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As we all know by now, the Switch has been a massive success for Nintendo. Despite some of the reservations around the time of the unveil pertaining to what seemed like a gimmicky controller setup, Switch is for the most part a massive win for gamers as well. However, some of us still prefer the more classic D-pads for certain games. There is just something about the classic NES/SNES-style setup that just continues to be the ideal input mechanism for fighters, some 2-D platformers and other archetypical 90’s era experiences.

Thankfully, one of the bigger players in the third party controller game is looking to provide us with a simple solution. 8Bitdo makes loads of awesome vintage-inspired controllers and is now pushing out firmware updates packed with Nintendo Switch support… expand full story

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Parents obviously want the best for their kids and that means successfully preparing them for the future. Two:35, a San Diego computer company, wants to teach children a fundamental skill that will do just that. With its recently launched Kickstarter, the company hopes to gain funding for its Glo-Base 2 computer building kit for kids that can actually get them certified.

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Since the company’s launch, Sphero has grown to be a household name for many with its line of RC toys. From the standard model to interactive BB-8, Sphero has managed to capture a real sense of wonder and delight in its creations. With Cars 3 right around the corner, it only makes sense for the Disney-backed company to add yet another lovable character to its lineup. Today, Sphero has launched the Ultimate Lightning McQueen, which lets you drive, play games, and train for the next big race with the iOS-enabled racing star.

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Today in New York City, DJI unveiled the new Spark drone with a focus on portability and gesture-controls. This comes after a busy year for the industry leader in the drone category following the release of its Phantom 4 Advanced.

DJI claims users will be able to go from in-hand to in-the-air taking photos in just seconds. Geared towards entry-level pilots looking to capture drone-quality images and video, Spark has a number of consumer-friendly features. Today’s news also includes new smartphone apps with quick and simple editing features in line with what we saw from GoPro in the fall. Full details below.

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When it comes to Apple Watch, I’m honestly more intrigued by the wide range of accessories than I am with the device itself. And while there are plenty of options out there, one of our favorite designers is Clockwork Synergy. Today I’ll be taking a quick look at a few of its Dapper Bands as well as offering a few top picks from our exclusive 30% off promo code that covers a number of options, including its popular Pride band. Full details down below.

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