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November 10, 2016 • Reviews

The Raumfeld One S Speaker Review

Your home can never truly be complete without a great speaker, and there’s one in particular out there that won’t take up much space, but it will certainly fill a room!

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November 8, 2016 • Gift Guides

Logitech for the Holidays: Mechanical Keyboards, Universal Remotes, and Smart iPad Pro Stands

Logitech has a selection of items that would make great gifts for the techies in your life; whether they are a gamer, a home theater buff, or simply someone who is looking for a way to work more efficiently. Let’s take a quick look at three fab items …

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November 8, 2016 • News

Astronauts In Space Can Vote, So You Have No Excuse!

It’s a very tense Election Day for America, so the Washington Post has helpfully added a bit of levity by investigating a key question: Can astronauts who are in space vote?

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November 7, 2016 • Reviews

Incase’s New iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Cases Offer Beautiful, Lightweight Protection

Incase is known for their innovative phone cases, laptop sleeves, and similar accessories and these two new cases for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are no exception. The Pop Case with hard-shell exterior provides full back, edge, and corner protection while the Textured Snap Case incorporates a textured eco-friendly fabric finish. Both cases are available …

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November 7, 2016 • News

SyncUP DRIVE from ZTE and T-Mobile Offers Connected Car Services

In February, ZTE and Mojio announced an agreement to work on a connected car initiative. Today they are announcing the development of this technology as T-Mobile’s SyncUP DRIVE solution.

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November 7, 2016 • Reviews

Rowkin Bit Charge Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds with Portable Charger Are the iPhone 7 Accessory You Want

It is old news that the iPhone 7 dropped the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of wireless Bluetooth connectivity. That would be okay, except Apple has delayed the release of their AirPods Wireless Earbuds. Fear not, however, because the Rowkin Bit Charge Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds with Portable Charger are available now! They are tiny and …

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November 7, 2016 • Reviews

Yatra Music Muffs are Furry Foul Weather Friends

The temperatures outside may be decreasing, but the use of our devices does not wane. Thankfully, Yatra has launched its Music Muffs line of stylish over-the-ear headphones to extend your device usage will into the winter season.

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November 5, 2016 • Reviews

JBL’s Reflect Aware Are a Perfect Pair of Lightning Cable Earphones for Your New iPhone 7

After I finally received my iPhone 7 Plus, I had to come to terms with the fact if I wasn’t going to go completely wireless to listen to music, I’d have to find a pair of Lightning headphones. And just like that,  JBL’s Reflect Aware headphones arrived to review (thanks, Judie). Now the question is … are they …

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November 4, 2016 • News

The Movie “Loving” and the Love Story that Made History

The movie Loving caught my eye not only because it’s a love story with a perfect title, but because it is based on the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple in Virginia during the Jim Crow era and the early days of the Civil Rights Movement.

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November 4, 2016 • News

Keep All Eyes on Your iPhone with this 3D Handmade Eyeball Case for the iPhone 7 Plus

It’s too bad that Halloween has already passed by because I’ve found the spookiest, affordable novelty iPhone 7 Plus case I’ve yet seen — the hand-made 3D eyeball phone case by Chic Leader.

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November 4, 2016 • Reviews

OLALA, What an Amazing Battery Pack for Your iPhone

If you consistently find yourself with a low battery, you should actually invest in a portable charger. Most chargers on the market will typically require an additional cable in order to use, but there’s one that you check out that brings it all for a pretty low price.

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November 3, 2016 • Reviews

Just Mobile TENC Auto-Heal Clear Case for Phone 7: Maximum Scratch Resistance

I’ve been a long-time fan of the Just Mobile TENC Auto-Heal Clear Case; it’s the case I kept on my iPhone 6 Plus and 6S Plus, because it was the closest thing I found to carrying my phone naked. While I liked that one of its properties was that the case wouldn’t show scratches, I …

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November 3, 2016 • News

Huawei Fit May Be the Perfect Gift for Your Favorite Fitness Buff

As much as I hate to admit it, the holidays are fast approaching, and it will soon be time to figure out which gifts to give to our favorite friends and loved ones. For your consideration, I offer the new Huawei Fit. It’s not a full Android Wear smartwatch, but it is definitely smarter than …

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November 3, 2016 • News

TCL Xess Tablet: The 17″ Amazon Alexa Connected Home Hub

We’ve got two TCL 4K Roku-enabled televisions in our house, and I feel like TCL is one of those brands that isn’t yet well-known, but they should be. TCL products are extremely well made, they work exactly as promised, and they are generally well priced.

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November 3, 2016 • Reviews

Is the QardioBase Scale Worth Weighting On?

There is no time like the present to start being more concerned about your health, and Qardio’s wants to make it an easier process for you. They sent us over their QardioBase Scale to check out, so let’s dive straight into it.

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November 2, 2016 • Autos

2017 Buick LaCrosse: Buick Is Back in a Big Way

Buick is back, and this IS a Buick. After years of marketing folks telling us what was not one of its models, Buick is alive and well in the large sedan – and sporting its new corporate face – in the form of the 2017 Buick LaCrosse.

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November 2, 2016 • News

How Common Is YOUR Surname?

I have an unusual last name. Now, lots of people have last names that are unique, or hard to spell, but I doubt many people have the same claim to fame that my last name has … which is that there’s a 0.000004371% chance of someone in the United States has the same last name …

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November 2, 2016 • Music Diary, Reviews

Levin-Minnemann-Rudess Get Even Better with New Album “From the Law Offices Of …”

It has been nearly three years since I reviewed the recording Levin-Minnemann-Rudess, which I described as a “powerhouse onslaught of uncompromising instrumental joy”. It is one of those albums I ripped and added to my iTunes library and have listened to ever since.

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November 2, 2016 • Reviews

Nomad’s Silicone Strap for Apple Watch Looks Better and Is More Affordable Than Apple’s

If you have an Apple Watch, then you might be a huge fan of their silicone wrist straps that come included with the popular smartwatch. But what if you wanted something a little bit nicer but with a similar feel? Well, you might be in luck.

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November 2, 2016 • News

Get a More Functional Coffee Table with NextDesk’s Latest Innovation

Face it, a lot of us sit at our desks way too much throughout the day, and according to many experts out there it’s bad for us. If you’ve ever looked at standing desks, you might be familiar with a company by the name of NextDesk, who came on the scene attempting to change the way …

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November 1, 2016 • Reviews

Brooklinen Luxury Bedding: Sleep Like a Baby on the Softest 480 Thread Count Sateen Sheets

Most of us spend an average of 8 hours in bed every day; that equals basically 1/3 of our lives, and that’s why it’s so important that the bed we sleep on and the sheets we sleep in are comfortable and conducive to a good night’s sleep. For the last week, I’ve been enjoying the Brooklinen Luxe …

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