Intel 'Titan Ridge' Thunderbolt 3 chipset allows for 8K displays, better USB-C peripheral connectivity

A new Thunderbolt 3 chipset has arrived called “Titan Ridge” that supports not only DisplayPort 1.4, but it also provides to vendors the ability to allow peripherals to fall back on USB 3.1 speeds if not connected to a Thunderbolt 3 host.
Source: macinsider

Powermat joins the Wireless Power Consortium, cements Qi as main wireless charging standard

Wireless charging system producer Powermat has joined the Wireless Power Consortium, backers of the Qi charging standard rivaling the company’s own technology, a move that is likely to make Qi-based wireless charging more dominant in the future.
Source: macinsider

GoPro makes swift exit from drone market, confirms job cuts following weak Karma sales

In a Monday earnings report, GoPro announced plans to end drone sales after it sells out of remaining Karma models, and engage in cost-cutting measures to right itself financially — including laying off hundreds of people.
Source: macinsider

Moen wants you to take a shower with Siri and Alexa

Plumbing hardware giant Moen is building out its U by Moen smart shower system with the latest virtual assistant technology from Apple and Amazon, allowing users to turn on fixtures, adjust temperature settings and more with their voice.
Source: macinsider

First Alert debuts Onelink Safe & Sound smoke alarm/speaker with HomeKit, AirPlay 2 support

Smoke detector manufacturer First Alert is getting into the premium speaker business with its Onelink Safe & Sound smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, an in-ceiling device that boasts integration with Apple’s HomeKit platform.
Source: macinsider

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