1. Baby born after first ever womb transplant from dead donor is shown off by her proud parents
  2. Delta tests out offering most restrictive tickets to frequent flyers
  3. Credit card skimming on the rise as Indiana man gets arrested
  4. Cohen sentencing memo details efforts to help Trump 2016 campaign
  5. INVESTMENT EXTRA: Is it time to get away from travel company Thomas Cook?
  6. Syria air strikes: Latest updates- BBC News
  7. Trump voters were ‘gullible’ in 2016 election, NBC’s Chuck Todd says
  8. President Trump to attend Army-Navy football game Saturday in Philadelphia
  9. British Library to exhibit da Vinci’s notebooks
  10. Google Earth FRENZY as 'ancient megastructure' discovered on ocean floor
  11. How Avenatti’s 2020 aspirations fizzled: ‘Skeletons came to light’
  12. Maps reveal hidden truths of the world’s cities – BBC News
  13. Fortnite season 7 COUNTDOWN: Release date, start time, skins, snow map, servers, leaks | Gaming | Entertainment
  14. Mobile phones are seven times dirtier than TOILET SEATS, finds new study
  15. United Airlines inks deal with Avianca, Copa to grow in Latin America
  16. Raheem Sterling will keep improving, claims Man City teammate
  17. 5 ways to unearth incredible Amazon deals
  18. Antarctica bombshell as ‘pyramids and tunnels’ found on Google Earth
  19. Brexit: Gove warns of referendum if MPs don’t back PM’s deal
  20. Trump apologises to Kavanaugh: BBC News Review
  21. ‘Star Wars’ star Mark Hamill reacts to crime story about suspect named Luke Sky Walker
  22. Christmas recipes that are good for your GUT
  23. Purdue football coach’s high school alma mater receives threat after his decision to stay at school
  24. Dogs aren’t more clever than cats, says study
  25. Alien news: ‘Secret base’ spotted on MOON sparks frenzy
  26. Behind the scenes as the Kavanaugh nomination hit the rocks
  27. Car manufacturing in the UK has fallen again, dropping nearly 10 per cent last month
  28. Top 10: Latest international news and headlines from World
  29. Fortnite vehicle timed trials: ALL map locations for week 10 timed trials challenge | Gaming | Entertainment
  30. First gene-edited babies claimed in China
  31. A treasure trove of ancient history and culture
  32. Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd eye shock deal, Chelsea Hazard update, Arsenal bold move | Football | Sport
  33. Elon Musk thinks humans will have to merge with machines to overcome their ‘existential threat’
  34. Time travel PROOF? ‘Man from 2030’ reveals SHOCK US president
  35. Judge rejects Trump claim that he can’t be sued
  36. Almost one in four pubs have closed down since the financial crisis
  37. India: Has Narendra Modi lived up to expectations? BBC News
  38. Jerry Springer lands his own court show
  39. Stop panicking about indulgence on Thanksgiving
  40. Jane Maas, a Pioneer for Women in Advertising, Dies at 86
  41. Lennon ‘flattered’ by Ireland links but insists he’s happy at Hibs
  42. Share more DNA to protect your privacy in databases
  43. Life on Mars: Humans could look like ALIENS on Red Planet
  44. Catholic University dean resigns after questioning Kavanaugh accuser’s allegations that led to his suspension
  45. Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic in takeover talks with regional airline Flybe
  46. Is this the cheapest commute in the world? – BBC News
  47. Holiday Gift Guide 2018 – Best in home and productivity gadgets
  48. Internet may be fuelling hypochondria after ‘Google diagnoses’ surge by more than 8,700% in 3 years
  49. Airlines cancel thousands of flights after Avery surprises East Coast
  50. Kevin Durant slams Mavericks fan who shouted cupcake at him: ‘Watch the f—–g game and shut the f–k up’
  51. Cuomo rips New York Times, CNN, others, over Amazon’s $2.8B incentive package
  52. ISS 20th anniversary: Bizarre videos of ‘UFOs’ spark NASA COVER-UP
  53. Brexit deal: Business groups hit back at DUP’s Wilson
  54. Stopping the cyber-criminals: BBC News Review
  55. Martha Stewart shares her difficult first experience with Uber on social media
  56. Lifting weights for just five minutes can slash stroke and heart attack risk
  57. We’re Reimagining Our Travel Journalism. Tell Us What You’d Like to See.
  58. Why 536 AD was the worst year to be alive
  59. Great Pyramid of Giza: Egyptian Pharaoh ‘HIDDEN in secret chamber’
  60. How will Trump take Amazon move? ‘He will think Bezos made this decision to stick it to him.’
  61. SHARE PUNT OF THE WEEK: Pub chain Fuller’s
  62. Live Statue of Unity: Special coverage of inaugural of world’s tallest statue
  63. Jessie J ‘disappointed’ with fan comparisons to Channing Tatum’s ex Jenna Dewan
  64. NHS system error puts lives at risk as nearly 50,000 women are not sent screening letters
  65. Chiefs fans frustrated after NFL moves game vs. Rams from Mexico City to Los Angeles
  66. Bullets that don’t miss, weaponized insects and more: Innovations from DARPA, America’s secret lab
  67. Alien news: Oregon woman stunned as ’15 shape-changing UFOs’ appear
  68. Mattis heads to US-Mexico border to visit troops awaiting migrant caravan
  69. Telematics insurance has helped cut young driver casualties by a third
  70. Budget 2015 headlines in 4 minutes – BBC News
  71. Michael Douglas says famous dad Kirk Douglas told him his acting debut was ‘absolutely terrible’
  72. Now US regulators vow to ban menthol cigarettes
  73. West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass insists his side should be doing better this season
  74. Christian women in Ireland don’t believe in limbo anymore, survey finds
  75. Ancient Egypt bombshell: Shock evidence pyramids built 5,500 years early
  76. California’s Rohrabacher not conceding despite media’s call of Democrat victory
  77. Launch of dedicated ‘Poppy’ bank accounts gives boost for Armed Forces
  78. India’s campaigning Miss World – BBC News
  79. Red Dead Online release date: When does Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer come out? | Gaming | Entertainment
  80. Wynn Resorts shares fall 12 percent as it misses earnings estimates
  81. Several former NFL players win midterm races
  82. Facebook starts shipping Portal smart displays
  83. Alien news: Nazi technology ‘exposed as floating bell stuns locals’
  84. Prince Charles won’t speak out when he becomes king
  85. How do I vote if I own shares in a nominee account not paper?
  86. What if UK PM refused to allow another Scottish referendum? BBC News
  87. Legendary stuntwoman Kitty O’Neil dead at 72
  88. Opioid overdoses killed 200 Americans a DAY last year, DEA report reveals
  89. Transfer news LIVE: Neymar to Barcelona shock, Man Utd wage problem, Chelsea swap deal | Football | Sport
  90. Victorian street demolished in Second World War is found in Cornwall
  91. NASA spots huge ‘thermal anomaly’ in Atlantic Ocean sparking frenzy
  92. Avenatti stars in ‘avenging angel’ role
  93. Property prices pushed down by over valuations, a lack of supply and Brexit, say estate agents
  94. CEO Mette Hoffmann Meyer on BBC World News
  95. Jason Aldean, wife Brittany Kerr reveal daughter’s name at baby shower
  96. Phoenix Coldon’s mysterious disappearance perplexes retired officer in new doc: ‘I want to help bring some closure’
  97. Marsha Blackburn leads Phil Bredesen
  98. Is Russia still meddling in US politics? – BBC News
  99. Raheem Sterling arrives for Manchester City training with ‘Fully Paid’ hat
  100. Where to see the best fall foliage across the country
  101. New ‘sensitive’ cervical cancer screening could save women from smear tests after 55
  102. Alien news: UFO spotted ‘taking off from the moon’ in BOMBSHELL clip
  103. Sky finally launches Netflix via its Sky Q boxes
  104. John Schneider reveals ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ memories, weighs in on Tom Wopat troubles
  105. Angela Merkel’s political challenges – BBC News
  106. Essential Gear for Traveling Solo
  107. Paul Zimmerman, acclaimed NFL writer known as ‘Dr. Z,’ dead at 86
  108. Britain’s first double hand transplant patient can now open his door
  109. Ghost news: Man is ‘followed around haunted house by girl in a cape’
  110. Florida mayor accused of asking resident for sex in exchange for neighborhood speed bumps
  111. Is Mike Ashley King of the High Street? As he bags Evans Cycles, what else is in his retail empire?
  112. Kate Middleton reveals royal rule for Prince George, Princess Charlotte
  113. Trump says ‘no’ to migrants: BBC News Review
  114. Manchester United stars arrive for training ahead of Bournemouth clash
  115. NYC airport workers to earn nation’s highest minimum wage
  116. Costa Coffee stores BAN under 16s from buying caffeinated drinks
  117. Brexit Secretary ‘behaving like a thief in the night’
  118. Savills forecasts house prices will rise 15% in five years
  119. ‘Broad City’ star Ilana Glazer’s political event canceled after vandals write ‘kill all Jews’ inside synagogue
  120. World’s Tallest Statue Cost $420 Million, Tivals The Space Needle | NBC News
  121. The home of Bollywood has much to offer travelers
  122. NHL player Evander Kane facing $6M lawsuit as ex-girlfriend claims he reneged on $3M abortion payment
  123. Woman, 24, whose IBS left her looking ‘nine months pregnant’ is now a slim size 10
  124. Kasich: ‘A pox on both houses’ for Kavanaugh confirmation process
  125. Dumbo octopus monster SPOTTED by deep-sea EV Nautilus explorers
  126. Who is George Soros? – BBC News
  127. Dad creates VR world to help daughter – BBC News
  128. David Foster and Katharine McPhee show some PDA at Beverly Hills event
  129. DNA testing websites are ‘scaring women into asking for breast removal surgery’
  130. It Might Not Be a Drinking Problem, but It’s Definitely a Problem
  131. Commerce Department launches audit of steel tariff waivers
  132. Leicester helicopter crash: Schmeichel ‘stopped by police as he ran at burning helicopter’ | Football | Sport
  133. Michael Jackson ALIVE: Frenzy over King of Pop’s ‘nameless empty crypt’
  134. Meghan Markle, Prince Harry breaking royal protocol? 7 times the couple strayed from tradition
  135. ‘Heroic’ TSA agent saves man having heart attack at airport
  136. Hope for the millions of women with endometriosis as scientists edge one step closer to a ‘cure’
  137. Maxine Waters, Schiff among high-profile Dems poised to control committees if House flips
  138. Google Earth spots ‘secret spy plane’ in US military base near Area 51
  139. Parents are paying out thousands for their children to go on school trips
  140. The new MacBook Air makes it near impossible to eavesdrop
  141. Just FIVE percent of US children are meeting the recommended amount of weekly physical activity
  142. Brazilian airline Gol to offer premium class with no middle seats
  143. Retirement contribution limits will rise in 2019
  144. 5 things to binge-watch while spring cleaning
  145. No laughing matter: When exactly did clowns become scary?
  146. Vanessa Trump files for divorce from Donald Trump Jr
  147. Eyelid Lumps and Bumps
  148. 5 Ways Grains Interfere with Weight Loss
  149. Bright Eyes: More Than a Fresh Look
  150. Fighting the flu? This technology tries to help you get well faster
  151. Google hopes AI can predict heart disease by looking at retinas
  152. This startup wants to create a 3D-printed heart
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  154. Best Tools for Running a Retail Website
  155. How to Create an Exceptional Omnichannel Retail Experience
  156. Jimmie Johnson Mired in Career Worst 28-Race Losing Streak
  157. South Carolina Advances With 79-63 Win Over Buffalo
  158. Thomas Nears No. 1 With Another Short Round in Match Play
  159. Austin serial bomber: Self-described psychopath left behind unemotional trail of murder
  160. ‘Half my family is gone’: Mom mourns Iowa family found dead at Mexico resort
  161. March for our Lives rallies happening in every U.S. state: ‘We’re here and coming to make a change’
Sun, Dec 9, 2018
  1. Baby born after first ever womb transplant from dead donor is shown off by her proud parents
  2. Delta tests out offering most restrictive tickets to frequent flyers
  3. Credit card skimming on the rise as Indiana man gets arrested
  4. Cohen sentencing memo details efforts to help Trump 2016 campaign
  5. INVESTMENT EXTRA: Is it time to get away from travel company Thomas Cook?
  6. Syria air strikes: Latest updates- BBC News
  7. Trump voters were ‘gullible’ in 2016 election, NBC’s Chuck Todd says
  8. President Trump to attend Army-Navy football game Saturday in Philadelphia
  9. British Library to exhibit da Vinci’s notebooks
  10. Google Earth FRENZY as 'ancient megastructure' discovered on ocean floor
  11. How Avenatti’s 2020 aspirations fizzled: ‘Skeletons came to light’
  12. Maps reveal hidden truths of the world’s cities – BBC News
  13. Fortnite season 7 COUNTDOWN: Release date, start time, skins, snow map, servers, leaks | Gaming | Entertainment
  14. Mobile phones are seven times dirtier than TOILET SEATS, finds new study
  15. United Airlines inks deal with Avianca, Copa to grow in Latin America
  16. Raheem Sterling will keep improving, claims Man City teammate
  17. 5 ways to unearth incredible Amazon deals
  18. Antarctica bombshell as ‘pyramids and tunnels’ found on Google Earth
  19. Brexit: Gove warns of referendum if MPs don’t back PM’s deal
  20. Trump apologises to Kavanaugh: BBC News Review
  21. ‘Star Wars’ star Mark Hamill reacts to crime story about suspect named Luke Sky Walker
  22. Christmas recipes that are good for your GUT
  23. Purdue football coach’s high school alma mater receives threat after his decision to stay at school
  24. Dogs aren’t more clever than cats, says study
  25. Alien news: ‘Secret base’ spotted on MOON sparks frenzy
  26. Behind the scenes as the Kavanaugh nomination hit the rocks
  27. Car manufacturing in the UK has fallen again, dropping nearly 10 per cent last month
  28. Top 10: Latest international news and headlines from World
  29. Fortnite vehicle timed trials: ALL map locations for week 10 timed trials challenge | Gaming | Entertainment
  30. First gene-edited babies claimed in China
  31. A treasure trove of ancient history and culture
  32. Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd eye shock deal, Chelsea Hazard update, Arsenal bold move | Football | Sport
  33. Elon Musk thinks humans will have to merge with machines to overcome their ‘existential threat’
  34. Time travel PROOF? ‘Man from 2030’ reveals SHOCK US president
  35. Judge rejects Trump claim that he can’t be sued
  36. Almost one in four pubs have closed down since the financial crisis
  37. India: Has Narendra Modi lived up to expectations? BBC News
  38. Jerry Springer lands his own court show
  39. Stop panicking about indulgence on Thanksgiving
  40. Jane Maas, a Pioneer for Women in Advertising, Dies at 86
  41. Lennon ‘flattered’ by Ireland links but insists he’s happy at Hibs
  42. Share more DNA to protect your privacy in databases
  43. Life on Mars: Humans could look like ALIENS on Red Planet
  44. Catholic University dean resigns after questioning Kavanaugh accuser’s allegations that led to his suspension
  45. Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic in takeover talks with regional airline Flybe
  46. Is this the cheapest commute in the world? – BBC News
  47. Holiday Gift Guide 2018 – Best in home and productivity gadgets
  48. Internet may be fuelling hypochondria after ‘Google diagnoses’ surge by more than 8,700% in 3 years
  49. Airlines cancel thousands of flights after Avery surprises East Coast
  50. Kevin Durant slams Mavericks fan who shouted cupcake at him: ‘Watch the f—–g game and shut the f–k up’
  51. Cuomo rips New York Times, CNN, others, over Amazon’s $2.8B incentive package
  52. ISS 20th anniversary: Bizarre videos of ‘UFOs’ spark NASA COVER-UP
  53. Brexit deal: Business groups hit back at DUP’s Wilson
  54. Stopping the cyber-criminals: BBC News Review
  55. Martha Stewart shares her difficult first experience with Uber on social media
  56. Lifting weights for just five minutes can slash stroke and heart attack risk
  57. We’re Reimagining Our Travel Journalism. Tell Us What You’d Like to See.
  58. Why 536 AD was the worst year to be alive
  59. Great Pyramid of Giza: Egyptian Pharaoh ‘HIDDEN in secret chamber’
  60. How will Trump take Amazon move? ‘He will think Bezos made this decision to stick it to him.’
  61. SHARE PUNT OF THE WEEK: Pub chain Fuller’s
  62. Live Statue of Unity: Special coverage of inaugural of world’s tallest statue
  63. Jessie J ‘disappointed’ with fan comparisons to Channing Tatum’s ex Jenna Dewan
  64. NHS system error puts lives at risk as nearly 50,000 women are not sent screening letters
  65. Chiefs fans frustrated after NFL moves game vs. Rams from Mexico City to Los Angeles
  66. Bullets that don’t miss, weaponized insects and more: Innovations from DARPA, America’s secret lab
  67. Alien news: Oregon woman stunned as ’15 shape-changing UFOs’ appear
  68. Mattis heads to US-Mexico border to visit troops awaiting migrant caravan
  69. Telematics insurance has helped cut young driver casualties by a third
  70. Budget 2015 headlines in 4 minutes – BBC News
  71. Michael Douglas says famous dad Kirk Douglas told him his acting debut was ‘absolutely terrible’
  72. Now US regulators vow to ban menthol cigarettes
  73. West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass insists his side should be doing better this season
  74. Christian women in Ireland don’t believe in limbo anymore, survey finds
  75. Ancient Egypt bombshell: Shock evidence pyramids built 5,500 years early
  76. California’s Rohrabacher not conceding despite media’s call of Democrat victory
  77. Launch of dedicated ‘Poppy’ bank accounts gives boost for Armed Forces
  78. India’s campaigning Miss World – BBC News
  79. Red Dead Online release date: When does Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer come out? | Gaming | Entertainment
  80. Wynn Resorts shares fall 12 percent as it misses earnings estimates
  81. Several former NFL players win midterm races
  82. Facebook starts shipping Portal smart displays
  83. Alien news: Nazi technology ‘exposed as floating bell stuns locals’
  84. Prince Charles won’t speak out when he becomes king
  85. How do I vote if I own shares in a nominee account not paper?
  86. What if UK PM refused to allow another Scottish referendum? BBC News
  87. Legendary stuntwoman Kitty O’Neil dead at 72
  88. Opioid overdoses killed 200 Americans a DAY last year, DEA report reveals
  89. Transfer news LIVE: Neymar to Barcelona shock, Man Utd wage problem, Chelsea swap deal | Football | Sport
  90. Victorian street demolished in Second World War is found in Cornwall
  91. NASA spots huge ‘thermal anomaly’ in Atlantic Ocean sparking frenzy
  92. Avenatti stars in ‘avenging angel’ role
  93. Property prices pushed down by over valuations, a lack of supply and Brexit, say estate agents
  94. CEO Mette Hoffmann Meyer on BBC World News
  95. Jason Aldean, wife Brittany Kerr reveal daughter’s name at baby shower
  96. Phoenix Coldon’s mysterious disappearance perplexes retired officer in new doc: ‘I want to help bring some closure’
  97. Marsha Blackburn leads Phil Bredesen
  98. Is Russia still meddling in US politics? – BBC News
  99. Raheem Sterling arrives for Manchester City training with ‘Fully Paid’ hat
  100. Where to see the best fall foliage across the country
  101. New ‘sensitive’ cervical cancer screening could save women from smear tests after 55
  102. Alien news: UFO spotted ‘taking off from the moon’ in BOMBSHELL clip
  103. Sky finally launches Netflix via its Sky Q boxes
  104. John Schneider reveals ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ memories, weighs in on Tom Wopat troubles
  105. Angela Merkel’s political challenges – BBC News
  106. Essential Gear for Traveling Solo
  107. Paul Zimmerman, acclaimed NFL writer known as ‘Dr. Z,’ dead at 86
  108. Britain’s first double hand transplant patient can now open his door
  109. Ghost news: Man is ‘followed around haunted house by girl in a cape’
  110. Florida mayor accused of asking resident for sex in exchange for neighborhood speed bumps
  111. Is Mike Ashley King of the High Street? As he bags Evans Cycles, what else is in his retail empire?
  112. Kate Middleton reveals royal rule for Prince George, Princess Charlotte
  113. Trump says ‘no’ to migrants: BBC News Review
  114. Manchester United stars arrive for training ahead of Bournemouth clash
  115. NYC airport workers to earn nation’s highest minimum wage
  116. Costa Coffee stores BAN under 16s from buying caffeinated drinks
  117. Brexit Secretary ‘behaving like a thief in the night’
  118. Savills forecasts house prices will rise 15% in five years
  119. ‘Broad City’ star Ilana Glazer’s political event canceled after vandals write ‘kill all Jews’ inside synagogue
  120. World’s Tallest Statue Cost $420 Million, Tivals The Space Needle | NBC News
  121. The home of Bollywood has much to offer travelers
  122. NHL player Evander Kane facing $6M lawsuit as ex-girlfriend claims he reneged on $3M abortion payment
  123. Woman, 24, whose IBS left her looking ‘nine months pregnant’ is now a slim size 10
  124. Kasich: ‘A pox on both houses’ for Kavanaugh confirmation process
  125. Dumbo octopus monster SPOTTED by deep-sea EV Nautilus explorers
  126. Who is George Soros? – BBC News
  127. Dad creates VR world to help daughter – BBC News
  128. David Foster and Katharine McPhee show some PDA at Beverly Hills event
  129. DNA testing websites are ‘scaring women into asking for breast removal surgery’
  130. It Might Not Be a Drinking Problem, but It’s Definitely a Problem
  131. Commerce Department launches audit of steel tariff waivers
  132. Leicester helicopter crash: Schmeichel ‘stopped by police as he ran at burning helicopter’ | Football | Sport
  133. Michael Jackson ALIVE: Frenzy over King of Pop’s ‘nameless empty crypt’
  134. Meghan Markle, Prince Harry breaking royal protocol? 7 times the couple strayed from tradition
  135. ‘Heroic’ TSA agent saves man having heart attack at airport
  136. Hope for the millions of women with endometriosis as scientists edge one step closer to a ‘cure’
  137. Maxine Waters, Schiff among high-profile Dems poised to control committees if House flips
  138. Google Earth spots ‘secret spy plane’ in US military base near Area 51
  139. Parents are paying out thousands for their children to go on school trips
  140. The new MacBook Air makes it near impossible to eavesdrop
  141. Just FIVE percent of US children are meeting the recommended amount of weekly physical activity
  142. Brazilian airline Gol to offer premium class with no middle seats
  143. Retirement contribution limits will rise in 2019
  144. 5 things to binge-watch while spring cleaning
  145. No laughing matter: When exactly did clowns become scary?
  146. Vanessa Trump files for divorce from Donald Trump Jr
  147. Eyelid Lumps and Bumps
  148. 5 Ways Grains Interfere with Weight Loss
  149. Bright Eyes: More Than a Fresh Look
  150. Fighting the flu? This technology tries to help you get well faster
  151. Google hopes AI can predict heart disease by looking at retinas
  152. This startup wants to create a 3D-printed heart
  153. Expert SEO Advice on Marketing Your New Business
  154. Best Tools for Running a Retail Website
  155. How to Create an Exceptional Omnichannel Retail Experience
  156. Jimmie Johnson Mired in Career Worst 28-Race Losing Streak
  157. South Carolina Advances With 79-63 Win Over Buffalo
  158. Thomas Nears No. 1 With Another Short Round in Match Play
  159. Austin serial bomber: Self-described psychopath left behind unemotional trail of murder
  160. ‘Half my family is gone’: Mom mourns Iowa family found dead at Mexico resort
  161. March for our Lives rallies happening in every U.S. state: ‘We’re here and coming to make a change’


Satellite

What is it? A pair of premium wireless headphones
Price: $399.99
Gift group: Audiophiles looking for an enveloping sound experience

Santa’s scoop: Innovative audio facilitators Blue will make gift-receiving music fans giddy with its first foray into wireless, over-the-ear headphones.

Not simply a Bluetooth-connected, standard listening device, the aluminum and plastic constructed Satellite offers the controllable option of a powerful onboard 280 mW analog amplifier with two separate pairs of dedicated 44mm dynamic drivers in each ear cup for high-fidelity sound in the finest old-school analog tradition.

Add the option of turning on two dedicated 30mm drivers for active noise cancellation also in each cup, finely honed by Blue to not mess with the musical output, and get pure dynamic musical reproduction with sweeping stereo depth

Both options are accessed via buttons on the left ear cup easily reachable with the immediate volume. Textures were apparent after the amp immediately kicked when I listened to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”


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A single USB charge offers roughly 24 hours of listening, but that battery life drops to about eight hours when using the amp and active noise-cancellation options.

Not to be considered a mobile, portable headset, the device offers a weighty but pillow-like and comfortable fit over the ears with thick pads and lithe harness. It also takes calls through its built-in, omni-directional microphone on the right ear cup.

Now, that reported, the set does fold slightly but also comes with a very protective case with an interior detachable container for the included USB charging cord and a roughly 9-foot external cord to directly plug into a music or home theater source.

Meural

What is it? A Wi-Fi-connected smart frame available in white, black or walnut
Price: $595
Gift group: Seriousart lovers

Santa’s scoop: Netgear offers a product to spice up a living room with a picture frame displaying an ever-evolving look at personal memories and art masterpieces.

The 29-inch frame features a 27-inch, high-definition IPS, liquid crystal screen finely tuned to present digital versions of images, and a wireless connection (using its free app) to upload and maintain an image library.

The images shown on the anti-glare, matte-finish screen area are enhanced with an ambient light sensor and TrueArt technology to make the works look as realistic as one might find in a museum.

Even slicker, an admirer can wave a hand past the screen to change the image, view its origin (with an encyclopedic entry) or talk to the screen to replace the image (Voice control (currently compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices).

Owners will need to connect a free app to get the screen working properly and manage playlists on the go. The slightly complex process involves tapping into its internal router and having a strong Wi-Fi connection.

The frame comes with 100 free images such as “At the Moulin Rouge, The Dance” by Toulouse-Lautrec and “The Dance Lesson” by Edward Degas; or owners have 8 gigabytes of space to upload (via an SD card or the app) their own vacation masterpieces or family portraits to proudly display.

For those wishing to display a deeper catalog of art, Netgear has a Meural membership option ($5.95/month or $49.95/year) to unlock full access to its library of 30,000 works (including a recently added Norman Rockwell collection). All are chosen by in-house curators and licensed from major museums and artists.

D3500

What is it? An entry-level DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera and lens kit
Price: $499
Gift group: Amateur photographers in the family

Santa’s scoop: Nikon’s most portable and lightest camera to date gives beginners a chance to use a real piece of photo equipment to capture more controlled visual memories and not just continue to snap pictures with a smartphone.

Shaped almost too small for big-handed humans, the camera features a 3-inch, 921k-dot rear LCD screen, a 24.2 megapixel image sensor (15 times more than a standard smart phone), an ISO of up to 25,600 for extreme light and dark conditions, and it can capture video at 1080p high-definition resolution up to 60 frames per second.

A welcomed Guide mode allows new users to quickly pick a setting and shoot (portrait, landscape, distant objects, close-up, night portraits and distant subjects) as well as easily add special effects to shots.

Semi-professionals can still take control of their shots through the camera’s manual settings to finely tune shutter speed, aperture and ISO.

The camera also has Bluetooth capabilities. Owners install the Snapbridge app on a smartphone or tablet (easily paired with up to five devices compatible with iOS or Android systems) and after a slightly arduous set-up process, they can share images (up to 2 megabytes) with family or friends on email and social media or store them on a cloud.

The package includes an 18-55mm lens, a charger, strap and an ion battery offering more than 1,500 shots per charge.

Now as with the previous model, the package does not include a basic SD memory card (starting at $10 for a lower end 16 gigabyte card) needed to use the camera and store the photos. It’s a really odd omission considering the camera is useless without it.

Mobile warriors

Sherpa 100AC (Goal Zero, $299.99) — Let’s call it the Swiss Army knife of charging stations. This airline-approved, block-shaped portable power bank — looking and feeling like a lead-lined, hardback novel — weighs about 2 pounds and allows owners to charge smartphones, DSLR cameras, tablets and even power-sucking Apple laptops all at once.

An onboard AC outlet, two high-speed (60 watt) USB-A ports and a pair of bidirectional USB-C ports perform most of the energy transferring magic.

It even features Qi wireless charging for smartphones loaded with that technology. Just lay the phone on the device and it’s charging.

Owners can charge the Sherpa via a USB cable (roughly taking the long side of 10 hours), use an auto 12V adapter (roughly five hours) or a direct power supply (roughly three hours). Unfortunately, the most speedy energy source, the power supply accessory is not included.

An OLED screen on its front displays the power usage and battery level of individual ports and the package includes a Lightning to USB-A, Micro USB to USB-A and USB-C to USB-C cable.

Boost Up (Belkin, $69.99) — After the technology breakthrough of Q1 wireless charging for smartphones, humans can never have enough portable energy stations these days.

The device, that looks like a mini radar dish mounted on a fixed stand can easily charge Apple iPhones (8 and above), Samsung Galaxies (S9, S9+, Note9, Note8, S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, S6, S6 edge) LG’s V30, G6 (US version), Sony Xperia’s X72 and Microsoft’s Lumia (certain models) through 7.5 to 9 watts of charging power and offers a portrait or landscape position.

An AC adapter with a 5-foot cord is included and Boost Up delivered as promised by simply laying a device on its dish. It works great in a hotel room perched on a nightstand as well as sitting on a kitchen counter.

MagicMount (Scosche, $59.99) — Charge any Qi certified smartphone (10 watts of power) while it’s magnetically attached to a car dashboard area with this multifunctional device.

It’s simple enough. Owners either install the mount through a suction cup on the window or dashboard, or use it to stick into a vent with the angled bracket, then plug in the device with the 12v car adapter (3 foot long cord), attach a magnetto the back of their phones and paste it to the MagicMount.

It works as advertised, but the neodymium magnet can be a bit finicky. Owners will need to find a sweet spot for not only where to place the phone to stay stuck but receive a continuous charge.

RockStar (Belkin, $34.99) — Thanks to some bad decisions made with the designs of new iPhones, folks looking to use wired earbuds to enjoy long sessions of music or talk while charging their smartphones were out luck with a dongle lightning adapter replacing the headphone jack.

The problem is now solved with 3.5mm Audio + Charge RockStar adapter. The 4.5-inch-long connector offers two inputs, a headphone jack and a lightning cord port with the male end of the cord plugging directly into the iPhone lightning jack.

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