We put a pair of smart-ass ceiling fans in the CNET Smart Home – CNET

We’ve spent an awful lot of time fiddling with the thermostats in the CNET Smart Home, and with good reason: climate control is one of the most popular points of focus in today’s connected living space.

We’ve spent an awful lot of time fiddling with the thermostats in the CNET Smart Home, and with good reason: climate control is one of the most popular points of focus in today’s connected living space.

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IDRA and ESPN Announce Drone Racing International Media Distribution Partnership

“Drone racing gives anyone the ability to fly like a superhero,” says Dr. Scot Refsland, Chairman of the IDRA. “Because everyone can experience the thrill of racing as if they were sitting in the drone cockpit, the sport is skyrocketing.

“Drone racing gives anyone the ability to fly like a superhero,” says Dr. Scot Refsland, Chairman of the IDRA. “Because everyone can experience the thrill of racing as if they were sitting in the drone cockpit, the sport is skyrocketing. To go from a first ever, US national drone race to partnering with ESPN for international distribution in eight months is truly a sign of great things ahead.”

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Tokyo hotel apologizes in advance of minute-long Internet disruption

We all live in fear of the Internet going down, whether it be via a government kill switch or a nefarious hacking group.

The operators of one swanky hotel in Japan understand the public’s unease, and have taken pains to assure patrons that really, the Internet will only be inaccessible from the facility for 1 minute, and at 4AM at that.

We all live in fear of the Internet going down, whether it be via a government kill switch or a nefarious hacking group.

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Review: Updated: Samsung Galaxy S7

Introduction and design

The Samsung Galaxy S7 finds itself in a slightly tricky situation. Samsung needed a big win from the Galaxy S6 in 2015, which it got after reinventing the design of its flagship smartphone, but you’re not going to get the same degree of evolution again just a year later.

Introduction and design

The Samsung Galaxy S7 finds itself in a slightly tricky situation. Samsung needed a big win from the Galaxy S6 in 2015, which it got after reinventing the design of its flagship smartphone, but you’re not going to get the same degree of evolution again just a year later.

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Amazon Kindle Oasis Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

Every couple of years Amazon introduces a new Kindle e-ink e-reader that’s smaller, lighter and faster. But with the arrival of the Kindle Oasis, Amazon’s thinnest and lightest e-reader ever, the e-reading pioneer may have to add a new adjective to the list: pricier.

Every couple of years Amazon introduces a new Kindle e-ink e-reader that’s smaller, lighter and faster. But with the arrival of the Kindle Oasis, Amazon’s thinnest and lightest e-reader ever, the e-reading pioneer may have to add a new adjective to the list: pricier.

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Hands-on review: Toshiba Portege Z30-C-125

2016 has been a tumultuous year for Toshiba. It will be remembered as the year when the Japanese company made the decision to abandon the consumer laptop market and focus exclusively on the B2B market.

2016 has been a tumultuous year for Toshiba. It will be remembered as the year when the Japanese company made the decision to abandon the consumer laptop market and focus exclusively on the B2B market. For business users however, that’s not a great loss as the Satellite Pro, Portege and Tecra ranges are expected to stay around.

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Review: UPDATED: Roku Streaming Stick

Update: Roku Streaming Stick is getting a hardware refresh in 2016. The new, smaller device has a quad-core processor and an 802.11n Wi-Fi antenna capable of streaming data at 600Mbps. The smaller version of the Stick is available now and we plan on updating this review after we’ve spent some time with it.

Update: Roku Streaming Stick is getting a hardware refresh in 2016. The new, smaller device has a quad-core processor and an 802.11n Wi-Fi antenna capable of streaming data at 600Mbps. The smaller version of the Stick is available now and we plan on updating this review after we’ve spent some time with it.

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This truly is a ‘Handy’ phone (and every country should have it) – CNET

A hairline crack, a cheap orange case, slow data speeds. While tooling around Hong Kong, nothing could be dearer to me than a particular phone that in most other circumstances would earn my disdain.

A hairline crack, a cheap orange case, slow data speeds. While tooling around Hong Kong, nothing could be dearer to me than a particular phone that in most other circumstances would earn my disdain.

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Review: Sony Alpha A68

Introduction and features

Sony hasn’t produced a DSLR for almost six years now, and much of its focus has since shifted to its popular compact system cameras. It has, however, maintained its DSLR-like Single Lens Translucent (SLT) models for the benefit of those after an interchangeable-lens camera with a more traditional form factor.

Introduction and features

Sony hasn’t produced a DSLR for almost six years now, and much of its focus has since shifted to its popular compact system cameras. It has, however, maintained its DSLR-like Single Lens Translucent (SLT) models for the benefit of those after an interchangeable-lens camera with a more traditional form factor.

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2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus Release Date, Price and Specs – Roadshow

My brain picked a truly lousy day to wake up in a foul mood. And not just with any old headache, this was a real schedule-obliterator. My cerebral cortex could’ve elected to implode on any other Wednesday in April it wanted, but no, it selected a day when gravity was already working with twice its usual conviction to keep me down.

My brain picked a truly lousy day to wake up in a foul mood. And not just with any old headache, this was a real schedule-obliterator. My cerebral cortex could’ve elected to implode on any other Wednesday in April it wanted, but no, it selected a day when gravity was already working with twice its usual conviction to keep me down.

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