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Choosing The Best Quadcopter Drone for Beginners or Kids

If you’re anything like me you’ll be doing a lot of research this holiday season finding the best value and quality products for those family gifts.  This season, one of my kids has asked Santa for a Quadcopter.  I’ve never flown a Quadcopter but I have played around with some of the cheap remoter controlled helicopters available.  One of the big issues with gifts like these is weighing up the pros and cons.  Do you buy a cheap Quadcopter because you know it’s probably going to get crashed and damaged or do you get something that will last longer and has plenty of spare parts available for repairs. If you’d tried anything remote controlled that flies, you’ll know that they are not the easiest toys to control, especially the cheaper ones.  Paying extra usually means the flyers have better controls and self-stabilization sensors, which also means they are easier to ...

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Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 Digital PC Gaming Headset is an Affordable Performer for Any Level Gamer [Review]

I have only recently started to get more and more into PC gaming. It took a while. Mostly due to lack of equipment that was capable of playing higher end AAA titles coupled with the fact that I was never very found of playing online with other people. One can only replay the same single player story line for a game so many times before you need to venture to a the mulitplayer side. As gaming progresses, I am finding that there are more and more titles that are bringing online multiplayer only or mixed story-line with a heavy emphasis on muliplayer. To get the most out of these games you need to be able to communicate with others verbally. Let’s face it, trying to type out where you are, what you are doing or what you see really hinders your game play. To get the most out of it ...

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Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 Featured

Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 Wireless Speaker with Internet Radio Review

With the release of the Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 wireless speaker, bringing an all-in-one wireless speaker system to the general public with an almost portable format that still requires a power outlet.  The Cambridge  Audio Minx Go we previously reviewed was a completely portable speaker system with a rechargeable battery that was much smaller and easily mobile. Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 adds a plethora of connectivity options too with support for Airplay, Bluetooth and a built in internet radio player. It’s great to see a company showing support for so many different connection options instead of focusing on a single type of device.  With support as a standalone radio player and connected player for computers, Android and iOS devices, your choices are plenty. There’s a fair amount of competition in this area, especially in the Bluetooth section so we’ll see how it fares in operation.     The ...

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PNY Powerpacks Featured

PNY Expands PowerPack Line of Mobile Rechargeable Batteries

PNY had always been known to me for the excellent line of graphics cards they make for desktop computers, but they make a complete line of products, including; a broad assortment of flash memory cards, USB flash drives, solid state drives, High Speed HDMI® cables, computer memory upgrade modules, consumer graphics cards, and professional graphics cards. PNY is a global technology leader within the consumer electronics market. Established in 1985, PNY has over 25 years of business experience serving consumers, OEMs, and B2B. PNY’s products are available in over 50 countries with 13 company locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The new PNY PowerPack models will be showcased in booth 124 at the CE Week 2-day consumer technology exhibition located at the Metropolitan Pavilion/Altman Building in New York, NY on June 25-26   Here’s the press release:   New York, NY – June 25, 2014 – PNY Technologies®, ...

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Frys July 4th Week Deals Header

Fry’s July 4th week electronics deals start rolling in

As usual, when the holidays come around, the deals start popping up for electronics, furniture and various other suppliers.  If you live in a city that has a Fry’s electronics superstore, and you’ve been to visit, then you know what an amazing place they are.  It’s like a geeks heaven. When they send out deals on cool products, it’s even better. Check out the deals below: If your interested in any of these deals or just want to check out more that Fry’s has to offer, head over the fry’s online store or your local Fry’s electronics superstore and see what you can pickup. If we hear on any other deals going on this week, we’ll be sure to let you know.

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Oplink WiseHome Package

Oplink unveils Oplink WiseHome! The Wi-Fi home automation system that connects your home

Today, Oplink unveils WiseHome, the complete Wi-Fi home automation system that connects your home with availability sometime this fall. Oplink WiseHome is a family of connected products for smarter living that includes home security, surveillance, safety, Automation, and home health. A powerful mobile-cloud allows multiple groups of authorized Smartphone or tablet users to collaborate with their loved ones, to receive video alarm, alerts and control various homes devices in multiple locations from the palm of their hands. With our new WiseHome, consumers will get a truly affordable, user-friendly connected solution that adapts to a modern mobile, connected lifestyle.   The devices used in the WiseHome solution use ultra-low-power WiFi with built-in energy-saving features for simplicity and convenience, which should result in longer battery life with improved reliability, less maintenance and peace of mind. Oplink offer different levels of services for monitoring, video recording and more.  From what I can see, the system can be purchased without a monthly subscription Oplink ...

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Android TV Screen Capture

Google tries again with Android TV where they failed with Google TV

Android TV!  Sound familiar?  Sounds like Google playing semantics with the previous Google TV product which launched four years ago and eventually failed.  That may be what you’re thinking, but you couldn’t be farther from the truth.  While the original Google TV products were based on the Android platform, they were based in a separate and restricted set of libraries.  They also tried to make a product that brought the web to your TV promoting it for browsing and more.  This is where Android TV differs. Android TV is simply expanding the same developer tools libraries with a new form factor, so almost anything you currently have on your mobile Android device will also work on Android TV with a simple addition of a device type.  That really is it putting simply and there’s more to it and extensions specifically for TV, but it will make it much easier for ...

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Microsoft smartwatch

We may see a Microsoft smartwatch in October bearing 11 sensors and available to all Platforms

The smartwatch marketplace is getting busier by the week, and while the Android side of the fence has most recently added Android Wear to its impressive lineup of devices and operating systems, iOS and Windows have yet to make a formal reply. With rumblings that Apple is making inroads with Nike on its own wearable device, rumours today have said that a Microsoft smartwatch might also be in the works and may be released in October of this year. This is definitely interesting speculation as the report goes on to suggest that such a smartwatch would have 11 sensors available, which can monitor metrics like heart rate, and have a display on the underside of the band, whose interface is said to be “slick”. In terms of the form factor, the Microsoft smartwatch is said to be more of a Nike Fuelband fitness styled device, and will have an open ...

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Google Wear Samsung Wear Live and LG G Watch

Is the time of the Smart Watch finally here? Google says Yes with Android Wear.

Samsung have been trying hard for the last year or so to get their family of smart watches into the hands of Samsung mobile phone users and they’ve been doing a pretty good job for the techies among us, but it’s a hard sell when they only work with Samsung Android devices.     Then came Google with the announcement that they were working on a smart phone platform called Android Wear that would end the tie into to specific manufacturers and instead, open up the smart watch platform to all Android devices, or at least those that have the latest versions of Android compatible with the new platform.  Android Wear works with phones running Android 4.3 or higher.  Google has created a compatibility checking page allowing you to check if your device is supported by Android Wear. If you’ve been following the news today from the Google IO conference, you may have seen that the ...

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RCA Ultra-Thin HDTV Antennae

Ultra-thin 360 degree indoor HDTV antennae announced by RCA starting at $49.99

  Cutting the cord on your cable and satellite dependency is hard for some. I myself have been free for a number of years thanks to various devices like the Chromecast, Google TV boxes, various apps and the internet. While you can get a ton of content for a fraction of the cost of cable/satellite, you can still miss out some things. There are options out there to help you not miss out on too much though. RCA has just announced the availability of their new Ultra-Thin HDTV antennae. The new UTHDTV indoor antennae picks up both UHF and VHF frequencies that are already being transmitted through the air by various networks like ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS and others. “With the new RCA Ultra-Thin HDTV Indoor Antenna, you can enjoy all your favorite local HD and digital broadcasts without a cable or satellite subscription,” said David Geise, president of Voxx ...

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