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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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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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LandingZone Dock for MacBook Pro (with Retina Display) Review

The great thing about MacBook’s is that they are powerful and portable. But the downside to any notebook is that when you bring it home, it can be quite a task re-integrating it into your desk setup. If you frequently take your MacBook with you and find that it’s a hassle to get it set back up when you get …

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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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Teach Kids to Program Through Play

The apps I read about kids making these days are startlingly cool. They are way past anything I could personally build. If you want to give your kid a headstart in today’s world, you should help them learn how to program. Thanks to Primo.io, your child doesn’t have to wait to being understanding logic and how programming fundamentally works—that is, …

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Sphero Review: This Is The Future of Fun

Ever since I first laid eyes on it, I wanted it. It goes by an interesting name: Sphero. It’s a toy, and like you might have derived from the name it’s a sphere. Not just any sphere. Nope—this is a sphere that you can control with your smartphone or tablet. It glows, it sounds like R2D2 and it comes with …

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Now You Can Charge Your Phone With Fire

So you’re in LA when “the big one” hits and the power goes out… and stays out for days. It’s going to be painful going without your phone—disconnected from the world. Psych! You’re covered because you are the smart owner of the FlameStower, a device that “efficiently captures excess heat from cooking or campfires to charge your USB-powered devices.” If …

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This Is The Coolest Pet Accessory Ever

A few years ago I adopted a dog who absolutely hates being home alone. Alex Neskin had a dog named Rocky who could relate. The technical term is separation anxiety. Alex invented an ingenious device called the Petcube that helps dogs de-stress when they are left at home. As the website says, “Petcube is a home gadget that lets you …

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Answered: Is Google Glass Dorky or Cool?

Google Glass is coming, but will the world see through—and embrace—it’s quirkiness? Early explorers, and the people they come in contact with, are already forming opinions. But whether they love it or hate it may be beside the point if Glass isn’t seen as aesthetically admissible by the mainstream. Most imaginations probably envision Sheldon and friends more than Rachel and …

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Revolv Makes Your Smart Home Even Smarter

If you are a true gadget lover, you probably have some fun toys installed around the house (or wish you did). Gadgets like Sonos wireless speakers, Philips Hue WiFi lights and Belkin WeMo switches. All of these devices are awesome because they can be controlled from afar via a smartphone. What’s not cool is that they each are controlled through …

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MOS Is a Sleek, Useful Cable Management System for Apple Devices

Technically the MOS is a magnetic cable organization system designed to compliment MacBooks, but it looks more like a dazzling sculpture. It’s one of those, “Why didn’t I think of that?” products that was successfully funded on Kickstarter. Greg Petersen, the co-creator of MOS, puts it like this: “It is such a simple idea that anyone can understand. When customers …

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Great Gadgets I Discovered On eBay: My Collections (Part 2)

In part 1 of this series, I introduced you to a new feature on eBay called Collections that lets you organize your favorite technology (and other) finds into groups that people can follow (you can follow me here). I also showcased 3 of my favorite collections: the Smart Home Collection which features awesome connected gadgets like the Nest Carbon Monoxide detector, …

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DoorBot: The Video Doorbell for Your Smarthome

Ding-dong. Who’s at your door? You don’t know. You gotta go peek through the blinds… but wait, they might spot you. What if it is some pesky religious group? Or a salesman? On the other hand, what if it’s a girl scout with your annual cookie hookup?! Let this be a dilemma no longer. If you buy a DoorBot, you’ll …

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MyGadgets: Know How Much Your Gadget Collection Is Worth

eBay just launched a really cool new feature called MyGadgets. It lets you quickly figure out what your gadget collection would be worth (either individual items or the entire group) if you were to list them for sale right now on the eBay Marketplace. To celebrate, eBay is giving away some incredible prizes including an 84” Sony 4K TV, a …

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I Wish Best Buy Would Live On, But Here’s Why It Will Die

Oh Best Buy… the last bastion of electronic superstoreness left over from the good ol’ nineties. How I mourn thee. People have been calling Best Buy Amazon’s showroom for quite some time now in jest, and, while that might be true to some extent, the thing Best Buy really has going for it is that if you think of some …

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10 Terrific Fitness Tracking Devices

Americans in general are overweight. The carbs are killing us (infographic). From tech bloggers to celebrities to everyday joes, we need to get in shape and exercise is an essential part of slimming down. While it’s true that it’s easier than ever to be unhealthy thanks to fast food, processed food and decreased activity levels (in other words, watching too much …

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Cool Tech This Week #2

Aesthetics are important considerations for today’s savvy tech consumer (aka, our readers) and the Cool Tech This Week series aims to showcase products with excellent design. Here we post a product’s name and a large picture and nothing else. If it catches your eye, click on the photo to be taken to the product’s official website for more information to …

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Cool Tech this Week #1

DailyTekk got its start showcasing a cool and useful gadget every single weekday (we called it our daily tech finds). Anyone remember those? We’ve gone in a bit of a different direction since then, but I still want to post some great tech finds from time to time. I don’t have a lot of time to write about each find, …

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