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LG Stylus 2 smartphone first to support DAB+

LG Stylus 2 smartphone first to support DAB+

LG has rolled out a new smartphone that is the first to support Digital Audio Broadcasting. That means that users will be able to listen to digital radio transmissions for free directly from their smartphones. The smartphone is called the LG Stylus 2 and the first locations to be able to purchase the device will be Australia, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, and the UK.

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Tmouse deformable mouse gives you two gripping styles

Tmouse deformable mouse gives you two gripping styles

The mouse has been around for many years now and normally when we are talking about a new mouse, it's basically the same design we always see with similar shape and button placement. A mouse has turned up on Kickstarter called Tmouse that is termed a deformable mouse that gives two grip methods allowing the user to choose what is most comfortable.

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AxiDraw personal writing and drawing machine writes for you

AxiDraw personal writing and drawing machine writes for you

I can remember back when graduating high school my mom insisted that I handwrite and sign thank you notes to everyone who sent gifts. I can understand now why she did that, but at the time I thought it was some sort of punishment. I'm not a big fan of writing out anything and most folks likely use digital means to type out all their notes and messages these days.

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Stanford researchers create tiny synchronized robots that can pull a car

Stanford researchers create tiny synchronized robots that can pull a car

Researchers at Stanford University have created tiny robots that are able to work in a synchronized form to pull a much larger object. A team of six of the tiny robots that weight a total of 3.5 ounces were able to pull a car that weighs in at 3,900 pounds. The idea is rather like the swarms of nanorobots that were featured in the animated film "Big Hero 6".

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Leaked iPhone 7 chassis shows off bigger camera size

Leaked iPhone 7 chassis shows off bigger camera size

With the iPhone 7 expected to land in the coming months, leaks are beginning to surface from some of the usual locations. Earlier this month we caught a glimpse of a case for the iPhone 7 that gave us a few details about the device. One of the key details that case seems to have confirmed is that the iPhone 7 will ditch the headphone port.

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SwiftKey Stats lands in Android app update

SwiftKey Stats lands in Android app update

If you are the sort who is always on your smartphone typing away in texts, emails, or social media posts, you might have wondered just how many words you have typed. Back in January, the SwiftKey keyboard added SwiftKey Stats to its Androids beta for people to try out. That stats feature has now moved out of beta and become an official part of the SwiftKey app in the latest update available right now.

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General Mobile 4G smartphone added to Android N compatibility list

General Mobile 4G smartphone added to Android N compatibility list

If you are the sort that tingles in anticipation when a new flavor of Android lands to play with, you are probably aware that recently Google launched the Android N preview aimed at developers. That version of Android has some cool features for sure, but it's also aimed at only developers not normal Joes. If you are a developer, Google has added a new smartphone to the compatibility list in the form of the General Mobile 4G.

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Ten One Design Blockhead fixes glaring MacBook power brick flaw

Ten One Design Blockhead fixes glaring MacBook power brick flaw

There will be some Mac fans out there offended by the mere mention that Apple has poorly designed its power brick for the MacBook line of notebooks. If you use a MacBook and you like to carry as little as possible you are probably using the power brick with the plug that puts the prongs sticking directly out of the block. The problem with that is that the brick is so large it makes it very difficult to plug into outlets that are behind anything.

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AMD XConnect brings external GPU to compatible Thunderbolt 3 notebooks

AMD XConnect brings external GPU to compatible Thunderbolt 3 notebooks

PC gamers who value portability for their gaming machines know that it's hard to find a notebook with the graphics muscle to run your favorite games with settings for graphics on high that is still portable enough to be easily carried with you. Razer's MacBook alternative called the Razer Blade Stealth is the first machine that uses AMD XConnect technology to provide portability and graphics performance when needed.

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Captain America: Civil War trailer 2 shows Avengers beatdown

Captain America: Civil War trailer 2 shows Avengers beatdown

The movie might be called Captain America: Civil War, but it looks more like an Avengers flick in the second trailer for the film that has just been released. The trailer shows Iron Man, Black Widow, Captain America and a slew of other Avengers as they fight among themselves. In part of the trailer, Tony Stark tells Cap that the Avengers need to be put in check.

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Modular YOUMO power strip lets you customize the ports and outlets

Modular YOUMO power strip lets you customize the ports and outlets

Typically, when you buy a power strip all you get are outlets for plugging things in. Some might give you a USB port or two for charging other devices, but most don’t. A new power strip has turned up on Kickstarter that is called the YOUMO power strip and it allows the user to choose the configuration and what sort of outlets or ports it offers for your devices.

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SMARTvr virtual reality viewer works with any smartphone

SMARTvr virtual reality viewer works with any smartphone

Virtual reality viewers for smartphones are a big deal these days with lots of them coming onto the market. The most basic and affordable of them is the Google Cardboard viewer made out of basic cardboard. A company called DODOcase has a new VR viewer that is made out of plastic and works with any smartphone called SMARTvr. Since the device is made from a more durable plastic, it will last longer than the Google Cardboard will.

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