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Photo Gear

Android in my Camera? It Must Be from Polaroid

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At this point, many people are already convinced that the point-and-shoot market is more or less dead. It used to be a thriving market, especially in first world countries earlier this decade – when everyone was looking for the clearest, sharpest pictures, and wanted cameras that they can just pull out and snap a photo with at a moment’s notice with. They were handy for casual and social photography, which often involves taking photos of your friends or something interesting so you can share it with everyone else over the Internet.

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Mobile

Longer Doesn’t Mean Better: Devices that Stay On Longer Are Not the Best

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Stormtroopers charge iPhone. Image credit: Business Insider

Everyone usually has a gadget or two within reach, especially when they’re on the go. In fact, everything is going so fast these days that many people take their smartphones or tablets with them everywhere, so they can work from anywhere – even from bed. It’s a common joke these days that everyone is turning into “pod people” because we are always ducking our heads down to check our devices for one reason or another.

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Tech Talk

3 Reasons Why E-readers are Becoming More Like Print Books

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LG’s Electronic Paper Display (EPD) technology. Image credit: Ubergizmo

For hardcore paper fans, the tactile experience of reading a book can never be replicated by an e-reader. Thankfully, manufacturers are coming up with ideas that try to meld the experience of reading a book with the experience of reading through tablets. Here are some of the reasons why e-readers are becoming more like books:

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Gaming Tech Talk

Four reasons why you should ditch your home video game console

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Nowadays, gadgets can range from anything – a phone, a web browser, a digital camera, or a gaming device. Even smartphones and tablets can now be described as gadgets primarily used for playing games. Android, iOS, and Windows platforms are filling up their app stores with truckloads of games which can render your living room gaming console obsolete.

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Mobile

ZTE Anthem 4G Unleashed with Outdated Gingerbread

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In its bid to penetrate the US market, ZTE has been launching budget-friendly phones that will appeal to the price-conscious customers out there. The Anthem 4G for MetroPCS is no different.

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Mobile

3 Best Rugged Android Smartphones of 2012

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Who says that ruggedness has to take the backseat to beauty? With these three rugged smartphones from Samsung, Motorola, and Sony, you’ll get beautifully-designed Android smartphones that are built to last.  Check them out:

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Audio Gear

The Best and Most Stylish Headphones Under $200

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Marshall. Image credit: Techcrunch

Our devices have come a long way from simple phones and computers to smartphones and tablets. Naturally, the accessories for our beloved devices had to evolve as well to keep up. And what accessory is more important to us than our beloved headphones?

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Apps

Google Maps is Back on iOS and it is Better than Ever

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The best map app is back on iOS. As much fun it is to laugh at the inception like images and inaccurate directions of the iOS maps, the joke has gotten old and we need our reliable map back once again.

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Apple

Google Trounces Apple Yet Again—The Map Battle Isn’t Over

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Anyone who’s been online over the last few months has probably heard about it—Apple rolled out what was basically a disaster on wheels in the form of their Apple Maps app. iOS 6, designed to be a major iOS upgrade to go along with the brand new released Apple products (the second new iPad of the year, two very promising models of iMacs, the brand new Apple iPod Touch, and of course the much-talked about new iPhone), seemed promising. It looked as if Apple could do no wrong… until they decided to debut their own Maps app. It was such a catastrophic move that Apple became the laughing stock of the Internet for at least two weeks.

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Gaming

How to make your Nintendo Wii U more kid-friendly

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Parents always want the best for their young ones. And while you want your children to enjoy their Nintendo Wii U console, you still think of their safety as kids. With the new version of Wii being stashed under your Christmas tree, you have to check out these simple tips on how to protect your kids when playing with their newest Wii console.