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LG G3 Review: The Best Android Phone Available Today

LG G3 Review: The Best Android Phone Available Today

If I had to buy an Android phone today, I'd would run to the store and pick up an LG G3. It is, without question, the best Android-powered smartphone available today, July 20, 2014. This may or may not be true tomorrow or in a week or a month – such is life in the world of connected devices. But for today, the LG G3 is my ...

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

Will Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 replace your laptop? That’s the million dollar question. Microsoft says it absolutely can – and they’re right. The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s newest tablet. The device has a bigger screen than its predecessors (12”), is more powerful and comes with better accessories. All in ...

7 Hottest Tech Trends in 1776

7 Hottest Tech Trends in 1776

A little more than 238 years ago, our forefathers used the best technology available to inspire colonial proto-Americans to revolt against the King of England. At that time, the "best" technology available was the printing press and the "best" social network required the use of "word of mouth" in Public Houses. Grog (small ...

Aereo: It’s Over Now

Aereo: It’s Over Now

After months of debate and speculation, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against internet TV service Aereo in a 6-3 decision. The decision was a win for broadcasters that argued Aereo violated their copyright. Even though lesser courts had sided with Aereo, the Supreme Court saw it differently, effectively killing ...

Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon finally unveiled its long-awaited smartphone, the Fire Phone. #epicfail #at&texclusiveareyoukidding #tooheavyandawkward #toolate #seenitbefore #wherearetheapps #shouldhavecalledzuckandaskedfirst #jeffwhatwereyouthinking Built around the Amazon Prime experience, the Fire Phone runs the same heavily tweaked ...

Cannes: Mobile First

Cannes: Mobile First

Tickets? Check. Passport? Check. Invitations to awesome parties and events? Check. Mobile phone? Che... err... um... mobile phone? Smart phone? Cell phone? Heading to the south of France for a conference that self-describes as "the world’s greatest celebration of creative communications in all its forms," I'm expecting ...

Apple Health and HealthKit

Apple Health and HealthKit

When Apple unveiled iOS 8 at WWDC on June 2, it officially marked Apple’s entry into the mobile health and Quantified Self arena. While iOS 8 doesn’t revolve around health as early reports suggested, it was one of the most exciting new aspects of the mobile OS. "Health" (the name of the app) and "HealthKit" (Apple's ...

Great Tech Gifts For Dads & Grads

Great Tech Gifts For Dads & Grads

Here's my short list of awesome gifts for dads and grads: If you need a smartphone today... HTC One M8 (MSRP $199 w/ 2-Year Contract) Apple and Samsung have held the “best smartphone” crown for several years, but the best all-around phone on the market right now is the HTC One M8. It’s got an aluminum body, ...

Spotify Hits 10 Million Paying Customers: Streaming Rules

Spotify Hits 10 Million Paying Customers: Streaming Rules

Spotify recently announced a major milestone: the music streaming service hit 10 million paying subscribers and now has more than 40 million active users across 56 markets worldwide. Since Spotify launched in 2008, more than 12 billion hours of music have been streamed. The most streamed artist? Eminem. (Rihanna is the ...

It’s Still The Information Super Toll Road: An Intended Consequence of Net Neutrality

It’s Still The Information Super Toll Road: An Intended Consequence of Net Neutrality

On May 15, 2014, the FCC voted to move forward with considerations on a proposal for new rules known as "Open Internet" rules -- the new name for Net Neutrality. If you are a provider of Internet services, nothing has changed. You still get to do business exactly the way you have been. If you are a concerned citizen ...