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The Apple TV 4K drops to $130, plus the rest of the week's best tech deals

Engadget

If you're still hunting for the perfect gift for dad ahead of Father's Day this weekend, a bunch of our favorite gadgets are on sale right now. The Apple TV 4K remains discounted to $130, its cheapest price yet, and a couple of colors of the AirPods Max are $120 off. Amazon's Fire tablets and basic Kindle are on sale, too, plus you can pick up three video games for the price of two in the online retailer's latest 3-for-2 sale. Here are the best tech deals from this week that you can still get today. The latest Apple TV 4K is down to a new record low of $130.


The best deals from Best Buy's 3-day 'dads and grads' sale

Mashable

Hypothetical situation: You've just realized that we're firmly in June, and in the process of reckoning with the fact that we're past this year's halfway point, you realized that's Father's Day is just around the corner, you missed that Memorial Day sale you'd meant to shop, and oh -- your younger sibling graduates in a week. If this hypothetical feels a little too real, don't worry -- you're not as woefully unprepared as you think. Best Buy's three-day sale for dads, grads, and anyone else interested in scoring great deals has arrived. Through Monday, June 13 at 12:59 a.m E.T. (that's just after the day ends Sunday night), you can save on tech, home, and even fitness essentials. Since you might still be reeling over the whole passage of time thing, we've narrowed down the best deals category.


Forget vacuum cleaners! Dyson is secretly developing ROBOTS to carry out household chores

Daily Mail - Science & tech

While Dyson is best known for its vacuum cleaners and hairdryers, the tech giant has revealed that it is secretly developing a range of futuristic robots. The robots are designed to carry out a variety of household chores, including tidying up toys and doing the dishes. Dyson has given a glimpse of the new robot prototypes in a video released at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Philadelphia today. Jake Dyson, Chief Engineer at Dyson, said: 'There's a big future in robotics and saving people time, performing chores for people, and improving daily lives. 'I'm a parent, I spend half my life cleaning up after my kids, and it's pretty tedious.'


SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro wireless headset review: A gamer's delight

ZDNet

I had a love-hate relationship with gaming. Plopping down in my desk chair, a bowl of Skittles ready, I was thrilled at the prospect of booting up Stardew Valley -- with one exception. My headset, an old, bulky beast I pilfered from my significant other, made my gaming experience less than stellar, leaving my ears pained by the time I practically ripped them off my head. Plus, other players would tell me my gaming headset made it nearly impossible to hear me. Clearly, I needed a new headset.


The 5 best PC gaming headsets of 2022

ZDNet

Nintendo Gameboys and SEGA Master Systems were among the early consoles that brought video games outside of arcades and into the living room. Now, 8-bit machines have been transformed into powerful PC gaming rigs and consoles, including Microsoft's Xbox and the Sony PlayStation 5. As consoles and PCs have become more capable and internet connectivity is standard (and sometimes required), gaming has become far more immersive. Headsets, which allow you to communicate with other players in real-time, are a key component of the modern gaming experience. However, just as internet lags can ruin the moment, a low-grade headset can mean you have to deal with poor audio, crackling, drops in conversation, and discomfort.


Sony WH-1000XM5 review: In a league of their own

Engadget

The rumors were (mostly) true. Sony did indeed have a follow-up to its stellar WH-1000XM4 ready for a proper debut. Today the company announced the WH-1000XM5 ($400), its latest flagship noise-canceling headphones equipped with all of the things we've come to expect from Sony's 1000X line. This time around the company gave its premium cans a big exterior redesign. In the process, it massively increased comfort while also expanding the incredible performance in terms of noise cancelation and overall sound quality.


Sonos joins Matter but hasn't committed to supporting the new standard

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A huge reason behind Sonos' success is the company's adaptability. Whenever a new audio streaming service comes along -- and as the industry evolves and pushes new formats like lossless and Dolby Atmos spatial audio -- Sonos is always right there trying to support what's new. For voice assistants, Sonos offers both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant on its smart speakers. And the company also widely supports Apple's AirPlay 2 across its current product lineup. That's all on top of the whole-home audio platform that Sonos has built its brand on. But to stay so nimble and adaptable, Sonos constantly needs to be looking forward and have some sense of what's coming down the technology pike.


The best wireless workout headphones you can buy

Engadget

As some of you might know, I'm a runner. On occasion I review sports watches, and outside of work I'm a certified marathon coach. So when Engadget wanted to round up the best wireless workout headphones, I raised my hand. In addition to fit and battery life, I considered factors such as style; ease of use; the charging case; the strength of the Bluetooth connection; support for assistants such as Siri and Alexa; water resistance ratings; and audio features such as noise cancelation and ambient sound modes. You'll notice I don't have much if anything to say about audio quality. Engadget's resident expert Billy Steele has written about this plenty in his standalone reviews, which I've linked throughout, but for my purposes the differences were too subtle to make or break a purchasing decision. In the end, I never quite mastered some of the over-complicated controls, but at no point did an earbud fall out while I was exercising. I also never came close to running out of juice.


Mind-reading technology - Are we ready for it?

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Neurable CEO Ramses Alcaide has a mission: bring neurotechnology out of research labs -- and surgical suites -- and into everyday life. "Neurable exists to make brain-computer interfaces an everyday thing," Alcaide says. He envisions a future where the neurotechnology that allows Neurable's products to read brainwaves via electrical signals -- without surgical implants -- is used to track cognitive capability and mental health, like a Fitbit for the brain. The company is also building towards a future where brain-computer interfaces (BCI) allow people with disabilities to easily control prosthetics and robotics, and even lets people who cannot speak communicate again. Their current device, still only available as a preorder, is a set of headphones, called Enten. The headphones are designed to read electrical signals produced by neurons in your brain, a technique called electroencephalography, or EEG for short.


Apple's AirPods Max are $100 off, plus the rest of the week's best tech deals

Engadget

This week was a good one if you were looking for a good deal on the latest Apple gadgets. Not only are the AirPods Max still $100 off, but you can also grab the Apple Watch Series 7 for $339 and the latest 16-inch MacBook Pro for $200 less than usual. Elsewhere, Sony's WH-1000XM4 headphones remain on sale for $278 and Amazon's Echo Show 5 is 47 percent off and down to only $45. Here are the best tech deals from this week that you can still get today. Apple's AirPods Max are $100 off right now, bringing them down to $449.