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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.

MaCO magnetic cable tie is perfect for headphones, mobile

Although technological advances have been marching us toward environments of wireless-everything, cables are still a reality. Even if you don’t mind how they coil about and criss-cross everywhere, wires still require management. Unless you really, truly don’t care. But the rest of us prefer to have a little organization and tidiness.

TechnologyTell Review: Blackfire Clamplight LED Lantern

The Blackfire Clamplight LED Lantern reminds me of a work/trouble light with a camping lantern’s influence. I think it’s the handle shape and how the Clamplight looks when hanging upside-down. This light looks and feels well-built and rugged. The water-resistant, matte black exterior is smooth, but not slick to hold.

Snooze alarms with single gestures, now on Amazon Fire Phone

The changing of the guard, as night trades places with day, is a beautiful thing to behold. Most of us don’t get to enjoy the luxury of sunlight creeping in rooms to gently rouse sleeping bodies. Nope. Instead, people choose to be sonically attacked by an alarm during the depths of slumber.

Booq Cobra pack, perfect backpack for mobile professionals

If you’re a professional with a great career, you likely understand that appearances do count. If not for those you work or interact with, at least for your own self and image. I, for one, fully believe that people make judgments based on how we look and what we accessorize with. Everything from choice of clothes down to the devices we carry can speak volumes about who we are (or want to be). Like it or not, impressions count.

Colfax Smart Pack melds wireless tech, power, with urban appeal

When wearable tech is a topic of discussion, it usually covers such things as smartwatches, Google Glass, fitness trackers, and such. Those devices are more common and of a wider variety, of course. When it comes to gadgets and wearables, it’s easy to overlook that everyday bag or backpack. The bag that carries all your stuff says as much about you as any other type of fashion accessory.

Android Wear owners can now pay at the register with their wrist

Slim and/or minimalist wallets are all the rage right now. Why? It’s because, deep down, many people love and appreciate doing more with less. The same concept applies to our mobile devices and digital payment methods. Although the adoption and availability hasn’t been as fast as some would like, there are more merchants now than ever to accept purchases via digital wallets.

My bad, the internet is awesome. How about a cookie?

Digital technology has removed prerequisites and we all get to call ourselves geniuses – even if we’re petulant kids with zero life experience. So I get it: Modern technology is the absolute best. You were right all along, Millennials.