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Anker’s Astro 6400mAh External Battery Is a Slam Dunk

Anker’s new 2nd Generation Astro External Battery may be one of the smartest external batteries that I’ve ever used. It’s PowerIQ USB port recognizes the power requirements of your specific device and sends just the right amount of power at just the right speed for that device. The 6400mAh capacity Astro External Battery retails for $59.99.

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Guardian Angel Outlet Review: Protect Your Children

Make electricity safe this holiday season. The Guardian Angel Outlet protects users, particularly young ones, by going beyond simply putting plastic plugs in regular electrical outlets for safety. This easy-to-install outlet temporarily shutting down the electricity using “smart”, “capacitive sensing” technology when potential danger is near while still supplying electricity through the outlet.

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Poetic FlipBook for Sony Xperia Z3 Review: Inexpensive Protection

My experience using my Sony Xperia Z2 on vacation as my in-pool ebook reader and underwater camera prompted me to pick up the Xperia Z3 when I got home. That meant I need a Sony Xperia Z3 case. That’s where Poetic came in. Their FlipBook is inexpensive protection simplicity. The poetic FlipBook for the Z2 surprised me. It was inexpensive …

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2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue: a Fun, Responsive Driving Experience

Subaru may be the king of all-wheel drive in its product line, but the automaker knows a thing or two about making vehicles that are fun to drive along with being really safe. The BRZ sports coupe is just such a car (sans AWD), and for 2015 Subaru adds more sport the model line with the Series.Blue limited edition.

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ProClip Keeps My iPhone 6+ Safe on the Road

I recently upgraded to an iPhone 6+ and a 2015 Lexus IS 250 F-Sport. A new phone and a new car meant I needed to rethink how I used technology on the go. The car has Apple’s EyesFree, but I still need a safe, secure place for my phone to charge. That’s where ProClip came in quite handy. I’ve used ProClips’s products on …

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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Review on PlayStation 3

The fast paced, double stick, and multi-directional shooter franchise continues as Geometry Wars³: Dimensions features online play, leaderboards, furious music, and new boss fights plus a single player campaign mode called “Adventure” where movement is the key to success as players can enjoy a retro title full of content and fun.

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Uber’s Real Flaw Gets Exposed During the Sydney Hostage Crisis

I’ve never used Uber, but I am familiar with it. They’ve had their fair share of issues related to their “surge” pricing, where the price of a ride can double, triple, or even quadruple depending on demand. But their response to their surge pricing during the hostage situation in Sydney, Australia showed Uber’s true attitude towards the communities they claim to …

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GrooveOtter Might Help You Get Things Done

Working from home I often find myself not wanting to take a break sometimes; with all the comforts of home it can be hard to realize how hard I am working. Recently, I came across GrooveOtter, which is purportedly an app that will help you get things done and not feel exhausted. Well, it’s not an app; it’s a website.

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Opera Coast Seeks to Deliver the Future of Mobile Web Browsing

Mobile web browsers have a unique challenge – delivering an experience optimized for a smaller screen, has less available memory, but also delivers the full content of a desktop browser. The result is browsers that seem to constantly reload tabs, fill up with ads and provide a scaled-down experience. Enter Opera Coast 4.0, the latest from the innovative browser developer.

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Hush Smart Earplugs May Help You Get Rest

As a person afflicted with obstructive sleep apnea, I recognize when I have had a good night sleep. One issue I struggle with is that I hear my machine as well as other sounds when trying to sleep. On Kickstarter, I came across this interesting project that aims to change that with Hush, the first smart set of earplugs.

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2015 Infiniti QX60 Delivers Luxury to the Middle Class

Infiniti brings luxury back to the middle class – the mid-size crossover utility class that is. The QX that shares its architecture with the Nissan Pathfinder has returned to the Infiniti lineup after a 10-year hiatus and it arrived as a three-row, seven-passenger unibody crossover surviving a couple rounds of renaming strategy sessions and offering a choice of power trains.

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Tego Trio Cable Make You A Hero

When at a conference (or even a holiday gathering), invariably someone forgets their cable and their phone gets low on power. This is where Tego’s Trio Cable comes in. This is an Apple certified cable that is really just a MicroUSB cable with a couple of add ons which will make you look like a hero!

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Nillkin Sparkle Leather Cover Hard Case for Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

One of the inexpensive ways to carry and protect your Sony Xperia Z3 compact is the Nillkin Sparkle Leather Cover Hard Case. It has come “bling” without being obnoxious. Better still, it actually protects the small Sony super-phone with aplomb and it won’t break the bank thanks to its inexpensive cost. It was immediately clear to my why this case …

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Why I Cancelled My Kindle Unlimited Subscription

A few weeks ago I was reminiscing about my favorite science fiction book from my childhood. It was an anthology of short stories, and some intense Googling determined it was out of print. My search led me to the local library, and after poking around for just a few minutes, I cancelled my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

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Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Reader

Readers of all ages can gear up with holiday gifts thanks to modern technology, creative products, and considerate services this season. Reading is fundamentally fun with several high-profile authors and various organizations giving holiday audiences escapism, thrills, and practical knowledge.

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Xbox Console Holiday Gift Guide: Get Your Gaming On!

Xbox 360 and Xbox One players can celebrate the season with expanding games, thoughtful game console/bundles, and unique active experiences using some cool technology. Microsoft’s gaming consoles continue a strong showing as the recent Xbox One console price drop (without the Kinect sensor) entices and game exclusives include popular game franchises and a new one that mashes up several genres.

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TwelveSouth BookBook Is a Great iPhone 6 Case

Protecting Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ is easy. Protecting them in style takes a bit more attention to detail. That’s where TwelveSouth comes in. The company’s new BookBook for iPhone 6 and 6+ offer style and protection in an iPhone 6 case that stands out from the pack.

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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Review on PlayStation 4

Now that this LEGO game series has connected the Dark Knight and Boy Wonder to their DC superhero counterparts, developers TT (Traveller’s Tales) expand LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham‘s gameplay with even more action, content, and extras plus the first ever Season Pass for a LEGO game to nab all the substantial downloadable content (DLC) and extras nicely coinciding with Batman’s …

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