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Top 5 wireless sound solutions for the dorm room

by Blogger on ‎07-28-2014 07:01 AM - last edited on ‎07-28-2014 11:49 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

Wirelessfs.jpgSetting up a comfortable and functional dorm room  for back-to-school is always an exciting challenge. One thing you don’t want in any dorm room are too many confusing wires. There’s a bevy of choices whether you want Apple AirPlay focused speakers, straight-uo Bluetooth speakers, Sound docks that stream wireless audio, shelf-style speakers that can be wired or wireless as well as a modern boombox.  Thankfully, there are some really great options for getting sound into spaces wirelessly here are five our favourites.

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Review: Philips Hue can transform your home’s lighting

by Blogger on ‎07-24-2014 09:00 AM - last edited on ‎07-25-2014 01:34 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The very concept of a connected light bulb is one that might surprise you, but it’s an intriguing part of a connected and automated home. Philips Hue is a set of connected LEDs that can light up a room with any colour or shade in the gamut, literally changing the look and mood inside. Being able to control them from your phone or tablet makes the whole experience all the more convenient, but how much better does it get when you can go further?

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Preview: LG G3 pushes to be among the best smartphones

by Blogger on ‎07-17-2014 12:39 PM - last edited on ‎07-17-2014 04:23 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If it’s true that LG made a breakthrough in the tough smartphone market, it may well have been the G2, which signaled the company was serious about competing with the best. As good as the phone was, in some respects, it needed some work to improve the user experience. This is exactly what the LG G3 seems to be tailored for, not only trimming the fat of its Android skin, but also using a display that is unquestionably one of the best on any handset today.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S

by Blogger on ‎06-30-2014 07:56 PM - last edited on ‎07-02-2014 03:00 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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In the space of less than six months, Samsung has launched three different tablet variants in a quest to offer something for everyone, and the Galaxy Tab S falls in the premium consumer column. Where the TabPRO is primarily targeted at business users and the Galaxy Tab 4 line aimed at the budget-conscious, the Galaxy Tab S is the company’s elite consumer tablet, meant to not only be the best Samsung can deliver, but also the best on the market.

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Wearables and mobile take centre stage at Google I/O 2014

by Blogger on ‎06-25-2014 10:33 AM - last edited on ‎06-25-2014 02:44 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

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Another Google I/O developer conference is underway at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco and the focus this year has is clearly on mobile and Google's wearable initiative. Demonstrated on stage today were the first screens of the next major revision of Android codenamed Lollypop as well as smartwatches and wearables from Google's various partner manufacturers.

 

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In most cases, updating the software or operating system on a device is an iterative exercise where the latest version simply adds or replaces features from the previous one. Then there are unique cases like Samsung’s first-generation Galaxy Gear smartwatch, where an update has turned into an overhaul, pushing the Android-based platform it originally ran on in favour of Tizen, the software running on the Galaxy Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit wearables.

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Review: Motorola Moto G LTE good value for money

by Blogger on ‎06-12-2014 05:17 PM - last edited on ‎06-13-2014 09:42 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Smartphone manufacturers have tended to pack in whatever they can into their devices, choosing to offer as much as possible without paralyzing them. Despite a bit of caution in that trend so far this year, flagship handsets will always be about what can be done, rather than what can’t. But not everyone is in the market for the hottest item when practicality, functionality and price intersect. Motorola has looked to fill that mid-range void by offering devices that don’t aim to unseat anyone from a perch, but rather provide value without a big financial commitment. This is exactly where the Moto G LTE lies, a phone that neither dazzles nor disappoints.

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Watch the World Cup 2014 on your devices

by Blogger on ‎06-05-2014 11:03 AM - last edited on ‎06-09-2014 01:07 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is set to begin in earnest with the opening match on June 12 between the host Brazilian team and Croatia. It’s the biggest and most prestigious tournament in the world, watched by up to a billion people across the globe, and you have the advantage of being able to watch the action from almost anywhere. Whether you’re near a TV or have a smartphone or tablet with you, and you’re looking cheer on the squad you think is going to take it all, here are the details on where and how to tune in.

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ASUS’ dual-boot Transformer Book Trio

by Blogger on ‎06-04-2014 06:07 PM - last edited on ‎06-09-2014 01:17 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Are you tired of carrying around your Android tablet AND your Windows notebook PC but still want all the functionality of each? ASUS has you covered with their new Transformer Book Trio that manages to dual-boot to run both Windows 8 and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on the same piece of hardware. Now you can minimize your daily carry while still being able to enjoy the best of both worlds.

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Review: Dropcam Pro keeps an eye on your home

by Blogger on ‎06-03-2014 11:47 AM - last edited on ‎06-03-2014 12:37 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Keeping an eye on your home while out and about or even from a different part of the world used to be an expensive setup out of reach of most consumers. The disruptive force of the Internet is such that not only is this scenario a lot more affordable now, it’s also much easier to set up, control and manage. Enter the Dropcam Pro, a surveillance camera with a small footprint and a birds-eye view that you can see on your iOS or Android device.

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How to create your own free ringtones with iTunes

by Blogger on ‎06-01-2014 12:04 PM - last edited on ‎06-02-2014 04:11 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

iTunes logo.jpgRingtones aren’t new, but they’re easy to distinguish anytime you hear them. That catchy hook or cool opening part of a song can be the best way to move away from the standard ringtones available on the iPhone and give your contacts some personality. You can do this pretty easily by creating your own ringtones for free using the music you already have. All you need is a Windows PC or Mac, plus iTunes and your iPhone, and you’re ready to make it happen.

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How to add movie effects to your smartphone video

by Blogger on ‎05-30-2014 08:39 PM - last edited on ‎06-02-2014 03:09 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It seems almost rare now to watch a Hollywood film that doesn’t have some form of special effects in it, and fantasy, sci-fi and action movies top the list. Adding effects like rollover cars, robots and aliens into your smartphone videos is now a lot easier with results that look undeniably cool. Here’s a look at how you can make it happen on your phone.

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Samsung products simplify life by seamlessly working together

by Blogger on ‎05-21-2014 04:51 PM - last edited on ‎05-26-2014 09:18 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If you look around your home and live in the world of Samsung when it comes to your entertainment devices, you are part of a growing ecosystem of the company’s products. All of them are designed to work seamlessly together, pushing content over or picking up where you left off. These also tend to be the devices you use and interact with most, so it stands to reason that they would be able to “talk” to each other. Here’s a quick look at how this web of connectivity actually works.

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Review: Sony Xperia Z2

by Blogger on ‎04-30-2014 03:27 PM - last edited on ‎07-28-2014 04:49 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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When it comes to its smartphones, Sony has been a tough company to understand. On the one hand, they’ve made good quality handsets with solid specs, great battery life and waterproofing. But on the other, they’ve been behind on Android updates, software and key design points. Last year’s Xperia Z and Z1 tidied up some of these issues, for the most part, except that the screen quality and camera performance needed upgrades to compete with the best on the market. Enter the Xperia Z2, quite possibly the most complete smartphone Sony has produced.

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Android Wear: the basics on what you can expect

by Blogger on ‎04-23-2014 07:35 AM - last edited on ‎05-20-2014 03:42 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Android is more ubiquitous as a platform than you might realize. It’s not just on smartphones and tablets, but also on various gadgets that will include wearable devices under a new version of the platform aptly called Android Wear. It will start out first on the wrist with smartwatches that will showcase what this flavour of Google’s operating system can do when dealing with smaller screen real estate.

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