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Stan grew up in the heart of the Silicon Valley, studying electronics engineering and writing. Stan has been freelance-writing product reviews for almost a decade, with a focus on gadgets, electronics, and technology. He's also a husband, father to three daughters - twins and a toddler -, avid reader, tech junkie, and scotch drinker. When he's not writing, you can find him spending time with his family, cooking, tending to his garden of ghost peppers, or playing smartphone games in a hammock. Email: stangoodner[ampersand]live(dot)com

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So the Apple iPhone 6/6+ and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are out and in full swing. The latest Google Nexus smartphone is about to hit retail shelves too. But even though these newer models are getting much media attention, it doesn’t mean that everyone is choosing to upgrade. Some of us upgrade every other year, or maybe hold out even longer than that. Either way, it’s hard not to get caught up in the “latest and greatest” frenzy.

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.

TechnologyTell Review: Jabra Stealth Bluetooth Headset

If part of your day involves lots of phone time, it pays to have a good earpiece. It doesn’t really matter if you’re in an office, mobile office, or just chit-chat with people frequently. That earpiece is going to be your best friend for quality, wireless communication.

Travel in tech, style with Bluesmart connected carry-on

Not all amazing tech products bring something entire new and different to the table. Sometimes all you need is the right ingenuity to combine existing features, and to also have an eye for design. That’s exactly what the development team behind the Bluesmart connected carry-on did.

Kodiak packs waterproof power in 3 capacities for everyone

When gadgets come out of their bag or protective pockets, there’s an element of danger involved. But it varies. Pulling out a digital camera to take close-up photos of a bucket filled with kittens is not on the same level as holding that same camera, one-handed, to capture video while riding a roller-coaster.

TechnologyTell Review: Huawei Ascend Mate2 smartphone

Huawei makes smartphones, but you might now know it unless you’ve lived outside the U.S. for awhile. Or unless you stay on top of all things mobile and tech. But all that may soon change, as the company has been arduously working toward making a bigger name for themselves. The Android smartphone market is very competitive, but that hasn’t stopped the tech giant from appealing to potential customers.

Alpine Electronics launches its first-ever consumer headphone

When you hear the name ‘Alpine’, you likely think of car audio equipment. Alpine Electronics has been a leading manufacturer of performance electronics and mobile vehicle entertainment for decades. We’re talking about everything from speakers, amplifiers, navigation systems, subwoofers, and receivers.

Min bulk, max protection – Rhino Shield case for iPhone 6

#bendgate aside, the iPhone 6 and 6+ are just as susceptible to drop damage as any other large-screen smartphone out there. No matter how careful you plan to be, you won’t escape that occasional drop. Manufacturers make these latest smartphones so slim, sleek, and light that it seems almost a crime to encase them at all. But unless you don’t mind damaged tech or have an open-budget for replacement, protection is necessary.

In the latest business strategy, Symantec plans to split in two

Staying competitive in today’s current tech market requires elements of opportunity, risk, and sound planning. Companies that are unable to adapt to a fast-paced changing environment run higher chances of being left behind. Without the vision, industry leaders and giants can quickly find themselves marginalized and struggling for relevance.

In a hurry? The Pronto battery fully charges in just one hour

For power-hungry mobile users, external battery packs are necessary as much as they are a convenience. Whether you’re a multi-device user or someone one who simply enjoys video media on a bright screen, you’re likely to start feeling a little tapped out halfway through the day. External battery packs provide that energy you need without the hassles of trying to locate a wall outlet.

TechnologyTell Review: V-Moda Faders VIP Tuned Metal Earplugs

Although I don’t get to see musicians live that often, I make it a point to go when I can. It’s an indulgence that everyone should do a few times a year, since music is so much more powerful and exciting that way. Aside from a potentially-packed venue, the only real drawback would be ringing in the ears due to lack of protection.

Get powerful projection with the latest AAXA M4 LED Micro projector

One of the great things about this mobile revolution is that there’s always something new and/or improved coming out. So long as it’s classified as either “now” or “soon”, whatever you get is going to be one of the best. Naturally, smartphones and tablets take the top slots, since those are the core products for accessories to revolve around. But everything gets an upgrade option eventually.