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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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September 7, 2016 • News

X-Doria Releases New Super Defensive iPhone 7 Cases

X-Doria is a company with tons of products that I personally enjoy, and they have come out swinging with four iPhone 7 cases for both models: Defense Lux($49.99), Defense Shield ($39.99), Stash ($34.99), ImpactPro ($24.99) and the Rumble ($29.99). All five cases come in multiple colors, but each have something unique that sets them apart: …

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September 7, 2016 • News

Scosche Hasn’t Forgotten About the Aux Cord Lovers

What if you need a new Aux Cable for your vehicle now that you have plans of getting the iPhone 7? SCOSCHE has your back!   If you looked at the Apple keynote with a side eye because they have effectively ripped the headphone jack out of the iPhone 7,  and now you will have …

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September 7, 2016 • News

Moshi Is Already Ahead of the Game with Their iPhone 7 Products

Today has been a GREAT day for Apple, and an even greater day for quality third-party accessory makers like Moshi who have announced their new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus accessory collection for Apple’s latest flagship. Moshi has officially launched nine cases and three screen protectors that are tailor made for the latest and …

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September 7, 2016 • Editorials

Today’s Apple Event Will Likely Reveal Just How Much Apple Has Changed Since Tim Cook Took Over as CEO

Apple’s September event is an annual ritual that many of us look forward to each fall. We expect to see new iPhones, a new Apple Watch and, hopefully, a surprise. And, if rumors are true, we will see just how much Apple has changed in recent years, but the evidence will not be Apple removing …

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September 7, 2016 • News, Reviews

Everyone’s Ears Are Different, and Even Earprint Headphones Knows This!

If you are sick of having your headphones not fit your personality and compromise your listening experience as a result, you might want to check out Even’s Earprint Earphones. I had the opportunity to review the Even Headphones over the past few weeks, and they are certainly the most unique headphones on the market, and …

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September 7, 2016 • News

Is My iPhone 6 Plus Obsolete? Why Do I Want the iPhone 7?

As a user of the iPhone 6 Plus the past two years, I came to the conclusion I’m well due for an upgrade on my Apple Smartphone, and if you have been stuck using the same iPhone since September 2014’s models, you might want to consider upgrading to the iPhone 7. Here’s why. Over the …

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September 6, 2016 • Reviews

Microduino mCookie Reviewed by My Tech Class

I recently had the opportunity to review the mCookie 201 Advanced Kit. The DIY electronics and building kit seemed like the perfect fit for my technology programming class. We built two of the provided projects and learned a lot along the way. The $199 kit provides many opportunities for both building and programming projects. Let’s …

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September 6, 2016 • News

Bragi Announces Wireless Headphones Ahead of Apple’s iPhone 7 Launch

With news of Apple completely scrapping the headphone jack for the latest iPhone 7, headphone companies are scrambling to put out wireless bluetooth headphones. After reviewing Bragi’s Dash headphones a few months back, I looked forward to how they would step up to the plate with this news. Bragi, makers of the World’s first official …

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September 5, 2016 • Autos

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Offers Another Compact Crossover Choice

Mitsubishi has given its crossover utility lineup a makeover. The Outlander and Outlander Sport each feature new styling and new content to make them more competitive in the very crowded utility segment. We recently tested the Outlander Sport GT and found the new little Mitsubishi to be a pleasant surprise.

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September 4, 2016 • Reviews

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Will Have You Moving Into Your New iPhone in a Flash

Apple will be announcing their new iPhones in just a few days. Two or three weeks later those of us who pre-order will be getting our shiny new iPhones delivered. After that it will be time to move files from the “old” iPhone to the “new” one. SanDisk’s iXpand Flash can ease the “moving day blues.”

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September 4, 2016 • News

ZAGG Brings Two New Screen Protectors to Market

In anticipation of Apple announcing the new crop of 2016 iPhones in just a few days, ZAGG, one of our favorite smartphone accessory companies, has announced two new products. The sub-$40 Glass+ and the $49.99 Sapphire Defense screen protectors offer great screen protection at an affordable price.

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September 3, 2016 • Reviews

Assassin HTPC’s Micro Extender Is the Perfect Streaming Solution

Assassin HTPC, one of the top names in the Home Theater PC game, is back in the news with their new Assassin Micro Media Extender. It’s a pint-sized PC that runs on Android that comes preconfigured with Assassin HTPC customized software that’s ready to use straight out of the box. The Assassin Micro retails for …

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September 2, 2016 • News, Reviews

Koziro Cinema Mount Mark II a Great Photo/Video Accessory

If you are seeking to expand your photography or videography creativity with your mobile device, Pixel Addix can help. They offer a host of products designed to help you get the most out of today’s powerful handheld devices and the new Koziro Cinema Mount Mark II is a great place to begin!

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