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Giroptic iO 360-degree camera is designed for Facebook and YouTube Live

Giroptic iO 360-degree camera is designed for Facebook and YouTube Live

Giroptic iO is a new 360 degree camera that has debuted and is designed specifically to make it easy for users to get live 360 video onto social media platforms. The camera is small and compact with a design meant specifically for attaching to the iPhone or iPad. One of the biggest features of the camera is that it supports live streaming with fully immersive 360 video.

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Photoshop gains MacBook Pro Touch Bar Support

Photoshop gains MacBook Pro Touch Bar Support

Mac users who are also avid Photoshop users will love this new announcement. That new MacBook Pro touchbar has gained some cool new functionality within the photo editing platform. Adobe says that it has been working hard to bring support for the Touch Bar to Photoshop and as of yesterday the update adding in that support is available for download.

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Synaptics FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor may be how Galaxy S8 ditches the home button

Synaptics FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor may be how Galaxy S8 ditches the home button

We have been hearing a lot of rumors about the coming Galaxy S8 smartphone and one of the more interesting and disturbing of them is that the smartphone will ditch the physical home button and have a display with no bezel. That home button was where the fingerprint sensor was located in previous Galaxy smartphones leaving many wondering how Samsung would pull that off. Synaptics has just announced a slick new FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor that might just be how Samsung will ditch that home button.

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Amazon Prime Video rolls into over 200 countries

Amazon Prime Video rolls into over 200 countries

Amazon has made a big announcement today that everyone was expecting thanks to Jeremy Clarkson. Clarkson Is a former Top Gear host and avid twitter user who isn't afraid to give up details about things a bit early at times. Such is the case when he tweeted that his new show, The Grand Tour, would be available on over 200 countries. The catch when he made that tweet was that Amazon had yet to roll out in that many locations.

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LG outs new 32UD99 and 34UM79M 4k Monitors heading to CES 2017

LG outs new 32UD99 and 34UM79M 4k Monitors heading to CES 2017

LG has some cool new computer displays that will be shown off at CES 2017 including the 32UD99 and the 34UM79M. The 32UD99 is a 32-inch UHD 4K monitor that supports HDR content and is compliant with the HDR10. That HDR10 standard promises enhanced brightness levels and a wide color gamut image.

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Logitech Circle Security update adds Person Detection and customizable Motion Zones

Logitech Circle Security update adds Person Detection and customizable Motion Zones

Logitech has announced some new features for users of the Logitech Circle Home Security Camera. The new features include Person Detection and customizable Motion Zones. The catch is that these features are available only to Circle Safe Premium subscribers. That service costs $9.99 per camera monthly or $99.99 per camera per year.

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Robotic cashier rings up purchases and bags them in Osaka, Japan

Robotic cashier rings up purchases and bags them in Osaka, Japan

The Lawson convenience store chain in Osaka, Japan has teamed up with Panasonic Corp to create the first cash register that lacks a human to operate the equipment. The register is able to ring up all the purchases the customer has in their cart and then bag them up. The system is called Reji Robo, which is short for register robots.

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Google Self-Driving Car to get steering wheel and pedals after all

Google Self-Driving Car to get steering wheel and pedals after all

Google has been talking up its self-driving car plans for years now and as far back as 2014 the search giant has been saying that it would not equip its pod cars with a steering wheel or a pedals for a human driver to take over if they need to or want to. Things have not changed with reports indicating that its self-driving car will indeed have pedals and a steering wheel according to people close to the project.

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HMD’s first Nokia phone isn’t Android, but cheap feature phones

HMD’s first Nokia phone isn’t Android, but cheap feature phones

HMD has rolled out a couple new feature phones wearing the Nokia name that aim to be very cheap but offer quality. These have no smart features in them, but that is to be expected when the Nokia 150 has a retail price of $26 before taxes and any local subsidies. These new devices come just weeks after HMD landed as the new home of Nokia phones.

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Pixel XL 32GB back in stock at Google Store

Pixel XL 32GB back in stock at Google Store

If you have been holding off upgrading your smartphone until the Pixel XL was back in stock at the Google Store, you better whip out the wallet. For now the Pixel XL 32GB smartphone is in stock. The 128GB version is still out of stock as of writing. The 32GB version is available in very silver, quite black, and the limited edition really blue colors.

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Sony XAV-AX100 Now Shipping, Adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to your Ride

Sony XAV-AX100 Now Shipping, Adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to your Ride

Back in August we first talked about the Sony XAV-AX100 car audio system. The big features of the device is that it brings both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to vehicles that didn't come with that capability from the factory. When the AX100 was first announced it was set to launch in late November. It is available now via Amazon.com for $499.99.

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TP-Link Smart Plug Mini works with Amazon Alexa with no hub needed

TP-Link Smart Plug Mini works with Amazon Alexa with no hub needed

TP-Link has debuted a new product called the HS105 Smart Plug Mini that has the ability to control connected devices from anywhere using the Kasa app. The device is also fully compatible with Amazon Alexa with no hub needed for connectivity. The HS105 is designed to be small at 1.5-inches thick and allows consumers to plug the device into an outlet without blocking outlets nearby.

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