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Philips Hue Lux

Philips Hue Lux LED Personal Wireless Starter Kit provides a personal and interactive way to control lighting from a smart mobile device or tablet, and it's being offered for only $39.99 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. It enables use of light in a variety of functionality such as timers, alarms, geo-fencing and soft security elements. The hue lux offers a soft white light similar to your regular household incandescent light bulb. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Google Project Ara Modular Smartphone


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Here's a new look at Google's Project Ara, a modular smartphone that can be upgraded on the fly. Its frame, the "endo", is designed to handle multiple module components, including a speaker, processor, and battery. All approved modules will be fully compatible with the latest version of Android, even after the phone is turned on. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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BLU Advance 5.0

The BLU Advance 5.0 Smartphone may not be the most expensive out there, but it's definitely no slouch, and you can get one for $59.99 shipped. Put your Advance 5.0 to the test with its 1.3GHz Quad-core processor and Mali 400 GPU. It also has an ample 5.0-inch screen with BLU Infinite View Technology (IPS) that's perfect when viewed from any angle. Product page. Continue reading for a full video unboxing and review.

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Microsoft Pre-Touch

Microsoft's new Pre-Touch Sensing technology works exactly as you'd expect, as it uses a mobile phone's ability to sense how you are gripping the device, as well as when and where the fingers are approaching it, to adapt interfaces on the fly. In the tech demo, you'll see it used in both media and game applications. There's no word yet on when it will be implemented into future smartphones, but Minecraft would be a great start. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the Star Wars Rogue One trailer in LEGO.

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Pictar iPhone DSLR

Camera cases are nothing new, but Pictar is basically a grip that aims to make adjusting zoom, ISO, shutter speed, and focus a breeze. Featuring a dual-stage shutter release for that SLR-look, manual wheels for exposure compensation / zoom / ISO / shutter speed, a toggle for the front-facing camera, a strap, a cold shoe for external accessories (mics/flashes), and even a standard tripod mount. Continue reading for a hands-on video preview, more information and the Kickstarter page.

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Android Wear Counterstrike

Counter Strike 1.6 fans with Android Wear rejoice! Now you can run the game on your smartwatch, thanks to an app called Xash3D. This piece of software basically enables one to run old Windows versions on Android Wear, given that you have a copy of the original. Once both are ready to go, all you need to do is make a separate Xash folder, then copy the Valve / Counter Strike folders into that, launch the client app, and you're ready to game. Continue reading to see it running on a standard Android phone.

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Linkcool VR01 Google Cardboard

VR Box transforms just about any 4.7" - 6.0"+ smartphone into a virtual reality device - think Google Cardboard, and it's being offered for just $14.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $25.98. The distance between handset and lens can easily be adjusted, making it suitable for children and adults alike, while sturdy ABS / resin construction ensures durability. Product page. Continue reading for a full unboxing video and more information.

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Poweradd 2GS Power Bank

Poweradd's Pilot 2GS Power Bank ensures your gadgets will always remain charged when out and about, all for $8.99 with coupon code: USJLUHMI, today only, originally $49.99. Its "aviation" quality aluminum body keeps things light and compact, making it the perfect pocket companion, while two USB ports enable you to charge multiple devices at once. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: USJLUHMI during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Ink Hunter Tattoo App

Always wanted to get a tattoo, but afraid that the artist might mess it up? If so, then Ink Hunter is just the app you need. This piece of mobile software digitally projects tattoos on your body using augmented reality and your smartphone's camera. Simply upload a design, select what portion you want it projected on, and then apply it in real time with full customization options - color, size, angle, etc. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone putting their iPhone 6S into an expanding foam ball.

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BLU Vivo XL

BLU's Vivo XL Smartphone is not only powerful, but comes unlocked for use with any GSM carrier, and it's being offered for only $149.99 shipped, today only. Its 5.5" display will give you an immersive view from every angle, thanks to AMOLED technology. You also get a 1.3-GHz MediaTek 6753 Octa-Core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and microSD expansion. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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