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Casio CTK-2400 Sampling Keyboard: A Generous Sampling of Fun

Casio’s CTK-2400 ups the ante on all counts. Its 61 keys give an (admittedly) hobbyist/amateur keyboardist like myself more than enough room to cover the musical spectrum. And beyond the sampling capability, it comes with the full compliment of Casio functions that make the company’s line of inexpensive ($169.99 MSRP, but you can easily find one for under $100), all-in-one (speakers and amplification included for true portability) keyboards so appealing and such a great value.

T-Mobile offers $30 savings on all Samsung gear, Galaxy Note 4 included

It’s not exactly customary to see carriers offer discounts on devices as hotly anticipated as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 mere days after putting them up for sale. But T-Mobile is ready to make an exception.

Moto 360 gets another software update, battery life now even better

Round, retro, silky smooth and not overly pricey, Motorola’s Moto 360 looked like the perfect smartwatch from the get-go. Well, perfect may have been a bit of a stretch, as the initial battery life was far from ideal.

12 ideal careers for gadget nerds

Believe it or not, your love of gadgets could land you a pretty sweet job. Sure, it may take a little schooling, but if you apply the same focus and dedication in your future career as you do with your gadgets, you’ll be just fine.

Motorola Droid Turbo press render leaks

We’ve heard a lot about the upcoming Motorola Droid Turbo in the past few weeks, thanks to a plethora of leaks, even one from Verizon itself where the carrier posted a press render of the device on Twitter, and was promptly removed. The handset is expected to come with a Kevlar casing, and more recently, the prolific @evleaks — who may be back in the leaking game — posted a press render of the alleged handset, showing off its black and red color options. The images do look good, considering the Droid line up isn’t the prettiest of Motorola handsets.

Kinect compatible apps soon to hit Windows Store

While I, personally, haven’t had the opportunity to play around with the Windows Kinect motion sensor, I’ve seen it in action and it looks quite fun. When it comes to gaming on an Xbox, who doesn’t like voice and full-body gesture control? But now, Microsoft is taking things to the next level with its latest SDK 2.0 for Kinect v2 sensors. Soon, we’ll see Kinect-compatible apps in the Windows Store.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1 goes official at $300

One of the most bizarre brand associations in today’s tech landscape, bringing Samsung and Barnes & Noble together, has just spawned a new ill-advised offspring. Evocatively dubbed Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1, this is a 10.1-inch GTab 4 with a custom-made Android skin called Nook UI.

Samsung quietly launches Galaxy S5 Plus with Snapdragon 805

Not too long ago, Samsung launched the Galaxy S5 4G+ in Singapore which came with an upgraded Snapdragon 805 processor on board. Now, it seems the company is making it available in other regions in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus, starting with the Netherlands. There was no shiny press event, and it silently went online at the company’s website.

Galaxy Core Max launched by Samsung China

If someone doesn’t pay close attention to Samsung’s line of Galaxy smartphones, it would be pretty much impossible to distinguish one from the other. Yet again, a Galaxy smartphone has been unveiled that offers the same general design as Samsung’s current devices but has lower specs.

Sony Xperia E3 sees steep price cut in unlocked LTE flavor, now costs $140

Sony’s latest Moto G slayer barely went up for sale via (some) online retailers stateside, and Expansys already saw fit to adjust the entry-level Android’s no-contract price tag. Initially available at $199.99, the Xperia E3 suddenly dropped to $139.99, which actually makes it a decent Moto G alternative.

Vine iOS app updated with better discovery, sharing

The Vine application for iOS has been updated with improved sharing and discovery features. Vine’s app now lets people, regardless of the number of users they are following, find new videos on the platform. Following individual channels has been possible for a while, but that part of the iOS app has been upgraded with the latest update.

Michigan law re-affirms ban on Tesla sales

Michigan has become the latest state to clearly ban the sale of Tesla vehicles. Tesla only sells its electric cars directly to consumers, and that has gone against the state-level laws in some parts of the US. Michigan was one of the states that had laws on the direct sale of motor vehicles to consumers, and Governor Rick Snyder has signed Bill 5606 that specifically bans direct Tesla sales.