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Run away from new Nike iPhone app. Try these instead

Nike lost the innovation edge as plenty of other apps (often free) have the same features: GPS-based route maps, workout results, times, distance, and the ability to share your results with others.

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Universal charger powers four gadgets at once

I’ve been testing a universal charging device that elegantly solves both problems—outlet clutter and vampire draw. It’s called the Idapt i4, and it sells for $60. The device can charge four gadgets at once through a single outlet.

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Let the kids rock with innovative Paper Jamz

Paper Jamz is a series of faux instruments—guitar, drums and amps—that lets kids pretend they are rock stars. They are remarkably thin, portable and a joy for kids to play loudly—much to the chagrin of Mom and Dad.

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A bigger Kindle isn’t better

Can I recommend the Kindle DX, the textbook-screen-size model that costs $379, when the online retailer now offers a the standard-sized model for $139?

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Put TV in your lap with EyeTV Hybrid

The EyeTV Hybrid is a USB device that plugs into your computer and lets users tune in over-the-air channels and cable fare.

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Why get a bumper when cool iPhone 4 cases are available?

Of the iPhone 4 cases available now, most are priced at less than $30. The iPhone 4 bumper, now free, cost $30 before Apple admitted its antenna woes.

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Moshi Bluetooth shines as speaker but struggles for calls

The new Moshi Bluetooth Handsfree Car Kit is smaller than a flip phone, has just a few buttons and uses a magnetic clip to attach to the sun visor.

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Motorola Droid X features Swype, a fantastic new typing tool

Swype may revolutionize how we use smartphones. The new typing technique is a key feature of the Motorola Droid X, an Android-based phone available at Verizon for $200 (after contract).

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Is there a BlackBerry in your future? Why?

The momentum has swung so strongly toward Apple’s iPhone and a host of truly compelling Android-based smartphones (Motorola Droid X, HTC Incredible, HTC Evo), that the only reason many BlackBerry users stick with the device is because they don’t like using touch-screen keyboards.

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Content curation is gaining traction across the Web

This is different than “content aggregation,” which has long-vexed traditional magazine and newspaper publishers, and is separate from Google News’ content aggregator, which randomly scans the Web for headlines that pertain to what’s happening in the world. Curated digital content is more selective, and it’s a term that is gaining traction.

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Father’s Day gift ideas for the geeky dad

Father’s Day is near and you’re probably still searching for a great gift. Not sure what to get him? Well, here are some ideas for the gadget-loving dad in your life.

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Cool gadgets to beat the summer heat

This story first appeared in Vegas Seven Summer is here, and you’re ready for some fun in the sun—but are your gadgets ready? Here are seven ideas to make your summer more tech-friendly. Waterproof camera or camcorder: The Kodak PlaySport, a $150 pocket-size camcorder, works as well underwater as it does in the middle of [...]

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Flip and Kodak camcorders offer new tricks — one can swim!

This story was first published in Vegas Seven When networking gear maker Cisco Systems bought the Flip line of pocket-size camcorders last year for $590 million, people thought Cisco had lost its sense of good business. The nation was mired in a recession and Flip’s competition was mounting. But Cisco made a bet on what [...]

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The Sonos S5 is a fine player for (almost) every music option

This story first appeared in Vegas Seven I’ve been testing a new speaker that is just shy of the perfect music-playing device for the digital age. It lacks one teeny, tiny feature (that I will get to shortly), but before I explain that minor whine, let me tell you what makes the Sonos ZonePlayer S5 [...]

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The lost iPhone saga not the only tech leak of note

This story first appeared in Vegas Seven The infamous lost iPhone story, in which tech blog Gizmodo paid $5,000 in exchange for a next-generation iPhone that had been left in a bar, was unusual for many reasons, but the primary one is this: It was the first time in recent memory that a yet-to-be announced [...]

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