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Review: Amazon Fire TV Stick Has A Few Kinks To Work Out

Fire_TV_Stick

Guest review by Nat Gertler Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick is the e-tailing giant’s entry into the TV-streamers-on-an-HDMI-dongle market, facing up against Google’s Chromecast and the Roku stick. Like Chromecast, the Fire TV Stick is an affordable piece of electronics, a $39 item initially dropped to $20 for early-adopting Amazon Prime members. It has two strong advantages over the Chromecast that […]

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Safety Tech: Self-security In The 21st Century

Street Harassment

Recently, a video was released of a woman, Shoshana Roberts, walking through the streets of New York, being harassed as she goes. Putting aside issues (and there are issues) of the races that were edited out, it’s important to note that her experience was quite sadly typical for a New Yorker. The culture of the New […]

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

Amazon Kindles

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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A Few Minutes On The New Apple Watch

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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