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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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What I Love & Hate About The Samsung Galaxy S5

Back in April, I pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S5 without knowing much about it. It’s been a few months and now it’s time to evaluate the ...

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Gadgets

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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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Find Your Car Kiosk at Santa Monica Mall Parking

It’s been a long time since I’ve been at the Santa Monica Place mall. Everything looked upscale, new, and expensive. One thing I noticed as soon ...

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Eating & Drinking

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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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Morinoya Japanese Restaurant Mini Review – Part 5

Last time in part 4, I tried their Sashimi dinner set, so this time I decided to try their small “Omakase” for $45. Above, you can ...

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Internet & Computers

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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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How To Speed Up Firefox Browser

Recently, my Firefox browser was acting very sluggish and I was considering uninstalling and re-installing it. However, I found out that you can reset Firefox without ...

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MasterPass Challenges Paypal

Many companies are trying to one-up each other over virtual payment systems, with Paypal, Google Wallet, and everybody else trying to shove their way in. It’s ...

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Gaming

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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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Grand Theft Auto V Gameplay Video

Rockstar Games just released their video showing real game play from Grand Theft Auto V, coming out in September. This edition takes place in Southern California ...

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