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Amazon may offer hand recognition payments to other stores

Sponsored Links Sean Ellis via Getty Images Amazon’s rumored hand recognition payment tech might be useful beyond paying for produce at Whole Foods. Wall Street Journal sources say the company is developing hand-based checkout terminals that it would sell to “coffee shops, fast-food restaurants” and other stores that tend to have repeat customers, not just …

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Walmart’s weekend sale includes a $150 Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

Microsoft’s cheapest Xbox One S is back to the lowest price we’ve seen, and is available for $150 at Walmart this weekend, $100 off the regular price. A few Black Friday deals saw the All-Digital version of the console drop to a price that low, but now that we’re in a new year — and …

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Björk and Microsoft use AI to create music that changes with the sky

Sponsored Links Microsoft Björk is no stranger to using technology to express her music in more inventive ways, but now she’s using it to shape the music itself in unexpected forms. The Icelandic star is using Microsoft AI as part of Kórsafn (“choral archives”), a non-stop composition playing in the lobby of the Sister City …

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What do you love most about the Genesis Mini?

Over the past few years, several companies have released throwback gaming systems intended to tug at gamer’s heartstrings over the consoles (and games) of years gone by. Nintendo released the NES and Super NES Classic Editions, Sony botched the Playstation Classic and more serious retro gamers will find a lot to like about Analogue’s Mega …

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Gamechanger Audio introduces an optical spring reverb pedal

Sponsored Links Gamechanger Audio Gamechanger may have only released two guitar pedals so far, but the company has shown that it can live up to its lofty name. Its Plasma Pedal, for one, stands out in an ocean of distortion effects, thanks to both a staticky, lo-fi timbre and its astounding visual presentation — xenon …

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Logitech’s K860 split ergonomic keyboard is heaven for your wrists

Logitech is squarely targeting Microsoft’s wrist-friendly Surface Ergonomic Keyboard with the Ergo K860 ($130). It’s the company’s first keyboard in years to feature a split design, wherein the entire layout is cut in half and the keys are angled to align with your wrists. While it may look a bit odd, there are significant health …

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Samsung’s Galaxy Buds+ will reportedly lack active noise cancellation

Sponsored Links Samsung’s Galaxy Buds are nearing a year old, so naturally rumors about the next version have started circulating. Supposedly, the Galaxy Buds+ will not have active noise cancellation (ANC), sources tell SamMobile. They may come with a larger battery (85mAh), which could give them a 12-hour battery life, double that of their predecessor. …

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Korg unveils a full-sized, assembly-free MS-20

The Korg MS-20 is an undeniable classic. It’s be reborn as an app. As a shrunken-down mini model. As a DIY kit. And then as a DIY kit again, but without the keyboard. Until now though, there hasn’t been a ready-to-roll, full-size reissue. But for NAMM 2020 Korg is going all in on the nostalgia …

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Sony is skipping E3 again in 2020

Sponsored Links People walk along the aisle between the Microsoft booth and the Sony booth at the Electronic Entertainment Expo on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Los Angeles ASSOCIATED PRESS Last year Sony pulled a no-show at E3, and the company has announced it will sit out the 2020 event too. In a statement to …

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Comma Ai continues to impress with its aftermarket driver assistance tech

Sponsored Links Way back in 2016 I flew out to Las Vegas to check out Comma Ai’s driver’s assistance system crammed into an Acura. At the time, it was being developed as a self-driving add-on for vehicles. But times have changed and nearly every automaker and startup has since dialed down their autonomous expectations. With …

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