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On The Cheap: Amazon Brandishes Fire Stick; Shoots Special Price At Prime Members

Despite Apple calling the Apple TV a “hobby”, TV streamers are big business. Amazon has been doing a great job of selling the still-fairly-new Fire TV system. Voice search and integration with Prime Instant Video have been big points in favor, but not so much the $99 price tag. After all, you can get same […]

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Samsung Bringing A True Wrist-phone To The U.S. This Fall

The headline really says it all, folks. Starting this fall, you can get an actual smartwatch phone on all four major U.S. carriers. Unlike Android Wear devices or the Apple Watch, the Samsung Gear S is a full-featured mobile device rather than a companion device. Another way the Gear S is different? It runs Samsung’s own […]

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Drop Aims To Make Your Kitchen Measurably Smarter

Confession: When Techcitement saw the Drop being demoed at a recent event, we almost walked right past it. A connected scale? Big deal. Except the Drop is more than a scale that shows results on your tablet (iOS only for now, Android coming soon). The goal with Drop isn’t just connectivity, but contextual awareness. You […]

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First Impressions: Upgrading From iPhone 5s To 6

Unless your home address is under a large rock in the middle of a desert, you’ve surely read or watched plenty of media coverage of Apple’s latest smartphone by now. However, I find myself reviewing the new iPhone 6 from the perspective of one who used the previous flagship phone, the iPhone 5s. In all […]

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HP Brings Quality To Budget Computing With The Stream Line

For the last few months, there’s been a rumor that HP was going to announce a laptop for under $200. People were let down when the initial 14″ Stream was announced at the still-pretty-good-if-you-ask-me price of $299. It turns out HP wasn’t done just yet. It turns out though that the Stream isn’t a product, […]

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ScanSnap Serves Up Image Capture Options In Grande, Vente, And Trenta

Way back in 2011, Techcitement got to run the ScanSnap S1100 through the paces. We were impressed and it has come in handy for sudden scan needs. Except as you all know, tech doesn’t sit still. What has the company been up to since? For one thing, there’s the impressive looking update to the S1100, as […]

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Amazon Unleashes A Flood Of Kindle Updates, Including One For Your Guppies

Amazon’s Kindle line is one of the biggest recent success stories in consumer electronics. With a custom Android OS, Amazon prices them lower than other vendors because it’s seen as a “digital shopping cart” to consume the e-tailing giant’s products. Last night, Amazon unveiled a whole ton of updates, including one parents will love. Before we […]

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Apple Knows What It Takes To Get You To Keep Buying iPhones

Variety reports that Apple has already made over four million pre-sales for the iPhone 6 and 6+, and that’s just in the first 24 hours since the announcement. This is contrary to expectations. After all, what does the iPhone 6 add that’s so new? Not only did we have the typical “evolutionary, not revolutionary” complaints, but […]

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Your iPhone Will Pick Up The Tab With ApplePay

One of the big rumors about yesterday’s Apple event was that the new iPhones would finally embrace NFC. For those unfamiliar, NFC (Near Field Communications) is a wireless chip/protocol that allows devices to exchange information by touching them together or having them close to each other. The most common application, however, has been mobile payments. […]

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On The Cheap: $50 Off LG’s Smartwatch, The G Watch

As I mentioned in my thoughts on the Apple Watch yesterday, I’m not sure that I personally have a need for a smartwatch. I certainly can’t justify spending $350 on the stunning Apple Watch or $250 on the equally snazzy Moto 360. But what if there was a device with much of the same functionality, […]

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