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17 Perfect Gifts for the Techie

The bad news with tech is it's quickly outdated. The good news is, the techie always needs new gifts.

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Today in Gear: June 3, 2016

An aluminum Amazon tablet, an aluminum automatic rally-inspired watch, limited-edition outdoorsman sunglasses and much more.

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Today in Gear: March 1, 2016

A smart water pitcher that orders filter replacements for you, wallpaper you'll want in your den, moonshine that won't get you arrested/take up bathtub space and more.

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15 Great Tech Gifts Under $50

Finding a great gift for the gadget lover doesn't have to empty your bank account. These gift ideas prove it.

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Today in Gear: April 1, 2015

The Amazon Dash Button, Logitech's best-ever wireless mouse, Adams Golf's Blue Line of golf clubs, a collapsible hiking chair that promises "big chair comfort" and more.

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Today in Gear: October 29, 2014

Today in Gear: Trion Supercars -- handmade in America, Fitbit's sleekest wearable, Topo and Woolrich collaborate a second time and more.

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Today in Gear: October 2, 2014

Today in Gear: a classic gray flannel suit, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD -- Kids Edition, a portable wi-fi hotspot and more.

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Today in Gear: September 24, 2014

Today in Gear: Snow Peak shifts into apparel, Tretorn's collab with MASHBURN, Amazon's best Kindle Yet, a Brian Cranston bow tie and more.

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Meet the Only Smartphone with Firefly Technology

Search engines changed how we discover information about the world around us forever -- not to mention how we shop. Amazon's new Firefly technology embedded in the new Fire Phone, exclusively on AT&T, is primed to flip the script once again. At its core, Firefly is designed to help users easily identify everything from web addresses and phone numbers to over 100 million products including various forms of media like movies, TV episodes and songs.

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The mobile interface of the future, today

Meet the Only Smartphone with Dynamic Perspective

Sci-fi movies have teased us with the power and convenience of 3D interfaces for years. But Amazon's newly launched Fire Phone, available exclusively at AT&T, proves that the wait for an advanced smartphone interface that harnesses the full potential of 3D is finally over. So-called Dynamic Perspective is powered by four front-facing infrared cameras that constantly track the position of the user's head in relation to the phone's screen -- even in the dark. The result is a persistent 3D viewing experience that doesn't require special glasses or a fancy 3D display.

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Photo Essay: Traveling the Amazon by Riverboat

In much of the Amazon, traveling by riverboat is the best form of transportation. So we set off from Iquitos, Peru, fondly dubbed the Capital of the Peruvian Amazon, aboard the Aqua Aria, a luxurious river boat that would take us roughly 100 miles up and down the Amazon River.

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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.


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.

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.


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.


Today in Gear: September 25, 2013

Timberland-40th-Anniversary-Boots-Gear-Patrol 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

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

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

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)

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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)

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!

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