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Apple has a history of making bold moves in abandoning concepts that have long been considered standard for computing and home electronics. Be it FireWire, USB 3.0, or its own 30-pin connector, for better or worse (depending on who you ask), Apple has proven it will endure the grumbles of its loyal customer base in exchange for the company’s design vision. And with the announcement of the iPhone...
5 months ago
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In a surprise move late last year, Snapchat became the latest tech company to reinvent itself. It changed its name to Snap Inc., repositioned itself as a camera company, and then quickly released its first physical product: a pair of sunglasses equipped with a camera that will connect directly to your phone and Snapchat account. These...
6 months ago
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Five years ago, the word “selfie” wasn't even part of our collective diction. Similarly, a “selfie stick” had the same vernacular worth as gibberish or baby talk. And a "selfie drone" was something you were more likely to find in a Phillip K. Dick novel than hovering overhead. Man, life comes at you fast. And leading the charge into this brave new vainglorious world is the ...
7 months ago
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The Carson HookUpz 2.0 Smartphone Optics Adapter might be one of the most versatile digiscoping solutions on the market today. In the olden days, when you were looking through scopes or binoculars, the only way to share the view was to hand your glasses to someone standing beside you or to clear out of the way so someone else might use your spotting scope, telescope, or microscope. But those days...
8 months ago
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Time really does fly—it’s been almost a year since I reviewed ZTE’s previous-generation flagship smartphone, the Axon Pro. While I’m no stranger to Android devices, that was my first hands-on experience with the brand, and I remember walking away being not only impressed with the device itself, but optimistic about the future of the smartphone market as a whole. The Axon Pro positioned itself...
by Todd Vorenkamp and Max Waldroop
8 months ago
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I will be honest. There’s nothing revolutionary happening in the world of smartphones. Don’t get me wrong: Since 2007, phones have improved tremendously in quite literally every metric. But it’s rare to see wholly changed form factors or an entirely different design philosophy. One that may break through, however, is modular devices. It’s been tried before—the LG G5 gave it a go earlier this year...
8 months ago
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Today's smartphone market is as crowded as it's ever been. Every month we seem to get some new flagship or iteration, the next “next-generation” device. With so many phones, it’s hard to keep track of them all. You could even argue that when the biggest headline of the day is if a phone has a headphone jack or whether or not it explodes, we might've hit a saturation point. This is why ASUS is...
8 months ago
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As technology goes, we live in a pretty wondrous time. Every month we seem to edge closer to a Star Trek-ian future, where the gizmos and gadgets of tomorrow occupy the hands and homes of today. Arguably, some of the best examples of this movement are our smartphones, which become more and more capable (and more indispensable) by the season. But there are side effects to living in such a...
10 months ago
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The iPhone (any model) is a wonderful picture-taking device. How do you make it better? How do you make your iPhone capture what others cannot? Instead of relying on funky filters, you can add lenses in front of the iPhone optics. One of the best ways to do that is with the...
1 year ago
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When the Apple Watch first launched in 2015, the rumors surrounding it had reached such a fever pitch it was difficult to discern fact from fiction; to parse all the buzz and marketing buildup from the Watch’s actual bona fides. Now, a year later, with several million units sold and more than 10,...
1 year ago
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Like the other technology-born devices in our lives that we rely on heavily, we ask our smartphones to do a lot and a little at the same time. We want to have a fast, fluid, and seamless experience, but we don’t want to think about it too much. It should just work and be ready to deliver at all times. In fact, there are few things in our lives that we ask to multi-task as much as we do our...

1 year ago
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In the following video, Allan Weitz takes a quick look at the Lensbaby Creative Mobile Kit, and how it can be used to achieve unique effects with your iPhone or Android smartphone. The video begins with a run-down of the kit components, including the LM-20 Sweet Spot Lens, the LM-30 Reflective Circle Lens, and the...

1 year ago
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In this video, we take a first look at Zeiss’s Virtual Reality viewer, the VR One, which works with compatible smartphones to deliver an immersive virtual experience. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other ...

1 year ago
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In this video, we take a look at Fitbit’s latest activity tracker, the Charge HR, which features a brand-new built-in heart rate monitor, enhanced smartphone integration, and much more. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you...
1 year ago
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I once had a car auto vent mount for my cell phone so that I could use it for navigation, and have it somewhere besides my lap or center console. After a few days, it broke. I super-glued it back together. It broke again. I glued it again. Pretty soon there was more glue than plastic on the mount. Eventually, I got a window suction-cup mount that protrudes hideously from my car’s windshield. I...

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