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August Home teams up with Amazon to offer first Alexa-enabled door lock

August Home teams up with Amazon to offer first Alexa-enabled door lock

As time goes on, Amazon keeps bolstering the smart home capabilities of Alexa. The company announced today that it's adding the first Alexa Skill for door locks, with the August Home Smart Lock getting the distinction of being the first smart lock that's Alexa-enabled. Now owners of Alexa devices like the Echo or Tap can lock their front doors or check if the doors are locked using Alexa voice commands.

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Samsung patent filing shows off new wireless charger designs

Samsung patent filing shows off new wireless charger designs

We're just about a week away from finally getting a Galaxy Note 7 reveal, but a newly discovered Samsung patent shows that the Note 7 may not be the only thing on the horizon. The patent filing is for a variety of wireless chargers, which has been a big ticket feature for Samsung phones since the Galaxy S6 landed on the scene. With the Galaxy S7 and Note 5, Samsung rolled out new versions of its wireless charger, so it's not outside the realm of possibility that we'll see yet another one to accompany the Note 7.

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SteelSeries Rival 700 Mouse Review

SteelSeries Rival 700 Mouse Review

When the average user goes to buy a mouse, they usually don't care much about it, aside from the fact that it works, and is comfortable. However, when a PC gamer is in the market for a new mouse, there are a plethora of options that need to be considered. Buttons, sensors, weight, and more can all affect how your device performs during a game. Today, we're going to take a look at the Steelseries Rival 700.

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3D-printed Pokemon Go screen cover makes every ball throw perfect

3D-printed Pokemon Go screen cover makes every ball throw perfect

Pokemon Go has finally brought Pokemon catching to the masses, making it as simple as a finger swipe. Except, sometimes it's not that easy. Like when you're desperately trying to catch that Snorlax, and your Pokeball just keeps veering to the side. The trick is to move your finger in a straight line, something this 3D-printed phone case/screen cover makes far too easy.

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Apple Watch bands celebrate countries participating in the Olympics

Apple Watch bands celebrate countries participating in the Olympics

Every time the Olympic games are held, be it summer or winter games, you can count on lots of clothing and other tie ins to the games turning up. It’s no different for the Rio summer games kicking off soon. One of the first tech brands to offer something special for the Olympic games was Samsung with a special edition Galaxy S7 edge with Olympics colors and themes. Apple is now getting in on the Olympics fever with some bands for the Apple Watch that support all fourteen countries who are participating in the games.

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Modobag wants to bring rideable luggage to airports across the US

Modobag wants to bring rideable luggage to airports across the US

A campaign to fund the Modobag has gone live on Indiegogo, and it promises to be one of the strangest, most unique items you'll come across today. Modobag is a battery-powered, motorized piece of luggage that travelers can use to zip around airport terminals as they rush to catch their flight. The company behind Modobag says it will get you where you need to be three times faster than walking, meaning the frequently late among us may want to pay attention.

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Golfer Bubba Watson shows off a 200hp jetpack ‘golf cart’

Golfer Bubba Watson shows off a 200hp jetpack ‘golf cart’

Golf carts are now officially old news thanks to professional golfer Bubba Watson and his newly showcased jetpack. It's a legit strap-yourself-inside-it-and-hold-on jetpack, only designed for whizzing around a golf course rather than battling fires or dealing with super villains. It's bizarre upon first glance, but entirely practical if you're crunched for time; while a golf cart has to drive around water traps, a jetpack can merely zoom above them, no detour necessary.

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The 5 best Pokemon GO accessories available today

The 5 best Pokemon GO accessories available today

The obvious way to start a list of Pokemon GO accessories top trainers might need would be to bring some external battery action in. We'll go ahead and dispense with the pleasantries there and point everyone toward Anker. They're embracing this Pokemon GO phenomenon just about as fully as they're able without actually going cross-brand with The Pokemon Company. They've got a "trainer pack" that includes a woven-cord-covered USB cord, battery pack, and some wireless earbuds - all of which are well and above the quality their prices suggest.

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NFL tipped in plan to chip footballs for data analysis

NFL tipped in plan to chip footballs for data analysis

The NFL is planning to add data-gathering hardware to footballs used in this year’s preseason, according to a source, doing so to learn certain things about gameplay. The data gathered will help shed light on areas like kicking and officiating, and could be used to make changes to the game that’ll be seen as early as next year, at least according to reports.

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Play Pokemon Go even longer with this Pokedex phone battery case

Play Pokemon Go even longer with this Pokedex phone battery case

If you're playing Pokemon Go, you're already well aware of how easy it is to drain your phone's battery while out hunting monsters. It's well advised that you pick up a portable charger or battery case for your device. But if you're using your phone to catalog and record all the Pokemon you're catching — just like a Pokedex — you might as well make it look like the real thing!

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Canon PIXMA MG3050 and MG2550S printers unveiled for home use

Canon PIXMA MG3050 and MG2550S printers unveiled for home use

Canon has taken the wraps off two new printers, the Canon Pixma MG3050 and the Pixma MG2550S. Both printers are designed for home use and are of the all-in-one inkjet variety. The printers can be used for printing documents and small photos, doing so using a hybrid ink system. According to Canon, its Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering cartridge ink can produce photo-lab quality photo prints.

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Estimote improves its Proximity Beacons with programmable NFC

Estimote improves its Proximity Beacons with programmable NFC

Today Estimote has announced a rather significant update to its wireless Proximity Beacons. The Google Eddystone-compatible beacons, which aim to give users contextual experiences on smartphones and bridge the gap between the real world and mobile devices, have been updated to include programmable NFC chips. NFC seems to be a huge addition that will help Estimote's beacons stand out from the crowd.

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