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Microsoft’s New Surface Tablets are Great! I’m Not Buying One

Microsoft’s New Surface Tablets are Great! I’m Not Buying One

Yesterday, Microsoft took the wraps off two new tablets, the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. And, oh, man, the specs on these things! State-of-the-art processors, dazzling screens, better cameras, this bell, that whistle. Woo! Sorry, I’m still not buying. Although both models score points on the hardware front, I think Microsoft again missed the […] Read More

Geek Vs Geek: Apple’s Played Out — Why You Might Not Want an iPhone Anymore

Geek Vs Geek: Apple’s Played Out — Why You Might Not Want an iPhone Anymore

We owe a lot to Apple. Indeed, Steve Jobs essentially invented the smartphone and transformed the entire mobile phone industry. But Dave and Rick are kind of over Apple. Find out why they think you might be better off looking elsewhere for your next phone. Once a month, eHow Tech editor Dave Johnson faces off […] Read More

Three Cool Ways to Geek Out Your Wallet

Three Cool Ways to Geek Out Your Wallet

Sure, your wallet is great for transporting cash, credit cards, and photos of the family dog. But what has it done for you lately? Probably nothing. Slacker! I know: I said almost exactly the same thing in last month’s post on three cool ways to geek out your keychain. Amazingly, it’s just as funny now! […] Read More

Popping Your “Filter Bubble”

Popping Your “Filter Bubble”

If I relied on Facebook alone to discover news and content, here’s what I would think: The world consists of mostly angsty millennials nostalgic about the 90’s. On an average day, I learn about 27 Cats That Immediately Regret Their Decisions and remember those 23 Times Mindy Kaling Perfectly Captured [My] Angst. Not exactly hard […] Read More

Will Your Next Phone be From NokiaSoft?

Will Your Next Phone be From NokiaSoft?

Probably not, and that’s the quandary that Microsoft and Nokia find themselves in. By now, you’ve probably heard the buzz about the latest Microsoft’s latest acquisition. Microsoft will be purchasing the Devices and Services division of the 150 year old Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia for a whopping 7.2 billion dollars. That’s billion, with a B. If […] Read More

Back-To-School: Tablet Edition

Back-To-School: Tablet Edition

As a college student, I would be lost without my laptop. I use it to take notes, write papers, read for class, and stream Netflix. It’s fair to say that you can’t survive college without one. But what about tablets? Until this year I had believed that anything a tablet could do, my laptop could […] Read More

Three Cool Ways to Geek Out Your Keychain

Three Cool Ways to Geek Out Your Keychain

Sure, your keychain gets you into your car, your house, maybe your gym locker. But what has it done for you lately? Probably nothing. Slacker! Turns out that little metal ring can accommodate more than just little metal keys. A new wave of gadgets is hoping to ride shotgun. Once you see what they can […] Read More

Geek Vs Geek: Should You Be Worried — Or Furious — About NSA Spying?

Geek Vs Geek: Should You Be Worried — Or Furious — About NSA Spying?

Are you comfortable with the idea that the Federal government is spying on you, Mr and Mrs Average Citizen? That’s the revelation from Edward Snowden’s disclosures and subsequent news coverage, and not everyone is thrilled to know that the NSA is holding a giant magnifying glass over your head, 24/7. But is this a cause […] Read More

TextNow: A No-Contract Smartphone for $19/Month

TextNow: A No-Contract Smartphone for $19/Month

When you think of no-contract smartphone providers, names like Boost, Cricket, and Virgin Mobile might come to mind. Maybe even a few of the disruptive players like Republic Wireless and Ting. But TextNow? Never heard of ‘em. Hey: Have a question about tech? You can talk directly to one of our nerds and get an […] Read More

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