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Filed Under:Technology / Gadgets
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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

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Samsung Level Box Bluetooth Speaker Review

Samsung has worked their way into yet another popular market: portable bluetooth speakers. The new Samsung Level Box is a beautiful looking portable Bluetooth speaker with a 15 hour battery, NFC pairing, and built-in speakerphone. Samsung knows how to market, but do they know how to build a portable speaker? Read on to see how it stacks up. Show More Summary

Nexus 9 Review – Not the iPad Air, But Still a Darn Good Tablet

We already took a look at the Nexus 6, Google’s new smartphone being launched to help introduce Android 5.0 Lollipop. Along with that phone, we’re also getting a new tablet—the Nexus 9. The Nexus 9 is an 8.9? tablet running on a 64-bit...Show More Summary

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro Review: The Best Tablet You Could Buy for $500

When the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro was announced in early October, it was immediately clear that this was a new kind of tablet with an entirely new design philosophy behind it. Lenovo’s mantra for the release event was that tablets are...Show More Summary

Google Inbox First Impressions – A Mobile Email Organizer, and Not a Bad One

Inbox has been called Google’s latest take on email, albeit one the company steadfastly asserts is ‘not meant to replace Gmail.’ After a week using Google Inbox, that statement proves to be true—although you can get and use Inbox on a PC or tablet, it proves to be much more useful on a smartphone, particularly one running Android 5.0 Lollipop. Show More Summary

Motorola Droid Turbo Review: Verizon Welcomes Back an Old Friend

Verizon Wireless will never let us forget that, way back in the day, the first Droid is the smartphone that really captured the world’s attention and made Android the powerhouse it is today. Since then the carrier and Motorola have tried...Show More Summary

Little Big Planet 3 Review: Sackboy is Back with Some New Friends

Are you ready? Sackboy is back for some more side-scrolling physics, and he is bringing along some new friends this time around. This whimsical, beautifully designed game is ready for you to fall in love with all over again. I’ve been a fan of the series since its inception back in 2008. Show More Summary

Skylanders Trap Team Review: Playing as the Bad Guys is Now Possible, But It’ll Cost You

I confess: I am 26-years-old and I love Skylanders. Love? I mean I’m addicted to them. I’ve played the both Spyro’s Adventures, Giants, Swap Force and I’m still hooked. I guess you can say I’ve been waiting an entire year to play Trap Team. Show More Summary

First Android 5.0 Lollipop Updates Arrive for Motorola Devices

As expected, the first batch of devices getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update are the stock Android devices from Motorola. The 2nd gen Moto X (stock Android version only) and 2nd gen Moto G (U.S. and global versions) will receive the OS update very soon, if they haven’t already. Show More Summary

Today in Sadness: Cheating Spouses and Public Shaming on the Internet

So, this video of a wife getting caught cheating on her husband went viral, whatever that means. I guess a lot of people are watching this video. Anyway, the wife gets caught red-handed by the husband’s best friend, who was recruited as a spy by said husband. Show More Summary

Toshiba Chromebook 2 1080p Review

We’ve just started seeing Chromebooks with 1080p displays this year, starting with the 13.3? Samsung Chromebook 2. Problem was, that 1080p display took Samsung’s Chromebook out of the pricing comfort zone for budget laptops—$400 at launch...Show More Summary

JBL Horizon Clock Radio Wants to Help Brighten Up Your Morning

We’ll just get right into it. The JBL Horizon is a clock radio, and I think we’re all clock radio experts here. The only thing you want to know is why the JBL Horizon exists in a world with, undoubtedly, thousands of clock radios for sale. Show More Summary

Google Glass Has 99 Problems, and Obstructing Peripheral Vision Is One of Them

Google Glass, since its unveiling, has been harangued by more criticism than most gadgets. It’s been derided as geeky, labeled a distraction (especially to drivers), and dismissed by many as superfluous. Well, add one more to the list—a new study shows Glass could also obstruct your peripheral vision. Show More Summary

Beats Swings for the Fences With New Solo2 Wireless Headphones

How do you make your most popular line of headphones even more popular? Making them wireless and selling them during peak holiday shopping season will probably do the trick. Later this month, Beats by Apple (er, Dre) will start selling Solo2 Wireless headphones in stores and on Apple’s online store. Show More Summary

Are You Moody Enough to Pull Off a Grumpy Cat Hand Puppet?

See, what I’m wondering is, does Grumpy Cat’s owner get royalties from merchandise sales? Are things like this hand puppet officially licensed? Can you even officially license a meme? Is Grumpy Cat trademarked? The world of meme merchandise is a weird and scary and new, and I don’t know what to make of it. Show More Summary

Why Should I Pay For Video Conferencing

Video conferencing is the way of the future for a large number of small and large businesses. It can be quite tempting to imagine that you can set up a video conferencing solution for yourself, especially for a company that has access to a large amount of resources. Show More Summary

Skullcandy Gears Up For Mockingjay, Part I Release With Limited Edition Crusher Headphones

Mockingjay, Part I is hitting theaters in about a week and a half, which means you still have plenty of time to get your midnight showing attire together. Better make sure these new headphones for Skullcandy are part of your ensemble. Show More Summary

iPhone 6 Bumper Cases From Proporta Now Available

The bumper case—it’s the cheapest protection you can get for your smartphone short of MacGyvering up something out of cardboard, bubble wrap, and rubber bands. Proporta is one of the earliest case makers to put out a solid, stylish bumper case for the iPhone 6, and you can get one now for under $20. Show More Summary

This is Plant is Hiding a Very Noisy Secret

If you’re going to spruce up the place with a few fake plants that you can’t kill, might as well make them useful while they’re just sitting around. PlanterTech has a whole set of fake plants and trees with Bluetooth speakers built into the planters, if you’re one who thinks speakers should be heard and not seen. Show More Summary

Alex From Target Getting the Hollywood Treatment

You might have heard about Alex From Target last week if you follow Twitter closely or watch Ellen. Alex LeBeouf is a 16-year-old Target employee whose photogenic picture in his Target reds made him a Twitter sensation and more popular than that other LeBeouf in a matter of hours, if not minutes. Show More Summary

Gross Landlord Uses Hidden Cameras to Spy on Tenant

They’re not widely advertised (for good reason), but there are tons of hidden cameras available for pretty cheap—cameras hidden inside clocks, fake books, tissue boxes, and the list goes on. Just about every common household item can now be purchased online with a hidden camera crammed inside. Show More Summary

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