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Basslet puts a subwoofer on your wrist

Basslet puts a subwoofer on your wrist

A new portable audio device has turned up that aims to let you feel the bass in addition to hearing it. The Basslet and is described as the world's first wearable subwoofer. It's more of a transducer to generate felt bass to your body rather than bass that you and others around you can hear. Similar devices have been around for a long time now that connect to chairs to allow gamers to hear the bass via speakers or headphones and feel the bass via vibrations.

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NASA TV launches on Apple TV

NASA TV launches on Apple TV

NASA has announced that it has launched its app on a new platform, this time it works on the latest generation of the Apple TV. The app was previously offered on Android, iPad, iPhone, and Fire OS devices. Prior to being rolled out for the Apple TV, the app was downloaded over 17 million times across all available device platforms.

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Nextbit Robin ships everywhere for $299

Nextbit Robin ships everywhere for $299

Many smartphone fans who liked what Nextbit was offering with its Robin smartphone who didn’t live in the US or India were a bit bummed when those two countries could get the device on a significant discount. Originally Amazon offered the $399 device on a discount of $100 making the purchase price $299. For a while that was cheaper than Nextbit's own online store.

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Epson Pro Cinema projectors support 4K resolution

Epson Pro Cinema projectors support 4K resolution

Epson has unveiled several new projectors and all of them support 4K resolution to allow users to watch movies in UHD with support for high dynamic range in some models. The first of the new projectors is the Pro Cinema 6040UB and 4040. These two projectors have the same features save the 6040UB meeting ISF Certification standard with independent image calibration tools. Red and green pixels can also be turned off for adjustments without a special filter.

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iPhone 7 rumor tips lightning headphone jack adapter is included

iPhone 7 rumor tips lightning headphone jack adapter is included

A new rumor about the iPhone 7 is making the rounds that suggests Apple might have decided to ease iPhone users away from the traditional 3.5mm headphone port and into the new lightning connector for audio. According to the rumor, the iPhone 7 will ship with the headphone port still integrated into the device but the headphones will come with a lightning adapter in the package.

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Microsoft Flow lands on iOS

Microsoft Flow lands on iOS

Microsoft launched Microsoft Flow not too long ago in an effort to combat IFTTT and originally when the Flow service launched mobile devices like the iPhone were unsupported. That has changed with Microsoft Flow landing for iOS users to try out. If you are unfamiliar with Flow, it's a workflow management tool that launched originally online.

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Ultimate Ears speakers get Siri and Google Now voice integration

Ultimate Ears speakers get Siri and Google Now voice integration

Ultimate Ears has announced that two of its popular Bluetooth portable speakers are getting the ability to be controlled with your voice. Both the Boom 2 and the Megaboom portable speakers now have the ability to be voice controlled using Siri and Google Now voice integration. The speakers have a push-to-talk function to active the voice control.

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Alicia Keys latest artist to enforce no cell phone policy at concerts

Alicia Keys latest artist to enforce no cell phone policy at concerts

It appears that artists of all sorts are getting very serious about keeping fans from using smartphones while they are at their concerts or events. The latest musician to ban cell phones at her events is Alicia Keys. Fans aren't forced to give up their smartphones at the door to be locked up in some locker or box until the show is over.

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Galaxy S8 tipped for dual rear cameras, 4K display

Galaxy S8 tipped for dual rear cameras, 4K display

Rumors are already making the rounds about the next Samsung in the Galaxy S line of devices. That next device is expected to be the Galaxy S8 and the latest rumor claims that it will have a dual rear camera system designed to compete better with the next iPhone. The rumor claims that the dual camera lens is executed to be made by Samsung motors.

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Galaxy Note 7 model SM-N930F officially listed on Samsung site

Galaxy Note 7 model SM-N930F officially listed on Samsung site

The first official mention of the next Galaxy Note smartphone has happened in an odd way on the official Samsung website. The link in the source opens to reveal what appears to be a basic XML info, showing a document tree with no real information to be found in it except the model number SM-N930F.

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LIGO looks to the future after detecting second round of gravitational waves

LIGO looks to the future after detecting second round of gravitational waves

Back in September of 2015, physicists operating the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory or LIGO for short detected the first round of gravitational waves seemingly proving Einstein's theory of General Relativity. Before scientists could prove that gravitational waves existed and the first discovery wasn't a fluke, they needed to find a second round of the waves, which they did earlier this month. After proving that the first find wasn’t a fluke, the LIGO team is looking to the future.

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Scorpion Art Car built for Burning Man can be yours

Scorpion Art Car built for Burning Man can be yours

If you have ever seen stories or video shot on Burning Man held out in the desert each year, you may know that odd goes hand in hand with that event. An art car called Scorpion has been at the Burning Man even each year since 2011. It started life as a 1991 28-foot International boom truck before being turned into an art car by its builders.

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