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Fynd LTE tracker finds dogs, keys or kids in real-time

Fynd LTE tracker finds dogs, keys or kids in real-time

The tracker market may be growing, but startup Fynd thinks it can out-perform Tile, TrackR and others with its new 4G LTE tracker. Tracking dongles, which promise to help you find your keys, dog, or kids, are increasingly popular, but most rely on Bluetooth and that has some big issues. While it's low-power, Bluetooth doesn't have the service coverage that cellular radios offer.

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HORI TAC Pro One brings Xbox One’s first keyboard, mouse

HORI TAC Pro One brings Xbox One’s first keyboard, mouse

Microsoft wants to blur the boundaries of console and PC gaming. It started when it shifted the Xbox hardware to one that’s closer to a PC. Then it made Windows 10, Cortana, and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps to the console. And, now, it has officially approved the console’s first key officially licensed keyboard and mouse peripherals. Well, somewhat. While the HORI TAC Pro One does register as a keyboard and mouse, don’t plan on writing your NaNoWriMo masterpiece on the Xbox One. This pair is unabashedly design for gaming only, PC and console.

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Razer targets streamers with Kiyo camera and Seiren X mic

Razer targets streamers with Kiyo camera and Seiren X mic

Razer today is announcing two new products aimed directly at gamers who stream on platforms like Twitch and YouTube. The company revealed its new Kiyo webcam and Seiren X standalone microphone today. Both were developed with input from Twitch and YouTube personalities, earning the label of "streamer certified broadcasting hardware" as a result.

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comma.ai EON Dashcam DevKit continues self-driving car dream

comma.ai EON Dashcam DevKit continues self-driving car dream

Everyone and anyone seems to have an idea about what the ideal self-driving vehicle should be like, but only few are able to turn those into reality. Startup comma.ai only knows that too well. It’s plans were more or less dashed when the NHTSA put down its foot, only to resurface in open source form. comma.ai, however, never really gave up on the dream and has just taken one step closer to becoming the “Android of self-driving cars” with the launch of its EON Dashcam.

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Romeo Power Saber power bank has an AC outlet for charging laptops

Romeo Power Saber power bank has an AC outlet for charging laptops

A company called Romeo Power has just launched its Saber battery for pre-order, promising it to be more versatile than any power bank you already have lying around. Whereas most power banks are limited to micro USB, Saber covers all of your needs: microUSB, USB-C, and, yes, an ordinary AC outlet for plugging in your ordinary laptop charger.

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Bento Stack is the Japanese lunchbox of Apple dongle holders

Bento Stack is the Japanese lunchbox of Apple dongle holders

The Bento Stack was announced today by Function 101 in an effort to easily contain the many Apple cords, dongles, and accessories some users use. This includes holding the Apple Pencil, the MacBook Pro power cord, the AirPods, and etcetera. Much like the original Japanese-designed lunch box system, this Bento Box stacks up and keeps things tidy. Especially dongles - all the dongles.

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This Moto Mod Smart Speaker just popped up with Alexa

This Moto Mod Smart Speaker just popped up with Alexa

Motorola's latest Moto Mod is the Moto Smart Speaker, a device with Amazon Alexa onboard. All Android devices can access Alexa to some degree - with the Amazon Alexa App or through more direct means. With the Moto Smart Speaker, Moto Z devices will be able to access Alexa on the fly - with an extra large speaker, battery, and 4 far field microphones.

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DxO ONE Android edition just popped up with USB-C

DxO ONE Android edition just popped up with USB-C

This morning the folks at camera rating group DxO revealed a new version of their iOS app and slipped in mention of a new device. The new device will work with Android, coming with a USB-C connector rather than a Lightning connector for iPhone. This version of the device will likely operate extremely similar to its iPhone/iPad-based relative.

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Tamagotchi will return next month with six miniature designs

Tamagotchi will return next month with six miniature designs

It may not seem like so much time has passed, but the venerable Tamagotchi turns 20 this year (in the US, that is), and to mark the occasion Bandai Namco will release a special miniature version of the gizmo. Only limited quantities of the device will be made available, an annoying trend mirroring things like the NES Classic and McDonald's special dipping sauce.

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Amazon made its own iPhone dongle, beating Belkin in price

Amazon made its own iPhone dongle, beating Belkin in price

Last year, Apple removed the standard 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7, a "courageous" move, but one that has put us in a world where dongles are now the norm. With Google's new Pixel 2 smartphones also ditching the 3.5mm jack, the era when we could charge our devices and use wired headphones at the same time is quickly coming to an end. Fortunately Amazon is here to rectify the situation, at least for iPhone users, with a dongle that slightly undercuts Belkin's new solution in price.

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New Daydream View headsets flaunt new colors and texture

New Daydream View headsets flaunt new colors and texture

If you hadn't had your Google Pixel fill yet, here's one more. While Microsoft made a big noise when it "pre-launched" it's Windows Mixed Reality ecosystem, Google's stage time with its new AR and VR platforms was relatively low key. And yet, for those who truly believe that smartphone-based AR and VR are the way forward, the new Daydream View headset offers a much needed improvement in terms of comfort and design.

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Google Pixel Buds aim to make language barriers history

Google Pixel Buds aim to make language barriers history

For the most part, Google used its event in San Fransisco today to reveal everything we were expecting - the Google Home Mini, Pixelbook, and Pixel 2. Google ended its show with a couple of surprise announcements, though, leading off these mystery devices with the new Google Pixel Buds. As the name suggests, these are new earbuds featuring Pixel branding, but they're also capable of a lot more than just listening to music and pulling up Google Assistant.

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