Mario Qvintero

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DIY Concrete Flooring Makeover

Floor is an important part of your home’s interior or exterior. A beautiful floor can give a special charm to your space. Here are fun projects to …

Top 15 Bathroom Remodel Ideas, Costs, and ROI Details for DIY Enthusiasts in 2016

Your bathroom is the first thing you see every day. Bleary-eyed and groggy. And you are tired of it! What can you do? First, come up with between …

Samsung NX Mini Is the Perfect Camera for the Selfie-Obsessed

Samsung NX Mini Review<p>The Ultimate Selfie Machine<p>Interface Challenges<p>Lens Options Available<p>Passes the Screen Test<p>Convenient Port Placements<p>Software …

Spring cleaning: Going digital with your wallet

It's true, mobile payments aren't mainstream quite yet, but that shouldn't stop you from going digital with your wallet. Over the course of the last year how many times have you accidentally forgotten your wallet? How about your smartphone? I'm willing to bet your wallet is far more neglected, and …

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Samsung wants to talk more about health before Apple does

Samsung has a special media event in the works which will focus only on health, according to a press invite published by <i>The Next Web</i>. This special …

Apple continues to hold a few advantages over Android

In January 2007, Apple unveiled the iPhone, which would later go on sale in June of the same year. It wasn’t until late-2008 that the first Android phone was released, giving Apple a head start in the mobile market.<p>Despite arriving more than a year later, Google’s Android quickly became a serious …

Motorola will unveil a new smartphone on May 13th

It’s been a little while since Motorola brought us anything new, other than the announcement of its upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch. While there’s still a lot of unknowns for Motorola as its prepares to transition to a new owner, it appears that we’ll be getting a look at what’s next from the company …

Why is Samsung slightly losing global market share?

SAMMobile.com<p>In the first quarter of 2014, Samsung retained its top ranking in smartphone sales but lost global market share for the first time in four years. Data from research firm Strategy Analytics Tuesday showed that Samsung’s first-quarter smartphone market share in terms of units sold …

Snapchat now does chat and video calls, but everything’s still ephemeral

Snapchat, the app that lets you send self-destructing pics, is getting a big update today, with the inclusion of text and video chat potentially turning it into a strong generalist messaging service.<p>Until now, Snapchat let you do one thing – send images and videos that self-deleted after a preset …

9 Cards is a beautiful smart launcher designed to make life easier

One of the greatest things about Android is that the experience can be whatever you make it, thanks to custom launchers, icon packs and other apps that allow you to tweak various parts of the Android UI.<p>What if you are already <i>(mostly)</i> content with your Android experience just the way it is, but …

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Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ review

It’s always exciting to see the latest and greatest that companies like Samsung, HTC, LG, and Sony have to offer, but in the last year or two, there has been a proliferation of lesser known companies, mostly based in China, that have decided to take the fight to the “big” OEMs by offering devices …

Smartphone innovation has stalled, but that's OK

Here's a short message to smartphone makers before you try to wow us with a bunch of glitzy features in your next device: Don't do it.<p>It's been more than seven years since Apple introduced the original iPhone and reset our expectations for what a smartphone should be. But Steve Jobs was right on …

Is an Apple-Nike partnership on the way?

It's a simple thing, really, the rubber and stainless steel band that a well-known CEO frequently wears around his wrist.<p>But the Nike FuelBand that Apple's Tim Cook has been seen sporting at multiple public events is just one clue about a possible deal between Apple and Nike that could be part of …

Reports say an Amazon phone is close

After more than two years of hints and leaks, the long-awaited Amazon phone appears to be almost ready for its debut.<p>The device has been a prime example of "vaporware," the term for rumored tech gadgets that everybody loves talking about despite the fact they don't officially exist. And Amazon has …

This machine makes drinking water from thin air

Water. A vital nutrient, yet one that is inaccessible to many worldwide.<p>The World Health Organization reports that 780 million people don't have access to clean water, and 3.4 million die each year due to water-borne diseases. But an Israeli company thinks it can play a part in alleviating the …

Microsoft, Nokia and that mountain photo - CNN.com

Ahh, bromance. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, left, and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop "share a moment," in Microsoft's words.<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- The hills are alive with the sound of ringtones.<p>On Friday, Microsoft announced it had completed its acquisition of Nokia, the phone maker and longtime Windows Phone …

Apple rolls out new, cheaper MacBook Airs

Apple has refreshed its line of MacBook Air notebooks, dropping in more powerful processors and knocking $100 off the price.<p>The 11-inch Air, with 128GB of storage, now sells for $899 and options range up to a 13-inch screen with 256GB of storage for $1,199.<p>The new versions of the computers, which …

Apparently This Matters: NASA's new spacesuit

<i>UPDATE: On April 30, NASA revealed "Technology" as the winning design</i> for their new Z-2 spacesuit. With almost 150,000 votes -- just over 63% of the 233,431 total -- "Technology" will be incorporated into the final version of the Z-2 spacesuit, and is expected to be ready for testing by November.<p><i>I</i> …

Wearable tech for kids coming from LeapFrog

The wearable technology movement is in full effect, and exercise-based activity trackers lead the way. Now, it's becoming child's play.<p>Leapfrog, the maker of education-oriented tablets and apps for children, has unveiled LeapBand, a wearable activity tracker designed with kids in mind.<p>Selling for …

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