footwear brand On Running have teamed up for a limited edition pair of B&O’s E8 Sport true wireless earphones to help you power through your workout with music.Continue ReadingCategory: Wear… Continue reading B&O and On Running partner up for special edition wireless earphones