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See if your plug was just recalled by Apple

See if your plug was just recalled by Apple

Apple has issued a voluntary recall of three-prong AC wall adapters that are meant for use in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the UK. The problem, Apple says, is that these adapters can break and then pose a risk of electrical shock when touched. So far, Apple says that it has identified six such incidents worldwide, so it's looking to prevent more instances of broken adapters by recalling them now and replacing them with newer models.

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Powerbeats Pro gets some bad launch news

Powerbeats Pro gets some bad launch news

At the beginning of April, Apple and Beats officially revealed the Powerbeats Pro - a new set of wireless earbuds that had been rumored for quite some time in the lead up to that unveiling. Seemingly positioned as an alternative to AirPods 2, Apple and Beats announced that Powerbeats Pro would be available in four different colors: black, moss, ivory, and navy. We're learning today that only one of those colors will be available on launch day, with the rest coming down the pipeline later.

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The best way to protect your AirPods (and the worst)

The best way to protect your AirPods (and the worst)

This weekend we bore witness to what's simultaneously the best and the worst way to keep your AirPods safe from theft. It requires that you have both a good memory and no 3rd-party cleaners. By that, I mean you're going to need to be completely free of friends and family that'd normally do cleaning missions in your home without your assistance.

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Galaxy Buds update brings Bixby voice control and improved gestures

Galaxy Buds update brings Bixby voice control and improved gestures

With the attention given to the second gen AirPods and rumors of a Microsoft Surface Buds, it's almost too easy to forget that Samsung has had one like those for a few months now. As if to remind the public that the Galaxy Buds are a thing, it's pushing out a new update that's a rather sizable one despite the small file size. Now those who don't want to or even can't reach up to tap their buds can now control them with their voice thanks to Bixby integration.

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Anker Roav Bolt Review: An easy Google Assistant upgrade for your car

Anker Roav Bolt Review: An easy Google Assistant upgrade for your car

The Google Assistant may not be able to drive for you yet, but with Anker's Roav Bolt it can definitely help keep your phone safely in your pocket when you're at the wheel. Some automakers - like Volvo and others - plan to bake the Assistant right into the dashboard, but the Roav Bolt offers an easy upgrade for anybody not yet in the market for a new car. Here's how it holds up.

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Razer Core X Chroma eGPU brings on the RGB lights, USB ports

Razer Core X Chroma eGPU brings on the RGB lights, USB ports

Laptops are getting thinner and some PCs are getting smaller. While that may be a boon for portability and space economy, there's only so much you can cram inside of them. Thanks to technologies like Thunderbolt 3, however, you can keep computers small and slim and offload the brunt of the work to external components. With Razer's latest Core X Chroma, Windows laptop and MacBook users can not only offload graphics intensive work to the GPU enclosure but even charging and data transfer as well.

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VW Atlas Basecamp Concept shows off official accessories

VW Atlas Basecamp Concept shows off official accessories

The VW Atlas is a 3-row large SUV that has been around for a while now. VW has a new concept vehicle based on the Atlas caleld the VW Atlas Basecamp. As the name suggests, the ride is designed to be the base of operations for weekend adventures and vacations. The concept thas a custom body lift, lift kit, custom wheels, all-terrain tires, roof rack, and LED lighting.

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Acer Predator gaming line explodes: All the new model details

Acer Predator gaming line explodes: All the new model details

Acer held an event in New York City today where it announced a lot of new products, and its Predator line in particular got a lot of love. Not only are we getting a pair of new Predator Helios laptops, but we'll also see the company launch a new gaming desktop, a new display, and a collection of accessories. There are even more products aimed at gamers outside of the Predator lineup, as Acer is launching two refreshed Nitro notebooks as well.

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Razer Ripsaw HD challenges Elgato for capture card dominance

Razer Ripsaw HD challenges Elgato for capture card dominance

Slowly but surely, Razer has been building out its offering of broadcaster gear. First it was the Kiyo camera with a built-in ring light, then we got the Seirẽn Elite microphone. Today, Razer's broadcaster range of hardware is expanding once again with the Ripsaw HD capture card.

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Logitech Zone Wireless headphones also charge wirelessly

Logitech Zone Wireless headphones also charge wirelessly

Wireless headphones come in all shapes and sizes but most of them are still tethered to a wire in one important case. They may get their audio wirelessly via Bluetooth but they still need to plug into a USB port to charge. Logitech's new Zone Wireless headphones, on the other hand, are trying to set themselves apart exactly in that way, allowing users to conveniently drop the headphones, gently, of course, on a Qi wireless charging pad.

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RØDE Wireless GO claims world’s smallest mic system crown

RØDE Wireless GO claims world’s smallest mic system crown

A lot of progress has been made in condensing imaging sensors to fit in small devices like smartphones but less progress has been made in making quality audio recording equipment more portable. Professionals and amateurs aiming to step up their game are often left with no choice but to use big accessories that get tangled up in wires. RØDE Microphones is aiming to change all that with the Wireless GO, a digital wireless microphone system that can easily fit inside your pocket if needed.

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PDP’s Faceoff Deluxe+ Switch controller serves up easy voice chat

PDP’s Faceoff Deluxe+ Switch controller serves up easy voice chat

If you've owned a Switch for any amount of time, you're likely aware that in-game voice chat needs some attention. Nintendo's solution has been to offload voice chat onto a smartphone application, which certainly isn't the most elegant or straightforward approach. Slowly but surely, however, third-party companies are taking it upon themselves to fix the voice chat experience on Switch, with peripheral maker PDP tossing its hat into the ring today.

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