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Skullcandy unveils its first true wireless earbuds

dims?crop=1600%2C1067%2C0%2C0&quality=85Skullcandy is hopping aboard the bandwagon for all-wireless earbuds. It’s releasing Push, a Bluetooth earbud set that aims to liberate you from cords without paying as much as you would for the usual alternatives. They offer six hours of listening by…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/11/skullcandy-push-all-wireless-earbuds/
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Puma is reissuing a 1986 fitness-tracking ‘smart shoe’

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The nostalgia carousel keeps going round and round, and brands have happily hopped on for the ride.

Puma announced Monday that it would reissue a little-known shoe with a technical twist from 1986: the RS-Computer Shoe. The shoe, then and now, looks like a running shoe with a plastic protuberance on the back — which is where the shoe tracks your movement and activity. 

Chunky and retro fabulous? Yep, sounds like a very on-trend shoe to us. Plus, Puma is only releasing 86 of these babies (as in the year the shoe was released). So the hype beasts might really line up for this one. Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/article/puma-rs-computer-shoe-reissue/
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The 7 Best Robot Toys For Kids This Christmas

This Christmas is the perfect time for you to buy your kids a robot toy for them to enjoy and maybe learn a few things from. Here’s a look at some of the best robot toys out there for kids of all ages.

There are plenty of different robot toys out there so we’ve narrowed things down to key areas like the age of your kids, and what you want them to gain from the robot. Of course, they’re all great fun to play with but a few of these toys will also teach your kids useful skills such as programming concepts—if you’re looking for even more options to encourage an interesting in coding and science check out our favorite coding kits for kids and coding toys. As for robots, here’s our pick of the bunch.

Best For Toddlers: Dimple Wireless Remote Control Robot Puppy ($45)

There’s barely an age that’s too young for robot toys these days. That’s thanks to cute robotic toys like Dimple the Wireless Remote Control Robot Puppy. The pooch offers multiple different play modes, with the ability to sing, dance, crawl, stand, and speak. He can teach your kids the alphabet, as well as play familiar songs to teach them key concepts. As you’d expect, he’s super cute looking too.

Dimple charges via USB and his remote works from up to 6.5 feet away, so he’s simple to use yet technologically sound. Consider him a fine introduction to intelligent toys.

Best For Simple Programming: Makeblock Codey Rocky ($99)

The Makeblock Codey Rocky is a cute little robot that rides around on wheels. You can teach him basic actions like following a circuit, relaying a message on his LED screen, and even get him to say hello.

Where things get smarter is through his 10 programmable electronic sensors, including a gyroscope, so that programming potential is fairly varied. You can even attach building blocks like LEGO pieces to him, to expand his look and style. There’s the option of hooking him up to IoT devices too.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/9959/the-7-best-robot-toys-for-kids-this-christmas/
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Best Wireless Gaming Headsets (2018): PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch

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No matter your gaming system, these are the best wireless gaming headsets out there.

Source: https://www.wired.com/gallery/best-wireless-gaming-headsets/
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Best Noise-Canceling Headphones (2018): Bose, Sony, Plantronics, and More

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These over-ears and earbuds will add some silence and serenity to your day.

Source: https://www.wired.com/gallery/best-noise-canceling-headphones/
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How to buy a gaming keyboard

dims?resize=2000%2C2000%2Cshrink___PURIMWhen you build a gaming rig, you’re going to find yourself talking a lot about numbers. Higher and bigger are generally better, especially when it comes to stuff like processor speed, amount of RAM and the size of your hard drive. But when it comes t…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/06/how-to-buy-gaming-keyboard-2018/
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You Can Now Set a Delay in Alexa Routines

Alexa Routines are a great way to automate all sorts of actions around the house at once, but thanks to a heavily-requested new feature, you can now add a delay to certain actions in those Routines.

RELATED: How to Set Up Alexa Routines to Control Multiple Smarthome Devices at Once

The new feature is called Wait, and it lets you add a timed delay to either an entire Alexa Routine or just a certain action within an Alexa Routine.

As an example, I could tell Alexa “Good morning” after I wake up, which could then turn on the space heater in my home office. However, since I’ll use the restroom and grab some coffee first, I can add a delay so that the space heater doesn’t turn on until after a few minutes have passed.

To make it happen, open up the Alexa app and either create a new routine or edit an existing one. When you go to add an action, you can select “Wait” from the options. From there, choose a length of time (minimum is one minute).

After that, arrange the Wait action in the order you want it in. So if you want the entire Alexa Routine to be delayed, add it as the first action in the list, but if you want it the routine to perform was instant actions first and then delay other actions, place it in the middle of those.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/you-can-now-set-a-delay-in-alexa-routines/
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What Are Smart Displays and What You Can Do with Them

google-smart-displays-featured.jpgThere’s a lot of talk about smart displays going around today. You may be wondering what a smart display is and if you would benefit from having one. A smart display is simply a virtual assistant-powered speaker with a screen. The touchscreen adds extra functions to the smart speaker technology, allowing users to do things like watch videos and place video calls. Like smart speakers, these displays connect to the Wi-Fi in your home for access to information. Once set up, they listen for their “wake word,” and when they hear it, they are ready to respond to your command. All smart displays are controlled… Read more

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Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-are-smart-displays/
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Bose’s Fancy Home Speaker Might Be the Best Sounding Echo Alternative Yet

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The idea seemed silly at first. Bose made an Alexa-powered wireless speaker with a little screen, a big $400 price tag and a promise “to fill any room with an astonishing stereo performance.” I’ve been using the Bose Home Speaker 500 for a little more than a month, and there are a few things I don’t like about it. But…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/boses-fancy-home-speaker-might-be-the-best-sounding-ech-1830877241
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OnePlus’s 2019 flagship will be the first phone with a Snapdragon 855

dims?resize=2000%2C2000%2Cshrink___PURIMOnePlus’s flagship 6T smartphone isn’t even all that old yet, but CEO Pete Lau just gave everyone a big reason to hold off on upgrading. In remarks delivered in Qualcomm’s Tech Summit in Hawaii, Lau said that an upcoming 2019 flagship will be the fir…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/05/oneplus-2019-flagship-first-snapdragon-855-5g-europe/
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