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Review: Leica’s X-U is a pricey adventure camera

T here’s a first time for everything, even for the German camera manufacturer of fame: Leica. In this case, it’s their first waterproofed camera capable of shooting underwater. Some compromises were made here and there to make this possible, but at the end of the day, it still looks — and ...

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Bose’s QuietComfort headphones finally go wireless

The Bose name has more or less been synonymous with the words “noise cancelling.” As for wireless? Not so much. The headphone maker has dragged its feet when it comes to cutting the cord, even as the competition has flooded the market with Bluetooth solutions. The company, thankfully, is finally ...

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The circle is complete: Minecraft is getting a deathmatch mode

Minecraft, a game that skyrocketed to unprecedented levels of popularity among all ages because of its open-ended gameplay, infinite worlds, and limitless possibilities for creation and collaboration, is getting an official deathmatch mode. Is this it? Is this Minecraft’s shark jump (or pig jump, or squid jump) moment? Oh, of ...

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Google quietly discontinues the Nexus Player

The Nexus Player may have been the best TV media player no one ever bought. Google and Asus introduced the Nexus Player back in November 2014. It was one of the first Android TV devices, and a more-than-capable device. And yet, despite Google’s weight behind this device, it hasn’t been ...

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Gulülu turns drinking water into a game for kids

Through the power of smart sensors and the magic of the cloud, children being parched is on its way to becoming a thing of the past — at least, if the Gulülu team has anything to say in the matter. The company’s bottle, launching on Kickstarter today, is the newest, most ...

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ZModo’s Pivot gives you 24/7 monitoring on the cheap

We’ve come a long way from the days of pale beige IP webcams with wonky interfaces and limited recording times. Today’s webcams, like the ZModo Pivot, are motion-sensing, low-light seeing, and notification-rich cylinders that hide out in secret places and store video for days at a time. In essence webcams ...

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