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One of the hottest products to reach the technology scene in recent years is the 3D printer. For years, such devices were all limited to industrial applications because of their vast cost. Nowadays, one can buy a 3D printer for home use that’s within the scope of most people’s budgets. Are you willing to blow a few hundred bucks on a portable 3D printer for your home or office? If so, you too could start making all kinds of weird and wonderful objects with it! Of course, 3D printers have their sceptics as well as their fans. So, that...

Music is better enjoyed with friends. You never know where a dance party could break out, which is why everyone should have a reliable speaker to tote around to picnics, parking lots, and the Olive Garden. Picking the right speaker, however, is never a party. Like selecting an entree at the Olive Garden, choosing a Bluetooth speaker is a dark, confusing activity that no one should be forced to endure. No one, that is, except me! For this guide, I played with 11 different speakers — testing their sound, Bluetooth connectivity, range,...

Unlike the disembodied Siri and Cortana, Amazon’s personal assistant software has a dedicated speaker box to call home: the Echo. This $199 cylinder came as a big surprise when it was announced early last month, promising to answer questions, play back music, and help you shop at Amazon even more efficiently. Though it has yet to ship out to many of its first, invite-only purchasers, The Echo has today been torn down by the guys at iFixit, and we can all inspect the way it’s been put together. At the top of the speaker, there’s...

Sony’s newest addition to its large sensor line is a complete camera system that delivers long-form recording capabilities with 4K resolution in a compact, hand-held design. The new PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 camcorder combines the flexibility of native E-mount technology, the recording efficiency of the XAVC-L codec; the transfer speed and intelligence of XQD memory cards; and comfortable, handheld ergonomics, including a new “Smart Grip.” Sony’s PXW-FS7 The new camcorder is designed for a range of long-form shooting and production...

Audio technology has revolutionised the way that we listen to music. Many of us listen to music through our smartphones, tablets and other devices. Thanks to the continued development of the audio music market, many of us can discard our Walkmans and listen to great music on the go. For many, they want to enhance the experience in a more robust way. Due to the evolution of audio technology, we can now listen to music on the go with more clarity. Let’s take a look at some of the best audio technology on the market.    Sennheiser...

While smartphones may be a great go-to device for all your daily snapshots, we doubt you’re eager to bring them out near the pool. Vacations can frequently entail activities likely to jeopardize your smartphone or camera. Luckily, this is exactly what rugged point-and-shoots are built for. Enter the Nikon AW120 ($349 MSRP), a tough, waterproof camera with decent image quality, just in time for summer vacation. It’s a very minor refresh to last year’s AW110, with a near-identical feature set and slightly better low light...

Lytro is trying to make interactive pictures happen, again.The Silicon Valley startup made a splash three years ago with its first Lytro camera, which let users refocus an image after shooting it. Now Lytro is back with a new, higher-end and more powerful camera, the $1,600 Illum. The Illum is hefty but slick-looking, with minimal buttons, a noninterchangable zoom lens and a matte-black finish. Visually, it has little in common with the original Lytro, a small rectangular box that didn’t bear much resemblance to any traditional...

Ever since it cut ties with Dr. Dre’s Beats Entertainment in early 2012, high-fidelity audio manufacturer Monster has been busy carving out its own niche in the multibillion-dollar premium headphones market. Most recently, the company released a new headphone line created in collaboration with leading athletic equipment and sportswear provider Adidas. The Adidas Originals X Monster line comes in three colors – black, white, and blue – and has both over-ear and in-ear versions. The iconic Adidas Originals trefoil logo is featured...

Brands as big as Nikon have sometimes been known to rest on name recognition, pumping out new cameras that do little to improve on those that came before. But in the case of the new D5300 DSLR (MSRP $799.95), that hasn’t happened. Under the hood, this camera boasts a few key changes that make all the difference. With on-board GPS, Wi-Fi, and some of the best...

At just 2.3-by-6 inches and weighing a half-pound, this speaker fits in a tiny carry-on yet is powerful enough to fill your hotel room with sound.Like all the models we tried, the Jawbone connects wirelessly to your device. To control the music, use your phone or computer, or, for simple adjustments, such as changing volume and skipping a track, hit the buttons directly...