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Surface Book & Surface Studio

Video: The New Surface Book & Surface Studio from Microsoft’s Event

Microsoft had an event a couple of days ago and aside from launching a pretty neat update to Windows 10, some new software to help people create 3D content as well as announcing some VR headsets coming later from partners, there’s two pieces of new hardware that is sort of what everyone is excited about. A refresh to the Surface Book and their new, all-in-one aimed at the creative professional, called the Surface Studio. Surface Book with Performance Base At first glance the new Surface Book, not called the Surface Book 2, but called the Surface Book with Performance Base …

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Pixel XL, Really Blue

Google Pixel XL, Really Blue, Unboxing (Video)

The Google Pixel XL in really blue (it is really blue, by the way) finally arrived today. I’m excited about this phone since it, and the Pixel, are the first phones that were actually designed and made by Google. HTC manufactured them, but Google told them what to build. Should be interesting to see what Google wants us to have in a phone. But, before we get to all of that (and we will in a review coming ASAP), we should probably do a Pixel XL unboxing, right? Let me know what you guys think of the Pixel XL, or the …

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Made by Google

Everything You Need to Know from the Google Event

Welp. Google wants to be the hardware manufacturer of it’s own stuff now and today they announced a small plethora of devices that they have created. In addition to the new hardware, they also showed off Google Assistant a little more, their new AI that they are saying is why they want to make hardware now in addition to software –better integration for the AI to utilize. To save you the time of looking through a bunch of articles on the web, below is a quick, bulleted list of everything you need to know that was announced at the Oct 4th …

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Nextbit Robin

Nextbit Robin Giveaway (Video)

Giving away my Nextbit Robin! The Robin’s most touted feature is its ability to automatically sync the data and apps on it with the cloud without you ever having to worry about optimizing storage again. On top of that, it’s a pretty unique phone with some decent specs. You can read more about the Nextbit Robin here. If you want to try and win it, it’s as easy as doing the actions below to gain entries. The more you do the better your chances of winning! One winner will be chosen at random and notified through the email they used to …

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Apple iPhone 7

Everything Announced at the Apple Event

It’s that time of year again. Apple has just announced their latest and greatest at the Apple Event and for those that didn’t have the time to stare at their computer during the live streams that happened, here’s the boiled down new products that were announced so you don’t have to scour the internet for them all. Apple Watch Original Watch price dropped to $269 and comes with a new processor. New Watch, Series 2, faster GPU, CPU, brighter display, new bands, and swimproof. Starts at $369. New watch comes in aluminum, stainless steel, and white ceramic. Nike+ version of …

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iOS 10 Clear All Notifications

6 Hidden Features in iOS 10 That Will Make Your Life Easier (Video)

iOS 10 has a lot of new features. Apple announced a decent amount at their conference a while back, but now that people have been playing with the beta there’s been a bunch of features people have noticed that Apple didn’t have time to mention. I decided to take my favorite 6 hidden features in iOS 10 that will make your life just that much easier. I. Optimized Music You might have a library of 10,000 songs but, let’s be honest, you really don’t need that many on your phone all at the same time. The issue is, how do …

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Canon 700D

Canon t5i / 700D Giveaway (Video)

We’re at it again! Me, SuperSafTV, BeginnersTech, & TechFlow have all teamed up to giveaway a Canon t5i / 700D! The camera was donated by SO Cameras, an online retailer specializing the buying and sell of pre-owned camera equipment. Check out their site here, they actually have some good deals. To enter, simply do the actions at the gleam link listed below, the more you do the better your chances of winning. The winner will be chosen at random 2 weeks from today and will be announced on Twitter as well as contacted directly. This is an international giveaway so anywhere …

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Cat S60 Camera

Cat S60 Unboxing & Specs: The Most Rugged Phone Ever? (Video)

Cat recently sent me their latest ultra-rugged Android phone, the S60. Since it’s new tech and the internet gods must be satiated, that means it’s time to do an unboxing. Full review coming later (when I get a chance to do something “rugged” with it), but for now, let’s see what comes with it and check out some of its the Cat S60’s listed specs. First up, we have the S60 itself – which we’ll get to in a second.   Under that we have a pair of headphones, the USB charger, the MicroUSB cable, and the warranty and quick start …

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Gear 360 on Edge of Table

Samsung’s Gear 360 Unboxing & Specs: Affordable 4K 360 Camera? (Video)

Samsung just sent me their new 360 degree camera, aptly named the Samsung Gear 360. Before I can do a full review and put it through its paces, I’m required by the laws of the interwebs to do an unboxing. So here’s a quick unboxing as well as some more info on the specs of the Gear 360. First up, we have the box Gear 360 itself, which we’ll get to in a bit. Underneath that, we have a cloth to wipe the lenses with, a Gear 360 ACtionDirector product key for your free download of Samsung’s own editing software. …

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Tips for Pokemon Go

6 Tips You Need to Know to Be Better at Pokemon Go

While doing “research” for my previous video on explaining the Pokemon Go phenomenon (aka running around NYC trying to catch ALL the Pokemon), there were a lot of tips I learned well into playing that I wish I knew when I started. Things to help you level up faster, catch Pokemon easier, and just some basics on how the game works that Niantic failed to tell you. In this video, figured I’d show you the best tips for Pokemon Go I learned so you don’t have to suffer like I did. I. How the Green Ring Works When Catching Pokemon …

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Pokemon Go Explained

Pokemon Go: Fully Explained (Video)

Unless you’ve been living under a literal rock this last week or so, you have undoubtedly heard about the latest game to go viral: Pokemon Go. This game has acquired more active users in less than a week than Twitter has in the 10 years since its inception and has already caused some very interesting scenes in major parks. But what is Pokemon Go exactly? How do you play it? What makes it so different? And since it’s a free game, how does it make any money? Let’s find out. I. How to Play Pokemon Go If you aren’t familiar, …

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OnePlus 3 Unboxing (Video)

My OnePlus 3 finally arrived and so, as is the protocol here on the internet, I figured I’d do a quick unboxing and tell you guys what it comes with and what it’s specs are. The phone is clad in an all metal body with curved edges that definitely lends a more premium feel to the phone over previous OnePlus devices. On the front of the device we have a 5.5″ AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080P. (The resolution was kept down no doubt to keep the price down). On the right side we have our power button and …

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iOS 10 Widgets

The Best New Features in iOS 10 (Video)

With the announcement of iOS 10 this month, I’m sure a lot of you are wondering what’s new in the latest version of Apple’s operating system. From a completely revamped Messaging app to better notifications and a focus on widgets, here’s the best new features in iOS 10 that you can expect come fall when it’s released to the public. See Also: Don’t want to wait? Try iOS 10 beta for yourself right now. No developer account needed. Raise to Wake Apple has added a small feature in iOS 10 that I personally have been waiting for because I feel like it …

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Oculus Rift Unboxing

Oculus Rift Unboxing (Video)

Finally received my Oculus Rift and – as is the protocol here on the internet – that means that before I do anything with it, I need to do an unboxing. When we remove the sleeve on the outside of the box and open it, we are presented with the headset (which we’ll get to later) and the tracker. This is what you setup on a desk and it tracks the headset in realtime to reduce latency. So when your head moves what you are looking at moves at the same speed aka the difference between feeling nauseous versus present). …

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HTC Vive Controllers

What it Really Takes to Setup the HTC Vive (Video)

Excited after the arrival of my long-awaited HTC Vive, I was anxious to set it up. The intro video on how seemed easy enough, so I figured I’d carve out a couple of hours and get it done. I have a desktop computer I built years ago laying around and figured I’d give that a go and just upgrade whatever components needed upgrading to get it to the minimum requirement for running VR and do this video for anyone interested in what exactly it takes to get your HTC Vive up and running. So here goes. Run the VR Test …

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