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Tech Tuesday: LuguLake Bluetooth Speaker Stand

September 23rd, 2014

Before Bluetooth speakers really became a thing, the more conventional path was that of the iPod speaker dock. It was literally a speaker that you plugged in the wall and it just so happened to have a 30-pin dock connector somewhere to plunk your iPod. These days, Bluetooth speakers provide better universal support and many […]

Tech Tuesday: ZTE Grand X 5-Inch Android Smartphone (Video)

August 26th, 2014

It’s easy to get excited about the next generation of flagship devices. We’re expecting to see the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Motorola X+1 and the iPhone 6 very soon. However, it’s also obvious enough that many of these more expensive devices are overkill for a lot of people. Addressing an entirely different segment of […]

Technology I Now Take for Granted (That I Didn’t Have as a Child)

August 15th, 2014

Technology, in many ways, is the gift that keeps on giving. Over the years, those amazing scientists and engineers have blessed the world with their inventions. Because of them, we have transportation systems that don’t rely on literal horsepower. Because of them, we have electricity, microwaves and indoor plumbing. But even without going that far […]

My Life Through Instagram Pictures

August 11th, 2014

Earlier this year, I wrote a post on my day to day life as a freelancer. My meal schedule can be incredibly unpredictable and I spend most of my waking hours in front of some display or another. Another way to gain some insight into what my day is life, both from a personal and […]

Sony Xperia M2 Smartphone Unboxing Video

July 21st, 2014

When it comes to the world of smartphones, it’s easy to be interested in the highest end models. Flagship smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8 are meant to represent the absolute best that the company has to offer, but these devices inevitably come with more of a premium price. And […]

On Smartphones, Food Porn and Restaurant Etiquette

July 14th, 2014

Over the weekend, my friend Joseph shared an article about a NYC restaurant that compared security camera footage from 2004 with footage from 2014. They say that the number of customers that they serve each day today is roughly comparable to the volume they handled ten years ago, but they’ve been receiving negative reviews online. […]

My Taipei Free Public Wi-Fi Experience

June 6th, 2014

I’ve been in Taiwan for just under a week and a half now. Prior to leaving for this trip, I took a look into some of my options for mobile Internet access in Taipei and one of the intriguing options was the Taipei Free Public Wi-Fi service. You Get What You Pay For It sure […]

Designing the Perfect Techie Backpack

June 2nd, 2014

When I travel, particularly when it comes to trade shows like Computex and CES, I find myself spending much more time thinking about the kinds of gadget and gear that I’m going to bring than considering all the other things that I should be packing. I can always pick up another shirt or a toothbrush, […]