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The top 10 gadgets of 2014 according to Google search results

What were the top Google searches for tech gadgets in the US in 2014? iPhone 6 Samsung Galaxy s5 Nexus 6 Apple Watch Chromecast Xbox One Samsung Galaxy Note 4 LG G3 Moto 360 Surface Pro 3 I’m sure Google is proud of this list in many ways because 6 of the 10 gadgets have […]

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Today’s top 15 tech headlines via DailyTekk on Flipboard – 12/9/14

This at-a-glance view of the day’s most interesting tech news is curated by me, the Editor of DailyTekk. If you’re an avid Flipboard reader like myself, make sure to follow DailyTekk on Flipboard by clicking here. Also make sure to follow @DailyTekk on Twitter and subscribe to our newsletter. You can also catch-up on previous headlines. […]

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Is This The Coolest Looking iPad Desk Stand?

I like things that add a sense of style to my surroundings. That’s doubly true when it comes to my office. I’m a big believer that you’re work environment has a big impact on the work you’re able to get done. And one of the most stylish accessories in my office this year is my […]

This Hairdryer Cuts Drying Time in Half

The T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i is an ionic, ceramic hair dryer that also boasts of Tourmaline and SoftAire technology. Tourmaline emits negative ions along with infrared heat which reduces damage. SoftAire describes the dryer’s specially designed fan that produces a soft, gentle speed that dries hair faster and reduces frizz. The features of this blowdryer […]

Riiviva Microdermabrasion Tool Review

The Riiviva Microderm is a sleek handheld device that promises smoother and younger looking skin without leaving the comfort of your home. It’s equipped with medical-grade diamond tip technology, is a lot less expensive (starting at $269) and, as you can guess, is much more convenient than visiting a professional. The device features high quality […]

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Dribbbling: An Interview With Illustrator and Character Designer Rachel Alderson

I’ve become fascinated by Dribbble over the last couple years. If your live in any way intersects with the design/advertising/creativity worlds then there’s a good chance you know what Dribbble is. For those that don’t, it’s “show and tell for designers.” But Dribbble is more than that. It’s a very exclusive community. Every designer who showcases […]

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Is the HP Pavilion x360 2 in 1 notebook right for you?

As part of a sponsorship sourced through Social Chorus, I previously wrote about the HP Pavilion x360 2-in-1 convertible notebook. As of this morning, I still owed Social Chorus one more post on the subject. In my first article, I barely expressed an opinion. Instead I deferred to readers’ own abilities to make a judgement based on the facts. This time I […]

Obsessions #7: Five fresh tech finds (via Mixbook)

Obsessions is a series that asks the engineers and designers behind your favorite tech products to hand-pick their favorite new apps, gadgets, websites and tech accessories. [highlight] Today’s obsessions are brought to you by Aryk Grosz, the co-founder and CTO of Mixbook (makers of Mosaic and Montage). [/highlight] About Montage: Montage is a service that allows users to make beautiful photo books […]

Obsessions #6: Five fresh tech finds (via TrackReddit)

Obsessions is a series that asks the engineers and designers behind your favorite tech products to hand-pick their favorite new apps, gadgets, websites and tech accessories. [highlight] Today’s obsessions are brought to you by Zach Flynn, the founder and lead developer of TrackReddit. [/highlight] About TrackReddit: Our service allows you to track mentions of your keyword or phrase across the […]

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15 new tools for app developers

Awhile back I wrote 100 terrific tools for coders and developers. It was a big hit—the day it was published became DailyTekk’s highest traffic day ever. That was, of course, because it was featured on the homepage of Hacker News (thank you to whoever submitted it!). More recently, a guest author contributed a  list of 100 […]

Obsessions #5: Five fresh tech finds (via Cyfe)

Obsessions is a series that asks the engineers and designers behind your favorite tech products to hand-pick their favorite new apps, gadgets, websites and tech accessories. [highlight] Today’s obsessions are brought to you by Deven Patel, the Founder & CEO of Cyfe, an all-in-one business dashboard app that helps you easily monitor all your business data from one place. [/highlight] […]

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Cult of Mac writer: “If you’re like me, you hate OS X’s dock”

I recently read this on Cult of Mac’s website: If you’re like me, you hate OS X’s Dock. While a useful UI innovation on Apple’s part, the dock takes up a surprising amount of screen real estate on what, in the end, adds up to a superfluous amount of visual fluff. It was a piece […]

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Instead: an app that helps non-billionaires change the world

Bill Gates does a lot to try to improve people’s lives around the world. But you’re not Bill Gates. Neither and I. Yet we still want to make a difference in the world. We want to help people and we want to help ourselves. Thanks to a new app called instead, this is easier than […]

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5 things your smartphone does to make you angry

Smartphones are awesome, but they aren’t perfect. I don’t think a day goes by where my own phone doesn’t do something that ticks me off. Sure, sometimes it’s a small thing, but I’m a millennial: I can’t wait for stuff. I need instant gratification—NOW! To celebrate the small things that drive us nuts about our […]

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Logitech Case [+] review: the last iPhone case you’ll ever need?

Fact: iPhones look and feel infinitely cooler without a cases. Fact: iPhones are too expensive for most people to just replace on a whim once broken. Conclusion: using a case for your iPhone is smart (if not slightly angering to Apple designer Jony Ive whose handy work you would be covering up). And if you have […]

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Goji Play: use an iPad to turn your treadmill into a video game console (review)

Exercise usually isn’t all that fun. Unless your crazy. But if you’re sane it’s probably more of a chore. It’s something you have to do, especially if you want to stay in shape. Well for the past few weeks I’ve been testing a new device that aims to make exercising fun. It’s called the Goji […]

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Strides habit tracking app review: it works

We all want to be better people. There’s no question about that. But can an app really help make that happen? I’ve recently tested an app that can, at least incrementally, help people improve. It’s called Strides ($3.99), it’s a goal and habit tracker and it’s one of the top paid apps in the App […]

Obsessions #4: Five fresh tech finds (via The Open Company)

Obsessions is a series that asks the engineers and designers behind your favorite tech products to hand-pick their favorite new apps, gadgets, websites and tech accessories. [highlight] Today’s obsessions are brought to you by Eric Meltzer, the founder of The Open Company, where he designs well-made everyday goods. [/highlight] About The Go Bag: The Go Bag is a backpack with all […]

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The Monocle speaker from Native Union is super unique (review)

When you think of the word unique in conjunction with the word headphone or speaker, what comes to mind? Maybe a slightly different color or shape? What about a whole new paradigm… something you would never even think to think of? That’s kind of how I view the Native Union’s Monocle speaker ($39.99-49.99). What’s so unique […]

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Dark Energy Reservoir premium USB charger (review)

I’ve got a [highlight]new favorite portable power source[/highlight] 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 [highlight]small, sleek and simple to use[/highlight]. Over the years I’ve used a number of portable power solutions. I have to since I’ve done […]