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Today in Gear: June 3, 2014

Today in Gear: Apple’s new OS, HP’s Android-powered laptop, the hand truck your back’s always wanted, a more active version of the Galaxy S5, your guide to freediving and a thermometer your iPhone will love.

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Today in Gear: October 4, 2013

Bluelounge Rolio You could be like every other knuckle dragger in the airport terminal and scrounge for an available outlet, only to lay your iPhone on the floor, or you could spring for this nifty little guy and never again expose your precious pocket supercomputer to grease and grime. Simply thread your lightning cable through, wrap…

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Today in Gear: September 19, 2013

Lexdray Vienna, Copenhagen and Dubai Bags These limited-run packs are ready for globetrotting duty with water-resistant fabric and high-grade hardware. Black models come with black lining; blue models with camo. The Vienna is all-purpose, with pockets aplenty for laptops and accessories; Copenhagen is a school-friendly bag with a special rear-access panel; Dubai is an efficiently…

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Today in Gear: September 9, 2013

Bluer Denim Bluer Denim jeans aim to do good, aesthetically and altruistically. The four styles of jeans are all USA-made, and though high-quality, the legwear is priced just right — made possible by a direct-to-consumer sales strategy. Buyers can pick three styles to try on at home and only pay for what the pairs they…

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Lighten the load

Super Models: The 10 Best Lightweight Laptops

When it comes to choosing the right laptop, everyone seeks three necessities: a sleek profile, high performance, and most importantly, portability. A weighty — or worse, bulky — portable computer can take a heavy toll on the body and make daily commuting a pain in the ass; yet everyone from business buffs to college grads wants a machine powerful enough to meet computing needs. We’re fortunate to bask in a beautiful balance of both virtues thanks to the latest leaps in laptop engineering. From convertibles to high-end subnotebooks, we sifted through the market to find the best laptops weighing in at under four pounds. Just remember, they’ll probably make you look fat in comparison.

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Today in Gear: April 30, 2013

Breitling Emergency II The built-in personal locator beacon in the Emergency II uses a dual frequency transmitter to communicate with satellites, making your watch (and everything attached to it) easy to track down in case of an emergency. A rechargeable battery means you can explore corners of the Earth unfettered by Radio Shacks and without…

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Trusty Steeds

Fully Loaded: 5 Best All-In-One Desktops

It wasn’t so long ago that 10-key calculators and instant messenger were the most exciting things happening to technology. But nowadays, tech moves fast — new computer segments are born and buried quicker with each passing year. Don’t let that scare you away from the good ole desktop, though. All-in-ones have more to offer than ever: effective touchscreens with the UI to back them up (Windows 8), high-def displays that can easily double as TV screens (thanks to HDMI and built-in TV tuners), and slimmer profiles for fitting just about anywhere.

Sure, it’s tough explaining to grandma where to put the floppy disc, but we’ll leave that to you. Before choosing which one is right for you, though, figure out just what it is you need. Whether that means sexy looks, entertainment nirvana or a gamer’s sweaty-palmed fantasy, our five picks for the best all-in-one desktops are awaiting below to help out.

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Number Wonder

HP 12c 30th Anniversary Edition Scientific Calculator

One day, we may all look back at today’s digital gadgets with loving fondness. Call it a hunch, but we’re pretty certain a 3rd generation iPod Nano won’t quite conjure up quite the same nostalgia that vinyl does today. Digital treasures do exist though, and here in its latest guise, the quintessential HP 12c 30th…

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HP RED Z820 Workstation

RED is credited with making some of the most innovative and lust worthy video shooters on the market today. Considering their gear can devour upwards of 50 megabytes of data per second and render eye popping 5k resolution video, almost anything is possible; at least until it comes time to chop, cut and rebuild that…

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New soul? Or a ghost of laptops past?

HP Envy Spectre XT

We’re not ones to embrace hyperbole, but the new HP Envy Spectre XT ($1,000+) may actually live up to its category — and humility-bending title of Ultrabook. Weighing a fairly svelte 3.07 pounds with 14.5mm-thick profile, HP’s newest offering features an Intel Ivy Bridge CPU, a four-speaker Beats Audio sound system, a 13” high-definition LED…

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Photo Express

Touch Points: Creation Station

GEAR PATROL SPONSORED POST In our third and final segment on the HP TouchSmart, we decided to see how the innovative desktop handled a usual day at the home office editing photos and scouring the web. How much of a difference did ditching the keyboard and mouse make? Hit the jump to read about our…

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What's Cookin'

Touch Points: Home Hub

GEAR PATROL SPONSORED POST After covering the HP Touch Smart’s talents as a bedroom media center, we next put the capable machine to the test in the center of our home, a.k.a. the kitchen. We know –- having a computer there sounds strange, but as we discovered, having a touch-enabled digital communication center that the…

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Touch Points: Bedroom Media Center

GEAR PATROL SPONSORED POST If the explosion of smartphones and tablets has revealed any universal truth about technology, it’s that touch screens are far more pleasant to work with for most activities compared to mashing buttons. So, how can a touchscreen change the role of the desktop in your home? That’s a question we set…

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Fine Lines

HP x2301 Micro Thin Monitor

Get it straight people. HP’s new x2301 monitor isn’t thin, it’s Micro Thin. What exactly does Micro Thin mean? Well, we’ll skip today’s lesson on redundancy, and just presume it’s a new adjective for describing things measuring 9.8mm (0.39 thick) or less — because that’s how thin the x2301 is. It’s a pretty incredible spec…

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What You Need to Know Before Diving In

2011 Tablet Buying Guide

2011 is the year of the tablet, no matter how hard we and our wallets squirm over having another gadget thrust into our lives. But why now? A discussion on that topic could take longer than the birther diatribe if explored in full, but the short answer is we have our smartphones addictions to thank….

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WebOS Goes Tablet

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The wait is finally over folks. HP has announced a Web OS 3.0 runnin’-tablet called the the TouchPad, and it looks mighty fine. Its 9.7-inch, 1024×768 XGA multitouch screen, 16 or 32GB of storage, 1.5 pound weight, and 13mm thickness should seem familiar. A 1.2Ghz Snapdragon processor, a 1.3 MP front facing camera for video…

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Lean Back

HP 9300 and 610 TouchSmart PC

Touch screens are all the rage with mobile technology, but touch-enabled desktops are still few and far between. HP originally led the way with the first TouchSmart PC back in 2008, and since then they’ve been continually innovating the line. The HP 9300 and 610 are the two latest additions to the family and the…

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Type & Touch

HP Pavilion dv6

HP was one of the first PC manufacturers to embrace touch interaction through their Touch Smart All-In-One desktops, and today they showed a further desire to integrate it in notebooks as well. Revamped with a new etched metal casing option similar to the HP Envy, the dv6 is clearly meant to serve as multimedia machine….

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A Great Combination of Power and Looks

HP EliteBook 2540p

The EliteBook 2540p is HP’s answer for consumers who want top-notch performance and battery life out of a laptop that’s only slightly bigger than a netbook. Like the ThinkPad X201s, it sports a 12.1 inch screen, but with a slightly lower resolution of 1280 x 800. Modernly-styled thanks to it full magnesium alloy casing and…

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Who Says Apple Holds all the Innovation Cards?

Hewlett Packard Dream Screen

Tablet, Tablet, Tablet. It’s all we’ve been hearing out of the tech rumor mill lately, and it’s all referring to Apple’s supposed next big thing. While we won’t begin to claim that HP’s recently announced Dream Screen covers everyone of the hypothesizing bases that Apple’s eventual product might, it is built with the same intentions…

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HP Touchsmart All-In-One PC

HP wants you to think that your keyboard and mouse are passé. Not unlike someone else we know. The Touchsmart PC might good and well make you a believer too. The Touchsmart PC is all about simplicity and sleek design. Out of the box, it only requires you plug the power cable and you’re set….

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The Gamer | Gift Guide 2007

No man ever grows out of his gaming enthusiasm. He just realizes that there are other things more important, but based on our perspective of the ongoing boom in the video game industry, it’s taken very little to convince guys that a controller in their hand is the natural state of life. These gifts are…