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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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Apple Music Coming To The Amazon Echo

Apple Music subscribers will be able to enjoy Apple Music’s 50 million songs on Echo devices. Customers will be able to ask Alexa to play their favorite songs, artists, and albums—or any of the playlists made by Apple Music’s editors from around the world, covering many activities and moods. Customers will also be able to ask Alexa to stream expert-made radio stations centered on popular genres like Hip-Hop, decades like the 80s, and even music from around the world, like K-Pop. Just ask Alexa to play Beats 1 to hear Apple Music’s global livestream including in-depth artist interviews— all completely ad-free. Simply enable the Apple Music skill in the Alexa app and link your account to start listening.

Apple Music will be available to Alexa customers beginning the week of December 17.

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Introducing PowerPic: The Picture Frame That Wirelessly Charges Your Phone

Looking for a wireless phone charger that looks perfectly natural in your home or office? Feast your eyes on PowerPic, the picture frame that wirelessly charges your phone. 

PowerPic has a Qi charger hidden inside capable of providing up to 10 watts of fast charging power to your phone. Just set any phone that can be charged wirelessly against the photo to begin charging. PowerPic even works with phone cases up to 3mm thick. 

The contemporary frame is made of New Zealand Pine and holds any 5” x 7” photo. PowerPic is, hands down, the best looking wireless phone charger that you’ll never see. 

Order HERE for $79.99.

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New iPad Pro With All-Screen Design Is Most Advanced, Powerful iPad Ever

Apple today introduced the new iPad Pro with all-screen design and next-generation performance, marking the biggest change to iPad ever. The all-new design pushes 11-inch and 12.9-inch Liquid Retina displays to the edges of iPad Pro and integrates Face ID to securely unlock iPad with just a glance.

The A12X Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine in iPad Pro outperforms most PC laptops and offers a new USB-C connector, Gigabit-class LTE, and up to 1TB of storage to enable powerful new mobile workflows.2

With over a million apps designed to take advantage of the large Multi-Touch display, including next-generation apps like Photoshop CC on iPad (coming 2019), the new iPad Pro will push what users can do on a computer further than ever before.

New Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio

The new Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio, available for purchase separately, give iPad Pro users new levels of precision and productivity. The second-generation Apple Pencil magnetically attaches to iPad Pro for pairing and wireless charging. It becomes even more powerful and intuitive as users can select just the right tool or brush with a simple double tap on Apple Pencil within apps like Notes.

Powerful apps from leading developers like Adobe, Autodesk and Procreate also give users the power to be even more creative than ever before.

Pricing and Availability

The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available in silver and space gray finishes in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB configurations as well as a new 1TB option. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 (US) for the Wi-Fi model and $949 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $999 (US) for the Wi-Fi model and $1,149 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model from apple.com and Apple Store locations, and is also available through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary).

The second generation Apple Pencil for the new iPad Pro will be available for $129 (US). The new Smart Keyboard Folio for the new iPad Pro is available in space gray for $179 (US) for the 11-inch iPad Pro and $199 (US) for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with layouts for over 30 languages, including simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

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Apple Announces New MacBook Air

Apple today introduced an all-new MacBook Air, bringing a stunning 13-inch Retina display, Touch ID, the latest processors and an even more portable design to the world’s most loved notebook. Delivering the all-day battery life it’s known for, the new MacBook Air is available in three gorgeous finishes — gold, space gray and silver. The most affordable Retina-display Mac ever also includes an Apple-designed keyboard, a spacious Force Touch trackpad, faster SSDs, wide stereo sound, the Apple T2 Security Chip and Thunderbolt 3, making the new MacBook Air the perfect notebook to take with you everywhere you go.

Pricing and Availability

Starting at $1,199, the new MacBook Air is available to order today on apple.com. It will be available in Apple retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers starting Wednesday, November 7.

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Apple Announces New Mac Mini

Apple today gave Mac mini a massive increase in performance. Now with quad- and 6-core processors, up to 64GB of faster memory and blazing fast all-flash storage, the new Mac mini delivers an insane five times faster performance, making it the most powerful Mac mini ever made.1 

And with Thunderbolt 3 ports, the Apple T2 Security Chip and a 10Gb Ethernet option, the new Mac mini is a faster and more capable desktop that can do so much more.

Pricing and Availability

Starting at $799, the new Mac mini is available to order today on apple.com. It will be available in Apple retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers starting Wednesday, November 7. 

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