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DART-C is the tiniest USB-C laptop charger around

DART-C is the tiniest USB-C laptop charger around

If you have a notebook computer that is able to charge via a USB-C port, you might want a charger that is smaller than what came with your computer. FINsix has a new USB-C charger called the DART-C that it claims is the smallest charger of its type in the entire world. The tiny laptop charger produces 65W of power and is four times smaller than a traditional AC adapter.

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Drone Flies Snowboarder into the Air

Drone Flies Snowboarder into the Air

A new video has turned up that shows a massive drone taking a snowboarder up and down the ski slopes and eventually up into the air. The video is one of those things that you watch and it's hard to believe that it's real. Then you look at the collaborator on the video and see that it's PrankvsPrank and it makes you question the video that much more.

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Super Mario Run gains new friendly run mode

Super Mario Run gains new friendly run mode

The problem with a lot of mobile games is that they all require energy or something in the game to allow you to keep playing. In the case of Super Mario Run (check out our review here) you need Rally Tickets to play in the normal mode of the game. A new game mode has been added to the game called Friendly Run that allows you to play with your friends without having to shell out any Rally Tickets.

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Apple now offering refurbished Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2

Apple now offering refurbished Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2

If you have had your eye on a new Apple Watch, but you just can't bring yourself to pull the trigger and plunk out the big bucks the smartwatch costs, you might like the new offerings from Apple. You can now purchase refurbished Apple Watches directly from the Apple Store and right now there are several versions to choose from and they are offered at modest discounts. That modest discount for buying refurb is 14%.

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SCUF Elite custom Xbox Elite Wireless controller debut

SCUF Elite custom Xbox Elite Wireless controller debut

SCUF and Microsoft have teamed up to allow Xbox gamers to order a highly customized Elite controller that suits their style and gaming tastes. Under the new customization program buyers can create custom Xbox Elite wireless controllers via the SCUF Elite Customization Program with controllers starting at $149.95.

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Samsung to support YouTube HDR playback on 2016 UHD and Quantum dot TVs

Samsung to support YouTube HDR playback on 2016 UHD and Quantum dot TVs

Samsung has announced that it plans to support YouTube HDR playback on TVs for the first time. The support will come via an expanded version of the YouTube application that will run on the TV. This new YouTube app is offered on all 2016 Samsung Quantum dot TVs and UHD TVs.

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ALPHA records first ever measurement of optical spectrum of antimatter atom

ALPHA records first ever measurement of optical spectrum of antimatter atom

ALPHA published a paper in the journal Nature this week that reports the first ever measurement of the optical spectrum of an antimatter atom. The team behind the paper says that this is the result of over 20 years of work by the CERN antimatter community. The measurements are of the antihydrogen spectrum and were performed with high-precision according to the team.

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Nokia Z2 Plus spied on Geekbench

Nokia Z2 Plus spied on Geekbench

The Nokia name has been in the news a lot over the last few weeks. Yesterday some new Android devices from Nokia turned up in a leak with the launch of the devices tipped for February. Today another Nokia smartphone called the Z2 Plus has turned up and we know some of the specs of the device thanks to Geekbench.

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Lenovo ZUK Edge smartphone has Snapdragon 821 and under-glass fingerprint sensor

Lenovo ZUK Edge smartphone has Snapdragon 821 and under-glass fingerprint sensor

Lenovo has rolled out a new smartphone in China called the ZUK Edge and it is an attractive device. The phone has a screen with narrow bezels on the front so 86.4% of the front is covered with screen. The screen itself is 5.5-inches wide and it has something under the glass that rumors suggest will also turn up on the Galaxy S8 when it launches - a fingerprint reader.

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Everlast Notebook is real paper and pen digital notebook that is erasable

Everlast Notebook is real paper and pen digital notebook that is erasable

If you write down lots of notes in a notebook there comes a time where you end up with full notebooks that you have to toss or file away somewhere. A new project on Kickstarter is a notebook for the modern age that still gives users the feel and ease of traditional paper and pen, but combines that with digital storage of anything you write or draw.

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Drone has bird-like features including precision flying feathers

Drone has bird-like features including precision flying feathers

ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE or EPFL has researchers working on a drone that uses bio-inspired design to create a drone that is able to fly using some of the same techniques that birds use. The drone has the ability to spread or close its wings while flying to allow it to maneuver and fly in higher winds. Birds use these same techniques when in flight, when the bird turns it does so by extending one wing and contracting the other.

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Galaxy S8 packing LG Chem batteries expected to launch at April event

Galaxy S8 packing LG Chem batteries expected to launch at April event

Some new rumors concerning the Galaxy S8 smartphone are making the rounds today that fit in nicely with the big rumor roundup of all we think we know so far about the S8 from earlier this month. This new rumors suggest that the Galaxy S8 smartphone won't be unveiled at MWC 2017 as we would normally expect. Rather, the S8 will launch at a dedicated event that will beheld in NYC in April 2017.

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