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If you asked me to recommend one of the current generation of fitness bands, I'd probably suggest +Jawbone's UP24 - I like what the company is doing with data analysis. One of the downsides has been the range of colors, though - or lack of - but happily that's being addressed this month.

The original black and persimmon versions will be joined by navy, pink and lemon-lime colors over the next couple of weeks. Which would you pick (or would you go for a different platform?)

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Jawbone has outed three new colors for the UP24 fitness band, adding Pink Coral, Navy, and Lemon-Lime to the range over the course ...
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I'd still go for black, which is the one I have now. I'm sorry... "Onyx."
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Can't say I'm too surprised to hear this. Many of Samsung's apps seem great when you first get the device, but over time I inevitably find myself drifting away from them. S Voice was neat initially, but too flawed to be of major use, and S Memo wasn't enough to tempt me away from Evernote.

As for the Samsung Apps store, well, that only ever got used for updating the preloaded Samsung apps that I never actually opened. 

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Samsung bloatware or bonus features: however generously you want to refer to them, it turns out Galaxy smartphone owners aren’t actually using them, ...
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Plus, isn't Google camera among the worst? I think it's like the 3-5 camera update since 4.1 to 4.4.3 now. You would expect the camera app, among the "most essential" app of any phone to be good but it doesn't even compare to Samsung, htc, lg or Apple... that really sucks. I understand the good "OS" experience but c'mon! It's a camera. People mostly use just that: phone, sms, camera. I won't even talk about hangout. It has so much potential but until now I use WhatsApp or Telegram. Hangout on pc is awesome though! Just my opinion.
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Have you cancelled your cable TV? Switched to an on-demand service instead?
 
Cable-cutting — the act of cancelling your cable or satellite subscription to join the ranks of occasionally holier-than-thou set-top-boxers — is a slowly growing change to how many get their daily entertainment fix. Benefits abound for cutting the cable,…
Cable-cutting — the act of cancelling your cable or satellite subscription to join the ranks of occasionally holier-than-thou set-top-boxers — is a slowly ...
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Ditched Virgin and got a Now TV box. I also have my in laws Sky login details for Sky Go which I use on my Xbox. Add Netflix and I'm pretty much sorted.
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Is it just me who thinks it's weird we haven't seen more sample shots from the Lytro Illum?
Lytro‘s second-generation light-field camera, the Illum, is already prompting controversy among photography fans, with the prospect of a new type of post-processing from ...
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Oh my… I have to admit, I've been super-tempted by sous-vide cooking over the past year or two. Very nearly bought a couple of different models, but resisted (so far). This new Mellow smartphone-controlled sous-vide looks particularly interesting, however, seeing as it not only cooks but can keep your food cool up until it's time to start cooking.

I particularly like the fact that you can remotely tell it you're going to be late, and it'll adjust the cooking times automatically so that it's still perfectly done by the time you're due home.

Update: Okay, so I bit the bullet and preordered. Card doesn't get charged until they're ready to ship, and you can cancel any time. If you want to use my referral link (I get $20 off my order if you order too) you can; alternatively, there's a completely non-referralized link in the article below.

http://mellow.refr.cc/2CFXZQX

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Sous-vide cooking isn’t new, but Mellow aims to make it mainstream with its eponymous “kitchen robot”, a smart appliance that can not only cook but cool, and all controlled from your smartphone. Sous-vide, if you’ve not been keeping up to date with your…
Sous-vide cooking isn’t new, but Mellow aims to make it mainstream with its eponymous “kitchen robot”, a smart appliance that can not only ...
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Excited about #WatchDogs ? You should be - +Chris Burns has been playing it early, and has great gobfuls of feedback to share with you today.

You can track it all at http://www.slashgear.com/tags/watch-dogs, but this article is a great place to start…

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The game Watch Dogs begins with a quote: “secrets and lies floating in a cloud of data.” From there you’re shoved into a ...
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Amazon's on a roll with content, and while there's no #GameOfThrones , this deal to put HBO streaming shows on Prime Instant Video (and an HBO GO app with voice search support on #FireTV ) ramps up the challenge to Netflix.

If you were picking between them, which would you choose today?

#homeentertainment   #streamingmedia   #netflix   #hbogo  
Amazon has inked a deal with HBO which will see Fire TV gain an HBO GO app, and Prime Instant Video the home ...
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I find this so annoying, because I don't want multiple services just to cover all the shows I want to watch. But then again, it stops me from watching too much TV I guess :)

Although I wish someone like HBO would make themselves available across all platforms so that we could finally see how much a network could make by doing this. Then see how many of said network's shows still get pirated.
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We started watching Laurence Anyways last night (got about halfway through and started falling asleep - it's not a short movie), and the soundtrack is a particular standout. If you like 80s-style music you'll probably love it too.
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Interesting move by Apple, throwing open the doors to the OS X 10.9.3 beta to anybody who wants to try it, though don't you dare actually talk about it.

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Apple typically plays its beta software cards close to its chest, but the company is unexpectedly throwing open the doors with the OS X Beta Seed Program. The scheme offers early access to OS X 10.9.3 to anybody who wants to try it out, on the…
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Yeah, I signed up. 10.9.3 doesn't sound all that interesting, but it'd be awesome to get 10.10 early.
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This is almost stealthy, though the meaty wheels kinda give it away.
 
Volkswagen‘s Golf is no spring chicken – it just hit its fortieth birthday, in fact – but the new Golf R 400 Concept looks to reboot the modern classic in all the right ways with a meaty 395 HP engine. Shown off at the Shanghai Auto Show this week, the…
Volkswagen‘s Golf is no spring chicken – it just hit its fortieth birthday, in fact – but the new Golf R 400 Concept ...
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It's gonna need 4 doors and a true manual to replace my current Golf R :)
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