Nokia Lumia 928 Review: Xenon Flash Is Not Worth the Purchase

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The Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon Wireless largely functions in much of the same way as AT&T’s Lumia 920, but the new flagship adds a Xenon flash that replaces the dual-LED flash of the 920. Given what we know about Xenon flash–it’s brighter, able to freeze motion so you don’t have motion blur in your […]

Say the Same Thing: The 50 Billionth Downloaded iOS App Gets Reviewed

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There’s a fun game available on both iPhone and Android that we think could become the next Draw Something phenomena. It’s fun and addictive, but needs one major change before it could hit that level of popularity. And at least one other person seems to like it, since Apple just announced that the app became […]

Linksys EA6500 Wireless Router Review: Struggles to Keep Connection

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After a great experience with a Linksys WUMC710 Bridge, we tested the Linksys EA6500 Wireless Router hoping for the same simple setup and solid performance. The Linksys EA6500 Wireless Router uses a simple administrative page, but setup and performance fell short of the baseline set by our old D-Link router. The EA6500 degraded for us after a […]

Linksys WUMC710 Wireless-AC Media Connector Bridge Simple and Solid

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A wireless bridge or media connector, like the Linksys WUMC710 Wireless-AC Media Connector Bridge, connects set-top boxes and gaming systems to a wireless network… even if the boxes don’t come with built-in Wi-Fi. Plug the Ethernet cable into the media or gaming box, and the Linksys and the device will show on the network. A […]

2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Review

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Ford’s Special Vehicle Team (SVT) is responsible for quite a few special vehicles. The F-150 Lightning, the SVT Focus and the Shelby GT500 are just a few of their popular items. In 2010 the SVT produced the Raptor. The Raptor is designed to be a truck that is more capable off-road than on. It is a […]

Fitbit Flex Review

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The Fitbit Flex is the first activity tracker from Fitbit that users wear on their wrist. As a result it feels like the Nike FuelBand, but without all of the features. The actual Fitbit Flex tracker is a small black device that fits inside the wristband. The design allows users to switch out the wristband […]

Fuji X-E1 Review: A Retro Camera That Inspires

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The Fuji X-E1 is a retro-inspired camera that borrows its good looks from rangefinder designs such as those from Leica. And not only does the X-E1 look good, it also has the imaging power to deliver some stunningly good images, a vast assortment of manual controls that inspires photographers to switch away from automatic shooting, […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 v. HTC One: Feature-by-Feature Showdown Before You Buy

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You’ve probably read extensive reviews of the competing Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Android flagships and are still indecisive about which one to take the plunge on, and we’re here to help. Fortunately, for users looking at either top-of-the-line flagships for 2013 in the Android camp, both are great devices and it would be […]

Speedtests: LTE Speeds to Expect for Your Galaxy S4 and HTC One

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We had extensively reviewed Samsung’s hot Galaxy S4 and the HTC One flagship smartphones, and those devices are the ones to beat for 2013 so far. Now, we’re going to examine how the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One will perform, at least in the San Francisco Bay Area, with the leading 4G LTE networks […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

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The introduction of the Galaxy S4 flagship by Samsung is one of the more polarizing releases recently from the Android smartphone-maker. On one hand, Samsung has fine tuned the Galaxy S3 and added some 160+ new features on the Galaxy S4, including welcomed additions such as a larger battery, refined styling, larger and higher resolution […]

Reminder+ Beats Apple’s Place Based Reminders but Forgets Time Based Tasks

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The Apple bundled Reminders app helps users organize their life, but a third-party app called Reminder+ does the same thing for location-based reminders with a prettier interface and a couple of extras. It adds a countdown timer, alarm and easier to use location-based reminders. However, it only works for location-based reminders. Reminder+ doesn’t seek to […]

Facebook Home Review: Surprisingly Useful but Lacks Widgets & Folders

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Earlier this month Facebook announced Facebook Home, an Android launcher, an app that takes over the phone’s home screen replacing interfaces like HTC’s Sense or Samsung’s TouchWiz. We tested it on a Samsung Galaxy S3, one of only six compatible phones, and the results are surprising. Facebook Home sounded like a nightmare that only diehard […]

Samsung ATIV Odyssey Review: Budget Windows Phone 8 on Verizon

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The Samsung ATIV Odyssey is a budget Windows Phone 8 smartphone on Verizon Wireless which competes more with budget Android devices like the LG Lucid 2 and Droid RAZR M than other Windows Phone 8 devices like the HTC 8X. Samsung focuses specifically on a low-cost device with a plastic design that doesn’t look or feel as nice […]

FAVI SmartStick Google TV and Keyboard Review

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The FAVI SmartStick Google TV hooks to a TV using HDMI and takes up little more space than a USB flash drive. Paired with a FAVI SmartStick Keyboard Controller, it promises users a full Google TV experience in a tiny package. But do we really get a full Google TV experience in this small package? […]

Pebble Review: Disappointing With Limited Apps, Especially for iPhone

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The much-anticipated Pebble Smartwatch has arrived! The popular Kickstarter project, now available for pre-order, precedes the rumored Apple iWatch. But should buyers wait? Or get the Pebble? The Pebble watch promised users a cool smartwatch that connected to iPhone or Android phones. Apps were promised to extend phone control to the wrist for music, to receive notifications […]

Phiaton Moderna MS 200 Earbuds Sound Great to You… and Others Nearby

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The Phiaton Moderna MS 200 Earbuds look cool and sound awesome. Listeners will love them, but so will their neighbors. That’s not a good thing! When we opened the Phiaton Moderna MS 200 we had high expectations thanks to the quality packaging and cool look. The Phiaton copy on their website describes them as having an “opulent […]

Toshiba FlashAir SD WiFi Card Sends Pics Direct from Camera

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Photographers can get a Photostream-like workflow using a traditional camera thanks to the Toshiba FlashAir SD WiFi 8GB Card. The FlashAir card lets users access their pictures while still on the card and in a camera. Connect a computer, tablet or smartphone to the built-in Wi-Fi radio and they can browse the card’s contents with […]

Carbon: Finally, a Great Android Twitter Client Arrives

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The search for a decent Android Twitter client just ended with Carbon, the new app that offers a lot of features with a simple interface that’s intuitive, discoverable and attractive. The only thing we’ve found to dislike about Carbon so far: the app only works on Android phones. Tablet users should move on, there’s nothing […]

CableJive ProJive XLR: High Quality Recording on Smartphone or Tablet

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The CableJive ProJive XLR makes it possible for users to record high-quality audio from an XLR microphone to any device that includes a mini 3.5mm stereo jack for input. We tested it using a computer, iPad mini and Android smartphone. All three worked well. Buyers of the CableJive ProJive XLR will get a cable with […]

Seidio Vitreo Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 5 Review

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The Seidio Vitreo Tempered Glass screen protector for iPhone 5 installs easier than any other screen protector we’ve tested and offers thicker protection with a smoother touch experience than most. Lower quality screen protectors don’t feel as smooth as the glass iPhone screen. While swiping and touching the surface of the screen the user will […]