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Electronics

It is not the least bit impossible, that some years from now, when watching a television show where they flicked a light switch, used a land line based phone or made a note in a paper calendar, people will laugh and say “Hah, remember grandma telling us how they did that as kids?”

Do you find it hard to believe me? Well, remember the touchscreens in Star Trek? Or how people in sci-fi productions were talking to robots made out of tin? Well, if you think about it, it’s not that long ago since this seemed something of the distant future. Read more »

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Design

Apple’s latest magical device – the iPhone 4S – arrived with a healthy dose of fanfare, but just a few weeks later there has been a growing number of complaints regarding the shorter battery life.

In the tech blogging world, an incident like this is often the kiss of death for some gadget manufacturers, but thus far Apple doesn’t seem to be getting skewered like Sony, Nokia, or Samsung usually do.

Are you a geek who is under this impression? Why are we so willing to turn a blind eye? Is this blatant favoritism for a beloved company? Or is this just our misinformed perception? Come voice your opinions in the comments below!

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Design

We’re all for a change of season. As long as we can have some fun while adjusting to it by adding new items into our lives.

You’ve already seen our list of 7 Must Have Fall Gear for Men. Here is our list for the ladies.

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Cars

With summer quickly fading away, it’s sadly now time to put away the sandals, raise the top back up on the convertible, and start putting away the grill. Fall is arguably one of the most beautiful seasons, but there is no question that is also slower paced, less temperate and generally less engaging.

Thankfully there are plenty of toys that will keep us occupied no matter how dreary things get after the leaves change. Here’s some of the best we’ve seen most recently.

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Design

Can you take a guess as to which cell phone is the greenest? Where many tech geeks only seem to care how ‘cool’ their cell phone looks when they pull it out at some hipster gathering, global companies are working on refining their environmental impact (whether for altruistic or economic reasons).

According to a recent study by GoodGuide, where nearly 500 phones were tested, several well known companies came up on top – though one was notably missing (here’s looking at you, Apple).

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Design

Our friends at Gizmodo always come up with good ideas, and their list of top 7 tools to make the office suck less is no different. But we though we’d chime in with our own suggestions that may at times be less subtle, slightly braver, certainly silly and yet no less possible.

Check with your boss before buying any of these, of course. If you are the boss, we hope you have a sense of humor.

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Electronics

Most of us are ill prepared for disasters. Just consider how most of us panic when – for example – a storm is on its way. We rush to the local grocery store, pick up highly perishable foods that we can never finish, or head to the hardware store to pick up ‘one of everything’. It’s simply not efficient.

While there will always be things you need to purchase on the fly, here is a list of things you may want to keep stored away so you are always ready for the unexpected.

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Design

We don’t want to burst your bubble and remind you that the end of summer is upon us, but it is our duty to keep you prepared for every season and weather change.  For many of you out there, autumn will mean fewer sunny skies and more rain in the forecasts, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay in and avoid emerging from your cave until months later.

Here is some essential rainproof gear that will help you tackle all of the challenges that Mother Nature will throw at you in the coming months.

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Design

Summer is the time to gather with your friends… and show off your new toys of course.

If you are looking for the next big thing to inspire jealousy as well as ‘oooh’ and ‘aaaah’ from those you wish to impress, here is our list of the must have gadgets – for boys.

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Design

Do you buy the whole ‘violence in video games causes violence in real life’ argument?  Many of us believe that senseless violence in videogames is most likely worthless, and if something is indeed disturbing then one should exercise his or her right to turn it off. But pointing fingers is never productive.

That being said, there are many videogames that lack violence and are exceptionally good, as well as video games that use violence but have another message hidden underneath.  Here are some picks for the games can do a lot of good for the development of people of all ages.

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