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Tesla Powerpack 2 system comes with “twice the energy density”

Tesla Powerpack 2 system comes with “twice the energy density”

Tesla has a solar roof and Powerwall announcement coming today and ahead of that announcement Tesla is taking the opportunity to talk about its Powerpack shipments. While the Powerwall products are aimed more at the end user, the Powerpack products are more for utility and enterprise customers. Tesla rolled out its Powerpack 2 system in September of this year and so far the products in the Powerpack 2 range have proven popular and are shipping robustly.

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Bonjour Smart Alarm Clock with AI aims to make you on time

Bonjour Smart Alarm Clock with AI aims to make you on time

We all know at least one person who is perennially late and never on time. If you don't know one of those people, odds are you are that perennially late person. A new smart alarm clock has landed on Kickstarter that wants to help you be on time and it's called the Bonjour Smart Alarm Clock with Artificial Intelligence. The Bonjour clock does things other clocks are unable to do.

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Jaybird X3 Wireless Sport Headphones won’t fall out with heavy activity

Jaybird X3 Wireless Sport Headphones won’t fall out with heavy activity

Jaybird has rolled out a new set of wireless earbuds aimed directly at the active users out there who want a headset that won't fall out of their ears no matter what they are doing. Jaybird thinks it has just what these users are looking for and it is called the Jaybird X3 Wireless Sport Headphones. The X3 headphones are sweat proof and use Bluetooth 4.1 for connectivity.

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Galaxy Note 7 debacle sends Samsung operating profits down 30%

Galaxy Note 7 debacle sends Samsung operating profits down 30%

Samsung's profits are taking a beating in the wake of the Galaxy Note 7 recall and cancellation. The smartphone was originally recalled due to multiple fires when the devices overheated while charging. Replacement devices were then sent out that suffered from the same issue eventually leading to the entire Note 7 line being recalled again and cancelled. In the wake of this debacle, operating profits at Samsung between July and September have plunged 30% compared to last year.

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Nintendo Switch launch date and pricing info will be detailed on January 12

Nintendo Switch launch date and pricing info will be detailed on January 12

If you are one of the many gamers enamoured with what the Nintendo Switch has to offer, Nintendo has confirmed the Nintendo Switch Presentation to be coming on January 12. The presentation will be streamed live on that date, but an exact time hasn't been offered. January 12 is a long time away for impatient gamers, but at least we know when more details are coming at this point even if we don't know what details Nintendo will be offering officially.

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Razer and Nacon PS4 pro controllers aim at eSports Pros and hopefuls

Razer and Nacon PS4 pro controllers aim at eSports Pros and hopefuls

Sony is talking up a pair of new controllers that are for the PS4 but aren't controllers that it has built. Rather these controllers are from two gaming firms that have long build aftermarket controllers that eSports pros prefer and amatures often find to perform better than Sony's own controllers. One of the controllers in question is the Razer Raiju and the other is the Nacon Revolution Pro Controller.

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Loop aims to replace the kitchen TV with a streaming multimedia device

Loop aims to replace the kitchen TV with a streaming multimedia device

TVs have been in the kitchen for decades now to give people some entertainment while they gather to eat or hang out. A new device called Loop wants to re-imagine the kitchen TV with a retro styled device that can handle three needed family tasks with one screen. Loop is able to act as a communication tool for the family, media player, and a voice controlled smart screen for the home.

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Vue Smart Glasses feature bone conduction audio and track activity

Vue Smart Glasses feature bone conduction audio and track activity

Vue Smart Glasses have turned up on Kickstarter and they look more like normal glasses than other smart glasses we have talked about before. Take the Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses, they would never be confused for normal eyewear. The Vue Smart Glasses on the other hand can be fitted with prescription lenses, clear lenses, or tinted/transition lenses for sunglasses and look like normal glasses.

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NASA finds prolonged space travel can affect the spine

NASA finds prolonged space travel can affect the spine

With a manned mission to Mars in the cards for NASA, the space agency is spending lots of money and time researching the effects of prolonged space travel on the human body. A new study has been published that has found that space travel will affect the spine of astronauts. Specifically the study has proven that atrophy of the muscles supporting the spine occurs after long travel in space.

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AT&T DirecTV Now online streaming TV service to cost $35 monthly

AT&T DirecTV Now online streaming TV service to cost $35 monthly

The AT&T bid for Time Warner hasn't been approved and AT&T has already announced a new service that should make cable companies very nervous. AT&T has announced plans for a new online only TV service that will significantly undercut cable TV pricing, and even the prices that DirecTV offers right now to satellite users. The new streaming only TV plan is called DirecTV Now and it will sell for $35 monthly.

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Navdy Augmented Driving ships, lets you drive like a fighter pilot

Navdy Augmented Driving ships, lets you drive like a fighter pilot

Navdy first started talking up its in-car aftermarket HUD back in the summer of 2014. At the time the company was promising to ship the device in 2015 for about $499. 2015 came and went and now 2016 is almost over and Navdy has finally shipped what it claims to be the world's first augmented driving device.

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Amazon Dash Button orders up 5x in the last year, more brands added

Amazon Dash Button orders up 5x in the last year, more brands added

Amazon has been peddling a very cool way to order the things you need all the time for your home using your Prime account called the Amazon Dash Button. Amazon is talking up how well the Dash Buttons are performing with orders up over 5x using the buttons in the last year. The Dash Button is a small digital button for a specific product.

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