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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, Gear Bits, News

AT&T is the First US Carrier to Offer the LG Watch Urbane.

2015 promises to be a great year for wearable technology, with the Apple watch and Android wear coming out with great looking functional connected technology. One of the cool looking upcoming devices is the LG Watch Urbane, with a sapphire crystal, elements of Android and WebOS integrated and a feature set to make it something …

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February 27, 2015 • Gaming, Gear Bits, News

Mario Party 10 & The Ultimate Amiibo Releasing on March 20

Go for the Gold on March 20 with the new Super Mario amiibo—Gold Edition and new Wii U game Mario Party 10.

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February 26, 2015 • Autos, Gaming, Gear Bits

Rev Your Engines for More Free ‘Gran Turismo 6’ In-Game Gear

Gear up your vehicles for the recent  Gran Turismo 6 update for with new cars like the MINI Clubman Vision Gran Turismo car, new features and more.

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February 24, 2015 • Gaming, Gear Bits

Marvel Mighty Heroes Game Announcement

More Marvel comic book characters are on the way to iOS and Android phones and tablets! DeNA and Marvel Entertainment have announced Marvel Mighty Heroes, a fighting game with cooperative gameplay in real-time.

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February 19, 2015 • Gear Bits

Sand Sign Kickstarter Campaign is Looking to Write your Note on the Beach

Although it’s a little late for Valentine’s Day, Sand Sign wants to write a love note on the beach for you! Their Kickstarter campaign has 22 days left and they are looking to break the record for the Most Love Declarations Written on the Beach. In return for your Kickstarter pledge, Sand Sign will write …

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February 11, 2015 • Gear Bits

The Mother ‘Hood – a Commercial About Judgment That Applies Everywhere

I love keeping track of videos I enjoy, so I can share them with others. This is nothing new, but every now and then you see a commercial and you realize that while it has a direct message and meaning, it also has implications outside of that and perhaps across many areas. Similac’s Mother ‘Hood is that kind …

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February 10, 2015 • Gear Bits

Sling TV – An Interesting Glimpse at Where Online Viewing Is Headed

Sling TV is a $20 streaming video service presently viewable on Roku, iOS, Android, Mac, or PC.  Sling TV provides mostly live viewing of:  ESPN, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, and others. For many people it may be just the service that allows them to cut their cable cord for good.

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January 21, 2015 • Gear Bits

BlackBerry Passport Now Available in Limited Edition Black Gold

If you’ve been tempted but haven’t yet pulled the trigger on the BlackBerry Passport (good move, BTW) – BlackBerry is now offering a limited edition black and gold trimmed version. Apparently only 50 will be offered at the price of $999 Canadian or $899 US. A quick review of BlackBerry’s site shows “out of stock”.

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January 15, 2015 • Gear Bits

ZEROHOUR RELIC XR Tactical LED Flashlight is a Kickstarter Superstar

Reaching its Kickstarter goal in 16 hours, ZEROHOUR‘s RELIC XR Tactical LED Flashlight was quite literally, an overnight success.  This kickass-looking device is a USB rechargeable flashlight and waterproof battery backup in one.  Not only is this flashlight waterproof, it’s constructed with aircraft aluminum.  There’s still time to pledge at least $120 to secure your own at …

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January 15, 2015 • Gear Bits

Google Glass Explorer Program Is Dead

Today Google announced the winding down of its Glass Explorer program.  As you may know, this is the program where early adopters paid $1,500 for the privilege of looking like a cyborg while wearing experimental Google Glass. Though Google claims Glass is still on track for a consumer version (at some unknown time in the future), …

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January 14, 2015 • Autos, Gear Bits

Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang Video from NAIAS

Ford debuted the new Shelby GT350R Mustang at the auto show in Detroit this week. Ford said they designed this car with “everything you need, nothing you don’t” in referring to the track-readiness of the new GT350R. For more information see our post from the show.

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January 13, 2015 • Events, Gaming, Gear Bits

Special Madden NFL 15 Marathon Tourney Kicks off Friday, January 16

Think you’re an elite Madden NFL 15 gamer? Duracell will start the “Duracell Longest Lasting Tournament” this Friday, January 16, which will be a 26-hour Madden NFL 15 video game marathon tournament where players battle to hold the longest win-streak until the end. This tournament will be powered by Duracell rechargeable batteries and hosted on …

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January 6, 2015 • Gear Bits

AltspaceVR/Intel to Showcase Social Virtual Reality at CES 2015

AltspaceVr is a Google-backed virtual reality startup who is developing a shared virtual reality platform.  This platform will give users a chance to share a virtual space and interact together, much like the real world.  Users can play games together, watch movies together, or experience anything on the internet together.  Currently, AltspaceVR’s platform is in …

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January 5, 2015 • Gear Bits

Urbanears: Affordable Headphones Proving Good Sound Is Accessible for Everyone

Last night Dan and I had the chance to check out Urbanears new Plattan Wireless Headphones, No cord, 8 hour battery life, and they come in 12 different colors. They retail for $100, and you can swipe to adjust music and its volume. These are pretty freaking cool, and they will be out in June; take …

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January 5, 2015 • Gear Bits

Zepp Has the Tools to Make You a Better Swinger

Whether your game is golf, tennis, or baseball, how good you are relies upon your swing. Zepp makes products that give you immediate and helpful feedback on how you are doing and how you might improve. Dan and I had a moment to learn more; see what you think — is this the type tool …

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January 5, 2015 • Gear Bits

Monster Superstar Backfloat Portable Speaker Swims with You!

If you like to keep your music close while swimming or taking a bath, then you’ll want the Monster Superstar Backfloat. It’s a high quality portable speaker that’s waterproof and small enough to never forget!

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January 5, 2015 • Gear Bits

Marshall Major 2 Headphones Will Make Your Ears and Wallet Happy

Marshall has a $99 pair of headphones that will not only sound great as you listen to your favorite music, they will make your wallet sing! Think about it … spending $99 on the Marshall Major 2 Headphones will get you into a pair of wired headphones that …

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January 5, 2015 • Autos, Gear Bits

Escort Passport Max2: Rethink Your Driving Strategy with a Smarter Radar Detector

Dan and I both absolutely love our Escort Passport Max radar detectors; he originally reviewed it, and then I wrote a follow-up post about the way I use mine in conjunction with the Smart Cord Live. Now Escort has released the upgraded Passport Max2.

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January 5, 2015 • Gear Bits

Withings Home Is the Next Best Thing to Being There

Want to keep an eye on your home when you’re away? Want to coo to your baby as you keep watch on the nanny and monitor your home’s air quality? You can with the Withings Home. Watch this video to see how.

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January 2, 2015 • Gear Bits

NYNE Announces New Waterproof Speakers at CES 2015

It may feel like everyone sells a bluetooth speaker these days, but the folks at NYNE are doing their best to stand out at CES 2015 with three new speakers that offer bluetooth and NFC! EDGE, VERGE, and ROCK are all waterproof and designed to share your music with the great outdoors. Just make sure …

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