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Apple wins Laptop Mag's tech support showdown (again)

The Winners After we spent several weeks evaluating 10 laptop makers based on their online support and live chat, social networking resources, and phone-based help, we found that Apple earns top marks once again for its extremely knowledgeable support staff and strong web resources. In a huge improvement over prior ...

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Emotiva Airmotiv T1 review – CNET

Today we’re witnessing a renaissance for budget home-theater components. Entry-level gear is explosively good these days, as evinced by great-sound-for-the-money offerings from companies like Elac America, Fluance and Emotiva. While Elac is arguably the most consistent and definitely the most visible, we have also been impressed by the products we’ve ...

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US Army looking to resupply troops via mortar bombardment

The proposed system, dubbed the Ammunition Resupply Projectile (ARP), uses a standard mortar round that’s had its explosive payload removed. Instead, that cavity can be packed with up to 150 5.56-millimeter rounds, surveillance equipment — even submunitions to target enemy forces. Once the round hits the apex of its flight, ...

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Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT review – CNET

The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT is more of a statement than a practical storage device. For the first time, a thumb drive — a little storage device you normally get for a few bucks and plug directly into your computer — has more storage space than most computers and costs ...

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Pax is a smart tip jar for rideshare drivers

A while back, I reminded people that they should tip their Uber drivers. But a common response was essentially, “I’d like to tip, but half the point of Uber is not having to carry cash. And there’s no option in the app. So how do I do it?” Well, perhaps ...

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A renewable planet is almost inevitable

There are generally two kinds of arguments against renewable energy: the cost and the lack of consistency. After all, solar panels can’t work in the dark and wind turbines don’t turn on still days, but we still need to charge our smartphones 24/7. The solution here is to build large-scale ...

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Sonos Playbase Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

It’s been 18 months since Sonos’ last product and today we finally get a look at what the company has been working on this whole time: the Playbase TV speaker. The Playbase is Sonos’ second home theater component after the Playbar (which remains in the lineup) and it’s designed for ...

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