FirstBuild launches Pique, a faster cold brew coffee maker for the home

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GE’s gadget invention partner FirstBuild is launching a cold brew coffee maker for the home called Pique.
Coffee has turned from daily routine into somewhat of an art form in the last few years with drip makers, French press, single-serve cups, pour-over and an endless supply of the latest hi-tech machines that will whip up any bean-flavored concoction to your liking.
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Acer shows off a rugged new Chromebook for work and a whole bunch of new notebooks

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Acer hit the stage a small event in the shadow of Manhattan’s One World Trade to show off some notebooks, notebooks and also some notebooks. Oh, and one more thing: notebooks, notebooks, and notebooks (also there were some notebooks). The star notebook amongst the notebooky notebooks is the company’s latest take on the Chromebook — the straightforwardly-named Chromebook 14… Read More

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Acer’s Xplova X5 biking computer has a built-in camera that records when the rider’s heart rate increases

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The latest version of the Acer-owned Xplova biking computer brings a few cool new tricks to the table. Chief among them, is the inclusion of the of a wide-screen on-board camera that offers up a little bit of GoPro-style recording to the table. Far and away the coolest bit here is the ability to set different recording triggers, so the Xplova X5 doesn’t record every single second of… Read More

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Here are some great improvements that should be in iOS 10

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Let’s be honest, most concept videos suck. They show you an imaginary device that looks nothing like the final product and defy the laws of physics. But some software concept videos tick all the right boxes, like this one from MacStories.
Federico Viticci and Sam Beckett teamed up to create the following iOS 10 concept video. It’s a beautified wish list for the upcoming release of iOS. Read More

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Review: Curb, energy monitoring for an entire home

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My kids don’t turn off the damn lights. Ever. And now, with Curb, I have a new way to see when they leave on their lights. All I have to do is look at an app. This is the future of parenting — and, well, energy monitoring. Curb is a comprehensive household energy monitoring system. The system monitors the entire home by using sensors installed in the circuit breaker. For many… Read More

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