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Samsung Galaxy S6 Sample Photos and Video

March 16th, 2015

It’s something that many a tech enthusiast has been saying for a very long time: your standalone point-and-shoot camera has become practically obsolete as the cameras on smartphones are pretty amazing. And indeed, with all this talk of more processing cores and thinner profiles, one of the most important features on a modern-day smartphone is […]

Are You Coming to GottaCon 2015 in Victoria?

February 13th, 2015

One of the best things about an event like GottaCon is that it is very inclusive in celebrating so many aspects of geek and gaming culture. Some gaming events can feel very intimidating as you hear about those touting the supremacy of the PC gaming master race, for instance, but that’s not what GottaCon is […]

BTR Giveaway: Win Geeky Swag from CES 2015

January 15th, 2015

This year’s CES was totally different for me in a number of different ways. As I didn’t attend any of the press preview events nor did I actually make my way through the trade show floor, I didn’t return home with nearly as much swag as I normally do. Even so, I managed to grab […]

Why CES 2015 Was Totally Different for Me

January 13th, 2015

When I went to my first CES in 2008, I didn’t know exactly what to expect and I wanted to take advantage of every opportunity. I met with tons of different tech companies, I met up with many of my fellow tech journalists, I played in a charity poker tournament, and I hopped between multiple […]

Heading to Las Vegas for CES 2015

January 2nd, 2015

My first CES was way back in 2008. At the time, while I had attended other trade shows and events, I had never experienced something on such a massive scale. The International Consumer Electronics Show is positively gigantic, covering the entirety of the Las Vegas Convention Center and taking over several of the hotels on […]

PAPAGO! GoSafe 520 2K Dashcam: Unboxing and Sample Videos

December 30th, 2014

With all those crazy drivers on the roads these days doing all sorts of crazy (and dangerous) things, it can oftentimes be in your own best interest to capture those moments on video. This is true for unfortunate incidents involving others, as well as well you find yourself in a fender-bender. That’s why dashcams are […]

Silly Easter Eggs in Google Hangouts

December 12th, 2014

So, I was on the Internet the other day (imagine that!) and I was chatting with my friend on Google Hangouts. I don’t recall exactly what it is that I said, but it must have been funny, because he replied with a hearty “hahahaha.” Suddenly, a yellow figure emerged from the bottom of the chat […]

Why I Bought a Year-Old Smartphone

November 21st, 2014

Considering that a good part of what I do as a freelance writer is cover the world of technology and consumer electronics, the natural assumption is that I will always buy the newest and shiniest toy on the block. My cell phone contract just expired, so I became eligible for a hardware upgrade and was […]