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Polaroid iZone camera: a companion for Android and iOS handsets

Polaroid iZone camera: a companion for Android and iOS handsets

Among Polaroid's CES 2015 wares is the iZone camera, a square-shaped compact point-and-shoot camera with optical zoom and the ability to work with your Android or iOS mobile device. The maker refers to iZone as a companion device for your smartphone or tablet, the latter of which works as a remote view finder and a storage base for taking/saving images with the Polaroid camera. The idea behind such a device is that the companion camera will (likely) be of a somewhat higher quality than your smartphone, but without the same sharing features and power as your handset.

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Netflix denies crackdown on VPN users

Netflix denies crackdown on VPN users

If you're a regular Netflix user, there's a good chance you've used a VPN at some point to get access to a different region's library -- Australians, for example, have long used VPNs to subscribe to the service in the absence of a local option (though that'll be changing soon), and others simply use VPNs to watch shows not offered in their own country. Over the weekend, rumbles surfaced stating Netflix was starting to crackdown on those users, but now the company has spoken up to say such claims are false.

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Braven BRV-PRO “tank-like” speaker brings outdoor accessories

Braven BRV-PRO “tank-like” speaker brings outdoor accessories

Braven has introduced its new BRV-PRO rugged Bluetooth speaker, something the company is bidding as a solid option for outdoorsy folks in need of a "tank-like" speaker. The BRV-PRO is both ultra-rugged and portable, and is being offered alongside accessories that improve its usefulness for certain users, including an extended battery pack to keep the tunes coming sans a convenient power outlet. The speaker is already available and the accessories will be coming soon, and we have all the details on what they have to offer.

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Smart health for kids: eSkin Thermometer, Smart Pacifier

Smart health for kids: eSkin Thermometer, Smart Pacifier

Why should grownups get all the smart toys? In the ever growing attempt to make everything smarter, a few companies are gearing up to address the youngest generation as well. But these two particular smart products don't simply cater to kids. Unlike entertainment or even educational smart devices, this VivaLnk eSkin Termometer and BlueMaestro Pacif-i Smart Pacifier are specifically designed to help kids go through the horrifying ordeal of being sick, with as minimum fuss or stress for both the kid and their parent.

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Epson Runsense wearables aim at runners and active users

Epson Runsense wearables aim at runners and active users

Say the name Epson and most will think of printers and projectors, but the company has a lot of other stuff too. At CES 2015 Epson has rolled out a new product line called Runsense that are wearables aimed at runners and fitness enthusiasts. The top of the line Runsense product is the Runsense SF-810 and it acts as a wrist worn continuous heart rate monitor with GPS.

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MSI unloads new gaming laptops at CES 2015

MSI unloads new gaming laptops at CES 2015

PC gaming most often than not involves beefy desktop rigs, insane cooling solutions, and eerie glowing lights, but there is a class of gamers who like their gaming computers on the small and on the go. Gaming laptops aren't exactly new but, given the constraints of physics, they are hard to get right. At CES 2015, MSI is showing off some new gaming products, among them powerful notebooks that are vying for your attention, and your money, to be your next major PC gaming purchase.

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Zolt Laptop Charger Plus charges multiple devices at once

Zolt Laptop Charger Plus charges multiple devices at once

A company called Zolt has rolled out a new laptop charger that it claims to be the world's smallest and lightest laptop charger. The new laptop charger was unveiled at CES 2015 this week and is called the Zolt Laptop Charger Plus. The key feature of the Zolt charger is that in addition to charging your laptop it has USB ports built in that allow it to charge multiple gadgets at the same time such as your laptop, smartphone, and tablet.

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D-Link launches gigabit PowerLine networking kit with MIMO at CES 2015

D-Link launches gigabit PowerLine networking kit with MIMO at CES 2015

D-Link has launched new home networking kits at CES 2015 that people with spotty WiFi coverage or concerns about wireless security will want to check out. The new home networking kit is the industry's first gigabit PowerLine networking system with MIMO. D-Link is offering the system in two versions including the PowerLine AV2 2000 Gigabit Starter Kit DHP-701AV and an updated PowerLine AV2 1000 Gigabit Starter Kit DHP-601AV.

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