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One GPS sport watch company finally stepped up to provide a device for music loving runners. TomTom's new Spark Cardio + Music is a worthy successor to the MOTOACTV.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/tomtom-spark-cardio-music-review-the-best-gps-watch-for-music-motivated-runners/
There are many folks who enjoy listening to music when they run and who also don't want to carry a phone. TomTom stepped up to release the best music-focused GPS sport watch.
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Given how much fun I am having with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S Pen, I honestly don't care much at all about the Galaxy S7 launch in a few weeks.

http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/10-ways-to-boost-your-productivity-with-the-samsung-galaxy-note-5-s-pen/
Samsung Galaxy Note fans have had the Note 5 for six months and it will be another six before the next Note is announced. Grab your S Pen and apply some of these tips to master the art of the stylus.
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This post is right on time, I just picked up a note 5 a few weeks ago.
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My first article on the awesome Wareable.com website is now live. Writing this helped me gain a better appreciation for the Microsoft Band 2.
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I'm loving all the capability packed into the stainless steel body of the Samsung Gear S2 3G smartwatch. It's my pick for best smartwatch of 2015.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/gear-s2-3g-review-samsungs-best-smartwatch-offers-more-than-the-apple-watch/
You have to give Samsung credit for not giving up on smartwatches and I'm pleased to see its latest model rises to the top of the smartwatch offerings.
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Thanks for the great article and insight on the Gear s2 3g. Wanted to ask you what you think about the goclever chronos colour smartwatch. It boasts a week long battery life and good water resistance. Thanks
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Sorry, but I really DO NOT LIKE the BB Priv. It feels cheap to me with creaks all over the place and a "hollow" feel to the back. The Hub is an afterthought app, while it is key to efficient communications on the BlackBerry Passport.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/testing-the-blackberry-priv-convinced-me-to-buy-another-passport/
BlackBerry released its first Android smartphone, but if you want a true BlackBerry experience then buy a device that runs the BlackBerry 10 OS.
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a bit harsh maybe? LOL Priv form factor seems lovely. Is keyboard decent?
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Here's my top 10 smartphone picks for the coming holiday season. It's tough this year with SO many great devices. While the first couple are still high priced (iPhone starts at $650! and Galaxy phones are right up there), there are some fantastic options for less than $500.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/10-best-smartphones-for-the-2015-holiday-season/
We've spent time with most of the latest and greatest smartphones with the others having been revealed in all their glory. Find out which ones Matthew Miller thinks are the best.
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Des Smith, T-Mobile product evangelist, loaned me a BlackBerry Priv to test out for a bit and my first opinion was radically changed. The hardware doesn't have the issues that I saw in November and the BlackBerry Hub is MUCH better. I couldn't even get Gmail working in Hub back in November.

The BlackBerry Priv is actually a solid device and given the lack of BB10 OS development, I'm on board for BlackBerry continuing to make Android hardware.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/t-mobile-blackberry-priv-second-look-reveals-keyboard-hub-compelling/
It seems the BlackBerry Priv I tested in November had hardware issues. A new device from T-Mobile and software updates radically altered my view on BlackBerry's first Android smartphone.
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Nice to see TYLT developing a Pebble Time smartstrap. I'm off to back the beta level.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/tylt-vu-pulse-first-pebble-smartstrap-adds-heart-rate-monitoring-and-wireless-charging/
TYLT is launching a Kickstarter campaign with plans to release the first Pebble smartstrap by the end of the summer.
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If you are a data hound like me and want to track, use, and analyze your life then seriously consider the Microsoft Band 2.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-band-2-review-the-most-powerful-life-tracker-capturing-a-massive-amount-of-data-to-help/
Microsoft improved in the areas where I saw issues with the first Microsoft Band, making the Band 2 the ultimate activity tracker.
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I just wish Microsoft wouldn't "Zune" these products and keep them just for the US market. We still haven't gotten the Band 1 over here, in Germany.
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My latest B2B News Network article. I haven't used livestreaming too much myself, but see some real opportunities for businesses.
Thanks to today’s pervasive and fast wireless data connections, powerful smartphones, and high-end smartphone cameras, streaming video becoming a popular means of communication. The B2B space can empower their marketing campaigns by taking advantage of various live-streaming platforms, but it has to be approached with strategic forethought. The latest services usually begin in the consumer …
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LG V10 review: Bigger, stronger, and better than LG G4 https://t.co/XI4ZlfCnC6 Really liking the 2nd screen, nice to see use of this area that most everyone else leaves as empty black space. Great price for a flagship too.
If you like the LG G4 and don't mind the bump in size and weight, then you will love the LG V10.
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Good move IMHO. I'm very impressed by it!
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    Tech blogger & author, 2006 - present
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    Professional naval architect, 2001 - present
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Smartphone blogger for ZDNet and professional naval architect
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I currently work as a professional naval architect in Seattle by day and write for ZDNet on the mobile world by night. I have a wonderful wife of 18+ years and three amazing daughters. I coach soccer, run, read, and spend all my free time with my family trying to help make their lives better.

I love Jesus Christ and I love the life He has blessed me with.
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Wrote three books for Wiley, am a certified Professional Engineer in Washington, successfully helped resolve over 50 marine casualties with salvage engineering work.
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  • University of California, Berkeley
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We have purchased a few used Acuras over the past 12 years from Hinshaw's Acura and have always been pleased with the service. We finally purchased our first brand new car from David Ajibade this week and can't say enough good things about the experience! They worked with us to get the best deal and the car is exactly what my wife has been looking for. They have customers for life and we will be back to buy more cars in the future.
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