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Despite what you might have heard, dads are complicated creatures. Like the rest of us, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with personalities and interests to match. That being true, shopping for dads can sometimes be tough. One tie, as it turns out, does not fit all. To make things a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of gifts sure to please every type of father, no matter where his...
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Father’s Day is nearly upon us and this year, instead of a new tie or pair of socks, how about getting dad something that’s both wearable and a bit more modern? Look, don’t get us wrong: The classics are classic for a reason, but sometimes it’s nice to break from tradition (looking at you, World’s Greatest Dad trucker hat). With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of alternatives to the tried...
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The idea of a “working mom” is a bit of a redundancy. Motherhood, by its very nature, is work. Whether it’s at home, in an office, on the subway, or anywhere in between, being a mom is an arduous task. There is, after all, a reason it’s called going into labor, never going out of. So, to salute all the moms out there, and pay homage to the hard work they do on our behalf, we’ve compiled a list of...
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Ten years ago, the idea of viruses and malware being installed on a cellphone seemed far-fetched. People were explicitly aware of PC viruses, but who would want to attack Nokia candy-bar phones? Did the performance of Snake really matter that much anyway? What a difference a decade makes. These days, you probably have far more valuable information on your smartphone than on your home computer....
4 months ago
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For most people, traveling isn’t much fun. Tickets are expensive, planes are cramped, and taxi drivers prefer a spiral route over a direct one to your destination. If you’re traveling for business, knowing that you’ll spend your stay in meetings instead of on the beach or exploring a new city makes your trip that much more unpleasant. A good smartphone can help alleviate your pain, though, even...
6 months ago
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Does someone in your life need a new smartphone this holiday season? Great! Since carriers in the United States have finally separated the cost of smartphones from the cost of plans, customers have more options than ever when it comes to smartphones, though you may not realize it if you are shopping at your local cell phone shop, where it seems like the only things to choose from are iPhones and...
6 months ago
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While I usually spend my time as B&H’s chief machine biologist, dealing with silicon, plastic, and metal creatures, I thought I’d take some time to talk about the ones made from fur and slobber and hairballs. In researching this piece, I learned a lot about carbon-based life forms (did...
7 months ago
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It’s fall, and here at B&H that means one thing: Smartphone manufacturers are emerging blinking from many months of R&D hibernation and are facing the world with their shiniest and newest creations ahead of the holiday season. And while a spate of new flagship handsets is exciting, we all know that the best part of getting a new phone is tricking it out with the hottest apps and...
9 months ago
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Despite the fact smartphones and tablets were designed first and foremost to be used as handheld devices, unless you’re taking pictures under bright sunny skies, you should mount your phone or tablet on some sort of support device if you want truly sharp results. Support devices for smartphones and tablets come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and in this roundup we will take a look at some of...
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If you get separation anxiety when leaving your smartphone for more than a few minutes, but your fear of damaging its precious electronics compels you to keep it far away from water, we’re here to tell you that there is another way. Your device can stay safely in your hands, even when you venture into the pool or the ocean, thanks to waterproof housings and cases, available from your friends at B...
10 months ago
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School is back in session and that means it’s time to outfit the favorite student in your life with the latest and greatest gear and gadgets. Topping that list should be a brand-new smartphone, capable of navigating the sometimes-challenging waters of post-elementary life. To make sure you or your student is well equipped and not left holding something technologically passé or so last year, we’ve...
11 months ago
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Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm and, along the way, users have made new friends and enemies, but most importantly of all, it has united players of all races, ages, and genders to a shared dream of becoming a Pokémon Master. Plenty of players are seizing the opportunity to cash in on Pokémon-related services and goods, and some have turned to the dark side, becoming as devious as Team...
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Whether you’ve realized it or not, you’ve probably seen large groups of people gathered in one spot with their eyes fixated on their phones and a look of determination on their faces, even more so than usual. There’s a new phenomenon that has people young and old hanging out in parks day and night, flicking their touchscreens and shouting in excitement. Why, you ask? Well, that’s because they all...
1 year ago
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In 2007, Apple released the first iPhone, which not only changed the way we communicate, but promised a new technology with which musicians and audio engineers could record and create music. In 2010, the iPad was released, but iOS was still in its infancy in regard to music production. It’s now 2016 and it appears, with iOS 9, we find ourselves asking if it might be possible to ditch our desktop...
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With more and more phone carriers moving away from yearly contracts and offering leasing options in lieu of subsidized plans, options for consumers have never been greater. Unfortunately, more choices can mean more questions—like, which is the right phone for me? Existential implications aside, we’ve narrowed down your choices by rounding up our top recommendations for unlocked smartphones.  (...

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