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Logitech Harmony Express Universal Voice Remote With Alexa Built-in

Easy to use universal remote with voice command to control smart and traditional home entertainment devices, go to favorite channels, and launch apps with built-in Amazon Alexa and included hub and infrared mini-blaster.

  

The Logitech Harmony Express Universal Voice Remote can control most TV sets, cable boxes, gaming consoles, streaming sticks, and speaker systems via voice command. The companion app makes configuration a breeze, and also has a remote finder that will ping the real remote should it disappear into the couch cushions.

Order HERE for $249.99.

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Apple Launches Apple News+

Apple today announced Apple News+, a new subscription service that brings together over 300 popular magazines, leading newspapers and digital publishers into a beautiful, convenient and curated experience within the Apple News app. Available in the US and Canada, Apple News+ presents the best and most relevant articles to meet any range of interests from renowned publications such as Vogue, National Geographic Magazine, People, ELLE, The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times.

Apple News+ adds an even more expansive collection of high-quality stories to the free experience of Apple News, which is the No. 1 news app and delivers current events coverage from trusted sources.1 All Apple News users in the US, Canada, UK and Australia can continue to enjoy the free news experience within the app on iPhone, iPad and Mac, including access to Top Stories, Trending Stories and a personalized feed of articles.

Apple News+ subscribers can access current and past issues and individual articles from magazines such as The Atlantic, Better Homes & Gardens, Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, ELLE, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, Food & Wine, Good Housekeeping, GQ, Health, InStyle, Martha Stewart Living, National Geographic, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, O, The Oprah Magazine, Parents, People, Real Simple, Rolling Stone, Runner’s World, Sports Illustrated, TIME, Travel + Leisure, Vanity Fair, Vogue, WIRED and Woman’s Day.

In addition, Apple News+ includes The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper. Apple News+ also provides access to premium online publications such as theSkimm, The Highlight by Vox, New York Magazine’s sites Vulture, The Cut and Grub Street, and Extra Crunch from Verizon Media’s TechCrunch.

Apple News+ showcases magazines in richly designed layouts, featuring animated covers, vivid photography and bold typography optimized for iPhone, iPad and Mac. It makes reading articles even more fun, immersive and convenient. In the Today and News+ tabs, subscribers will be presented with individual article and issue recommendations based on both editorial curation and personalized suggestions that maintain user privacy.

Pricing and Availability

Apple News+ is available today in the US for $9.99 a month and in Canada for $12.99 a month. Customers can sign up for a free one-month trial, and the plan automatically renews after the trial ends. To sign up for Apple News+, customers must update to iOS 12.2 or macOS 10.14.4. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share one Apple News+ subscription. Apple News+ will be available in the UK and Australia later this year.

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Apple Announces New AirPods

Apple today announced new AirPods, the second generation of the world’s most popular wireless headphones. AirPods revolutionized the wireless audio experience with a breakthrough design and the new AirPods build on the magical experience customers love. The new Apple-designed H1 chip, developed specifically for headphones, delivers performance efficiencies, faster connect times, more talk time and the convenience of hands-free “Hey Siri.” AirPods come with either a standard charging case or a new Wireless Charging Case for convenient charging at home and on the go. The new AirPods and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores beginning next week.

The new Apple-designed H1 chip features custom audio architecture to create a revolutionary audio experience and improved synchronization. H1 allows AirPods to deliver up to 50 percent more talk time compared to first generation AirPods. Switching between devices while listening to music on iPhone, Apple Watch or iPad is more seamless than ever with two times faster connect times. For the first time, AirPods now feature the convenience of “Hey Siri” making it easier to change songs, make a call, adjust the volume or get directions simply by saying, “Hey Siri.” 

The new AirPods come with either the standard charging case or the new Wireless Charging Case. Each case holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of total listening time, ensuring AirPods are charged and ready to go whenever you are. The Wireless Charging Case is designed to offer the freedom of wireless charging with Qi-compatible charging solutions. An LED light indicator located on the front of the case conveniently shows the charge status with just a glance. Existing AirPods customers can purchase the standalone Wireless Charging Case.

Pricing and Availability

AirPods with standard charging case will be available for $159 (US) and are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.

AirPods with Wireless Charging Case will be available for $199 (US) and are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.

Customers can order the standalone Wireless Charging Case for $79 (US) on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.

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LG SnowWhite Ice Cream Maker Prototype

At SXSW, LG is showcasing a prototype personal ice cream maker, SnowWhite. 

Using specialized capsules that create delicious flavors and creamy textures, anyone will be able to make frozen delights to satisfy various preferences – from traditional ice creams to sorbets to gelatos, even frozen yogurts.

The system is mix-and-match. Two capsules are combined: one for the flavor, and one for the type of dessert. That means that SnowWhite can also create things like frozen custard and granita, along with sherbet. At the end, a cleaning pod can be used to wash the whole system through, ready for the next batch.

Think of it as a Keurig for ice cream. No word yet on future availability or pricing.

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Peanut Butter Pump 

Love peanut butter but hate it when your bread rips under your knife? Tired of getting out the knife and scraping the jar? Does peanut butter time always mean a mess, especially with kids? Need exact measurements for consistent baking and recipes? The Peanut Butter Pump is your perfect solution!

You can back the Peanut Butter Pump on Indiegogo for $25+

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Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung Electronics unveiled the highly anticipated Galaxy Fold, a new foldable device creating a new mobile category. Galaxy Fold features the world’s first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display, which folds into a compact device with a cover display.

 

The device has a 4.6-inch AMOLED front display for normal use and a hidden hinge that opens for access to the 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex display for when you want to watch a video, multitask, or just view your content on a larger screen. Six cameras — three on the back, one on the front, and two on the inside — let you snap photos from any angle, and a 7nm Octa-Core processor, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, two batteries, and an available 5G modem ensure nothing slows you down. 

Galaxy Fold offers a powerful new way to multitask, watch videos, play games, and more. Coming April 26 for $1,980+.

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Sphero RVR – The Go Anywhere, Do Anything Programmable Robot

RVR is Sphero’s revolutionary take on the programmable robot…designed with makers and students in mind, it’s drivable out of the box, with all-terrain treads, a powerful, extremely accurate drivetrain, a high-capacity, USB-C rechargeable battery, and sensors for detecting ambient light, colors, direction, articulation, and more. 

It’s programmable via the Sphero EDU app, or for more advanced operations, it can interface with a Raspberry Pi, Arduino, micro:bit, and tons of other attachments via the 4-pin UART and onboard USB ports, making it a capable platform for all sorts of projects.

Back RVR on Kickstarter for $199+.

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Electronic Version of Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Now Available For iPhone & iPads

An electronic version of the resource widely recognized as the premier authority on comics collecting is now available exclusively through Heritage Auctions.

A searchable electronic version of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide is available for just $29.99, and is available on Windows XP and above, and iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac OSX 10.7 and above computers. It will allow immediate, searchable research without requiring collectors to carry the printed version.

“The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide is the ultimate resource for anyone who collects comics, from the investor-level collectors to the casual hobbyist,” Heritage Auctions co-founder Jim Halperin said. “This new iOS electronic version extends availability of valuable information to help collectors make informed buying and selling decisions. Having access to the Overstreet Price Guide through a smartphone or tablet completely redefines the buying experience. Now, whenever you find that special comic book at a convention, comic shop, or even at a flea market or garage sale, you’ll have immediate access to the world’s most trusted pricing guide right there in your pocket.”

First printed in 1970, the current Guide is the 48th version. The electronic version of the 1,200-page volume is alphabetically indexed and searchable by titles and key words. A vital tool for collecting hobbyists and investors alike, it covers more than a century of comic book history.

The Guide is universally acknowledged as the hobby’s premier resource because of its well-researched pricing, in-depth historical information and incomparable insights into the marketplace.

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A Bad Lip Reading of The 2018 Apple Product Launch

Bad Lip Reading offered a hilariously take on the 2018 Apple Product Launch, the annual event that previews the new products for the coming year. 

Some of these products include the Apple Skin Twist, the Lickamaforbus, the Handsome Anthony, Apple Wings, Apple socks, the Apple Hole, the Apple Wish Prince, the Apple DeBonk Debonk (musical can opener) and other ridiculous items that they appeared to be selling.

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Bose Frames

Bose announced Frames, a breakthrough product combining the protection and style of premium sunglasses, the functionality and performance of wireless headphones, and the world’s first audio augmented reality platform — into one revolutionary wearable. 

Frames take micro-acoustics and voice control to an entirely new level, debuting the future of mobile sound in the tiniest, thinnest, most lightweight Bose system ever. With a proprietary open-ear design, Frames can stream music and information, take and make calls, and access virtual assistants — while keeping playlists, entertainment, and conversations private. Frames are available in January 2019 for $199, preorders start today, and Bose AR apps are coming next year.

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