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This Moto Mod brings wireless charging, IR to Moto Z phones (crowdfunding)

Motorola’s Moto Z line of smartphones support swappable add-ons called “Moto Mods” that you can attach to the back of the phone to add functionality. Right now, the list of Moto Mods you can buy includes a JBL speaker, a camera with a zoom lens, several battery packs, and a projector, as well as a vehicle […]

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Walmart’s Amazon Prime competitor ditches the annual fee for free 2-day shipping

Pay $99 for an Amazon Prime membership and Amazon will give you free 2-day shipping on millions of items… as well as access to a library of digital movies, TV shows, music, and eBooks. Few companies have the resources to offer all of those things for one monthly price. But Walmart decided to try the […]

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Google Android 7.1.1 may be last (official) update for Nexus 6, Nexus 9

Google Android 7.1.2 is coming soon to recent Nexus and Pixel devices, and this week Google released a beta version of the software for some of those products. But two older Nexus devices were notably absent. It looks like the company has no current plans to offer Android 7.1.2 for the Google Nexus 6 smartphone or […]

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Deals of the Day (1-31-2017)

Adobe Photoshop and Premiere are some of the most popular, powerful applications for editing photos and videos. But they’re also not exactly cheap: the only way to buy the latest versions is to sign up for a monthly Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. The company does offer simpler, cheaper alternatives though: Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 and […]

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Plex acquires Watchup, will bring streaming news to its media center apps

Plex is a media center application that lets you stream online video from multiple sources, as well as media stored on your device, all from the same user interface. Now the company has announced plans to bring streaming news from channels including CNN, CBS, Fusion, Fox, CNET, and AJ+, among others. That’s because Plex is […]

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Razer acquires phone maker Nextbit

The Nextbit Robin is one of the more unusual phones to launch in the past year or two, thanks to a distinctive design and an emphasis on cloud storage: customers get 100GB of cloud storage when they buy the phone, and apps that aren’t frequently used are stored online and downloaded only when you need them […]

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Deals of the Day (1-30-2017)

When I added some audio gear to my home office in order to produce the LPX Show and Loving Project podcasts, one of the first things I knew I would need was a new surge protector/power strip… because there’s no way a 6-outlet power strip was going to do the trick anymore. So I picked […]

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Kindle for PC gains text-to-speech (but makes stripping DRM harder)

Amazon has released a new version of its Kindle for PC software that allows you to read eBooks on a computer running Windows 7 or later. Kindle for PC version 1.19.2 includes typesetting enhancements, search improvements, and a text-to-speech feature which allows the app to read some eBooks aloud to you. But there is at […]