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Tech Tuesday: Amazon Kindle Voyage Unboxing Video

March 8th, 2016

When we surround ourselves with all of these illuminated screens, we also provide ourselves with incredible access to a near infinite source of information. It is equal parts empowering and terrifying to consider the kind of content you can find on the Internet. And staring at a smartphone screen before going to bed can wreak […]

Tech Tuesday: ZTE Grand X View Tablet Unboxing Video

October 20th, 2015

You really don’t have to spend a lot of money in order to get some pretty decent technology these days. The more budget-oriented end of the market is looking more compelling than ever, especially given the rapidly shrinking upgrade cycle of the typical consumer. One company that has embraced the notion of perfectly adequate hardware […]

Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE Xi Digital Camera (2002)

September 10th, 2015

It’s practically impossible to keep up with the breakneck pace at which technology continues to advance. What might be the hottest new toy on the block today could become outdated tomorrow. We lust after hot new smartphones, but even something like the Samsung Galaxy S6 released earlier this year has already be usurped by something […]

Tech Tuesday: LG G4 Vigor Unboxing Video

September 1st, 2015

It’s a good time to be a budget-conscious smartphone buyer. You don’t necessarily need all the bells and whistles of those top-tier flagship devices when a perfectly capable (and far less expensive) mid-range device will do. Earlier this month, we took a quick look at the ZTE Grand X 2, the full review of which […]

Tech Tuesday: ZTE Grand X 2 Unboxing Video

August 18th, 2015

I like to refer to myself as a professional gadget geek, so I understand all too well the desire to own the latest and greatest from the world of technology. We lust after the new and shiny for no real reason other than the fact that it’s new and shiny. Sometimes, good enough is good […]

PAPAGO! GoSafe 318 Dashcam Overview and Unboxing Video

July 17th, 2015

What started out as a niche product generating odd videos coming out of Russia is slowly entering the mainstream consciousness of North America. A growing number of people are putting dashcams on their cars, partly to provide video proof to insurance companies in the case of a fender bender, but more so to upload the […]

Emoticons vs. Emoji: What’s the Difference?

June 22nd, 2015

You’ll find that a lot of people, including professional journalists, will use the terms “emoticon” and “emoji” interchangeably to refer to a whole family of symbols that are better known colloquially as smiley faces. If you’ve been texting on your phone or communicating over the Internet for any length of time, then you’re bound to […]

Unboxing the AVerMedia Live Gamer EXTREME (Video)

June 16th, 2015

Live streaming video games has exploded in popularity in recent years. You see it both among regular folks and professional gamers, playing the titles that they love from the comfort of their homes and broadcasting their (typically online) gameplay for all to see. The most common place to find live gaming is on Twitch, but […]