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Kinsa’s new Smart Elmo Thermometer is Sesame Street’s first connected device

SS-Lifestyle_Mom_Baby A Sesame Street partnership is a big coup for any company – let alone one that’s only existed for four years and produced two Indiegogo-backed products. But Kinsa’s line of smart thermometers clearly struck a chord with the team behind everyone’s favorite educational monsters. The hardware startup’s third official product is also the first connected device to get… Read More

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Brian Heater

July 20th

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This is how an LTE Macbook would work

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Rumors of a Macbook with cellular connectivity have been a thing since before macOS was a twinkle in Tim Cook's eye. Whether or not a Macbook with LTE is actually coming, it's clearly a project Apple is thinking about, as evidenced by new patent filings. Documents uncovered by Patently Apple show a patent for a unibody aluminum Macbook with something called "Isolated Cavity Antennas," a cunning way of fitting cellular antennas into an all-metal laptop.

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Chris Mills

July 19th

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The BoseBUILD Speaker Cube educational kit isn’t quite fully formed

BoseBuild Every toy and electronics maker wants to get on the edutainment train. And understandably so. After all, who wouldn’t want to make the toy that kickstarts the lifelong fascination of the next Nikola Tesla or Ada Lovelace? But such a glut of products highlights a consistent issue with the space: educational toys are easy to do, but hard to do well. As the first entry in its planned… Read More

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Brian Heater

July 18th

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ZTE’s six-inch Android phablet runs $99 post-rebate

ZTE ZTE threw a fairly intimate party for itself today in Manhattan to announce the launch of its latest budget handset, a little under to months after announcing the $200 Grand X Max 2. Once again, the killer spec here is the price – the six-inch ZMAX PRO phablet runs an attractive $99, after rebate. The sub-$100 price tag actually brings with it some decent looking specs, including a… Read More

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Brian Heater

July 18th

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Samsung’s Olympics-themed Galaxy S7 Edge goes on sale for $850

GS7-Olympic-Edition_Main-1 Sure, you like the Olympics. But do you, you know, like-like the Olympics? As in, would you pay a $100 premium for a special limited edition version of the Galaxy S7 Edge in order to proudly display your devotion to the 2016 summer games to the world for the next two or so years? As previously noted, Samsung created a special, limited edition version of its high end smartphone with the… Read More

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Brian Heater

July 18th

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Getting ripped with BowFlex’s ‘smart dumbbells’

BowFlex Let’s just push past the whole inherent irony of naming a product category “smart dumbbells,” shall we? This is 2016, we’re living in the future. And really, if something isn’t connected to a smartphone, does it really exist? No. Of course it doesn’t. BowFlex has been showing off it ST560 Smart Dumbbells for a couple of years now, and, much to the chagrin of… Read More

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Brian Heater

July 15th

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How IoT and machine learning can make our roads safer

trafficsignal The transportation industry is associated with high maintenance costs, disasters, accidents, injuries and loss of life. Hundreds of thousands of people across the world are losing their lives to car accidents and road disasters every year. Hopefully, this problem can be addressed by the Internet of Things and machine learning, two technologies that are taking the world by storm. Read More

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Ben Dickson

July 13th

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XYZprinting releases a $50 3D printing pen

XYZ Pen Probably could have seen this one coming from a mile away. XYZprinting, the Taiwanese company that’s made a name for itself with its user-friendly and reasonably priced da Vinci line, is branching out into the free-drawing 3D pen space popularized by the Wobbleworks, the company behind the 3Doodler. The simply named da Vinci 3D Pen features push-button in-air drawing, using PLA… Read More

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Brian Heater

July 13th

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Forget the iPhone, Apple now has to worry about declining Mac sales as well

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With Apple already trying to withstand the brunt of declining iPhone sales, recent data from both Gartner and IDC suggests that Apple now has to contend with a worrisome decline in Mac sales. According to IDC, Mac sales during the June quarter checked in at an estimated 4.4 million units, representing an 8.3% decline year over year. In turn, Apple's share of the PC market also took a hit, dropping from 7.4% down to 7.1%.

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Yoni Heisler

July 12th

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The future of listening to music is feeling it, according to Timbaland

SubPac M2 Male Side Everyone likes a good vibration — which is why recording artist Timbaland teamed up with SubPac, a Los Angeles-based startup that has created a wearable device set to redefine entertainment through new immersive physical-sound technology. Read More

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Jessica Naziri

July 12th

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