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iPhone Lightning Dock allows music playback while you charge

iPhone Lightning Dock allows music playback while you charge

With the launch of the new iPhone 7 yesterday there are also some new accessories for folks to play with. We have spent time hands-on with the new AirPods wireless headphones and there is also a new iPhone Lightning dock for you to check out. The new Lightning dock has some features that iPhone users who like music will appreciate. The dock is available in five metallic finishes.

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Huawei Honor 8 smartphone launches in the US

Huawei Honor 8 smartphone launches in the US

The Huawei Honor 8 smartphone launched in Europe back on August 25 and launched for pre-order in the US on August 17. If you didn’t pre-order the device preferring to wait until it was in general availability that day has come. The Honor 8 is now available to order in the US via the Huawei store and is shipping now.

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Sony launches a slew of new wired and wireless headphones

Sony launches a slew of new wired and wireless headphones

Sony has trotted out six new wired and wireless headphones for audio fans to use with some aimed at active sporty types and others aimed at folks who just want more bass and better sound form their music. The new products include the XB80BS Extra Bass sports in-ear Bluetooth headphones on the high-end selling for $149.99. The headphones have an around the ear design that holds them in place with activity.

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Japanese robotic sumo wrestling is completely autonomous

Japanese robotic sumo wrestling is completely autonomous

If you have ever seen the show "Battlebots" that airs in the US, you know that most of the robots used are set on destroying the competition literally rather than simply pushing them out of the ring. Robot Wars here in the US is also a competition that is as much about the humans who are controlling the robots via remotes as it is about the capabilities of the robots themselves. Japan has a robot sumo wrestling competition that is very different from what we see here in the US.

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T-Mobile laughs at Verizon’s LTE Advanced announcement

T-Mobile laughs at Verizon’s LTE Advanced announcement

T-Mobile is working hard to make itself look better to consumers than the competition, and it's doing a pretty good job of it. Recently it announced its new T-Mobile One plans that eliminate data caps and give you free video streaming with some caveats. T-Mobile has also now taken aim at some recent claims that Verizon is making that boast about Verizon's new LTE Advanced service that is rolling out to customers in some areas.

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Amazon Restaurants delivery service kicks off in select London areas

Amazon Restaurants delivery service kicks off in select London areas

Select London postcodes now have the chance to get high-end food from restaurants delivered directly to their door via Amazon Prime Now. Available restaurants include Baltic Restaurant, Crazy Bear, Archipelago, Benares, Kiru, Comptoir Libanais, Levant, Planet Hollywood, and Stada. A couple places just for lunch are included on the list as well such as Pod and Tossed along with lots more places for lunch and dinner.

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Ceres has a massive ice volcano that is half the height of Mount Everest

Ceres has a massive ice volcano that is half the height of Mount Everest

Just because Ceres is a dwarf planet doesn't mean that it has nothing of interest on its surface. As scientists have studied Ceres we have found that it may have ice deposits in its permanently shadowed regions. We have also learned that it has salt, mountains, and shiny craters on its surface. NASA has now offered up an image that shows a massive ice volcano sitting on the surface of the dwarf planet.

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Razer Ornata gaming keyboard is first to use Mecha-membrane keys

Razer Ornata gaming keyboard is first to use Mecha-membrane keys

Razer has a new gaming keyboard called the Ornata that has something new and interesting up its sleeves. The Ornata is the first keyboard in the world to use something called Mecha-membrane keyboard technology. This technology is designed to combine the most desirable traits from membrane rubber dome keyboards with the benefits of mechanical keyboard technology.

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Rosetta finds Philae crammed into a crack on comet surface

Rosetta finds Philae crammed into a crack on comet surface

More than a little drama has happened with the Rosetta mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Rosetta is the orbiter that circled the comet taking images and recording data while the Philae was a lander that was going to head down to the surface of the comet and send back even more data. The problem was that things didn’t go as planned for Philae.

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Bragi The Headphone debuts along with Bragi OS update for The Dash

Bragi The Headphone debuts along with Bragi OS update for The Dash

Bragi first surfaced with its Kickstarter campaign for it smart wearable device called The Dash. The Dash hit Kickstarter back in 2014 and was notable for having no wires and using an in-ear design along with the Bragi OS inside to make the wearable smart. Bragi is back with a couple announcements including a new set of headphones simply called The Headphone and an OS update for The Dash.

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Google’s Asian fiber optic high-speed undersea cable goes online

Google’s Asian fiber optic high-speed undersea cable goes online

Google and a consortium of other companies that operate under the name FASTER Consortium have been working together to get some new undersea cables laid that will increase internet speeds between countries. In June, the FASTER Consortium announced that the cable linking the US West Coast and Japan was complete and ready to go into service. Now Google and its FASTER Consortium cohorts have announced another undersea fiber optic cable is ready to enter service.

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Meizu M3 Max gets official with 6-inch screen and 4100mAh battery

Meizu M3 Max gets official with 6-inch screen and 4100mAh battery

Meizu has taken to twitter to get official with its latest smartphone called the Meizu M3 Max. The name of the smartphone comes from the big 6.0-inch IPS screen with 450 cd/m2 brightness, 1080p resolution and 1000:1 contrast ratio. To keep the smartphone charged up and running it has a big 4100 mAh internal battery.

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