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Hands-on with Play-Doh Touch, the app that brings kids’ creations to life

screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-3-53-59-pm Play-Doh has come to the iPad. With the newly launched toy set for kids, Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio, Hasbro has made a solid attempt at bringing the joy of Play-Doh to digital through an iOS app that brings kids’ creations to life. But the combination of physical play and digital is not a skill set that’s easily mastered even by top kids’ brands — just ask… Read More

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Sarah Perez

November 18th

Gadgets

Mobile

Mi Box is an affordable 4K HDR streamer, but dragged down by Android TV

mi-box_09 The Mi Box is Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi’s play to take on devices like Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV. Priced at only $69, and sporting features like integrated Google Cast and voice search, the 4K- and HDR-supporting device seems worth a look. But at the end of the day, Mi Box is still an Android TV player, and subject to limitations of that platform, which are… Read More

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Sarah Perez

November 17th

Gadgets

Mi Box is an affordable 4K HDR streamer, but dragged down by Android TV

mi-box_09 The Mi Box is Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi’s play to take on devices like Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV. Priced at only $69, and sporting features like integrated Google Cast and voice search, the 4K- and HDR-supporting device seems worth a look. But at the end of the day, Mi Box is still an Android TV player, and subject to limitations of that platform, which are… Read More

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Sarah Perez

November 17th

Gadgets

PBS debuts its own tablet for kids, the Playtime Pad

image001 The public broadcaster PBS today unveiled a new plan to bring its children’s television programming to its young audience, who spend more time behind tablets rather than sitting in front of TV sets. It’s debuting its own branded tablet, called the Playtime Pad. The tablet, which is produced by Ematic will come preloaded with PBS Kids’ entertainment, including games,… Read More

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Sarah Perez

October 17th

Gadgets

Mobile

Tile introduces a thinner, lighter version of its Bluetooth tracker, Tile Mate

tile-mate-keychain Tile, the Bluetooth-connected lost item finder which recently rolled out a newer, thinner version of its flagship product called the Tile Slim, is out this morning with its latest, an update to the original Tile, now called Tile Mate. While still bulkier than the Tile Slim, the new Tile Mate is now 25 percent smaller than the original version, and comes with a hole that allows it to clip… Read More

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Sarah Perez

October 11th

Gadgets

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

Gadgets

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

Gadgets

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

Gadgets

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

Gadgets

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

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