Starting August 5th, all MLS games will have video review

After a few years of planning and testing, Major League Soccer is ready to roll out video review in all of its games. For each game, including the playoffs and MLS cup, there will be a fifth referee on the crew with access to all available broadcast...

Expert Oriented Radeon RX 550 Graphics Card Unveiled

Expert Oriented Radeon RX 550

Expert Oriented has once again expanded its line of graphics cards by unveiling the Radeon RX 550. Suitable for upgrading a small gaming PC, this compact graphics card is built with 512 Stream Processors, a 128-bit memory interface, a boost clock of 1190MHz and a 2GB of GDDR5 memory set @ 7000MHz.

Codenamed RD-RX550-E2GB/SHORT, the Radeon RX 550 comes equipped with a dual-slot, single-fan cooling system and provides 1x DVI-D, 1x HDMI and 1x DisplayPort output ports. Backed by a 1-year warranty, the Expert Oriented Radeon RX 550 (RD-RX550-E2GB/SHORT) will begin shipping from late July for 11,000 Yen (about $97). [Product Page]

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The Wirecutter’s best deals: Google Home and Philips Hue bundles drop by $70

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Focus Your Excess Energy into This Minimal, Magnetic Fidget Spinner

Channel your fidgeting energy into something physical with the Orbiter Magnetic Fidget Toy. We dig how it looks different from every other fidget spinner out there, yet it’s just as much fun to mess with.

This discrete toy rolls smoothly, with minimal friction, thus giving you more satisfying, extended spins. Focus your anxious energy into this ergonomic toy that supports hand comfort and long-term use. It’s also extremely portable, so you can easily carry it around in your pocket all day long.

Get a more satisfying spin with the Orbiter Magnetic Fidget Toy. It’s just $16.99(USD) in the Technabob Shop – That’s 57% off the regular price.

Making your smartphone smarter

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I still live with a 16gb phone. It isn’t impossible, but it’s difficult. The world isn’t moving towards adapting to low storage, it’s increasing it. So what do you do when you run low on storage? Delete photos and apps? NO! Back everything to the cloud? You could, but you’d need constant access to it to retrieve data. What else can you do? Transfer it to your laptop via cable? Sure, but who’s got the time for that. You could maybe use an OTG pen-drive… but not many people have those.

With Type-C USB ports becoming increasingly popular, there’s one more solution. The Hyperdrive Type-C connection kit. It easily fits in your pocket, and expands your phone’s possibilities. Plug it in, and you’ve got a regular USB port, and two card-readers for SD and MicroSD cards. You can now literally plug any USB drive into your phone and either transfer data to it, or retrieve data from it. Or you could use the SD card reader to pull photos off your DSLR. What’s better is that the Hyperdrive’s Type-C works with laptops too. With most new laptops having a Type-C port for fast transfers and faster charging, the Hyperdrive plugs into your laptop too, not just expanding the number of ports on it, but even allowing you to easily transfer data between your laptop and phone. Without a cable!

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ZIDOO X7 – Very Affordable 4K Android 7.1 TV Box

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Enjoy a true cinematic experience from the comfort of your own living room with this 4K Android 7.1 TV box ‘X7’ from ZIDOO. Powered by a 2.0GHz RK3328 quad-core processor, this very affordable Android TV box is packed with an ARM Cortex-A53 GPU, a 2GB DDR3 RAM and an 8GB of expandable internal storage (up to 64GB).

Running on Android 7.1 Nougat OS, the device comes with 4K ultra HD resolution output support, 4K ultra HD video playback support, Miracast support, DLNA support, Airplay support, 1x USB 3.0 port, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x HDMI output port and 1x LAN port.

For connectivity, the X7 provides dual-band WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth. Backed by a 12-month warranty, the X7 will set you back just $62.97 (remote control included). [Product Page]

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