Archives for November 2012

Nexus 7 with Android 4.2 Reviewed

When Google first announced its latest Android OS update to version 4.2, and I first learned of what changes would be made, I knew that some of what would be offered might not appeal to everyone. My personal hope, before the update, was that it …continue reading

DSLR Video Shooting Tips

Shooting video with a DSLR is very different from shooting with a standard dedicated camcorder. For one, DSLRs only recently became a popular choice for videographers for their ability to pull crisp images with interchangeable lenses. Unlike camcorders, certain aspects like image stabilization are sacrificed …continue reading

Which Smartphone Case is Right for You?

Finding the right smartphone has never been easier. Either you buy into the iOS platform of an Apple iPhone or you go with Google and its Android flavor of offerings. Whatever ecosystem you choose, the one accessory you will need is a case to protect …continue reading

Why You Don’t Need a New Smartphone

Why is it that so many people I talk to on a daily basis insist that they need the newest smartphone the moment it’s announced? I, too, am an admitted card-carrying member of the early adopter club, but upon taking a step back and looking …continue reading

Green Throttle to Turn Your Android Device into a Gaming Console

The introduction of Green Throttle, which comes with a simple application and an analog controller, plans to turn your Android phone into a gaming console. For anyone who owns an Android phone, Green Throttle promises to provide you with a mobile gaming experience, which the …continue reading

Best Tech Gifts Under $100 in 2012

Buying the right tech gift for someone takes more than just knowing their general tastes. It takes knowing what they have and where their general needs are. Even the coolest gadgets to you might be totally unnecessary to the person for whom you’re shopping. Keep …continue reading

Which Tablet Should You Buy as a Gift?

With the holidays fast approaching, many of us are already thinking about buying gadgets for our loved ones. One of the most popular products currently on the market is the tablet computer. This marvel of technology has been a huge hit and now the selection …continue reading

iOS Consumers Tend to Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are

A few comments have been posted to an article I recently wrote about a product that is targeted to Apple device consumers. Most of the comments — in fact, 75 percent of …continue reading

S III Lite: The Samsung Galaxy Premier

There’s another Galaxy ready to take your money: Samsung’s next offering in the upper-midrange segment of smartphones, the Galaxy Premier. When you take a good look at the unit, there’s nothing that sets it apart from the S III. It’s just considerably less …continue reading

Best MP3 Players of Late 2012

Portable music players do a lot more than just play music these days. Many of them also play movies, connect to the Internet, and have an abundance of apps from which you can choose. In the case of the iPod touch, it also doubles as …continue reading

Samsung Vs. Acer Chromebook: Which One Should You Buy?

When it comes to the Google Chromebook, I would consider myself a semi-expert. I was one of the fortunate few who received the original Chromebook from Google for testing, called the Cr-48. Since the introduction of the final product, I have sat on the sidelines, …continue reading

LG Optimus G Vs. Nexus 4

A new generation of Android devices is making its way to the market ahead of the holiday season including the LG Optimus G and its Google-supported cousin the Nexus 4. These two devices share a lot in common beyond just being manufactured by the same …continue reading

Nanofoam-based Aluminum Stand That Will Rule Them All

When it comes to stands for the iPad, Nexus, or Kindle products, there are a multitude of choices for a consumer to make. But few of the stands exhibit the quality build and polish that do any of these fine tablets justice. I am sure …continue reading

Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras of Late 2012

Don’t laugh when I say MILC, but that’s one of the many terms being thrown around right now in an attempt to describe this new generation of cameras that sit somewhere between a compact and a DSLR. These cameras each share a common bond in …continue reading

Never Miss an Important Phone Call, Email, or Text Message

Are you like me; do you live in an environment where your only phone is a cellphone? Have you dumped your landline and now your smartphone reigns supreme? You may have come to realize that the chance of missing those very important phone calls has …continue reading

Kickstarter Project Spark Connects Your Lights to the Internet

If your lights could access the Internet, what would you have them do? What if your lights had built-in Wi-Fi and a robust API allowing you to download and create a number of useful mobile apps to help you make the most out of your …continue reading

Nexus 4 Vs. iPhone 5

Does the Nexus 4 have what it takes to grab a significant chunk of the iPhone’s market share in 2013? Is the iPhone 5 too good to be challenged by the latest the Nexus line has to offer?

Perhaps one of the most-requested comparisons we’ve …continue reading

Harvesting Power for Fun and Profit

What limits gadgets? Often it is power consumption. The lower the power needed to run a gadget, the more applications are available. Early computers less powerful than my phone took massive cooling towers to operate. Another major limitation is cost. Both cost and power requirements …continue reading

Fund Wallet TrackR and Your Wallet Will (Continue to) Fund You

Keeping track of things has always been a thorn in my side. This morning I awoke to the realization that I’d yet again forgotten to cancel my subscription. Just a few minutes ago I discovered that I missed a package delivery for something I …continue reading

Best Android Phones of Late 2012

This holiday season, Android fans have a lot to be joyous about. Not only has the new Nexus arrived in time for the seasonal rush, but it looks like this was a great year all around for high performance and sleek design in the Android …continue reading

New Internet Ad Blocker and Why You Shouldn’t Use It

There are addons that work with most of the more popular browsers to block out advertisements while you surf the Internet. These software solutions can be configured either manually or by selecting from filter lists, which are pre-configured to block out Web-based advertisements.

There is …continue reading

Google Books Team Open Sources Linear Book Scanning Device

Leave it to Google to open source one of the most clever content digitizing gadgets out there. The Linear Book Scanner is a prototype device that scans books and turns pages automatically. All you need to do is essentially place the book face-down on the …continue reading

Hostess is Closed: Twinkie Alternatives

Where are you, you spongy, yellow, delicious bastards?” – Tallahassee (Zombieland)

Few sugary snacks are as beloved among geeks as the Twinkie. The golden breaded shell, white creamy filling, and incredibly long shelf life are just a few reasons geeks have adopted the Twinkie as …continue reading

Canon EOS M Brings T4i Video Performance to Mirrorless Cameras

Canon has made great strides to bring industry-defining video performance to DSLR cameras, but until recently it has all but ignored the mirrorless SLR world. Micro Four-Thirds cameras have become the speculative next big thing in photography. Many of them feature the same basic functions …continue reading

Should You Care About Ubuntu for Android?

“In every dual-core phone, there’s a PC trying to get out.” – Ubuntu for Android

I’ve long been an advocate for the idea that phones will eventually replace our desktop computers. The Motorola Atrix 4G was a promising step in the right direction, unleashing a …continue reading

Is Your Second Computer Just out of Reach? Synergy May Be the Solution

Do you have a second computer that is just too far away for you to be able to use it comfortably? I know I do; my problem came about when I decided to put my laptop on the desk as more of a full-time thing …continue reading

Questions to Ask When Buying DSLR Cameras

Buying a DSLR camera is a pretty big commitment for the average amateur photographer. It’s a step above and beyond point-and-shoot camera in both price and capability. Buying a DSLR is a commitment, and one that can end up burning you if you don’t ask …continue reading

BlackBerry 10 Right on Schedule – RIM Stocks Soar

Investors still have some faith left in RIM. Shares of Research in Motion Ltd. leapt to more than 4% to $8.90 as the company finally announced the debut date of its long-awaited and almost-forgotten new BlackBerry 10 OS. The launch event, which RIM …continue reading

The Ability to Root Your Android Device is Awesome – and Unimportant

I am the proud owner of a rooted Samsung Galaxy Nexus with CyanogenMod installed. I initially decided to root my device not because I needed more flexibility or “control” over my Android experience, but because there was a limitation on the phone’s volume that made …continue reading

Why Linux is Hip

As a modern teenager, much of what I do requires money — movies, gas, and food aren’t free. However, I am frugal. Probably too frugal. I have way more money than I could possibly need any time soon (all of which I have earned on …continue reading