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  • SXSW Guest Pass
    Nina's Going to SXSW with a PRESS PASS!
    For the first time in the 6 years I have been writing for tech I finally got a press pass for SXSW (the application feels longer than my college application). My press pass is only for interactive but since I want to attend the Music/ Film portion...
  • Crystal Wash
    How to get cleaner clothes and save money – Crystal Wash 2.0
    Doing laundry is not the most exciting topic, but saving money is. So how about if you could save money every time you do laundry? That would help wouldn’t it? Is $250 enough?Switching to the environment, let’s up the ante and say we...
  • Best photos ever with a smartphone - using the Kodak PixPro SL25
    Best photos ever with a smartphone - using the Kodak PixPro SL25
    “That’s a lens, not a camera,” was my initial thought on seeing the Kodak PixPro SL25 for the first time. And being perfectly honest, it was a turnoff. I foresaw alignment issues and a whole raft of reasons it wasn’t going...



  • Selfie sticks let people take better selfie photos with mobile phone cameras.
    Selfie stick is hottest new smartphone accessory
    Most travelers have already noticed the latest tech accessory: the selfie stick. They've been banned in museums around the world, according this Feb. 27 article on The reason is that museum curators fear that museum goers...
  • Mobile revenue growth set to explode
    Mobile revenue growth set to explode
    Mobile growth has been on a tear in recent years and is now set to soar even higher. A recent report predicts that revenue from the mobile Internet will rise three-fold to $700 billion by 2017 compared to 2014 numbers. According to VentureBeat on...
  • Selfie sticks banned in museums
    Museums ban selfie sticks
    You've seen them before - you may have even used one before - the extended sticks with cell phone attached that supposedly provide the perfect distance for taking photos of yourself. They're everywhere, and if you live in or visit major...


  • American travel to Cuba
    American travel to Cuba
    It’s been a long time coming for many U.S. citizens. Though the Cuban embargo has been making it particularly difficult (ok, practically impossible) for Americans to step foot on Cuban soil since 1963, avid globetrotters have been chomping...
  • What is Catphishing?
    What is Catphishing?
    What is catphishing? It certainly isn’t Garfield lazily sitting in a canoe holding a fishing rod. Catphishing is when a fraudster fabricates an identity and tricks someone via cyber communication into a phony emotional or romantic...
  • NuGuard KX for the iPhone 6 Plus
    Another Five Stars for the NuGuard KX - For iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus
    If you’re looking for an iPhone case that provides superior protection without being bulky, NewerTech’s NuGuard KX deserves a closer look.The latest additions to this impressive line of protective cases for Apple devices and more...