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Plantronics new wireless sports headphone is ultra light

I’ve been playing around with Plantronics’ new BackBeat Fit ($77.00 at Amazon.com) 300 Series ($80, £90, AU$120), which the company is calling “one of the world’s lightest Bluetooth headphones designed to easily transition between fitness ($119.00 at Amazon.com) and everyday life.” The headphone ($149.89 at Amazon Marketplace) is available now in four color options: black and gray, dark blue and blue, gray and coral, […]

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Black Lab Linux 8.0 Is a Rare Treat

The latest release of Black Lab Linux, an Ubuntu 16.04-based distribution, adds a Unity desktop option. You will not find Unity offered by any other major — or nearly any minor — Linux distributor outside of Ubuntu. Black Lab Linux 8.0, the consumer version of PC/OpenSystems’ flagship distro, also updates several other prominent desktop options. […]

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Bodhi Linux With Moksha Is Truly Enlightening

Bodhi Linux 4.3.1’s implementation of theEnlightenment desktop, released late last month, continues this distro’s tradition of providing an awesome desktop computing platform for office or home. When I reviewed Bodhi Linux early last year, I was attracted to the relatively new and still developing desktop environment. When the backup computer that hosted that earlier version of Bodhi […]

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LG Stylo 3 review

The Good The LG Stylo 3 has a stylus and costs a fraction of the Galaxy Note 8’s price. Its removable battery lasts a long time. The Bad It’s simple, laggy and nowhere near the Note 8’s league. There’s also no NFC for mobile payments. The Bottom Line If you’re craving a phone with a stylus, the LG […]

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Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom review

The Good The ZenFone 3 Zoom’s dual-cameras take decent pictures and lets you zoom a bit further compared to its rivals. It also has amazing battery life. The Bad The bland design and bloatware-filled software makes it a pain to use. It has a software-based depth-of-field setting that kind of sucks. The Bottom Line Those looking to try […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Phone review:

After testing it from San Francisco to Los Angeles and up to Lake Tahoe, I can confidently say that the Galaxy Note 8 is without a doubt Samsung’s best, most feature-packed phone. But it’s also deeply burdened. Does it scrub away the bad taste of last year’s disastrous Note 7 double-recall? Is the battery safe? Does […]