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Wear Them Well

The State of Wearables, 2014

Wearable tech is a growing and increasingly diverse market; they all track distance and calories, and most tell time. They all have their pitfalls — battery life, compatibility, reliability, size, price — but what determines the best device is your individual needs. Do you need to streamline your workflow or measure how streamlined your backstroke is? Do you need a sleek timepiece or do you dig the outright nerdy look? Weigh your responses and use our guide of the best options.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: August 29, 2014

Today in Gear: LG’s newest smart watch, Bell’s transformable helmet for mountain bikers, Nike’s new throwback tennis apparel and more.

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We're Gonna Need a Bigger Wall

A Millionaire’s Guide to Mega TVs

The home entertainment arms race has evolved to include factors like pixel counts, connectivity and even screen shape. But the importance of size…that will never change. Meet the TV heavyweights of 2014 that redefine big.

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Today in Gear: May 28, 2014

Today in gear: Tabasco’s subtle Sriracha launch, Mini’s Superleggera Vision, a smart soccer ball from adidas, a swinging love seat inspired by hot rod culture, Everlane’s first piece of outerwear and LG’s latest G3 flagship complete with laser autofocus.

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Today in Gear: February, 18, 2014

Today in gear we discuss a ballin’ straight razor, LG’s latest phablet, a easy cocktail mixer and old school adidas sneakers.

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Bigger is Better

New Year’s Resolutions: Five 4K Displays You Can Actually Afford

Now that the content is beginning to arrive and prices are right, it’s time for consumers and video professionals to use 4K monitors. A whole crop of 4K displays have been announced by all the big names in electronics (save for one…we’re waiting on you, Cupertino), and the variety combined with esoteric naming conventions can lead any well-minded consumer to bouts of madness. We’re here to help. Here are our five favorites that you can actually afford.

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Today in Gear, CES 2014 Edition: January 10, 2014

Have you (geeks) heard? CES 2014 is on, and we’ve got two men on the floor, app-ing and connectivity-ing and syncing with a vengeance. We’ll be updating you all week with the coolest thing’s we’ve found so far. Here’s the second batch, replete with Steam’s new controller, a Garmin dashcam, a digital servant and more.

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Today in Gear: October 30, 2013

iRobot Braava Floor Mopping Robot You’re likely familiar with Roomba, the robot floor sweeper, so a robot floor mopper makes a great bit of sense. The Braava comes in two flavors: the 320 utilizes dry or damp microfiber cloths; 380t models have an onboard reservoir to re-moisten cloths if necessary and have a larger battery…

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You've never seen anything like this

LG Hecto 100-inch Laser Smart TV

Laser beams. Why aren’t laser beams everywhere? It’s 2013 — we’re supposed to be living in yesteryear’s science fiction by now, right? Leave it to the not-so-mad scientists at LG to second that notion. This 100-inch Smart TV (but one of many Smart TVs from LG) has a laser diode-based light source, which means more displayable colors with richer saturation, and since lasers are, well, lasers, the picture is fast enough to practically eliminate motion blur.

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Today in Gear: August 8, 2013

American Harvest Vodka Usually when we think of vodka we think of a certain debonair chap from overseas, or, of course, Russia. But what if the man who created a famous French vodka decided to create a new vodka right here in the U S of A? Wonder no more: American Harvest small batch vodka…

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Today in Gear: July 31, 2013

LG PG65U Portable LED Projector Finally a way to easily watch movies, tv shows and other media in a large format without the risk of a heavy monitor falling off the wall and killing your cat. The LED bulbs in this portable unit last 30,000 hours and project a 125-inch image. There’s a built-in digital…

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They're calling

Dialed In: 10 Best Smartphones Available Now

There was a time when shopping for a cell phone was ridiculously simple. You’d waltz into the nearest Radio Shack, browse through a handful of demo devices anchored onto the wall, and spend a good four to five Benjamins on a BlackBerry 8700 or RAZR V3 (or the Nokia with the changeable covers, which was awesome). What hasn’t changed: we’re enslaved to our mobile devices. What has: the field of competitors.

Over the past few months, we’ve seen new entries from every major smartphone manufacturer spread across all four mobile platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and believe it or not, BlackBerry. The result for you: choosing the right smartphone can be an overwhelming decision at the moment. Well, we took the liberty of breaking down the top handsets on the market to help simplify the process. Here are the 10 smartphones worthy of your upgrade.

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Inception, Fridge-style

LG LFX31945ST Door-in-Door Fridge

We thought LG had destroyed the space war (not the cool, lasers and aliens kind) with their Super-Capacity French Door Fridge. Not so. The LG LFX31945ST Door-in-Door Fridge ($3,500) uses the same extra-thin ice maker in the door and clever shelving as other fridges, but adds an extra compartment within the door to reach an…

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G-Force

LG Optimus G

When’s the ideal time to unveil a flagship superphone? When your Korean competition is issued a $1,055,855,000 legal sanction of course. Yes, LG’s newly announced Optimus G (we assume P was taken) is a long-rumored 4.7-inch handset that measures 8mm thick and is the first LTE phone to sport Qualcomm’s quad-core, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro…

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Peer into the future, without the crystal ball

CES 2012: Our Favorite Booths

We kicked off 2012 by visiting not-so-beautiful Las Vegas to attend CES, with the hope of getting a head start on the exciting new products that will launch over the coming year. While we’ll continue to highlight gadgets revealed there on a regular basis, one of the best parts about being on the ground at…

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Chills beer in just five minutes

LG Super-Capacity French-Door Refrigerator

Technology is constantly striving to indulge our inner sloth. Manually setting reminders on your phone was deemed too arduous, so now you can speak them. Pulling out keys, inserting them into the ignition, and twisting was just pointlessly strenuous, so now we just push a button. Going to rent a movie at Blockbuster defined drudgery,…

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One Lesson from the 70s Worth Reviving

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The current 3D viewing experience in theaters is terrible for those who prefer wearing old fashioned glasses to see in 20 / 20. Mercifully, LG has finally come to the rescue of spec-sporters everywhere with the AG-F220 Cinema Clip On 3D Glasses ($20). The basic clip-on shades feature polarized lenses — used in most passive…

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@Win @A @Phone @From @Gear Patrol

LG Vu from AT&T – We have a winnner!

After conducting extensive scientific research, we’ve come to an important conclusion. Not a one of you told us that you don’t like it when Gear Patrol gives away free stuff. Thus, we’ve teamed up with AT&T to offer you the LG Vu ($349), an outstanding phone-u-tainment gadget. So, here’s the deal; normally, Gear Patrol giveaways…

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Verizon LG Voyager

An iPhone killer it is not, but that doesn’t mean the CDMA users can’t have a decent looking phone this fall with Verizon’s new line up, namely the LG Voyager from Verizon. The full touchscreen on the outside of the Voyager hides a massive QWERTY keyboard (no touchscreen typing woes here) on it’s clamshell interior…