The Loop review: A simple tool for avoiding tangled earbud cables

The Loop review: A simple tool for avoiding tangled earbud cables

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I don’t know a single person who has not wrestled with tangled earbuds. It’s one of those universal experiences we can all instantly relate to. A few years ago, Scott Rodwin, a Boulder-based architect and designer, heard someone frustrated by tangled earbuds exclaim, “Why can’t someone come up with a way to keep these from
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Narrow escape for skier as TV drone crashes

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It’s a frightening moment to watch and a sober reminder of the danger of drones. On Tuesday evening at an Alpine Ski World Cup event in Italy, a large drone carrying a TV camera crashed into the snow a fraction of a second after Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher had passed the point of impact. Had
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Purism’s Librem 13 laptop will come with Qubes OS installed

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Most Linux distributions are fairly similar these days, but Qubes OS is different. Qubes OS is based on Linux, but it runs applications in lightweight virtual machines. Applications can be completely isolated from each other, limiting the damage a security vulnerability can cause and aiding in privacy. It’s no surprise Edward Snowden said he was
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Not dead yet: Firefox OS may still be destined for routers, tablets, and keyboards

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Although Mozilla is walking away from Firefox OS on smartphones, the browser-based platform isn’t dead yet. Citing leaked internal documents, a report by Hipertextual (viaSlashGear) claims that Firefox OS is headed to tablets, routers, HDMI sticks, and keyboard-based all-in-one PCs. Arguably the most interesting of these plans is the “Firefox Pi,” a keyboard with aRaspberry
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Got a new drone? Read this first

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Got a new drone? You’re not alone. Some estimates say hundreds of thousands of the craft will be sold before the end of 2015. But drones aren’t like other gadgets that you can figure out without reading the instruction manual. You’ll get most out of your drone if you take it easy and conduct a few
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SimpliSafe Home Security review: This system lives up to its name

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SimpliSafe promotes its home-security system as a less-expensive alternative to professionally installed systems you can buy from service providers such as ADT and Vivint. You buy the equipment outright, install it yourself, and there’s no long-term contract—even if you sign up for the optional monitoring service. But before you jump on this deal, know its
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7 critical things to do immediately with a new PC

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So you’ve got a new PC. Awesome! That humble metal box is the key to a wide world of potential. It can help you with everything from juggling your finances to keeping in touch with Grandma to blowing off some steam on, uh, Steam. But a new PC isn’t like a new car; you can’t
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Plextor’s M8Pe SSD is loaded with the latest storage tech to satisfy your need for speed

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Finally, Plextor’s M6e SSD—one of the first PCI-E solid-state drives—is getting a successor. But it’s not the Plextor M7e, as you might expect. That drive was quietly killed this summer. Instead, Plextor will reveal the M8Pe at CES 2016, a M.2 solid-state drive loaded with all the latest and greatest storage technologies. The M8Pe features
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Spider Designs launches Tequila Bluetooth portable speaker

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Spider Designs has added a new audio accessory to its portfolio with the launch of the Tequila speakers in India. It is a portable speaker featuring Bluetooth 3.0 to connect wirelessly with mobile phones. The device comes with a built-in mic to let you answer calls directly through the speaker. The Tequila speaker offers up
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OnePlus Icons earphones now available in India

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Last month, OnePlus unveiled its latest pair of earphones called the Icons. Now the brand has started selling the accessory on Amazon for Rs 2,999. They offer a durable design made out of smooth aluminium, with a metallic finish. The OnePlus Icons earphones look elegant, are lightweight, and come with three different rubber tips to
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