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February 20, 2016 • News

ALCATEL Announces Their IDOL 4 Series!

With Mobile World Congress 2016 gearing up this week, ALCATEL is announcing their IDOL 4 series today. Attempting to capitalize on the success of the IDOL 3, the IDOL 4, and IDOL 4s smartphones, they are introducing new features such as the new Boom Key and a unique augmented multimedia experience. “The IDOL 4 series marks …

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February 18, 2016 • News

Smart Keyboard: Apple’s Most Awkward Product Ever

After using the Apple Smart Keyboard for months it has proven to be the most awkward Apple product I’ve ever used. That’s not normally a word associated with its products but it’s proven every single day I use it.

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February 17, 2016 • News

Native Union Wants to Pair Your Phone to Its Dock!

A personal favorite company of mine, Native Union announced today their minimalistic charging line, with a host of new colors! Native Union finally announced that their popular DOCK SERIES for the Apple Watch as well as for the iPhone and iPad will now be available in a midnight blue with gold brushed metal, or a …

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February 17, 2016 • News

MiPow PlayBulb Comet Shines Hidden Light Wherever You Want

The MiPow PlayBulb Sphere lets you take your smart light with you. The MiPow PlayBulb Color lets your smart light also rock your tunes. The PlayBulb Comet applies the same smart lighting approach to strip lighting that can bring light under your cabinets, behind your television or, for that matter, pretty much anywhere you want. …

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February 16, 2016 • News

I’m JK, and I’m a Gear Addict

As the new kid on Gear Diary, let me introduce myself and explain why I’m so excited to be here. My name is James Kendrick and I’m thrilled to be the newest member of the Gear Diary family. I’ve been covering mobile tech since before tech sites existed, and I’m a self-proclaimed gadget addict.

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February 16, 2016 • News

Synology Launches Its First WiFi Router, the RT1900ac Today

Synology Inc., manufacturer of award-winning Network Attached Storage devices (NAS), has launched its first router, the RT1900ac, in the US. The 802.11ac WiFi router broadcasts both 2.4GHz and 5GHz signals for combined data transfer speeds of up to 1900mbps. Boasting a slew of software features, the RT1900ac is perfect for home or office and comes …

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February 15, 2016 • News

Brighten Your Room with Light and Music Thanks to the MiPow PlayBulb Color

If you’re looking to add both smart lighting and Bluetooth audio to a room easily you don’t need to look much further than the MiPow PlayBulb Color. For under $70 you can have a smart bulb that screws into a standard light socket and a Bluetooth speaker that’s hidden away in the bulb itself. It’s …

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February 13, 2016 • News

Facebook Messenger Groups Introduce Valentine Picture Presents

Everyone loves a present, right?  So how about a nice photo wrapped in a bow and red heart paper? You can send your Facebook friends just a present if you are in a Facebook Messenger Group with them. To send the wrapped image, simply click the heart/arrow icon in the lower right corner of your …

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February 13, 2016 • News

Facebook Showing Realtime NHL Scoreboard for Check-ins

I don’t think this is new. But I do think it’s pretty cool. Facebook last night showed a realtime updated score for the Kings/Rangers game that my sister was watching at New York’s Madison Square Garden.  At first I thought it was just a static score – which would have been interesting by itself. Then …

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February 11, 2016 • News

How to “Brick” Any 64-bit iOS Device in 6 Easy Steps!

The folks on Reddit have uncovered what appears to be a flaw in the iOS code which will render any 64-bit iOS device (32 bit reportedly unaffected) unusable until the battery power is removed. This flaw occurs when the internal clock of the device is manually changed back to 1970 and then the device is …

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February 11, 2016 • News

Rock Your Ears, Warm Your Head With the Caseco Classic Boutique Dual Layered Bluetooth Beanie

The temperature tomorrow can be as low as -2 in New Jersey. All I can say is BRRRRRRRR! Thanks to the Caseco Classic Boutique Dual with Pom Layered Bluetooth Beanie, I’ll be staying warm AND be able to enjoy my favorite music on the go. The beanie is comfortable and warm and the built-in Bluetooth connected …

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February 10, 2016 • Deals, News

Alcatel Announces The First Windows 10 Phone for T-Mobile

There have been plenty of rumors this week regarding whether or not ALCATEL would release their Windows 10 Phone at some point this week. Well it’s official. As of Wednesday, February 10th, ALCATEL ONETOUCH announced that T-Mobile will be receiving it’s first Windows 10 Smartphone in the Fierce XL, for the price of $139.99. President …

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February 10, 2016 • News

Popular Smart Garden Company Edyn Announces Partnership

Last year, Perry told you all about the Edyn Smart Garden that was successfully funded by Kickstarter. Well, you’ll be happy to know that the company announced a few partnerships that will help further their growth in business in the U.S. and beyond.

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February 10, 2016 • News

Have Uber Bring You & Your Valentine Some Master & Dynamic Headphones Today!

If you happen to be a fan of Master & Dynamic headphones like I am, live in the New York or San Francisco area, and possibly are considering ordering yourself a pair of their headphones, you’ll be happy to know that you can have them delivered to you courtesy of UberRush!

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February 9, 2016 • News

IK Multimedia Miroslav Philharmonik 2 Brings out the Inner Composer!

IK Multimedia released a product recently that will prove to bring out your inner composer. Miroslav Philharmonik 2 brings a concert hall full of musicians and allows them to be directed and composed on your computer. The virtual orchestra utilizes over 2700 instruments sampled in high-definition audio. Read on to get more information and check …

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February 8, 2016 • News

Amazon Fire Tablet is On Sale at An Impulse Buy Price of $39.99!

The Amazon Fire Tablet has been an affordable tablet since it debuted at $49.99. Today they’re making it even cheaper and more irresistible for only $39.99! How cheap is that? Well, let’s see what else $40 could and could not get you…

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February 8, 2016 • News

Unlocked Huawei GX8 Smartphone Now Available in US

Huawei announced the GX8 Android smartphone at CES 2016, and tomorrow you’ll be able to buy your own at GetHuawei.com, BestBuy.com, Amazon.com, select Best Buy stores, and Newegg.com.

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February 6, 2016 • News, Reviews

LaCie’s Rugged Mini Is Everything You’d Want in A Portable Hard Drive

I’ve had the pleasure of being able to review LaCie’s 4TB Rugged Mini, and I love it! A Portable external hard drive, the Rugged Mini is everything you saw from the original (and larger) LaCie Rugged Raid, but in a smaller design that maximizes its portability, all while giving you a nice flashy orange bumper …

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February 5, 2016 • News, Sponsored

Tell Alexa to Order Your Pizza from Domino’s for Super Bowl 50

With Super Bowl fast approaching, chances are you’re going to be rushing to find a way to get yourself some pizza and wings on Sunday afternoon before the big game. While you can easily just go ahead and pick up the phone and dial in, chances are there are plenty of other people in your neighborhood doing …

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February 5, 2016 • News

Amazon Echo Now Ubers!

Beginning today you can now officially hail an Uber ride.  Connect your Uber account to Amazon Echo and you’re off and running. The functionality allows you to hail a specific class of ride , “Alexa, ask Uber to request an Uber X,”.

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February 4, 2016 • News

Amazon Echo Now Spotifies!

The Amazon Echo is probably one of my favorite new gadgets of 2015. No, actually, it is my absolute favorite gadget of 2015. And it gets better and better with new features coming pretty much every week. Today Amazon added the ability to play Spotify through it!

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