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We Need New Smartwatch Etiquette Rules

“Do you have to get back to the office?” I’ve never been more mortified by nine words in my life. My Pebble is great, but when I went to check it for a legitimate text related to lunch, it looked as though I was trying to escape. It worked out, but it did reflect that smartwatches are changing social cues.

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Alcatel’s OneTouch Idol 3 Pre-Orders Have Begun Shipping

If you were able to read our review on the Alcatel OneTouch IDOL 3 earlier in the month and were excited about it enough to pre-order, you’ll be surprised to know that pre-orders have officially began shipping as of today! The IDOL 3, Alcatel’s new global flagship device will also officially launch here in the US through alcatelonetouch.us as well as Amazon.com …

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How Did Nissan Invent the 2015 Nissan Murano?

Today I rode to work behind a fascinating looking vehicle. At first glance, I was worried I had accidentally taken Percoset from my recent surgery, and thought I was hallucinating. But no, the new 2015 Nissan Murano was real, and I found myself wondering how it was that Nissan designed such a…unique vehicle.

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Nerf Is the First Word in Summer Fun!

What name is more synonymous with summer than perhaps Nerf? Nerf has been contributing to summer fun since 1969 when it released the world’s first indoor ball and since that time Nerf has been soaking us, blasting us, and allowing us to have a “ball” no matter which sport, indoor or out, is our preference.

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Flips Is A Visual Messaging App You Have to See to Believe

Flips Is A Visual Messaging App You Have to See to Believe

You can never have enough messaging apps. If you’re one of those folks who enjoy staying connected to your friends and you’re looking for an alternative that will work seamlessly, the new app Flips, might just be for you.   Flips is a visually-powered messaging app that lets you picture your words from a flipbook-style perspective. With the ability to …

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Google to Again Feature Twitter Live Feed in Some Searches

Google to Again Feature Twitter Live Feed in Some Searches

Don’t look now but frenemies Google and Twitter just said that starting today “U.S. users searching in English will see relevant Tweets in their search results within the Google app (iOS and Android) and mobile web“.  First announced back in February 2015, this deal appears to finally be getting underway. Look for results on mobile right away then desktop.

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Dlodlo Announces the World’s Lightest Virtual Reality Glasses

Dlodlo, the world’s leader in Virtual Reality products announced earlier this week their Dlodlo VR Glasses, the world’s lightest portable Virtual Reality Glasses.   Upon first glance, the VR glasses aren’t what you’d expect out of a Judge Dredd movie. The fashionably designed, wireless, and super lightweight glasses are not only portable and comfortable (unlike their competitors), they actually do …

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2015 Honda CR-V: Best-Seller Just Got Better

When the 2015 Honda CR-V compact crossover utility vehicle arrived a while back I realized it has been quite some time since I had tested this model. The vehicle itself has been around for 17 years and has become the best-selling model in its class. For 2015 the CR-V receives some significant mid-cycle upgrades, most notably under the hood.

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A-Audio Icon Wireless Over-Ear (ANC) Headphones

At an MSRP of $379, the A-Audio Icon headphones are in the price range of premium headphones. This price range puts the headphones in a competitive market with the likes of many better-known brands. At the same time, the Icon headphones deliver wireless sound, active noise cancellation, excellent sound, and a bold design that is anything but cookie-cutter. The first …

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AltspaceVR Launches Social Virtual Reality Platform in Public Beta

AltspaceVR is a social virtual reality platform that allows users to experience anything on the Internet with other users, no matter where they are through virtual reality. Within AltspaceVR, people can connect in virtual shared spaces and communicate verbally and with natural body language, just like you would in real life. Anyone can join the beta starting today!

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Synology’s BeyondCloud Mirror Is the Ultimate Beginner’s NAS

The Synology BeyondCloud Mirror (BC214se 2300) is without doubt, the best Network Attached Storage device I’ve ever reviewed. It comes with two 3TB Seagate NAS Hard Drives pre-installed and its simple plug-and-play setup will have you up and running in less than 5 minutes. It’s the perfect setup for your personal entertainment center. It is available now for $369.99.

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TYLT RIBBN 4.8A Car Charger with Flat Ribbon Cable Review

TYLT is one of my favorite mobile accessory companies. They make bright, functional accessories that consistently work as promised. This time out we are taking a look at the new TYLT RIBBN 4.8A Car Charger with Flat Ribbon Cable. This is, to be honest, the car charging system I have been waiting for. Here’s why. The car charger comes in …

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Rokform RokFolio Case for iPhone 6: Good Name, Good Folio

Some days I just sit and wonder what marketing departments were thinking when they come up with names for products. And then there is the RokFolio, the new wallet/folio case from Rokform that is now available for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. RokFolio features the patented Rokform Mounting System and magnetic grip in a wallet/folio style case.

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