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Video: The First Prototype of Project Ara / Phonebloks Gives Us First Look at What’s to Come

If you’ve been keeping up with Phonebloks, the company behind the modular smartphone concept, you’ll be pleased to know it’s coming along quite nicely, on track for a 2015 release. The video above is the first we’ve seen of a working prototype. It also offers some behind-the-scenes insight into how the design and engineering team, [...]

TacoBell

You Can Now Order Taco Bell From Your Phone

Last week Taco Bell released their highly anticipated mobile app. Imagine a world where you can skip the line, customize your order without the stress of customers waiting behind you, and avoid as much human interaction as possible. That’s now. Here is my experience: Upon log in, it all seems to be straightforward and easy [...]

TPG

This App Will Help You Get The Most From Your Credit Cards

There is a wonderful time in life when you come to the realization that your credit cards can be giving to you, instead of the other way around. (Or maybe you always had that information and I was just slower on the uptake.) Realizing that you can be getting points, cash back, rewards, or mileage [...]

Snapseed

Video: How to Use Snapseed for Android, iPhone, and iPad to Bring Your Mobile Photos to Life

I get a lot of questions about how to produce the best photos just using a smartphone. Whether you’re on iOS or Android, my favorite go-to app is Snapseed, which was originally developed by Nik Software, a leader in the desktop imaging space. Nik is now owned by Google, and Snapseed is a free download [...]

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How to: 24 Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy Note 4 [Video]

Curious how to take a screenshot with the Galaxy Note 4? How to launch Google Now? Need to set the keyboard size so you can use the Note 4 with one hand? We’ve got you covered. In our latest video, I made a list of 24 tips and a few tricks that I thought you’d [...]

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Stay Connected to Your Pets With This Gadget

If you’re a pet person (raises hand) or know a pet person, then you know that pets are family. But, just like the rest of your family, it seems you’re away from them a lot. This gadget changes all that, and it’s super cool. It’s called a Petcube. It’s simple and serves its purpose beautifully (no [...]

AlpineHawk

This Gadget is a Winter Sport Enthusiast’s Best Friend

Winter is coming. And for all the long nights and cold days that winter brings, it also blesses us all with that fluffy, white, wonderful precipitation known as snow—and the return of skiing and snowboarding. If you happen to be into one or both of these late-year activities, you may be interested in supporting a [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4: First Impressions and Hands-On [Video + Gallery]

In the world of super-sized smartphones, the Galaxy Note series is king. The Note, through its current and past generations, has defined the “phablet” category, and Samsung’s latest entry, the Note 4, has finally arrived. We’ve got a review unit, courtesy of Samsung, and over the next week, I’ll be putting it through its paces. [...]

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Move Over Apple Pay: The Mobile Payments Service Chosen by Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, and 50 Others Uses QR Codes.. Wait, What?

By a show of hands, how many of you use QR codes on a regular basis? How many of you actually have a QR code reader installed on your phone? Seriously people, raise your hands. How many of you can even explain what a QR code IS? Don’t worry, I’ll wait. There we go. 1.. [...]

GooglePlay

Google Play Music Gets A Songza Upgrade

Several months ago, Google acquired Songza. We are now seeing the benefits of this acquisition. Songza is a music streaming app that provides professionally made playlists for you based on the time of day, your mood, or your activity. (Check out my full review of Songza here) With so many music streaming options available, everyone [...]

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