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11 months ago

Mad Catz to make 'optimized' game controllers for Samsung smartphones and tablets

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Mad Catz wants to turn Samsung smartphone and tablet owners into hardcore gamers. The game accessory maker announced it is the first such company of its kind to join the Designed for Samsung (DFS) program. Through the program, Mad Catz will create game controllers and gamepads that it says will be "optimized for Samsung smartphones and tablets."

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11 months ago

The iRig Mic Lav gives you great audio without the hassle

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Getting bolder sound is as easy as plugging in a mic to record.

When it comes to getting great audio recordings, the days of hauling around a giant bag of equipment are over. IK Multimedia's iRig Lav Mic is compact, and made to be used on the go. Whether you're podcasting, doing interviews or recording for personal use, having access to better audio is never a bad idea. With easy setup and use, this mic should definitely be on your list if you do much recording.

We've got all the details you want, about the sound quality you've been craving.

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11 months ago

Amazon Echo now helps you with your workouts

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2016 has officially started, and many people want to begin a new year by taking better care of themselves. In this week's content update for the Amazon Echo connected speaker, one of its new skills will allow owners to get moving in the morning, or whenever they want to work out.

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11 months ago

Save up to 70 percent on select Transcend microSD cards at Amazon

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Amazon is currently hosting a deal on select Transcend storage products that can save you as much as 70 percent on the purchase. Whether you are looking for a microSD card or a full sized SD card, or want a solid-state drive for your computer, this deal has you covered.

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11 months ago

Hands-on with Canary, an all-in-one indoor security system

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Cameras aren't so much getting smarter as they are getting easier to use and nicer to look at.

There's a lot of connected cameras out there, for users who want to keep an eye on their home or office from their phone. The key to a lot of these experiences is a quick and painless setup with a convenient app that will keep an eye on things for you. A quick notification lets you know when you need to look at your cameras, but otherwise these systems live in the background until you need them. Canary is a perfect example of a quick and easy connected camera, but the company is aiming a little higher than just streaming video and motion sensing. The goal of Canary is to act as an all-in-one security system, and to look great in the process.

Lets take a look.

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11 months ago

Grab TechMatte's USB Type-C cable for just $7 at Amazon with coupon code

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TechMatte is currently offering its USB Type-C cables for as little as $6 at Amazon with a coupon code, a savings of $3 on either length. You can grab the 3 foot cable for $6 with coupon code X63CJZ9D or go for the 5 footer for just $1 more, at $7 with code 4N4GQVAL.

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11 months ago

Tronsmart's Turbo Wall Charger is just $6 at Amazon with coupon code

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Right now, you can pick up Tronsmart's Turbo Wall Charger for just $6 at Amazon with coupon code WALLCHAR, a savings of $9. Whether you are looking for another way to get that fast charge at the office, something to keep in your bag, or need a gift idea, you won't want to miss this deal. Included is a Quick Charge 2.0 certified wall charger, along with a six-foot microUSB cable.

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11 months ago

OnePlus Icons headphones review

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OnePlus Icons headphones

A nice set of earbuds if you want to treat yourself to something better than what came with your phone

OnePlus is building its name in the world of smartphones, but the Chinese manufacturer has also started to grow its skills in making accessories. There's an increasingly large set of cases, cables and power banks available for its phones, but OnePlus is also expanding out into a new area with the OnePlus Icons earbuds — something everyone can enjoy whether they have a OnePlus phone or not.

The Icons retail for $49, which is a bit more than most will usually spend on a pair of earbuds, but those who are willing to spend the money will appreciate what they offer. For your hard-earned money you get a nice design, sturdy build, good sound and a neat little carrying case to keep them safe when not in use. Here's our review of the OnePlus Icons headphones.

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11 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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11 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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11 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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11 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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11 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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11 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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11 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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