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2019 Ford Ranger Release Date, Price and Specs – Roadshow

Ford announced last year that it was bringing the Ford Ranger back to the US, but now at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, it’s actually showing us the truck. Not surprisingly, it doesn’t look too different from the Ranger model that is already being sold in other markets around the world, although a lot of adjustments have been made to tailor the truck to US buyers. When the Ranger makes it return, it will be available in SuperCab and SuperCrew body styles with light styling revisions. To help toughen up…

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2019 Ford Edge Release Date, Price and Specs – Roadshow

The addition of the ST model is without a doubt the most noteworthy piece of news regarding the updated 2019 Ford Edge lineup. However, also important are the revisions performed the to SE, SEL and Titanium trims that account for the bulk of sales, which will also be debuting at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. Visually, all Edge cars get new front and rear fascias with a larger grille, new hood, bumpers and standard LED lighting. Front fenders and doors carryover, while the rear quarters only undergo slight changes. The…

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Science 

The 5 Best Laptops We Saw at CES 2018

Over the past several years, CES — formerly the Consumer Electronics Show — has shifted its focus from “traditional” consumer tech towards self-driving cars and Internet-connected kitchen appliances. Despite that, PC makes still showed up in droves to this year’s CES to flaunt their latest laptops, 2-in-1s, and more. Here’s a look at the five best laptops we saw at CES 2018. Dell XPS 13 Release Date: Available nowPrice: Starts at $999.99 The XPS 13’s nearly edge-to-edge screen and elegant design already made it one of our favorite Windows laptops.…

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Beauty tech lives at the intersection of self-care and self-loathing – CNET

I spent hours looking into smart mirrors at this year’s CES. I didn’t like everything I saw. Chris Monroe/CNET Devices with a focus on beauty made a large, pedicured footprint at this year’s CES tech show in Las Vegas. They typically combined a Wi-Fi connection, built-in cameras, machine learning and a dash of augmented reality to analyze various aspects of your appearance — and make recommendations about what products you need to look better.  TL;DR: Companies want to use technology to judge the hell out of you, make you feel…

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Optoma 4K projector responds to Alexa voice commands – CNET

If you want to fire up your 120-inch screen with a voice command like “Alexa, turn on the projector,” Optoma’s newest effort is at your beck and call. When it goes on sale in April for $1700, the UHD51A will be the first projector to feature direct compatibility with Amazon Alexa, from an Echo or Dot speaker for example.  It uses Alexa’s home entertainment API to enable voice control. Install Optoma’s Alexa skill, which will be available by the time the projectors launch, and the UHD51A will respond to following…

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2019 Ford Edge ST Release Date, Price and Specs – Roadshow

Ford has done a good job thrilling drivers with vehicles such as the Fiesta ST, Focus ST and RS, F-150 Raptor, Mustang GT350 and GT, but is now turning its attention to giving crossover SUV customers some performance giggles, too. The 2019 Edge ST, which makes its world debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, is the first crossover in the Ford lineup to undergo serious performance tinkering. For power, the Edge ST gets a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 with 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. That is connected to a quicker-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission that routes power to…

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These are the weirdest products at CES – CNET

Foreo’s booth of skin care horrors My Special Aflac Duck Somnox robot pillow Mitipi Kevin Spartan Radiation Underwear Myant’s Skiin smart underwear Modius headband Nanoleaf YaDoggie smart scoop Toyota’s e-Palette concept vehicle ForwardX CX-1 suitcase NeoMano robotic glove Ingenious Things Myteepi Woody Vuzix Blade Helite Hip’Air Heatworks Tetra Rokid Glass L’Oreal UV Sense Planet Computers Gemini Kolibree Magik smart toothbrush Kohler Numi Intelligent Toilet Moodo scent machine Volkswagen’s I.D. Buzz Elmer Smart Shower Yevo Bluetooth headphones The Foreo UFO There’s more offbeat tech to come at CES 2018 Prev Next…

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Blocks modular smartwatch snaps on Android Oreo and Alexa – CNET

Will Blocks make its module idea work for wearable developers looking to explore new sensors? Scott Stein/CNET Why would anyone want a modular smartwatch? Well, maybe the better question is: Who could use a modular smartwatch? A concept kicking around for years has enterprise and developers in its sights. And maybe that’s where this idea could work. Blocks, a gadget concept, has been crowdfunding and pitching its idea for years. The watch is like one of those CES ideas straight out of Central Casting. It’s a smartwatch that has novelty…

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TrackNet Tabs Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

Keep track of your stuff with TrackNet’s Tabs sensors.  Tabs Tabs from TrackNet is a smart sensor system designed to keep track of stuff you don’t want to lose, as well as monitor your home. You can currently buy the complete set of sensors on Kickstarter, starting at $229 (roughly £170/AU$290). So, what do you get for your money?   Wristband locator Object locator Motion sensor Door/window sensor “Healthy home” sensor Smart button  While Tabs sounds very similar to what companies like Trackr and Tile make, Tabs relies on a protocol called…

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Ezviz Lookout Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

The Ezviz Lookout Smart Door Viewer is supposed to tell you who’s at the front door. Ezviz A new product from security camera maker Ezviz will get to know your friends and family. The Lookout Smart Door Viewer costs $230 (or about £170 or AU$295 roughly converted. It was announced today along with the $110 ezGuard outdoor camera (£80 or AU$140). Ezviz makes affordable home security products. We first tested the Ezviz Mini, a $70 720-pixel HD camera with night vision, motion detection and local and cloud storage. At the…

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