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Today in Gear: July 23, 2014

Today in Gear: A synthesizer with all the bells and whistles, new running shoes from Adidas, unlimited reading from Amazon and more.

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How a 15 Second Wait Will Change the Smartphone

Decrypted: Amazon’s Fire Phone Marks a New Standard in Customer Service

A phone from a company that sells granola bars and laundry detergent may have cracked the next major innovation in usability and customer service. Here’s how.

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Today in Gear: June 19, 2014

Today in Gear: Amazon’s first smartphone, an easier way to sell on eBay, great affordable shoes, Jim Beam syrup, high-quality shower speakers, and a murdered out bag.

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Lots of light, and a little smoke

Tested: Amazon Fire TV

Amazon’s Fire TV provides the best experience of any streaming device for consumers who’ve spent more than a few paychecks on the company’s media ecosystem. No question about it: if you live and die by Amazon Prime Instant Video, buy the Fire TV and rejoice. But what if you aren’t a card-carrying member of the Bezos fan club? We found a comfy couch and tested it out.

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Today in Gear: April 10, 2014

Today in Gear we examine small survival kits, the perfect living room keyboard, LunarGrands for the office, Amazon’s Dash scanner and Dropbox’s organizing gallery app.

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Today in Gear: February 12, 2014

Today in Gear, we find hunting shirts, heavyweight Canadian sweats, warrior kids in space, serious jerky and more.

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Today in Gear: September 25, 2013

Timberland 40th Anniversary Ltd. Collection Traditionally, rubies are the gift of choice for a 40th anniversary. In lieu of red gems Timberland is upgrading their signature boots; their classic yellow boots, Super Boot and World Hiker all get a refresh for this run, including details like PrimaLoft insulation, Vibram soles and Gore-Tex. You’ll have to…

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Briefings: Random Purchases, Jon Gruden, Writing Lost, the UFC and a Jazz Legend’s Passing

It’s not always easy to rip a theme out of our five Briefings selections. But cool is cool; ditto interesting; ditto unexpected. Randomness and spontaneity: we like these things, and they’re harder and harder to find. Some of the most fun exercises are done without a purpose. Why pigeonhole what you’ll enjoy? Embrace the entropy…

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Scorching the competition

Amazon Kindle Fire HD

After steamrolling the Android tablet market last year with the incredibly popular Kindle Fire, the mega online retailer has finally announced the anticipated sequel, known as the Kindle Fire HD. The latest iteration is available in both the original 7-inch form factor as well as a new larger version that weighs 20 ounces, measures 8.8mm…

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Putting paper on notice

Kindle Paperwhite

The technology world may be aflutter over tablets, but Amazon has proven that the discrete, Shades of Grey reading public still has a soft spot for dedicated eReaders. The Kindle Paperwhite ($199+) builds on the success of a long line of e ink Kindles while incorporating a new proprietary display for enhanced clarity and readability,…

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In Living Color

Amazon Kindle Fire

Is it an eReader or a tablet? Kindle or iPad killer? Does it really matter? Packing a dual-core CPU, Gorilla Glass coated multi-touch 7″ IPS panel, and its own special brew of Android, the 14.6 ounce Amazon Kindle Fire ($199) is all about the content. Sure, it may lack some niceties like a camera, mic…

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Or Maybe Just Face Lifted

New Amazon Kindle DX

In the wake of the iPad, you better believe that Amazon’s Kindle division has been spending more than a few late nights pondering how the device can stay relevant in the future. Since they can’t simply integrate a color e-ink display (yet) or add other drool worthy features overnight to the product line, it seems…

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A GP Man's Take On Today's Hottest Gizmo

Amazon Kindle 2 In-Depth Review

One man’s account of his love-fest with the Kindle 2. Dusty is duly impressed, but is Amazon’s amazing eReader truly worth the price of admission? Spoiler Alert: Yes!

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What Weighs 19 oz, Is 1/3" Thick, And Carries 3,500 Books?

Amazon Kindle DX

As Walter Bishop from Fringe would anecdotally quip, “I thought you’d be fatter.” This pretty much wraps up my thoughts on the new Amazon Kindle DX. I jest. Today, Amazon has lifted the veil on the new Kindle DX with much fanfare, and hopes that the struggling newspaper and magazine industry will find rejuvenated love…

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GP | Amazon Kindle In Depth Review

First of all, we should talk about what the Amazon Kindle does. The premise is simple. It’s a wireless device that uses a technology called electronic-paper’ that allows you to have thousands of books at your disposal ready to read on the high-resolution screen that looks and ‘reads’ like real paper. We’ll get to the…