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Veldt Luxture Hybrid Smartwatch First Impressions

A luxury hybrid smartwatch that instead of simply collecting activity data, may use it to help improve our lives. One thing we always dislike about activity trackers is the lack of actionable feedback. They take our data, show us what has been happening, but very rarely tell us what it …

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T-Mobile Debuts Prepaid Plans, Apple Care+, and MLB.tv

Why it matters to you T-Mobile’s new prepaid plans are cheap, and its free MLB.tv streaming benefit and Apple Care+ discount aren’t bad deals, either. You can’t stop the inevitable march of progress. In T-Mobile’s case, that means new prepaid plans and subscriber benefits. This week, the self-coined “Un-carrier” announced revamped …

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Facebook's Town Hall Makes it Easier to Find Your Representative

Why it matters to you With Facebook’s Town Hall feature, finding your rep is as easy as pressing a button. Civic engagement is hard. Really hard. A recent study found that millennials in 2016 were significantly less politically engaged than previous generations. While the cause is subject to debate, the …

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Five Cool Things We Saw at the 2017 Luxury Technology Show

Last week’s Luxury Technology Show in New York’s Metropolitan Pavilion showcased the very best of high-end tech. In case the $65,000 light therapy bed and $18,000 ultra-secure phone in the foyer weren’t enough to give it away, most everything on display was extremely expensive. But not everything was priced sky high. Affordable instant cameras and headphones were alos …

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Urbanears Launches Stammen and Baggen Multiroom Wireless Speakers

Why it matters to you The Stammen and Baggen, new minimalist speakers in Urbanears’ Connected Speakers collection, are aimed at addressing everyday wireless speaker pain points. Slowly but surely, Urbanears is making waves as an innovator in the audio world. Thanks to single-cable support for quarter-inch and 3.5mm outputs, the …

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Why the Camera Inside the Google Pixel Is So Good

Why it matters to you When you snap a photo with Google Pixel or Google Glass, you aren’t taking a picture — you’re taking several, stitched together by computers for a high-resolution image. Last year, DxO Mark named the camera inside the Google Pixel the best smartphone camera yet — …

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