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Giveaway: LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt SSD Drive

Don't you just love getting stuff for free? Especially computer stuff? Especially computer stuff that's fast and rugged? If you do, you're going to love this giveaway, as one TUAW reader is going to walk away with a LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt SSD drive (500 GB capacity) valued at...

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All the best hardware and app reviews last week on TUAW

Last week was a shorter one with our editors enjoying the Fourth of July holiday. Though we had a few days off, we still were able to take a look at new hardware and apps that made their way into TUAW's virtual office. Here's a quick roundup of these recent reviews that you may have missed. App...

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Lock your Mac Pro to your desk with Apple's Security Lock Adapter

Macs are great computers, but they don't come cheap. The desktop Mac Pro model in particular will set you back $2,999 just for its most basic version. If you're worried about security, there's good news today. Apple has made it easier to protect your investment with the Mac Pro Security Lock...

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Video: Talking to the developers of the LaMetric smart ticker

One of the hottest Kickstarter campaigns right now is that for LaMetric -- it's a smart ticker from a company called Smart Atoms that displays just about anything you can imagine. With 30 days to go in the campaign, LaMetric has gathered almost 1,500 backers and just about US$240,000, easily...

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Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker: iPhone control of a kitchen classic

"Hold on, I'm updating the firmware on my Crock-Pot®" Those were words I never expected to pass my lips, but they did during the setup of the new Belkin WeMo-enabled Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker (US$129.99). This kitchen appliance is one of a duo from Crock-Pot and Mr. Coffee that are hitting...

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A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW

Last week, we reviewed a variety of hardware and accessories that'll complement your favorite iOS or OS X devices. Here's a quick roundup of recent hardware reviews that you may have missed: Benchmarking LaCie's speedy Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt SSD drive Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3...

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Benchmarking LaCie's speedy Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt SSD drive

LaCie's been supplying Mac users with drives since 1987, but the company's still able to surprise and delight the Mac community with new and innovative products. One that I had been looking forward to testing just showed up at the office -- the new LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt SSD (starting at...

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This might be the most dangerous iPhone case you can buy

Novelty iPhone cases are nothing new, but while most are simply weird, this one could get you in some serious trouble. The peculiar design is modeled after an item from the Japanese manga and anime series Attack on Titan, but to your average Joe, it looks like something much more sinister. With a...

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Crowdfunding Roundup: PartySnapper, Sticky Notes and more

Every week, TUAW provides readers with an update on new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects in the news. While our policy is to not go into detail on items that haven't reached at least 80 percent of their funding goal, this update is designed to give readers a heads-up on projects...

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Belkin's MIXIT Lightning to USB cables: A better Lightning cable?

You might think that there's not much you can do to improve on the standard old Lightning to USB cables that you get with new iPhones and iPads, but you're wrong. For one thing, the plastic-coated standard Apple cables have a tendency to fray and crack, the plastic shells can crack if the cables...

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Rachio Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller: Watering by iPhone

The American West and Southwest are usually in a state of drought. It's not climate change causing this; rather, it's the nature of this arid region of the world. Add millions of people living in a desert area, all of whom want green lawns and colorful gardens, and you create a need for a lot of...

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Nobody would bother stealing your iPhone if you had this case

There's a lot of talk these days about ways to prevent smartphone theft. The iPhone's kill switch feature seems to be doing a pretty good job of curbing iPhone thefts, and that's definitely a good thing, but I have a feeling this creepy case from Japan might do an even better job. If nothing else,...

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All the best hardware and app reviews last week on TUAW

Last week was a busy one with new hardware and apps making their way into TUAW's virtual office. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews you may have missed. App Reviews iResizer for Mac rescales photos without distortion Path gets updates, stand-alone message app Thomas Was Alone needs...

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TYLT Energi 2K Travel Charger: Hands-on review and giveaway

Let's hear it for multi-function accessories! In this case, the TYLT Energi 2K Travel Charger (US$39.99) is not only a small travel charger with folding AC prongs, but it's also 2200 mAh battery pack. In my book, that makes it as useful as Shimmer Floor Wax! We're going to take a look at this...

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TUAW Video Review: Logitech Ultrathin iPad keyboards get thinner, more flexible

How do you improve on the world's skinniest iPad keyboards? If you're Logitech, you up the ante by making them even thinner and adding a way to adjust the angle of the iPad. In today's TUAW Video Review, I take a look at the new Logitech Ultrathin for iPad Air (US$99.99) and iPad mini/iPad mini...

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