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OnBeep’s Onyx Creates Star Trek Communicator

Wearable gadgets seem to be “in” these days, and a startup called OnBeep skipped Kickstarter and got $6 million in funding to make a push-to-talk Star ...

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Why I’m Not Getting the iPhone 6 Plus

In my review of the Samsung Galaxy S4, under #2 reason to get the S4, I stated that I would go back to the iPhone if ...

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Moto Hint Bluetooth Headset

If you thought Bluetooth headsets were as small as it could get, take a look at Hint from Motorola.

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Samsung TecTiles Self-Adhesive NFC Sticker Review

When I bought the Samsung Galaxy S5, it came with some TecTiles NFC stickers (MSRP $15) for free. They are programmable stickers that use NFC to ...

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Gadgets

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LAPD Selects Taser AXON Flex POV Video System

LAPD officers have been testing 2 POV on-body video vendors for the last 3 months. Finally, they have selected the Taser AXON Flex system (MSRP $599) ...

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Kickstarter Suspends Anonabox Tor Router

As quickly as Anonabox skyrocketed to over $600,000 in Kickstarter funding, the project has been suspended by Kickstarter. In case you weren’t following the drama, here’s ...

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Padlock Noke from FUZ Designs Uses Smartphone Bluetooth

There’s been a flood of smartphone controlled deadbolts, like Lockitron, of late, especially from Kickstarter. Now comes the natural progression to padlocks from FUZ Designs called ...

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Lockitron Keyless Door Entry Review

As you may know by now, I’m really into security and WiFi connected devices. So when I saw the Lockitron back in 2013, I couldn’t wait ...

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Eating & Drinking

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Tsujita LA Ramen Quick Ramen Review

Back in 2013, I tried out the Tsujita Ramen Annex across the street from the main restaurant. And I’ve been here at night twice, and tried ...

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KazuNori Hand Roll Bar Review

If you have ever been to a Sugarfish, or the Nozawa Bar at the Beverly Hills Sugarfish, then you already know the excellent quality of the ...

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Kimukatsu Restaurant Quick Review – Part 2

On my last trip here, I tried their signature Tonkatsu dish, which was excellent but somewhat expensive for Tonkatsu. Once again, I found myself in the ...

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Chilly Ribbons Shaved Ice in Westwood Review

Previously, I reviewed Blockheads, which is a “snow cream” shaved-ice joint on Sawtelle. In case you don’t know what this is, they thinly shave a block ...

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Internet & Computers

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LG 21:9 UltraWide 34UM65 Monitor Review

After buying the HP Envy, I decided that it’s about time that I upgraded my old Samsung monitor as well. At first, I was going to ...

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HP ENVY 700-330qe Desktop Computer Review

It’s hard to believe but my old desktop (HP Pavilion) is now 6 years old, and still running Windows Vista with 8GB of memory. It’s finally ...

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ProtonMail Testing Public Beta

In case you didn’t hear about it, an encrypted free email service called ProtonMail has been in beta for a few months. When they first tried ...

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Google Intros Google Wallet Card

Not wanting to have their customers left out at retail stores that do not accept the Google Wallet NFC powered smartphone app, Google has now introduced ...

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Gaming

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Grand Theft Auto V For PS4 & XBox One Coming Soon

Rockstar’s GTA 5 was released back in September 2013 for the PS3/XBox 360. On November 18, they will release an updated version of the same game ...

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Sony Playstation 4 Initial Impressions

Since I pre-ordered the PS4 from Best Buy, I picked it up on November 16, as soon as it came out. So why did I wait ...

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Sony Playstation PS4 Sneak Peek

After hearing that the release date for Watch Dogs had been pushed back, I decided that I needed to take a look at the PS4 and ...

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Grand Theft Auto Online Launches October 1

While preparing to launch Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games announced that they will simultaneously release a MMO-ish online version of the game that will allow ...

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