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If yesterday was Microsoft's day for announcing big news (read: a $2.5 billion acquisition), today is the day it moves on to less pressing topics. The company's hardware team just unveiled a few new accessories, including a wired Xbox One controller for PC gaming, and a portable Bluetooth keyboard that can pair with three different devices at once. Starting with the controller, this is basically the same one that already ships with the Xbox. In fact, because it comes with a battery pack in the box, you could use it wirelessly with the Xbone, in case you need a second controller. Heck, even the price is the same, at $60. The only difference? It includes a USB cable, allowing you to play on a Windows PC. Unfortunately, for now, at least, the controller can't be used wirelessly with a PC. Then again, the last-gen Xbox 360 controller started as wired-only, but later got a dongle, allowing you to use it wirelessly with Windows machines. So maybe Microsoft will follow a similar timetable with the Xbone.

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Remember the Misfit Shine? It was yet another in a long line of crowdfunded wearables that won some points for its uber-clean looks and its activity tracking skills (not to mention the Klingon instructions on the box). $99 may have been a bit much to ask in exchange for an intelligent coin that lives on your wrist though, which is why the Misfit team just pulled back the curtain on a $49 version called the Misfit Flash. It packs the same sort of functionality as its more expensive brother -- it tracks your sleep motion, steps and tough-to-measure activities like swimming and cycling -- into a body that's a little less rugged than the original.

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Unless you're aiming to film the next Cloverfield-style cinematic masterpiece, you may want to consider some tools to smooth out those shots. Cam Caddie has just the thing, with kits like its Scorpion EX Pro. It includes a USA-made composite thermoplastic grip for stabilization and a series of add-ons for mounting it to shoulder supports, tripods and dollies. It's built to work with DSLR cameras, GoPros and smartphones (up to 5.1-inch screens) and can be expanded with options like Cam Caddie's 7-inch 1080p HD display to help track the action. And you know what? They've given us one of these fully fleshed out set ups for one lucky Engadget reader this week. Whether your doing music videos, Kafka-esque art films or just recording ollies down that double set of stairs, this kit will help you improve your game and mitigate that nausea inducing jitter. All you need to do is head down to the Rafflecopter widget below for your shot at the big time.

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Leica, Leica X-E, X-ELeica just released an update to its X2 point-and-shoot camera here at Photokina. The X-E has a look and feel that's very similar to its predecessor, with comparable specs as well. There's a 16.5-megapixel APS-C sensor that, like the X model also announced today, can capture images with a level of quality that rivals that of many DSLRs. What you can't do, unfortunately, is swap in a different lens -- there's a 24mm f/2.8 optic permanently attached, which is what you'd expect given the light weight and compact size, but if you need to get closer to your subject, you'll need to walk forward rather than zoom in.

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When iHeartRadio first launched years ago, it was a just a mobile app to let people listen to any of Clear Channel's 800-something radio stations on their phones. Now, three years and some 50 million subscribers later, the "iHeart" moniker has grown powerful enough to spark a major rebrand - the Clear Channel we know (and probably love to hate) just changed its name to iHeartMedia. To hear CEO Bob Pittman tell the tale, the shift only really came together six weeks ago, but it's hard not to to see why. After all, the iHeart name has been talked up by nearly every DJ on every one of Clear Channel's stations for ages now, to say nothing of the massive annual music festival that's right around the corner too. There's also the seemingly inextricable link between "Clear Channel" and stodgy old radio players, an association that the company's brass are eager to get rid of. No, iHeartMedia is all about embracing the digital music wave, but here's the big question that needs answering: is a name change really going to help the company do battle with its most bitter rivals?

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Thinking about building something out of LittleBits' library of interconnecting circuit boards? Until today, your creativity has been artificially limited -- LittleBits uses a proprietary magnetic connector for each of its snap-on components, without any ability to add objects to your project that fall outside of the company's offered modules. Today that changes: Today LittleBits announced a new program that allows customers to prototype, design, manufacture and sell their own LittleBit components. It's called Bitlab, and the company hopes that it will become an "App Store for hardware."

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Apple Pay on an iPhone 6

If you were hoping to use NFC on the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus to pair with your camera or share files with friends... well, you'll have to keep waiting. Apple has confirmed to Cult of Mac that the new iPhones' near field wireless is currently limited to use with Apple Pay. In other words, you won't see it used either for core iOS features or in third-party apps, at least not in the near future. However, that doesn't necessarily mean the technology will go to waste in the long run. We already know that the Apple Watch can unlock your hotel door, so the crew in Cupertino isn't averse to letting developers use NFC for tasks beyond payments. And if you'll recall, Apple initially limited its Touch ID fingerprint reader to unlocking the iPhone and making iTunes purchases before opening it up to developers in iOS 8; it wouldn't be surprising to see expanded NFC support on the iPhone once Apple is more comfortable.

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Some artists find inspiration in their peers' artworks and even think it boring to draw alone. If you feel that way and you use FiftyThree's Paper app (and maybe its Pencil stylus, as well) religiously, you can take advantage of the startup's new service to collaborate with anyone you want. This new product is called Mix, and it's an open platform where all users can share their work by uploading it straight from the Paper app. The latest version of Paper comes loaded with the Mix sharing option, as you can see in the video below -- after you've uploaded your work, other members can finish it or put their own spin on it.

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If we were to cherry-pick one major fault from our NVIDIA Shield tablet review, it would definitely be the slate's storage space -- 16GB just isn't enough for a device built for gaming and media consumption. If you were holding off until the company put out a larger capacity version, your day has come: NVIDIA just announced that the 32GB LTE variant of the Shield is now available for pre-order. $399 buys the unlocked LTE tablet in its own right, but NVIDIA tells us that AT&T will be offering it for $299 on contract.

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When we first saw Polaroid's Socialmatic camera, the obvious conclusion to make was that the company had simply decided to turn the Instagram logo into a device. Of course, given that the social network's logo was based on Polaroid's device designs, it's a surreal case of pop culture eating itself. Polaroid's jumping on the bandwagon of connected cameras - devices that straddle the line between point-and-shoot snapper and smartphone, but there's one small tweak that'll see this hardware stand out against the Lumix CM1 and Lumia 1020: this one's also got an old-school photo printer tucked inside.

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