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  • iPhone 5s | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: iPhone 5s

    What's there to say? It's the flagship iPhone 5s. To say that it won't be wildly successful would be silly. We already know that Apple sold 9 million units of the iPhone 5s, alongside the more colorful iPhone 5c, in the very first weekend of availability. That's more than any previous generation. So instead of asking ourselves whether this finger print-reading, awesome picture taking… Read More

  • UpWrite by UpDesk | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: The UpDesk UpWrite

    The human body wasn't meant to sit. Chairs are an invention of our own laziness. That said, UpDesk is here to swoop in and give you a nice, comfortable desk to both sit and stand at without a whole lot of extra effort on your part. The UpWrite is quite similar to UpDesk's Standing Desk, which has an electronic lifting system and three preset heights, ranging from 25 inches to 50 inches. Read More

  • LEGO Mindstorms EV3 | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: LEGO Mindstorms EV3

    LEGO Mindstorms EV3. Even the name is formidable, but just wait until you connect the dots and fire these dragon-esque robots up. The EV3 set of robotic, programmable LEGOs is the very best version of this 14-year-old product line we've ever seen. The most notable edition is that users can program directly from the smart brick, the computational component included in each robot that gives the… Read More

  • Motorola Moto X | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Motorola Moto X

    The Moto X has caused a rift between the TechCrunch Gadgets family. Chris Velazco and I think it's just fine, whereas Darrell Etherington and John Biggs are rather unimpressed. But why? Read More

  • Nvidia Shield | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: The Nvidia Shield

    In this decidedly dorky edition of Fly Or Die, yours truly and TC's resident Canadian Darrell Etherington duke it out over Nvidia's curious Shield game console and what it means for the future of Android gaming. In a surprising twist (well, surprising if you haven't already read his review), Darrell is absolutely smitten with the thing. Honestly, it's a little hard not to be -- we both agree… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 - 8" | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, while having a numerically challenging name, is a slick little guy that's not too big, not too small, but just right. Still, is that enough to compete with not only the iPad mini but also Samsung's own Galaxy Note 8-inch tablet? Read More

  • Rithm For iOS | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Rithm

    Mavensay has been cultivating a community of recommendations for quite a while now, but only recently has the company taken its userbase's disposition towards music recommendations and turned it into a brand new app: Rithm. Rithm pulls from many of the messaging and social apps we love today, like Snapchat, Vine, and basic messaging apps like Whatsapp and Viber and applied that logic to music. Read More

  • Nokia Lumia 925 | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Nokia Lumia 925

    The Nokia Lumia 925 is the Finnish phone maker's latest attempt at wooing hapless shoppers over to the Windows Phone 8 platform, and it's a solid proposition. The real stand-out feature has to be the camera, which is still considered PureView despite being an 8.7MP camera, as opposed to the Lumia 1020's 41-megapixel shooter. Still, the Carl Zeiss camera is loaded with exclusive Smart Camera… Read More

  • Ploom ModelTwo E-Cig | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Ploom ModelTwo E-Cig Vaporizer

    It’s been a couple weeks since I reviewed the Ploom ModelTwo e-cig vaporizer, but we thought it fair to have someone else weigh in on the tobacco vaporizer as well. That said, Engadget’s Brian Heater steps up this week (to fill in for John Biggs) and shares his thoughts on the ModelTwo. Ploom has been focused on revolutionizing vaporizers for a while, notably with the Pax loose-leaf… Read More

  • Video on Instagram | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Instagram Video

    Now that the dust has settled around the Instagram Video launch, we thought it was high time to take a good look at the photo-sharing phenom's new video venture. Does it live up to Vine? Is it better? Or does it just ruin the Instagram experience we've all come to know and love? Engadget's Brian Heater — kindly filling in for John Biggs — and I discuss all this and more on this… Read More