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Decrypted: Navigating Anonymous Social Media Networks

Within the past year, two anonymous social apps, Secret and Whisper, have launched and secured millions of dollars in funding while racking up thousands of new users per day. The question is, should you be using them?

How to Use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to your career's benefit

Decrypted: Making Social Media Work…for Work

Whether you’re on the hunt for a new career, thinking about striking out on your own, or simply polishing up your online resume, it’s vital to understand which social networks matter in the world of employment. It’s to your benefit to understand how networking happens in an interconnected world, where your next job is apt to come from, and how you should position yourself across a litany of different networks. Here are tips from an expert on how to use them to your benefit.

Facebook as Big Brother -- no surprise there

Decrypted: The Obvious Lessons of Facebook’s Mood Experiments

Congratulations to the fifteen of you who are still without a presence on Facebook -- you’ve nothing to fear. For the other billion or so folks who have chosen to generate a profile on the planet’s most notable social network, it’s probably time you paid attention to what’s really going on behind the scenes. Recently, it was revealed that Facebook conducted an experiment in 2012, whereby it intentionally (though temporarily) altered the news feeds of around 700,000 users.

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Today in Gear: June 18, 2014

Today in Gear: Bentley's race-inspired GT car, Mophie's outdoorsman kit for the iPhone, dry aged steaks at home and more.

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Today in Gear: January 31, 2014

Today in Gear, we find compression socks for athletes, the Swiss army knife of lip balm, a redesigned Facebook app, a stadium-searcher's treasure map and much more.

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Today in Gear: April 5, 2013

Field-Notes-America-the-beautiful-Gear-Patrol Field Notes: America the Beautiful Edition
Yes, we really like Field Notes. Their America the Beautiful notebooks, a cross-country road trip of Americana printed on the colored covers of their classic pocket notebooks, reaffirm our notions. $10

Competition meets innovation

Breakthroughs: 10 Technologies Changing the Olympics

It's hard to believe the 2012 summer Olympics are already upon us. While this year's events will feel familiar, the athletes and venues have unquestionably evolved. The same holds true for the technology used to capture, record and share their

Gear Patrol Is Now On Facebook

gear-patrol-facebookWell, friends, we've finally succumbed to the pressure and the guilt (read: Ben and myself threatening Eric to succumb to social media). To date, we've relied primarily on word of mouth which continues to part of our mantra, but we're looking

A Mobile Email Fiend's Dream Come True

BlackBerry App World

blackberry-app-store You knew it would only be a matter of time before Blackberry would jump into the world of mobile applications. Looks like time's up. By Gear Patrol Reader Kirk Ward:

BlackBerry introduced the BlackBerry App World in early April and

25 Apps. 14 Days. 2 iPhones. 1 Jailbreak.

25 Best & Must-Have iPhone Apps

Empower your iPhone with these 25 best and must have iPhone Apps, as curated by Gear Patrol.