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Smart Earbuds at CES 2014

Smart Earbuds at CES 2014

Wearable fitness devices such as the Fitbit and Jawbone UP are becoming common must-have for both runners and health-tracking enthusiasts. But Intel’s new “Smart Earbuds,” announced yesterday at CES, are taking a different route, using sensors attached to the earbuds to display and track heart rate, as well as display pace and calories burned. The ...

HackCollege at CES 2014

HackCollege at CES 2014

I’ll be on the ground at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show January 7 and 8 to bring you the latest and greatest gadget news. I’ll be working with Intel as part of the company’s blog ambassador program, but will be taking a look at all the show has to offer — including the latest smartphones, ...

Fitness Devices 101: Tracking Your Life

Fitness Devices 101: Tracking Your Life

If you’re concerned with your health and level of activity, there’s a new tech bandwagon you might actually want to jump on.¬†Fitness devices are making it easier than ever to track workout progress through wearable trackers and smartphone apps. Two of these devices in particular, the Fitbit Flex and Jawbone UP, are taking the old ...

Choosing the Right Laptop for College

Choosing the Right Laptop for College

If you’re struggling to decide on a laptop for college, you’re likely stuck on two major factors: price and operating system. And while a laptop is certainly an item worth investing in, your parents may not feel the same when they see you eyeing the $1200-minimum Macbook Pro or a similarly-priced Windows gaming laptop. Let’s ...

Google Glass: The Next Big Thing in Wearable Technology

Google Glass: The Next Big Thing in Wearable Technology

Google is always ahead of the ball, pushing technology, and preparing to invent the next best thing. I recently had a friend imagine a world where you could purchase contact lenses with iPhones built in, so we could watch videos while we run, easily view our GPS while we drive, take hands-free pictures, and more. ...

The 4 Biggest Announcements at Google I/O 2013

The 4 Biggest Announcements at Google I/O 2013

Google’s I/O developer conference is an event mostly focused on the latest and greatest tech being worked on by the search giant. Over the past few years, however, the event has become an outlet for Google to announce new hardware and services that appeal to the masses and thus attracting a lot of media attention. ...

Making The Switch: A Week On Windows Phone

Making The Switch: A Week On Windows Phone

Like many people of our tech-driven society, I am a creature of habit. I like what I like, and I am rarely influenced to change my preference at the suggestion of a peer. I currently have an iPhone 4s, and I’m very accustomed to it. It does what I want, exactly when I want it ...

A Visual Guide to Google Glass

A Visual Guide to Google Glass

Google has given the world a glimpse into the possible future of communication (and perhaps personal computing) with its “Glass” project. The wearable computer, being developed in the company’s futuristic tech lab, displays information in transparent widgets and takes voice commands much like a smartphone. The display uses a small projector to create a layer ...

Will My Phone Run Facebook Home?

Will My Phone Run Facebook Home?

Yesterday, Facebook announced that it was taking over your phone. The company unveiled a set of apps called “Facebook Home” for Android smartphones that will transform your device into a social hub of Facebook photos, status updates, and notifications. So no, Home will not run on your iPhone or Windows Phone. Facebook Home will function ...

Google Takes on the Macbook with Premium Touchscreen Chromebook Pixel

Google Takes on the Macbook with Premium Touchscreen Chromebook Pixel

The Chromebook has been marketed as the device for everyone, with a variety of affordable, lightweight, and fast laptops available, powered by Google’s barebone cloud-centric Chrome OS. Today, however, Google takes its first step into the premium laptop market with its newest Chromebook, the Pixel, featuring a Macbook Pro-esque design and a high-resolution retina-like touchscreen ...

Ubuntu Smartphones Coming in October

Ubuntu Smartphones Coming in October

Originally slated for early 2014, smartphones featuring Ubuntu’s mobile operating system will begin shipping early, starting in October of this year. The Wall Street Journal spoke to Ubuntu developer Canonical’s founder and CEO, Mark Shuttleworth, who broke the news. Ubuntu’s foray into the smartphone market will arrive nearly nine years after the release of their ...

Best Unlimited iPhone 5 Plan?

Best Unlimited iPhone 5 Plan?

With news of Straight Talk officially offering the iPhone 5 under its unlimited no-contract service for $45 a month, it’s hard to not be tempted by such a low monthly payment. And with no contract, there’s nothing stopping you from switching teams if the service isn’t up to snuff. Well, the one thing that may ...

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