12014May

Google Docs gets offline mode, but it still trails iWork, Office

Google’s productivity suite has been updated, separating the individual Google Drive services into stand-alone apps that include Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides (not yet available). Less of an update, and more of a new way of thinking of Google’s productivity suite, Google Docs gives you much of the same experience that you’d expect…

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12014May

Perfect for autoshooting zoom fiends

The Nikon Coolpix L830 is all about giving you an affordable long-zoom camera that’s not bloated with features you might never use, but has just enough of them to keep you from feeling cheated or like you’re missing out. It’s a modest update from last year’s L820, which was a good deal as well. In…

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12014May

​Leapfrog LeapBand: Virtual pet meets fitness band for kids

The Leapfrog LeapBand: kid activity tracker, virtual pet. Leapfrog Guess who’s entered the world of wearable fitness tech? Leapfrog, makers of tablets and other learning toys for young children, have unveiled the LeapBand, an attempt at creating a fitness toy for kids. Coming to the US in August for $39.99, it looks more like a…

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12014May

Cree adds floodlights to its LED lineup (hands on)

Cree, the upstart LED lighting manufacturer headquartered in North Carolina, is again expanding its portfolio of bargain LED bulbs. The company’s latest offering is a new line of 90-watt replacement PAR38 bulbs designed with spot, flood, and outdoor lighting applications in mind. The new LEDs will offer two beam angle options, output 1,500 lumens from…

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