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Facebook Portal

Social media giant Facebook have announced Portal, a smart, hands-free video calling device with Alexa built-in. The fancy gadget is designed to make you feel closer to the important people in your life, it is available in two sizes Portal (has a 10-inch display) and Portal+ (boasts a whopping 15-inch pivoting display, which automatically pans and zooms on calls), and both hands-free devices have cameras and microphones for video calls to Facebook friends. The device tracks your position and the camera can follow you if you move around, also zooming in or out if another person joins you on the call, meaning everyone will always be in the frame. When you are not on a call, Portal displays photos, videos, and important events. With Amazon Alexa built-in, you can ask a question, check the weather, or set the mood. Beyond chat, Facebook has built a grip of third-party experiences into Portal, Spotify, Pandora, or IHeartRadio for music, or The Food Network and Newsy for food recipes.



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Nebula Capsule II

Nebula Capsule, the soda-can size smart projector with 360° sound, has just got even better! The Nebula Capsule II comes with some key upgrades, it is still able to project the same size screen (up to 100 inches) but now has a higher-resolution picture (720p HD) and is 2x brighter (200 lumens). The portable home cinema also has bigger and better sound. It now charges via USB-C and can charge completely over two and a half hours. It also has an HDMI port so you can c...
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BEATS MUSIC

Beats have officially launched today their new digital music service - Beats Music. The Beats empire started with headphones and then moved on to speakers and accessories, now Dr Dre´s famous brand has presented its answer to Spotify. The beautifully designed music streaming service places a heavy emphasis on getting to know you and your music tastes and offers unique music discovery tools to search their extensive on-demand catalog of music. Subscription is availab...
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KINDLING CRACKER

This is genius, invented by a 13 year old girl for a school science fair project (advanced from prototype to production in just two years), the Kindling Cracker safely turns firewood into kindling. The tool lets you cut kindling safely and easily without having to swing a sharp axe. Rather than swinging a blade at the wood, the device lets you split wood against a blade inside the iron safety ring, by taping it with a mallet or even another log. The cast iron device...
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