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Amber writes about lifestyle and mobile tech, including fit tech, mHealth, travel, home automation and more. In her non-tech time she takes too many pictures of her cats, watches zombie movies, crochets, and plans out her next tattoos.

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Neo N2 Smartpen review: A neat digital tool for analog writers

The Neo N2 does a good job at taking digital notes, but it’s lacking some extraordinary features to make it worth its high price tag.


Tested: 5 Bluetooth keyboards and cases for your Nexus 9

The Nexus 9 is supposed to be Google's Lollipop-showcasing productivity tablet, but how can you get things done if you don't have a keyboard?

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LoopPay vs. Google Wallet: Which mobile payment method works better?

We took LoopPay's physical Card device to see what using Samsung's newly acquired technology is like to use out in the real world.


Duet by Protag review: Another underwhelming Bluetooth tracker to help you find your keys

Duet can alert you to forgotten items and track up to ten tags at once, but its companion app has some quirks that are hard to overlook.

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Should a pocket breathalyzer be your drinking buddy?

Drinking and driving is obviously a terrible idea. But are pocket-sized, smartphone-connected breathalyzers a good way to tell if you're too buzzed, or just a silly toy that will make your friends drink more?

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How to make your gloves touchscreen capable

Add smartphone-friendly fingers to your favorite gloves, and you'll never have to take them off. Take that, Polar Vortex!

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Seven apps to help you stay sober, one day at a time

If you're on the road to recovery, make sure your smartphone has your back.

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Booq Mamba Courier review: A little more style than substance

Booq Mamba Courier messenger looks great! But as far as usability goes...we have notes.

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House hunters can now add Estately's mobile app to their arsenal

Popular home-search service Estately now comes as a GIF-enhanced iOS 7 app

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Googly eyes: Smart contact lens would test glucose in diabetics' tears

Google Projects just announced a new breakthrough in medical tech: A smart contact lens that monitors diabetics' glucose levels without painful finger-pricks.

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Will smart locks open the door for home automation?

Big home-automation systems are intimidating, but tech is still colonizing the home one step at a time. First it was smart thermostats, then Bluetooth light bulbs, and now it's smart keys with smart locks.


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Cambridge Consultants shows off the next step in fit tech: Finding meaning in data

It’s time we got more out of our activity trackers.

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Pioneer's Cycling Sports system tracks serious data for serious cyclists

What would you do with 199 different metrics about your bike ride? If you're salivating over the possibilities, Pioneer's Cycling Sports line of gear might be for you.