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Amazon Echo Spot review – CNET

Gaze into the abyss, and the abyss gazes back. That’s what’s running through my head on my first night testing the Amazon Echo Spot. I’m lying in bed struggling to fall asleep as I sometimes do, and it’s sitting there displaying the time on my nightstand with its camera aimed ...

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Amazon acquires connected camera and doorbell startup Blink

Amazon has acquired Blink (via Slashgear), a startup founded in 2014 that builds connected Wi-Fi home security cameras, as well as a new video doorbell introduced earlier this week. The company got its start via a crowdfunding campaign that raised over $1 million for its totally wireless home monitoring system. ...

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The stuff that launched at CES 2017 but never came out

Mattel Aristotle Quite a few companies tried to follow the Echo and Google Home with their own smart speakers at CES 2017, but the most surprising was toy giant Mattel. The Aristotle was an assistant meant to grow with your child, starting out as a glorified baby monitor but eventually ...

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Meet Molekule, the sleekest air purifier on the market

Molekule, a San Francisco-based startup with a sleekly designed molecular air purifier started as an immigrant dream twenty years ago and ended up being named one of Time’s top 25 inventions of 2017. The inventor Yogi Goswami came up with the idea when his baby son Dilip started having a hard ...

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The best coffee grinder

Who this is for A good grinder makes all the difference in brewing a balanced, flavorful pot of coffee. Photo: Michael Hession If you consider your morning (or afternoon, or anytime) coffee a serious matter, you’ve likely already heard that the most important item in your brewing setup is a ...

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Vago Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

This tiny device makes your luggage packing a lot easier and smaller. Aloysius Low/CNET Editor’s note: This hands-on has been updated to include information about reported Kickstarter issues. If you’re like me and prefer traveling to cold countries, then you’ll know that packing can be a pain as winter wear ...

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The Morning After: Thursday, December 21st 2017

It’s real(?)Meet the Magic Leap One: Creator Edition After years of hype, Magic Leap is finally showing off CGI renders of its first mixed reality headset. The Magic Leap One: Creator Edition makes virtual objects appear in real life thanks to light field technology, and room-mapping tech makes sure they ...

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Magic Leap One Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

The next wave of mixed-reality headsets? Magic Leap It looks like a cross between Maz Kanata’s goggles or Snap Spectacles evolved into steampunk gear. But Magic Leap, a company that’s stayed in secrecy for years, finally has hardware to show off, and it looks like it’ll be here in 2018. ...

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