Labor Day Car Sales 2015

5 of the best Labor Day car deals in the country, according to Edmunds

By about 3 hours ago.

5 of the best Labor Day car deals in the country, according to Edmunds

According to the United States Department of Labor, Labor Day is “a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.” What better way to celebrate than to sink a huge amount of the money you’ve worked so hard to earn into a new car purchase?

Edmunds has long been known as an authority when it comes to finding the best (and most realistic) prices you might pay for a new car, and the company has now issued a report detailing what it believes to be five of the best buys in the country for deal hunters hoping to score a new car at a deep discount over Labor Day weekend. More →

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Samsung Gear S2 Review

Samsung Gear S2 hands on: Has the Apple Watch met its match?

By about 5 hours ago.

Samsung Gear S2 hands on: Has the Apple Watch met its match?

Ahead of the debut of Samsung’s new Gear S2 smartwatch, Apple blogs were abuzz with accusations that Samsung was about to rip off Apple once again. Leaked images showed circular icons that certainly seemed to be eerily reminiscent of the Apple Watch’s icons. Given Samsung’s rich history of copying Apple, bloggers took the leap and assumed we were in store for yet another Samsung product inspired by an Apple device that came before it.

Now that I’ve met with Samsung and tested the Gear S2 a bit, it’s time to see how it stacks up against the smartwatch market leader, and to determine once and for all whether Samsung’s new watch really is an Apple ripoff. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

By about 6 hours ago.

9 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

There are only two more days left in the work week, which means two more lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale. Lucky for you, Thursday’s list is a terrific one. We’ve got 9 paid iOS apps on sale for free today, carefully handpicked from more than 150 paid apps that dropped for free today. You can also grab a few more premium apps for free if you jump back to yesterday’s post. More →

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Car Crash Videos

Insane video puts you in the driver’s seat as a 420HP Audi RS 4 rolls into a devastating crash

By about 6 hours ago.

Insane video puts you in the driver’s seat as a 420HP Audi RS 4 rolls into a devastating crash

The rise of action cameras from companies like GoPro has flooded the Internet with footage that would have been impossible for most people to capture just a few short years ago. Thanks to popular cameras like the GoPro HERO4, the world can enjoy first-person video as if each viewer was him or herself.

Sometimes, GoPro videos give us fascinating footage of exciting adventures. Other times, GoPro videos can be terrifying — and such is the case with a video recently posted on YouTube by amateur car racer Tim Bucklin. More →

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Best iPhone Widgets

10 of the best iPhone widgets in the world

By about 7 hours ago.

10 of the best iPhone widgets in the world

When Apple first added widget support to the iPhone and iPad, Apple fans had mixed feelings. Many Apple users had been waiting for widget support for years, and they had hoped to see home screen widgets similar to the ones available on Google’s Android platform. Instead, Apple confined its widget support to the Notification Center, where widgets stay hidden from sight until the user swipes down from the top of the screen.

There are definitely pros (battery life!) and cons (no zero-touch information) to Apple’s approach, but the very fact that widgets are almost always hidden from sight has led many people to forget about them all together. Let’s fix that: Here are 10 apps with some of the best iPhone widgets available right now, and many of them are completely free to download and use. More →

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Google Search Tricks

Google just added a fun new feature to Search… but we’re not sure why

By about 8 hours ago.

Google just added a fun new feature to Search… but we’re not sure why

Google unveiled its brand new logo earlier this week, and it hasn’t stopped rolling out new features ever since. We’ve seen new additions come to Google Now and Google’s Android search app, and Google Maps for iOS was updated with five nifty new features. Now, the fresh-faced Internet giant has rolled out yet another fun new feature to its flagship desktop search product… but we’re really not sure why. More →

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Lenovo IFA Announcement Roundup

Every single one of the 36 new products Lenovo just unveiled

By on September 2, 2015 at 3:15 PM.

Every single one of the 36 new products Lenovo just unveiled

Lenovo is at the annual IFA trade show in a big way this year, and the company just let loose with its second round of big announcements. The first round of announcements came hot and heavy at 3:00 a.m. this morning, and it seemed like the company was done. Think again, because Lenovo just piled on a slew of new computers, tablets, smartphones and accessories that were just announced in Berlin, Germany.

Here’s every single one of the 36 new products Lenovo (and Motorola) just announced: More →

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Moto 360 Review

Hands on: Meet the new Moto 360

By on September 2, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

Hands on: Meet the new Moto 360

Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch was arguably the first such device worthy of our attention when it debuted in 2014. The Android-powered watch was sleek and stylish in a world full of clunky, unattractive designs, adding some much-needed style to the Android smartwatch landscape. But the very fact that it was an Android smartwatch was one of its biggest problems; Android Wear was great in concept, however in reality it was practically unusable for the average consumer.

On Wednesday, Motorola unveiled the second-generation versions of its Moto 360 smartwatch, looking to improve on the first-generation version in every way possible. While it did accomplish that goal to an extent, the original model’s biggest problems may still be barriers for many users.

With the new Moto 360, Motorola chose to focus on a few different key areas, with the first and most obvious being personalization. The first-gen model offered buyers a few different choices when it came to case color and band type, but the new version takes things to an entirely new level. More →

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Moto X Pure Edition Release Date

You can preorder a Moto X Pure Edition right now for $399

By on September 2, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

You can preorder a Moto X Pure Edition right now for $399

In my hands-on preview of the Moto X Pure Edition, I called it the pure Android flagship phone that Android fans have been waiting for. Well, Android fans, the wait is almost over because Motorola finally announced availability details on Wednesday. And best of all, presales begin immediately, so customers looking to preorder the Moto X Pure Edition to ensure they can get their hands on one as soon as possible can now do so. More →

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Google Maps App

Google Maps for iPhone was just updated – here are 5 big changes

By on September 2, 2015 at 12:04 PM.

Google Maps for iPhone was just updated – here are 5 big changes

Google certainly had a big day on Tuesday, having unveiled a new logo along with some other updates. Beyond its new logo though, the company also updated a few of its most popular apps, including Google Maps for the iPhone and iPad.

Hundreds of millions of iOS users enjoy Google Maps on their iOS devices despite the availability of Apple’s own mapping solution, so updates to the Google Maps app are generally a pretty big deal. Let’s take a look at everything Google added in this most recent update. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on September 2, 2015 at 11:30 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free included a few great options, but today’s list is even better. We’ve got eight iOS apps for you on Wednesday that are all completely free right now, and they span a bunch of different categories so there should be something for everyone. And if eight apps aren’t enough for you, head back to Tuesday’s post, where you’ll find that a few of the apps listed there are still on sale. More →

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Google New Logo

Google’s new logo: More than a dozen Google designs that didn’t make the cut

By on September 2, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

Google’s new logo: More than a dozen Google designs that didn’t make the cut

In the late morning on September 1st, Google unveiled a brand new logo that replaces the company’s iconic multicolored typeface with… a new iconic multicolored typeface. This marks the fifth major redesign of Google’s logo since the company first launched its game-changing search engine in the late 1990s. The new logo has an updated look with a font that is much harder and more modern than the previous font, but it’s softened by the customary tilted “e” at the end.

Here’s what it looks like compared to the previous logo: More →

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Lenovo MIIX 700 Price

So long, Surface: Lenovo’s Surface Pro clone is the Windows hybrid we’ve been waiting for

By on September 2, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

So long, Surface: Lenovo’s Surface Pro clone is the Windows hybrid we’ve been waiting for

When Microsoft went up against its own Windows hardware partners and launched the Surface line of laptop/tablet hybrids, pundits weren’t sure what to make of the move. The hardware was much more sleek and attractive than anything else on the market at the time, and many initially thought the move was merely an effort to encourage Windows PC makers to step up their game. Of course, anyone who is even the least bit familiar with the amount of work involved with bringing a new product like this to market knew that notion was ridiculous: As of the moment that the first Surface tablets debuted, Microsoft officially became a PC vendor.

The Surface line has since grown into a more respectable business for Microsoft thanks to the lineup’s iconic design that’s portable yet perfect for productivity. Now, however, Lenovo has unveiled a device that is essentially a clone of Microsoft’s latest Surface tablets, but it is significantly more affordable. More →

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