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Aura rethinks the digital picture frame with smarter software, sensors & gesture control

aura-lifestyle-1 We’re taking more digital photos than ever, but we’re not very good about printing them out to enjoy them in our homes. Meanwhile, the digital picture frame market has filled with cheap products that haven’t kept up with technology developments, like ubiquitous Wi-Fi, better photo quality, and higher resolutions, in order to instead chase ever-lower price points. Aura aims… Read More
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Sarah Perez

September 30th

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Aura rethinks the digital picture frame with smarter software, sensors & gesture control

aura-lifestyle-1 We’re taking more digital photos than ever, but we’re not very good about printing them out to enjoy them in our homes. Meanwhile, the digital picture frame market has filled with cheap products that haven’t kept up with technology developments, like ubiquitous Wi-Fi, better photo quality, and higher resolutions, in order to instead chase ever-lower price points. Aura aims… Read More
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Sarah Perez

September 30th

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Mattel’s ThingMaker, the 3D printer that let kids make their own toys, delayed until next year

thingmaker Remember ThingMaker? Mattel’s $300 3D printer that would let kids print out their own toys? Its ship date – which was supposed to be this month – just got pushed back another year, according to a report from Engadget. The toy maker says it needs the extra time to “enhance the digital functionality” in order to deliver the “most engaging” experience… Read More

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Sarah Perez

September 27th

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Roku unveils its new line of streaming players

roku_img_9564_remote Confirming earlier leaks, Roku this morning unveiled a refreshed and rebranded line of streaming media players, with the intent of plugging every hole in the market. Instead of numbering the Roku devices as before, the new streamers use names like “Express” for the entry-level devices up to “Ultra” for the high-end player, and focus on consumers’ particular… Read More

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Sarah Perez

September 26th

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Amazon’s connected speaker Echo Dot returns, is now only $50

dot_family We already knew it was coming –thanks to an accidental tweet Amazon posted earlier this week – but now it’s official: Amazon’s connected speaker Echo Dot is back in stock and at a lower price point of $49.99. The Alexa-powered device offers many of the same features that you’ll find in its larger counterpart, the Amazon Echo, including access to Amazon’s… Read More

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Sarah Perez

September 14th

Gadgets

TiVo debuts its newest DVR, the 4K-ready BOLT+ with 6 tuners

bolt-plus TiVo this morning announced the launch of a new product in its BOLT family of DVRs, the BOLT+. While the 4K-ready BOLT, which debuted last fall, featured a white chassis and unique, curved shape, the BOLT+ instead returns to the standard black body, even while it maintains the odd form factor. More importantly, it offers more storage (3 TB) and more tuners (6 are included), as compared with… Read More

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Sarah Perez

September 12th

Gadgets

Fire TV and Fire TV Stick updated with better voice search, personalized recommendations from HBO & Netflix

Fire TV and Fire TV Stick Amazon announced an update to Fire TV and its smaller companion, the Fire TV Stick, which will bring expanded Alexa-powered voice search to both devices, as well as a way to receive personalized recommendations from top streaming sites, like Netflix and HBO. The company notes that its voice search feature will now work across over 75 apps and channels, which is more than any rival… Read More

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Sarah Perez

September 6th

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Fire TV and Fire TV Stick updated with better voice search, personalized recommendations from HBO & Netflix

Fire TV and Fire TV Stick Amazon announced an update to Fire TV and its smaller companion, the Fire TV Stick, which will bring expanded Alexa-powered voice search to both devices, as well as a way to receive personalized recommendations from top streaming sites, like Netflix and HBO. The company notes that its voice search feature will now work across over 75 apps and channels, which is more than any rival… Read More

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Sarah Perez

September 6th

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HSN’s first pitch-off competition goes in search of the next big consumer product

HSN_JobDesc_Header HSN is looking for the next big American consumer product. Today, 100 makers and entrepreneurs from around the U.S. will pitch their products for a chance to win airtime on HSN, a listing on HSN.com, a piece in Good Housekeeping magazine and its “Seal of Approval,” following testing. The products will come from across categories, like home, kitchen, toys, productivity, and yes,… Read More

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Sarah Perez

August 31st

Gadgets

Tile’s lost-item finder will now fit in your wallet

Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 10.01.18 AM The popular, Bluetooth-connected lost item finder Tile is today introducing a new product dubbed “Tile Slim” that’s designed to be kept in your wallet, so you can find it if it ever goes missing. The device – which the company claims is the world’s thinnest Bluetooth tracker – finally makes it possible to use Tile with not only your wallet without the bulk,… Read More

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Sarah Perez

August 31st

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