8 innovative gadget gifts for the techie in your life

What will make the techie in your life happy over the holidays? Try these brand new gadgets that all have a high-end feature that sets them apart from the pack. We tested each one to make sure they perform according to the specs and meet the demanding needs of true geeks. 1. Kano Computer Kit … Continue reading “8 innovative gadget gifts for the techie in your life”

What will make the techie in your life happy over the holidays? Try these brand new gadgets that all have a high-end feature that sets them apart from the pack. We tested each one to make sure they perform according to the specs and meet the demanding needs of true geeks.

1. Kano Computer Kit 2017 ($150)

An innovative toy for kids over six, the Kano Computer Kit is like a Lego set for would-be engineers. You build an actual working computer, but along the way, it teaches kids about processors, memory, displays, and how to write computer code.

2. Norton Core router ($280)

Grab this high-end router — which supports speeds fast enough for 4K movies — and use it as a centerpiece in your office. Its multi-sided design makes it look like something out of “Star Wars,” but the router comes with free security software to protect any connected gadget.

3. LG OLED E7 television ($3,500)

Know this about the LG E7 television — the pixels in the OLED display create their own light. That means they can dim, brighten, and go completely black on their own. For techies, you can brag about the 4K resolution, Dolby Atmos surround-sound, and HDR color quality.

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4. Focal Clear headphones ($1,500)

My favorite headphones on the market, the Focal Clear are downright cavernous with massive “memory foam” cushions that measure 20 millimeters. As reference headphones made for audiophiles, they emanate the pristine sounds of Bjork and the pounding bass of Broods.

5. Acer AH101-D8EY Windows Mixed Reality headset ($399)

This Mixed Reality headset, at only 1.35-pounds, is light enough to wear for several hours. It works with high-end Windows computers and includes two controllers. A Sony "Ghostbusters" game in VR looked ultra-convincing; expect more high-end games and apps in 2018.

6. Google Pixelbook ($999)

Windows laptops are nice for games and photo-editing. For everything else, including a quick power-up, fast browsing, and a clear and bright touchscreen, there’s the Google Pixelbook. It’s super-light (only 2.4 pounds) and only .40-inches thin.

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7. Lenovo Jedi Challenges ($200)

Everyone who tried this headset, which requires your own high-end smartphone like the Google Pixel 2 XL, jumped and freaked-out. The kit includes a toy lightsaber and a headset. Once you load the game, you slash and dash through an authentic-looking Star Wars gameworld.

8. BioLite PizzaDome ($270)

That’s right, this outdoor wood-fired pizza oven can also charge your phone or tablet. The main cooking surface measures 13.25-inches in diameter; as you cook, you can connect to a charging pod that provides five hours of phone use after 30 minutes.

Walmart tips Cyber Monday laptop, iPhone, TV deals

If Monday rolls around and you still have presents to buy, be sure to click over to Walmart's website.

The retail giant's Cyber Monday promotion kicks off at 12 a.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 26. Walmart is promising "thousands" more Cyber Monday deals this year compared to last, along with greater availability of popular toys, electronics, and home goods.

Here's some of the hottest tech deals you'll find at Walmart this Cyber Monday:

MSI Performance Gaming Laptop 15.6-inch with Nvidia-GeForce for $799 ($200 off)Straight Talk Apple iPhone 8 Plus for $599.99 and the Straight Talk Apple iPhone 8 for $499.99 (each $99.01 off)Samsung 58-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV for $447.99 ($80 off)Polaroid 50-inch Class 4K Ultra HD (2160P) HDR Smart LED TV for $179.99 ($100 off)Dyson V6 Trigger Handheld Vacuum with Combination Tools for $99.99 ($70 off)Nerf Laser Ops Alphapoint Pro 2-Pack for $24.98 ($4.90 off)Overpowered Gaming Laptop 15-inch for $799 ($200 off)Nintendo Switch Console with Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for $299 ($59 off)Nintendo 2DS XL for $129 ($20.99 savings)Red Dead Redemption 2 PlayStation 4 + Bonus $10 Google Play eGift Card for $59.88 ($10 off)LEGO Classic Bricks on a Roll – 60th Anniversary Limited Edition for $19.99 ($5.01 off)ProForm 905 CST Treadmill with 5-inch Display, EKG HR Monitor for $699 ($150.99 off)

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    8 innovative gadget gifts for the techie in your life

    What will make the techie in your life happy over the holidays? Try these brand new gadgets that all have a high-end feature that sets them apart from the pack. We tested each one to make sure they perform according to the specs and meet the demanding needs of true geeks.

    1. Kano Computer Kit 2017 ($150)

    An innovative toy for kids over six, the Kano Computer Kit is like a Lego set for would-be engineers. You build an actual working computer, but along the way, it teaches kids about processors, memory, displays, and how to write computer code.

    2. Norton Core router ($280)

    Grab this high-end router — which supports speeds fast enough for 4K movies — and use it as a centerpiece in your office. Its multi-sided design makes it look like something out of “Star Wars,” but the router comes with free security software to protect any connected gadget.

    3. LG OLED E7 television ($3,500)

    Know this about the LG E7 television — the pixels in the OLED display create their own light. That means they can dim, brighten, and go completely black on their own. For techies, you can brag about the 4K resolution, Dolby Atmos surround-sound, and HDR color quality.

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    4. Focal Clear headphones ($1,500)

    My favorite headphones on the market, the Focal Clear are downright cavernous with massive “memory foam” cushions that measure 20 millimeters. As reference headphones made for audiophiles, they emanate the pristine sounds of Bjork and the pounding bass of Broods.

    5. Acer AH101-D8EY Windows Mixed Reality headset ($399)

    This Mixed Reality headset, at only 1.35-pounds, is light enough to wear for several hours. It works with high-end Windows computers and includes two controllers. A Sony "Ghostbusters" game in VR looked ultra-convincing; expect more high-end games and apps in 2018.

    6. Google Pixelbook ($999)

    Windows laptops are nice for games and photo-editing. For everything else, including a quick power-up, fast browsing, and a clear and bright touchscreen, there’s the Google Pixelbook. It’s super-light (only 2.4 pounds) and only .40-inches thin.

    ZTE LAUNCHES FOLDABLE DUAL-SCREEN SMARTPHONE

    7. Lenovo Jedi Challenges ($200)

    Everyone who tried this headset, which requires your own high-end smartphone like the Google Pixel 2 XL, jumped and freaked-out. The kit includes a toy lightsaber and a headset. Once you load the game, you slash and dash through an authentic-looking Star Wars gameworld.

    8. BioLite PizzaDome ($270)

    That’s right, this outdoor wood-fired pizza oven can also charge your phone or tablet. The main cooking surface measures 13.25-inches in diameter; as you cook, you can connect to a charging pod that provides five hours of phone use after 30 minutes.

    Walmart tips Cyber Monday laptop, iPhone, TV deals

    If Monday rolls around and you still have presents to buy, be sure to click over to Walmart's website.

    The retail giant's Cyber Monday promotion kicks off at 12 a.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 26. Walmart is promising "thousands" more Cyber Monday deals this year compared to last, along with greater availability of popular toys, electronics, and home goods.

    Here's some of the hottest tech deals you'll find at Walmart this Cyber Monday:

    MSI Performance Gaming Laptop 15.6-inch with Nvidia-GeForce for $799 ($200 off)Straight Talk Apple iPhone 8 Plus for $599.99 and the Straight Talk Apple iPhone 8 for $499.99 (each $99.01 off)Samsung 58-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV for $447.99 ($80 off)Polaroid 50-inch Class 4K Ultra HD (2160P) HDR Smart LED TV for $179.99 ($100 off)Dyson V6 Trigger Handheld Vacuum with Combination Tools for $99.99 ($70 off)Nerf Laser Ops Alphapoint Pro 2-Pack for $24.98 ($4.90 off)Overpowered Gaming Laptop 15-inch for $799 ($200 off)Nintendo Switch Console with Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for $299 ($59 off)Nintendo 2DS XL for $129 ($20.99 savings)Red Dead Redemption 2 PlayStation 4 + Bonus $10 Google Play eGift Card for $59.88 ($10 off)LEGO Classic Bricks on a Roll – 60th Anniversary Limited Edition for $19.99 ($5.01 off)ProForm 905 CST Treadmill with 5-inch Display, EKG HR Monitor for $699 ($150.99 off)

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  • Besides that, Walmart will have Cyber Monday deals on fashion, jewelry, luggage, and more. For more, check out Walmart's Deals Hub.

    Meanwhile, eBay is also has some great Cyber Monday deals planned, including 18 percent off the Xbox One X 1TB Fallout 76 bundle and 24 percent off Apple's 13.3-inch 128GB MacBook Air.

    This article originally appeared on PCMag.com.

    8 innovative gadget gifts for the techie in your life

    What will make the techie in your life happy over the holidays? Try these brand new gadgets that all have a high-end feature that sets them apart from the pack. We tested each one to make sure they perform according to the specs and meet the demanding needs of true geeks.

    1. Kano Computer Kit 2017 ($150)

    An innovative toy for kids over six, the Kano Computer Kit is like a Lego set for would-be engineers. You build an actual working computer, but along the way, it teaches kids about processors, memory, displays, and how to write computer code.

    2. Norton Core router ($280)

    Grab this high-end router — which supports speeds fast enough for 4K movies — and use it as a centerpiece in your office. Its multi-sided design makes it look like something out of “Star Wars,” but the router comes with free security software to protect any connected gadget.

    3. LG OLED E7 television ($3,500)

    Know this about the LG E7 television — the pixels in the OLED display create their own light. That means they can dim, brighten, and go completely black on their own. For techies, you can brag about the 4K resolution, Dolby Atmos surround-sound, and HDR color quality.

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    4. Focal Clear headphones ($1,500)

    My favorite headphones on the market, the Focal Clear are downright cavernous with massive “memory foam” cushions that measure 20 millimeters. As reference headphones made for audiophiles, they emanate the pristine sounds of Bjork and the pounding bass of Broods.

    5. Acer AH101-D8EY Windows Mixed Reality headset ($399)

    This Mixed Reality headset, at only 1.35-pounds, is light enough to wear for several hours. It works with high-end Windows computers and includes two controllers. A Sony "Ghostbusters" game in VR looked ultra-convincing; expect more high-end games and apps in 2018.

    6. Google Pixelbook ($999)

    Windows laptops are nice for games and photo-editing. For everything else, including a quick power-up, fast browsing, and a clear and bright touchscreen, there’s the Google Pixelbook. It’s super-light (only 2.4 pounds) and only .40-inches thin.

    ZTE LAUNCHES FOLDABLE DUAL-SCREEN SMARTPHONE

    7. Lenovo Jedi Challenges ($200)

    Everyone who tried this headset, which requires your own high-end smartphone like the Google Pixel 2 XL, jumped and freaked-out. The kit includes a toy lightsaber and a headset. Once you load the game, you slash and dash through an authentic-looking Star Wars gameworld.

    8. BioLite PizzaDome ($270)

    That’s right, this outdoor wood-fired pizza oven can also charge your phone or tablet. The main cooking surface measures 13.25-inches in diameter; as you cook, you can connect to a charging pod that provides five hours of phone use after 30 minutes.

    Walmart tips Cyber Monday laptop, iPhone, TV deals

    If Monday rolls around and you still have presents to buy, be sure to click over to Walmart's website.

    The retail giant's Cyber Monday promotion kicks off at 12 a.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 26. Walmart is promising "thousands" more Cyber Monday deals this year compared to last, along with greater availability of popular toys, electronics, and home goods.

    Here's some of the hottest tech deals you'll find at Walmart this Cyber Monday:

    MSI Performance Gaming Laptop 15.6-inch with Nvidia-GeForce for $799 ($200 off)Straight Talk Apple iPhone 8 Plus for $599.99 and the Straight Talk Apple iPhone 8 for $499.99 (each $99.01 off)Samsung 58-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV for $447.99 ($80 off)Polaroid 50-inch Class 4K Ultra HD (2160P) HDR Smart LED TV for $179.99 ($100 off)Dyson V6 Trigger Handheld Vacuum with Combination Tools for $99.99 ($70 off)Nerf Laser Ops Alphapoint Pro 2-Pack for $24.98 ($4.90 off)Overpowered Gaming Laptop 15-inch for $799 ($200 off)Nintendo Switch Console with Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for $299 ($59 off)Nintendo 2DS XL for $129 ($20.99 savings)Red Dead Redemption 2 PlayStation 4 + Bonus $10 Google Play eGift Card for $59.88 ($10 off)LEGO Classic Bricks on a Roll – 60th Anniversary Limited Edition for $19.99 ($5.01 off)ProForm 905 CST Treadmill with 5-inch Display, EKG HR Monitor for $699 ($150.99 off)

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  • Besides that, Walmart will have Cyber Monday deals on fashion, jewelry, luggage, and more. For more, check out Walmart's Deals Hub.

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    The Black Friday guide to buying a smart TV

    TV’s have long been an iconic Black Friday purchase. Sometimes, however, it’s not all about price. Fox News learned that it’s crucial to keep the user in mind, especially after field testing a few new Smart TV’s with a millennial, Generation X-er and a Baby Boomer.

    Instructions:

    -Turn on the Smart TV

    -Open and close Netflix

    -Open YouTube

    -Search for something on YouTube

    -Close YouTube

    -Turn off the Smart TV

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    Smart TVs used:

    -TCL 65" Class 6-Series 4K Dolby Vision UHD HDR ROKU Smart TV

    -Westinghouse 55” Smart 4K Ultra HDTV WG55UX4100

    -Vizio M55-F0 Smart TV

    Fox News: What are you looking for when/ if you purchase a Smart TV?

    Millennial: In terms of Smart TVs, I’m just learning about them, I know they’re a thing, but I think it has taken a while for a lot of my friends to get them. Now, however, I’m seeing a lot of my friends get them in their apartments and homes, so it’s stoking the fire in terms of me wanting to get one. I don’t have cable, I’m one of those millennials trying to save a buck, so I’m looking for a TV that can stream and integrate with my other electronics, like my Alexa.

    Baby Boomer: The manufacturer and distributor, more often than not, assume that the user knows how to use their TV and that is not always the case. So I want to make sure I can use the TV without having to read a manual, and that it is intuitive for someone who has not grown up with electronics.

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    Generation X-er: I’m looking for good picture and app compatibility. I typically watch a lot of on-demand app stuff, like Netflix and live sports, so I want to be able to do both of those with ease.

    Find out which Smart TVs the Millennial, Baby Boomer, and Generation X-er liked best and how the ‘field testing’ went in the full interview above!

    Emily DeCiccio is a producer for Fox News Digital Originals. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyDeCiccio.