Here’s the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 trailer and how to get into the early multiplayer beta

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Over the weekend Activision launched a new trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 as part of its official world reveal. As previously leaked information suggested, we now know the game will launch on November 6th. The futuristic shooter will also see the return of zombie mode, a new multi-player class system and early beta access for PS4, PC and Xbox One pre-orders.

Head below for a look at the new trailer and more of what to expect from Black Ops 3 early access: Read more

This iOS connected hybrid trash can vacuum is “the world’s first smartcan”

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Next up on the road to making absolutely everything in our lives connected: the trash can. Dubbed “the world’s first smartcan,” the Bruno trash can comes with all the usual suspects in tow, including reminders, notifications and one-touch ordering directly on your smartphone. But the intelligent receptacle can also help keep your floors clean as well.

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Wakē uses infrared sensors and parametric speakers to peacefully wake up one person at a time

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We’ve all been there – your partner has an early meeting or prefers to get up before you do, the screeching alarm wakes you up, disrupting a wonderful night of sleep. Humans have searched for years to try to solve this problem without much success. While companies such as Philips have attempted to replicate a sunrise-like wakening experience, it is ultimately just a light that turns on slowly at a pre-set time.

A new Kickstarter program is aiming to change all that with infrared sensors, a parametric speaker and smartphone connectivity… Read more

ElevationLab’s NightStand is a versatile charging dock for your Apple Watch

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Unless you’re Beyonce or some other celebrity, you’ll have to wait until at least tomorrow to get an Apple Watch on your wrist. Your first day with it is going to be glorious: you’ll download apps, find joy in the Mickey watch face, and make your friends jealous. But then nighttime is going to come. You’re going to need to charge it, but there’s no way you’ll want to haphazardly sit your new baby on its loose charging puck — chances are you’ll want it on display. That’s why a stand is going to be an absolute must for any Apple Watch owner.

Accessory makers have revealed everything from basic $20 stands to elaborate charging rigs costing more than $100. This morning ElevationLab unveiled its NightStand – an Apple Watch docking station in bright colors at an aggressive price point… Read more

Droplet smart buttons remind you to get things done without a barrage of notifications

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Not unlike Amazon’s new Dash devices, Droplet is a physical button that can be affixed to just about anything to help you remember and track daily activities/tasks. Fully integrated with your smartphone/tablet, you can replenish your laundry detergent with it like Amazon Dash, but it’s mainly designed to offer helpful notifications for the daily tasks that are most important to you… Read more

Two of Philips’ new LED light bulbs can be had for just $5 w/ a special intro promo, $5 ea otherwise

Update (4/23 10:00am): Now available to be ordered!

We’re at a tipping point with prices of LED light bulbs for home use. Over the past few years the cost of entry for LED bulbs has come down significantly. Without looking too hard you can usually find multiple name-brand options in the $10 per bulb range, while some budget options like Ikea’s Ledare bulbs have a list price of less than $5. Rebates from an increasing number of Utility companies are helping to lower overall costs even further. Heck, even Philips’ Hue Smart LED Bulbs are recent recipients of sizable price cuts.

But Philips’ latest release stands to knock down any remaining financial barriers that are holding you up from putting beautiful LED lighting throughout your house… Read more

Sony’s new feature packed soundbars and A/V receivers include Google Cast and up to ten HDMI inputs

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Following up on its impressive 4K UHDTV announcement today, Sony has also provided information on its new soundbars and A/V receivers for 2015. The Tokyo-based company has spared little in the way of connectivity on these home audio products.

Sony has nailed every feature that we’d want in a soundbar or A/V receiver, head below to find out more… Read more

Sony’s new 43-75″ 4K UHDTVs bring an incredibly thin design, pre-orders start today

sony-4k-uhdtvA few days after VIZIO announced its new line of 4K televisions, Sony is delving into the details of its latest UHDTV products. Although price points make it clear that the latter is not attempting to compete with the former.

Sony has a number of features that standout amongst the sea of recently released 4K televisions, most notably an ultra-thin design that puts one of Apple’s flagship products to shame… Read more

Review: Moleskine’s new myCloud Smallpack offers plentiful storage in a tidy design, $150 giveaway

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Update (4/25 5:00pm): @themikechiappa is our winner – thank you to everyone that entered!

Last month journal-maker Moleskine released a new line of backpack and messenger bags. Since then, we’ve spent time with one of its newest products: the myCloud Smallpack in grey, which is designed for laptops up to 13-inches in size. This bag is a unique blend of compact design and high capacity storage.

Head below for full details on the myCloud Smallpack and details on how you could win one yourself… Read more

Are Verizon’s new FiOS bundle plans the answer to ala carte programming?

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With mounting pressure from online television streaming services such as Netflix and Sling TV, today Verizon Wireless announced a new option for FiOS subscribers. The telecommunications company will now offer a “skinny” bundle with additional add-on packages that can be interchanged regularly depending on the needs of the customer.

The price itself isn’t too bad considering… Read more