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optical

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Samsung Optical Smart Hub SE-208BW

The Samsung Optical Smart Hub SE-208BW makes a great digital hub for mobile devices, especially on the go. At home, it's rather limited and potentially confusing and hard to use.

By February 24, 2012

3.5 stars Editors' rating February 24, 2012
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The Forerunner 225 is Garmin's first device to include an optical heart-rate sensor

Garmin's newest watch can measure pace, distance and heart rate while running, along with tracking steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and your sleep at night.

By May 12, 2015

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​With an infrared rainbow, IBM optical chip outpaces copper wires

Big Blue's researchers have demonstrated fiber-optic technology that could help computers break through today's speed limits by transferring data faster.

By May 12, 2015

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Better than Touch ID? Check out Vkansee's optical fingerprint scanner

Clean or dirty, wet or dry, this highly tuned fingerprint scanner promises to outdo Apple's ho-hum tech with a far higher resolution.

By March 3, 2015

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Why lasers are the future (of projectors)

In projectors designed for both the cinema and at home, lasers are starting to replace traditional lamps as the light source of choice. This is potentially awesome. Here's why.

By June 30, 2015

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Nikon offers fast general-purpose APS-C lens and supertelephoto updates

We welcome the 16-80mm f2.8-4 lens, but at $1,070 it's sadly out of the reach of a lot of advanced amateurs.

By July 1, 2015

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Here's a pair of high-end yet affordable components from Schiit Audio

Schiit's cheap 'n' cheerful headphone amp and digital converter wow the Audiophiliac!

By July 4, 2015

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Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus get updated cameras with optical image stabilization, faster autofocus

The new camera has a lot of the same basic specs as the iPhone 5S, but gets some new tech for better photos and video.

By September 9, 2014

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When are more expensive cables worth it?

HDMI, USB, speaker, and other cables come in a wide variety of prices. Is it ever worth it to spend more? Actually, sometimes yes.

By June 20, 2015

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Audi is sending a Quattro rover to the moon for the Google Lunar XPrize

The German car company and team Part Time Scientists partner up to send a four-wheel-drive rover to the moon, where it'll compete for $30 million in prize money.

By June 25, 2015