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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 […]

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    The Big Bang Theory Gets the LEGO Treatment

    We’ve had a real LEGO TV breakthrough this year, with more Simpsons sets, Doctor Who sets, and maybe, just maybe, a Golden Girls set. Today, we’re hearing about one that definitely is getting made — the cast of Big Bang Theory is getting the brick treatment, along with Leonard and Sheldon’s living room. Aside from […]

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    Huawei Talkband B2 is Both a Fitness Tracker and a Bluetooth Headset [Hands-on]

    Ready for another fitness tracker? Yeah, try to contain your enthusiasm, I know it’s tough. It’s getting pretty brutal out there for hardware manufacturers, as the fitness tracker market has been flooded with devices heralded by nearly identical press releases — and it definitely doesn’t help that the equally flooded smartwatch market is out here […]

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    Huawei’s Cheap P8 Lite is a $249 Dual-Sim Unlocked Phone [Hands-on]

    With the high-end smartphone market in the United States narrowed down to a duopoly of Apple and Samsung, more and more manufacturers seem content to concede that race, instead pushing low-end devices in an effort to carve out their own piece of the first-time buyer and budget market, where at least one giant, Apple, isn’t […]

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    Pour Long Islands Out of This TARDIS Pitcher

    Someday, a day beyond the reach of even the most powerful Time Lords, we will run out of things to craft in the image of a TARDIS. Needless to say, that day is not today. Our far-flung descendents will have to face that cold, dark day with a grim stoicism — meanwhile, we’ll be here […]

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    Instagram is Now a Book Publishing Platform?

    These kids, they just don’t show loyalty to brands like the olden days. Now you have to go on their turf to get their attention to keep getting attention for your brand. So, in an attempt to teach by doing, marketer Jason Sperling is releasing his new how-to in the digital age marketing book bit […]

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    Flatiron Building is Latest to Get LEGO Architecture Treatment

    We’re going to get a full LEGO reconstruction of New York City here pretty soon. The LEGO Architecture line’s newest set is a real New York staple — the Flatiron Building, which has kept watch over Broadway and 5th Avenue for over a hundred years and, thanks to television, is now what many — consciously […]

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    Japanese Food iPhone Case Looks Anything But Delicious

    You ever go to a ramen place, and they have those display bowls that look so real they might as well be considered an art form? Well, we’ve found the iPhone 6 version of that, and it’s called the iMeshi Japanese Food Case for iPhone 6. Apparently, it’s a lot less pleasant than a good […]

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    Father’s Day Gift Guide + Win the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Smartphone!

    Because the gift of unconditional acceptance of the dadbod takes about as much effort to give as maintenance of the dadbod itself, you’ll need to do a little better come June 21. Fortunately, you might not need to put in all that much effort after all—we’re giving away the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3, one of […]

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    Looking for Free Rent? Install Some Spy Cams

    RealLifeCam.com is a website that claims to not be pornography. It is, or at least it wants you to provide it — and it’s offering quite the carrot. If you let them put live-streaming cameras around your apartment, they’ll pay your rent for you. Wait, are you a single guy, though? Haha, not you. If […]

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    Volvo XC90 Test Drive and First Impressions

    Chinese-owned Swedish car maker is hoping to spice things up this year with the 2016 XC90, the next in their line of mid-size luxury crossover family SUVs.   The 2016 XC90 is mostly riding on its bevy of safety features, which we’ll get to later, but it’s worth noting that some models of the crossover […]

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    Tomorrow Land IMAX Review

    Back in the first half of the 20th century, the common vision of the future was of a utopian society where people moved around in flying jet packs. Years later, the more popular vision of the future for Hollywood is a dystopian one. But in Disney’s Tomorrow Land, much of the film focuses on that […]

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    9 Year-old’s My Little Pony Birthday Cake Wish Goes Awry

    Well, that’s not Rainbow Dash, but it sure is one fantastic jacket. Nine-year-old Evelina of Sicily wanted a My Little Pony cake for her birthday party, but instead got a hard life lesson about disappointment in the form of late Italian singer “Little Tony” Ciacci. Unfortunately, the stylish white jacket wasn’t as magical as friendship, […]