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I really like the S5 and almost bought one, but Android manufacturers need to stop putting just 16GB of internal storage in flagship phones. The SD card has limits in KitKat so that 32GB should be the minimum.

They should also stop trying to do a fingerprint scanner until they can get it to work at least 50% of the time.
Summary: Samsung recently released the Galaxy S5 across the world and it is destined to sell millions. There are a few new gimmicks you will try once and never use again, but also some great features that make it a phone to consider.
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I wish more manufacturers would take a page from Motorola and only include features with real world usability. 
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So far I like the Galaxy S5, but initial impressions are that the One (M8) is still better for ME.
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy S5 appears in US carrier stores tomorrow and I've been spending the last couple of days with the AT&T model. It's a nice evolution in the Galaxy line, but the new HTC One is offering stiff competition.
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Agree. I think my S4 is the last samsung phone I'll have and I'll have the HTC One M8 before Christmas.
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Office for the iPad is launched, but my daughter still wants a Surface 2 for college instead. She surprised me, but as a Surface Pro user I completely understand.

http://www.zdnet.com/even-with-office-for-ipad-my-daughter-wants-a-surface-2-for-college-7000027802/
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My wife recently decided she wanted a tablet. I made sure she looked at everything available and let her come to her own conclusion - the Surface 2. She uses it for an ebook reader, browsing the web, and some light spreadsheet work. She seems to be very happy with it.
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I really like the Pebble Steel and new Gear 2/Gear Fit and think there are still valid reasons to consider them even with the Android Wear news. Google Now still hasn't impressed me enough to want it on a watch.

http://www.zdnet.com/five-reasons-you-should-still-consider-the-pebble-and-samsung-gear-even-with-android-wear-coming-soon-7000027572/
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gear fit ftw!
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Tobymac concert in Seattle
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Microsoft researchers came up with a text entry system that is quite stunning and I have not found anything better on any smartphone.
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I love the One (M8), but need more detail in the camera to rank it above the iPhone. Going to be a fun year!
Summary: All the smartphones announced in the first quarter of 2014 are now available and this list ranks the top 10 for you to consider.
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I have a Moto X and a Note 3 (and I am sorely lusting after the HTC One M8 - ooh hello tax refund!!) but for some reason I just keep going back to the iPhone 5s.  It just has....something.
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I gave it an 8, but the camera is really a 6. Was hoping for a better quality camera. Software gimmicks are OK for the masses, but I don't want details of memories lost with a crappy camera.
Summary: I spent the last five days using the new HTC One M8 and, while the design is excellent, I am not a fan of the UltraPixel camera and software effects. You will be able to order from all three major US carriers today with T-Mobile sitting on the sidelines until April.
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Agreed. Maybe the new Moto X will have a better camera. That is what I may be looking at now. It would also need to be 1080p. 
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Short run in Stamford where some woodland friends joined at the end.
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Thanks for all the birthday wishes Google+ users. I figure I am about half way through my life here on Earth, right? Assuming I live to 90, that is :)
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Happy Happy! I just high the big five o a couple of weeks ago.
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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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