Anki Drive starter kits and expansion tracks on Black Friday sale

Anki Drive cars

Anki Drive's excellent smartphone-friendly racing kit is seeing some steep price cuts for Black Friday. Until December 1, you can pick up the starter kit for $99.99, which normally goes for $149.99. Expansion tracks are each $20 off to boot. Normally they go for $69.99 a pop. Anki Drive is an awesome present for the younger folks, and odds are parents will enjoy jumping onto the track too....

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What does 'Connected, running sync loop' mean on Android Wear?

Connected running sync loop

If you're using an Android Wear smartwatch, you may have noticed a slightly different connection message appearing in your notification tray of late. In short, instead of the standard "Connected" dialog, you'll get one saying "Connected, running sync loop." For most of us, the change seems to have come about with the update to the latest version of Google Play Services (version 6.5) in the past...

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Offline MixRadio playback comes to miCoach Smart Run to energize your workouts

miCoach Smart Run

Adidas was originally meant to offer offline Spotify playback for its miCoach Smart Run wearable, but it looks like the sports equipment manufacturer has decided to go with Microsoft's MixRadio instead. The functionality, which will be available for offline usage, will be making its way to the device via the latest software update. The collaboration means that you will be able to access...

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Simplicam review: This simple connected camera lives up to its name

Simplicam review: This simple connected camera lives up to its name

Standalone Wi-Fi cameras are becoming more and more of a thing in the connected home. While many connected home systems include some type of camera, there are many inexpensive systems that don't offer cameras at all. So rather than drop a load of cash for an all-in-one system that does include cameras, many people are just opting for the cameras themselves — be it for monitoring the kids,...

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GoPro

GoPro may be expanding its hardware product lineup beyond its well-known action cameras to include drones. A new report claims that the company will begin selling multi-rotor helicopters with high-definition cameras sometime in late 2015. The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, claims that the drones will be priced between $500 and $1,000. A spokesperson for GoPro would not confirm...

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Reviewed: Fitbit Charge

Reviewed: Fitbit Charge

Fitness trackers seem to be attracting quite of bit of attention lately, and those looking for a tracker have a wide variety of options to consider. But while there are plenty of available options — one company seems to have risen to the top in terms of market share. Fitbit, who first launched back on October 2007, is closing in on 70 percent of the market with the number two player sitting...

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Samsung Gear S review

Samsung Gear S review

Samsung didn't just make another smartwatch — it made a really small phone for your wrist Samsung helped launch the idea of a modern smartwatch to general consumers when it unveiled the original Galaxy Gear. That was in September of last year, if you can believe it, and since then Samsung has launched four more smartwatches — the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit and Gear Live. And here we are just...

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Sony reportedly working on a smartwatch made entirely out of e-paper

Sony smartwatch

Sony may not be faring all that well in the smartphone segment, but it looks like the vendor's smartwatch efforts are about to head in a new direction. Bloomberg is reporting that Sony is working on a smartwatch that will be constructed using a patented material similar to e-paper that will allow the entire surface of the watch to be used as a display. It is believed that users will also be...

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HTC's RE Camera goes half off in Black Friday sale

HTC's RE Camera goes half off in Black Friday sale

HTC is offering a Black Friday deal on its new RE Camera that runs through Cyber Monday. The promotion begins at 9 PM PT on Thursday, November 27 in the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day and goes through 9 PM PT on December 1, 2014 where customers could save 50 percent off of the $199 retail price for the RE Camera. This means that shoppers interested in a GoPro alternative could buy one for just $99...

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Going for a walk with the $13 Xiaomi MiBand

Xiaomi MiBand

$13. That's how much the Xiaomi MiBand costs. Or it would if you could walk into a shop in China and buy one. But what is it? Xiaomi isn't a company we're overly familiar with in Europe and North America but its best known for its MIUI custom version of Android and for its smartphones. But this is neither of those, this is one of the lowest priced fitness trackers that money can buy. We've...

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