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Transcend DrivePro 520: Two Cameras, One Dashcam (Video)

June 10th, 2016

You may have noticed a recent trend among smartphones to offer a dual lens camera system on the back. In the case of the LG G5, for example, one lens offers you a regular field of vision while the other offers a very wide angle view of the world. Having two cameras in one isn’t […]

Unboxing the LG G5 Modular Android Smartphone

May 31st, 2016

Some people will tell you that the smartphone industry has reached a certain level of stagnation. I’d know. I’m one of those people. The changes and improvements have become largely incremental in nature. The processor is a little faster. The body is a little slimmer. The display is a little (a lot?) bigger. And then […]

Tech Thursday: So, I Just Bought a Two-Year-Old Point-and-Shoot

May 26th, 2016

For the longest time, I was shooting most of my video with an old Flip Mino HD. The quality wasn’t great, but it got the job done. These days, most smartphones are capable of shooting far better quality video than what that little pocket camcorder can produce. However, they come with their own set of […]

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 […]