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Two new buttons make this the best Amazon Alexa device

Two new buttons make this the best Amazon Alexa device

It's been a busy few weeks for Amazon, with a whole new range of Alexa-powered devices launched in late September, and now a new Fire TV Stick 4K revealed today. There's no shortage of ways you can bring Alexa into your life, therefore, but what's arguably the most useful is ironically the most straightforward.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, new Alexa Voice Remote offers more ways to binge

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, new Alexa Voice Remote offers more ways to binge

Google may be planning on unveiling a new Chromecast and even a Smart TV Kit bundle, but Amazon just got the jump on them. Rather than wait for another week, Amazon is giving cord-cutters what they want now. With the new Fire TV Stick 4K, not only will you be able to bask in glorious 4K resolutions, you'll also get to see all the HDR colors, too. And with the all-new Alexa Voice Remote, you can finally give those tired fingers a rest and let your voice do the controlling.

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Remote control Batmobile LEGO set: Powered Up Platform set number 1

Remote control Batmobile LEGO set: Powered Up Platform set number 1

LEGO's got some sweet sets on the way, all part of a new sort of under-brand branding: Powered Up! You won't necessarily find a "Powered Up" or "Powered Up Platform" logo on every radical new set - instead, there'll be a mix of sorts. Every one of these sets coming later this year (and beyond) will be able to be controlled with its own unique app - or the already existing app for LEGO Boost!

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Which phones let me control any TV in 2018?

Which phones let me control any TV in 2018?

A wide variety of smartphones have the ability to control your television - or almost any other TV you can see. Since the dawn of the mobile smart device, we've been looking for ways to turn it into things we had in the past. A flashlight, a boombox, a phone, and a remote control that'd allow channels to be changed, volume to be adjusted, and power to be turned on or off.

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Trailer Valet RVR will move your trailer with no effort on your part

Trailer Valet RVR will move your trailer with no effort on your part

Trailer Valet has a slick new motorized, remote control trailer mover that will keep you from having to bend over or hook up a truck to move your camper or other trailers. The Trailer Valet RVR has a pair of tank treads for motivation rather than wheels and is an electric device. The body is aluminum and the device measures 22" x 18" x 12" and weighs up to 77 pounds depending on the model.

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Rocket League comes to life with Hot Wheels remote control set

Rocket League comes to life with Hot Wheels remote control set

Rocket League has taken the video game market by storm, and now it's coming to table tops in the real world thanks to the continuing partnership with Hot Wheels, which has already seen the toy brand's iconic vehicles brought to the digital arena. At this year's Toy Fair in New York, Hot Wheels revealed Rocket League Rivals, a remote control kit that allows players to recreate the vehicle-based soccer experience with toys, minus the rocket boosts and aerial jumps, of course.

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Hot Wheels Rocket League set brings RC cars to real life

Hot Wheels Rocket League set brings RC cars to real life

Nintendo Switch hit Rocket League is breaking out of the console and onto the living room floor, with Hot Wheels announcing a radio controlled car set for the game. The Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals Set bring the Octane and Dominus cars to battery-powered life, the Mattel-owned toy company has confirmed today.

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DJI Mavic Air official: 21 mins flight from folding 4K drone

DJI Mavic Air official: 21 mins flight from folding 4K drone

DJI has taken the wraps off its latest drone, the DJI Mavic Air, slotting into the gap between the current Mavic Pro and the company's entry-level Spark. The new drone keeps the folding design of its bigger brother, for easier portability, but picks up a more affordable price tag along with the promise of easier flight.

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Caavo universal remote is finally coming seven months later than promised

Caavo universal remote is finally coming seven months later than promised

Our homes are getting more complicated. Never mind the variety of mobile devices and even smart appliances. Just the circus of set-top boxes, consoles, hubs, and other entertainment devices that may make our TV areas look more like cyberpunk shelves and desks. Earlier this year, Caavo promised to put all those in order with one box and one remote to rule them all. It may have spoken too soon, however, as the product won’t actually be shipping until early 2018.

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New DISH Hopper voice remote goes beyond mere voice control

New DISH Hopper voice remote goes beyond mere voice control

If manufacturers and tech companies are to have their say, everything will be controlled by voice in the not so distant future. And not just simple voice commands, mind, but smart voice recognition backed by natural language processing and machine learning. But as easy as simply uttering your command may be, there are still some things done faster with a single press of a button. That’s why DISH’s second gen voice remote for Hopper DVRs brings the best of both worlds together for the ultimate user experience convenience.

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Sphero R2-Q5 brings R2-D2’s Imperial rival to life

Sphero R2-Q5 brings R2-D2’s Imperial rival to life

Sphero's R2-D2 is getting an Imperial counterpart, with a limited-edition R2-Q5 joining the remote-control lineup. Expected to be a hit at NY Comic Con when it goes on sale from today, the R2-Q5 is not only a standalone toy but will interact with other Sphero-powered Star Wars figures the company has already launched.

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TiVo voice remote launch nears, drops by FCC

TiVo voice remote launch nears, drops by FCC

Voice is becoming a major form of communication, not between humans but between man and machine. From personal assistants on your phone to smart speakers in your house to the smart TV in your living room. OK, you don’t actually speak to your TV directly. You do so via a handy dandy remote control. Not one to buck the trend, TiVo, the granddaddy of DVR and streaming set-top boxes, will have a voice-enabled remote control soon. How soon? FCC-soon, by the looks of it.

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