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  • Opinion: Auto-tune your karaoke sessions with Singtrix

    Karaoke is incredibly fun--if you can sing. Actually, it's fun either way, but the vocally challenged among us (myself included) could use a little push to get up on stage. And since you can't hog the mic all night, wouldn't it be nice if other people's crooning magically sounded better too?

  • Opinion: The PowerUp 3.0 is not your grandpa's paper airplane

    The last time I tried to fly a paper airplane was in fourth grade, and it was intercepted by a frenemy before it could reach my best friend across the classroom. Curses! This is a common issue with the old-school paper plane. They're finicky--easy to fold, hard to fly for more than five seconds.

  • Opinion: Samsung's merges its smartphone and camera divisions

    Samsung will stop at nothing to be number one, especially if that means merging two powerful divisions within its company to create one super division that could trump all its competitors--at least, that seems to be the idea.

  • Opinion: Beyond the bra: Five other personal products Microsoft should make

    This week, Microsoft researchers disclosed that they had developed a prototype bra to sense when women were overstressed, and thus susceptible to binge eating.

  • Opinion: Traveling with your camera: What to take with you

    You don't have to be a National Geographic photographer to take your digital camera on the road. Whether you're embarking on a week-long vacation, a weekend getaway, or even just a day trip, you might want to bring your digital camera with you for better photos than you can snap with your phone alone. But what accessories do you need to take the best photos and to keep them safe? I've rounded up a collection of gear designed for traveling photographers. You won't need to bring everything on this list unless you really are a Nat Geo pro, but you can use the list to find all the essentials that work for you.

  • Opinion: 7 killer tips for editing photos in Android

    For many of us, our phones are now our primary piece of photography equipment. We use them to snap photos, record videos, and share our creations with the world. While most smartphone cameras do a decent job of capturing the moment, it never hurts to know your way around an image-editing app.

  • Opinion: Pafers releases the XSPIN just in time for rainy season

    It seems timely that today is the day that Pafers released the XSPIN, their new indoor cycling sensor, because today is the kind of rainy, dreary, chilly day when you'd like to stay inside under a blanket. Go outside, right now, for a bike ride? I am not that hardcore.

  • Opinion: Coin isn't real yet, but the smart payment card is already adding features

    Coin, the Bluetooth-powered plastic smart card that plans to consolidate and replace your payment and loyalty cards, isn't even a real product on the market yet and is already adding features.

  • Opinion: Qualcomm's long-lasting TOQ smartwatch coming December 2 for $350

    Cyber Monday is a great day to find deals online, but one place you won't find a great deal during this year's sales extravaganza on December 2 is Qualcomm's website. While people all over America are perusing Amazon, Ebay, Staples and Walmart for cheap deals, the chip maker will release its previously announced Toq smartwatch for $350.

  • Opinion: HKTVN's license-denial does not help Hong Kong

    For decades, Hong Kong has had two free-to-air channels, each broadcasting one English-language and one Cantonese channel. Recently, the Executive Council decided to increase the number, but their decision has provoked sharp public criticism.

  • Opinion: HTC enters smartwatch fray; my wrist remains unimpressed

    Hey wrist, how's it going down there between my elbow and fingers?! Great, good to hear it! Hey, did you hear the latest news!? Yet another manufacturer wants to make a smaller version of a smartphone and wrap you in!

  • Opinion: How to keep your camera clean

    Everything gets dusty, dirty, and smudgy. You know that, for instance, because you have a phone. Most of the time, your phone's screen looks like it sunk with the Titanic. If you have a digital camera--either a compact camera or a digital SLR--it's even worse, because the optics are delicate and it doesn't take much gunk to adversely affect your photos.

  • Opinion: Fitbit Force is a slim fitness band with more screen

    The latest fitness band from Fitbit isn't just about counting steps and burning calories.

  • Opinion: Pay TV as we know it will be dead by 2025, and this is how it will happen

    Look into your TV screen. You're watching the 2025 Emmy Awards preshow coverage, and absolutely nothing looks familiar--unless you remember a pivotal moment from the 2013 version of the TV industry's awards spectacle.

  • Opinion: Leaked Nexus 5 service manual dishes juicy spec details

    Does a bear take a leak in the woods? I assume so. And probably with about the same frequency as details of the Nexus 5 leak all over the Web. Following the FCC approval of a very Nexus-like handset from LG, a purported technical manual of the still-unofficial Nexus 5 has hit the net.

  • Opinion: Trace wants to track your kickflips, cutbacks, and fakies

    Not too many people enjoy long talks about running. Likewise, most folks don't have convos over their time on the elliptical, or dish details on how long they used the stairmaster--but ask any skateboarder, snowboarder, surfer, or skier how their last session went and they're happy to tell you all about how many ollies they landed or how many attempts it took to nail that carving 360.

  • Opinion: Hands-on with Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch

    Samsung's smartwatch sounds amazing and looks amazing--on paper. In the flesh, the Galaxy Gear is a seriously limited gadget that's tethered to a phone and/or tablet that no one owns yet. So much for innovation.

  • Opinion: How to tweak settings on your webcam

    Here's the setup: You've purchased an HD webcam, either because your Mac doesn't have a camera or you're not satisfied with the camera built into your computer. You jack the thing into your Mac and, sure enough, images from your camera appear in the appropriate applications.

  • Opinion: Xbox One vs PS4 according to readers

    Xbox One vs PS4: PC Advisor readers tell us which is best and why.

  • Opinion: Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch could bring further separation from Google

    As the likely launch date for Samsung's smartwatch draws closer, details on the wearable gadget are coming into focus.

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