Monthly archives: January, 2014

Fitbit Flex review

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




Sony MDR-7506 Over-Ear Heaphone Review – Still Melting Faces Since 1991

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




When Will Android Get Proper, Integrated Visual Voicemail?

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




HAL Wants You To Ditch The Remote And Smarten Up Your TV

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,




Hands on with LG’s curved G Flex Smartphone at CES 2014

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




CES 2014 Diary: Day 2

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.




CES 2014 Diary: Day 1 – Cancelled Flight

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




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