Here is the Chromecast Ultra, Google’s New 4K Stream Machine

October 4 is going to be a big day for both Google and tech enthusiasts. Not only are we expecting Google to show off its first Pixel phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, we won’t be shocked if they unveil pricing and availability for Google Home, and introduce Google WiFi routers and a new Chromecast. That new Chromecast is said to be called the Chromecast Ultra and the folks at VentureBeat have given us pictures of it (above).

Ooooooh. Mmmhmmm. That’s nice.  (more…)

DEAL: Fossil Q Founder Android Wear Watch is Just $191.75 if You Order Through Alexa ($103.25 Off)

If you own an Amazon Alexa-equipped device, like an Echo or the new Echo Dot, and have been eyeing an Android Wear watch like the Fossil Q Founder, today is your day. Amazon is hosting a daily deal for the $295 Q Founder with a stainless steel bracelet where you can buy one through Alexa for 35% off. At 35% off, you can have one shipped to you for just $191.75. That’s a $103.25 discount.

To get the deal, you just say to Alexa, “Hey, Alexa, buy the Fossil Q Founder stainless steel smartwatch.” She will then take you through the steps and confirm which version you want and if you want to buy it.  (more…)

DEAL: Anker Chargers With QC 3.0 and Power IQ for 15% Off With These Coupon Codes

For a limited time, until September 23 to be exact, folks can grab a number of Anker charging accessories off Amazon for 15% off. As for which items you can find, there are five in total. There is the 3-Port 42W USB Wall Charger, 5-Port USB Wall Charger with Dual Quick Charge 3.0 Ports, 39.5W Dual USB Wall Charger, 42W 2-Port USB Car Charger, and the PowerCore 20000.  (more…)

Quick Look: Carved Wood Cases for the Galaxy Note 7

The Galaxy Note 7 has been available for a few solid weeks, but if you are still looking for just the right case to protect your precious investment, Carved has a new lineup that might suit you well. We previously took a look at Carved’s offerings for the Nexus 6P and Galaxy S7 Edge, coming away extremely impressed by the quality of the pieces. For the Galaxy Note 7, we asked to check out a few different options, and we are still very pleased with what we received.

The three options we received are the Grand Teton Inlay, Random Puzzle, and the Katy Lipscomb Pack Print. Given the names, you should be able to spot which one is which rather easily, but if you can’t, I’ll dive into each one briefly.

Let’s take a look. (more…)

Nest Releases Sightline and Person Alerts Software Update for Cams, Gives Everyone Free 3-Hour History

Nest says that they have “changed the game” as of this morning with the release of a major software update to the Nest app that brings new functionality to Nest Cams (both indoor and outdoor, and Dropcams). The update includes Sightline, a smart software that can pull out the “key moments” in a day for later reviewing, and Person Alerts, which are exactly what they sound like. On top of that, Nest announced that they are giving everyone free 3-hour history, even without a Nest Aware subscription.  (more…)

Video: Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod First Look!

Motorola has finally unveiled the Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod for the Moto Z family. Along with its $249 or $299 price tag, depending on where you buy it from, you get a Mod that takes over the back of your phone in hopes of turning it into the ultimate portable point and shoot.

When attached to the Moto Z, Moto Z Force, or Moto Z Play, you get a Hasselblad built camera with ergonomics in mind, 10x optical zoom, Xenon flash, and power and shutter buttons. It doesn’t contain its own battery, so it does utilize your phone for power and storage.  (more…)

Sonos Will Soon Work With Amazon Alexa, Gets Spotify Connect Integration Too

Sonos, a pioneer in the multi-room speaker game who has struggled recently because of poor software experiences and increasing competition, announced two major moves today that it hopes will help it maintain its lead in the category. For one, Sonos will soon get Amazon Alexa integration, so that users will be able to control their Sonos speakers by talking to an Echo or Echo Dot, for example. And two, before Alexa support arrives, users will be able to control Sonos through the Spotify app.  (more…)