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Simplicam is a new alternative to Dropcam

Arcsoft has released Simplicam, its own home security product that will compete against Google-owned Dropcam. Just like Dropcam, Simplicam lets users place cameras around their house and then monitor live feeds from the cameras from smartphones and tablets. The costs associated with Simplicam and Dropcam are nearly identical, but the former is meant to be easier to setup.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini heading to India as Flipkart Exclusive

Not too long ago, Samsung unveiled the miniature version of their flagship device dubbed as the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is also heading to India, but it appears that it will be exclusive to Flipkart, a popular Indian retailer when it launches in the coming weeks.

A wild sub-$200 Windows 8.1 laptop appears – Asus F205TA

Google-powered Chromebooks may have had the upper hand against Windows-based notebooks thus far in affordability, allowing them to surprisingly break into the mainstream PC décor. But once they became a real threat, it was only a matter of time until Microsoft cooked up the perfect Chrome OS antidote.

Alcatel unveils T-Mobile-exclusive One Touch Fierce 2, One Touch Evolve 2

Well, would you look at that, Alcatel and T-Mobile’s unlikely love story carries on, with Magenta once again scoring exclusivity rights on two of the little known manufacturer’s budget Android soldiers. The One Touch Fierce 2 and Evolve 2 follow in the footsteps of the first-gen Fierce/Evolve pair and subtly raise the hardware bar while keeping things humble in the retail costs department.

HTC Desire 510 heading to O2 in the UK

Earlier today, HTC unveiled the budget-friendly, 4G LTE enabled Desire 510 handset. The handset is expected to hit Europe and Asia, as well as select carriers in the US, but there’s no word about the pricing and availability dates. If you’re based in the UK, you’ll be glad to know that O2 has confirmed that it will sell the affordable HTC Desire 510 in the coming weeks.

Surface Pro 3 spreads its wings in 25 extra markets, docks also on pre-order

In a traditionally cryptic manner, Microsoft recently implied its largest tablet, pardon, laptop replacement to date, the Surface Pro 3, was the line’s bestseller through its first month on the market.

Deal alert: Nokia Lumia 635 for $80 with AT&T prepaid via Fry’s

Well, this is certainly unexpected. So soon, I mean. Nokia, er, Microsoft’s Lumia 635, though a measly a month and a half old stateside, is up for grabs for a discounted price via Fry’s Electronics. Namely, $79.99, which is $20 off.

Jabra introduces workout earbuds with built-in biometric heart rate monitor

Jabra announced the availability of its Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds, claiming them to be the first stereo earbuds with a built-in biometric heart rate monitor and related app.

The man who voices Mario has the perfect Instagram account

So, last week I advised Instagram-users to just give up on Instagram because Nathan Fielder had won the non-existent competition for best Instagram account ever. If you manage to slyly sneak pictures of old, naked men into your seemingly innocent Instagram posts, that’s a win in my book. Not sure what that says about me. However, thanks to Reddit I have discovered Charles Martinet’s Instagram account, and it’s safe to say he has given Nathan Fielder a run for his money.

10 trendy gadgets to spice up your dorm room

The life of a college student is rough. You’re living independently. You’re up all night studying. Sometimes you need a few gadgets to make things easier, or at least add some flair to your white-walled dorm.

Put a couple of these hot items on your back-to-school list. Some are simply too fun or quirky to pass up!

LG G Watch R officially announced, a more stylish version of the LG G wearable

Well, it didn’t take LG that long to announce its latest take on the smartwatch market as the company officially puts the wraps off the LG G Watch R. Take note that this is not a follow-up to the LG G watch released not so long ago but a different iteration. In fact, it’s a stylish iteration of the LG G Watch.

Asus christens rookie wearable effort ZenWatch, details coming soon

The smartwatch terrain is quite fertile nowadays, probably because intelligent wearable pieces are yet to break into the mainstream tech décor. Or maybe it’s because Apple keeps delaying its market entry, giving a welcomed head start to Pebble, Samsung, LG, Sony and Motorola.