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    I just discovered GeoGuessr, a free mystery game that will show you the world

    Hot and dry, baby. And that’s even without seeing anything in China, Russia, the Middle East, or most of Africa. Those are places that Google’s Street View vans aren’t allowed to trawl (thank you, nervous governments!), so those are places you won’t be dropped in GeoGeussr. That’s a colossal disappointment. But there’s still a lot […]

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    Why Nintendo’s Switch console is crucial for the company’s future

    The Switch can be used as a home console and tablet on the go. When used as an in-home console, the Switch’s tablet rests in a dock and operates just like any other system. You have a standard controller, sans touch screen, and play games on your television. When you’re ready to roll, you pop […]

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    This new Google app will let your kids create their own cartoons

    Google is launching a free app that will let kids draw, animate and narrate 3D cartoons. It’s called Toontastic 3D, and kids as young as 6 can create their own stories. Children choose things like “idea lab” in the app to get inspired or “science report” to help with a project for school. Google compares […]

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    Industrial robot technology may soon be in your home

    This robot arm is a fraction of the price of similar robots you might see in factories. It’s called CTRL and was developed by Robotics Evolved to be an affordable robot arm. Unveiled at CES 2017, this desktop-sized robot arm aims to make robotics more accessible to the masses. The device is open-source and can […]

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    Comcast: Our new app will make fixing your internet much less frustrating

    Comcast’s hopes to eventually manage your entire smart home. In addition to helping you identify issues you might have with your connected devices, Comcast’s new system also helps streamline the initial network setup process. When you first sign up with Comcast and receive your combination modem/ router, you’ll be able to download an app to […]

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    Wristband monitors your blood alcohol content while you drink

    Proof, the latest wearable from Milo Sensors, can let you know when you’ve had one too many. The sleek wristband features a disposable, 12-hour cartridge that tracks your alcohol level via perspired alcohol. The device pairs with the Proof app and displays your current blood alcohol content, as well as what time you’ll sober up. […]

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    Nick Jonas explains why you should buy his new headphones

    The NIck Jonas speaker ($99) from Altec Lansing will work up to 60 feet away from the audio source. Source: Altec Lansing “Obviously, sound is the most important thing first,” Jonas explained. “We need to make sure it sounds good, which it does. I can vouch for that. And on top of that, as my […]

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    CES 2017’s breakout star: Amazon’s Alexa

    The Ioniq self-driving car uses Amazon’s Alexa. Indeed, Alexa and Echo — the cylinder-shaped speaker that comes pre-loaded with Alexa — appear to be a sleeper hit for Amazon, with sales of more than 5 million as of this November, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. Prior to this year’s CES, Alexa was already impressive. Using […]

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    Fitbit CEO: We’re trying to shift the way people perceive us

    Fitbit’s latest app update lets users add photos of their athletic accomplishments. The UnitedHealthcare program is the first to offer subscribers an incentive for using a wearable device. “We’re really excited about that part, because it demonstrates, given the conservative and scientific nature of these insurance companies, that using wearables can actually affect healthcare outcomes […]

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    Selfie drones and more fly into CES 2017

    One of many drones at CES 2017. (image: Rob Pegoraro) The drones each feature both battle lasers and sensors to detect when the they’ve been illuminated by another drone’s, so you can stage aerial battles. When a drone is “hit” it descends to the ground. A drone that flies you At the far more expensive […]