Reviews

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Philips Hue and the smart lightbulb conundrum

Smart lightbulbs have a big usability hurdle: the light switch. It’s difficult to improve the inherent act of flipping a switch and turning on a light. No “intelligent” product, however fascinating and impressive…

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The best connected home security cameras

Other tech categories may grab the headlines, but the concept of a smart home has been largely driven by IP-based surveillance cameras. These cameras are now sold at very affordable…

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Android Auto review

Google may have made more headlines for its ongoing work in self-driving vehicles, but its approach to the dashboard may also have a lasting effect in the years to come….

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5 reasons to love the new Moto 360 smartwatch

If you’re an Android user in the market for an Android Wear smartwatch, one of the best options around right now is the 2nd Generation Moto 360, a wearable I’ve…

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Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens Kit for iPhone review

Despite the leaps and bounds smartphone cameras have made since the original iPhone made its debut in 2007, I still find my myself carrying around a dedicated camera anytime I…

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5 reasons to love the Samsung Gear S2

I have a confession to make: for someone that writes for a website dedicated to mobile technology, I am, in fact, a Luddite. I’m often less enthusiastic than my colleagues…

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Google Pixel C tablet lightning review

Alongside the announcements of the Nexus 5X and 6P back in September, Google showed off something completely unexpected: a homegrown tablet, built in-house as part of its Pixel line. The…

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Second Opinion: Sony’s Xperia Z5 is unique but flawed

Sony’s Xperia Z5 initially grabbed my attention because the smartphone looks different from most other Android devices on the market. At first glance the so-called “Bond phone” resembles the type of smartphone…

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Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch review

It’s no secret Samsung is doing its best to make Tizen a force in the platform wars currently controlled by Apple and Google. For years, Samsung’s hardware has paired with…

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Sony Xperia Z5 review

Sony doesn’t worry about what you think. It just makes phones that, year after year, epitomize refinement within the Android ecosystem. The Xperia Z5 is technically the sixth iteration of…

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Five reasons to love the Moto X Play

If you’re in the market for a new mid-range phone, then you may want to consider the Moto X Play, a phone I’ve using for the last couple of weeks….

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Review: HondaLink embraces CarPlay and Android Auto

Car owners will have to wait till 2016 to see Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto become more ubiquitous in next year’s fleet of vehicles, but for now, the pickings…

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iPad Pro review

A few weeks ago, Apple arrived at Pixar Studios with a handful of iPad Pros, beseeching their employees — illustrators, graphic designers, animators and 3D compositors — to use the tablet…

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BlackBerry Priv review

It’s been over three years since BlackBerry began trickling details about its next generation operating system, a secure environment that would attract developers with its easy-to-use tools, support for open web…