I'm not a frequent traveler, but we do go on at least two vacations a year which usually involve air travel. Preparing for these trips involves decisions about the gear to take with me and I always have the same dilemma each time: weight and bulk vs. usability. I know vacations are for relaxing, but I'd [...]

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After almost two months of spontaneously combusting drama, it's official. Samsung has finally stuck a fork in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and it's been declared dead. My guess is that we'll never see another new Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone model because that name just has too much negativity attached to it. So, what do [...]

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As details about Google's new Pixel flagship phones trickled out over the past few days and weeks, I've been consistently saying to friends that I would not (probably) be buying one. I'd already gone through the whole spontaneous purchase experience with the iPhone 7 only to return it a week later due to not loving [...]

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Most of us aren't independently wealthy and are forced to wake up and go to work every morning. Whether you like your job or not, there are few sounds on Earth worse than an alarm clock's beeping. Witti hopes to make your morning a little less dreadful with the Beddi intelligent alarm clock. The front [...]

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Chromebooks laptops are both light weight physically and technically. They are powered by Google's Chrome OS which provides long battery life and ease of use. One thing they didn't offer until recently was access to the Google Play store and the ability to run Android apps. The Acer Chromebook R 11 is one of a [...]

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Do you want to create your own 3D videos but think it will cost too much and be too difficult? If you have an Android device with a micro USB port, the Weeview Eye-Plug camera will let you  capture your own VR movies for less than $50. But does the old saying "you get what [...]

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Last week I ordered a cute little Android pin from Dead Zebra. When it arrived, there were a couple of Android stickers also included in the package. I was so excited that I took a picture and shared it with Dave Rees (my Gadgeteer BFF). What he said next made me both laugh and think. [...]

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that things haven't been going so well for Samsung the past week or two. With a recall in effect due to faulty batteries, I'm afraid it's going to give the Samsung Galaxy Note7 a bad wrap. Dave Rees and I have teamed up again to share [...]

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This new FIRE HD tablet from Amazon features an 8-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution, 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, Dolby Audio speakers, rear and front-facing cameras and 12-hour battery life. When Fire OS 5.4 is released, this new tablet will have Alexa enabled. Alexa provides quick access to the entertainment you want, including music, [...]

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This morning I received info from my Verizon rep after asking if I needed to return the review unit of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that I've been testing for the last week: This morning, Samsung announced a voluntary recall of the Galaxy Note7 in response to an issue with the device’s battery. Because customer [...]

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It's been over a year since I posted my review of the Google Nexus 6 (made by Motorola) and two years since I posted the Motorola DROID TURBO review. They sure aren't kidding when they say that time flies when you're having fun. Now it's 2016 and we have two new flagship phones from Motorola that [...]

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Virtual reality is taking off in a big way, so why not get in on the fun and create your own 3D pictures and video. How can you do that? With Weeview's Eye-Plug 3D. This flash drive sized camera plugs into Android phones with a micro USB connector and allows easy capture of 3D video [...]

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We've all seen FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) spread by various competing vendors to lessen the allure of their competitors. Today, however, a huge flaw was revealed about Android devices using chipsets from Qualcomm that should make everyone take notice. Dubbed QuadRooter by Check Point, the company that discovered and documented it, the exploit gives complete [...]

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Polar is renowned for their heart rate monitoring equipment and they have recently announced their newest model, the M600. Notwithstanding the Piper M600 aircraft, the Noble M600 supercar, or the DJI M600 drone, it's still one of the coolest M600's out there. The idea is that this watch is the perfect combination of a smartwatch [...]

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Selfie takers take notice, GOATcase has developed an anti-gravity case that will stick to any smooth surface. To accomplish this it uses "nano suction technology" which is really just a fancy term for many tiny suction cups. GOATcase claims that the case will adhere to smooth surfaces like wood, a whiteboard, metal, mirrors, and a computer screen. They [...]

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