Trends of the Week

At Home with Amazon with Mario Armstrong

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As we spend more time at home, maintaining a routine can be difficult, but with the help of your Amazon Devices, you can stay healthy, entertained and productive throughout the day – just by asking Alexa. Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong teamed up with Amazon Devices to take us through a typical day.

Starting in the morning, it’s easy to set up custom Routines in the Alexa App, so you can start and end each day the same way. With the Echo Dot with Clock, it’s easy to customize your “Good Morning” routine. All you need to say when you wake up is “Alexa, Good Morning” and Alexa will start your Routine with your connected devices. For example, a routine could have Alexa turn smart light bulbs on at 50%, turn off the fan connected to an Amazon Smart Plug, and tell you the local weather. You can even ask Alexa to turn on your “Good Morning” playlist if you need an extra minute of motivation. If you like to end your day with a specific routine, you can also easily customize a “Good Night” routine in the app.

Now, to get productive while working at home, set up your Workday Routine, and just say – “Alexa, it’s time to work.” Alexa will recognize you’re ready to work and will brighten your Philips Hue lightbulbs to your preferred level, give you calendar reminders and notifications, and even an inspirational quote to keep you motivated throughout the day.

For busy at-home parents, keep the kids engaged and learning while you’re working – with the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet, they’ll be able to access specially curated educational content. Parents also have access to Amazon FreeTime and FreeTime Unlimited, which features parental controls to determine what content your child sees, the ability to create educational goals, and even set time limits by activity.

After you accomplish your to-do lists for the day, it’s time to take care of you. With a few tips and tricks, Alexa is a huge help when it comes to food, fitness and fun. With your Fire TV Stick 4K, ask Alexa for workouts like yoga or the Peloton app, easy classes from YouTube, or if you’re not ready to workout, get show recommendations for content from Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, HBO, and more – just by using your voice.

And if you get hungry, use your Echo Show device in the kitchen and say “Alexa, open Food Network Kitchen” to check out tons of delicious recipes with some of your favorite Food Network talent. Plus, you can even take a cooking class to perfect your skills!

If you want to know how to enjoy Amazon Devices at your home, just head over to www.Amazon.com/devices.

The New Norm: Summer Trends with Evette Rios

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Summer is here…yet we are entering the next phase of social distancing due to coronavirus. So, how do we ensure a fun, safe and productive summer? Lifestyle Expert Evette Rios and InTheNews.TV recently partnered up with a few favorite brands that can help us navigate our new normal this summer…everything from tech tools for home activities, new technology for school buses as schools open, and tips for data safety with so many of us going online with different devices!

Families can use HP’s Print, Play, and Learn to help keep their kids entertained and learning during the summer at home through the free fun and educational printables offered on the platform.

Print, Play and Learn

Print, Play and Learn

Print, Play, & Learn is a resource hub of free printable content for families – offering content on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related topics and “do it yourself” (DIY) projects. Created in partnership with educators and influencers – including Teachers Pay Teachers, Education.com, TIME for Kids, among others – the new printable pages are designed to enhance at-home curriculum with creative, fun and educational activities for students and parents.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HP
Instagram: @HP
Twitter: @HP
Hashtags: #PrintPlayAndLearn

Schools will use this product to provide greater peace of mind for the families of the 25 million students who ride the school bus every day.

www.busguardian.com

www.busguardian.com

Bus Guardian easily and affordably leverages GPS-powered telematics data to convert a school bus into a powerful data collection asset to help schools combat COVID-19 with intuitive contact tracing and hygiene verification. Communities will be able to precisely and confidently know which students may have been in contact with the virus, and how frequent and thorough the school is in its bus sanitization efforts.

Bus Guardian is a suite of digital tools designed to help schools more safely and confidently return students to the classroom. The health and safety of students has been a top priority for school districts across the U.S. well before the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic, but now the urgency of this goal has increased exponentially.

  • Priced at $15 per bus per month.
  • Available for purchase and for more information, visit www.busguardian.com.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SynoviaSolutions
Hashtags: #BusGuardian

Kaspersky offers the most comprehensive, most awarded protection for your personal devices.

Kaspersky Total Security

Kaspersky Total Security

It’s more important than ever to protect your family’s devices and privacy from online threats. Since COVID-19, we’ve become more reliant on the internet for entertainment, work and shopping, and cybercriminals are thrilled.

Kaspersky Total Security protects your PC, Mac and Android devices, and secures your privacy, money and identity by stopping malware and online scams.

It includes a Password Manager that keeps track of all your accounts, Safe Money technology that secures your online shopping and banking when you’re entering you payment info, and even parental controls that can block inappropriate content and limit screen time.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Kaspersky
Instagram: @kasperskylab
Twitter: @kaspersky
Hashtags: #CyberSecurity #Privacy #Malware

*Content Provided and Sponsored by HP Inc., CalAmp and Kaspersky.

Dads & Grads Gifts with Mario Armstrong

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It’s a time-honored tradition – giving gifts to our grads for all of their hard work and dedication and making sure we appreciate “The World’s Best Dad” on Father’s Day.

To give us some hints on what to buy, Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong and InTheNews.TV teamed up with some of their favorite brands for the coolest trends and latest gadgets that top the list this year!

The Old Spice Styling lineup gives guys the perfect products for amazing hair to give them confidence that speaks volumes.

Old Spice Stylers

Old Spice Stylers: Pomade, Swagger Gel, Putty, Paste, Fiber Wax

Old Spice styling products deliver awesome looking hair with the least amount of effort. It’s the perfect gift for dads and grads who will no longer have to be intimidated with choosing the styling product that’s right for them. Each of the five Old Spice styling products offers a description and visual silhouette on the packaging to help educate guys about the styler that best fits their specific hair type.

  • Priced at $6.00-$8.00.
  • Available for purchase at any local retail store.
  • For more information, visit www.oldspice.com/hair.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OldSpice
Instagram: @OldSpice
Twitter: @OldSpice
Hashtags: #BestSmellf

This gift is the most intelligent, powerful, and deepest cleaning Roomba robot to date, with 40x the suction over previous models and PerfectEdge® Technology for getting deep into corners.

iRobot Roomba s9+ robot vacuum with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal

iRobot®Roomba®s9+ robot vacuum with Clean Base™ Automatic Dirt Disposal

The iRobot® Roomba® s9+ robot vacuum with Clean Base™ Automatic Dirt Disposal takes care of the cleaning from start to finish – emptying its own bin, so you don’t have to think about vacuuming for weeks at a time. Pet owners and allergy suffers will appreciate the Roomba s9+’s Anti-Allergen System that includes an AllergenLock™ Bag to trap and lock away dirt from escaping the robot or its Clean Base™, while the robot’s High Efficiency Filter captures 99 percent of mold, pollen, and dust mite allergens.

The Roomba s9+ gets deep into corners and edges with a new square front design and 3D sensor on the front of the robot, while 30 percent wider Dual Rubber Brushes provide more cleaning with every pass. The Roomba s9+ is also iRobot’s most powerful yet, with up to 40X the suction over previous generation Roomba vacuums.

Finally, Imprint Smart Mapping gives you total control over exactly which rooms are cleaned and when, since the robot knows the kitchen from the living room. Using the companion app, you can label rooms, create customizable room dividers and set up ‘Keep Out Zones’ to keep Roomba out of unwanted areas.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/irobot
Instagram: @irobot
Twitter: @irobot
Hashtags: #Roomba

Give dad the gift of entertainment with one of these fantastic movies, all newly released for their anniversaries this year!

Gladiator 4K Blu-ray Steelbook

Gladiator 4K Blu-ray Steelbook

GLADIATOR celebrates its 20thanniversary with a new collectible 4K Blu-ray Steelbook boasting more than four hours of bonus features, available starting June 16.

Braveheart 4K Blu-ray Steelbook

Braveheart 4K Blu-ray Steelbook

BRAVEHEART turns 25 with a new 4K Blu-ray Steelbook also arriving June 16 that includes over two hours of bonus content.

Urban Cowboy Blu-ray

Urban Cowboy Blu-ray

And it’s the 40thanniversary of URBAN COWBOY this year, so get ready to two-step to the sensational soundtrack and relive all the drama and passion of the classic film.  URBAN COWBOY is available now on Blu-ray for the first time ever!

Available for purchase and for more information, visit www.ParamountMovies.com.

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Instagram: @paramountmovies
Twitter: @paramountmovies

Meet ibi™, the smart photo manager from SanDisk, is the perfect device to help family and friends collect, organize and privately share their photos and videos with those who matter most.

ibi

ibi

ibi is a smart photo manager that collects, organizes, and shares photos and videos with the people who matter most, allowing you revisit life’s special moments, the perfect gift for any Dad or Grad. With 1TB of storage (approx 250,000 photos or 100 hours of video), ibi collects and backs up photos and videos from all of your devices, social media platforms, and cloud accounts and organizes them all in one place.

The ibi companion app organizes them, by location, date and/or other organizational categories, making it easy to find them when you want, wherever you are. It’s like having your own private social media account. The ibi companion app lets you create your own “inner circle” of close family and friends who you can privately share with or create albums together.

Set up your ibi device at home by simply plugging it in and downloading the app — then let it do the rest

Facebook: www.facebook.com/meetibi
Instagram: @meetibi
Twitter: @meetibi
Hashtags: #meetibi

*Content Provided and Sponsored by Old Spice, iRobot, Paramount Pictures and Western Digital.

Connected Life with Carley Knobloch

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Since we are spending a lot more time at home with social distancing or stay at home orders, now might be the perfect time to see how technology can help youTech Lifestyle Expert Carley Knobloch and KillerApps.com teamed up with a few brands to share “smart” ideas for your home and banking! Take a look…

The C by GE Motion Sensor Starter Kit allows you to add lighting control anywhere.

C by GE Motion Sensor Starter Kit

C by GE Motion Sensor Starter Kit

The Wire-Free Motion Sensor triggers your Smart Bulb when someone enters the room so you can add motion sensing anywhere. Schedule your Wire-Free Motion Sensor to deactivate during certain hours or turn lights on softly at nighttime. Place the Motion Sensor inside your front door so lights come on automatically when you step inside with your hands full. You can also save money on your electric bills without ever flipping a switch thanks to the C by GE Wire-Free Motion Sensor that turns lights on when you enter a room, and off when you leave. Pair the easy-to-use sensor with energy-saving C by GE LED smart bulbs to create a more comfortable and convenient smart home.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/GELighting
Instagram: @GELighting
Twitter: @GELighting

With an industry-leading design to capture visitors from head to toe and packages on the ground, along with a two-way audio feature, the Arlo Video Doorbell helps you keep a watchful eye on your front porch during this period of increased food and supply deliveries.

Arlo Video Doorbell

Arlo Video Doorbell

Designed to capture what traditional video doorbells can’t, Arlo Video Doorbell allows users to get a bigger, more precise picture of their front porch – especially during this period of increased deliveries. The Arlo Video Doorbell delivers personalized package and visitor alerts, direct-to-mobile video calls, and two-way audio to quickly reply and instruct delivery personnel to leave items on their doorstep. Now users can manage contactless deliveries safely from inside their home and have extra peace of mind while they’re sheltering at home.

  • Priced at $149.99.
  • Available for purchase at www.arlo.com, Best Buy and Amazon.
  • For more information, visit www.arlo.com.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArloSmartHome
Instagram: @arlosmarthome
Twitter: @ArloSmartHome
Hashtags: #Arlo #ArloSmartHome #VideoDoorbell

The Chase Mobile app offers consumers important digital banking tools as we navigate the “new normal” of social distancing.

Chase Mobile app

Chase Mobile app

The Chase Mobile app enables you to securely access accounts from virtually anywhere in order to manage credit card and bank accounts the same way you do at Chase.com or at your local branch. Download the Chase Mobile app to deposit checks, pay bills, send money to friends, cancel travel plans booked through credit card rewards, lock/unlock a debit card and more.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chase
Twitter: @Chase
Instagram: @Chase
YouTube: www.youtube.com/chase

Chase also offers consumers important fraud detection tips that everyone should learn to stay protected during these uncertain times.

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Twitter: @Chase
Instagram: @Chase
YouTube: www.youtube.com/chase

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The New Normal! with Evette Rios

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The Covid-19 coronavirus is rapidly transforming our workplace and family life! But is this the new normal for how we work, home school our kids, exercise, shop, communicate, and live our lives or is this just temporary?

To help us get the most from staying at home, Lifestyle Expert Evette Rios and InTheNews.TV recently partnered up with a few favorite brands that can help benefit our lives whether it’s our new norm or for just a short period of time…from being productive at work or school to organizing…and yes, even some entertainment!

HP OfficeJet Pro is a smart printer – powered by the HP Smart App – that is a perfect partner for all your at home printing needs: whether that’s work related or family related, OfficeJet Pro gets the job done.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8035

Powered by the HP Smart App, OfficeJet Pro prints, scans and copies all of your at home print needs. It comes with 8 months of Ink delivered straight to your door with Instant Ink, so you don’t have to worry about running out of ink or having to leave your home to get it. You can also reduce interruptions with self-healing Wi-Fi that keeps you connected as well as best-in-class security to help protect devices, data and documents.

  • Priced at $199.99.
  • Available for purchase at HP.com, Staples and Best Buy.
  • For more information, visit HP.com.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HP
Twitter: @HP
Instagram: @hp
Hashtag: #keepreinventing

ENVY 32 AiO, a CES 2020 Innovation Award honoree, features the world’s widest 4K display and the first all-in-one with Advanced Audio Stream – a perfect device for work and play.

HP ENVY 32 AiO

HP ENVY 32 AiO

Perfect for families that have a dedicated area for work, learning, or entertainment, the ENVY 32 AiO has the power, performance and style for whatever you throw at it. From the beautiful edge-to-edge glass display resting on a solid aluminum stand, to the matte Nightfall Black finish, accented with Dark Ash wood grain, and a heathered acoustic cloth, the ENVY 32 AiO features thoughtful design touches that are integrated into a premium look and feel. With easy access to ports, built-in wireless charging, and a multi-device keyboard to switch from one device to another (like a tablet or a phone) with a press of a button, everything you need is at your fingertips.

  • Prices starting at $1,599.99.
  • Available for purchase at HP.com, Best Buy and Amazon.
  • For more information, visit HP.com.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HP
Twitter: @HP
Instagram: @hp
Hashtag: #keepreinventing

Everyone could use some entertainment right now. Here are two new releases that you can get digitally at home with just a few clicks.

First, an action-packed adventure that everyone in the family can enjoy! 

Sonic the Hedgehog Digital Release

 

Sonic the Hedgehog Digital Release

Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, Sonic the Hedgehog tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SonicMovie
Twitter: @SonicMovie
Instagram: @SonicMovie
Hashtag: #SonicMovie

And for grown-ups looking for some serious laughs, definitely check out…

Like a Boss Digital Release

Like a Boss Digital Release

Best friends Mia and Mel (Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne) are living their best lives running their own cosmetics company they’ve built from the ground up. Unfortunately, they’re in over their heads financially, and the prospect of a big buyout offer from a notorious titan of the cosmetics industry Claire Luna (Salma Hayek) proves too tempting to pass up, putting Mel and Mia’s lifelong friendship in jeopardy. The beauty business is about to get ugly. LIKE A BOSS also stars Billy Porter, Jennifer Coolidge, Ari Graynor, Natasha Rothwell, Jessica St. Clair and Karan Soni.

  • Available for purchase at Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, VUDU and more.
  • For more information, visit www.LikeABossMovie.com.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LikeABossMov
Twitter: @LikeABossMov
Instagram: @LikeABossMov
Hashtag: #LikeABoss

Meet ibi™, the smart photo manager from SanDisk, is the perfect device to help family and friends collect, organize and privately share their photos and videos with those who matter most.

ibi

ibi

ibi is a smart photo manager that brings your photos and videos together – all in one place and has 1TB of storage (approx 250,000 photos or 100 hours of video). It saves, organizes and protects your memories, allowing you to build, share and revisit life’s special moments.

In this time of social distancing and isolation, ibi is a tool to maintain relationships and bring us closer together. Easily access all of your saved photos and videos anywhere with the app or web. Privately share individual photos and invite others to add photos to shared albums on a device.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/meetibi
Twitter: @meetibi
Instagram: @meetibi
Hashtag: #meetibi

*Content Provided and Sponsored by HP, Paramount Home Entertainment and Western Digital.

Make 2020 The Year for Savings Goals with Farnoosh Torabi

2020 is a year for savings — 8 in 10 people plan to save more

Most Americans don’t have $400 saved to cover for an unexpected emergency, but a recent poll from Chase found that consumers may be ready to change that this year. 80 percent plan to save more and 51% said emergency savings is their goal.

Savings is key to financial health and Chase Financial Education Ambassador Farnoosh Torabi has tips and advice on how to get started and make savings a habit. According to Farnoosh, increasing savings is key to stability and gives people the ability to quickly recover when there are ups and downs.

Chase is focused on helping encourage the habit of savings and support people by providing information and resources that can help customers on their savings journey.

Take a first step by understanding your expenses and building a budget. Budget Builder is a great tool from Chase to help you monitor your monthly spending and saving.

Once you have this baseline, the key to reaching your goals is to just start saving, even if you’re starting small. “My advice is to automate,” says Torabi. “There is a great feature through the Chase App called Autosave which allows you to decide on your own how much you want to save and how frequently you want to save, so you can feel in control of this. The good news is the technology does the savings for you.” With this feature, you can save as little as $1 a day.

While consistency is key, savings is about what works for you. In a month where you have extra cash, you can always accelerate your savings, but in a tighter month, it’s alright to take a pause or draw from your savings to cover an unexpected expense.

Check out chase.com/autosave for more information and tips on how to make savings work for you.

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CES 2020: Featuring AfterShokz with Mario Armstrong

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Whether you’re commuting, going for a run or working in an office, hearing your surroundings is critical and AfterShokz’ open-ear bone conduction headphones offer users the ability to listen to music and take calls while maintaining situational awareness.

Aeropex

Aeropex

Aeropex preserves AfterShokz’s revolutionary open-ear design while featuring completely re-engineered bone conduction technology, delivering better quality sound in a lighter, waterproof device.

Aeropex marks a new achievement in AfterShokz’s patented bone conduction technology. Employing two micro-magnets that control the electrically-induced magnetic field, Aeropex delivers sound vibrations with higher efficiency and fidelity than ever before. Combined with angled transducers that ensure optimal placement on the cheekbones, allowing for more dynamic bass and less vibration, Aeropex harmonizes portability, usability, durability, safety, and enhanced sound quality.

  • Priced at $159.95.
  • Available for purchase at www.AfterShokz.com, Amazon, Best Buy, REI, InMotion, and independent running stores nationwide.
  • For more information, visit www.AfterShokz.com.

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Instagram: @AfterShokz
Twitter: @AfterShokz

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CES 2020: Featuring Pioneer Electronics with Mario Armstrong

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The DMH-WT8600NEX adds the latest in-vehicle technology to practically any vehicle, providing voice control, an intuitive touchscreen user interface and infotainment connectivity to encourage drivers to keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.

DMH-WT8600NEX

DMH-WT8600NEX

The DMH-WT8600NEX adds the latest in-vehicle technology to practically any vehicle, such as Amazon Alexa Auto, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, providing voice control, an intuitive touchscreen user interface and infotainment connectivity to encourage drivers to keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.

  • Priced at $1,200 before installation, costs will vary by vehicle.
  • Available for purchase once distribution is finalized, with strong retail partners such as Best Buy, Car Toys, Crutchfield and more.
  • For more information, visit www.pioneerelectronics.com.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PioneerNorthAmerica
Instagram: @PioneerCarAudio
Twitter: @PioneerUSA

*Content Provided and Sponsored by Pioneer Electronics USA, Inc.

CES 2020: Day 2 with Mario Armstrong

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The latest in consumer electronics and technology are unveiled every year in early January from CES in Las Vegas! This year’s show started Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CES 2020 is the world’s largest annual innovation event and draws more than 175,000 industry professional attendees to witness the next generation of consumer technology. Over 4,500 exhibitors will debut their new products across more than 2.5 million net square feet of exhibit space!

The show is not open to the public, however, Emmy Award Winning TV Host, Media Personality and The Digital Lifestyle Expert® Mario Armstrong partnered with a few companies below to give us a sneak peek at some of the exciting products people will be able to see and use this year!

Check it out!

The LG Gallery 4K OLED (77GX), an art inspired TV, offers viewers a spectacular picture quality through its OLED technology and offers access to everyone’s favorite entertainment platforms such as Netflix, Hulu and Disney+ for the best movie night in.

LG Gallery 4K OLED

LG Gallery 4K OLED (77GX)

The LG Gallery 4K OLED (77GX), an art inspired TV, offers viewers a spectacular picture quality through its critically-acclaimed OLED technology and access to everyone’s favorite entertainment platforms such as Netflix, Hulu and Disney+ for the best movie night in.

The LG Gallery OLED TV can also showcase vivid pieces of art, turning one’s home into a gallery show for an elegant feel. With a flush wall-mount design, the slim TV measures only 20mm thin and can appear to be one with the wall. Despite its ultra-slim profile, the LG Gallery OLED features powerful audio that delivers refined sound from two sets of speakers and two woofers.  Like all LG OLED TVs also supports new Filmmaker Mode, and has Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built in, as well as Apple AirPlay 2.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LGUSA
Twitter: @LGUS
Instagram: @lgusa

The all-electric Mustang Mach-E is the newest addition to the Mustang family. It provides more capability, versatility and enough room to take along the family and their gear. It also delivers on what customers expect from a Mustang – the looks as well as 0-60 thrills with zero emissions.

All-Electric Mustang Mach-E & SYNC 4 Communications & Entertainment System

All-Electric Mustang Mach-E & SYNC 4 Communications & Entertainment System

For the first time in 55 years, Ford is expanding the Mustang lineup with the all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV, featuring an all-new infotainment system and connected vehicle technology. The Mustang Mach-E embodies the Mustang spirit – from its sleek silhouette and muscular curves to exhilarating drive experiences. The Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition brings the thrills Mustang is famous for, targeting zero-to-60 mph in the mid-3-second range. Mustang Mach-E instills confidence with up to 300 miles of range, built-in charging solutions that route customers to nearby charging stations and access to more than 12,500 chargers in the FordPass charging network.

  • Pricing will start from $43,895 – far more affordable than other fully electric SUVs in the market. This is before the additional tax credit of $7,500.
  • Reservations are being taken now online and at Ford Dealers.
  • For more information, visit www.ford.com/suvs/mach-e/2021.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ford
Twitter: @Ford
Instagram: @ford
Hashtags: #MustangMachE

Avast Omni provides comprehensive security for your entire connected world, protecting your home network and all of the devices connected to it.

Avast Omni

Avast Omni

Avast Omni protects all of the internet-connected devices in your family, at home and on-the-go. Securing smartphones and PCs is no longer enough, yet Internet of Things devices like smart TVs can’t download typical antivirus software. Omni solves this problem at the network level, meaning it plugs into your router and automatically protects everything that connects to it. As Omni monitors traffic, the app alerts you of any unusual behavior and blocks threats in real-time. The product also features parental controls (i.e., age-appropriate content filters, screen time limits), enabling you to manage children’s online activity and maintain healthy digital habits.

  • Priced at $149.99.
  • Available for purchase and for more information, visit www.avast.com/omni

Facebook: www.facebook.com/avast
Twitter: @avast_antivirus
Instagram: @avast
Hashtags: #AvastOmni #AvastCES2020

*Content Provided and Sponsored by LG Electronics, Ford Motor Company and Avast, Inc.

Holiday Gadget Guide with Carley Knobloch

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Did you know that tech gifts are once again expected to be the most popular and the top of everyone’s list? The latest innovations always get the techie in your life excited, so if you’re looking for gift ideas, or maybe even something to place on your list…then check it out below! Tech Lifestyle Expert Carley Knobloch and TechGifts.TV partnered up with some of their favorite brands for our holiday gadget guide of 2019! And make sure to visit www.techgifts.tv and our partner www.inthenews.tv for more gift inspiration this season. Happy Holidays!!

Indoor Cam is Ring’s smallest and most affordable camera yet, and allows users to monitor virtually every corner of the inside of their home.

Ring Indoor Cam

Ring Indoor Cam

Indoor Cam is Ring’s first indoor-only and most affordable camera yet, priced at just $59.99. It features Alexa capabilities, motion-activated recording, two-way talk, motion scheduling, and up to 1080p HD video. Bundles of 2, 3, or 4 allow you to outfit your home with affordable security.

For added privacy, users can set Indoor Cam to stop recording motion-activated alerts while they are home, as well as disable audio recording. Place it on a desk, shelf, counter, or mount it to a wall – Indoor Cam will fit in the tightest corners of your home.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ring
Twitter: @ring
Instagram: @ring
Hashtag: #AlwaysHome

The Roomba® i7+ robot vacuum with Clean Base™ Automatic Dirt Disposal takes care of the cleaning from start to finish – emptying its own bin, so users don’t have to think about vacuuming for months at a time.

iRobot Roomba i7+ with Clean Base™ Automatic Dirt Disposal

iRobot® Roomba® i7+ with Clean Base™ Automatic Dirt Disposal

The iRobot® Roomba® i7+ robot vacuum with Clean Base™ Automatic Dirt Disposal takes convenience to a new level – automatically emptying its bin, so users don’t have to think about vacuuming for months at a time. Using Imprint™ Smart Mapping, the Roomba® i7+ robot vacuum remembers multiple floor plans and room names so users can customize cleaning jobs, and direct the robot to clean specific rooms by voice using voice command devices or via the iRobot HOME App.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/irobot
Twitter: @irobot
Instagram: @irobot

If you’re looking to up your virtual reality experience, this should be on the top of your list!

Oculus Quest

Oculus Quest

Gift your loved ones a next-generation gaming experience, a virtual trip around the world, or a front row seat to their favorite sports game with Oculus Quest, the latest all-in-one VR headset from Facebook. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile VR Platform, Oculus Quest offers a completely untethered experience so you can feel fully immersed in its exciting library of VR content and games. With Qualcomm technology, Oculus Quest translates movements into VR with high accuracy and low latency, so you can feel fully immersed in awesome VR games. By removing cables and external tracking sensors, Oculus Quest lets you set up a play space with ease almost anywhere for a game changing, immersive experience. With a quick and easy setup, you can jump right in and explore VR wirelessly from almost anywhere. From exploring space and paddling down iceberg-flanked passageways in Antarctica, to virtual dance-offs and tennis matches with friends and family near or far. Plus, with the ability to cast your VR view to a TV or phone, the whole family can gather around the living room to watch the adventures unfold. Quest makes for the perfect gift this holiday season.

  • Priced at $399.00 and $499.00.
  • Available for purchase at Oculus.com and our US retail partners including Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and GameStop online and in stores.
  • For more information, visit www.oculus.com/quest.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oculusvr
Twitter: @oculus
Instagram: @oculus
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/oculusvr

Take video calls on the biggest screen in your home this season…your TV!

Portal TV from Facebook

Portal TV from Facebook

One of the newest exciting Facebook Portal products for the year is Portal TV. Facebook chose Qualcomm’s Vision Intelligence Platform to enable smart video-calling to the largest screen in your home. Sitting discreetly on top of or below your TV for immersive video calling, you can move around during calls and still be seen and heard. Smart Sound enhances the voice of whoever is speaking while minimizing unwanted background noise. Connect with your friends on Portal through WhatsApp, in addition to Messenger calling.

  • Priced at $149.00.
  • Available for purchase from portal.facebook.com and other US retail partners including Amazon and Best Buy online and in stores.
  • For more information, visit portal.facebook.com/products/portal-tv.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PortalFromFacebook
Twitter: @PortalFacebook
Instagram: @portalfromfacebook
YouTube: www.youtube.com/portalfromfacebook

The perfect device for work and play? Check it out below!

Microsoft Surface Pro X

Microsoft Surface Pro X

This is the Surface Pro X, a powerful, always-connected PC in a beautiful thin and light package. Pro X is the ultimate device for mobile productivity with LTE connectivity and an available click-in Type Cover. Also supports the new Surface Slim pen for easily sketching or jotting things down in apps like OneNote. Powered by the Microsoft SQ1 Processor designed with Qualcomm, the SQ1 delivers up to 13 hours of battery life and weighs just 1.7 pounds, so it easily goes wherever you go and is perfect for working in Microsoft Office, in Microsoft Edge or Chrome, or even for watching movies on Netflix. The beautiful, 13-inch edge-to-edge Pixelsense display looks amazing and lets you navigate with touch or with the Surface Pen. Surface Pro X is a fantastic device for anyone who wants the ability to be productive wherever they go.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/surface
Twitter: @surface
Instagram: @surface

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