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This week on gdgt: Withings' Pulse tracker, Apple's new Airport Extreme, and IKEA's interactive catalog

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08.09.13
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Each week, our friends at gdgt go through the latest gadgets and score them to help you decide which ones to buy. Here are some of their most recent picks. Want more? Visit gdgt anytime to catch up on the latest, and subscribe to gdgt's newsletter to get a weekly roundup in your inbox.

This week on gdgt Withings' Pulse, Apple's new Airport Extreme, and IKEA's interactive catalog

Withings Pulse

Although Withings has been making fitness devices for some time, the Pulse is the company's first wearable tracker, and it's made a splash with critics. With all of the tracking metrics seen in its competitors, the Pulse adds an extremely portable design, an easy-to-read OLED touchscreen, a heart-rate monitor, and a suite of software analytics.
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This week on gdgt Withings' Pulse, Apple's new Airport Extreme, and IKEA's interactive catalog

IKEA lets you preview products in your home, no assembly required

This week, IKEA updated their mobile catalog app with VR in an attempt to remove some of the buyer's remorse from the furniture shopping equation. In this week's featured gdgt Central post, we explore IKEA's new interactive features, and throw some virtual furniture in our living room -- for science!

This week on gdgt Withings' Pulse, Apple's new Airport Extreme, and IKEA's interactive catalog

Apple Airport Extreme (6th-gen)

Apple's latest AirPort Extreme may look different on the outside, but it still provides the same experience with some updated speeds. With 802.11ac (the newest wireless standard) built in, the sixth-gen Airport Extreme offers consumers good speed and performance in a well-designed and easy-to-use package.
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This week on gdgt Withings' Pulse, Apple's new Airport Extreme, and IKEA's interactive catalog

Android finally gets a tool for finding your lost phone

It only took four years for Google to catch up to Apple's "Find my iPhone", but you can now locate your Android device, ring it at full volume, or lock it remotely with Google's new device manager. In this week's featured discussion, we take a look at the features this new app offers to Android users.

This week on gdgt Withings' Pulse, Apple's new Airport Extreme, and IKEA's interactive catalog

Acer Aspire R7

The Acer Aspire R7 delivers a decent computing experience thanks to internals and display, but the company's attempt at a new design leaves a lot to be desired. By placing the trackpad above the keyboard, Acer was attempting to make the touchscreen the center of attention, but it didn't quite execute on its vision with critics bemoaning the new design. And, because it doesn't have Intel's latest generation of Core processors (Haswell), it's plagued by below-average battery life.
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