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The Samsung Chromebook

The New Netbook, But Still a Netbook

Android powers about 80% of the world’s smartphones and 50% of US smartphones. Google Search, Google Play, YouTube, Google Maps and Gmail are the second through sixth top smartphone apps. Google Chrome is the top web browser worldwide, accounting for about 40% of web traffic. Google doesn’t just want Chrome to be your web browser of choice; it wants to be your hub for productivity, entertainment, reading, browsing. Continue reading The Samsung Chromebook

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

What the Surface Should Have Been

The Helix came out at an unfortunate time. With Intel’s new line of battery sipping Haswell processors powering the new Windows 8.1 devices, the Helix’s Clovertrail processor may seem a little outdated. Can Lenovo’s 4-mode tablet still hold it’s own? Find out after the break. Continue reading Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

Photojojo Lens Set

Magnetic Lenses For Your Smart Phone

More people are constantly documenting the many facets of our lives: parties, adventures, food, nature, friends, etc. Most have replaced compact cameras with their smart phones due to the constantly increasing quality of the sensors. We don’t even have to plug in our camera and upload our pictures to our computers with new autosave features from Google+, Dropbox and Facebook. Portability has been traded for functionality and the Photojojo Lens Set seems to partly bridge that gap. The company claims these three lenses are “like pro-lenses for your phone.” I put that claim to the test to find out if these tiny lenses are worth the money in this week’s accessory review. Continue reading Photojojo Lens Set

Pebble Smart Watch

The Kickstarter Sensation

The Pebble smart watch ($150 to pre-order) garnered about a record-breaking $10.3 million over a year ago on the crowd funding website KickStarter. As the one of the most successful KickStarter campaigns to date, Pebble faced high expectations to live up to. But even with the delays and over a year of waiting, I was ready excited to get this thing on my wrist and see if it lived up to the massive hype. Continue reading Pebble Smart Watch