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April 28, 2016 • Events

IFA Expands: CE China Set to Be the Premier Asian Consumer Electronics Trade Show

As part of the 10th annual IFA Global Press Conference, along with 300 other members of the press from over 50 countries, I was on hand in Shenzhen to witness Messe Berlin’s expansion into China for the first ever CE China global event. It was something to see.

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September 27, 2015 • Events

How to View the “Blood Moon” Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight

Even though you’re currently looking at your smartphone or some device reading this article, you should point your phones upward tonight, and capture one of the most stunning sights in the sky tonight.

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September 3, 2015 • Events, News

Huawei Impresses IFA Crowd with the New Mate S and Huawei Watch

Remember how Steve Jobs used to always have “one more thing” that he would mention when presenting a keynote? That’s how the IFA Huawei press conference seemed to go as they introduced their new Mate S and solidified details and pricing on the Huawei Watch.

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June 26, 2015 • Autos, Events

Recap of Ford’s 5th Annual Further with Ford 2015 Event

In my first trip out to to San Francisco, I had the task of covering a very fun event. Ford’s “Further With Ford 2015”. It’s the fifth edition of the event, the first being in San Francisco. And to be completely honest I had a ball. So much so, I have #FordTrends as a favorite …

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June 23, 2015 • Events

CDW in a Nutshell: Much More Than Just a Computer Discount Warehouse

Until last week, my experience with CDW consisted of purchasing a replacement battery from them after finding that they had the best price for one of my APC backup units. Last week I visited their Vernon Hills, Illinois warehouse, and now I know that they are much more than just a supplier of IT products.

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April 30, 2015 • Events

At #IFA15GPC, Consumer Electronics and Home Appliance Trends Were Explored

I was part of a group of approximately 300 journalists attending the IFA 2015 Global Press Conference in Malta last week. Being my first time to attend, I had no idea what to expect, but I soon learned that it was all about showcasing upcoming consumer electronics, health tech, and home appliance trends by some of the companies …

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April 3, 2015 • Autos, Events

2016 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Hybrid ‘In It to Win It’

Chevrolet says they are no longer going to compete in the midsize sedan segment. Instead, as they debuted the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Hybrid at the New York International Auto Show this week, they said they are going to win the segment with this car that is longer and lighter, has more interior …

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April 2, 2015 • Autos, Events

2016 Cadillac CT6 Debuts in New York City

The sight was the historic Naval Shipyards in Brooklyn, New York, and the event was the launch of the all-new 2016 Cadillac CT6 flagship luxury sedan. The CT6 sees the return of rear-wheel drive to General Motor’s luxury division and the car will showcase a host of technology when it arrives late this year.

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March 27, 2015 • Events, News

#SeedShare Is Not Only a Hashtag, It’s Now a Legal Movement in D.C.

Well, it may be one thing that a lot of people dislike, but they have had to learn to accept in the last month: Marijuana in Washington D.C. is legal, and #SeedShare is now a thing.

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March 25, 2015 • Events, Gaming, News

‘The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses’ Concert Tour Dates Expand

Jason Michael Paul Productions has added more tour dates for their increasingly popular The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses Concert Series featuring music from the popular video game series. Enjoy the engrossing music with special visuals plus join the fans and take your interest a step further by dressing up as your favorite character at …

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March 23, 2015 • Events, Gaming, News

Six Flags’ Magic Mountain Coaster Gets ‘Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate’ Treatment

It’s never too early in the year to think about amusement parks. This year Six Flags Entertainment Corporation will partner with Capcom to theme their Magic Mountain park with elements from the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate video game, exclusively available on Nintendo 3DS.

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March 14, 2015 • Events, News

Happy Pi Day from Gear Diary!

Happy Pi Day Everybody! Today is the one day out of the year that you can wake up at 9:26:53AM and eat a whole bunch of pie. If you aren’t a math wiz kid; look up the definition of Pi, it’s described as “the symbol ? denoting the ratio of the circumference of a circle …

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March 4, 2015 • Events

‘Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron’ – Omaze Premiere Experience

Robert Downey Jr. (a.k.a. ‘Iron Man’) has become even more of a fan favorite with his recent announcement about a special event for the premiere of upcoming Marvel superhero sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron with all entries benefiting a children’s hospice charity through the Omaze platform.

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March 4, 2015 • Events, Gear Bits, News

Domino’s Latest Innovation: Ordering on Pebble & Android Wear Smartwatches

Last year we celebrated 20 years of ordering food online (pizza – surprised?), and by now most of us have ordered some sort of food online – and many have used smartphone apps to place and track orders. Now Domino’s (is leading the way by allowing customers to place and track their order via Pebble …

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March 4, 2015 • Events, Gaming, News

NVIDIA announces Nvidia Shield set-top box entertainment system

The NVIDIA Shield tablet is a solid gaming-centric device that has racked up some solid PC-port games since release. Now NVIDIA has returned at GDC with the announcement of a ‘set top gaming box’ that will be the world’s first 4K Android TV consumer product when it’s released, and also be loaded with great gaming …

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March 3, 2015 • Events, Gaming, News

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power Announced at GDC

This is a busy couple of weeks for technology folks between MWC, GDC, PAX East and SPIE (ok, the last one isn’t consumer focused but will drive the technology for the next decade). Today at GDC (Game Developer Conference) Frozenbyte announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power, the second sequel to the popular 2009 side-scrolling …

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March 2, 2015 • Events, Gear Bits, News

Sandisk Announces New Storage Solutions at MWC 2015!

As someone who was impressed by a 32MB Compact Flash card for my HP PDA 15 years ago, the growth of high-speed, high-capacity, ultra-compact storage continues to astound me, and at MWC 2015 that trend continues. Sandisk has introduced a number of products, the most visible of which is the 200GB SanDisk Ultra® microSDXC™, expanding …

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March 1, 2015 • Events, News

LG Introduces Midrange Phones at MWC with Premium Designs and Features!

While wearables and high-fashion smartwatches are dominating the news lately, we all need smartphones to power these devices, and many people can’t afford the price of the top-end Apple or Samsung or LG devices. So at MWC this year LG has announced three mid-range smartphones, each of which has great features and a solid design!

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March 1, 2015 • Events, News

HTC Announces the HTC One M9

You can't say HTC doesn't listen to their critics. Every year their HTC One series has shown improvement and polish, and the new One M9 addresses many of the issues from the M8 and expands on what it does best: namely, there's an improved camera and even better speakers!

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March 1, 2015 • Events, News

Samsung Announces Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge with Glass, Metal and Qi Charging!

As expected, today at MWC Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Judie has had a chance to check them out and was very impressed with the build quality. Some of the features are sure to generate controversy, such as non-replaceable batteries and memory, but the devices also feature the best evolving Samsung …

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March 1, 2015 • Events, News

HP Announces the HP Spectre x360, Its Most Premium and Versatile PC!

Last week Judie reviewed the Dell XPS 13, touting the reduced size and enhanced performance. Now HP is introducing the Spectre x360, which has a 13.3″ screen in an ultra-compact housing that features a fully rotating hinge so you can use the x360 as a tablet, tablet-on-stand and as as high performance ultrabook at a …

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