Apple’s AirPods Bring Wireless to New Heights
Feb05

Apple’s AirPods Bring Wireless to New Heights

Just as Apple ushered in a new era in cell phones with the iPhone, Apple is using their new AirPods to usher in a new era in wireless headsets. Up until now, most so-called wireless headsets had a cable connecting the two ear pieces to sync the audio. Apple’s New Approach Apple’s approach is quite different. There are no cables. Each earbud is totally wireless. Apple’s new custom-designed W1 chip is how Apple performs their magic....

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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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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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Things That You Didn’t Know About Amazon Echo 2
Oct06

Things That You Didn’t Know About Amazon Echo 2

Things That You Didn’t Know About Amazon Echo 2 After the successful release of Amazon Echo in 2014, it has been speculated that Amazon Echo 2 will soon be following its footsteps in the later part of 2016. Amazon and Flextronics have been working on this new version, overhauling some of the ideas from its predecessor, to make the speaker more appealing to the consumers and to compete with Google Home, which is said to be released...

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Cassia Bluetooth Hub Router
Aug04

Cassia Bluetooth Hub Router

Everyone has heard of a Wi-Fi router, but a Bluetooth router is an entirely new concept. When Cassia sent me their new Cassia Hub Bluetooth Router, my first question was, “What do I need it for?” After using it for a few weeks, I not only got an answer to that question, but found it to be an intriguing concept. As you know, Bluetooth is an up-and-coming technology that many of us use every day. Yet it has two big drawbacks. First,...

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Plantronics Voyager Focus Headset Review
Mar11

Plantronics Voyager Focus Headset Review

The high tech world keeps moving forward. While there have been no huge breakthroughs in the world of headsets, they keep getting incrementally better as shown by the Plantronics Voyager Focus UC B825. In fact, although there may be only minor changes and additions to the specifications of these types of headsets, in the Focus, they add up to a very nice overall package. The Plantronics Voyager Focus headset is really aimed at the...

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How to Convert Cassette Tapes to CDs or MP3 Files
Jun20

How to Convert Cassette Tapes to CDs or MP3 Files

Learn how to convert old cassette tapes to CDs or MP3 files in this step-by-step tutorial.

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How to Clean and Fine-Tune a Tape Deck
Jun19

How to Clean and Fine-Tune a Tape Deck

Learn how to clean and fine-tune a tape deck in order to get the best audio quality when converting cassette tapes to MP3 files or audio CDs.

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Audio Codec Comparison Table
Apr09

Audio Codec Comparison Table

A series of quick reference tables showing the main specs of the most popular audio codecs you can find on motherboards.

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