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    Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Hands-On

    Samsung announced their yearly Galaxy S refresh on schedule today at their Unpacked event, held at MWC 2016 in Barcelona. Once again, it’s improvement at the usual steady pace for Samsung — in other words, if you’re looking to upgrade your phone and go (or stay) premium this year, the Galaxy S7 family has to […]

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    The Blade V7 is ZTE’s Affordable Flagship Smartphone

    Following the announcement of a couple of budget phones at CES 2016, ZTE is at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to show off their next tier up for 2016. The Blade V7 and V7 Lite are what the company calls their affordable flagships, matching pretty solid specs at prices well below what the heavy hitters […]

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    Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus is a Budget Phone That Looks Premium

    Budget and mid-range phones can be pretty awesome products, as long as the company can get that right mix of price and features. The Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus looks like it pulls that trick off pretty well, offering great specs where it counts at an affordable price. The latest in Lenovo’s line of VIBE smartphones […]

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    Lenovo MIIX 310 is a Budget Tablet That Comes With a Keyboard

    Too often in the budget 2-in-1 market, we see tablets that can be purchased with keyboard docks sold separately, which suddenly make them not all that great as budget options. Lenovo wants to fix that with the MIIX 310, a cheap tablet that comes with a detachable keyboard. That makes it one of the lighter […]

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    HP Is Back in the Smartphone Game With The Elite X3

    Ever since the Palm acquisition didn’t work out, HP has been pretty quiet on the smartphone front. It looks like they’re ready to make some noise at MWC 2016 in Barcelona with the Elite x3, a nearly 6″ smartphone with flagship specs. But, don’t think that means HP sees this as a direct competitor to […]

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    ZTE Spro Plus Is a Mobile a Projector That Thinks It’s Also a Tablet

    Last year, ZTE released the Spro 2, a pocket-sized projector with a smartphone-sized display. Being able to use Android on the projector made it a pretty convenient device, especially for giving presentations at work or quickly sharing videos or pictures with family and friends while on trips. At MWC 2016, ZTE is announcing the tablet […]

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    The LG G5 Is a Modular Powerhouse

    For a few years now, we’ve been fans of what LG has done with their smartphones — if nothing else, they’ve always managed to be different. Today, they’re announcing the LG G5, and while from the outside it looks a lot more similar to its competitors (we’ll miss the leather-backed option), this new phone does […]

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    A Millennial Mom’s Guide to the Connected Baby Monitor

    Picking the right baby monitor for your family is an important decision. But it’s also one that keeps getting harder with the ever-growing list of options available. It’s time to put new technology to work for you and your baby, which is why VTech introduced the VTech Safe & Sound Digital Audio Baby Monitor with […]

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    Barbie Flippin’ Fun Gymnast Performs Her Own Acrobatics

    Barbie can and does do everything. This has been established, and we don’t need to belabor the point. The important part is which skills she decides to show us every year, and it looks like in 2016, one of those skills is going to be passing down skills to the next generation. In other words, […]

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    World’s First Baby Lego Minifig is Too Adorable

    Lego is looking to get everyone involved in the fun this year — even the ones who are yet too young to enjoy the joys of the brick. Fresh off the introduction of their first wheelchair piece, Lego is showing off their first mini minifig. Yes, babies finally have a part to play in the […]

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    The Actev Arrow Is A Smart Kart for Kids That Aims To Take On Power Wheels

    Ride-on vehicles are going 21st century — a new competitor to Power Wheels is at the 2016 New York Toy Fair, and they’re including some features that you’ll even see in grown-up cars! They’re called Actev Motors, and while they’ve made sure to take safety into account, they’re offering kid driving at its most extreme. […]

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    Barbie Is Running For President

    Finally, a candidate we can endorse! Barbie was at the 2016 New York Toy Fair to formally announce that she’s throwing her tiny hat into the ring to become the leader of the free world. We unironically could do worse. Presidential candidate Barbie is coming in a two-doll set, which includes the candidate herself in […]

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    Barbie Hello Dreamhouse is Barbie’s First Smart House

    You’ll probably remember Hello Barbie from last year, if for no other reason than she seemed to make a bunch of people really mad. Well, the quasi-cyborg Barbie of last year wasn’t at the 2016 New York Toy Fair last weekend, but Mattel hasn’t given up on the Hello thing. This year, they brought along […]

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    RC Hoverboard Barbie Flies on a Real Hoverboard

    Ugh, of course Barbie would get a real, honest hoverboard before the rest of us. Here at the New York Toy Fair, Mattel is demonstrating the Barbie Star Light Adventure RC Hoverboard, and no, there are absolutely no wheels involved. You can see from the video what the deal is — Barbie’s basically hitching a […]

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    These Sample Photos Taken With Sony’s G Master Lenses Will Blow You Away

    While we hesitate to use the word ‘affordable’ for a $1,000 camera, we have to admit that Sony is competing on price pretty well with the a6300, which they unveiled today in New York. The new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera improves on the cheaper a6000 model, adding a better sensor, more auto-focus and contrast detection […]

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    Barbie Finally Gets a Realistic Curvy Body Makeover

    After decades of criticism over Barbie’s body shape, Mattel is finally ready to reveal several new body types with more realistic proportions. Curvy, petite, and tall versions of Barbie will now be sold alongside the classic doll, beginning a new and very uncertain era for the brand as it tries to stay relevant to a […]

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    Isaac Mizrahi Jumps On The Smartwatch Bandwagon

    Last week, we took a look at a new smartwatch HP and Titan introduced in India. Called the JUXT, that watch combined an analog watch face with a small digital display set behind the hands for displaying messages, notifications, and fitness information. JUXT was meant as a luxury option for men, but today, HP is […]

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    VTech’s Cordless Phone Monitors Your Home With Sensors

    As smart home technology is finding its way into more and more lives, many of us are left unsure about what home monitoring solution is the best for us and our homes. With so many different solutions available, it can feel very overwhelming to find a smart home system that works for you. With simplicity […]

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    Withings Go Is An Affordable Activity Tracker Rocking An E-Ink Display

    Given the considerable success Pebble has had with e Ink wearables, it’s a little surprising we’ve seen so few other companies go that route. That might change this year, as Withings has announced Go, a new fitness tracker with an e Ink display and an eight-month battery life. It’s not a fully-fledged smartwatch, but it […]

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    Speck Pocket VR Transforms Your Phone Into A Portable VR Machine

    With Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and the HTC Vive on the horizon, it’s safe to say that 2016 is going to be the year of virtual reality. But, past the giants who will really start pushing the envelope, there’s a second tier of simpler gadgets that use smartphones to power lighter VR entertainment experiences — […]