Ultimate summer party gadgets: Grills, speakers, coolers and more

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DIY Smart HomeThis story is part of an ongoing DIY smart home series. Be sure to check out the latest installments to follow the renovation process from start to finish.As I’ve been toiling away at my DIY smart home, I’ve wondered more about how to extend my home’s newfound smarts to our deck to turn it into the ultimate outdoor entertainment area. I actually skipped on smart kitchen appliances knowing we prefer to grill, and now that the weather can accommodate, I’ve been researching the best smart grills, meat thermometers and smokers. I’ve also looked into outdoor smart lights, speakers and more.I’m no pitmaster, so I’m sold on the idea of enjoying my backyard get-togethers while monitoring my burgers and skewers right from my smartphone. I’d complete the summer atmosphere with a voice assistant-enabled smart speaker, which...

The Best and Biggest Gadgets You Should Know About This Month

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Spring is here, and so are the gadgets! Here are the highlights you should know about.BenQ TK700STi 4K Projector BenQ The BenQ TK700STi is a new 4K HDR projector that's a great fit for gamers who own latest-generation consoles, like the Xbox Series X or PS5. It can produce a native 4K picture — so there's no need for upscaling, which is what most so-called 4K projectors do — so that games designed for those next-gen consoles can be shown off in all their HDR glory. The catch is that the TK700STi supports HDMI 2.0 rather than HDMI 2.1, meaning that it can only produce a 4K picture at 60Hz rather than 4K at 120Hz (but very few games actually take advantage of that yet). Few people will care about that those when looking at this 100-inch (max) screen. Price: $1,699LEARN MORENebula R2-D2...

The best gadgets for to enjoy summer now that you’re vaccinated

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So you’re vaccinated, tired of staring at your own four walls, and ready to get out and party for the first time in a year? Then it’s time for your hot vax summer, baby! What’s HVS, you ask? It’s your time to cut loose after a year of anxiety that seemed like it was going to drag on until the next Ice Age.And if you’re getting out there, hitting the beach, dropping by some bars, and generally living it up, then you’re going to want a few gadgets to make the most of it all. We’re talking smart watches to stay connected and fit, speakers to bring the beats, and video games for those times when you’re too partied out and want to stay home without being forced to by lockdowns.These are the gadgets you’ll need to rock your HVS as hard as possible.Apple Watch SEThe Apple Watch SE is a great way to stay in touch and in shape throughout...

The best gadgets for to enjoy summer now that you’re vaccinated

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So you’re vaccinated, tired of staring at your own four walls, and ready to get out and party for the first time in a year? Then it’s time for your hot vax summer, baby! What’s HVS, you ask? It’s your time to cut loose after a year of anxiety that seemed like it was going to drag on until the next Ice Age.And if you’re getting out there, hitting the beach, dropping by some bars, and generally living it up, then you’re going to want a few gadgets to make the most of it all. We’re talking smart watches to stay connected and fit, speakers to bring the beats, and video games for those times when you’re too partied out and want to stay home without being forced to by lockdowns.These are the gadgets you’ll need to rock your HVS as hard as possible.Apple Watch SEThe Apple Watch SE is a great way to stay in touch and in shape throughout...

ReVolt brings USB power to gadgets designed for alkaline batteries (crowdfunding)

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Have an old Game Boy, portable cassette or CD player, or other gadgets designed to run on alkaline batteries, but hate buying disposable batteries? One solution is to switch to rechargeables. Another? Switch to USB power.Of course, that second option is easier said than done. But a new Kickstarter campaign aims to make it a lot easier.The ReVolt kit from a startup called MyVolts is designed to let you use a USB power bank or wall adapter with devices that were designed for AA, AAA, C, or D batteries.Here’s how it works: the ReVolt system includes an adapter that looks like an AAA battery and which should fit into any battery compartment designed for that size. But it’s an adapter, not a battery. And there’s a ribbon cable that extends from the adapter and slides under the battery compartment door. On the other end of the cable is a DC plug...

Gadgets making Work from Home more comfortable

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New Delhi [India], May 28 (ANI/NewsVoir): Just when we thought that the pandemic was under control and we could go back to our regular lifestyle, the second wave of Coronavirus upended everything. Now we are stuck at home again, and the situation is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future.That means most of us will continue to work from home, and it's not easy. Working from home comes with its set challenges which we will need to address if we want to be productive. Enabling better and more efficient productivity is one of the advantages of implementing gadgets in the workplace. So, in this article, we bring you the best business accessories you will find in this guide that have novel approaches to improving productivity and efficiency.For keeping your laptop coolWorking from 9 o'clock in the morning. It's normal for your laptop to get...

Top refurbished gaming gadgets you can buy that have truly unbelievable discounts » Gadget Flow

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You love gaming. However, the gear you need to topple the competition sure gets expensive. But what if you could get gaming gadgets and accessories from well-known brands at a reduced price or a fraction of their regular cost? It's possible when you go the refurbished route. Check out today's roundup of refurbished gaming gadgets to see what we mean. Refurbished products are a great choice for any gamer. When you go for an eBay refurbished product, you get a gadget in a like-new condition. It’s professionally inspected, cleaned, and refurbished by the manufacturer or a manufacturer-approved vendor. What’s more, refurbished products have a two-year warranty, and you can even return or replace them for free within 30 days of receiving them. It’s a smart way to save. Plus, it’s more sustainable than...

Meizu will start installing HarmonyOS, at least in wearable gadgets

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Huawei is building HarmonyOS at an accelerated pace. This year the company plans to transfer a multimillion gadget fleet to work with it. It hopes that other Chinese companies will join the initiative “here’s a cool operating system for you”. Huawei confirmed last week that at least three companies are serious about starting to install HarmonyOS on their devices. The names of those who are ready to put their gadgets under the banner of the Huawei operating system were not named. But today we already know the name of one of the companies. It was Meizu. Today the company has published a teaser announcing that on May 31 it will arrange an announcement of its smartwatch and one of its features should be the HongMeng operating system (as it is called in China). Although, it is possible that the company will only announce its desire to release...

The Best Kitchen Gadgets We Found on TikTok From Amazon

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At Lifehacker, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW - prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of posting. If you’re one of those people who loves any kind of kitchen gadget that just makes life easier (hi, me!), have we got a treat for you. TikTok has introduced us to #Amazonfinds and led us down the very large rabbit hole. We’ve uncovered a range of nifty tools and gadgets that’ll save you time and effort in the kitchen. From herb saving pods and snap strainers that attach to cookware right through to kitchen spoon rests and whisk wipes, you’re bound to find something that’ll make you wish you knew about it sooner. Scroll for our...