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Maybe it’s just me, but I sometimes wonder what I am getting out of tracking my sleep every night using the technology around me. From special pillows to fitness bands that live on your wrist, there are so many ways of tracking your sleep. But, does it really help with anything? If you are having trouble sleeping, chances are, you already know about it, because you feel the side effects. Most of today’s sleep tracking tech, lacks the abilities you need to really do anything about it, or to better understand it. Some trackers base their results on simple movement…

SATA solid state drives (SSD) have been dominating the market as perfect replacements for that old spinning drive we have had for years, allowing enthusiasts to boot their OS in a matter of seconds and get incredible performance boosts. What has been a growing practice to replace your main OS drive with, has been taking a new turn as SSD moves down a new path towards NVMe. Taking advantage of the lightning speeds offered by PCIe, the new M.2 NVMe generation of SSD has trumped SATA SSD, offering speeds of up to 800% of what was already considered to be industry changing…

Two major brands in smartphone accessories are teaming up to bring a collection of options to your favorite iPhone devices in a single case solution. From the protective casing that OtterBox is known for, to the extended battery options that mophie is equally known for. Combine this and include wireless charging and you have a perfect mix for getting you through the day and ditching the wires. OtterBox is bringing mophie specifically into their modular uniVERSE product system, which allows owners to mix and match various accessories with their OtterBox casing (for iPhone). “OtterBox built uniVERSE to bring together industry…

Kensington has announced today the VeriMark Fingerprint Key, a small USB device that can plug into any computer that supports the Windows Hello (Windows 10) feature, enabling use of it on any PC that lacks its own built-in biometric (fingerprint) scanner. The USB key simply slides into any USB port on the PC, allowing you to use it to unlock your PC with a simple touch of your finger (Windows Hello). It also supports Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) for access to online assets that can be protected with the same technique. “With Windows Hello, businesses now have enterprise-grade security that is also easy…

Microsoft has come out with the details of a new laptop that will be launching this June. The announcement came today at an event in New York City, detailing the new addition to the Surface family. Microsoft’s Surface Laptop brings the customization of the Surface line to laptop form, offering multiple colors (Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue and Graphite Gold) and processor options to choose from. Intel’s 7th generation Core processors are packed inside the new series, taking advantage of the powerful resources that come with them, as well as a reach for longer battery life. Weight falls under 3lbs making…

It is time for heads to turn as Yamaha gets ready to begin releasing their new RX-A 70 series of Aventage receivers into the world. Starting this month through July, models will begin to creep onto the market, taking their position as the 7th generation of the line. It’s unfair to say that we have had a little fun with Yamaha over the years. Grand fun would more properly cover it as we have had nearly every four digit Aventage model since the 10 series pass by our eyes and ears for testing since the RX-A3010 (still “one” of our favorites in…

Strap in as we climb into the future with the next level of headphone experience, with Sennheiser’s new binaural recording smart headset, Ambeo. A trip beyond your normal pair of in-ear accessories, the Ambero Smart Headset captures the sound around you, allowing you to enjoy it later on a pair of normal stereo headphones in the exact spatial format you originally experienced it in, giving you the ultimate 3D recording device (thus far). A product from a partnership between Sennheiser and Apogee (specializing in digital recording), Ambeo features two omnidirectional microphones, one in each ear piece. Included in the mix is a pre-amp for these…

Ultimate Ears (a Logitech brand) has a history of winning Editor’s Choice with some of their speakers and recently they just launched their latest small-form model, called the UE Wonderboom. Looking to be a cross between the UE Mini Boom (a previous winner) and the UE Roll (didn’t get “as much” praise from us), the new speaker promises to be just as loud, with a few added features. As usual, you can find it available in a number of bright color combinations to choose from (grey, black, red, blue, pink and lilac), allowing you to pick from your favorite colors…

Set to release this July, Nintendo has announced their new 2DS XL handheld gaming system, perfect for those who travel more than they spend glued to a TV. The new system shares the same screen as the 3DS XL, minus the 3D compatibility and a little bit of the weight. It will launch with just a single color scheme, with a mashup of black and turquoise, although you can be there may be additional options in the future as themed special editions roll out as usual. The new design seems to have a bit of a peaceful feel to it, unlike the…

Some could easily say that this is going way overboard when it comes to spending money. However, there are those so heavily dedicated to their gaming hobby that may feel this could become an inseparable additional to their arsenal. Which are you? SteelSeries launched just that. It is called the QcK Prism Gaming Mousepad. It is a dual-surface pad, surrounded by 12 sections of a thin LED line accent. Now why on Earth would you want your mousepad to light up, you ask? Because it doesn’t just light up. It can be fully customized using their SteelSeries Prism Sync software to allow…

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