New release Stories June 8, 2016

Just last week Amazon announced a new upgraded version of its Fire HD 10 tablet. Today, it is receiving its first discount. You can save $50 on each capacity of this recently redesigned product. The 16GB model is available for $179.99 (Reg. $230) while the larger 32GB capacity has dropped to $209.99 (Reg. $260). If you’re in need of substantial storage, the largest 64GB size goes to $240 (Reg. $290). Free shipping is available on each model.

This is Amazon’s largest tablet with a 10-inch 1280 x 800 display that is powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz processor. Last week’s upgrade brought a solid aluminum backing with “higher quality” design. Additional features include a rear-facing 5MP camera, front-facing HD camera, access to Amazon Underground and up to eight hours of battery life. The HD 10 line is rated 4/5 stars by over 7,100 Amazon customers. Learn more in our release day coverage.

With your savings, pick up a couple of accessories for your new tablet. Add a folio style case for $15 or some inexpensive headphones to round out your setup.

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New release Stories May 26, 2016

The Goat Simulator franchise has developed an impressive cult following since it hit nearly every platform over the last two years. Today, Coffee Stain Studios has released its next title on iOS. Goat Simulator: Waste of Space is now available and will be coming shortly to PC. The $4.99 standalone app brings gamers on a goofy journey to outer space where the Goats have to fend for themselves. You’ll see references to your favorite sci-fi films and a number of other pop-culture mentions. In typical Goat-style, it’s a must-see. Head below for a look at the trailer and more.

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Canon is behind some of the best digital cameras on the market today. The brand has long been in a two horse race with Nikon for the top-spot, with each side having its faithful band of followers. Canon has introduced three new options that are bound to interest entry-level photographers and prosumers alike. The PowerShot line adds two smaller point-and-shoot models while a mid-range DSLR was also unveiled. These new releases range in price from $380 to $1,799, so nearly every budget is covered. Full details below.

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New release Stories February 10, 2016

New release Stories February 9, 2016

3Doodler has enjoyed massive success with its crowdfunding projects, raising over $1.5 million last time around. The second generation improved on the original with a slimmer design and stronger build. From the start, it always seemed like 3Doodler’s destiny to create a kid-friendly version of its pen. Now, it’s coming to fruition.

The new 3Doodler Start is clearly focused on a younger user with its colorful design. Looking further, the latest rendition offers a safe way for kids to experiment with 3D printing. Head below for more plus pre-order details.

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New release Stories January 18, 2016

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In celebration of 50 years since it first hit the airwaves, LEGO is releasing a commemorative Batman set this spring. The 2,500-piece Batcave-inspired collection has everything needed to recreate this popular television show. LEGO set #76052 includes each of Batman’s vehicles and all the pieces needed to recreate Wayne Manor. Just wait until you see all the Minifigs…

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New release Stories January 4, 2016

As CES 2016 gets underway out in Las Vegas, we’re beginning to see a steady stream of product announcements this morning. One of the early darlings of the event is Samsung’s new Family Hub refrigerator that sports a notable 21.5-inch 1080p display. While full details have yet to be released here in the United States, we’ve got our hands on as much information that is available at this time. Head below for more.

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Update (3/10 3:45pm): The first Roku-enabled 4K UHDTVs have landed over at Best Buy with prices starting at $399.99 shipped.

Roku is continuing its expansion in the world of HDTVs as it licenses its technology to manufacturers. After announcing the first 4K sets last year at CES, it is kicking of the 2016 show with news of increased expansion and fresh TCL UHDTVs. All told, Roku plans to release some sixty new models with its built-in OS system in 2016. Brands like TCL, HiSense and Insignia have seen steady growth since introducing its partnership with Roku. According to Roku’s press release, over one million units have shipped.

Head below for more details on upcoming 4K UHDTV releases, plus Roku’s plan for a Reference Series line of products and a deal on the previous generation 48-inch 1080p model.

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New release Stories December 30, 2015

New release Stories December 7, 2015

After a long wait, Minecraft and Nintendo are finally getting together on a Wii U version of its wildly popular block-building third-person game. After hitting nearly every console over the last four years, Minecraft is rounding out its offerings. This won’t be a stripped down version either, Wii U gamers will have access to six of the most popular texture packs plus another 16 expansion options. Full details below on the release and more.

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New release Stories November 20, 2015

Leica is one of those iconic brands that serves as a symbol nearly as much as it executes its function. The German optics and camera manufacturer has been cranking out stunning designs for nearly 170 years. From a sexy set of binoculars to limited edition cameras, Leica continues to impress with old-school styling and top-of-the-line technology.

However, one wouldn’t call Leica an affordable brand by any stretch of the imagination. So when it announced its lowest-priced M Series camera, our ears perked up.

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Blue, makers of quality podcasting gear, has announced a new set of headphones today called Lola. This pair joins the previously released Mo-Fi over-ears that hit last year around this time. Although its more expensive counterpart has received positive ratings from customers, the price and weight have left some looking for an alternative. Do Blue’s new Lola headphones improve in these areas? Full details below.

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New release Stories October 26, 2015

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After much teasing and re-engineering, the highly-anticipated Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner is finally ready to launch…in Japan. The new robo-vac was first detailed over a year ago, but bumps along the way has kept the new automatic sweeper from launching. Not only is it available now in Japan, we’re also getting our first look at pricing. This will be the most expensive model in Dyson’s fleet of vacuums, that’s for sure.

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New release Stories October 20, 2015

Today, D-Link detailed new 180-degree ultra-wide view Wi-Fi network surveillance cameras that are littered with features. Aside from it’s unique “less distortion” lens, D-Link has included a number of other specs that make this new release worth noting. More details below.

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Guitar Hero Live has hit iOS today in what is being billed as essentially a full-on port of the console game. The highly-anticipated virtual band title also launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this morning. Activision has opted for an in-app purchase model for this title. The iOS version is available for free to download, but only includes two songs. If you’re after the full catalog, you’ll have to purchase the full game or grab the new iOS bundle that includes a guitar controller.

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New release Stories October 8, 2015

We love build it yourself kits around here, especially those that bring technology to the masses. From Kano to Robo Wunderkind, there have been some intriguing DIY projects released in the last year. littleBits has been around for a while now, but its new Gizmos and Gadgets kit is bound to get the creative juices flowing for all ages.

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DJI is responsible for some of the most beautiful drone video footage on the web today. Its Phantom 3 line of products is the industry standard for capturing aerial videography. In recent years, DJI has made the move to reduce the price on some of its products to a more consumer-friendly level.

Today, a new camera from the high-flying optics company has been announced. The Osmo is a camera mounted on a motorized rig with a stabilizing arm to capture smooth video and photos. It’s basically a very fancy selfie-stick. An expensive one at that…

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New release Stories October 7, 2015

In recent years, Dyson has become known for its heating and cooling options as much as its popular vacuum cleaners. The bladeless fan has been welcomed by parents and senior citizens alike for its added safety, particularly with the heating elements. Dyson has offered air purification in its cooling fans before, but this is the first model that combines heat and cold into one package. Read on for more details on the new Pure Hot + Cool bladeless fan from Dyson.

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New release Stories October 5, 2015

It has been five long years since we’ve had a new Rock Band release from Harmonix. We were thrilled when it was announced back in the winter that the fourth generation of the popular franchise would be making its way to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Along with that announcement came word of updated accessories, including a Band-in-a-Box bundle from Mad Catz with a Fender Stratocaster-inspired guitar.

So after five years, what does Rock Band 4 have in store for its loyal following? Aside from updated hardware, a new feature allows gamers to add their own “personal signature” on each song with freestyle guitar solos and drum fills. The game is set to ship tomorrow and we’re ready to tell you about our experience rocking out at home.

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