Author: Colt Agar

7 Of The Best Electric Skateboards & Longboards (2017)

Electric longboards/skateboards are all the rage right now in consumer tech thanks to popularity from social media celebrities and popular YouTubers. While the technology has been around for a few years now, the latest boards are vastly improved from the first models to hit the market, so it is now the right time to invest in one. In the following article, I'll cover seven of the best boards currently the market (as of July 27th, 2017) based on a few different criteria including design, specifications, performance, quality, and pricing. Keep in mind, everyone's needs are different, and the right...

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Blizzard Shows Off ‘Garrosh’ Hero Spotlight For ‘Heroes Of The Storm’

While Blizzard's hit first-person shooter, Overwatch is a fan favorite raking in millions of dollars each month for the company, their MOBA dubbed Heroes of the Storm is still pumping out new content each month in the form of more heroes, skins, maps and brawl modes. The next hero coming to the nexus is the iconic war chief of the Horde, Garrosh initially introduced in Warcraft and also appearing as the default hero for the ‘warrior' class in their digital card title, HearthStone. In HOTS, Garrosh takes on the warrior role as well, bringing a new solo tank opportunity thanks...

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‘Strava Premium’ Includes Insurance For Devices Damaged While Cycling

The popular fitness-tracking app Strava has added some new benefits for their Premium subscription including accidental damage coverage to phones or GPS devices that are damaged while recording cycling activity with Strava. This perk is offered in conjunction with Sunday's Insurance and available for Premium members located in the US, UK, and Australia. Regarding the fine print, it isn't the best coverage as the insurance only kicks in if your device is broken during “a bicycle impact or crash in which your bicycle is sufficiently damaged to be non-functioning without repairs and/or you need medical treatment.” Along with the stiff coverage,...

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7 Of The Best Smart Home Indoor Wi-Fi Security Cameras (2017)

With the advancements in technology over the last decade, home video security and surveillance systems went from something that only the rich could have in their home to a luxury that is accessible to nearly all consumers. With almost every household converted to wireless internet, smart home companies are producing affordable Wi-Fi security cameras that are sold via traditional retailers like Amazon, Newegg & Best Buy. In the following article, I've rounded up seven of the best indoor Wi-Fi smart home security cameras currently on the market as of July 21st, 2017 and linked to each product page on...

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Avast Acquires Piriform, The Company Behind The Popular ‘CCleaner’ Software

While we've reviewed several premium optimization and maintenance software for both Mac and PC, CCleaner has always remained the best free alternative providing a great deal of features and ease of use without the need to spend any money. CCleaner's parent company, Piriform, has established a name in the industry not only with their optimization software but also with their other free programs like Defraggler (defragmentation tool), Recuva (file recovery software) and Speccy (a detailed hardware specification analysis tool). In a move that will either make or break the future of their products, Piriform as a whole was acquired...

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Microsoft Debuts Their First Smart Thermostat Backed By Cortana

Companies like Nest and Honeywell have been very successful in the smart home market with their smart thermostat products, but there is plenty of market share left for new competitors within the space. Microsoft has just announced a new smart thermostat called the GLAS which is both sleek and functional. Built in conjunction with Johnson Controls (the company that made the first electric room thermostat), the GLAS incorporates Cortana voice controls alongside Windows 10 IoT core operating system and Azure Cloud computing services. One of the coolest features in the GLAS is the translucent display which is also a...

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Netflix To Focus On Original Content As Subscriber Count Tops 103.95M

Cord-cutters are on the rise, and Netflix has become the go-to resource for many to consume their video content. In a recent earnings report & interview (embedded below), the streaming giant stated that they grew from 99M to 104M users during the second quarter of 2017 with most of the success attributed to their original content. Furthermore, of the 104M subscribers, they now have more international customers than domestic (US). Within the investor PDF, Netflix discussed their focus on producing more original content and their previous decisions to cancel an underperforming series: “as much as we dislike ending a series...

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The ‘Nokia 8’ Is The Brand’s First Premium Android Phone

The Nokia brand has played a significant role in the mass adoption of cellular phones, and while they struggled to keep up in the innovative smartphone world, a Finnish startup called HMD Global has resurrected the brand with a new line of Android handsets including their Nokia 6 which launched in the US last month. Since then, there have been some leaked images and specs for their upcoming high-end model dubbed the ‘Nokia 8' and today we got an official look at the device from popular tech leak source, Evan Blass, who posted this on his @evleaks Twitter account...

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Netflix Original ‘Narcos’ Season 3 Will Debut On September 1st

Netflix has dropped the season 3 teaser for their hit original series Narcos which depicts the notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's rise in Colombia. Without giving any spoilers, the last season ended with a bang resulting in a the teaser for season 3 which is dubbed “the rise of a new empire”. According to the trailer, the Narcos third season will launch officially on the video streaming service as of September 1st, 2017. Those interested in catching up with the first two seasons before the new season is released can stream the earlier episodes on Netflix right now. Source:...

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DirecTV NOW Teases Upcoming Features Including 4K HDR & Cloud DVR

AT&T experienced a rocky start to their DirecTV Now launch, but have since improved the reliability and performance of the streaming service. While it does offer some enticing channel packages for the price, many users are still disappointed with the lack of advanced features. Yesterday, the company teased some competitive functions coming to DirecTV Now as of this Fall as part of their “your content on your terms” initiative. The next generation video platform will offer the highly anticipated cloud DVR functionality as well as a new interface (highly warranted from our experience). Beyond these changes, DirecTV Now will...

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