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Plantronics offers affordable wireless audio for your workouts

If you’re willing to splurge a bit, Plantronics hopes to sweeten the deal. The $130 BackBeat Fit Training and $160 Boost Editions (below) combine waterproof open-ears with a 6-month subscription to PEAR’s pro workout service through its Personal Coach app. The concept isn’t completely novel (Jabra has offered this sort ...

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Lenovo Tab 4 (10-inch) review – CNET

What has a 10-inch screen, two speakers and monster battery life? The Lenovo Tab 4. For $179 or AU$329, the 10-inch tablet is a great deal for anyone interested in a modest Android tablet to catch up on Emmy award-winning must-see-TV. (It’s currently unavailable in the UK, but the US ...

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Does Siri sound different today? Here’s why

Did you notice that Siri sounds a little more sprightly today? Apple’s ubiquitous virtual assistant has had a little virtual work done on her virtual vocal cords, and her newly dulcet-ized tones went live today as part of iOS 11. (Check out a few more lesser-known iOS 11 features here.) ...

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iOS 11 review: A big deal for iPads, but not iPhones

Getting started As usual, we recommend backing up your device before going through any OS installation. Even though Apple has made the iOS upgrade process more seamless than it used to be, there’s still a chance things can go wrong. In this case, it’s worth making a local iTunes backup, ...

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August announces new smart locks and a smart doorbell

August has updated its smart lock line with a new Pro version with Bluetooth, HomeKit, and Wi-Fi support, as well as the more basic model for $149. They’ve also announced the Doorbell Cam Pro for $199 that lets you see visitors approaching your domicile, even at night. The August is ...

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'Half-Life 2' mod puts the sequel inside of the original

As you might imagine, the game isn’t pretty. But, the end result might make you nostalgic for that resonance cascade we witnessed at Black Mesa in 1998. As Kotaku notes, that original toolset was a mod itself, expanding on the Quake engine’s framework. When Half-Life 2 was first released in ...

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

There are three new iPhones coming this fall, and Apple’s range of iPhone models seems to be ever-expanding. The showcase flagship, the iPhone X, arrives in November. Meanwhile, the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have upgrades in camera, processor and add wireless charging, and arrive Sept. 22. And, maybe, ...

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