Uber Goes Electric, AMD Beats Intel, and Origami Kids Clothes – Top Tech News

Uber is under investigation for spying on Lyft drivers, but they’re also mandating all drivers go electric by 2020. AMD is gaining on Intel FAR faster than analysts thought, and as a father of a toddler, I’m VERY interested in kids clothes that unfold like origami. My favorite tech stories for the first week of September 2017!

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The Best Bag for Your Trip? Travel Tech Prep!

Picking a bag, backpack, or purse can make or break your trip. Thankfully more fashion brands are considering the technology we need to carry with us, and what kinds of pockets or pouches we might need for phones, tablets, laptops, batteries, and other electronics. Here are some quick tips on choosing the right pack for your adventure!

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Need a Power Adapter to Charge Your Phone Overseas? Travel Tech Prep!

How do you charge your phone or laptop overseas? When flying from the United States to Europe, the voltage from electrical sockets changes. Do you need an adapter? A step down converter? Should you buy a local phone charger? Let’s take a look at how you can power your tech in another country!

 

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Has the USA Smartphone Market Peaked? – Pocketnow

Has the USA smartphone market peaked? 80% of households in the US now have a smartphone, and the market is dominated by only two manufacturers. With India and China flexing more economic muscle, we’re seeing more competition overseas. Should we be concerned?

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Travel Tech Prep: The Best Battery for Your Trip?

Alternate title: WATT to look for when buying a battery. The best battery for your adventure? Technology is a crucial aspect to travel these days. We can barely survive a day without our phones, but if you’re in a foreign country, it’s even more difficult to get around if your phone is dead. Here a couple quick tips on how to shop for a good travel battery. Make sure you don’t get stranded! Pack MOAR POWER!

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Western Digital My Cloud EX4 NAS: The WORST Tech I’ve Ever Owned

The Western Digital My Cloud EX4 network attached storage is the single worst technology purchase I’ve ever made. While I figure out what to do about my back up needs, let’s take a quick look back at this dumpster fire of a NAS box.

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Top 5 Smartphones of 2017: Pocketnow Editors Vote on the Best So Far!

We’re through the first half of the year, the major phones of this year have been reviewed, so it’s time for a ranking! Pocketnow editors voted on a secret ballot. Those votes have been counted, and it’s time to share the results! Did your phone make the list? Here’s our top 5 best phones (of the first half) of 2017!

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360VLOG: Why your movie review probably isn’t Fair Use…

I’ve been threatening to shoot a video on this topic for a while. What better way to have a long boring chat about intellectual property than while dodging terrible traffic in Los Angeles? Here’s why your podcast or movie review probably isn’t really fair use.

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