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September 15, 2016 • News

T-Mobile Customer Alert: Hold Off on That iOS 10 Upgrade

Attention T-Mobile and Telstra customers who are contemplating an iOS upgrade to the latest version 10. Don’t. At least not yet. According to several online reports the upgrade might cause connectivity issues with your phone. T-Mobile is supposed to be issuing a fix within the week.

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September 15, 2016 • News

Nomad’s Leather Cases For the iPhone 7 Are A Match Made in Heaven

If you are a huge fan of leather products and just so happen to be ordering an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you should already be checking out Nomad’s line for the iPhone 7 that were announced today!

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September 15, 2016 • Reviews

Never Worry About Paying for Cloud Storage with Western Digital’s My Cloud Mirror

In the quest to find an alternative to those monthly cloud companies like Dropbox and iCloud that overcharge but give you a little? You might be in luck with Western Digital’s latest offering.

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September 15, 2016 • Reviews

The FUGOO Tough XL Is a Durable Speaker with Massive Sound

A few months ago we had the pleasure of reviewing the FUGOO Sport XL, which we touted as a great speaker for both outdoors as well as an indoor casual Bluetooth speaker for everyone. So when we received the Tough XL by FUGOO, we know that it would be just as great the second time …

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September 15, 2016 • Reviews

Zagg iFrogz Wireless Earbuds Offer Quality and Value in the New Wireless World

If you are a consumer with plans to purchase one of the new smart devices coming onto the market with no headphone jack, iFrogz has you covered. They recently released a new lineup of Bluetooth earbuds so you will never miss a beat from your new phone. We tested the iFrogz Plugz and iFrogz Impulse …

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September 15, 2016 • News

The Booq Pack Pro: Ready for All of Your Gear!

We wrote about the Booq Cobra Pack two years ago; that backpack turned out to be so popular that Booq has updated it with even more options and refinements.

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September 13, 2016 • News

Dell Has Two Amazing New Monitors for You to Covet

I’ve got a pretty amazing curved 27″ Dell monitor, and I thought it was the bees-knees until I saw these two new Dell monitors! Check out the new Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved Monitor and the Dell UltraHsarp 30 Monitor with PremierColor. Le sigh …

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September 13, 2016 • Reviews

Bellabeat Leaf Urban: Sleep, Exercise, Meditate, and Stay Healthy

One of the things that so many health trackers have in common is that they look exactly like what they are — utilitarian step counters worn on our wrists. All of them track steps, many track sleep, and some throw a few extra tricks in to sweeten the package. The Bellabeat Leaf Urban tracks steps, sleep, …

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September 13, 2016 • News

Master & Dynamic Has Released a New Set of Earphones That You Need

If you’re a fan of Master & Dynamic’s awesome headphones and are searching for a new pair, you’ll be happy to know that starting today their already popular ME05 earphones are available in a new color!

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September 13, 2016 • News, Reviews

Apple’s Lightning Dock for the iPhone 7 Is Just a Coaster Giving You the Finger

So here’s the thing about this iPhone 7 launch , and any other launch by Apple of this magnitude. I always end up making a host of impulse buys that probably won’t be necessary two months down the line. This trend continues with the new Black Lightning Dock for the iPhone 7.

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September 12, 2016 • Reviews

The Jackery Titan 20,100mAh Portable Battery Review

I’ve just returned from IFA, and one of the most invaluable tools that I brought with me was the Jackery Titan 20,100mAh portable battery. Used with the Jackery Jewel Lightning Cable that I recently reviewed, I was never without power and I could go days without recharging the battery pack.

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September 12, 2016 • Reviews

The Dart Laptop Charger Helped Me Ditch the Brick

If you are a laptop user, and hate toting around the same old power brick that takes over way too much space (not just in your bag but in your outlet), then you should check out the FINsix Dart.

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September 9, 2016 • News

The Tech Holy Wars Need to Stop

Unless you were buried under a rock you know there was an Apple event this week and the debates about who is better have reared their head yet again. Who did this first. Who did what first. I won’t ever buy a phone without X. Most of them are complete crap. The tech holy wars …

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September 9, 2016 • News

DarioHealth Has Announced the First Blood Glucose Meter to Work With the iPhone 7

With the elimination of the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 a whole host of peripherals will need to be re-implemented to work off of the lightening connector. This includes medical technology. DarioHealth made the Dario that works with the iPhone 6’s headphone jack and now they have added a lightning connector version designed to …

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September 9, 2016 • News

Star Trek’s 50th Means So Much Because Star Trek Reflects Us

Earlier today, Joel showcased the ways Star Trek has influenced technology in the last 50 years, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg for what Star Trek has done for pop culture. Star Trek is so much more than just science fiction; from its campy beginnings onwards, it was an examination of humanity and …

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September 9, 2016 • News

Star Trek: Predicting Technology for the last 50 years

Today marks an important event in the world of pop culture and for many geeks. It was 50 years ago today that Star Trek premiered on TV. Ever since then Star Trek has inspired technology from the communicator to the PADD (Personal Access Display Device) Star Trek has inspired many people and much of the everyday …

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September 8, 2016 • News

My @Starbucks Blogger Box Delivers Tasty End-of-the-Summer Refrigerator Treats

I’m enjoying being part of the @Starbucks Blogger Team. Each quarter I get a box chock full of Starbucks goodies. That lets me try some of the latest and greatest from the coffee heavyweight. The summer package came a few weeks ago and was full of tasty Starbucks beverages that can be found in your …

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September 8, 2016 • News

VIZIO Announces Crave Multi-Room WiFi Speakers

I’m finishing up a review of VIZIO M-Series display. It’s an amazing Ultra HD display with Google Cast built in. I’ve been looking at VIZIO sound bars to add to it and was psyched to get word that VIZIO is also bringing some WiFi speakers to market in the form of the all-new VIZIO SmartCast …

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September 8, 2016 • Editorials

Will the Apple Watch 2 Kill Other Fitness Watches?

Apple had a lot of announcements yesterday, but the one that caught my attention was the new Apple Watch 2. It now includes GPS, waterproofing, and even a model cobranded with Nike, showing that Apple has the fitness market square in the crosshairs. These are all welcome improvements, but will it have an impact in …

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September 8, 2016 • Autos

2016 Nissan Altima Gets New Looks, New Tech

Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S. just got better. For the 2016 model year, the automaker has given its Altima midsize sedan a mid-cycle refresh inside and out. The new look embraces Nissan’s new Energetic Flow design language first seen in Murano and Maxima, and Altima also receives some significant technology upgrades as well.

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September 8, 2016 • News

Dog & Bone Announces Their iPhone 7 Line of Cases, Will Add More Protection

So Apple has released their iPhone 7, and although the device itself is water-resistant, that doesn’t mean you should attempt to fight the elements and go caseless. Dog & Bone’s got your back! One of the leading brands when it comes to protecting your smartphone, Dog & Bone has announced they will have a range of …

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