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Apple TV 4K 2021 iFixit teardown reveals an unexpected problem

Apple TV 4K 2021 iFixit teardown reveals an unexpected problem

Apple isn't exactly known for making its products repair-friendly, at least not by unauthorized third-party service providers. There are, however, times when it does seem to diverge from that path and throw technicians and enthusiasts a bone. The Apple TV has been one of its more repairable devices and it doesn't seem to have changed this year. Unfortunately, iFixit's teardown does reveal one wart in that image and it isn't the Apple TV 4K 2021 at all.

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Razor releasing new electric RipStik and their “SUV” of scooters

Razor releasing new electric RipStik and their “SUV” of scooters

There's a new electric movement machine in the mix this week from the folks at Razor. It has a long name: "The New RipStik Rush, the electric RipStik 2.0," and it's the second RipStik produced by Razor. There are other official RipStik products out with Razor, but only one other original electric RipStik. It's "official" because Razor is the only one who holds the patent for Caster Boards as such.

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Wemo Stage Scene Controller Review: Apple HomeKit remote needs refinement

Wemo Stage Scene Controller Review: Apple HomeKit remote needs refinement

Sometimes, only a button will do. The smart home and the rise of connected devices like lamps, speakers, locks, and more have brought complex automations within reach of a mainstream audience, but sometimes you don't want to have to pull up an app - or talk to a smart speaker - just to switch on the lights. For those in the Apple HomeKit ecosystem, then, the Wemo Stage Scene Controller remote could be the answer.

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Wemo HomeKit remote bypasses apps and Siri for smart home control

Wemo HomeKit remote bypasses apps and Siri for smart home control

Wemo has added a new remote control to its smart home line-up, with the Wemo Stage Scene Controller designed to make controlling HomeKit devices easier when you don't want to pull out your phone or talk to Siri. The three button remote can trigger up to six different Apple HomeKit scenes.

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Yes, the redesigned Apple Siri Remote (2nd gen) will be sold separately

Yes, the redesigned Apple Siri Remote (2nd gen) will be sold separately

Apple has a new Apple TV 4K with upgraded hardware, but if all you want is the redesigned Siri Remote then you're in luck. Addressing one of the biggest complaints about Apple's set-top box, the new remote promises to be far more user-friendly then the old version, and the good news is that Apple will sell it separately too.

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Logitech Harmony remotes discontinued: What users need to know

Logitech Harmony remotes discontinued: What users need to know

Logitech has announced the discontinuation of its Harmony remotes, though it says that existing users don't need to worry. The company plans to continue supporting its remotes and to sell off its existing inventory. Rather, this change is an end to the manufacturing of these products, meaning you'll need to look elsewhere when it's time to upgrade to a new device.

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Roku Voice Remote Pro is rechargeable, but good luck getting it

Roku Voice Remote Pro is rechargeable, but good luck getting it

Roku, one of the most popular home streaming platforms, is finally getting a rechargeable remote control -- but the availability is limited and you may not be able to get one any time soon. The new remote is something you'll be able to recharge using a USB cable, eliminating the need to keep a supply of batteries on hand.

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LG WebOS 6.0 powers new Magic Remote’s magical features

LG WebOS 6.0 powers new Magic Remote’s magical features

It's hard to point out a clear winner in the smart TV platform wars. While Android TV has the benefit of a familiar brand and the support of the likes of Sony and Vizio, other major TV makers have gone their own, separate ways. Samsung has its Tizen-based OS and LG has opted to invest in WebOS, which traces its origins back to the venerable Palm. Now at version 6.0, WebOS has definitely taken a life of its own, one that is specific, and to some extent limited, to providing a convenient and easy TV viewing experience.

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Samsung solar remote for 2021 TVs means no more replacing batteries

Samsung solar remote for 2021 TVs means no more replacing batteries

Samsung is aiming to put an end to dead TV remotes, bypassing batteries in favor of a solar powered remote control for its latest 2021 models. The Samsung Eco Remote Control looks just like the company's regular, AA- or AAA-powered versions, but rather than a battery compartment there's a solar panel on the back.

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DJI event sure to bring Mavic and/or Mini action this week

DJI event sure to bring Mavic and/or Mini action this week

Today DJI revealed that they'd be running an event this week where they'll reveal a new drone. Part of the event seems to be focused on the DJI Store APP, which is available for Android and iOS devices now. The image used for this event is... not helpful. It features three boys holding an oversized paper airplane, walking in a desert near a sign that says DON'T PANIC. That's almost certainly a reference to the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which also features the words DON'T PANIC printed in large bold letters on its front.

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DJI Mini 2 4K drone leaked with 31-minute battery

DJI Mini 2 4K drone leaked with 31-minute battery

Today we're taking a peek at a leaked set of details about the DJI Mini 2. This drone will reportedly roll with 31 minutes of up-time on a single battery charge, under the best of conditions. It'll also be capable of capturing 4K video and can reach a maximum altitude of up to 4000 meters. You might as well kiss the drone goodbye when it gets that high, right?

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Logitech is killing its Harmony Express Alexa remote: Here’s the deadline

Logitech is killing its Harmony Express Alexa remote: Here’s the deadline

Logitech is axing its Alexa-powered Harmony Express remote, giving owners a little over two months notice that their voice-controlled remote is about to stop working. Launched in April 2019, the Harmony Express was to be an alternative to Logitech's traditional touchscreen and button-heavy remotes, and it'll be with one of those that the company tries to pacify customers now.

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