Gadgets News

AirPods Are Shipping Globally

Many customers around the world will receive their AirPods this week. Apple's wireless ear buds went on sale last week, though their estimated ship date quickly fell into January. Orders around the globe, including to consumers in the US, Australia, and Europe, are shipping.

Wind Caused Facebook Aquila Drone Crash

An investigation by the NTSB has found Facebook's internet delivering Aquila drone crashed due to high winds. The crash occurred in June 2016 following an otherwise successful test. Aquila's autopilot system malfunctioned in the face of fairly significant wind.

Apple AirPods Replacement Costs $69

Replacing a lost AirPod earbud is going to cost $69. Apple says non-defect battery service will cost $49/earbud when they're still under warranty and servicing the charging case costs either $49 or $69 depending on if you're covered by the included one-year warranty.

First Offshore Wind Farm In US Turns On

The first offshore wind farm in the United States is now functional. Deepwater Wind's setup is located off Block Island, an island that's part of Rhode Island. It has a capacity of 30 megawatts from five turbines and should cover 90% of the energy need for the island.

Fossil Unveils Three New Hybrid Smartwatches

At Baselworld 2016, one of the biggest watch and jewelry expos, Fossil has expanded its offering with three new hybrid models called Diesel, Kate Spade and Emporio Armani. All devices have almost the same specifications, and the only difference is the design.