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The Casio Rangeman GPR-B1000 is a big watch for big adventures

By | Casio, Clothing, consumer electronics, Europe, g-shock, Gadgets, gps, Nevada, New York, TC, travel companion, utah, watch, wireless charger

The Casio Rangeman GPR-B1000 is comically large. That’s the first thing you notice about it. Based on the G-Shock design, this massive watch is 20.2mm thick and about 60mm in diameter, a true dinner plate of a watch. Inside the heavy case is a dense collection of features that will make your next outdoor adventure […]

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Happy 10th anniversary, Android

By | Amazon, Android, andy rubin, Angry Birds, Apple, Artificial Intelligence, AT&T, China, computing, consumer electronics, digital media, Facebook, Gadgets, Google, google nexus, Hardware, HTC, HTC Dream, HTC EVO 4G smartphone, huawei, india, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, LG, lists, Mobile, Motorola, motorola droid, motorola xoom, Nexus One, oled, operating system, operating systems, phablet, Samsung, smartphone, smartphones, Sony, sprint, T-Mobile, TC, TechCrunch, United States, Verizon, xperia

It’s been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at least populous) computing platform in the world. But it sure as heck didn’t get there without hitting a few bumps […]

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EU fines Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer $130M for online price fixing

By | antitrust, asus, Boston Acoustics, Competition, competition law, consumer electronics, Denon & Marantz, eCommerce, Europe, european union, Gadgets, Hardware, Marantz, Margrethe Vestager, Philips, price - fixing, Pricing

The European Union’s antitrust authorities have issued a series of penalties, fining consumer electronics companies Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer more than €110 million (~$130M) in four separate decisions for imposing fixed or minimum resale prices on their online retailers in breach of EU competition rules. It says the four companies engaged in so called […]

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Review: The V-Moda Crossfade II Wireless headphones look and sound beautiful

By | audio engineering, consumer electronics, electrical engineering, Gadgets, headphones, Sound, wireless headphones

Damn. These are good looking headphones. The V-Moda Crossfade II Wireless could be the best looking headphones available. Better yet, they sound good, too. As the name suggests, this is the second generation of this series of headphones from V-Moda. The drivers are different and the company improved on the build quality. The originals were already […]

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Light is building a smartphone with five to nine cameras

By | Camera phone, camera+, consumer electronics, equipment, Gadgets, huawei, iPhone, Light, Microsoft, Mobile, mobile phones, Nokia, Nokia Lumia, Pureview, smartphone, smartphones, The Washington Post

Light, the company behind the wild L16 camera, is building a smartphone equipped with multiple cameras. According to The Washington Post, the company is prototyping a smartphone with five to nine cameras that’s capable of capturing a 64 megapixel shot. The entire package is not much thicker than an iPhone X, the Post reports. The additional […]

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HTC is gone

By | 3g, Android, Apple, BlackBerry, consumer electronics, equipment, Gadgets, Google, HTC, htc corporation, HTC EVO 4G smartphone, htc sense, iPhone, LG, Mobile, operating system, research-in-motion, Samsung, smartphone, smartphones, Sony, Symbian, taiwan, Technology, touch, United States, Virtual reality, Vive, windows mobile

Gather around, campers, and hear a tale as old as time. Remember the HTC Dream? The Evo 4G? The Google Nexus One? What about the Touch Diamond? All amazing devices. The HTC of 2018 is not the HTC that made these industry-leading devices. That company is gone. It seems HTC is getting ready to lay […]

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The Sonos Beam is the soundbar evolved

By | Amazon, Android, apple music, Assistant, consumer electronics, entertainment, film, Gadgets, Google, HDMI, home audio, loudspeaker, Pandora, Reviews, Sonos, sound systems, Speaker, Spotify, Surround Sound, tablet computer, TC, Technology

Sonos has always gone its own way. The speaker manufacturer dedicated itself to network-connected speakers before there were home networks and they sold a tablet-like remote control before there were tablets. Their surround sound systems install quickly and run seamlessly. You can buy a few speakers, tap a few buttons and have 5.1 sound in […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy S9 is the way to wean yourself off of DSLRs

By | Android, Camera phone, computing, consumer electronics, Fujifilm, Gadgets, Hardware, PIXEL, Pixel 2, Reviews, S9, Samsung, samsung galaxy, samsung galaxy s9, smartphone, smartphones, TC, Technology

Samsung has a new smartphone out, the Galaxy S9 (and S9+). It’s the latest flagship from one of the top smartphone makers in the world, but this year’s version has a lot in common with last year’s model, at least on the surface. The big focus (lol) this year was on the camera, and for […]

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The new Light Phone 2 keeps things basic but adds e-ink and ‘essentials’

By | consumer electronics, Gadgets, Hardware, iOS, iPhone, iphone 3g, iPhone 4, iPhone X, Light Phone, Mobile, smartphone, TC, Technology, Video

 Light is back with a new twist on its anti-smartphone phone. But this time, instead of doing just one thing, the Light Phone 2 does a few, and exists somewhere between the original Light and your overwrought iPhone – though still far closer…

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Samsung’s Galaxy S9 wants to turn the camera into a new home screen

By | Bixby, computing, consumer electronics, Gadgets, Mobile, s-voice, Samsung, Samsung Electronics, samsung galaxy, samsung galaxy s8, samsung galaxy s9, smartphones, TC, Technology

 The Galaxy S8 and S8+ already had one of the better smartphone cameras in the industry, and the Galaxy S9 and S9+ both seem to be top contenders to secure Samsung a place among the best options out there in 2018, too. But the most interesting thi…

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