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By Mario Armstrong Digital Lifestyle Expert™ | A broad look at tech in all areas of our lives! From entertainment to gadgets and devices. This mag will keep you up to date on the latest tech trends impacting our lives!

Spring Cleaning Your Tech

On the TODAY show, I showed off a different kind of spring cleaning today: how to keep your mobile phones, remote controls, monitors, laptops, and …


Get the Samsung Galaxy S5 at Staples, and check out their trade-in offer

Looking to get Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy S5, but also looking for a great deal? Head on over to your closest Staples or start online …


Here are my 5 Hot Apps for Spring! (TODAY Show)

This morning I appeared on the TODAY show with 5 awesome new apps you should check out spring. Keep reading and check them all out!

For iOS, Android …

iOS Apps

Apps to help you plan your wedding! (Katie Couric)

Katie Couric had me on her show yesterday to show off the 5 best apps to help your plan your wedding! From planning the seating arrangement, sending …

Katie Couric

5 Things You Need to Know About Amazon Fire TV

In Seattle today, Amazon launched their streaming TV solution, called Fire TV. Going head-to-head with Apple, Google and Roku for control of your …


Dealing with Heartbleed: You need to change ALL of your passwords soon

For years we've assumed that the lock icon in your browser means your Internet traffic is safe. Thanks to Heartbleed, this may not have been the case


CNBC: Is “Glass” the answer to Google’s bottom line? (VIDEO)

It is undeniable that Google Glass is very innovative and that wearables are becoming a huge tech sector. But are they cool? Have people found $1500 …


Giving Away $1,000 With AT&T's My Business Cares #ItCanWait Campaign

We gave a school $1,000 thanks to AT&T's My Business Cares and #ItCanWait campaign. Here's how to win a donation from AT&T for your school.

Everlane: Quality Basic Clothes at Affordable Prices... All Online

Buy luxury clothes for incredibly affordable prices by shopping on Everlane, an internet retailer and wholesaler committed to transparent production.


The Pandora One Subscription Service To Cost $5 A Month

Pandora is getting a little more expensive. Starting in May, and for new subscribers, the Pandora One monthly subscription service will cost $5. Existing subscribers that remain active will keep paying $3.99 a month to listen to Pandora without any ads.

As Pandora notes in a blog post, the …


Amazon Plans To Launch A New TV Streaming Gadget In April

Amazon's rumored streaming device is shipping in April, reports The Wall Street Journal.

It'll be available on its website as well as Amazon's prominent retail partners like Best Buy and Staples.

Anonymous sources explained to WSJ that the device will be equipped with all of the same apps found on …

Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit Prices Confirmed

Samsung unveiled a bevvy of new gadgets at Mobile World Congress last month, but most came without a price tag. Slowly but surely the Korean firm is filling in the gaps, starting with the Gear 2 and Gear Fit, which will retail for $295 and $197 respectively — there’s no price for the cheaper Gear 2 …

Apple's Healthbook will reportedly go beyond fitness to analyze your blood

9to5Mac reports this morning that Apple's long-rumored fitness and health-tracking app Healthbook is well on its way to reality. Designed to resemble Passbook, the ambitious app will apparently be able to analyze everything from activity and heart rate to blood oxygen levels, though it's still …


Apple CarPlay coming in 2014, promises safer way to use iPhone in your car

I’ve been saying for years that we all need to do our part to end texting and driving, because every time you pick up that smartphone while driving …


Next-gen sports data and the baseball viewing experience

Even casual fans are interested in sports data, which is why the next generation tracking systems in the MLB will give viewers tons to soak in during …

Katie Couric: Are Websites Spying on You?

We’re being tracked when we use search engines and when we stay signed into our email or social media accounts, even as we travel around the web and …

Katie Couric

Celebrating 25 years of the World Wide Web (TODAY)

The #WorldWideWeb turns 25 years old today, and we’re celebrating on the TODAY show by highlighting some of the greatest inventions in the history of …

World Wide Web

The Cocoon Slim Backpack - Fits Up to a 15" MacBook

Mario's review of the Cocoon Slim Backpack, designed to fit a 15" MacBook or laptop and carry a tablet safely without looking bulky.


New "Paper" App Makes Facebook Even Easier to Use

Facebook today launched their brand new Paper app. At first glance, Paper doesn’t look like Facebook at all, which might be a good thing.

By …


Apple Reportedly Developing Large Curved Screen iPhones For Late 2014, Better Touchscreen Sensors

Apple is said to be working on two curved display iPhone models for the “second half of next year,” according to a source speaking to Bloomberg, with a likely release planned for the third quarter, as well as better touchscreen sensors that introduce fine pressure sensitivity for later devices to …


Your meat addiction is destroying the planet

“Jesus,” Molly said, her own plate empty, “gimme that. You know what this costs?” She took his plate. “They gotta raise a whole animal for years and then they kill it. This isn’t vat stuff.” She forked a mouthful up and chewed.” – William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)

On Monday, August 5th, 2013, at a …


Watching Small Businesses Take Form

It’s not often I’m told that when visiting a business I need to pack some old boots! But business today isn’t all clean office environments and …

Small Business

The NES turns 30: How it began, worked, and saved an industry

We're right on the cusp of another generation of game consoles, and whether you're an Xbox One fanperson or a PlayStation 4 zealot you probably know …

Gaming Consoles

HLN: Upcoming mobile games to watch out for

Video games can already be addictive, but some mobile games are really taking it to the next level. On HLN, I explain how even though games like …

Mobile Games

Pebble smartwatch rumored to be sold at Best Buy soon

Word has it that the big box retailer will be selling the smartwatch that pushes all sorts of information to the wrist, including social-networking …

Best Buy

Technology helps workers navigate or avoid commute



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San Francisco International Airport

Second-generation Nexus 7 will launch in July, says an ASUS staffer who also leaked the specs

An Asus support executive has apparently been extremely liberal with information on the next-generation Nexus 7, a tablet co-produced with Google, revealing that it will be released this month and describing its specs in detail.

According to a report from NDTV Gadgets (via Focus Taiwan), a support …

So what is behind all this talk of cable TV consolidation?

There were two stories that caught my eye today:

Why every company in TV is trying to merge. [Buzzfeed’s Peter Lauria]
• Talk of mergers stirs cable players. [The New York Times’ Michael J. De La Merced and Brian Stelter]

And they both pointed to one thing — John Malone, the original cable cowboy, is …


Reading poolside? Which do you choose: A tablet or an e-reader?

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why an e-reader may be better suited for outdoor reading than a tablet. And she …