Canon’s new flagship EOS 7D Mark II DSLR w/ rapid 65-point autofocus starts shipping today

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Canon’s latest version of its flagship Digital SLR camera is now available and starts shipping today. Set to take over for the EOS 7D, the new EOS 7D Mark II has received positive early reviews for its updated auto-focus system, burst capture functionality, durable magnesium alloy body and integrated GPS.

Head below to find out if Canon’s new flagship APS-C DSLR is worthy of a spot in your camera bag…

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Kodak’s PIXPRO 360 degree action camera is now available for $349

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There are a number of companies trying to give GoPro a run for its money in the action cam space, including Garmin and even Polaroid with its mini casual offering. With GoPro now offering cams that shoot 4K and even one in the sub $150 range, competitors are going to have to start getting more creative. Previously unveiled and now available for purchase, the new 360 degree Kodak action cam is looking to do just that…

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Cree introduces shatter-proof LED lightbulbs for less than $8 a piece

cree-60w-LED-bulbs(Update: Note that the popular Philips 60W equiv. 433227 10.5-watt Slim Style Dimmable A19 LED Light Bulb, Soft White are $8 shipped from Amazon. These have many of the same features as this new product from Cree)

The best part about a new technology is how it develops quickly over a short period of time, we’ve seen it time and time before. LED lightbulbs certainly are not exempt from this, as we’ve seen them go from an unattainable technology to something that consumers are rushing to put in their homes. Home Depot now has a new product from Cree in its stores that takes LED light bulbs to another level.

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Razer’s new Leviathan Sound Bar combines surround sound gaming and Bluetooth music streaming

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Typically known for its PC-based gaming systems and peripherals, today Razer is introducing the all new Leviathan Sound Bar and Subwoofer.

While this isn’t the first set of speakers the company has released, the Leviathan marks the company’s first foray into the home theater sector. This isn’t your typical home theater sound bar though, it features surround sound specifically for gaming and movies, but also includes your basic Bluetooth capabilities for stereo music streaming from your smartphone or tablet.

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Amped Wireless introduces the TAP-EX, a high powered WiFi range extender w/ touchscreen

Amped Wireless Announces TAP-EX, the First  High Power Touch Screen Wi-Fi Range ExtenderAmped wireless just made setting up a wireless range extender easier than ever. From start to finish, the setup of the Tap-ex can be done without any other device and on a clear digital screen. It also allows the user to control many features of the setup and management of guest networks, the Wi-Fi Access schedule, the strength of the Wi-Fi signal and many other settings.

With the innovation of the TAP-EX, we now have a solution that is built for everyone as its easy to use and every home can benefit from the device’s power.

The TAP-EX has a retail price of $119.99 and is available for pre-order from Amazon and the Amped Wireless Store today. It will be available at major retailers and other online retailers within the next two weeks. Full PR follows:

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Oakley teams up with Garmin to bring new video recording features to its Airwave 1.5 goggles

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Now more than ever, there are hundreds if not thousands of ways to capture any part of our lives, be it our iPhone or a GoPro, technology has flown forward in terms of holding onto any event. Today, Oakley and Garmin have announced a partnership that takes that even one step further, at least for winter sports.

Building off the Oakley Airwave platform that allows snowboarders, skiers and winter sport athletes to capture data about their jumps as well as other analytics, Garmin has now upped the abilities in partnership with the Airwave. Now, it will be possible for to collect all of that data while controlling your Garmin VIRB Elite via the Airwave.

You have to see the video to understand the full next-level abilities this duo can create.

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Amazon announces $39 Fire TV Stick to take on Chromecast

amazon-fire-tv-stick-streamingUpdate (10/29 1:45pm): Prime promo is now over, but you can still pre-order at the retail price of $39.

Update (10/28 11:00am): $19 promo for Prime members ends tomorrow (10/29) at 9:00am EST.

Amazon is following up its $99 Fire TV streaming media player with a $39 streaming HDMI stick, which is similar to Google Chromecast (reg. $35, on sale for $28 w/ $5 credit) and Roku Stick ($49). Fire TV Stick includes a physical remote, which doubles as a gaming controller. Aditionally, for a $30 up-charge, you can outfit your Fire TV Stick with a voice remote to take advantage of Voice Search. A free remote app is also available now for Android and will be landing on iOS shortly.

According to Amazon, the Fire TV Stick has 4 times as much storage (8GB) and 2 times as much memory (1GB) of Chromecast. It’s also the only one of the big three streaming sticks that packs a Dual-core processor, which Amazon says “results in faster and more fluid navigation.”Fire_TV_Stick-sale-02Available streaming content includes: Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, NBA Game Time, Prime Music, Pandora, Spotify, and more for instant access to shows like TransparentHouse of CardsOrange is the New BlackGame of Thrones, and The Wire—plus the largest selection of movies and TV episodes to rent or buy from Amazon Instant Video.

ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction) allows for instant streaming by automatically buffering videos the Fire TV Stick predicts you’ll want to watch. Amazon also promises future support for WiFi networks with captive portals like hotels, airports, college dorms, and more.

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First TV Stick is available for preorder now for $39, but Prime members (free trial) can get it for just $19 for the next two days.

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Dyson’s first blade-less humidifier keeps your family healthy and comfortable

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Dyson has been pushing home appliance technology forward for many years now with its bagless cyclone vacuums and blade-less fans. Its desktop and home pedestal fans use something called Air Multiplier technology, which as you have likely seen, allows the popular Dyson machines to blow air like a typical fan without the moving parts. At the time, the tech was a first in home consumer goods and now the company is capitalizing on it to enter a new product category.

The company’s latest gadget comes in the form of a humidifier that leverages the advancements Dyson has made with its other products into a safe and healthy way to keep your home comfortable.

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VisionTek packs a high-performance Solid-State Drive into a USB 3.0 flash drive

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At this point the commoditization of USB flash drives has led to them being some of the most unexciting gadgets in the tech world. But VisionTek’s new flash drive sized SSDs have flipped the script.

These tiny wonders are built to withstand the rigors of living on your keychain. They are fully encased in aircraft-grade aluminum (including the keychain ring) and a rubber USB port cover. While we appreciate its industrial design, promised speeds of up to 455MB/s reads and up to 440MB/s writes is what really has our techie hearts skipping a beat… Read more

Bang & Olufsen enters the competitive portable Bluetooth speaker arena with its gorgeous BeoPlay A2

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Bang & Olufsen – the creators of high-end audio and visual equipment – has announced that it is entering the portable Bluetooth speaker fight and its first effort certainly appears worthy of our attention.

From the looks of it, B&O has come out swinging.

During the same week that another top-of-the-line audio company released its own Bluetooth device, B&O’s lower brand BeoPlay is showing off its A2 for the first time. Built utilizing their strong background in audio, this speaker has a striking design that certainly has the look of a high-end audio device.

While it may not be as many “features” as some Bluetooth devices, certainly the name B&O will turn some heads in the audio world.

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Ikea’s new Bekant desk adjusts between standing and sitting heights on the fly

At this point the benefits of standing over sitting are well documented. Still, the overwhelming majority of us continue to sit at our desks doing our best Quasimodo impression. And that’s not surprising since meaningful life changes rarely come easy.

The new Bekant desk from Ikea should make transitioning to a standing desk more realistic.  It is able to grow from standard sitting height to a towering standing desk with just the press of a button… Read more

Olloclip for iPhone 6/Plus adds four advanced photo lenses to front and rear cameras

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Olloclip has come a long way since its KickStarter days. With the help of earning a coveted spot on the retail shelves of Apple Stores, Olloclip has become one of the most well known purveyors of mobile photography gear on the planet.

Even though the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are outfitted with new camera tricks like Focus Pixels, exposure control, and optical image stabilization, Olloclip believes there’s still room for improvement…

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