Why Unlimited Mobile Data Isn't Actually Unlimited

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Historically, many colleges in the United States required that you demonstrate the ability to swim (since it was considered a necessary life skill) before graduating. While the tradition has waned, there are still schools, such as MIT and Cornell University, that require students to demonstrate swimming proficiency.

 
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Do You Need a High Refresh Rate Monitor for Office Work?


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Google Wallet on Android Wants to Replace Your Real Wallet


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Are Laser Projectors Really Worth $3,000?


I reviewed a $2,800 ultra-short throw (UST) laser projector two years ago and proclaimed it so good I’d buy one. Of course, I had to send that review unit back, which left me with the hard decision: do I spend the money? I did. And after two years, I can comfortably say it was worth it. Read More »

 
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Home theaters are ballooning in popularity, and projector owners are now obsessed with ALR or  “ambient light rejection” screens. Unlike standard white screens, which are shockingly affordable, ALR screens cost well over $600 and promise to improve image quality in unfavorable theater environments—particularly in rooms with lots of unwanted light. Read More »

 
Which iPhones Have Touch ID?


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Google Teases a Wild AR Glasses Prototype


Google Glass was one of the first breakout attempts at augmented reality technology, but the product was never sold to the general public beyond the initial prototype. At the end of this year’s Google I/O keynote, Google teased a new type of glasses. Read More »

 

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