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New Xbox Wireless Adapter has been delayed until next year

New Xbox Wireless Adapter has been delayed until next year

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced a couple new Xbox One controller designs, as well as a new Xbox Wireless Adapter for connecting an Xbox controller to a PC running Windows 10. At the time, Microsoft said the wireless adapter would be available some time later this month, but now that has changed in a big way: the company has delayed the dongle until next year.

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Fidget spinner explosions prompt Safety Commission warning

Fidget spinner explosions prompt Safety Commission warning

Following news of at least one fidget spinner exploding, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a statement of caution surrounding the popular toy. According to the statement, fidget spinners may pose a risk of both explosions and choking in young children.

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Razer Base Station Chroma: Because everything – EVERYTHING – needs LEDs

Razer Base Station Chroma: Because everything – EVERYTHING – needs LEDs

At this point, Razer, Corsair, and a bunch of other companies have outfitted pretty much every PC accessory under the sun with color-changing RGB lighting. Keyboards and mice were the first to arrive on the scene, and the RGB craze has even spread to mousepads at this point. Not content to stop at outfitting mousepads with lights, Razer has announced the newest accessory in its Chroma line: The Razer Base Station Chroma.

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Fitbit smartwatch leaks, and we’re not loving the design

Fitbit smartwatch leaks, and we’re not loving the design

The future of smartwatches may be unknown at this point where a lot of companies are exiting the market, but there are still a few heavyweights supporting the industry. Fitbit, king of the fitness tracking universe, wants to be counted among these heavy hitters, as it's plotting a smartwatch of its own to take on other big manufacturers like Apple and Samsung. Today, new leaked images are giving us our first look at that smartwatch.

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Tile Pro doubles range and volume of Bluetooth trackers

Tile Pro doubles range and volume of Bluetooth trackers

Bluetooth tracker Tile has spawned a new, Tile Pro series, promising double the range and a generally more-unmissable alert for your lost keys. The new Tile Style and Tile Sport each increase the distance they'll work from your smartphone to up to 200 feet, twice what the previous Tile Mate and Tile Slim could manage. Meanwhile, there's the promise of greater resilience to the elements, too.

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Samsung U Flex: wireless headphones with Bixby support

Samsung U Flex: wireless headphones with Bixby support

Samsung has created a new pair of wireless earbuds that are flexible enough to withstand life in a bag, a pocket, or other places where folding is necessary. Called the Samsung U Flex, these headphones are designed to handle the typical uses and abuses that come in an average day, whether that means getting caught jogging in a light rain or having someone tug on the earbuds' neckband.

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Hyperkin SmartBoy pre-order starts, finally shipping this month

Hyperkin SmartBoy pre-order starts, finally shipping this month

It was a dream two years in the making and one that didn’t even start out as a dream. Instead, the Hyperkin SmartBoy started out as an April Fools joke to goad gamers into thinking they can revive their old Game Boy or Game Boy Color cartridges and slot them onto a smartphone. Well, the joke was on Hyperkin who received so much demand that they just had to make the SmartBoy real. At long last, you can indeed do all of the above and, better yet, actually buy this throwback to gaming history in two weeks’ time.

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Public Warning: Glittery iPhone Cases Recalled for Chemical Burns

Public Warning: Glittery iPhone Cases Recalled for Chemical Burns

A number of iPhone cases have been recalled because of their dangerous contents - glittery liquid that causes blisters and burns and skin damage. These cases were distributed through a variety of storefronts, including but not limited to Nordstrom Rack, Amazon, Henri Bendel, Tory Burch, and Victoria's Secret. And don't think you're good just because you bought yours a while ago, this recall covers sales all the way back to the year 2015!

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mophie powerstation USB-C XXL charges even MacBooks

mophie powerstation USB-C XXL charges even MacBooks

Power banks and battery packs have become a sad but unavoidable fact of the digital mobile lifestyle. But as versatile and useful as they may be, there are just some devices that they can’t power up when the meter turns red. Part of that has been solved by the use of USB-C in notebooks like the new MacBooks. The other part is addressed by high-capacity, high-output external batteries, like the new powerstation USB-C XXL from mophie that promises to give your MacBook up to 14 hours extra life. Oh, and it can charge your phones and tablets too.

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Mobile C50 flash drive offers USB-A, USB-C, and micro USB connectors

Mobile C50 flash drive offers USB-A, USB-C, and micro USB connectors

Gadgets with USB-C are on the rise, adding yet another plug type into the mix for consumers to be mindful of. This makes flash drives particularly tricky, as you likely need an adapter or two to use the drive with all of your gadgets. Silicon Power wants to change that with its new Mobile C50 'triple-interface' flash drive, one that sports all three major USB connectors on a single device.

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Moto GamePad Mod pre-order starts, exclusive to Verizon

Moto GamePad Mod pre-order starts, exclusive to Verizon

It definitely ain’t no Project Ara, but Motorola’s Moto Mod system does have a critical advantage. It isn’t technologically complex and uncomplicated for consumers. No matter which phone you go for, as long as it belongs to the Moto Z family, you have an implicit guarantee, at least for now, that future Mods will be compatible as well. Take, for example, the GamePad Moto Mod that is finally and officially here and available for pre-order. That is, if you’re OK with buying it from its sole distributor: Verizon.

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ROCCAT Khan Pro gaming headset announced with Hi-Res certification

ROCCAT Khan Pro gaming headset announced with Hi-Res certification

ROCCAT today announced a new gaming headset called the Khan Pro, and it seems to be aimed at gamers who want every edge they can get in competitive games. The Khan Pro is a stereo headset that comes with a built-in microphone and delivers what ROCCAT claims to be "unheard of sound clarity." Just be warned that it might cost a bit more than what you're used to spending on your gaming headsets.

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