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Back to School Tech Guide 2013

Back to School Tech Guide 2013

Heading back to school can be a stressful time, but getting up to speed with your technology choices needn't cause you sleepless nights. SlashGear has picked out the key technology to get you up and running when you're headed back to your dorm room, including options for the student on a tighter budget. Read on for our run-down on what should be in your bag, on your ears, and helping you avoid the dreaded "freshman 15".

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Fitbit Flex Review

Fitbit Flex Review

If headsets like Glass are pushing the wearable computing boundaries, then fitness monitors like the new Fitbit Flex are entry-level cyborg tech for the mass market. Announced back at CES 2013, and taking on Nike's stylish Fuelband and Jawbone's twice-refined UP, the Flex promises to track your performance whether you're awake or asleep, along with real-time data transfer to your smartphone without a big hit on battery life. That's even though the Flex is cheaper than UP, falling just under that all-important $100 boundary. Is this the health tracker we've been waiting for? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Will Wearables Fuel – or Fracture – Convergence?

Will Wearables Fuel – or Fracture – Convergence?

The candid snapshot of Google exec Sergey Brin, riding the subway on a $2.25 fare while sporting a Glass prototype worth thousands of dollars, has reignited questions around ubiquitous computing. That sighting of Brin is a timely one. Not only is Google's Glass Foundry developer schedule kicking off at the end of January, but several other wearables projects have reached milestones this month; Vuzix brought out prototypes of its Glass rival a few weeks back, while Kickstarter success Memoto applied some extra-sensor balm to the sting of an unexpected hardware delay today.

As each project tracks toward release, however, the ecosystem of more straightforward body-worn gadgetry such as activity monitors like Jawbone's UP picks up for what's predicted to be a bumper year of sales. Still, among sensor ubiquity and the specter of power paucity, the fledgling wearables industry hasn't apparently decided whether it'll face this brave new augmented world hand-in-hand, or jealously guarding its data.

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CES 2013 wrap-up: Accessories steal the show

CES 2013 wrap-up: Accessories steal the show

In some ways, one could argue that CES 2013 was really all about the accessories. Sure, a lot of companies where there unveiling new hardware, whether that hardware was a massive TV, a new gaming tablet, or a phone that has an eInk display on the backside, but there were more accessories than we care to count being shown on the floor. Each of these accessories seemed to offer something unique; each was newsworthy in it's own particular way. There were some that caught more attention than others, naturally, but nearly every accessory we saw is bound to get someone, somewhere excited.

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Google Glass bone conduction earpiece tipped for private audio

Google Glass bone conduction earpiece tipped for private audio

Google has used bone conduction for its Project Glass wearable computer, it's claimed, promising discrete notifications that only the wearer themselves can hear. The headset makes contact with the mastoid process, linked directly to the middle ear, insiders tell Geek, meaning any audio output - such as new messages, Google+ alerts, or other notifications - is piped in directly, completely inaudible to those around the Glass owner, and yet can still be perceived despite high background noise.

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SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Audio Equipment

SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Audio Equipment

There are three different ways you're going it give the gift of audio this holiday season, the first being the massive amount of smart devices out there with their own external speaker - so many do these days that it's taken for granted - see: all of the smartphones, notebooks, and tablets we've worked with for several years - they're all able to play music, imagine that! The second way you're going to give the gift of audio is with speakers galore, starting with the Jawbone BIG Jambox and/or the Jawbone Jambox standard edition - or with custom color combinations if you wish with the company's new "The Remix" initiative - it's fun stuff!

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BIG JAMBOX Review

BIG JAMBOX Review

Jawbone's JAMBOX personal speaker put music and hands-free calls in your backpack, messenger bag, your briefcase and on your nightstand. Now, with the BIG JAMBOX by Jawbone, it's time to take your music out into the backyard, poolside or park and do some sharing. Bigger all round - more power, more battery life and more heft in your bag - the BIG JAMBOX comes at a $100 premium over the $199 original, but is it worth it? Check out the full SlashGear review to find out.

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ICON HD and The NERD Review

ICON HD and The NERD Review

Jawbone's ICON was our consumer Bluetooth headset pick back in early 2010, but more than 18 months later it's perhaps overdue a refresh. Along, then, comes the replacement, the Jawbone ICON HD and its new Bluetooth dongle accessory, The NERD. It might have a geeky name, but the promise is complete simplicity. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Phones for Women: Is Verizon’s Bliss misogynistic or just lazy?

Phones for Women: Is Verizon’s Bliss misogynistic or just lazy?

We can make dual-core smartphones that last for days and put LEGO into space - well, eventually - so why is it that gadgets for women are generally so, well, rubbish? This week news of the HTC Bliss for Verizon broke, a prototype "phone for ladies" that the carrier is supposedly putting through its focus group paces. The Bliss may not commit the first sin of a "female gadget" by being bright pink, but it does have a (code)name like a gossip mag and, from what we know so far, fall victim to the same needless flaws that generally seem to plague tech targeting girls.

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