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The Newest Gadgets

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The consumer electronics show in Las Vegas is four months away; but companies across the pond are already giving us a sneak peek at what's to come.

The IFA, a preview of all the hot gadgets expected to hit the market just wrapped up in Europe and analysts say life is about to get even easier. For example a big item was smart refrigerators. One prototype runs Windows 10 and has apps so users can look up recipes, edit a shopping list or tune in their favorite radio station all on the door of the fridge. Another option has a door that doubles as a display for cooking shows. That way you can pull up your very own chef to talk you through whatever meal you may be whipping up.  read more »

Wearable Devices

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You are what you eat; but now what you wear is providing a lot of information as well.

At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas companies such as Samsung, Qualcomm and Sony unveiled a number of new gadgets that you can snap, fasten or buckle to your body. And to make them even more appealing these models are easier to use, have an extended battery life and tap into the powers of gestures, social networks and cloud computing.

One device is called the Fit-Bit force activity band which tracks a wearers steps, calories burned, sleep patterns and fitness level. It's just one of multiple devices designed to target people chained to a desk who are watching their waistlines.  read more »

The Christmas Season

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas; even in September.

We're a few months from the holiday season but some of the biggest electronics companies want their gadgets to appear on your shopping lists. So far we've seen the introduction of new iPhones that come in different colors, new video game players and competition is heating up among developers of smartwatches.

Samsung is releasing its $300 Galaxy Gear. The watch can be linked wirelessly to newer Samsung phones and tablets and allows you to do everything from checking your email to making phone calls all from the device worn on your wrist. The watch will be available in a few weeks in six different colors.  read more »