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Every year either on or around December 31st, I like to put together a list of our most popular news, reviews and articles of the year according to Google’s traffic statistics for the site. I think it's interesting to see which articles and topics were the most popular with our readers. Any ideas what the… Read More

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My mobile operating system of choice is Android and my desktop operating system of choice is macOS. When you pair those two together you have to jump through more hoops when you transfer files back and forth than you do if you use Android with Windows. For example, if I snap a picture with my… Read More

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Today we post the last part of the team's favorite gear of 2016 lists including my own favorites. Click through to read our picks and don't forget to check out parts 1 - 3 too! Don’t miss: The year in review – Favorite gadgets of the Gadgeteer team for 2016 (part 1) The year in… Read More

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Today we're posting part 3 of the team's favorite gadgets of 2016 and so far I'm not seeing any trends as far as the types of gadgets that everyone is choosing as their favorites. Click through to see four more team member's favorites and check back tomorrow for the final installment of this series that… Read More

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Yesterday we posted part 1 of the Gadgeteer team's favorite gadgets of 2016 and today we're back with part 2 which includes the lists from four more Gadgeteer writers. Be sure to check back on Monday and Tuesday for parts 3 and 4. I'll be including my own favorites in part 4. Don’t miss: The… Read More

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A few weeks ago I asked everyone on the Gadgeteer team to make me a list of their favorite products from this past year. I told them that the items that they picked didn’t need to be restricted to only gadgets that they had reviewed in 2016, but that they could include any items that… Read More

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CROSS is currently running a promotion called My Long Story Short... Where people tell their story of a significant moment in their life or message for someone special boiled down and captured in a few meaningful words. For some, this may be difficult or impossible but for others vividly easy. For me instead of reaching into the past… Read More

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I've been using a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for almost a week now and I've enjoyed it significantly more than I thought I would. The size and weight make this convertible laptop perfect for everyday and travel use. I'm even seriously considering switching from MacOS to Windows 10 if you can believe that! Having said, that… Read More

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A few weeks ago I complained about the weight and bulk of the gear that I take with me when I travel. On my last trip to Florida, I took a 13" laptop, 10" tablet, my phone, various cords and AC adapters. Combine that gear with the weight of the bag that holds all of… Read More

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If you've been following my recent gadget diary posts, you will know that I've been trying to decide what my next travel computer will be. I'm set on it being very light weight (including the charging adapter) but still capable enough to handle the desktop browser version of Gmail, and Photoshop photo editing software in case… Read More

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There seems to be a disturbance in the Force because I haven't been able to bond with any new gadgets that I've tried in the last couple of months. First, it was the iPhone 7, which I tried for a few weeks and ultimately returned to Verizon. Next up was the Google Pixel XL which I… Read More

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SmartKlear is a screen cleaner that uses carbon pads wipe the crud off your smartphone's display. It's exactly like a Swiffer mop for your smartphone only it's tiny and isn't like a Swiffer mop at all. Sorry SmartKlear and all those other screen cleaning gadgets out there... but how many people are THAT worried that… Read More

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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… Read More

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I'm sure you guys are getting tired of my whining about how the current crop of smartphones isn't as "fun" as devices were back in the good old days of PDAs when new features and technology was being developed every few months. I even get tired of listening to myself because I'm starting to remind… Read More

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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… Read More