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Video: Unboxing the $400 Amazon Kindle Oasis

May 12th, 2016

In an age where our smartphones (and tablets) have come to replace so many of our other personal electronics, some people might question why you might want a dedicated e-book reader in the first place. Part of it has to do with battery life. Part of it has to do with the e-ink screen. Part […]

Join Me on Snapchat (I Don’t Know What I’m Doing)

May 2nd, 2016

The Internet can be a terribly strange and confusing place, full of both wonder and disappointment. The world of social media in particular can feel like it is in a constant state of flux. Facebook is very different today than when I joined it nearly a decade ago. It’s hard to believe that I joined […]

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 What might be the hottest new toy on the block today could become outdated tomorrow.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 […]