Amazon Echo

The folks at Amazon continues to add new features to its Amazon Echo connected speaker. Today, the company emailed owners of the device informing them that the Flash Briefing option now has more news sources to choose from. For those unfamiliar with Flash Briefing, it lets owners of the Amazon Echo get the latest news from a variety of sources simply by saying, "Alexa, what's my Flash...

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Oculus VR and its founder hit with lawsuit claiming they breached agreement

Oculus Rift

The Oculus VR company, and its founder Palmer Luckey, are the subjects of a lawsuit filed on Friday by a company called Total Recall Technologies (TRT). It claims that Luckey created the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset based on information he obtained from TRT under a non-disclosure agreement. The lawsuit from the Hawaii-based TRT claims that its two partners, Ron Igra and Thomas Seidl,...

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First batch of Pebble Time shipments rolling out May 27

Pebble Time

Pebble has announced that the first shipments of Pebble Time will be heading out the door starting May 27, with all customers that have opted for the smartwatch set to receive tracking numbers by mid-June. From Kickstarter: Production is now in full swing since bringing the factory online at the beginning of May. With things moving along at this rate, we expect all Pebble Time Rewards to...

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Oculus Rift

While the Oculus VR team has already announced their will be attending the E3 2015 video game trade show in Los Angeles, it appears they have some stuff to talk about before it begins on June 16. Some members of the press were sent invites late on Tuesday asking them to attend a media event centering on the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset on June 11 in San Francisco. As far as what will...

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LG's new 55-inch OLED display is so thin you can mount it on a wall with magnets

LG OLED

LG Display's latest 55-inch OLED display panel is just 0.97mm thick, significantly thinner than its current flagship TV at 4.3mm. Unveiled as a proof of concept in South Korea, the display — which weighs 1.9 kg (4.1 pounds) — can be mounted on the wall using just magnets, and can be removed by simply peeling it off the wall. The ultra-thin display's announcement was part of a broader push by...

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Misfit EKOCYCLE Field Band

Misfit is expanding the band choices for its Shine fitness tracker today with the announcement of the EKOCYCLE Field Band, which was developed in collaboration with Coca-Cola and will.i.am. The interesting partnership yielded a very nice looking casual band that looks like something you'd find on a modern watch today. And going along with the trendy style (the will.i.am part) is the fact that...

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New Sonos bundle gets you two Play:1s for $349

Sonos is offering a new bundle on the PLAY:1, the 2 Room Starter Kit, which saves you $50 on the package, dropping the total to $349. Included in this bundle is two of Sonos' smallest PLAY:1 speakers, which normally sell for $199 each. Whether you are looking to start a Sonos collection, or add to your existing collection, the 2 Room Starter Kit is a great deal on these powerful little...

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The Oculus Rift VR headset will require the use of a high-end Windows PC

Oculus Rift

Oculus VR has revealed the recommended PC hardware specifications that will be needed to run the upcoming consumer version of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. As expected, it will need a pretty high-end Windows rig to offer the best VR visuals. Here's the breakdown of what Oculus recommends for a PC to have inside for the best experience with the Oculus Rift: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD...

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Strap a new Pebble smartwatch to your wrist for only $89

Pebble

Pebble is having a sale today and Saturday where you can grab a shiny new smartwatch for just $89. The company has taken 20 percent off its range of Pebble wearables. It's a perfect time to invest in one should you be on the lookout for a more affordable, yet capable smartwatch. It's worth noting that the sale only covers the first-gen hardware and not the new Pebble Time wearables. If you'd...

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ADT teams up with LG and Nest for secure home automation products due later this year

Home security company ADT is teaming up with LG and Nest to launch new home automation products later this year, including an all-in-one "Smart Security" product from LG, and integration with ADT's Pulse platform with Nest products. ADT says that its partnership with LG will yield a "Smart Security Product" (pictured above) that acts as an all-in-one hub for video monitoring and controlling...

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