A Big Letdown: Motorola Not Re-releasing Razr Flip Phone

A Big Letdown: Motorola Not Re-releasing Razr Flip Phone

Hello Moto? Not quite. I know I was excited a few weeks ago when Motorola released a nostalgic video titled “Moto 06.09.16.” For all intents and purposes, it really looked like a re-launch for the sleek, reliable and indestructible flip phone of my adolescence. But unfortunately, it wasn’t. The company has come out and said that while the reception and excitement surrounding the flip phones is encouraging, a re-launch isn’t happening anytime soon. “The Razr was one of the most iconic phones ever designed and redefined how stylish a mobile phone can…

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STI Outbreaks Blamed on Hookup Apps

STI Outbreaks Blamed on Hookup Apps

In late April, health officials in the Canadian province of Alberta announced that the number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reached “outbreak levels” due in part to the rising popularity of hookup apps like Tinder and Grindr. With less than a five-minute account setup and a few swipes, both apps allow for quick connections with those nearby who are looking for a relationship, dating, friends and anything in between. And it’s those in between scenarios that health officials argue are causing major damage. The ease of finding a quick and sometimes…

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Why You Need to Disconnect to Reconnect: Look Up From Your Phone

Why You Need to Disconnect to Reconnect: Look Up From Your Phone

Think of the last crowded event, gorgeous sunset or poignant moment you experienced. What was it like? Now think again: Were you really in the moment, or were you too concerned with capturing and documenting it for later to truly experience it? Maybe you were too overcome with the thought of how many likes, shares, retweets, etc. your post or photo could get to really just be. This happens all too often, in my opinion. The very devices that keep us close with faraway relatives, friends across the globe and that bring people…

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5 Quick Snapchat Hacks for the Storyteller

5 Quick Snapchat Hacks for the Storyteller

If you’re like me, you probably only really use Snapchat to get your daily dose of Brett Eldredge’s “bedhead jams.” (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, do yourself a favor and add the chiseled, hilarious, blue-eyed country star for a daily pick-me-up. You won’t regret it.) But journalists, broadcasters, bloggers and collective social media users alike are flocking to Snapchat more and more as a storytelling tool … a way to get instant, condensed information or entertainment to their audience in a quick and efficient fashion. And it’s no surprise that…

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Is Your Fitness Wearable Putting You At Risk?

Is Your Fitness Wearable Putting You At Risk?

Fitness trackers are supposed to ease our daily lives by keeping our exercise and diet in check, right?  But what if that very same device you keep glued to your body all day could actually be opening you up to a world of harm? A recent New York Times column compared ’40s cigarette advertising incorporating doctors to recent campaigns touting wearable technology as a smart and safe aspect of a healthy lifestyle. And one doctor recently came out and said in an interview with ReadWrite.com that he believes the radiation released…

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Amazon Tap: Tunes and More On The Go

Amazon Tap: Tunes and More On The Go

Amazon’s newest voice-controlled Bluetooth speaker wants to join you at the beach with Alexa – or that’s the idea, anyway: Alexa for your day out or overnight trip. “Just tap and ask” is the tagline of the new portable speaker, Amazon Tap. The new product is similar to the slightly pricier Amazon Echo, but there’s one major hitch (depending on your preference) — you have to tap the device’s microphone button to conjure Alexa voice recognition, as opposed to the far-field recognition of the Echo. So you can’t just yell…

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