I’ve known for a long time that SSDs (Solid State Drives) are better than traditional HDDs (Hard Disk Drives) in almost every way. They’re faster, lighter, consume less battery, and are resistant to damage caused by too much movement. The only thing that’s been keeping them out of computers is price; they use to be
Good: Good performance, light UI layer over Android, stellar battery life, curved screen is great for watching videos/playing games. Not Good: Grainy display, slightly cheap feel, HUGE. The Bottom Line: A G2 with a big, curved screen. A great phone, but pricey at $300 w/ contract or $800 off-contract for a grainy display.
One of my missions in tech is to go as wireless as possible, because I really, really hate wires. They are unsightly, tangle, snag, get in the way, break, and are harmful to the environment if not properly discarded. So, I’ve compiled a list of ways you can start eliminating wired electronics by using their
The Fitbit Flex is the first wearable fitness device I’ve worn, and it probably won’t be the last. Putting measurable numbers to everything we do is big business these days, and Fitbit has been synonymous with wearable fitness tech since 2007. At $99, the Flex is Fitbit’s basic wristband that tracks activity as well as
Like: Incredible sound for sub $100. Comfortable. Reliable. Classic design. Dislike: Heavy cable. Material covering cups fray, but that’s purely cosmetic. Light on bass on some tracks. Bottom Line: Excellent sub $100 headphones, would even be great at the $200 range. Better for home listening, cable might be too heavy for walking around, definitely not
After using the iPhone’s intuitive and excellent visual voicemail for the first time, there was no going back to regular voicemail. Except, I did go back when I switched to Android, where the default was (and still is) primitive, regular voicemail. I didn’t know it was such a luxury and that carriers charged $1-3/month for
The original HAL 9000‘s problems from 2001: Space Odyssey were definitely bugs, not features. Thankfully, the guys at Why Remote reinvented our favorite sentient AI psychopath, HAL, to control your television with hand gestures and voice commands, encouraging you to shun your remote. Apart from letting you change channels and adjust volumes with Jedi-style hand waves,
LG’s new G Flex is one of the first smartphones to rock a curved screen, beating the ever-so-eager Samsung to the punch. It should be interesting to compare it with Samsung’s Galaxy Round, which will also have a curved screen, but with horizontal curvature (rather than vertical on the G Flex). This could be the
Refusing to let Santa’s polar farts get between me and CES, I took a brutally early flight to Vegas this morning. But oh is it worth it. First of all, McCarran Airport is actually a casino with an airport attached. There were slot machines in my face as soon as I got off the plane.
US media call Winter Storm Ion an “arctic blast,” the BBC went with the scientific “polar vortex.” I call it a bitch. Today, polar vortex Ion (sounds cooler) forced airlines to ground thousands of flights across the country, including my Vegas flight for CES 2014. I thought I’d dramatically take off in the nick of