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5 months ago

Play Angry Birds Friends, Monopoly Here & Now and Risk on the big screen with Chromecast

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A game from the popular Angry Birds franchise, along with many board game titles from Hasbro, can now be played on the big screen with Google's Chromecast HDMI dongle.

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5 months ago

Great last-minute tech gifts under $50

Time's running out and money is tight, so here are some great last-minute tech gifts up for grabs at reasonable prices!

Whether you've been putting off the struggles of holiday shopping or you just need some amazing gifts that won't cost an arm and a leg, we're here to help. Even on a budget there are some exciting stocking stuffers to consider this year and we've selected 8 of our favorites for just under $50. If you're still in the spirit of doing some research, feel free to check out our extensive 2015 Holiday Gift Guide for a complete breakdown of the best gifts in every category.

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5 months ago

You are now required to register all unmanned aircraft, including drones

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If you currently own, or plan to buy a drone, you'll want to check out the new ruling from the FAA about the flight regulations. Earlier this year the FAA proposed new regulations to be put in place for these aircraft, and now the new rules are in effect.

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5 months ago

Sphero's BB-8 gains movie-true sounds and new commander buttons

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If you've got yourself the awesome little BB-8 by Sphero, you'll want to head to Google Play to grab the latest update now. With the latest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, officially in theaters, the Sphero team has made movie-true BB-8 sounds available, so it should sound even more realistic now.

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5 months ago

LG's robot vacuum uses your phone to show how dirty you really are

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LG HOM-BOT Turbo+

LG is starting announce its CES 2016 lineup, and one of the first products is the new HOM-BOT Turbo+ vacuum. It's a cordless, robotic sort of deal that's doesn't look unlike other vacuums in this category. But this one's got a little trick up its sleeve. Or, rather, in your pocket.

The HOM-BOT Turbo+ uses a "Triple Eye" system of cameras to record the room and figure out where it's already cleaned. And the front-facing camera also feeds into an Android app, allowing you to control the little thing remotely — and give you a peek at what's going on while you're not there. It also can fire over still pictures of your home should it detect movement. LG calls these "Home-View" and "Home-Guard." We call it a hell of a fun idea if you've got pets or small children, and an interesting home security backup.

Source: LG

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5 months ago

Picture perfect holiday gifts for the photographer

Need help finding gifts for the aspiring photographer in your life? We've highlighted a handful that will ensure they never miss that perfect shot.

Taking amazing quality photos and video is easier than ever with the cameras found on today's high end smartphones. There are devices available beyond the stock smartphone shooter that meet the needs for every photographer, whether they be a professional or ameteur. It's up to you to choose what suits your skills. For even more gift ideas for the holiday season, feel free to check out our extensive 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.

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5 months ago

HTC teases 'big technological breakthrough' for Vive VR headset for CES 2016 reveal

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HTC CEO Cher Wang claims she has something up her sleeve that will be revealed at CES 2016. Specifically, she says that HTC and the company's partners at Valve have recently made "a very, very big technological breakthrough" in its HTC Vive virtual reality headset and that it will be demoed at the big electronics trade show in Las Vegas in early January.

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5 months ago

Where to buy Sphero BB-8, the Star Wars droid toy

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Ask any Stormtrooper, it can be hard finding droids.

If you've had trouble finding a Sphero BB-8, either prepping for a Christmas present or just some immediate nerdy satisfaction for yourself, you might be in luck. A number of major retailers, including Amazon, now have stock of the world's most popular droid. Considering how hot these things are right now, these could go out of stock at any moment, so you probably want to act fast.

Buy the Sphero BB-8 from Amazon

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5 months ago

Tap into the Force with these 14 great Star Wars gifts for the Jedi in your life

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Need help finding the perfect Star Wars gift for the holidays? Let's see what the Galaxy has in store for you.

With all the excitement surrounding The Force Awakens many of us are doing our very best to steer clear of spoilers while staying pumped about the latest addition to the Star Wars Saga. Staying in the spirit of things we're highlighting 12 awesome Star Wars gifts worth checking out that are sure to put a smile on the face of that special someone in your life. Go ahead and dive in — and may the force be with you!

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5 months ago

Limited time offer: Free shipping at ShopAndroid US until December 31

Shop for all your Android accessories and have them shipped for free through December 31.

Starting today, all orders shipped via standard USPS to the 48 contiguous states will have shipping costs waived through December 31, 2015. Here at ShopAndroid we have a large selection of popular Android accessories including cases, chargers, Bluetooth, and more for the latest devices. Find your favorites and let us cover the shipping! Keep in mind this offer won't last long and is only valid in the US. Oversized handling fees may apply.

Let's go shopping!

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5 months ago

EE recalls every Power Bar USB battery due to overheating complaints

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The UK-based wireless carrier EE has issued a voluntary recall of all of its Power Bar USB batteries. The company says it has received what it calls "a very small number" of reports of the battery overheating which could cause a fire risk, and it has decided to play it safe.

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5 months ago

GOOLOO's jump start kit and battery pack is on sale at Amazon for $36 with coupon code

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GOOLOO is offering $14 in savings on its battery pack that doubles as a jump start kit for your car or motorcycle, making it only $36 with coupon code FUOIZDSY. Unlike the rest of the battery packs we've featured here, this one also doubles as a jump start kit for your car or motorcycle, allowing you to get it going if the vehicle's battery runs down.

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5 months ago

ASUS Chromebit is coming to India in January for ₹7,999

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At the Google for India event in New Delhi, the search giant announced that the ASUS Chromebit — a full-fledged Chrome OS machine the size of a HDMI stick — will be launching in the country in January for ₹7,999 ($120).

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5 months ago

Stay in shape with these fitness gifts for the holidays

Get started on setting new goals for the new year and stay on top of managing your health with these great fitness gifts for the holiday season.

The past few years have brought an explosion in fitness technology. Where we used to be limited to basic pedometers and then fitness trackers that were little more than glorified pedometers with a Bluetooth radio, today's fitness devices are tracking our movements in all dimensions, monitoring our vitals, and are even smart enough to dispense advice in real time.

Check out some of our favorites below and feel free to get filled in on some other amazing gadgets with our extensive 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.

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5 months ago

LG announces new Music Flow sound bar lineup to be shown off at CES

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It looks like LG is set to unleash some new Music Flow audio equipment on the world at CES 2016. The company has announced a range of new Google Cast-enabled sound bars, featuring a bit of new tech, will be fully unveiled at the event in early January.

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