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Defakto’s Vektor strikes a great balance as a minimalist, slim automatic watch

By Darrell Etherington Defakto is a small German watchmaker that has made a name for itself over the years thanks to the unique, but classic designs it boasts thanks to mark founder Raphael Ickler. The latest watch from Ickler and Defakto, the Vektor, continues this tradition of smart, minimalist looks, but adds a very slim…


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Kaspersky Free

By Mike Williams Kaspersky Labs security products have always had a great reputation for accuracy, but you’ve had to spend real money to get protected. Kaspersky Free changes the rules by making all the core Kaspersky technologies available for free, to everyone – both personal and business users. The program covers all the antivirus essentials,…


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Remarkable tablet

By Gerald Lynch There was a time when the e-ink display looked to be on the verge of becoming ubiquitous in new tech products. As well as powering our ereaders they’d be used for low-power digital signage, wearable displays, price tags… you name it, ink was going ‘e’. But, as LCD screens have become more…


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Who wants an SNES Classic Edition when you can have a mini Commodore 64?

By Leif Johnson You’ve heard of the SNES Classic Edition; now get ready for the C64 Mini. The diminutive game console from Retro Games follows in Nintendo’s footsteps by offering an oh-so-appropriate 64 games from the Commodore 64 home computer that thrived in the 1980s. As someone who actually owned a Commodore 64 (and still…


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Bring your SNES Classic Edition into modernity with this wireless controller

By Leif Johnson So let’s say you’ve managed to get your hands on one of the highly coveted new SNES Classic Mini systems. First, good for you! But let’s also say you decide that traditional wired controller is a little too true to the original SNES experience for your decidedly modern tastes. The good news…


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Apple quietly acquired computer vision startup Regaind

By Romain Dillet TechCrunch has learned that Apple has acquired a small French startup called Regaind, according to multiple sources. As always, Apple is very quiet when it comes to acquisitions, but it’s always interesting to learn more about Apple’s interests. We’ve reached out to Apple and the company sent us the following statement: “Apple…


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8bitdo’s new wireless controllers are perfect for your new SNES Classic

By Darrell Etherington The SNES Classic Edition is out today, and is probably currently en route to those lucky enough to have scored a pre-order, and being picked up by bleary-eyed fans who set up early at game store locations around the world. Reviews have been almost universally positive for the small console, which is…


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Marshall Stanmore Multi-room Speaker

By Jamie Carter Editor’s note: As of the time of writing we have been unable to test the multi-room features of the Marshall Stanmore, and as such this hands on review has been compiled on the basis of its Bluetooth and Wi-Fi performance. This review will be upgraded to a full review (complete with final…


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Galaxy Note 8 Faster Than iPhone 8 Plus In Real-World Speed Test

The Galaxy Note 8 beat the iPhone 8 Plus in a real-world speed test carried out by YouTuber David Rahimi for his PhoneBuff channel. The result is surprising, given the dominant benchmark scores of Apple’s A11 Bionic chip. …read more Source:: TechTimes.com – Smartphones


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FAA outlaws drone use around 10 US monuments and dams

By Matt Burns The Federal Aviation Administration announced new rules for drone use around key US landmarks including monuments and dams. Under the new restrictions, drones are not to fly within 400 feet of the designated landmarks. The FAA says these rules were implemented at the request of the US security and law enforcement agencies.…


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With the Sphero Mini, you get a robotic ball for just $49.99

By Anthony Ha It’s been a busy year for Sphero, with the release of products like R2-D2, Spider-Man and Lightning McQueen. But the robotic toy startup is still making non-licensed, non-tie in products too — including the Sphero Mini, its most affordable toy yet. “We wanted to make Sphero products accessible to everyone,” said co-founder…


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We’ll be waving goodbye to the Wii Shop Channel in 2019

By Emma Boyle Nintendo has announced that it plans to close up the Wii Shop Channel on January 31 2019. After this date it’ll no longer be possible to buy titles or applications from the channel for either the Wii or Wii U consoles. The process of closing up shop will actually begin before then,…


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This gaming HDMI cable has its own anti-aliasing chip built in

By Gerald Lynch There’s always a degree of skepticism you should bring with you when looking at “premium” AV cabling. A high price tag and the promise of gold-plated connectors won’t necessarily bring you any greater performance benefits than if you’d just settled on a budget cable. But the Marseille mCable Gaming Edition is promising…


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Google To Unveil ‘Ultra Pixel’ With Dual Cameras, In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, And Gesture Controls: Rumor

Google will apparently unveil a third Pixel device called the Ultra pixel, which will feature a new gesture control system called Fluid. However, many are pretty suspicious if it’s legit. …read more Source:: TechTimes.com – Smartphones


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Here’s When You Can Buy The LG V30 From Verizon, AT&T, And T-Mobile

The LG V30 is finally arriving to U.S. customers next month, first on Verizon, then on AT&T and T-Mobile. According to reviews, the phone is a strong contender to be one of this year’s best flagships. …read more Source:: TechTimes.com – Smartphones


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