The best gaming routers 2019

If you play the best PC games online as much as we do, you likely want one of the best gaming routers to make sure your online gaming is never interrupted.

If you play the best PC games online as much as we do, you likely want one of the best gaming routers to make sure your online gaming is never interrupted.

The best routers for gaming will prioritize gaming network traffic, thanks to a handy little trick called Quality of Service (or QoS), so your gaming won’t be interrupted by someone on an hours-long Netflix binge. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for MU-MIMO (Multiple user, Multi-Input, Multi-Output), so that everyone on your network can get high speeds without having to fight over bandwidth.

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When you’re playing games online, a wired connection is generally considered the best way to go about it, and we’d have to concur. So, the best gaming routers will feature plenty of gigabit Ethernet ports.

Still, we know that it’s sometimes just not possible to have everyone in your home using a wired connection, so the top gaming routers are going to feature the latest and greatest Wifi standards – currently Wi-Fi 5. Having external antennae which can be moved to direct the Wi-Fi signal to certain areas of your house can’t hurt, either.

So, taking into consideration the needs of gamers, we’ve gathered up all the best gaming routers 2018 has to offer.

If you want all the latest tech, but you’re still a fan of that old-school aesthetic, the TP-Link Archer C5400 v2 is right up your alley. This is a gaming router that blends enthusiast-grade features and accessible setup into a package that’s appealing to pretty much everyone. And, when you add in the Alexa support, you have a router that can adapt to any situation, whether you’re focusing hard on winning your latest match in Fortnite, or you have guests all connecting to your network.

Read the full review:TP-Link Archer C5400 V2

The Asus RT-AC5300 is one of the best gaming routers – it comes with a variety of advanced features, making online and network gaming as lag and frustration free as possible. This includes an easy-to-use yet powerful interface, as well as comprehensive QoS settings. The spider-like design won’t be to everyone’s taste, but the eight antennae serve a purpose, as they can be used to direct your Wi-Fi signal throughout your home, giving this router an excellent range.

Read the full review:Asus RT-AC86U

We already covered the TP-Link Archer C5400 v2 earlier, but the manufacturer slapped an ‘X’ at the end of this one, to signify the extreme boost in performance. It’s significantly more expensive, but this may be one of the highest-end gaming routers out there. With eight ethernet ports around the back, it’s perfect for hardwiring a wealth of gaming equipment. And, the MU-MIMO and Tri-band support mean that wireless connections are also top-notch. You’ll be able to top the leaderboards wherever you are in the house.

Read the full review: TP-Link Archer C5400X

For PC gamers that are always fighting for bandwidth with roommates, a beefy gaming router like the Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 is going to be a godsend. Not only will this gaming router provide an insane 2.6Gbps of speed, but with MU-MIMO support and unique gaming-focused features like location-based connection filters and QoS, you’ll be able to get your game on lag-free. Just prepare for the high price, and maybe wait for a sale to pick it up.

Read the full review: Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500

The Asus RT-AC5300 is an excellent high-end gaming router that comes with a number of advanced features for making online and network gaming as lag and frustration free as possible.

This includes an easy-to-use yet powerful interface, as well as comprehensive QoS settings. The spider-like design won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but the eight antennae serve a purpose, as they can be used to direct your Wi-Fi signal throughout your home, giving this router an excellent range.

Read the full review: Asus RT-AC5300 Tri-band Gigabit Router

It might look like it’s getting ready to abduct a close friend or family member, but we promise the Zyxel Armor Z2 AC2600 isn’t as alien in function as in appearance. Rocking the latest MU-MIMO support, which improves speed when multiple devices are connected to the same network, this gaming router prides itself on its performance capabilities. Because it can handle a ton of devices, while prioritizing bandwidth depending on the needs of each device, it’s one of the best gaming routers you can buy today.

Read the full review: Zyxel Armor Z2 AC2600

The Asus RT-AC88U is an expensive gaming router, but it justifies the price with insane 802.11 wireless performance. Rocking four antennas and NitroQAM tech, which pushes speeds even further, this gaming router enables wireless performance that can break the 1GB/sec limit. But, there’s a catch – you’ll need to pick up a NitroQAM wireless adapter, like the Asus PCE AC88, to see these fast speeds. But, with speeds like this, it’s easy to see why this is one of the best gaming routers out there.

It might look like something from Battlestar Galactica – the old Battlestar Galactica – but, the D-Link DIR 885L/R is a dependable mid-range gaming router with great range and speed. If you’re looking for the best gaming router, you may want to give this one a chance – it has a good variety of port, and a nicely designed UI. It also features DD-WRT open-source firmware, which makes this router as flexible as it is powerful.

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Ikea and Sonos to launch Symfonisk speakers in August, says report – CNET

Ikea and Sonos want you to think about sound as part of the home.

In a promo video from Ikea posted by Variety on Friday, the furniture giant reveals the Sonos-powered Symfonisk speaker line will be available in August.

Ikea and Sonos want you to think about sound as part of the home.

In a promo video from Ikea posted by Variety on Friday, the furniture giant reveals the Sonos-powered Symfonisk speaker line will be available in August.

“We can actually inspire people to think about sound as part of the design of their home,” says Sara Morris, product manager at Sonos, in the video. She adds that by working with Ikea “we can tuck that sound into the furniture in hidden ways, that we could really stop people thinking about the speaker, and start thinking about the sound.”

Ikea showcased prototype Symfonisk speakers last June. The Wi-Fi speakers are said to work with all Sonos products, meaning you’ll be able to control it with the Sonos app or set it up in conjunction with other Sonos speakers.

The Symfonisk speakers are the first products announced by the duo since they partnered in 2017. Pricing for the speakers wasn’t revealed in the video on Friday.

Ikea didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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What Amazon’s Alexa will tell us in 2019 – CNET

A motorcycle helmet? Yep, that works with Alexa. The Rachio 3 sprinkler controller? That, too. How about that guy over there playing a Roland keyboard? OK, we’re going to be here all day if we keep doing this.

A motorcycle helmet? Yep, that works with Alexa. The Rachio 3 sprinkler controller? That, too. How about that guy over there playing a Roland keyboard? OK, we’re going to be here all day if we keep doing this.

Amazon’s Alexa booth at last week’s CES tech show in Las Vegas emphasized one point to death: If electricity runs through it, it can work with the Alexa voice assistant. The centerpiece of the bathed-in-Alexa-blue booth was an Audi e-tron sedan beneath a giant circular billboard filled with voice commands, including “Alexa, how’s the traffic to the airport?” and “Alexa, buy air freshener for my car.”

Just around the corner in the Sands Expo, in a far less flashy meeting room, Pete Thompson, vice president of Alexa Voice Service, outlined some of Amazon’s plans for the digital assistant in the new year, including making Alexa a default feature in new devices and appliances.

“I think about the kid that walks up now to any screen and touches it because they just assume it’s a touchscreen,” he said. “They’re gonna walk up to devices and just start talking to them, and if it doesn’t respond, they’re gonna be like, what the heck is it broken?”

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To fulfill that vision, Amazon will need to convince a lot more people they need Alexa, which dominates the smart speaker market worldwide. As of now, 32 percent of Americans own a smart speaker, which is massive growth from virtually zero just four years ago when Amazon’s Echo speaker and Alexa first launched. But it’s far from ubiquitous. And as Alexa pushes deeper into the mainstream market, it may face resistance from customers who don’t want to talk to their machines, don’t see a point to voice assistants or don’t trust tech companies enough to plug in devices with always-on microphones.

“There really isn’t a clear value proposition that jumps out,” said Jack Narcotta, a Strategy Analytics smart-home analyst, “that killer product that you just say, man I’ve got to have this.”

Also, as CES showed, the competition is catching up to Amazon, with some analysts predicting Google will eventually steal its crown. Google, currently the No. 2 player in smart speakers, crammed its Assistant into a CVS-receipt-long list of new products at CES, including a KitchenAid smart display, a Gourmia multicooker and a Moen smart shower. All these new products, along with Google’s blanket advertising and over-the-top booth at CES, show how aggressive the search giant plans to be this year in shaking up the voice hierarchy.

We’re going to constantly push back the frontier as we see it. Look for new things, weird things.
Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari, who now makes Alexa board games

Samsung’s Bixby, Apple’sSiri and Microsoft’s Cortana are much smaller players in the digital assistant battle, but they too could find targeted ways to steal Alexa’s customers.

Amazon’s Thompson offered a positive spin on Google and other rivals’ push into voice.

“It’s great to see all the energy and activity and investment from lots of companies,” he said. “It drives awareness with customers, it drives credibility, it drives the interest for people to learn more about it.”

Alexa gets more assertive

Along with working to make Alexa a constant presence, Miriam Daniel, vice president of Echo and Alexa devices, said Amazon this year plans to make the voice assistant more proactive and ambient.

Hints of these efforts are already coming up. One example is Hunches, which gets Alexa to offer friendly reminders like suggesting you lock the door when you tell it “goodnight.” Another concept is Alexa Guard, which alerts you if it catches the sounds of breaking glass or a smoke alarm going off while you’re out of the house.

“Alexa will be able to look at your patterns and suggest stuff for you,” she said, adding that the company tests these features first with beta customers to make sure they are concepts people will be comfortable with and actually want. “The ambient Alexa things will be things you authorize Alexa to do.”

As Alexa continues to grow, it will need to digest more kinds of customer data, including location information. When asked about protecting all that data, Thompson said: “Data privacy and security have always been fundamental to Alexa. It’s not going to work if we don’t get those right.”

Amazon used CES to tout its leadership in voice, saying there are now more than 28,000 smart home devices from more than 4,500 brands that work with Alexa. That’s up from over 20,000 and 3,500, since September. Also, more than 150 products now have Alexa built in, including headphones, thermostats, PCs, cars and light switches.

Google said it’s also working on making its Assistant more conversational and said it expanded to 80 countries in 2018, up from 14 the year earlier.

One area Thompson wasn’t as bullish about was creating an Alexa-enabled phone, despite rumors that crop up every now and then that the company will eventually build a second Fire Phone. The original, which came out in 2014, flopped within months. “I don’t know if it’ll be a big focus for us,” Thompson said. Instead, he said, Amazon is happy with its current Alexa phone app.


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Worldwide, Alexa is in about 51 million smart speakers, while Google is in about 24 million, according to IHS Markit. But thanks to the global popularity of Google’s Android operating system, Google is expected to overtake Amazon by 2023, according to researchers at both Canalys and IHS Markit. Granted, four years is a very long time in the tech industry, so a lot could happen before then.

“It’s just a matter of time,” said Blake Kozak, an IHS Markit smart home analyst.

As Amazon fights to remain the market leader, its push to bring Alexa to even more products may start to become a liability.

“Alexa, in a way has almost been too successful,” Narcotta, from Strategy Analytics, said. “Go on Amazon and search for smart light bulbs. You’re completely overwhelmed.”

To ease more people into the Alexa world, he suggested Amazon create more gadgets with Alexa built in to bring the voice assistant to more parts of the home. The company should also develop more products that are dead simple to set up at home, getting rid of a major headache for smart home devices, he said. Amazon introduced Wi-Fi Simple Setup in September to alleviate this issue, but the feature is just getting started.

Bring out your devs

Amazon’s work to draw in more Alexa acolytes continued this week in Chattanooga, Tennessee, far from the bright lights of Las Vegas. That’s where Paul Cutsinger, an Alexa exec who works with developers to design new skills, spoke to about 150 voice enthusiasts at the VoiceFirst.fm Alexa Conference.

His job: Help them help Alexa. Amazon, after all, has created thousands of places for Alexa to live, but those devices aren’t worth much without useful software from independent developers.

“I really believe it’s the indies of the world who make things happen,” he told the crowd. “They make it happen in music, they make it happen in movies, they make it happen on mobile.”

This year, he added, Amazon will begin to offer Alexa developer certification courses, complete with an exam. Those who pass get the developer equivalent of a blue “verified” checkmark on their CV.

One recurring theme in Chattanooga came from speakers in health care, gaming and storytelling with sights set on Alexa. All of them see voice as a legitimate new platform, and all of them want in.

“We’re going to constantly push back the frontier as we see it,” said Nolan Bushnell, who founded Atari and now makes interactive Alexa board games. “Look for new things, weird things.”

Ken Sakal, CEO of health care startup Vohesu and a panelist at the conference, talked about developing an Alexa skill for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, who have a hard time using their fingers. “It first shows up in hands and feet, so spending time on a keyboard can be difficult,” Sakal said.

“With patients with chronic diseases, a big challenge is depression,” he added. “That’s a use case that we’re actively working on.” A fellow panelist from the Mayo Clinic, which offers an Alexa first-aid skill, nodded knowingly as he spoke.

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One room over, restaurateur and Monkey Group President Mo Asgari pointed out that while most takeout and catering orders happen via mobile, people still prefer placing their orders with a phone call. That could turn into a new opportunity for Alexa, which can already take orders for Domino’s, Denny’s and Starbucks. Google is also working in this area, creating human-like bot called Duplex that can make appointments and reservations on your behalf.

“People like to talk,” he told a room of developers as they typed away at their laptops. “They like to be very specific about their order.”

Much of this potential has yet to materialize, but Amazon hopes that a well-motivated army of developers can make it happen.

Back in Las Vegas, Amazon’s team there was hoping it, too, could encourage even more hardware makers to build stuff for Alexa, ensuring that the voice assistant keeps expanding rapidly this year. Amazon’s Daniel mentioned how Amazon came out with about a dozen new products last fall, but its Alexa partners came out with 100.

“We’re at a tipping point,” she said.

Ben Fox Rubin reporting from Las Vegas. Ry Crist reporting from Chattanooga.

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Global Wireless Intercoms Market Outlook 2017-2026: Rising Need for Strong Security Solutions & High Growth in Emerging Economies

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The “Wireless Intercoms – Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Global Wireless Intercoms Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.9% during the forecast period

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The “Wireless Intercoms – Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Global Wireless Intercoms Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.9% during the forecast period

Some of the key factors responsible for the market growth include increasing demand for Wi-Fi-based wireless intercom, rising need for strong security solutions, high growth in emerging economies and modernization of infrastructure. However, the possibility of interference from other competitors is hindering the market growth.

A wireless intercom allows wireless transfer of audio signals among a base station and end terminals in any application. Therefore, it has one base station and multiple belts packs or substations. It provides multiple, dual and single channels for communication through which the belt packs are connected to one another. In addition, these belt packs communicate with one another through the base station. wireless intercom systems it have a base station connected with digital, analog, or IP-based communication medium in order to connect with other intercom systems.

Based on Application, Security and Surveillance segment commanded significant market share during predicted period. The rising crime rate has increased the concerns over security among people, leading to the growing demand for robust security solutions. Amongst geography, Asia Pacific is anticipated to dominate the global market during the forecast period. Due to rising number of commercial infrastructure, special economic zones (SEZs) and industrial complexes due to rapid industrialization.

What the report offers:

Market share assessments for the regional and country level segments Market share analysis of the top industry players Strategic recommendations for the new entrants Market forecasts for a minimum of 9 years of all the mentioned segments, sub segments and the regional markets Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations) Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

Key Topics Covered:

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Technology Analysis
3.7 Application Analysis
3.8 End User Analysis
3.9 Emerging Markets
3.10 Futuristic Market Scenario

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Wireless Intercoms Market, By Type
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Video Intercoms
5.3 Outdoor Intercoms
5.4 Portable Intercoms

6 Global Wireless Intercoms Market, By Technology
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Radio Frequency
6.2.1 RF Bands
6.2.1.1 823 MHz – 866 MHz
6.2.1.2 721 MHz – 760 MHz
6.2.1.3 640 MHz – 680 MHz
6.2.1.4 Other RF Bands
6.2.2 RF Channel
6.2.2.1 Multi
6.2.2.2 Dual
6.2.2.3 Single
6.3 Wi-Fi Band
6.3.1 6 GHz
6.3.2 4 GHz
6.3.3 8 GHz

7 Global Wireless Intercoms Market, By Application
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Transportation and Logistics
7.3 Security and Surveillance
7.4 Hospitality
7.5 Event Management
7.6 Retail
7.7 Other Applications

8 Global Wireless Intercoms Market, By End User
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Commercial
8.3 Enterprise
8.3.1 Large Enterprises
8.3.2 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
8.4 Other End-use Sectors

9 Global Wireless Intercoms Market, By Geography
9.1 Introduction
9.2 North America
9.2.1 US
9.2.2 Canada
9.2.3 Mexico
9.3 Europe
9.3.1 Germany
9.3.2 UK
9.3.3 Italy
9.3.4 France
9.3.5 Spain
9.3.6 Rest of Europe
9.4 Asia Pacific
9.4.1 Japan
9.4.2 China
9.4.3 India
9.4.4 Australia
9.4.5 New Zealand
9.4.6 South Korea
9.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
9.5 South America
9.5.1 Argentina
9.5.2 Brazil
9.5.3 Chile
9.5.4 Rest of South America
9.6 Middle East & Africa
9.6.1 Saudi Arabia
9.6.2 UAE
9.6.3 Qatar
9.6.4 South Africa
9.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

10 Key Developments
10.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
10.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
10.3 New Product Launch
10.4 Expansions
10.5 Other Key Strategies

11 Company Profiling
11.1 Riedel Communications GmbH & Co. KG
11.2 Zenitel NV
11.3 RTS Intercom Systems
11.4 Motorola Solutions Inc.
11.5 Clear-Com, LLC
11.6 Aiphone Co Ltd
11.7 Telephonics Corporation
11.8 Commend International GmbH
11.9 Panasonic Corporation
11.10 Sena Technologies Inc.
11.11 Sepura plc
11.12 Kenwood Corporation
11.13 Tait Communications
11.14 Cobra Group
11.15 Icom Inc

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HONOR connaît une forte croissance malgré un ralentissement mondial du secteur d’activité

Le lancement mondial de HONOR View20 aura lieu à Paris, le 22 janvier. Le produit phare incarne les dernières innovations et la créativité de HONOR. Depuis sa création, HONOR marque son temps sur tous les fronts, guidant la révolution des smartphones en matière d’intelligence artificielle (IA), de performance et de conception de produits.

Le lancement mondial de HONOR View20 aura lieu à Paris, le 22 janvier. Le produit phare incarne les dernières innovations et la créativité de HONOR. Depuis sa création, HONOR marque son temps sur tous les fronts, guidant la révolution des smartphones en matière d’intelligence artificielle (IA), de performance et de conception de produits.

HONOR évolue vers l’IA

L’IA est et restera le plus grand facteur de changement du secteur. Selon une étude menée par PwC[ii], l’IA devrait contribuer jusqu’à 15 700 milliards d’USD à l’économie mondiale en 2030. Percevant cette tendance lourde, HONOR a récemment lancé la toute dernière caméra IA pour smartphone, pour l’appareil HONOR View20. Le dispositif exploite la puissance de calcul de l’IA et la puissance de traitement graphique qu’offre le jeu de puces Kirin 980 à double ISP et double NPU, faisant la synthèse des multiples photos prises par la caméra arrière de 48 Mpx (alimentée par le capteur Sony IMX586) et créant une image d’IA haute définition de 48 MPx.

D’année en année, HONOR éblouit le monde avec toute une série de percées technologiques en matière d’IA. En décembre 2016, HONOR a lancé HONOR Magic, le premier téléphone du secteur à disposer d’un système d’IA « Magic Live » dans un smartphone, pour vérifier l’écosystème et apprendre à collaborer avec les entreprises et à les aider à concevoir des applications pour le nuage. Un an plus tard, HONOR est passé à la vitesse supérieure et a intégré un jeu de puces d’IA, le Kirin 970, dans l’appareil HONOR View 10, permettant une reconnaissance de l’environnement puissante et des capacités d’autoapprentissage. Équipé lui aussi du Kirin 970, HONOR 10 est doté d’une caméra d’IA 2.0 à double objectif et d’une technologie de segmentation sémantique d’image, pouvant reconnaître, en temps réel, plus de 500 cas de figure dans 22 catégories.

L’évolution des performances de HONOR

HONOR propose en permanence des mises à jour matérielles et logicielles révolutionnaires sur ses smartphones, pour assurer aux utilisateurs des performances homogènes. HONOR a équipé la dernière version de HONOR View20 avec Link Turbo, qui fait appel à l’IA et au big data pour analyser automatiquement les habitudes d’utilisation des utilisateurs et les conditions du réseau. Cela leur permet de passer de façon fluide d’un réseau Wi-Fi à un réseau 4G et inversement et d’augmenter la vitesse de téléchargement en adoptant les deux réseaux simultanément.

En outre, HONOR a lancé l’année dernière une série de technologies haut de gamme. Le GPU Turbo, lancé en juin 2018, est une solution d’intégration matérielle et logicielle révolutionnaire augmentant spectaculairement la puissance de traitement graphique de 60 %, tout en réduisant de 30 % la consommation d’énergie du système sur une puce. HONOR a également lancé un système de refroidissement par liquide, équipé d’une conception thermique à neuf couches et d’une conduite de refroidissement par liquide digne d’un PC. Il augmente de 41 % la dissipation thermique et réduit jusqu’à 10 degrés Celsius la température du processeur du combiné.

L’évolution de HONOR dans la conception des produits

HONOR donne la priorité aux aspects fonctionnel comme esthétique lorsqu’il conçoit ses produits. HONOR View20 combine parfaitement les deux. HONOR View20 est équipé de la toute nouvelle technologie d’écran HONOR, All-View Display, doté d’une caméra frontale de conception unique au monde et d’un gradient de couleurs vives et dynamiques en forme de V, grâce à la nanolithographie.

HONOR mène la course à l’affichage plein écran depuis le tout début, adoptant un écran 18:9 sur toute la surface pour les appareils HONOR 7X et HONOR View10, en 2017. Dans la foulée, HONOR a lancé HONOR 10 avec écran comportant une encoche, ce qui élargit davantage encore la surface d’affichage.

HONOR est le numéro un en matière d’élégance des smartphones, introduisant des éléments de couleurs dans les smartphones, avec HONOR 8 bleu saphir en 2016 et HONOR 9 gris glacier en 2017. Par la suite, HONOR est allé au-delà de l’uniformité chromatique en lançant HONOR 10 et HONOR 10 Lite, qui arborent des dégradés de couleurs, toujours changeantes et fluides et HONOR 8X, qui présente une double texture.

À propos de HONOR

HONOR est l’une des principales e-marques de smartphones. La marque a été créée afin de répondre aux besoins de la génération numérique, grâce à des produits optimisés Internet qui offrent des expériences utilisateur de premier plan, incitent à l’action, favorisent la créativité et donnent aux jeunes la possibilité de réaliser leurs rêves. Ce faisant, HONOR se démarque et met en avant son propre courage qui est de faire les choses différemment et de prendre les mesures nécessaires pour mettre à la disposition de ses clients les toutes dernières technologies et innovations.

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[ii] PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) (2018), prévisions en matière d’intelligence artificielle 2019, rapport disponible sur https://www.pwc.com/us/en/services/consulting/library/artificial-intelligence-predictions-2019.html

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Today’s best deals: $16 Bluetooth earbuds, $25 off the Amazon Echo, 4K TVs and more

We’ve scoured the top retailers to find today’s best online deals that we think are worthy of your time. The standout deals include the best-selling Amazon Echo smart speaker for $74.99, a 55-inch 4K Smart TV for $289.99, and the Amazon’s Choice Conico Wi-Fi Smart Power Strip for $26.99.

We’ve scoured the top retailers to find today’s best online deals that we think are worthy of your time. The standout deals include the best-selling Amazon Echo smart speaker for $74.99, a 55-inch 4K Smart TV for $289.99, and the Amazon’s Choice Conico Wi-Fi Smart Power Strip for $26.99.

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Pixel 3: 10 settings to change right away – CNET

Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have a lot to like. They’re fast, have incredible displays, and the camera is simply amazing.

With Android Pie 9.0 on each device, there are some settings and features that you’ll surely want to tweak as you set up and begin using your phone.

Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have a lot to like. They’re fast, have incredible displays, and the camera is simply amazing.

With Android Pie 9.0 on each device, there are some settings and features that you’ll surely want to tweak as you set up and begin using your phone. Here are ten such settings you should change right away.

Lockdown

Lockdown is a feature that will disable the fingerprint sensor on your phone should you find yourself in a less-than-ideal situation. Once you trigger Lockdown, the phone immediately locks and the only way to unlock it is to enter your passcode.

You’ll first need to enable Lockdown by going to Settings > Security & location > Lock screen preferences > Show Lockdown option. With Lockdown enabled, trigger it by holding in the power button and selecting Lockdown from the popup.


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Wind Down

Digital Wellbeing keeps track of how many notifications you receive in a day, the number of times you pick up or unlock your phone, and how much time you spend in various apps on your phone.

Once you get over the amount of time you spend in Facebook or watching YouTube, enable Wind Down. This feature will put your phone’s display in grayscale mode and enable Do Not Disturb. Trust me, when you start looking at Instagram in black and white, you want to put your phone down — and fast.

Where to go: Settings > Digital Wellbeing > Wind Down. In Wind Down’s settings you can also tailor how the feature works, including when the feature turns on/off, and whether or not you want grayscale and DND to activate during that time.

Active Edge

You can still squeeze the sides of either Pixel 3 model to summon Google Assistant if you’re into that kind of thing. If you find yourself accidentally triggering Assistant, you can change the amount of pressure required to trigger the feature, or turn it off altogether.

Where to go: Settings > System > Gestures > Active edge.

Flip to Shhh

One of my favorite features of the Pixel 3 is the ability to turn on DND and silence the phone just by placing it face down on a table or desk. To enable the feature go to Settings > System > Gestures > Flip toShhh. It will admittedly take you some time to get used to the idea that your phone is silenced when you place it face down — and you may miss a phone call or two. But eventually you’ll get the hang of it and find it to be a useful feature.

Ambient display

When your Pixel ($330 at Amazon) is sitting idle, an always-on display feature called Ambient Display is used. Ambient Display shows you the current time, pending notifications, the weather, and even what song is playing via the Now Playing feature.

If you’d rather not use the Ambient Display, or you want to modify how it works, head to the Settings app to customize your experience.

Where to go: Settings > Display > Advanced > Ambient display.

Now Playing

When music is playing around you — in a coffee shop, for example — the song name and artist will show up along the bottom of your phone’s ambient display. The Pixel 3 will identify songs without ever sending any data to Google.

Google updated Now Playing to keep a history of what it identifies, making it easy to go back and find a song you liked on your preferred streaming service. You can enable Now Playing and create a shortcut to its history in the Settings app.

Where to go: Settings > Sound > Now Playing.

Fingerprint gesture

The fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone can be used as a trackpad of sorts. Specifically, you can enable the sensor to use a swipe down across the sensor as a gesture to pull down the notification shade, revealing any pending alerts you may have.

Enable or disable the feature to fit your preference.

Where to go: Settings > System > Gestures > Swipe fingerprint for notifications.

Enable Wi-Fi Calling

Wi-Fi Calling is a handy feature if you’re in an area with poor reception. This year, it seems, more carriers are supporting Wi-Fi calling on the Pixel 3 line. For example, the Pixel 2 ($649 at Google Store) with an AT&T SIM card lacked Wi-Fi calling. However, a Pixel 3 XL with the same AT&T SIM now lists Wi-Fi Calling as an option.

Where to go: Settings > Network & internet > Mobile network > Advanced > Wi-Fi calling.

Adjust display to your liking

Last year’s Pixel 2 XL ($849 at Google Store) took a lot of heat for its display and its quality of colors. Google eventually added display color options, and for the most part, the complaints stopped.

With the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the displays are nearly perfect. However, you can still adjust the color saturation to your liking. You have three options: Natural, Boosted and Adaptive. The Pixel 3 ships with “Adaptive” set as the default.

Where to go: Settings > Display > Advanced > Colors. There you can pick from Natural, Boosted or Adapative. As you change each setting, a preview is adjusted to give you a better idea of what you’ll see.

Smart Storage

Double-check that Smart Storage is enabled on your Pixel 3 after it’s set up. Smart Storage analyzes which files, apps, photos and videos you use, and then can proactively (or on demand) suggest things to delete when your device starts to run out of storage space.

Where to go: Settings > Storage > Smart Storage.

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Best travel camera 2019: 10 compact models perfect for your vacation

Packing big zooms into small bodies, here’s our pick of the best travel cameras you can buy right now.

While most smartphone cameras are fine for general snaps, they simply won’t do justice to the things you see and experience when you’re on your travels On the other hand, carrying a bulky DSLR is just too much of a hassle for a lot of people.

Packing big zooms into small bodies, here’s our pick of the best travel cameras you can buy right now.

While most smartphone cameras are fine for general snaps, they simply won’t do justice to the things you see and experience when you’re on your travels On the other hand, carrying a bulky DSLR is just too much of a hassle for a lot of people.

This is why the ‘travel camera’ genre is so popular. These are pocket-sized compact cameras barely larger than a regular point-and-shoot model, but packing in massive 20x or 30x zoom lenses. That means you get the portability of a regular compact camera, but with much more scope for shooting different kinds of subjects. Whether you want to shoot, wide, expansive vistas or tightly cropped buildings and monuments, these cameras will let you do that.

You’re not going to get the same kind of quality you’d get from a DSLR or a mirrorless camera because the only way to make cameras with big zooms small enough to go in a pocket is to use a smaller sensor. But the picture quality is still pretty good, and perfect for sharing with friends and family, while some models now sport larger 1.0-inch sensors for improved image quality. These might not match results from a DSLR or mirrorless camera, but they’re pretty close and considerably better than pictures from your smartphone.

If you’re still not sure this is the kind of camera you need, check our step by step guide: What camera should I buy?

Alternatively, if you’re going to be by the pool or on the beach, you might want something a bit more rugged, so take a look at our best waterproof camera and best action camera guides.

Otherwise, keep reading, because here’s our list of the top travel cameras you can buy right now.

Before we take a look at our best travel camera list, we wanted to highlight an alternative that doesn’t quite fit in the travel zoom compact category, but is still worthy of consideration. The RX100 III from Sony is a couple of years old now and was originally selling for near $1,000/£1,000, but with new models (including the RX100 VI below), it’s dropped massively in price. Downsides? Well, the zoom is pretty short compared to other rivals here, but otherwise there’s a lot to like. There’s a decent 20.1MP 1-inch sensor, and while the zoom range is pretty short, it features a fast maximum aperture of f/1.8-2.8. There’s also a pop-up electronic viewfinder and 4K video, while it’s packaged in a premium, metal body. Definitely worth a look if the zoom range isn’t your main concern.

Read our in-depthSony Cyber-shot RX100 III review

Best travel cameras in 2019

With the rise of high-end compacts like the excellent Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V stealing the thunder from compact travel zooms, Panasonic’s response has been to keep the camera body about the same size as its earlier ZS/TZ-series cameras but to squeeze in a much larger sensor. We saw this with the Lumix ZS100 (known as the Lumix TZ100 outside the US), and Panasonic’s continued this with the new Lumix ZS200 / TZ200. This physically larger sensor enables much better image quality, but the slight downside though is the zoom range lens isn’t quite so extensive as some. That said, The ZS200 / TZ200 still sports a very versatile 15x zoom lens, while there’s also a handy built-in electronic viewfinder. Not only that, there’s the addition to 4K video recording and Panasonic’s 4K Photo mode to help capture 8MP images of fleeting moments. The best travel zoom compact camera available, if a little pricey.

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Until the Lumix ZS200 / TZ200 came along, the Lumix ZS100 / TZ100 was our pick of the travel zoom compacts. Like it’s newer sibling, the ZS100 / TZ100 enjoys a large 1.0-inch sensor with a decent 20.1MP resolution, but the 10x zoom is one of the shortest available. Not let that put you off though, as the Z100 / TZ100 is a brilliant camera, with a built-in electronic viewfinder, large touchscreen, 4K video, Wi-Fi image transfer and easy-to-use controls. There’s also more advanced manual features as well, including raw capture for those who like to edit their images at a latter date. It all adds up to be a powerful travel compact that should now be at an even more tempting price.

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Sony revolutionised premium compact cameras with the original RX100 as it was the pocket-sized camera to feature a large 1.0-inch sensor. However, thanks to the pretty modest zoom lenses on previous models, they haven’t really lent themselves as travel cameras. That all changes with the arrival of the RX100 VI, which packs in a decent 24-200mm zoom lens, which while shorter than a lot of rivals, features an impressive fast (variable) maximum aperture. On top of this, the RX100 VI features a stunning (if complex) autofocus system, the ability to shoot at 24fps and advanced 4K video recording. It can be a bit fiddly to use, and is expensive, but there’s certainly nothing else that can touch it when it comes to performance.

Read our in-depth Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI review

The Cyber-shot HX99 features a 30x optical zoom range (identical to that of the Lumix ZS50 / TZ70 below) and a pop-up electronic viewfinder. This can be a big bonus in the glare of harsh, bright light, when regular LCD screens can be hard to see, but the EVF in the HX99 pops up out of the body when you need it. The downside is that the resolution is a light low, but it’s certainly a handy feature to have. The 18.2MP sensor will capture better-looking photos than your smartphone can, but not by much. If you want better image quality you’ll need to look for models with 1.0-inch sensors, but you won’t find one with the same impressive 30x optical zoom. The addition of raw capture is welcome, giving you greater flexibility to tweak and adjust images post-capture though

Read our in-depth Sony Cyber-shot HX99 review

Panasonic’s ZS/TZ-series cameras kicked off the whole big-zoom travel camera genre, and they still lead the field. The Lumix ZS50 (Lumix TZ70 outside the US) might not be the newest model in the range, but with a big 30x zoom, auto and manual controls and the ability to shoot raw files – a big bonus for keen photographers who want the best quality from a small camera, there’s little to fault for the price. The Lumix ZS50 even squeezes in an electronic viewfinder. Okay, it’s not the largest EVF out there, but it can be really handy in bright light. It’s the Swiss Army Knife of travel cameras, combining convenience, quality and control. There are lots of imitators, but this is the original.

Read our in-depthPanasonic Lumix ZS50 / TZ70 review

You might be wondering why the Lumix ZS70 (Lumix TZ90 outside the US) comes lower down our list than the ZS50 / TZ70 – a camera now two generations old. The answer’s simple – the jump from a resolution to 12MP to 20MP has seen image quality actually suffer in low light thanks to the increased pixel count. That said, there’s the welcome addition of 4K video capture and a great a touchscreen interface. There’s also a really good touchscreen that now flips out from the body for selfies and built-in EVF – this could be better, but some rivals at the same price don’t even feature one at all.

Read our in-depth Panasonic Lumix ZS70 / TZ90 review

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is something of a tale of two halves. The good news is that it exhibits a fine build and is generally pleasing to use, with good response across most aspects of operation. If you want a no-nonsense camera with a broad zoom range, and most of the decision-making left to it, the SX730 HS may just be what you’re after. The flipside of this is that the PowerShot SX730 HS lacks several of the features of its rivals, despite being one of the dearest options of its kind. 4K video, touch operation, an electronic level, even the option to move the focusing point; if you want any of these you’ll have to look elsewhere.

Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot SX730 HS review

Also consider…

Going on vacation or further afield, but not fussed about size and weight? Then we’ve picked out three alternatives for you to consider – a DSLR, a mirrorless camera and a bridge camera. All have advantages over a dedicated travel zoom compact if you’re prepared to have a slightly bulkier bag. Let’s take a look…

Like the idea of an all-in-one camera with a quality sensor, but want an even longer zoom lens? Then a bridge camera is the answer and Sony’s Cyber-shot RX10 IV is the best there is. Featuring a huge 24-600mm f/2.4-4 zoom lens, the RX10 IV builds on the RX10 III with an overhauled AF system that now does justice to the rest of the camera, while the 1-inch, 20.1MP sensor is capable of achieving excellent levels of detail. Handling is very polished, feeling like a DSLR in the hand and complemented by a large and bright electronic viewfinder. That’s not forgetting the ability to capture video in 4K and shoot at up to 24fps. Impressive stuff.

Read our in-depthSony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review

Nikon’s D3500 is our favorite entry-level DSLR right now. The large 24.2MP APS-C sensor will deliver superior images to those of a travel zoom compact camera, while the 1550 battery life is brilliant if you’re on your travels. It’s fair to say it’s not loaded with features, but the D3500 is very easy to use (even if you’ve never picked-up a DSLR before) and it’s pretty compact to. While the D3500 is most often bundled with a 18-55mm kit lens, this will be pretty limiting for your travels, so you’ll want to invest in something like Tamron’s 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD superzoom lens. Thanks to the 1.5x crop factor of the APS-C sensor, this is equivalent to 27-600mm. This offers plenty of range to cover off most subjects, while you can always swap to a fast prime lens for more creative, shallow depth of field shots when on your travels.

Read our in-depthNikon D3500 review

Olympus has refined and tweaked one of our favorite mirrorless cameras to make it an even more tempting proposition for new users and enthusiasts alike. Featuring a Micro Four Thirds sensor format sensor (roughly half the area of APS-C), means image quality isn’t quite a match for APS-C rivals like the D3400, but the effect on image quality is minor and they’re still better than a travel zoom. It also means that the lenses are as compact and lightweight as the camera itself. Sporting a 5-axis image stabilization system, decent electronic viewfinder, an impressive 8.6fps burst shooting speed and 4K video, it’s no toy – the E-M10 Mark III is a properly powerful camera. Pair it with a couple of neat Micro Four Thirds lenses and you’ve got a decent little travel set-up.

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This tech for your aging parents fights isolation, boosts awareness – CNET

Tom Neumann remembers the transformation.

He was at a nursing home in Norwalk, Connecticut, last year, demoing a virtual reality platform he co-founded called Rendever. Mickey, an older woman who suffers from dementia and hadn’t talked much or smiled in weeks, gave it a try.

Tom Neumann remembers the transformation.

He was at a nursing home in Norwalk, Connecticut, last year, demoing a virtual reality platform he co-founded called Rendever. Mickey, an older woman who suffers from dementia and hadn’t talked much or smiled in weeks, gave it a try. She put on the Oculus headset and was virtually transported to a room full of puppies.

Mickey instantly lit up. She smiled and called out to the puppies and sent them kisses. Neumann recalled that she reached out as if to pet them, making her caregiver tear up.

“This is absolutely unbelievable,” Mickey said as she looked around in awe, a smile plastered to her face. “I can almost feel them.”

Seniors may not be the first demographic that comes to mind when you think of VR. The technology, which uses a headset to trick the eyes and brain into thinking you’re in a virtual location, has commonly been used for gaming. But it’s hoped that VR, along with other tech like artificial intelligence, robots and motion sensors, can help seniors feel less isolated and, in some cases, live independently for longer. Several of these technologies were on display last week at CES, the mega tech show held in Las Vegas.

Innovations geared toward older audiences could prove to be helpful for aging Baby Boomers, the last of whom will turn 65 by 2030, according to the Institute on Aging. By then, older Americans will make up 20 percent of the population. Add to this the fact that, according to AARP, nearly 90 percent of adults age 65 and up want to stay in their current home and community as they age, and it’s no surprise companies are catering to this older demographic.

“When it comes to innovation, it’s easy to chase the ‘early adopter’ market — those who rush to buy the latest gadget and who tend to be younger, more affluent adults,” says Forrester analyst Jennifer Wise. But as companies realize there’s demand from older audiences for many emerging technologies, they’re more likely to pay attention to those groups.

A virtual escape

For some aging adults, especially those in nursing homes, VR platforms like Rendever could help address isolation, lack of mobility and depression, says Neumann, who also serves as Rendever’s chief technology officer. Using an Oculus Go headset and a Samsung Galaxy Tab A10, patients and caregivers can choose nearly any location in the world — say, Machu Picchu, someone’s childhood home or the top of the Eiffel Tower — and take a virtual visit.

“When someone moves into a [senior] community, often their world shrinks,” Neumann says. “They can’t return to the places that are important to them. They may not be able to do the things they love or be there for important moments in the lives of people they care about. With VR, we can open up the world again.”

Multiple VR headsets can be synchronized so that a group of people can go on a virtual journey together. The platform can also be used for more personal experiences. If someone can’t make it to a granddaughter’s wedding in the Dominican Republic, for example, a relative could use a VR camera from the company to film the event and upload it to Rendever’s web portal for viewing through a headset.

Rendever is geared toward senior living communities, but the company worked with AARP to develop a consumer-facing platform called Alcove, which launched during CES. Alcove also lets users virtually travel almost anywhere in the world, in addition to letting multiple people watch videos and play games together. The app is available for early access on Oculus Go.

Medication assistance

Taking medications can be a challenge for many older adults. Around half of the prescriptions filled in the US each year are taken incorrectly, especially in regard to timing, dosage, frequency and duration, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A small white countertop device with a round face and blinking blue eyes, called Pillo, may be able to help.

Pillo, which was on display at CES, serves as both an automated pill dispenser and a voice-activated home health companion. When it’s time for someone to take their meds, Pillo will alert them with a ping and then use face detection to make sure they’re the right person before dispensing the pills. (Alternatively, people can type in a PIN code on the touchscreen device.) Patients can also indicate by tapping on the screen whether they’ll accept the medication or want to postpone taking their meds for, say, an hour.

If a patient misses a dose, Pillo will notify a caregiver or family member through an accompanying app, free on Android and iOS, so they can check in via video call. Caregivers can also set up push notifications to let them know if the device has been unplugged.

Medication is stored in a wheel that pops into the back of the device. The wheel is split into different compartments for each dose, and can hold up to 28 days’ worth of medicines (or about 300 pills). Patients and caregivers can reload Pillo using an opening at the top of the device.

Pillo also serves as a smart speaker. Users can tell Pillo to set an alarm, ask about the weather or inquire about the number of calories in an apple. The company has a partnership with Microsoft and uses the tech giant’s technology to power Pillo’s search engine. Patients can also ask when their next dose is, if they’ve already taken their meds or how many pills are left in the device.

People have asked Pillo questions like, “Did you dream last night?” or “What color are your eyes?” says product manager Paige Baeder.

“It makes you realize that people feel alone, and they need a device because they don’t have a human around them,” Baeder says.

Pillo sells for $499, plus a $40 monthly subscription fee. That fee is waived for the first 12 months for customers who purchase Pillo this year.

The company has been selling the product directly to consumers through its website, but its goal is to focus on selling to payers, providers and hospital systems. The company white-labeled Pillo with Black & Decker, which renamed the product “Pria.” Black & Decker plans to start selling Pria in retail locations such as CVS, Walmart and Amazon sometime around March.

Noninvasive monitoring

In-home cameras are one way to monitor senior citizens living independently, but recording their every move can be invasive. One company offering an alternative option is Sensorscall, which developed an AI device that plugs in to a wall outlet to monitor movement, activity levels and air quality.

The device, called CareAlert, uses sensors to measure activity and is designed to learn people’s daily patterns, such as when they go to bed and how often they get up at night. The device will ping caregivers if there’re any irregularities, like if someone gets up several times in the middle of the night or spends more time than usual in the bathroom. Those alerts can be sent through an accompanying app or via text.

CareAlert, which was shown off at CES, also has a sound sensor that won’t recognize voices but can identify sounds like flushing, turning on the shower, or opening and closing a door. If someone isn’t flushing enough, for example, that could mean they aren’t drinking enough fluids and may be dehydrated. If the device hears a thud and there’s no motion for about five minutes, it’ll alert a caregiver about a potential fall.

Caregivers can use the CareAlert device as a two-way speaker to check whether someone is OK. They can also record voice reminders for a person to take medications and schedule those to play through the device at certain times during the day.

CareAlert will be available to beta customers in February for $99 per device. The company recommends users install at least three devices per home in high-traffic areas like the bathroom, kitchen and bedroom. There will also be a yearly subscription of around $149 to cover software updates. The subscription is free for the first year.

UK smart home company Centrica Hive rolled out a similar system called Hive Link in the UK last month, with plans to bring it to market in the US later this year. The company displayed the system at CES.

Hive Link uses sensors backed by AI algorithms that learn someone’s daily patterns and routines. Caregivers can check a person’s activity log on the Hive app. If anything out of the ordinary happens — say, mom doesn’t wake up at her usual time of 8 a.m. — the caregiver will get a push notification, email or text.

Hive Link uses a combination of motion sensors, window and door sensors, and smart plugs installed on regularly used appliances like coffee makers or TVs. Together, these products can indicate whether someone has been up and about as usual based on their activity and movement — for example, if they’ve made their morning coffee or opened the fridge recently. As with CareAlert, there are no cameras involved. In the UK, Hive Link costs £149, in addition to a £15 monthly fee. US pricing hasn’t yet been determined.

“It’s a very difficult conversation to have with mom, [to say]: ‘I want to put some things inside your home so we can make sure you’re alright.'” says John Gutch, global product lead for Centrica Hive. “The key part of that is making it noninvasive.”

The goal of these innovations is to make people’s lives simpler and more enjoyable — whether through medicating properly or monitoring, or by simply bringing a smile to someone’s face with VR.

“Seniors can stay independent longer than previous generations thanks to many new products that help keep them safe, healthy and active,” says Karen Panetta, IEEE fellow and dean of graduate education for the Tufts University School of Engineering. “As this tech-savvy generation ages, they’ll expect more high tech to assist them and their aging parents in every aspect of their daily routines.”

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10 YouTube channels that will get you into shape this year – CNET

Whether you don’t have the money for a trainer, or just don’t have time for the gym, you can still get a quality workout anywhere you are thanks to YouTube.

Whether you don’t have the money for a trainer, or just don’t have time for the gym, you can still get a quality workout anywhere you are thanks to YouTube.

YouTubefitness channels are the new workout DVD. The videos are free to watch, easily to pull up any place you have a Wi-Fi connection and offer a huge variety of exercises, from aerobics and pilates to bootcamp and boxing. Here are 10 of the best fitness channels on YouTube.

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The Fitness Marshall

If you’re like me and hate working out, then The Fitness Marshall may be your answer. Fitness guru Caleb Marshall combines hit pop songs — like “Heat” by Kelly Clarkson and “Pony” by Ginuwine — with dance moves that help you break a sweat and have fun doing it.

Unlike other dance workout videos, the Marshall makes the moves easy for the less coordinated (like me!) and peppers in humor to make you laugh while you sweat. The best part is his backup crew, which includes people of different shapes, sizes and ethnicities.

Popsugar Fitness

No matter where you are on your fitness journey, you’ll find a good cardio workout on the Popsugar Fitness channel. It is divided up into categories so you can find just what you’re looking for — including 30-minute workouts, workouts for beginners and targeted workouts for your abs and butt.

If you don’t have weights, exercise bands or any other equipment, you’re still covered. Just scroll down to the No-Equipment Cardio Workout section.

Blogilates

No list of YouTube fitness channels is complete without Blogilates. This widely popular channel has close to 4.5 million subscribers and focuses on POP Pilates, PIIT28 and Bootcamp Sculpting. If you have no clue what those are, don’t worry. You don’t need to understand it to enjoy these workouts.

Certified fitness instructor Cassey Ho’s friendly demeanor makes laying on a mat and working your core, legs, arms and butt almost enjoyable.

What I like about this channel is it has workout series and challenges that you can follow throughout the week to keep you motivated. The series are based around themes. Check out the Bridal Bootcamp, Apartment Friendly and Celebrity Workouts.

Yoga With Adriene

If you like your trainers down-to-earth and relatable, there’s no better yoga trainer than Adriene Mishler of Yoga With Adriene. Here calming voice and chill disposition will charm you before you even hit the mat. That’s not just my opinion — she’s amassed more than 4 million subscribers.

In addition to her awesome personality, Adriene’s channel includes yoga workouts for, well, just about anything. You’ll find workouts for relaxing, helping sciatica pain, burning fat, easing anxiety and depression and curing a hangover. There are even workouts for horse riders and couch potatoes.

HASfit

If getting strong and lean is on your to-do list, then you’ll find the HASfit (Heart And Soul fit) channel super useful. It includes strength training workouts — with or without dumbbells — along with low- and high-impact exercise routines.

The massive variety on this channel is hard to beat. They have over 1,000 free workout routines, plus complete 30- to 90-day fitness programs that include meal planning, workouts, tips and more.

FitnessBlender

FitnessBlender is a husband and wife run channel that specializes in exercises for busy people. Daniel and Kelli have put together over 500 workouts, and most of them are designed to be quick. You can find workouts for just the amount of time you have available, from 5 to 45 minutes.

If you’re a dog lover, don’t miss this channel’s puppy workout. You’ll learn how to do puppy squats, puppy deadlifts, puppy curls and more. All you need is a puppy.

NateBowerFitness

Boxing is an a fantastic way to break a sweat while releasing pent-up stress. Nate Bower, a certified boxing instructor and competitive athlete, shows you how to get started with boxing on his fitness channel, NateBowerFitness. Then he shows you how to crank up the intensity in 20-minute videos.

Most YouTube channels only have boxing videos for exercise routines you can do at the gym. What I really like about this channel is that there are home workouts. You just need an open space and maybe a friend with some pads.

Leslie Sansone’s Walk at Home

Walking is a low-impact exercise that almost anyone can do. If you’re stuck inside, the Leslie Sansone’s Walk at Home channel is a good place to get a walking workout without a treadmill.

I highly recommend trying the channel’s walk party. It’s fun, upbeat and I bet you’ll even smile a couple of times while you exercise.

Roberta’s Gym

Think of Roberta’s Gym as the Alexa of exercising. This animated trainer doesn’t really have a personality, but her on-screen timers and rep counters help you keep track of what you’re doing better than any humanoid.

This channel also has daily workouts and challenges, like the 30 Day Weight Loss Challenge. New videos are released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to keep things fresh.

Les Mills’ exercise videos not only give you a great workout, they also teach you real dance moves you can take to the club. It’s pretty motivating to know you’re not only getting ripped but you’re also learning an actual skill you can use in the real world.

If you’re not into dancing, don’t worry. The channel includes other types of workouts, including BodyPump, which uses light-to-moderate weights to strengthen muscle, and Barre, which is based on exercises ballerinas use to get into shape.


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