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August Smart Lock Review

Since it’s announcement back in 2013, I’ve tested and rejected another smart lock called Lockitron, and have waited patiently for this sexier looking August smart lock. Although they started shipping units last year, and started selling them in Apple stores, ...

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Zano Nano Drone

As prices for 3D printers keep coming down, the same pattern seems to be going on with drones. After the last Kickstarter drone which was at $1,200 (not including GoPro), now comes a “nano” drone made for selfies for only ...

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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 Trek Communicator type device that works with your smartphone. Their website allows you 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 starting to feel a little sluggish, so it’s time once again to upgrade. Unlike ...

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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 their sashimi and sushi. But I’ve never been able to get here early enough ...

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