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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 still-pretty-good-if-you-ask-me price of $299. It turns out HP wasn’t done just yet. The Stream was not a product, but a product line. That […]

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

Way back in 2011 we got to run the ScanSnap S1100 through the paces. We were impressed and actually still keep it 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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A Few Minutes On The New Apple Watch

For years now, tech enthusiasts have been clamoring for a smartwatch from Apple. Apple, being smart, has sat this out, looking at the emerging market. Pebble and Android Wear have shown that there’s certainly a demand for it, and Apple has now tried to top them, but it’s unsure how well they accomplished that. Don’t […]

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Hands On With The Sharp Aquos Crystal From Sprint

Sprint hosted a “Take the Edge” off event in New York City the other day. There wasn’t too much mystery, especially when one got there and saw the Sharp logo all over the place. As predicted by almost every website, the new Sharp/Sprint device was a no-bezel device dubbed the Sharp Aquos Crystal. You might […]

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On The Cheap: SwiftKey Goes Free

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Just typing on soft keyboards is out of fashion. Nowadays it’s all about swiping. The functionality is already built into the last two versions of the Android keyboard, will be part of Windows Phone 8.1 and is even going to be part of iOS 8 via 3rd parties. One of those third parties will be one […]

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Killswitch Engage!

Hey, remember Killswitch Engage? The metalcore band formed back in 1999 from bands like Aftershock and Overcast? Not as popular as Atreyu? Those guys. Well, this article isn’t about them.   This is about why your cellphone doesn’t have a remotely activated kill switch that you can use to brick your phone when it gets […]

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