Top Tech Devices from 2016
Jan01

Top Tech Devices from 2016

High tech products just keep getting better and better. This year was an especially wonderful year for impressive devices of all different types. So here are just a few of the most popular tech devices from 2016. Smartphones, very popular tech devices, reached a peak this year with three different manufacturer’s offering their best phones ever: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge The Samsung Galaxy S7’s have great OLED screens. The larger...

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Oculus Rift – The Future is Here
Dec29

Oculus Rift – The Future is Here

If you want the best virtual reality experience currently available, look no further than the Oculus Rift. This device was developed by Palmer Luckey and subsequently was purchased and is promoted by Facebook. The current Gear VR and PlayStation look like first steps in virtual reality compared to the experience you get with the Rift. The Rift comes in an elegant black box. From the box to the product itself, everything proclaims...

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Bluetooth 5 Has Wonderful Surprises in Store
Dec26

Bluetooth 5 Has Wonderful Surprises in Store

Bluetooth has been around since the mid-1990s. Its popularity rests in the fact that it operates on low power, and is both easy to use and inexpensive. The newest in the line is Bluetooth 5. It is a wireless technology that lives in the airwaves like cellular, Wi-Fi, and NFC. The name Bluetooth comes from the 10thcentury Danish King Harald Blåtand, which is Bluetooth in English. King Blåtand united warring factions in parts of what...

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Acer Swift 7 — First Looks — Thinnest Laptop Ever
Dec22

Acer Swift 7 — First Looks — Thinnest Laptop Ever

This honor has been held by several different computer manufacturers in the past. But recently, Acer snagged the “thinnest laptop ever” crown with their launch of the Acer Swift 7. Swift 7 The Swift 7 measures a thin and sleek 9.9mm thick. That’s less than one centimeter. It weighs only 2.48 pounds. The unibody aluminum body is finished in black and gold. At first glance, the thinness is obvious. The whole laptop looks are pretty...

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Google Chromecast Audio – Inexpensive & Useful
Dec19

Google Chromecast Audio – Inexpensive & Useful

Chromecast Audio is a fairly new offering in the Chromecast device lineup. It lets you stream audio without wires. In fact, it can turn your old speakers, radios, and boom boxes into Wifi enabled speakers. Design The Chromecast Audio is a small black circular device about 2 inches around and approximately ½ inch thick. The fact that it is an audio only device is indicated by the black grooved top that looks similar to a vinyl record...

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New Google Hardware Makes a Splash this Season
Dec15

New Google Hardware Makes a Splash this Season

Google’ New Assistant CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off the new Google hardware launch with the promise of a Google Assistant that can handle a two-way conversation and which would become a unique Google Assistant for each user. He promoted the Google Assistant’s AI interface as the current big shift in technology, equal to the PC of the 1980’s, the introduction of the web in the 90’s, and the Mobile computing breakthrough in the mid...

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Samsung Gear S2 Watch Review

The battle for wearable tech items is in full swing and of course, Samsung is a participant in this arena. In fact, Samsung has had several versions and several renditions of watches. The Samsung Gear S2 Watch is one of their best efforts. The Samsung Gear S2 is a good-looking, well-designed device. Its round watch face which is about 42 mm has a sAMOLED, 360×360 (302dpi) screen which is crisp and clear. The watch comes with two...

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iPhone 7 Review – Is Apple Just Playing Catch-Up with the Competition?
Nov18

iPhone 7 Review – Is Apple Just Playing Catch-Up with the Competition?

Since its inception, the iPhone has been a well-designed, meticulously produced and innovative product. The iPhone 7 is still a thing of beauty with its thin, strong body and its power and speed, yet this year’s model is lacking in innovation. Playing Catch-up with the Competition In many respects, the iPhone 7 is just keeping up with the competition rather than leading it. This is evident in some of its new features. With the iPhone...

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Google Home Makes Its Debut
Nov10

Google Home Makes Its Debut

Google is going head-to-head with Amazon. The new Google Home device is pretty much a copy of the Amazon Echo that we reviewed last year. This makes for an interesting battle as these two major companies duke it out in the artificial intelligence home platform. Design While the Amazon Echo is a 9” tall, 3” round black cylinder, the Google Home device is a bit shapelier. It is 5 ½” tall, shaped like a room freshener about 4” round at...

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Surface 4 Pro – A Real Laptop Replacement

Microsoft touts their Surface line of devices as the tablets that can replace your laptop. After several years and three previous generations, this statement is finally true. The Surface Pro 4 is a tablet that has most of the benefits of a laptop. The original Surface tablet that debuted in 2012 had many drawbacks including the ole windows 8 operating system. With this generation, however, Microsoft has corrected all the faults and...

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