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Product Review: Timex IQ+ Move

I loved my Pebble Time Round smartwatch, and I was really bummed when it was announced that FitBit had purchased Pebble. The purchase meant there would be no more updates to the Pebble. A shame because the watch did have some bugs like not always updating the weather, and occasionally losing steps.

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Goodbye Pebble

As of December 7th, Pebble is officially no more. Their intellectual property was purchased by FitBit, who won’t be issuing any updates for the Pebble ecosystem. I love my Pebble Time Round. It isn’t a “smart watch for women,” but in my mind it’s the only smartwatch truly designed with women in

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10 Things I’ve Learned About 3D Printing

Since I picked up an inexpensive 3D printer from Monoprice, and have been printing all the things. Getting started in 3D printing isn’t as daunting as you’d think. I was even able to start getting decent prints the first week. It’s getting from “decent” to “good” that take some work. Getting to

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Let’s Get Mechanical

Like most people who work at a computer all day, I have some repetitive strain injury (RSI) issues. Using a vertical mouse was a great step towards lessening the pain. As was working these muscles in a different way by playing guitar. But my keyboard has still been a pain point. Up

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A Year With a Smartwatch

A little over a year ago I bought a smartwatch. I’d wanted one a while, and when Pebble announced their Round I jumped on it. I wasn’t really sure what I expected from a smartwatch. I figured maybe I’d know when my phone rang (and I do), or that I’d use it to

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On Headphone Jacks…

After months of rumors Apple has officially released a phone without a 3.5mm (headphone) jack. Of course, everyone is upset about it. What about my wired headphones? An adapter? What if I want to charge my phone while I listen to music? This is ridiculous! I’m switching to Android! (Hate to break

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App Review: Telegram

Chatting with friends online has started to become a bit of a pain. There are so many platforms, many of which are device exclusive. If they work with Android, they won’t work with iOS. If they work on mobile, they won’t work on the desktop. I’ve always ended up feeding Facebook all

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I’ve Been: 3D Printing All The Things

A 3D printer is one of those gadgets I’ve wanted for a while, but haven’t been able to justify. But the prices have kept going down, and I kept finding cool little widgets, and finally pulled the trigger when I saw Monoprice has a $350 version (affiliate link). And since then I’ve

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I Fracking Love My Chromebook

Guys, I fracking love my Chromebook. When I bought my phone, I knew I wasn’t planning on getting another tablet. My phone is big enough to fit most my tablet use cases at this point, and tablets are expensive. I still wanted a “couch device,” and had planned on buying a new

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iOrange-E Cable/Adapter Mega Review

I’m not usually one to go for expensive cables. As long as it meets spec, and has a decent connector, I’m pretty happy. But that’s the trick with USB-C right now. It’s new, and there are a lot of cables flooding the market that are not actually made to spec. It was