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What is the Internet of Things?

If you’re wondering what the Internet of Things is I can assure you of two things: 1. you’re not alone and 2. you’ve come to the right place to figure it all out. You’ve probably been hearing about it more and more of late and it’s no wonder: it just might be “the next big thing” in tech. As a …

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SteelSeries Stratus wireless gaming controller for iPad review

If you’re a casual iPad gamer, you probably don’t envision playing games on your tablet using an Xbox or Playstation-style game pad. Instead, you’re used to tapping around on the screen. That IS iPad gaming as far as you’re concerned. Actually, it isn’t. iPad gaming accessories, and more specifically game pads/controllers, represent a growing market. To see what all the …

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Karma personal WiFi hotspot review: great idea, but buyer beware

Today I’m sitting in a coffee shop doing some work. I came here assuming, correctly, that they offered free WiFi. It’s sort of suicide not to these days. Here’s the thing: it doesn’t work. I’ve been here a lot in the last few months and the WiFi hardly ever works. That’s why something like Karma would be excellent. Karma is …

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What I like (and what I don’t) about the Roku Streaming Stick, HDMI version (review)

By now everybody reading this blog should be familiar with Roku. Roku makes devices that plug into your TV and let you stream content from Netflix to Hulu to Amazon to YouTube and beyond. Awhile back Roku released the Roku Streaming Stick, a much smaller device that plugs into the HDMI port on a TV directly. Basically, it’s a space-saver …

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Bluelounge Sanctuary4 review: charge multiple iPhones and iPads “lightning” fast

I’m a huge sucker for smartphone and tablet charging stations—as are the readers of DailyTekk. Years ago I wrote 10+ ways to charge multiple iPads, iPhones and iPods at once and it remains one of the top 10 posts on DailyTekk day-in-and-day-out (in terms of traffic). For the past couple of weeks I’ve been testing out the Bluelounge Sanctuary4 ($99.95), …

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Sleep better with these 10 gadgets and apps

If you’re anything like me, there aren’t enough hours in the night to get the sleep in you need. Anything that can help me sleep better is a welcome addition to my routine. Recently, a number of new startups and Kickstarter projects have cropped up to help people sleep more and better. While many sleep-enhancing “technologies” seem pretty gimmicky to me, …

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Automatic is a car accessory that saves you money on gas (review)

Automatic is something like Google Analytics for your car. It’s a half gadget/half app solution that solves a few problems every car driver faces: wasting gas, keeping your engine running in top shape and calling for help in an emergency. It also keeps track of where you’ve been and provides some interesting driving statistics. I have to say, Automatic is a hot commodity among …

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HP Chromebook 14 review

I’m going to steer away from a super-technical review of the HP Chromebook 14 ($299). Instead, what I am going to offer you is more of a lifestyle review. More specifically, this review will be coming from the perspective of a long-time Mac guy. If you’re a Mac person like me, you might be delightfully surprised, as I was, at how …

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Dark Energy Reservoir premium USB charger (review)

I’ve got a and it goes by the name of Dark Energy Reservoir ($129). It’s got the three s’s a portable USB charger needs to win me over: it’s . Over the years I’ve used a number of portable power solutions. I have to since I’ve done a decent amount of traveling. And even if I hadn’t traveled all over the USA …

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Gtar: the best, and coolest, way to learn to play guitar (review)

The Gtar ($399) is one of those things I knew I had to have the moment I saw it. For those still in the dark, Gtar is , you guessed it, the guitar. I’ve always been interested in music. For awhile I was in a band back in high school where I played the drums. It was fun, but I’ve always …

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Shoulderpod S1: an iPhone filmmaker’s grip, tripod mount and stand in one (review)

I’m on a mission to shoot more video with my iPhone this year and I’ve got a new accessory that’s helping me accomplish that goal. It’s the S1 Smartphone Rig by Shoulderpod ($34.90) and it’s helping me make . This device is simultaneously capable of tackling two of the biggest problems with mobile video making: unsteady shots and the lack …

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Galileo: a robotic device that lets you remote control your iPhone (review)

I’m a sucker for three things: robots, unique iPhone camera accessories and stuff that makes me say, “Whoa!” the first time I see it. The Bluetooth-enabled Galileo robotic motion controller ($149.95) for iPhone is all three. The Galileo is a really, truly amazing and remarkable concept. . The crazy part is, it can point in literally any direction: up, down, sideways… …

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Nude Audio Move L Bluetooth Speaker: simple, portable, unique (review)

Sitting on the desk in front of my is a Nude Audio Move L Bluetooth speaker and I can’t stop listening to. Or staring at it. It’s the biggest of Nude Audio’s Move family of speakers and that of course means that there’s more to love. I love listening to music on the Move L. There are plenty of crappy …

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HISY iPhone camera remote: the best way to take selfies (review)

One of my favorite new gadgets is It’s called the HISY ($25) and it’s a wireless (Bluetooth) iPhone camera shutter remote that Let’s face it. Taking a good selfie can be hard. Mirror pics, for instance, suck because they don’t capture just you—they also get your phone. The “reach out” is no good either because it’s always capturing your face …

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Withings Smart Body Analyzer: a smart scale with sleek style (review)

It seems like every week there’s a new fitness tracking device, doesn’t it? Personally I like many of them, but my favorite fitness tracker thus far is a scale. More precisely, it’s a smart scale. It’s called the Withings Smart Body Analyzer ($149.95) and it’s a It also plays well with the Withings Pulse O2 wrist-worn fitness tracker which I …

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Revo SuperConnect: a WiFi speaker that screams taste (review)

I’m in love with a new speaker that plays music from so many sources it would be ridiculous if it wasn’t insanely awesome. It’s the Revo SuperConnect ($427) and it’s a WiFi-enabled, beautifully crafted speaker that is revolutionizing the way I connect with music. Music Sources The best sounding Internet-enabled speaker I had tested prior to the Revo SuperConnect was …

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Braven Mira review: a Bluetooth speaker that’s not afraid of water

Bluetooth speakers have proliferated to the point that it takes some pretty outstanding features above and beyond great sound and design to standout. One feature that got my attention recently was the water-resistant nature of the Braven Mira ($99), a Bluetooth speaker that can literally go where others dare not. Music at the beach or in the shower The idea …

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Lyve review: the best way to store and organize your photos

Digital photos. Simultaneously the best thing ever and one of the biggest problems in the digital age. It’s never been easier to document our lives but it’s also never been harder to keep that documentation organized and accessible. That’s where Lyve ($299) comes in. Lyve describes itself as a solution to collect, protect and rediscover people’s most important moments. And …

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Neato BotVac review: the best vacuum I’ve ever owned

The Neato BotVac ($479-599) isn’t just an incredible robotic vacuum, it’s an incredible vacuum—period. I have so many great things to say about this vacuum I hardly know where to start. That being the case I might as well start with the obvious: how well it cleans. If a vacuum can’t clean, it doesn’t matter much what other features it …

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iRobot Braava mopping and sweeping robot review

The Braava vacuum cleaner ($299) literally changed my life. Probably not in as spectacular a fashion as you might have guessed from the previous sentence, but change it did nonetheless. You see there there now exists the pre-Braava and post-Braava phases of my life. In the pre-Braava phase I was a robotless tech blogger, and happily so. In the post-Braava …

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