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Amber covers lifestyle and mobile tech, including fit tech, mHealth, travel, home automation and more. In her non-tech time she takes too many pictures of her cats, watches zombie movies, crochets, and plans out her next tattoos.

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Booq Mamba Courier review: A little more style than substance

Booq Mamba Courier messenger looks great! But as far as usability goes...we have notes.

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Google buys Nest, world gets one step closer to 'OK Glass, make my house warmer'

Will Google's $3.2 billion investment in the Internet of Things market have privacy implications for Nest's customers? Nest, naturally, says no.

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Push your way to fitness with the 'WellShell' from Tao Wellness

The WellShell is a compact, palm-sized device with an OLED display that you use to do isometric exercises with guidance from your smartphone and its app.

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Ogio Gambit 17 review: Is there anything this bag can’t hold?!

There’s just nothing like an Ogio if you have to haul a lot of gear

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Booq Boa Squeeze review: More bag than meets the eye

Although it's named for a snake, this compact backpack feels more like a rugged exoskeleton.

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Osprey Beta Port review: A bag with a view

Ever wish you could protect your tablet while keeping it accessible at the same time? Hey, guess what Osprey's Beta Port does?

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Osprey Beta and Beta Port review: Fight!

Two relatively similar bags with different standout features enter. One bag leaves.

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Get your minimum of daily movement with Human

For the love of Richard Simmons, stand up while you read this!

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Pafers releases the XSPIN just in time for rainy season

An indoor cycling sensor, the XSPIN tracks your activities on a variety of stationary bikes.

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The most dangerous case: 3 ways to weaponize your iPhone

My iPhone case can beat up your iPhone case. And anyone who tries to mess with me, too.

Das Keyboard HackShield Backpack review: A totally thief-proof backpack

This is the Fort Knox of backpacks. Because it's impossible to break into, not because it's full of gold bars.

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Nike says 'Screw it,' releases new FuelBand SE a day early

Although the hottest new fitness device in the West wasn’t set to go on sale until tomorrow, Nike pulled the trigger early, because you can't wait to start earning NikeFuel.

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Nike+ Move makes the iPhone 5s double as a FuelBand

Thanks to the M7 coprocessor in the iPhone 5s, Nike's new fitness app can track your movements without a separate hunk of hardware around your wrist.

Briggs & Riley @Work Review: This backpack has no style. Zero. Zip.

There’s nothing wrong with Briggs & Riley’s @Work Medium Backpack. So why am I so bored with it?

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5 personal safety apps that watch your back

It's dangerous to go alone! Take one of these apps.

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