Smartwatches and Fitness Bands: Just Not There Yet

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I’m not one to make sweeping generalizations or blanket statements, but all smartwatches and fitness bands suck and always will. Okay, maybe someday they’ll get better, but for now my advice is this: steer clear. That’s based on several months test-driving a variety of products, including the Martian Notifier, Pebble, and Striiv Touch. They’re all appealing […]

How To Make Starbucks Drinks At Home With Tamra Brown

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Whether you go to Starbucks every single morning or just every once in awhile when you need a convenient meeting spot with casual ambiance and pre-packaged artisan paninis, it can get expensive. Especially since they just raised prices on certain beverages. The nerve of them! Why, you might as well make your favorite Starbucks latte […]

How to Buy a New Windows PC if You Don’t Want Windows 8

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Photo credit: Raysonho Recently a family friend reached out with this conundrum: His six-year-old computer was on its last legs, and he was ready for a new machine. But he’d heard so many bad things about Windows 8, he’d confined his shopping to the smattering of Windows 7 systems available from the likes of Dell […]

The Crowded Apple: The Most Unique (& Cheapest) NYC Vacation Ever!

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As the most populous city in America, New York City is home to over eight million people.  And that doesn’t include the tourists that flock to the city in the summer months. Packed with rushing commuters, taxis, out-of-towners, buildings, and people yelling “I’m walking here!,” the city can give off a rather intimidating vibe. But […]

Get a Zvox SoundBase 555 Speaker System for $299.99

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Here’s an inconvenient (and sucky) truth: The speakers built into most HDTVs sound like tinny AM-radio throwbacks. They’re awful! So why do people live with them? Probably because of the hassles and expense of buying an AV receiver and cluttering up their living rooms with speakers and wires. But, let’s face it, if you want […]

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