Gadgets, Smartphones & Tech

smartphone,A consumer based economy always lends itself to technology, as members of the economy demand the newest, coolest gadgets. Because of that, it is pertinent for both consumers and investors to be aware of the current tech trends and most recent products. When everyone is scrambling to buy the newest iPhone or sort out the latest Apple rumors, investors are doing the same with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock.

Reduce the scramble in your life by reading our reviews and analysis on the latest tech companies and their products.

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FB News: Say You’re ‘OK’ With New Facebook Safety Check Tool

A new tool from Facebook, called "Safety Check", will let users alert friends of their safety during a natural disaster. Read Article

Images of New Apple iPads Leak on iTunes Before Oct. 16 AAPL Event

A new image that is the result of an Apple iPad Leak shows two new devices that were revealed before the Oct. 16 press event. Read Article

Kobo Aura H2O Review: The Best E-Reader Is Now Waterproof

Our Kobo Aura H2O review shows a device that improves on the successful Kobo Aura, with advantages over the new Kindle Voyage Read Article

Wednesday Apple Rumors: Apple May Update Logo with More 3D Look

Wednesday's Apple rumors include a leaked image of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, a surprise announcement for Oct. 16 and more. Read Article

What Is Gamergate? A Brief Rundown of the Gaming Controversy

What is Gamergate? 'InvestorPlace' takes a look at the controversy that has spread its way through the gaming community. Read Article

Nexus 6 Announced: Google Phablet Takes on iPhone 6 Plus in Two Weeks

Nexus 6 is the Android Lollipop-running Google phablet set to take on Apple’s iOS 8 and iPhone 6 Plus combo Read Article

Google Play to Offer Try-Before-You-Buy Program for Apps

Google Play may soon start offering free trials of paid apps in an effort to let users try a program out before they buy it. Read Article

3 Ways to Play the Internet of Things Mega-Trend

The Internet of Things is set to be one of the biggest mega-trends tech has has ever seen. Here's how you can get in. Read Article

Facebook Teaming Up With Samsung on New FB Smartphone?

Facebook and Samsung may be teaming up on a new smartphone that is focused on the social media service or a similar effort. Read Article

AAPL News: Apple Pay Rumored to Launch Oct. 18

According to new reports, Apple Pay may launch on Oct. 18 for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with some kind of connectivity to Siri. Read Article

iPhone 6 Plus Review: Apple Enters the Phablet Game

Our iPhone 6 Plus review shows Apple’s phablet is a winner with a stunning display, class-leading camera, great battery life and slim design. Read Article

Is Google Glass Too Addictive for Prime Time?

Doctors say a U.S. Navy member has the first reported case of Internet addiction disorder connected to Google Glass. Read Article

Google to Get More Help in Chromebook Market

Google's latest move in the notebook market: Chromebooks will soon support processors from MediaTek and Rockchip. Read Article

Tuesday Apple Rumors: New iPads May Launch on Oct. 24

Tuesday's Apple rumors include a possible Oct, 24 launch for the new iPads, after-sale services for Beats products at Apple Stores and more. Read Article

Scientists Achieve Big Breakthrough in Quantum Computing

Australian researchers have achieved a big breakthrough in quantum computing that could advance a number of fields. Read Article

AT&T (T) Plans Super Fast Internet in Chicago

AT&T (T) is planning on expanding its super fast Internet known -- a fiber network -- to Chicago for $70 a month. Read Article

Smart Lock: Keyless Entry System Heads to Apple Stores

August's Smart Lock is finally hitting Apple stores for $249.99. The keyless lock is powered by a smartphone via Bluetooth LE. Read Article

Oct. 16 Apple iPad Event: What to Expect

The upcoming Apple iPad event is likely to feature a new iPad Air and Retina iMacs. Read Article

Monday Apple Rumors: Apple Suppliers Could Face Huge Penalty for Leaks

Monday's Apple rumors include penalties for leaking Apple products, leaked images of a possible iPad Air 2 logic board and more. Read Article

Google (GOOG) Tests Free Video Consults With Doctors

Google is testing out a new service that allows users living in California and Massachusetts free video consults with doctors. Read Article