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Video: My First Mini Drone Flying Experience

August 5th, 2016

Getting to play with new tech toys is probably one of the better perks of my job. Over the years, I’ve gone through countless smartphones and tablets, as well as smart speakers, arcade sticks, dashcams and so on. More recently, I’ve been spending some time testing the new Kindle. Last night, I did something different. […]

Techie Tuesday: The New Amazon Kindle (8th Generation, 2016)

August 2nd, 2016

Who said you had to spend a whole bunch of money to revel in the latest technology? Catering to bookish fans on a budget, the the new Amazon Kindle for 2016 has been unleashed upon the world. Even though the 8th generation Kindle boasts a couple of a new features in a slimmer and lighter […]

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 […]