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1 year ago

NVIDIA Shield game controller now available on the Google Store for $59

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Fans of NVIDIA's Shield Tablet and Shield Android TV can now order extra game controllers for those devices from the Google Store. The controller works with both the Shield Tablet and the Android TV box.

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1 year ago

The best clear cases for Galaxy S6 to protect and preserve that classy design

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Staying protected from drops and scratches doesn't mean you have to compromise the look of your Galaxy S6.

Regular cases with solid colors are great for those that are okay with covering up their Samsung Galaxy S6, but a quality clear case can offer exceptional protection while still showing off your phone's original design. Some factors come into play with these transparent options like how the glossy finish will show fingerprints and scratches, but the main goal here is still to keep the Galaxy S6 itself free from damage. Let's check out some of our top choices.

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1 year ago

Keep charged with Kmashi's 15000mAh power bank for just $12.50 with coupon code at Amazon

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Kmashi's 15000mAh power bank is on sale at Amazon with the coupon code FBDXPO7W, dropping the price to just $12.50 from its usual $20. That's right, you can save $7.50 on this battery pack to keep your favorite electronics charged by just entering a simple code at checkout. Featuring dual-USB outputs, you are able to charge more than one thing at the same time.

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1 year ago

The head of Google's Cardboard team is now in charge of all of its VR projects

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Google is apparently getting more serious about entering the virtual reality market. A new report, which Google has confirmed, says that Clay Bavor, its vice-president for product management and leader of its apps team, will now be in charge of all of its virtual reality projects. Bavor was also the leader behing Google's Cardboard VR viewer team.

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1 year ago

Snag iOrange's USB-C cables for as low as $8 with coupon code at Amazon

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If you're in the market for some new USB-C cables, you'll want to check out this deal from iOrange at Amazon. Whether you are in the market for a short cable, like just one foot, or need something longer, like ten feet, you are in luck. Each cable length has its own coupon code, so you'll want to pick from the list below.

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1 year ago

Grab Anker's 13000mAh power bank for $25 at Amazon with coupon code

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Anker is offering its 13000mAh power bank with dual-USB output for just $25 at Amazon with coupon code WRS5DIQV. That's right, you can save $8 on this large battery pack that will provide you with enough power to charge your phone, tablet or just about any other electronic.

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1 year ago

Amazon reportedly working on a smaller, battery-powered version of their Echo connected speaker

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Amazon is reportedly getting ready to launch a smaller version of its Amazon Echo portable speaker. A new report claims the device could go on sale "in the coming weeks".

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1 year ago

HTC Vive pre-orders begin on Feb. 29, CEO says VR 'is more important' than smartphones

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HTC now has a pre-order date for its long-awaited HTC Vive virtual reality headset. A new report says that HTC has confirmed February 29 will be when pre-orders begin for the headset, with a wider commercial launch still planned for April 2016. A price tag has yet to be announced.

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1 year ago

You can now play Jeopardy and ask Alexa to skip between chapters on the Amazon Echo

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Amazon has added a number of new features to the Echo this week, including the ability to jump back and forth between chapters of a book with voice commands, and the ability to play Jeopardy. Once enabled in the app settings, you'll be able to ask Alexa to play Jeopardy, at which time you'll be asked a number of questions from categories including world history, travel, pop culture and more.

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1 year ago

Tronsmart Titan is the 5-port quick charging station you want

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Five USB outputs to charge your gear is nice. Put Quick Charge 2.0 rapid charging speed into each port and you've got the Tronsmart Titan.

While multi-port USB chargers have been around for some time, integrating Quick Charge into them has been a more recent development — and most of the time these only integrate a single such rapid charging port. Enter the Tronsmart Titan, which puts Quick Charge into all five of its USB ports.

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1 year ago

Everything you need to know about the ANT VR kit for the Lenovo VIBE K4 Note

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Earlier this week, Lenovo launched the VIBE K4 Note in India. The smartphone packs in an innovative technology, dubbed TheaterMax, that offers an immersive large screen experience on smartphones powered by Lenovo Virtual Reality (VR) technology.

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1 year ago

The Best Smart Scales to Get You On the Right Track to Weight Loss

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Whether it's your New Year's resolution to shed some extra weight or you're deep into a workout regimen and just want to start tracking your weight, BMI, and more, a smart scale is an awesome way to keep your fitness goals in check. These scales connect to a corresponding app on your phone or tablet and show you comprehensive results that you wouldn't get from a regular ol' bathroom scale.

The scales you find below aren't heavy — they're our favorites!

Fitbit Aria

The Fitbit Aria features a polished glass surface with a digital display that syncs your weight, BMI, and body fat percentages straight to your Fitbit account. This smart scale recognizes up to 8 users and keeps everyone's results separated and private. You can pair the Aria with any Fitbit tracker, including the Fitbit Charge HR or the Fitbit Surge, and keep track of your results using the Fitbit Android app or on the Fitbit website. The Aria can register weights up to 350 pounds and distinguishes between users by individual weights and body fat percentages.

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Withings Body Cardio

The Withings Body Cardio smart scale is a comprehensive scale that gives you a total-body readout, complete with high-accuracy weight, BMI, body fat, muscle mass, bone mass, and even water measurements, using what Withings calls "Position Control" technology.

If you're looking to be heart smart, the Body Cardio also provides a detailed picture of your heart health, reading your heart rate, and measuring your pulse wave velocity, which is used to determine arterial stiffness.

Keep physically fit and heart-healthy with the Withings Body Cardio. It also looks great, with a black finish and blue stripes.

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Weight Gurus Smart Scale

Sporting a larger LCD display with a bright blue backlight is this smart scale from Weight Gurus. Along with measuring your weight and BMI, this scale covers key factors like lean mass, body fat, bone mass, and even water weight. Using 4 high-precision sensors, it provides accurate measurements every time you step on its tempered glass surface. The scale syncs to your Android device via Bluetooth to the Weight Gurus app, Fitbit, Google Fit, and more. Powered by 4 AAA batteries, the Weight Gurus Smart Scale features a 400 pound capacity.

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Garmin Index Smart Scale

This sleek smart scale from Garmin is quick to set up via Wi-Fi and tracks a slew of in-depth metrics including body weight ,BMI, water percentage and skeletal muscle mass. Able to recognize 16 different users through the Garmin Connect app, simply step on the Garmin Index and it will and automatically upload data straight to your specific account. And with extra-large white-on-black numbers, it's always easy to read the display, even in the dark. The Garmin Index Smart Scale is available in white or black options for just $149.99, and works well with Garmin's Vivofit activity trackers and Vivoactive smartwatch in your quest to crush your fitness goals.

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Archos Connected Scale

Able to recognize up to 4 different users, the Archos Connected Scale is a great option for tracking your fat mass, BMI, and general weight. Using the Archos Connected Self Android app you can set up goals and deadlines to help yourself stay motivated and monitor your progress using graphs. The Archos Smart Scale connects to your device using Bluetooth, but doesn't require you to have your smartphone or tablet nearby every time you weigh-in, as it's able to store a month's worth of data on its onboard memory. This smart scale is a great addition, especially if you're using an Archos Activity Tracker and/or Blood Pressure Monitor.

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WiTscale S200

More affordable than the average smart scale is the WiTscale S200 which uses 4 highly sensitive sensors to measure your body weight and BMI. With a maximum capacity of 330 pounds, this smart scale features a tempered glass surface with a 3.5-inch LCD display that's easy to read. The WiTscale is powered by 2 AA batteries that are included and it tracks all your data in a single graph that you can share through social media. Although their Bluetooth Scale app for Android leaves much to be desired, it still provides accurate weight readings, making it hard to argue with for its price.

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Polar Balance

The new Polar Balance smart scale offers an easy way to monitor your weight using the Polar Flow Android app. Its weight capacity of nearly 400 pounds, matched with advanced activity control, provides a personalized daily activity goal to help you reach your goal weight. The "weight speedometer" will tell you how hard you need to work out each day and how many calories you need to burn to meet the goals you've set. The Balance also works great with Polar's wearables like the A300, Loop, and A360 if you're after complete tracking of all your activities.

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Under Armour UA Scale

HTC and Under Armor have partnered together to create the UA Scale, just one accessory within the entire UA HealthBox that's available for a whopping $400 (it also features a wristband and heart rate monitor). This Wi-Fi smart scale is $120 on its own and features auto-recognition for up to 8 users and tracks your weight, body fat percentage, and more through the Under Armor Record app. The entire HealthBox includes a heart rate sensor, activity tracker, and of course the smart scale.

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Yunmai Smart Scale

If you're on a budget, but still want smart scale functionality that's reliable and easy to set up, check out this scale from Yunmai. It'll provide you with 10 body measurements, like weight, BMI, body fat, hydration, and more.

You can track up to 16 users and setup takes only 5 seconds, so for about $35, you're in for a hell of a deal. The app is a bit difficult to use, since it's seemingly directly translated from Chinese, but for $35, you put up with the little things.

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You weigh in

What's your favorite smart scale? Sound off in the comments below!

This article was recently updated in December, 2016 with the following changes: Updated Amazon links; changed Withings WS-50 to Withings Body Cardio (newer version); and added Yunmai Smart Scale.

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1 year ago

Grab a DBPOWER sports armband for your phone for just $3.50 at Amazon with coupon code

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DBPOWER is offering a 50 percent savings on its sports armband at Amazon with the coupon code D4YPGOPP, so you'll only pay $3.50. There are three different size pouches to fit your smartphone of choice in it, whether it be large or small. The pouch allows you to place your smartphone, a house key, ID and even cash if you need it inside, and then it gets strapped to your arm.

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1 year ago

SCOSCHE announces a plethora of new USB-C accessories

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Accessory maker SCOSCHE has announced a new lineup of USB-C products, including new adapters, port hubs, and cables. These new product lines give you several options for connecting, syncing, and charging your devices over USB-C connections like those found on the Chromebook Pixel.

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1 year ago

Google reveals more hardware partners for Android TV and Google Cast

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Google is making new friends and partners as it continues to expand the reach of its Android TV and Google Cast platforms. The company revealed those new partners as part of its CES 2016 announcements.

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