Tech Tools: A Gift Guide of Jingle Bells and Whistles

By jjimenez / December 16, 2014 /

Not sure what to give family or friends this holiday season? Check out these 11 tech goodies that anyone would be excited to unwrap: Apple iPhone 6 Plus ( Apple has answered the demands of the people, creating a phone with a truly massive display. The supersharp screen is larger (compare the 6 Plus, pictured…

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Tech Tools: More Byte for Your Buck

By jjimenez / November 20, 2014 /

[[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”29318″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”height”:”396″,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”width”:”480″}}]] Apple iPhone 5c ( Yes, we know. There’s a brand-new iPhone model tempting you to upgrade, but there always is, and when Apple made the 5c, the company was able to distill what was great about previously pricier models into a good-looking, relatively budget-friendly option. That’s when the 5c was new. Now it’s a…

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Tech Tools: Make the Office Inspiring, Not Tiring

By Jessica Krampe / October 16, 2014 /

[[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”28967″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”height”:”350″,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”width”:”480″}}]] Philips Hue ( The future of lighting is the LED bulb—the most energy-efficient, colorful advancement since the days of Edison. With Hue ($199.95 for a starter pack), Philips has created an interactive lighting system for homes and small offices. The setup is simple, and using Wi-Fi and apps, you control the color and temperature…

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Tech Tools: 6 Travel Essentials

By Jessica Krampe / September 18, 2014 /

[[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”27261″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”height”:”350″,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”width”:”480″}}]]Able Planet Linx Fusion ( Able Planet has quietly (no pun intended) made a name for itself over the years in the noise-cancellation field. The company’s latest headphones, the $349.99 Linx Fusion, combines its active ambient noise-canceling technology with ViviTouch—a type of audio enhancement that delivers some sound via gentle vibrations. The method has been…

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Tech Tools: The Best Oranges in an Apple World

By Jessica Krampe / August 18, 2014 /

[[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”25801″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”height”:”350″,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”width”:”480″}}]] Best Android Phone HTC One (M8) ( If you’re not going the iPhone route, one of the most popular operating systems for phones and tablets aside from Apple’s iOS is Google’s Android, and the HTC One (M8) is a clear standout Android option. Priced at $199.99 (with a contract), it comes armed with an…

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Tech Tools: The Startup Kit

By Jessica Krampe / July 23, 2014 /

[[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”24223″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”height”:”350″,”style”:”width: 480px; height: 350px;”,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”width”:”480″}}]] BenQ MX600 Projector ( If your young business lives and dies by the PowerPoint presentation, you understand the importance of a quality projector. The BenQ MX600 ($499) delivers the high-quality HD images you’d expect, but it’s the extra features that separate it from the crowd. Lightweight and easily portable, it has…

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Tech Tools: Working Vacay

By Jessica Krampe / June 25, 2014 /

[[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”22368″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”height”:”350″,”style”:”width: 480px; height: 350px;”,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”width”:”480″}}]] Mophie Powerstation Pro ( Most of us have learned the hard way that it helps to have a backup battery supply for mobile devices when on the road. If you’re the outdoorsy type, that road could be seriously inhospitable, and you’ll need a ruggedized case for your device. Only the Powerstation…

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Tech Tools: 6 Cool Wearable Gadgets

By Jessica Krampe / May 20, 2014 /

[[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”20484″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”height”:”350″,”style”:”width: 480px; height: 350px;”,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”width”:”480″}}]] Qualcomm Toq ( Armed with excellent battery life and a bright touch-screen that auto-adjusts to your ambient surroundings, the Toq means business. Like most smartwatches, it allows you to accept incoming calls (via an included earpiece), see new texts and receive alerts. But the $249.99 Toq is as much an entertainment…

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Tech Tools: Imagine the Possibilities with These 7 Gizmos

By Jessica Krampe / April 14, 2014 /

[[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”18793″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”height”:”350″,”style”:”width: 480px; height: 350px;”,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”width”:”480″}}]] MetaWatch Meta ( Smartwatches sync with your mobile devices so you can check emails and texts, sports scores, and weather simply by glancing at your wrist. But they’ve been slow out of the gate, possibly because they looked a little chunky and cheesy. MetaWatch’s Meta line, however, is a quantum leap…

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Tech Tools: The Best of the Best Laptops

By Jessica Krampe / March 12, 2014 /

Whatever your fancy, there is a laptop for you these days. The current crop includes systems powerful enough to make a desktop workhorse computer blush, and highly versatile tablet-laptop combos. Whether you need a supremely thin and lightweight ultrabook or something more rugged, there are great options gathered here—including some systems for the budget-savvy. [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”17220″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”height”:”350″,”style”:”width:…

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