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Daily Deals: Long Weekend Edition

05/23, 10:30pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for the Memorial Day weekend

Hello and welcome to an unusual edition of Daily Deals. Typically, the staff of MacNN and Electronista do not provide a deals post on a Saturday or Sunday, but since retailers are offering sales over this three-day weekend, we're making an exception. As well as a recap of the still-active deals from earlier this week, we'll be adding new deals to the list throughout the weekend, so you can make the most of your money.

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Oculus VR, founder sued for alleged use of confidential information

05/23, 9:20pm

Total Recall Technologies claims Oculus VR founder broke confidentiality agreements

The Facebook-owned Oculus VR and its founder are being sued, for allegedly using trade secrets from another company in its devices. Total Recall Technologies claims it hired Palmer Luckey in 2011 to create a prototype of a head-mounted display, confidential information that apparently formed part of the creation process of the original Kickstarter-funded Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

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Briefly: Pebble Time ships May 27, HBO Now discounts considered

05/22, 5:32pm

Pebble Time backer shipments to begin from May 27

The Pebble Time smartwatch will start shipping to backers of its Kickstarter campaign from May 27, the company has revealed. In mass production since the start of this month, backers of the Pebble Time are being sent invitations to finalize their selections for backer rewards and their smartwatch, with tracking numbers expected to be provided to customers by mid-June. Shipments of the smartwatch will apparently continue on a "rolling basis" when the devices reach regional distribution centers. The company has also advised it is preparing to debut the new support apps called "Pebble Time Watch" for iOS and Android from next week

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Hands On: Aftershokz Bluez conduction headphones

05/22, 3:58pm

Unique headphones use bone-conduction to help keep you safe

Headphones, the humble hero of every day life. Boring commute on public transportation? Just pop in your headphones and listen to an audio book. Noisy construction outside of your window? Slip your headphones over your ears and have an impromptu Netflix marathon. Avid jogger? A great playlist can help workouts fly by, but in this case, headphones are more of a hindrance than a boon. Cutting out important audio cues, such as sounds of construction, car horns, bike bells, or yelling pedestrians can be dangerous. But there is a solution - headphones that don't work by closing off your ears. We took a look at Aftershokz Bluez, headphones designed to help keep you alert at all times.

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Daily Deals: ViewSonic Projector, Acer Chromebook, iTunes credit

05/22, 2:20pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for May 22, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN and Electronista scour online retailers for discounts, offers, sales, and bundles on hardware, software, and gadgets for you, the discerning reader. Our last recap of the week follows after the new batch of deals, including a 1080p home theater projector, a $130 Chromebook, and the Logitech UE Mini Boom speaker.

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Apple Watch: US sales figures; heart rate flaw in 1.0.1 update?

05/22, 12:40pm

Sales at 2.5 million units, estimated sales of 30,000 per day, says Slice Intelligence

Figures extrapolated from some 14,000 online shoppers who use Slice Intelligence's services suggests that the Apple Watch is selling approximately 30,000 units a day, following an unsurprising initial rush of over 2.5 million pre-orders. While some analysts will inevitably portray this as a slump, the drop-off is typical of new products, and puts the Apple Watch on pace to have outsold all existing smartwatches on its first day or two of pre-ordering, and outselling the early days of the iPhone and iPad.

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Giveaway: Win your choice of Apple device worth up to $700

05/22, 8:45am

Win your choice of Apple prize with MacNN Deals

Do you have your eye on an Apple product that you'd like to acquire, but don't feel like spending the money to buy it? MacNN Deals is giving you the opportunity to win your choice of prize from a selection of Apple products in the latest easy-to-enter competition, which can net you an Apple TV, an iPad, an iPhone 6, or even an Apple Watch if you want one.

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Briefly: Skrillex Editions smartphone cases, Sling TV on Android TV

05/21, 9:57pm

Google, Skrillex release Live Cases for Android smartphones

Google has unveiled a set of limited-edition cases for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy Note 4 smartphones, designed in partnership with Skrillex. The Editions cases include early access to an album, a short-cut button that takes users to Skrillex's YouTube music feed, and a companion live wallpaper that updates throughout the course of the day with images shot from a specially-launched balloon satellite named after Skrillex's dog, reports Phone Arena. The cases are being sold through the Google Store for now, but the official Android blog suggests it may be available elsewhere in the future.

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Daily Deals: Seagate Barracuda, Asus Transformer, Nintendo 2DS

05/21, 1:41pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for May 21, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, the regular post where we search the Internet to find bundles, discounts, offers, and sales on hardware and software for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. The last few days of still-active deals are accompanied by a new set, including a 2TB Seagate Barracuda hard drive, the Nintendo 2DS, and an Asus Transformer notebook.

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Briefly: Comcast HBO Go on Fire TV, Wi-Fi update for Android Wear

05/20, 6:09pm

Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick gain HBO Go, Showtime Anytime access on Comcast

Comcast is finally allowing owners of the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick to access two major streaming apps. Showtime Anytime and HBO Go can now be used through the two streaming devices, with Comcast subscribers required to download the relevant apps and sign in using their Xfinity TV account details. Access to both Showtime Anytime and HBO Go has already been granted to a large number of other set-top boxes, including Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, and Chromecast.

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Daily Deals: Lenovo G50, Logitech UE Boom, Sony Action Camera

05/20, 3:10pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for May 20, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, where the staff of MacNN and Electronista scour online retailers for sales, bundles, discounts, and offers on hardware, software, and gadgetry for you, the discerning reader. A recap of still-active deals follows the new batch, which includes $300 off a Lenovo notebook, the Logitech UE Boom speaker, and the Sony AS30 HD Action Camera

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Review: Notti smart lamp from Witti

05/20, 7:27am

An app controlled wireless smart lamp that works with notifications

Perhaps you've already seen our review of the Dotti LED display from Witti Design. Meet Notti, Dotti's "sibling". Notti is a softball sized, asymmetric crystalline shaped, opaque white smart lamp that can glow any color. Much like Dotti, the lamp can integrate through an iOS or Android app and provide colored notifications for the user's various services. It can also act as an audio visualizer, pulsing its light in any color in time with the music. We've spent a bit of time with Notti, and people react well to it when we show off the features, but there are a few things we wish it did a little better -- check out our review to see what they are.

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Daily Deals: XYZprinting 3D printer, Dell 4K monitor, Dodocase

05/19, 2:50pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for May 19, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where we search online for offers, sales, bundles, and discounts on hardware and software for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. New deals follow after a recap of still-active deals from yesterday, with today's additions including a wide discount on Dodocase products, a 4K monitor from Dell, and a 3D printer and scanner for $600.

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Apple Watch: Watch OS 1.0.1 update out, Cook adds China to June list

05/19, 1:54pm

First software update for Apple Watch adds emoji, offers bug fixes, more

On Tuesday, Apple issued its first-ever software update for the Apple Watch, nearly a month after its abortive retail debut. The popular device, still facing overwhelming demand and supply shortages due to a now-worked-out part issue, can be updated through the paired iPhone to Watch OS version 1.0.1, which brings the usual "performance improvements and bug fixes" to the device, adds more than 300 new emoji characters, and updates language support.

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Basis releases Peak software update, reveals titanium fitness tracker

05/19, 10:58am

HealthKit, Google Fit integration to provide more Peak data to fitness apps

Basis, the Intel-owned company behind the Peak fitness tracker, is rolling out a major update to its Basis App that will allow it to work with Apple HealthKit and Google Fit, along with a number of other changes. At the same time, the manufacturer has also started selling a limited-edition version of the Peak tracker, this time made from titanium instead of the aluminum used in the standard version.

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Hitachi shows trio of new Wireless AllPlay speakers

05/18, 4:46pm

AllPlay speakers at three price points addressable through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Earlier this week, Hitachi introduced new whole-home speakers, bolstering the company's AllPlay line. Using the new speakers, users will be able to send audio through their Wi-Fi network from a local source or cloud/streaming services such as Spotify, IHeartRadio, and Rhapsody. Each speaker includes multiple inputs, allowing users to send audio to individual speakers from their mobile devices.

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Daily Deals: Samsung 512GB SSD, Mac mini, Altec speaker

05/18, 2:04pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for May 18, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, where the staff of MacNN and Electronista scour online retailers for discounts, offers, sales, and bundles for you, the discerning reader. The deals slate has been wiped clean of last week's sales, with the new batch including a 512GB SSD from Samsung, a $400 Mac mini, and an Altec Bluetooth Speaker for $30.

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Panasonic Lumix G7 uses recorded 4K video to create 8MP photographs

05/18, 12:16pm

Successor to Lumix G7 includes Depth from Defocus autofocus system

Panasonic has launched an update to the two-year-old Lumix G6. The new Lumix G7 is a Micro Four Thirds camera that modernizes its predecessor, with its 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor now capable of recording 4K-resolution video at up to 30fps, with the captured footage also able to be used to create 8-megapixel images, by searching the video for ideal photographs and creating a screenshot of the frame.

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Fujifilm X-T10 camera provides retro X-T1 styling in a cheaper form

05/18, 7:25am

Completely electronic shutter, OLED viewfinder used in Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm has unveiled a new retro-inspired camera that offers the styling of the X-T1 flagship but at a lower price point. The X-T10 interchangeable lens camera houses a 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor combined with an EXR Processor II, with it claimed to have a fast autofocus of 0.06 seconds, a shooting interval of 0.5 seconds, and a shutter lag of 0.005 seconds.

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Review: Leitz Icon label printer

05/18, 4:10am

Insert 'label all the things' exclamation here

When you say the words "label printer" to people, they either just really don't care or they get incredibly excited. This is one of those "the new phone book is here!!" moments we discussed back in our Hands On for the iOS app Deliveries. Today, we're looking at the Icon label printer by Leitz. It's a bit smaller than a breadbox, and can be used without wires for power or data; most of the printing we did was though apps on iOS and Android devices. Check out what we thought of it here.

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First Panasonic Smart TVs using Firefox OS go on sale in Europe

05/17, 6:23pm

Smart TVs powered by Firefox OS use HTML5 web apps

Panasonic has started to sell its first smart televisions using Firefox OS, with Europe being the first market to receive them before it is more widely available. The new Viera sets, part of Panasonic's 2015 Smart TV range previously shown at CES in January, include a total of six televisions using the operating system to power its smart functionality, showing Firefox as capable of powering more than just smartphones.

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Oculus outlines Rift PC requirements, stops OS X, Linux development

05/15, 3:45pm

Consumer Oculus Rift hardware to require Geforce GTX 970 or equivalent GPU

The consumer version of the Oculus Rift will require a high-powered PC when it is finally released. Oculus VR has advised of PC specifications recommended for the "full Rift experience," and though it includes some fairly standard components for a gaming PC, including 8GB of RAM and an Intel Core i5-4590 processor, it will also need a graphics card that is at least the equivalent of an Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 or an AMD 290.

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Daily Deals: JBL speakers, Alienware Alpha, Cube 3D Printer

05/15, 1:37pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for May 15, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN and Electronista search for sales, offers, discounts, and bundles on hardware and software for you, the discerning reader. Our last recap of the week's still-going deals follows, while the new collection includes JBL all-weather speakers, a $400 Alienware Alpha computer, and a 3D Systems printer.

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Briefly: FCP X 10.2.1, Quanta now 'full speed' on Watch deliveries

05/15, 12:09pm

New FCP X update fixes crash-on-launch bug, returns AVCCAM support

An update to Final Cut Pro X issued yesterday is minor by technical standards, but crucial to users who were experiencing a crash-on-launch bug, which affected some users. Apple on Thursday issued version 10.2.1 for Final Cut Pro X to fix the issue, as well as restoring support for Panasonic's AVCCAM video format at 25p and 30p frame rates. The update also increases accuracy as users select a range in the Timeline by dragging.

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Amazon adds product re-ordering to Echo networked speaker

05/15, 6:58am

Prime subscribers can ask Alexa to re-order previously bought items

Amazon has made it easier for owners of its Echo to do online shopping, in what is an expected expansion of the capabilities of the retailer's portable speaker. Prime subscribers are now being given the option of placing orders for items they shopped for previously by voice commands alone, via the Alexa digital assistant, half a year after the Echo initially launched.

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Apple confirms first HomeKit devices arriving in June

05/14, 3:56pm

Forced to reveal hand early by erroneous Fortune report of delays

While Apple has never formally announced a specific launch date for HomeKit, its home-control automation technology, Fortune magazine claimed earlier on Thursday that unnamed sources "participating in the program" said the launch had been pushed back to August or September from an original May-June time frame. In refuting the report, Apple has acknowledged that the first HomeKit accessories will be coming to market next month.

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Daily Deals: Audio Technica USB mic, Nintendo 3DS XL, Massive Chalice

05/14, 1:52pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for May 14, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, the column where we scour online retailers for discounts, sales, offers, and deals on hardware, software, and gadgets for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. Our usual recap of still-active deals follows after the new batch, which includes an Audio Technica USB condenser microphone, a Nintendo 3DS XL, and half price early access to Massive Chalice

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Briefly: Raspberry Pi price cut, Drones banned from Tokyo parks

05/14, 10:58am

First-generation Raspberry Pi cut from $35 to $25

The first generation of the Raspberry Pi has received a permanent price cut, following the launch of the upgraded Raspberry Pi 2. Ars Technica reports the Raspberry Pi B+, which includes a single-core ARMv6 700MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, two USB ports, Ethernet, and various connections useful for electronics projects, has gone down from $35 to $25 at MCM Electronics in the United States, while RS Components is distributing the microcomputer for £16 in the UK.

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Goal Zero launches IPX6 weatherproof battery for USB charging

05/13, 2:52pm

Battery bank takes 9 hours to charge with compatible solar panels

Portable solar power vendor Goal Zero today announced availability of the Venture 30 Recharger. The Venture 30 Recharger is intended to charge smartphones, tablets, and other USB-powered devices in unpredictable environments, and is the only portable power product on the market that is IPX6 weatherproof-certified without any port-covering plugs.

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Daily Deals: Typinator, Buzzi Smart Plug, Dell 23-inch monitor

05/13, 2:47pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for May 13, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN and Electronista search for the best hardware and software offers, sales, discounts, and bundles for you, the discerning reader. A mid-week recap of still-active deals comes after new additions to the list, including the Typinator Family Pack, a Buzzi Wi-Fi Smart Plug, and a 23-inch Dell monitor.

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Apple Watch: faster deliveries, waterproof tests, LG display success

05/13, 1:58pm

Space Gray, Space Black Watch models, link bracelet band now shipping

After pushing back expected delivery dates till June, Apple appears to be slowly catching up with demand on certain models. Customers report receiving "preparing for shipment" notifications on pre-orders of the Space Gray or Space Black versions of the aluminum Apple Watch Sport, even including the link bracelet or modern buckle band options. In addition, Sport models also pre-ordered on the first day of availability are continuing to be delivered.

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Giveaway: Win a Beats Pill XL

05/13, 1:49pm

Win a Beats Pill XL portable speaker with MacNN Deals

Do you listen to music from a smartphone or tablet using the device's speakers, and feel the need to upgrade that audio to something more powerful? Following on from earlier competitions to win an Apple Thunderbolt Display and an Apple Watch, MacNN Deals is giving you the chance to win a Beats Pill XL portable speaker worth $300.

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Samsung will use rotating bezel for navigation in round smartwatch

05/13, 12:14pm

Developer kit provides some specifications, bezel-based functions for Samsung smartwatch

Samsung has revealed more details about its upcoming round-faced smartwatch, as part of its Gear software development kit. The SDK includes screenshots showing what to expect when using the smartwatch, as well as functionality being included in the device, and the fact that Samsung will be implementing a system similar to the Apple Watch's digital crown, by using a rotating bezel.

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TCL Roku Television line boosted by seven new high-end models

05/13, 9:53am

New smart TVs bring full Roku integration

Television manufacturer TCL, announced that seven new TCL Roku TVs will be available later this month in-store and online at major retailers nationwide. Following the launch of three 3700 series models in March, TCL is expanding its 2015 TCL Roku TV lineup with three 3800 Design Series models and four top-of-the-line 3850 Decorator Series models.

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Daily Deals: Maingear Spark A8, Netgear Nighthawk X4, 4K monitor

05/12, 2:23pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for May 12, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, where we scour online retailers for discounts, offers, bundles, and sales on hardware, software, and other interesting items for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. A recap of yesterday's still-active deals follows the new list, which includes a Netgear dual band smart router, a compact Maingear Spark A8 desktop, and a 28-inch Samsung 4K monitor.

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Forerunner 225 first watch from Garmin with heart rate monitor

05/12, 12:01pm

Optical heart rate monitoring system from Mio built into latest Garmin running watch

Garmin has unveiled another GPS-equipped sports watch in its Forerunner range, but this time it includes a heart rate monitor. While other fitness-monitoring devices the company produces can connect to a separate heart rate-measuring unit, the Forerunner 225 is the first from Garmin to have an optical heart rate sensor developed by Mio built in, lowering the amount of electronics the user needs to wear.

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Touchjet ships Touchjet Pond Android stylus-input projector

05/12, 10:04am

Projector throws up to 80-inch picture, has full Android 4.4 OS

Following its Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign, Touchjet today launched the Touchjet Pond projector. The new projector is the the first consumer-level device that turns any flat surface into a super-sized stylus input screen. The Touchjet Pond Projector can easily fit in a briefcase, backpack or purse and allows users to interact directly with Android apps and presentations on a large projected 80-inch display.

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Review: Kitvision Rush HD100W Action Camera

05/12, 6:25am

Entry-level action camera includes Wi-Fi connectivity, large number of mount attachments

People starting out in the confusing world of action cameras will typically gravitate towards the GoPro line, purely due to brand recognition. Smaller camera producers have to work hard to earn your custom, by offering extra features and other accessories in the box. The Kitvision Rush HD100W action camera attempts to do just that, but is it enough to stand up to GoPro? Read our review to find out.

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The MacNN Podcast, episode 14: I can't talk now, I'm on my Watch

05/11, 3:55pm

Discoveryd issues, Apple Watch giveaway, Origin PC review, more

It's time for episode 14 of The MacNN Podcast, which this week includes a new guest: Bradley, our music provider for the show, who is also a keen reviewer of Bluetooth Speakers and, now, the Origin PC gaming computer. We also do our usual thing of going over the big tech stories of the week, cracking some terrible jokes, talk about some new features on the site, make gratuitous pop-culture references, and even squeeze in an overview of Apple Watch third-party apps.

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Daily Deals: Lenovo Y40, 50-inch Toshiba TV, IR thermometer

05/11, 1:29pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for May 11, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, the weekday post where the staff of MacNN and Electronista search the Internet for sales, discounts, offers, and bundles for you, the discerning reader. The slate has been wiped clean, leaving only new deals, including a Lenovo Y40 gaming notebook, a 50-inch Toshiba television, and an infrared thermometer from Nubee.

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Briefly: Amazon Echo Prime Stations, Windows Insider upgrades

05/11, 10:20am

Amazon adds Prime Stations to Echo wireless speaker

Amazon has updated the Echo portable wireless speaker to work with Prime Stations. An email sent to Prime subscribers owning the device advises that the Alexa digital assistant can be commanded to play a personalized ad-free station from Prime Music. The verbal command "Alexa, play the Bruno Mars Prime Station" will start streaming the relevant station through the speaker, with "Alexa, thumbs up/thumbs down" rating the track for further personalization, and "Alexa, what song is this?" to receive more track details.

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Flight attendants fail to overturn FAA rule change over gadget use

05/11, 6:25am

FAA was within its rights to allow gadget use at all stages of flight

A lawsuit aiming to overturn a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rule change concerning the use of electronic devices by passengers at all stages of flight has been stopped. An appeals court in Washington D.C. ruled that the FAA was well within its rights to make such rule changes, effectively ending the legal action prompted by the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA).

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Next Thing takes on Raspberry Pi with the $9 Chip computer

05/09, 9:58pm

Chip includes 1GHz processor, 4GB built-in storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

A Kickstarter project aims to offer an even cheaper computing experience than the Raspberry Pi. The Chip, put on the crowdfunding site by Next Thing, is billed as the world's first $9 computer, one which promises to not only be useful for various hobbyist projects, but also trumps its rival in terms of physical size, some functionality, and the potential for portability.

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Canon recalls EOS Rebel T6s, T6i cameras affected by sensor issues

05/09, 8:10pm

Image sensor of some Rebel T6s, T6i cameras covered with white dots

Some Canon EOS Rebel T6s and T6i DSLR cameras are reportedly suffering from problems with their image sensors. A number of the cameras have been found to have unfixable issues with the sensor, with a coating of white dots across the surface of the sensor causing a dark circular pattern to appear in photographs taken by the snapper in certain conditions.

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Apple Watch: heart rate accuracy, Nike team-ups, band ship times

05/09, 2:50pm

Apple Watch sensor found to be as accurate as dedicated heart rate tracker

After winning the Consumer Reports test among 11 top smartwatches in the area of heart-rate detection accuracy, the Apple Watch has been tested by Mac and iOS developer Brad Larson, showing that it's heart-rate monitoring ability is on par with Mio's Alpha 2, a dedicated wrist-worn heart-rate tracker that in its current Version 2 incarnation costs around $220. Data from HealthKit from the two devices showed that heart-rate data was nearly identical.

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FAA works with companies for distant drone testing, unveils drone app

05/08, 5:37pm

CNN, PrecisionHawk, BSNF Railroad testing commercial drone use

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is taking a few more steps forward in regulating drones for both consumer and commercial purposes. Two initiatives have been launched by the FAA, with one involving the testing of drones beyond line of sight, and the other being a mobile app that aims to educate potential drone pilots on where they can fly their unmanned aircraft safely.

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Daily Deals: Sony NEX-5TL, Slingbox M1, Logitech wireless mouse

05/08, 1:43pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for May 8, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, where the staff of MacNN and Electronista scour online retailers, searching for discounts, sales, bundles, and offers for you, the discerning reader. Our usual final recap of the week's still-active deals follows the new batch, which includes the Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX, the Slingbox M1, and a Sony NEX-5TL bundle.

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Pointers: shut up your Apple Watch

05/08, 8:01am

Silence the bleeps – and the bugs

"Ladies and gentlemen, this evening's performance of the MacNN Variety Circus Spectacular on Ice is about to begin. Please switch off your iPhones. Also your iPads. Your iPad minis. Your iPod touches -- anyone still got those? -- plus the new MacBook and MacBook Airs in your bags. And your Apple Watches."

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Apple Watch: Consumer Reports test, Fitbit warning, S1 teardown

05/07, 7:16pm

Consumer magazine compares 11 smartwatches, Apple Watch wins handily

Testing by Consumer Reports on some practical and aesthetic aspects of the crowded smartwatch field has shown that the Apple Watch is the best of them all. The magazine tested 11 smartwatches for ease of use, heart-rate tracking, scratch resistance, screen readability, step count accuracy, water resistance, and in other areas. The stainless-steel version of the Apple Watch bested all comers in screen readability, ease of use, pairing speed, scratch resistance, water resistance, and heart-rate accuracy.

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Keurig bringing back My K-Cup accessory following customer complaints

05/07, 2:48pm

Coffee pod DRM issues prompts return of accessory that allows brewing of non-Keurig coffee

Coffee machine producer Keurig has partly relented from its stance of using DRM-protected coffee pods, by allowing for alternative coffees to be usable in its Keurig 2.0 brewer. A non-disposable accessory called "My K-Cup" will be making a comeback for the newer machines, which can be filled with the user's choice of coffee instead of the pre-packaged approved Keurig pod selection.

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