Gadgets

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What if, instead of frantically trying to find a power outlet when your smartphone is about to die, you simply had to hold it in your hand and scroll through Instagram for a while? That's the future the Matrix PowerWatch teases, because it's able to charge itself using nothing but the warmth of your body. Unfortunately there's a bit of a trade off I've noticed in my limited use, and infinite power comes with the need for some exceptional vision.

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With a four-year-old in tow, trips to the supermarket are fraught with financial danger.

“Daddy I want yoghurt.”

But yesterday, for the first time, my son picked up a Nerf blaster.

“Daddy I want this.”

My answer to these questions is usually no. But this time it was a hard no.

“WHY DADDY WHY?”

Son, Daddy has a better one in his office.

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It's 2017, and wired earbuds are quickly going the way of floppy disks and dial-up Internet. And while we're not quite at the point where wireless earbuds are readily affordable, you can still save yourself a pretty penny when you pick up these TREBLAB X11 Earphones at a special price this week during our door-busters sale — only $48.29 AUD .

Shared from The Sydney Morning Herald

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Apple is working on a redesigned, high-end iPad for as early as 2018 that incorporates key iPhone X features such as slimmer edges and facial recognition, according to people familiar with the matter.

However, the new version of the tablet is unlikely to include an OLED screen, which provides more vivid colours and sharper clarity, the people said. They asked not to be identified talking about private product development.

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our weekly roundup of all the awesome new toys rapidly sucking the money out of our wallets this week. We have a Thor: Ragnarok figure worthy of Cate Blanchett's glory, an extravagant as hell Frozen sleigh, a tricked-out Batmobile, and a very fancy phaser. Take a look!

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Don't get us wrong — your shower-time rendition of "Despacito" is great, but your neighbors and roommates might appreciate it if you leave the high notes to Bieber instead. Thankfully, you can take that song — and the rest of your favorite tunes — with you to the shower using the XXL Shower Speaker, now on sale for 80 percent off its normal retail price.

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We've been waiting to get our hands on real life jetpacks for almost a century now. And while you can't buy them at Costco yet, they seem to be one modest step closer to reality. Richard Browning, test pilot for the British tech company Gravity Industries and "real life Iron Man," just set the Guinness World Record for fastest flight.

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Logitech will be deliberately bricking every unit of the Harmony Link, a universal hub which allows users to control their home theatre systems and a variety of other devices from their smartphones, on 16 March 2018. According to Bleeping Computer, on that date Logitech will issue a firmware update that permanently disables the devices. As Popular Science additionally noted, the Harmony Link relies upon a cloud-based service to function that will be taken offline, ensuring that users will be locked out no matter what.

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"I love the dumb notch! And the face-scanning thing I don't want! The iPhone X is exactly the kind of absurd luxury good I crave," you say, having not even scratched the diamond-encrusted surface of true decadence. Sit right there like the tiny, foolish baby you are and I'll tell you about an even newer, more exciting bauble, the likes of which have not been seen since Nordstrom's leather-wrapped stone.