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AmbyGear wearable for kids includes educational games

AmbyGear wearable for kids includes educational games

A new wearable for kids has cropped up, and it's called the AmbyGear Smart Watch. The wearable has a typical smart watch design with decidedly kid-friendly flavors (there's zebra print, for example), and a low-end display that young children won't mind. It's not the first smart watch for children that we've seen, but it does deviate from the norm a bit by including educational games for the child on the watch. This is in addition to common functionality like integrated GPS and durable construction.

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MIPOW M3 wireless headphones feature built-in retractable cable

MIPOW M3 wireless headphones feature built-in retractable cable

MIPOW has introduced its new M3 Bluetooth wireless headphones with an integrated (and retractable) cable. Fashion is given a big focus with the M3, but function hasn't been ignored and the result is a pair of stylish and easy-to-use headphones with a few different notable features. Though wireless is the most convenient way to listen to music, the inclusion of the cable allows for use when the battery is dead or, for example, while on airplanes. We've the rest of the details after the jump.

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HP Spectre 13 x360 convertible laptop surfaces online

HP Spectre 13 x360 convertible laptop surfaces online

Convertible laptops have found favor among consumers, and we've seen different options from various makers, mostly notably being some of the YOGA devices from Lenovo. Clues have surfaced indicating that HP will be launching it own new convertible in the future, the HP Spectre 13 x360 2-in-1 notebook. Though it'll be relatively small with a 13.3-inch display, everything about the machine looks to be higher-end, including the use of a fifth-generation Intel Core processor and above a Full HD resolution.

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White House drone crash was caused by drunk gov worker

White House drone crash was caused by drunk gov worker

Remember that drone discovered on the White House lawn? The Secret Service was looking into the matter and had said it wasn't a safety risk, but concerns quickly spawned that such an incident could serve to further harm the already damaged reputation small-time drones have received -- with all of it coming at the worse time possible as the FAA prepares to rule on drone usage regulations. This particular mystery has already come to an end, and while it was a harmless accident, the cause of it all further tarnishes the personal use of drones in some eyes.

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Better Call Saul trailer for Netflix released

Better Call Saul trailer for Netflix released

Better Call Saul, the spin-off show from the hit series Breaking Bad, will be arriving on AMC on February 8 as part of a two-day premiere. Of course, the series will also be making its way to Netflix in due time, and all signs point to that wait between airing and streaming to be a short one -- at least for those in the UK. Last year word had it that US Netflix users won't be getting streaming access to the show until after its first season ends, but those in the UK will be getting access the day after it premieres.

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Dell Precision M3800 workstation update adds 4K, Thunderbolt 2

Dell Precision M3800 workstation update adds 4K, Thunderbolt 2

It seems to be the week of laptop refreshes, with Panasonic having introduced its updated Toughbook 31 yesterday, and now Dell has done similar with its M3800 mobile workstation. This laptop promises to be the type of powerhouse workstation professionals and otherwise demanding users need while remaining relatively thin and light -- something not entirely common in a segment mostly composed of heavy brick-like machines. The M3800 update tacks some hardware improvements into place that meet modern needs, including a 4k-resolution display.

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FCC to hotels on WiFi blocking: it’s illegal, don’t do it

FCC to hotels on WiFi blocking: it’s illegal, don’t do it

Marriott may have dropped its WiFi-blocking efforts, but that doesn't mean the FCC has forgotten about its petition and the WiFi-blocking habits of some other companies. In a warning issued today as an "FCC Enforcement Advisory", the agency made it clear that it is not acceptable to jam others' WiFi hotspots regardless of whether you're an individual or a company, and it specifically pointed toward hotels as an example. In addition, the FCC called hotspot-jamming actions a "disturbing trend" that must stop.

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Ghostbusters cast tipped: Melissa McCarthy’s on board, others in talks

Ghostbusters cast tipped: Melissa McCarthy’s on board, others in talks

The cast for Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot has been tipped, and among it all is word that Melissa McCarthy -- known to have been in talks for one of the lead roles -- has signed a deal and is on-board. A trio of others have also been tipped as being in talks to sign on, with the four of them ultimately being destined to assume roles as the newest collective of ghost-foiling comrades. If all goes as planned, the movie will enter production some time this summer after a relatively long -- and sometimes troubled -- development phase.

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Qmote gives users one-click smartphone control

Qmote gives users one-click smartphone control

Qblinks has introduced its new Qmote, a small remote control with a single button and multiple functions, depending on what the user wants to use it for. Smartphone control is performed using click patterns, which are pre-defined for certain actions like making your phone alert when you can't find it or turning on the rear light. This usefulness grows when one is using a home automation system, allowing different click patterns to be set for triggering different smart appliances like lights.

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DoJ building national car database with real-time tracking

DoJ building national car database with real-time tracking

A national database of vehicles is quietly being created by the Department of Justice to help track drivers in the United States. The program has been tipped by both government documents and US officials, and is said to be done in secret with the DEA running the matter. The database is being put to use for numerous reasons, according to the sources, though it was originally created for seizing cars and other possessions in relation to the trafficking of drugs.

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