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FAA Confirms What We Already Knew: Your iPad Is Safe On The Plane

The FAA announced today that it is changing the restrictions surrounding use of personal electronic devices aboard commercial airplanes. We’ve been following these developments since early last year and we’re excited to see progress actually being made from a government agency. According to the FAA news release: The FAA based its decision on input from [...]

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Turn Your iPad Into A Foosball Table With This Gadget

If you take a break from your Candy Crush addiction for just a moment, you may find a desire to do something active or possibly with another live human being. This handy-dandy gadget from Hammacher Schlemmer turns your iPad into a foosball table.  Suddenly it can be game on for more than a party of one. [...]

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These Gadget-Eating Ants Are Taking Over Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, And Florida

There’s a new epidemic growing in the southern part of the country: the tawny crazy ant. It’s originally from South America, but somehow found its way here and hasn’t stopped repopulating ever since. It’s know to be in four U.S. states so far (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida), but most likely has spread beyond that. [...]

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This Device Will Track The Activity Levels Of Your Dog

There are many devices that humans can use to quantify their daily activity — things like FitBit. Nike Plus, and countless apps for smartphones. These tools are great for helping people measure their activity, but what about the daily movements of man’s best friend? FitBark is a company that wants to fill the gap and [...]

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Will Tablets Still Be Around in 5 Years?

When you talk about tablets, it’s impossible not to talk about the iPad. It’s quite incredible, really, how much the iPad has changed the computing landscape in just three years of existence. For those of us who rely on them every day, it’s almost hard to think back on our lives before them. In just [...]

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Hands On: This Gadget Lets You Monitor And Diagnose Your Car With Your Phone or Tablet

For the car enthusiasts among us, this gadget is worth checking out. It’s called iOBD2 and it’s made to work with your iPhone, iPad or Android phone. I’ve been using it for about a month and I’ve come to appreciate a lot of what it provides. They’ve recently updated the app with more functionality (including Landscape [...]

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These Vehicle Seat Covers Will Give You Military-Grade Gear Carrying Capabilities

A lot of gadget lovers have a lot of gear they need to transport around in their vehicles. We’ve got phones, tablets, music players, cameras, laptops, cords, batteries, and countless other devices before even considering other travel necessities like snacks, drinks and maps. For the traveler who needs to have a place to put all [...]

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Check Out This 11-Page Best Buy Ad From 1996 [Warning: Huge Computers, Phones, And TVs]

If you feel like taking a walk down memory lane, check out this Best Buy ad from September 1996; almost 17 years ago. I particularly laughed about the “7.9 oz Cellular Phone” and the “16 MB Memory Upgrade” for desktop computers for $129. Tweet your favorites to me: @mbchp. —– You should follow Mike on Twitter [...]

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Simplify Travel With These Gadgets And Apps

Sometimes I wonder how we managed in the days before technology.  I certainly remember long car rides across many states while we played “I Spy” or read books.  Today, parents just turn on a movie or hand their kids an iPad and silence ensues. With said technology, travel in general has just been made easier. [...]

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5 Ways to Save on Smartphone Ownership

David Bakke is a contributor for the blog, Money Crashers Personal Finance, where he writes tips for saving money, utilizing the best technology, and protecting your investments. Smartphones are quickly becoming ubiquitous. Half of all Americans currently own one, and while constant contact is convenient, its cost can be high. If your traditional cell phone [...]

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