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Jon is the Editor-in-Chief of PCWorld, Macworld, Greenbot & TechHive. He's been covering all manner of consumer hardware since 1995.

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7 high-tech gadgets for wine, beer and cocktail lovers

We've been drinking alcoholic beverages for 8,000 years. So isn't it time for some real innovation?

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New Facebook tools help you manage awkward romantic break-ups

Rolling out on mobile first, the new Facebook features help you see less of former flames, and also limit your posts on their News Feeds.

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LG just cancelled its Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE smartwatch rollout

Well, that was a quick exit. We've been testing the Android Wear watch since last Thursday, and it's had reliability issues. And now our concerns have been validated.

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LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition: My first 18 hours with LG's Android Wear watch-phone

Yep, the latest Watch Urbane makes voice calls. Performance has been spotty, but there's no disputing this is the most feature-packed Android Wear watch around.


The $1500 TAG Heuer Connected has a titanium case, custom dials, and fancy Swiss design flair

It won't come cheap, but TAG Heuer's new Android Wear watch will give you legit Swiss craftsmanship with all those awesome Google Now features.

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This is why the Nexus 6P is the Android phone you want next

Why would anyone buy a so-called "flagship" phone from one of Google's partners when this physical embodiment of Android Marshmallow is so crazy-freaking good?

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What Ford's self-parking Edge says about the dubious future of driverless cars

The 2015 Ford Edge crossover is packed with useful high-tech driving aids. It just can't always park itself, so keep your eyes on the road, and hands on the wheel.

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Shelby GT350R: Ford’s fastest Mustang shows high-tech can redeem American muscle

With magnetically controlled dampers and carbon-fiber wheels, the GT350R handles in the corners like no other Mustang before. Consider the exotic 526HP engine to be just a bonus.

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Google makes Android Wear for iOS official, giving Apple Watch a bit more competition

Will iPhone users even care about Android Wear watches? They might if they're fully vested in Google services, and want a round smartwatch.

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Frederique Constant smartwatch review: Time-tested activity tracking in a beautiful Swiss watch

It doesn't provide smartphone notifications, but this gorgeous Swiss watch tracks steps and sleep, and promises a generous two years of battery life.

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Ring Video Doorbell review: The gadget that makes crooks think you never leave home

Ring provides home security through a video peephole, letting you see who's at the door whether you're inside the house or 100 miles away.

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Meet Roust, the social network that gives political nuts a safe place to troll

If you're sick of political posts clogging up your Facebook news feed, send your "friends" over to Roust, where impolite discussion is encouraged.

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Moov Now is a $100 fitness wearable that does what Apple Watch and Fitbit cannot

Moov's latest wristband offers six months of battery life, real-time coaching feedback, and support for swimming, cardio boxing, and bodyweight workouts.


PicoBrew Zymatic review: Making great craft beer in a cloud-connected appliance

It doesn't make beer on demand, but the Zymatic does remove friction from home brewing by grabbing recipes online, and automating complex steps.

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Batteriser is a $2.50 gadget that extends disposable battery life by 800 percent

Count the number of alkaline batteries in your house. Now consider replacing those batteries eight times less often. If Batteriser delivers, it could be a game changer.