For most people, MiniDisc is just one of countless media formats that became obsolete when music went online. Not so for MiniDisc enthusiasts, many of whom still use a MiniDisc deck at home and a MiniDisc Walkman on the go. Unfortunately, high-end headphones these days often come with Bluetooth connectivity only, necessitating the use of clunky signal converters that ruin the tidy compactness of those portable players. [Daniel Rojas] cleverly solved this problem by directly adding Bluetooth functionality to a Sony MZ-R500 MiniDisc Walkman.

MiniDisc Walkmen are famously compact devices, so adding a full circuit board to one wasn’t easy. [Daniel] managed to squeeze the PCB…….

Bored with your treadmill and rowing machine? Jazz up your fitness routine in 2023 with these innovative workout gadgets.

It’s easy to grow tired of workout machines. But a cool new product or 2 might be all you need to put the zest back into your exercise routine. Luckily, the most innovative workout gadgets of 2023 have the tech to keep things interesting.

Related: Best wellness gadgets to buy in 2023 for your overall well-being

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Enlarge / Apple introduced AirTags alongside several different kinds of accessories to enhance their flair and attach-ability.

Apple

Following in the footsteps of Tile, Apple, and Samsung, it sounds like Google will be the latest Big-Tech company to make a Bluetooth tracker. Android researcher Kuba Wojciechowski has spotted code for a Google first-party Bluetooth tracker codenamed—just in time for The Mandalorian season 3—”Grogu.”

Wojciechowski has found references that check nearly every major box you would want in a Bluetooth tracker. It has a speaker, UWB compatibility, and supports Bluetooth LE. Wojciechowski also notes it’s being …….

Enlarge / Apple introduced AirTags alongside several different kinds of accessories to enhance their flair and attach-ability.

Apple

Following in the footsteps of Tile, Apple, and Samsung, it sounds like Google will be the latest Big-Tech company to make a Bluetooth tracker. Android researcher Kuba Wojciechowski has spotted code for a Google first-party Bluetooth tracker codenamed—just in time for The Mandalorian season 3—”Grogu.”

Wojciechowski has found references that check nearly every major box you would want in a Bluetooth tracker. It has a speaker, UWB compatibility, and supports Bluetooth LE. Wojciechowski also notes it’s being …….

Enlarge / Apple introduced AirTags alongside several different kinds of accessories to enhance their flair and attach-ability.

Apple

Following in the footsteps of Tile, Apple, and Samsung, it sounds like Google will be the latest Big-Tech company to make a Bluetooth tracker. Android researcher Kuba Wojciechowski has spotted code for a Google first-party Bluetooth tracker codenamed—just in time for The Mandalorian season 3—”Grogu.”

Wojciechowski has found references that check nearly every major box you would want in a Bluetooth tracker. It has a speaker, UWB compatibility, and supports Bluetooth LE. Wojciechowski also notes it’s being …….

Over time, health and fitness trackers have evolved into other forms of wearables besides smartwatches. At CES 2023, it was evident that health tracking remains popular and is taking on new forms. 

Some new products like ITRI’s iSportWear includes we…….

Over time, health and fitness trackers have evolved into other forms of wearables besides smartwatches. At CES 2023, it was evident that health tracking remains popular and is taking on new forms. 

Some new products like ITRI’s iSportWear includes we…….

From Central Hall to The Venetian, Matter was the buzzword throughout CES 2023 this year, with most companies even remotely connected to the smart home loudly discussing their Matter p…….

The January 2023 update for Pixel devices appears to be buggy. Several Pixel users have found that their phones can no longer connect or stay connected to their in-car entertainment system over Bluetooth following the latest update. Other Bluetooth-connected gadgets such as headphones work fine, though.

Pixel users face Bluetooth problems in cars after the January update

Google released the January update for Pixel devices early this week. It patched a host of vulnerabilities, fixed some bugs, and added features like static Spatial Audio to compatible models. But for some Pixel users, the update appears to have done more harm than good. Reports on Reddit, Twitter, and other…….

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