Knotch Launches On iOS To Give Opinion Sharing More Color

Startup founders are apparently still holding out hope for the social recommendations space, and today, yet another app has launched with its own take on mobile opinion sharing. After three months in

HealthTap Buys Avvo’s Health Business, Looks To Become The Go-To Resource For Medical Advice, Info

Instead of anxiously searching Google or WebMD, people would rather turn to a real human being for answers to their pressing health questions -- preferably one who's been to school for 10 years. The p

Google Play Gets Real: Reviews Will Now Be Posted With Your Google+ Name And Picture

When you visit a review on Google Play for an app, book, song or movie, you <a target="_blank" href="">won't ha

Review: Olympus E-PL5 Micro 4/3s Camera Is A Slim, Multi-Lens Shooter

For beginning shooters or experienced DSLR users interested in a street-style camera on a budget, Olympus micro 4/3 offerings like the new E-PL5 are an excellent choice. This particular model was just

LitPick, A Startup Founded By A Harvard Lad And His Dad, Aims To Rate Young Adult Literature

The founders of <a target="_blank" href="">LitPick</a> have known each other since birth. Seth Cassel and his dad Gary founded their first company, <a target="_blank" href="http://f

Book Review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

<a target="_blank" href="">Robin Sloan</a> is the kind of guy who could write a book like this one. He's a writer and "media inventor" which seems to be a lofty term for "cool

Mouthee’s Social Recommendations Platform Makes It Easy To Share Word-Of-Mouth (Get It?) Reviews

Plenty of startups still believe there's room in the social recommendations space, and now, another new contender heads into battle. Chicago-based <a target="_blank" href="">Mou

Study: Users Both Mostly Positive And Inconsistent In Reviewing iOS App Store Titles

Some interesting new stats from a study shared with us by Russian consulting firm Empatika provide a picture of how some of the most popular apps in Apple's App Store are reviewed, and what strategies

The Problem With Early Reviews

I'm going to let you in on a little secret: most of the reviews you read online are performed in a manner that you, as an intelligent consumer, would find abhorrent. I'm not naming names nor am I poin

Dyson’s New DC44 Is The Halo Plasma Pistol Of Home Vacuums

We've covered <a href="">Dyson fans and vacuums</a> for years now, being constantly amazed at the utility and wild designs that come out of James Dyson's wee Engl

Review: The Archos Gen10 101 XS Android Tablet

<strong>Short Version:</strong> Want the Microsoft Surface without the Microsoft? Archos may have the device for you. This unique tablet/keyboard combo turns itself from traditional slate into an Andr

Bag Week: The Nomadic WT-18 Toto Bag And WL-25 Wise-Walker Backpack

I'm starting Bag Week off with two bags from one of my favorite manufacturers, Nomadic. This Japanese seller of quality bags makes their rucksacks out of rip-stop fabric and offers a certain stark, co

Review: Graham Chronofighter Oversize GMT Watch

If you've been following my weekend watch reviews, you'll note that I tend to like bigger watches. But even this monster - the Graham Oversize GMT - is too big for me. Graham is a British manufact Is A Hyper-Local, Hyper-Objective Reviews Engine

While the name may be a bit unruly, <a target="_blank" href=""></a> is a rating system for the best stuff near you. There are no reviews to AstroTurf, no bu

Up Close With The Updated Iomega ix2 NAS Drive

NAS drives are getting smarter and smarter, and the Iomega ix2 is no exception. Priced at $400 for 1TB, this compact drive is actually more of a mini-computer and features "apps" that allow it to beco

Review: Ernst Benz Officer Collection ChronoLunar

As a <a HREF="">big watch nerd</a>, I love sharing cool watches with you guys in hopes that my obsession, as unseemly as it is, will be passed from writer to reader li

Review: The Playstation Vita, Sony’s Portable Powerhouse

Like a line of hard-marching Lemmings (or a swarm of Patapons), Sony's countless, niggling enemies would like nothing better than to distract and steal the company's hard-won fan base. The Playstation

With Localmind 2.0, It’s About Expert Local Answers, Not Just Immediate Ones

Following five months of work, location-based Q&A platform <a href="">Localmind</a> is launching its biggest release today since its original debut with the arrival of <a

Review: Benarus Megalodon Diving Watch

I rarely like to put my own little fetishistic watch reviews up here unless the watch is something amazingly unique or unless I think you, dear reader, will get a kick out of the quality or styling of

Review: AAXA P4 Pico Projector

<strong>Short version:</strong> A powerful little device, significantly brighter than others of its size, with decent battery life and a good picture. Too bad it's so damn loud, and not the most user-
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