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Get HAL In Your Home, Powered by Amazon Alexa at werd.com

Get HAL In Your Home, Powered by Amazon Alexa

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

This replica of the interactive HAL 9000 computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey looks like the real thing and is driven by a Fire HD 10 tablet with the Amazon Echo platform built-in, giving you the power of Amazon Alexa voice assistant as well as eerie conversations with HAL himself.

SteelSeries’ Arctis Pro Series Headphones Bring 24-Bit Audio To The Game at werd.com

SteelSeries’ Arctis Pro Series Headphones Bring 24-Bit Audio To The Game

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

Created for gamers who demand the best in audio quality, namely lossless 24-bit high fidelity, SteelSeries’ Arctis Pro PC headphones plug into the “GameDAC” breakout box, an advanced DAC powered by an ESS Sabre 9018 chip. It’s a set-up sure to deliver next-level sound for gaming but will make the most of 24-bit streaming services like Tidal HiFi. A wireless version is also available.

Samsung’s New QLED 4K TVs Look Better Than Ever at werd.com

Samsung’s New QLED 4K TVs Look Better Than Ever

Posted in Tech and Television

Samsung’s new line of QLED 4K TVs feature improved color, mainly better blacks and ship with the brand’s Bixby voice assistant technology as well as a dashboard for their SmartThings smart home platform, so you can control smart home devices from your screen. They also feature an “ambient” mode that allows them to blend in with your wall.  There are 4 models in the lineup ranging in size from 49 to 82 inches.

Light Phone 2 Lets You Travel Light But Keep Connected at werd.com

Light Phone 2 Lets You Travel Light But Keep Connected

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech

The makers of Light Phone 2 know that even people who want to leave their phone at home never will. This device is for them. Us. It’s a small, lightweight 4G LTE phone with a black & white e-ink display that gives you just the essentials: basic phone functions plus notifications/messaging, a clock, and contacts. A funded Indiegogo.

TUG Provides a MagSafe Connection for Standard Outlets at werd.com

TUG Provides a MagSafe Connection for Standard Outlets

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

Inspired by Apple’s now-retired MagSafe power connector, TUG is a magnetic break-away connector that works with any power cord to protect against those inevitable & super-wack trip-on-the-cord-and-send-your-laptop-flying situations we all want to avoid. Sold as singles or in a 3-pack.

Sony’s A7 III Camera Has Arrived at werd.com

Sony’s A7 III Camera Has Arrived

Posted in Photography and Tech

Sony just introduced the most advanced and powerful camera in the A7 series. The mirrorless Sony Alpha 7 III features a 24.2 MP full-frame BSI CMOS sensor, 5-axis in-body image stabilization, 10 FPS shooting, an autofocus that’s twice as fast as the old model, and an ISO range of 100-204,800. It also shoots 4K video.

Hear Your Music & The World With Xperia Ear Duo at werd.com

Hear Your Music & The World With Xperia Ear Duo

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

Designed to keep you connected to the outside world, the wireless Ear Duo headphones from Sony offer a new kind of audio experience that let you listen to music, make calls and interact with your smart assistant, while also allowing you to hear what’s going on around you. Xperia developed this technology called a Spatial Acoustic Conductor, allowing the sound from the headphones to balance & blend with the natural sound of your environment.

Lighthouse AI Introduces Smart Security Cam at werd.com

Lighthouse AI Introduces Smart Security Cam

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Lighthouse AI is a startup that just launched its first product, the Lighthouse Cam. It’s a smart security camera that monitors your home in 1080p HD video recording a 24-hour feed that it stores for up to 30 days. It also uses 3D sensors and machine learning for facial recognition to discern between family, friends, pets and/or intruders, sending security notifications to you via the Lighthouse app.

The World’s Toughest Smartphone is a Land Rover at werd.com

The World’s Toughest Smartphone is a Land Rover

Posted in Portable and Tech

Land Rover certainly knows a thing or three about building the indestructible. Now they’ve turned that expertise to designing a smart phone—the toughest one the world has ever seen. The Land Rover Explore phone boasts a battery that last 2 days, built-in GPS, and smashproof, waterproof, & dustproof construction. There are optional accessory packs available with special features for cycling and adventure.

The $20 WyzeCam V2 is Now Even Wiser at werd.com

The $20 WyzeCam V2 is Now Even Wiser

Posted in Gadgets

The makers of the WyzeCam all-in-one 1080p HD smart home camera have given their new model, WyzeCam V2, a hardware upgrade. Changes include Motion Tagging technology which detects and outlines motion in both live stream and replay modes. It got a powerful new CMOS sensor to provide even clearer images for both day and night vision. There’s a class-K audio power amplifier and a new audio chip that significantly reduces TDD interference and EMI, and lastly, a matte finish replaces the glossy finish found on the original.

This AI Drone is So Smart, it Pilots Itself at werd.com

This AI Drone is So Smart, it Pilots Itself

Posted in Gear and Photography and Tech

Designed by a team of MIT eggheads and four years in development, Skydio’s R1 pro-grade autonomous quadcopter drone uses advanced AI for its computer vision system, giving users precision flight control without any expertise; it’s so smart, it doesn’t even come with a controller. Rather than GPS stabilization used in most drones, the RI uses 13 onboard cameras to do real-time mapping, path planning, and obstacle avoidance. All controls for the drone, including takeoff, landing and manual controls are managed through Skydio’s mobile app.

Fujifilm Introduces X-H1 with 4k Video Capability at werd.com

Fujifilm Introduces X-H1 with 4k Video Capability

Posted in Photography and Tech

The X-H1 from Fujifilm is the latest addition to the brand’s popular X Series lineup and this one is the flagship. It uses a 24-megapixel APS-C X-Trans III for image capture and features 5-axis in-body image stabilization but the real upgrades went into video function: it supports DCI 4K and Rec.2020 color gamut at a bitrate of 200Mbps. It does 1080P slow-mo at 120fps. There’s also a microphone input jack, and a built-in mic. Fujifilm also just announced 2 new X-mount cinema lenses to support this powerful new body.

McIntosh Introduces $28,000 Quad Balanced Amplifier at werd.com

McIntosh Introduces $28,000 Quad Balanced Amplifier

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

If 600-watts of premium amplification is what your sound system needs, the all-new McIntosh MC611 delivers. This high-powered quad-balanced monoblock amp will easily make the windows rattle in their frames and send pets scurrying while driving your stereo or home theater sound. McIntosh’s Autoformer output technology means that the amp’s full 600 Watts will be delivered to the speakers regardless if it has 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance, allowing it to perform to its full potential with all systems.