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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.

STD and HIV test results delivered via an app? It’s happening with Healthvana

An app called Healthvana reports positive results for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV negative results. An HIV positive result, smartly, still requires the doctor to deliver the news personally.

TechnologyTell Review: Braven BRV-Bank battery pack

Earlier this year at CES 2014, Braven unveiled its BRV-Bank, the world’s first Bluetooth-enabled external battery pack. It’s designed rugged and waterproof, perfect for those with outdoor lifestyles. On top of that, the Braven BRV-Bank is packaged with a non-weenie flashlight. For serious! At CES, the BRV-Bank was only in a display case, but I recently had the chance to check one out in person.

10 creative ways to use your old gadgets

Have an old iPod or laptop lying around your bedroom? Here are a few creative ways you can reuse them!

Next gen booq Cobra brief does function, fashion right

If you haven’t noticed, booq has been on a roll for releasing some fantastic, high-quality bags. In fact, you might have been thinking how your current backpack or messenger has been looking a little dated and worn. Technically, we’re still in that back-to-school “season” so it’s totally ok to consider a professional upgrade. Hey, appearances count, right?

Digitsole introduces wearable “smart” insoles

When it comes to insoles, I am extremely stubborn about them. Even after being advised by my podiatrist that I would continue having to deal with tendonitis without them, I still opted not to wear them. But thanks to Digitsole’s advancements in the field of insole functionality, I might be changing my tune in the near future. Even better, it’s a wearable that can’t be seen – thus cutting down on the nerdy stigma of visible wearables. No offense, Glassholes.

The Labor Day Weekend binge-watching guide

Is there anything better than a long weekend? Yes. A long weekend spent doing absolutely nothing. Sure, I have plans to go hiking and to a baseball game but for the most part I will be on my couch enjoying my air conditioning, drinking iced coffee and binge-watching to my heart’s content. But Hannah, there’s so much to watch – how can you even decide where to start? Great question, hypothetical reader. I’ve combed the recent streaming additions to our favorite streaming sites, and I’ve selected your best options for this special Labor Day Weekend.

All USB cables are hideous compared to crafted LifeStar

To most people, myself included, a USB cable is little more than a mandatory accessory used to power and sync our gadgets. It’s there when you need it, but gets pushed or tucked away once it’s done the job. Few people like having desk clutter, especially when the objects are so mundane.

ChargeSpot enables businesses to offer wireless charging for both Qi and PMA devices

The technology industry loves format wars, so it’s no surprise that there’s another one going on in the emerging and very exciting field of wireless device charging. That’s where the heroes come in — the companies that develop products that support both battling standards before one of them prevails.

SmartWallet is exactly what it sounds like, and it hopes to be filled with sweet, sweet Kickstarter cash

It seems like every object is getting smarter these days, so why not your wallet?

Skooba debuts military-grade laptop and tablet bags

Skooba Design introduced its new, American-made Type S-4 laptop and tablet bags, featuring “tactical/military-inspired styling and authentic ‘Mil Spec’ materials and parts.”

Oxford adds “YOLO,” “adorbs,” “side boob,” more to dictionary; language snobs be like, “SMDH”

Ain’t no (lame) party like a language snob party. The easily outraged have found another reason to be outraged, as the Oxford Dictionary has added dozens of new words, many of them derived from the web and social media, to OxfordDictionaries.com.