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The $150 Rachio sprinkler controller can improve your lawn and lighten your wallet

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a deal on Rachio sprinkler controller system!

If the rest of your home is already smart, why not your lawn, too? The Rachio 2nd gen Smart sprinkler controller is on sale at Woot. You can get the eight-zone controller for $ 150 or the 16 zone for $ 180. These prices include Woot’s $ 5 flat-rate shipping fee.

The eight zone sells for $ 188 on Amazon and rarely  [Read More…]

Go full-on Kodi power user status with Logitech’s K400 Plus Keyboard for $18

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on Logitech’s K400 Plus wireless keyboard!

These days just about everyone has a smart TV or something smart connected to their TV, like an Xbox One, Kodi, Android TV, etc. Navigating the interfaces and trying to type in things as simple as a URL can quickly become a pain if you don’t have a keyboard to do it. Logitech’s K400 Plus wireless keyboard is a  [Read More…]

Google awards $10,000 prize to student who reported big security vulnerability

A bored student from Uruguay recently hit jackpot as he tried to find ways to pass the time. As Ezequiel Pereira himself explains in a blog post, he started to look for a bug in Google. At first he tried changing the Host header in requests to the App Engine server in order to gain […]

Check out these amazing, cheap Bluetooth Headphones (Promoted Deals)

Our music addictions can be expensive. Sure, there are cheap pairs of headphones and earbuds that sound bad enough to where you might want to turn the music off, but that sucks. And who wants to pay $ 100+ for a pair of Bluetooth earbuds? I just want to listen to music in peace without having […]

FrontRow is a livestreaming smart necklace with two cameras

Ubiquiti has announced a wearable necklace equipped with two cameras for live streaming.

For a lot of users, wearables are not an essential product. They’re certainly nice to have, but not as necessary for day to day life as a smartphone or laptop. I’ve personally used a Pebble, a couple Android Wear watches, and a Vector Watch before giving up on smartwatches altogether a few months ago. Google Glass is another interesting concept, but only focused on the enterprise  [Read More…]

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 and MEGABOOM speakers gain Alexa support

Logitech’s Ultimate Ears announced its BOOM 2 and MEGABOOM flagship speakers now come integrated with Alexa support. Users will need to download the latest UE Boom app from the Google Play Store in order to be able to start talking to Alexa. The update is currently available only for Android users, but owners of the […]

You can now join the Google Home Preview Program

If you have a Google Home device around the house and you’d like to be among the first to try out new features, you should know you can now join the Google Home Preview Program. Previously mentioned in an updated help page, the Google Home Preview Program now appears to be open for everyone. To […]

Inside the battery-free cell phone of the future

The battery-free phone runs on ambient light and RF signals, though it’s not enough to power your favorite game.

Batteries: You can’t live with them, you can’t live without them, and I recite that cliche because I know you’re nodding along with me right now. Smartphone battery packs have become bigger so that they last longer, and a majority have been infused with fast charging technology. But a dead battery remains a major pain point, especially since  [Read More…]

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is ready to ship in seven days

The Essential Phone is finally ready to go out to customers.

Andy Rubin’s smartphone startup Essential announced last week that it secured $ 300 million in funding from the likes of Amazon and Tencent Holdings. The company also said that it would reveal the release date for the device, and Essential is now sending out emails to customers that have registered interest in the device, stating that their unit will ship in seven days:

Great news,  [Read More…]

Back to School: OnePlus teams up with DJI for exclusive new bundles

A new school year is around the corner and if you’re looking to do some shopping for back to school, OnePlus has some offers for you. The Chinese device maker has partnered up with DJI – a maker of drones and other accessories – to offer some new bundles. For example, you can grab the […]