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Equil Smartpen 2 bridges ballpoint and digital media

The Equil Smartpen 2 works like a standard ballpoint on regular paper. What makes the Equil Smartpen 2 advanced is the sensor to track and record strokes.

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Alpha now available stateside for $700

Eager to get your metal Samsung fix and don’t feel like waiting for the Galaxy Note 4 or unnamed SM-A500? Maybe not so psyched about the Note 4 in the first place due to the phablet’s uncomfortable footprint?

Single Verizon/Motorola Droid sequel tipped for October intro

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell Motorola has bigger fish to fry than the not-so-popular Verizon-restricted Droid line of smartphones. There’s the handsome Moto 360 wearable piece, which many pundits are calling Apple Watch’s number one Android Wear rival.

Favi Pico+ projector needs no wires or connected devices

Most projectors are pretty boring to me. We commonly associate these hulking, ugly things with school classrooms, work meetings, or presentations in front of groups. The kind of projector I like is the one that pulls out of my pocket when I want to toss up some cartoons or a movie on a blank wall. That’s my kind of fun.

Metallic Samsung SM-A500 moves one step closer to release with sub-7 mm waist

Samsung’s third (semi-) metallic smartphone to come out this year, and the second that targets the mid-end sector, is no longer a scuttlebutt. And it might be closer than you thought, as a recent regulatory approval in China suggests its Asian release is a matter of weeks, maybe days.

Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact all ‘coming soon’ to the US

Judging by Sony’s latest financial forecast, but also the company’s highly publicized Western distribution struggles, it becomes clearer and clearer the Xperia creators need a win in the premium US smartphone sector, and they need it yesterday.

Colbert’s Checky coverage demonstrates the app’s absurdity

As usual, Stephen Colbert and I agree on something. Recently, an app called Checky was released, and its purpose should just make consumers bow their heads in shame. Its main feature is to educate consumers about the amount of times they check their phone a day. Like Colbert said on his Twitter page, “A new app called Checky helps you use your phone less. It’s like that alcoholism treatment called ‘Tequila.’” SMH.

Samsung rumored to bring Android L to Galaxy S5 and Note 4 in November

With no official release date known (or even speculated), and the dessert name also kept under lock and key, it’s really no surprise device manufacturers aren’t willing to hazard any guesses as to Android L update timelines.

No New Moto X for you, Sprint customers!

Just when we were ready to deem Motorola’s resurrection complete, what with the exciting new launches of the second-generation Moto X and G handhelds, and the long awaited debut of the Moto 360 smartwatch, the soon-to-be Lenovo subsidiary goes on and botches X2’s US release.

Moto E rolls out to Republic Wireless next month, priced at only $99

Republic Wireless? More like Republic Moto-less. Or rather Republic Moto-more. Needless to point out wordplay isn’t my strongest suit, although be sure to not let that get in the way of researching the hybrid carrier that, if we didn’t know better, we’d assume is a subsidiary of Motorola.

Blackberry Porsche Design P’9983 officially announced

Blackberry Porsche Design P’9983 was officially announced by the company on Wednesday. The device comes with Blackberry OS 10.3, and costs a fortune so it may not see a widespread adoption — the Porsche Design Blackberry handsets have never seen high sales in the past either due to their extremely high price tag.

TechnologyTell Review: Plantronics BackBeat FIT

When it comes to exercise, music is a driving force. Some studies have shown that people are less likely to commit to working out without music. However, not every set of headphones or earbuds are ideal when it comes to cords, sweat, and motion. It makes sense that a wireless product would pair well with activity.