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Lenovo Buys Motorola for $3B And Officially Enters U.S. Smartphone Market

If you heard a loud thud, I apologize; that was my jaw hitting the floor. In a surprise announcement, tech giant Lenovo has purchased Motorola from Google. This staggering $2.91 billion sale has allowed Lenovo to leapfrog from having no footprint in the U.S. market to a decent chunk of mind-share and a not too shabby […]

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The Coolest Lighter In The Smokers Lounge

I just completed several days of testing the Lightercase, a gadget billed as the “World’s First Ever” protective smartphone case with a built-in no flame/fuel cigarette lighter and LED flashlight. The product only exists in a prototype stage, with an IndieGoGo campaign aiming at receiving enough funding to start production in time for the holidays. […]

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Nest Protect Rethinks Smoke Detectors

Makers of the Nest Thermostat have announced a follow-up product in the Nest Protect, which combines the functionality of a traditional household smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector with internet connectivity and more intelligent alerts. When Nest Protect detects smoke or carbon monoxide, it lights up yellow and a recorded human voice announces the nature of […]

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5C Or Not 5C, That May Be The Question

Apple has some big announcements coming up in a little under an hour, and everyone has been trying to guess what the consumer electronics giant has up its sleeves.   Of late, Apple has disappointed as it’s seems to be content to continue improving and refining existing technology. The most recent innovation has been the […]

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Hands On: Apple iOS 7 For A Day

As everyone knows, Apple released iOS 7 to developers after the WWDC keynote. As an Apple purist, I was certainly excited about the prospect of what I considered a great restart to the phone OS that started it all. A few stats: I installed iOS 7 on my AT&T iPhone 4S as a “new phone,” […]

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Is Newt Gingrich Trolling Us With His Smartphone Video?

Come on, Newt. You’ve got to be kidding us with this. Failed presidential candidate Newt Gingrich released a humdinger of a video on Friday through his company’s YouTube channel. Gingrich is concerned with what to call these newfangled walkie-talkies that play moving pictures and point you to the local McDonald’s. “Cellular telephone” doesn’t cut it, […]

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Review: Huawei Activa 4G, A Reminder Of What Used To Be

MetroPCS has a great agenda: affordable smartphones that don’t require a contract. Unfortunately, driving a phone down to $149 or $199 without subsidy often requires manufacturers to make cutbacks, especially to fit in LTE (complete with metroPCS’s fledgling coverage). Huawei did this maneuver with the Activa 4G I’ve been testing the last few weeks. This […]

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TechCrunch’s Disrupt NYC Israeli Pavilion Roundup: Viewbix, Drippler, and Friendize.me

I had the distinct pleasure to attend TechCrunch’s Disrupt expo this past Monday in New York City, where many startup companies exhibited their products for various news outlets, potential investors, and their peers. While Disrupt NYC had many different startups, as well as live blogged discussions, I focused on the Israeli startups, all located in […]

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SnApp Judgments: X-Men

Every night at 12:15 AM Pacific, Amazon gives away a free paid app through their Amazon app store. As I am usually awake at 12:15 AM Pacific, why not let you know if today’s app is useful, or just more clutter in your app drawer? Today’s free app is X-Men by Konami Digital Entertainment and usually runs for […]

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SnApp Judgments: iStunt 2

Every night at 12:15 AM Pacific, Amazon gives away a free paid app through their Amazon app store. As I am usually awake at 12:15 AM Pacific, why not let you know if today’s app is useful, or just more clutter in your app drawer? Today’s free app is iStunt2 by Miniclip.com and usually runs for $.99. It’s […]

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