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    29 Awesome Back to School Accessories for Hello Kitty Fans

    As we’ve diligently documented, Hello Kitty is having herself a golden age. Her merchandise empire has seen nearly unprecedented expansion — great for us, because we can get that feline face on just about anything we want, and yes, that goes for back to school shopping. Granted, Hello Kitty has always had a top-notch back […]

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    5 Long Overdue, Yet Amazing New Features in Office 2016

    Not too long ago, we looked at all the reasons why upgrading to Windows 10 is a pretty good idea. Well, we forgot one thing — all the goodies in Office 2016, which will soon be available to Windows 10 for Office 365 subscribers and, eventually, as a standalone product (but if you’re a 365 […]

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    Absolut Vodka is Giving Away Free Concert Experiences Using Virtual Reality

    Brands and entertainment companies alike are lining up to see if this new virtual reality thing has something in it for them. Recently, Absolut Vodka and New York/Vancouver duo Bob Moses got together to find out. Absolut is pushing their own Absolut Reality VR experience, with the Bob Moses concert in Brooklyn a few weeks ago […]

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    Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is Almost the Same as the S6 Edge, Just Bigger

    Samsung announced two 5.7″ phones at their Unpacked event today — the Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+, a jumbo-sized version of the curved S6 Edge they announced earlier this year. While the size increase isn’t the only change, don’t expect any huge departure from the this spring’s phone, either. The S6 Edge+ has […]

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    Dell’s Chromebook 13 is Designed for Businesses

    Up until today, Chromebooks have been largely known as cheap, student-friendly notebooks, either for individual students or as mass purchases for classrooms. Dell might change that with the new Chromebook 13, their first premium Chromebook directed at the business world. Dell has taken the familiar Chromebook formula — Chrome OS, mid-tier specs, and solid battery […]

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    Smart Toy for Dogs Will Keep Pets Entertained for Hours

    Accelerometers are pretty much ubiquitous in human toys now, so it’s time for that technology to go to the dogs. PetSmart is carrying this Move N’ Shake Dog Toy, which doesn’t do much, but should do just enough to provide your dog with some quality entertainment for a few hours. Then again, maybe some of […]

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    This Swimsuit Isn’t Sexy, But It Does Protect Women from Harmful UV Rays

    Summer isn’t the greatest for women not into the whole bikini thing. The problem isn’t that there aren’t enough options — no shortage of swimwear that uses a bit more material — but that those other options usually don’t look all that great. It’s like if a woman doesn’t want a bikini, she suddenly doesn’t […]

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    Epson Cinema Home 3500 Home Theater Projector Review

    Summer is in full swing and you want to throw an amazing outdoor viewing party — this is the natural domain of the projector. We’ve looked at quite a few pico projectors, but while the convenience of pocket-size portability is nice, you’ll be hard-pressed to satisfy a crowd, especially as you get to bigger screen […]

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    Moto X Style Pure Edition Hands-on [Video]

    Motorola officially announced their next generation Moto X yesterday, and as it turns out, it’s getting split in two — kind of. Both the Moto X Style and Moto X Play will be hitting the market soon, but if you’re in the United States, you’ll only be seeing the Moto X Style. Both phones take […]

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    Purple Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush is Inspired by Runway Trends

    By their own admission, the newest color for Philips’ Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush is coming straight from runway trends of 2015. The metallic, deep purple Amethyst Edition keeps with the space motif we’ve seen from several top-level designers this year, including Valentino. “The combination creates a standout aesthetic that is unexpected and daring in a traditionally […]

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    Z Camera is an Impossibly Small 4K Interchangeable Lens Camera

    We’ll start with a caveat — bad things often happen when you combine ambitious ideas with Kickstarter. It’s why we usually steer clear of the crowdfunding lands, but what Z Camera is promising has gotten our attention. How can we not take notice when someone designs a 4K interchangeable lens camera body that you can […]

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    Testing OnStar with 4G LTE in GM’s Vehicles – Is It Worth the Extra Expense?

    When GM and OnStar first announced that they would be rolling out 4G LTE in their vehicles through a partnership with AT&T, we have to admit that we were a bit skeptical. After all, why pay for data in your vehicle when you already have it on your smartphone? But after testing the company’s in-vehicle […]

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    Does the ZTE Axon Have What It Takes to Compete with the Galaxy S6?

    The smartphone market is a tricky one to navigate. The duopoly of Apple and Samsung in the flagship race has led to a boom in budget Android phones from companies looking to carve out a niche among first-time buyers or enthusiasts disappointed in the giants moving away from features like Micro SD card slots or […]

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    PF Flyers are Making a Hot Come Back

    This post brought to you by PF Flyers. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Chip Chick. Back in the ’50s and ’60s, PF Flyers were the hot kicks to own — but, like so many other bits of Americana, the PF Flyers faded away down the stretch run of the 20th century. […]

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    Looking for a Great Gadget Deal? Check out eBay Deals

    This post brought to you by eBay. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Chip Chick. Got your summer vacation plans ready? Good — now make sure you have the gadgets to make the most of them. Now that fairer weather has finally arrived, we’re getting ready to hit the great outdoors in […]

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    Tidal Cuts Pricing in Half for Students

    Tidal, the lossless streaming service infamously purchased and re-launched by Jay-Z earlier this year, is pushing out new updates to the service that will affect both mobile and desktop users. More importantly, it’ll offer discounts to the people always looking for them — students. Tidal’s new features and updates will all roll out over the […]

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    The Military Wants to Build a Real Iron Man Suit

    There are a lot of really cool ideas that have been ripped from science fiction and made reality. Like robot vacuums, those are useful. Sometimes, though, things are better left in pages of comics and reels of films. And, as much as we would like to imagine that the Iron Man suit fits into the […]

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    Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver BBQ Tongs Would be Perfect for Summer

    Alright, we have a problem with Doctor Who merchandise. It’s not that there’s too much of it, although we really might be approaching peak Doctor Who merch. The problem is that the Doctor Who merchandise purveyors of the world, who of all people should know the value of time, are completely blowing the timing of […]