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    How to Stop Visual Hacking. Yes, That’s a Thing!

    This post brought to you by 3M. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Chip Chick. When you think about a hacker, what comes to mind? Movies are filled with sweatshirt-clad, bespectacled men and women hammering away furiously on keyboards and spouting a bunch of techno-babble that, in the case of Hollywood, probably […]

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    12 Hot Stocking Stuffers – A Gift Guide

    Stocking stuffers — the bonus round of the holiday season. All the big prizes have bee won, and now it’s time to get to the little things. Don’t think that means there’s any less pressure, though! The marquee gifts are nice, sure, but the stocking stuffers are the workmanlike, blue-collar gifts you’ll still be using […]

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    How to Transform Your TV Into a PC for Just $160

    The PC stick movement is a deceptively simple one — you get a cheap, tiny PC the size of a flash drive that can turn TVs into computers, but then the hidden costs and challenges crop up. First you need to find a mouse and keyboard for the thing, then you need to worry about […]

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    Jonathan Adler Has Created Three New Designs for the Moto X Pure Edition

    Jonathan Adler has been quite the tech aficionado this year — first he designed some terrific Speck cases for the iPhone 6s launch, and now he’s back at it with a more permanent part of a phone. He’s designed three new back shells for the Moto X Pure Edition, and they’ll all be available for […]

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    Holiday Audio Gift Guide + Win the JBL Pulse 2 Bluetooth Speaker!

    To enjoy terrific digital audio, every part of the chain has to be perfect, from the music files to the speakers. Well, it’s the holidays, and while we’d never set you on the perilous path of trying to figure out the perfect music to give as a gift to another person, we can definitely point […]

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    48 Adorable Doggie Halloween Costumes – and One Lonely Cat

    If you’re a pet owner and you’re not getting your four-legged friend in on Halloween festivities, you’re missing out. Dogs are the ultimate Halloween accessories — they’re a blank, questionably willing canvas, and they’ll improve your costume by default just by being a dog in a costume. In need of some inspiration? Possibly the world’s […]

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    Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Come to Kia in the 2016 Optima + First Impressions

    Total smartphone integration is finally coming to Kia — the 2016 Kia Optima will be their first model with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, making safe smartphone use in the car kinda more possible. On that note, we’re seeing a lot of new safety features, too, making for a technologically sophisticated midsize sedan at […]

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    Barnes & Noble’s Latest Nook is Waterproof

    After changing its mind about spinning off Nook Media into a separate company, Barnes & Noble have doubled down with a new eReader designed for anyone who has ever had an unpleasant experience with an eReader in the great outdoors. The Nook GlowLight Plus is built tough, but its performance in direct sunlight is what […]

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    Beats Pill+ Can Charge Your iPad On The Road

    Beats has been pretty quiet since being acquired by Apple early last year, coming out with only refreshed Solo headphones and Powerbeats earphones they were likely working on long before the acquisition. In other words, we’ve yet to see much of Apple’s influence over their new audio brand – until now. Today, Beats is releasing the […]

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    NFL Coaches Are Yelling Into Some Heavy-Duty Bose Headsets This Year

    If you were watching last week’s Thursday night NFL game at Giants (MetLife) Stadium, you may have noticed the headsets the coaches were wearing on the sidelines. Turns out, those are special models made just for the NFL thanks to its ongoing partnership with Bose, and they’re packing some heavy-duty tech.  The Bose NFL headsets […]

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    Scrap the 12-inch MacBook, Get the LaVie Z – Review

    At CES earlier this year, we took a look at the LaVie Z, a bit of a surprise series of notebooks from Lenovo. Made in partnership with NEC, the LaVie Z came in as the lightest laptop in the world at just 1.87lbs — naturally, we were expecting specs to suffer, but not so. The […]

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    Best of IFA 2015

    The tech equivalent of a fall/winter fashion show is taking place this week at IFA 2015 in Berlin, and we’re there to get a look at the new gadgets you’ll start seeing on store shelves during the holiday season and beyond — as of this week, you officially have the green light to start working […]

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    New Xbox One Elite Bundle is 20% Faster

    Just a couple months after introducing their first 1 TB Xbox One bundle, Microsoft is already launching a new, higher-priced bundle focused on performance for the burgeoning professional gamer scene — or anyone who’s just sick of waiting so long for their games to load. The Xbox One Elite Bundle will bring a speed boost […]

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    Kosta is a Smart and Affordable Alternative to an Apple Watch Stand

    Don’t call it a watch stand, call it a coaster. That is because BlueLounge’s new Kosta Apple watch stand has a small footprint and a design that is more reminiscent of a traditional cup coaster. And unlike the typical Apple Watch stands out there, your Apple Watch is able to rest inside the charging coaster […]

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    Back to School Guide + Win the LG G4 Smartphone for AT&T

    We’re on the downward slope of summer, and that means it’s time to start reminding kids that freedom and relaxation are fleeting — the hardest and most real of childhood lessons. Good thing for them that modern day back to school shopping is a hell of a lot more fun than it used to be. […]

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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 […]