Mobile Tech 725
Audiofly has been getting a lot of attention with its high-quality headphones. The company recently won a CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award for its AF78 model. At NAMM 2013, I met up with Audiofly CEO Dave Thompson to learn more about the company’s new Performance line of in-ear monitors. These models (AF120, AF140, […]
Like most of you, I’ve seen loads of Bluetooth speakers over the years. The IK Multimedia iLoud stands out for its blend of power, sound quality, and versatility. In addition to being able to pair with your PC, tablet, or phone via Bluetooth, the iLoud also features a 1/4-inch plug that accepts microphones and musical instruments. […]
Earlier this week, Facebook made a ton of noise with its "Graph Search" product. Its socialized version of search has the potential to cut into numerous Internet businesses. Under perfect conditions, Facebook Graph Search will take users away from Google, FourSquare, LinkedIn, Yelp, and more. Using a combination of socialized results, natural language queries, and Bing (for backup purposes), Graph Search is one of the most ambitious search initiatives released in years. My question for you today is this: Is Graph Search something you're interested in?
I'm really curious to hear your thoughts on this because...more
Autodesk is a name that’s familiar to architects and 3D artists. Its popular software includes well-known tools like AutoCAD, Maya, and Softimage. While the company has a strong reputation with content creators, there’s a good chance that Joe and Jen Gamer will think that Autodesk is a Transformer that hangs out at schoolhouses. The reality […]
Although CES 2013 lacked many of technology’s heavy hitters (Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, etc.), the show’s gaming content was getting lots of buzz. Nvidia’s Project Shield took many gadget geeks by surprise. More details were revealed about Valve’s Steam Box, which many pundits feel has the potential to radically change the gaming landscape. Lastly, Razer’s […]
As e-cigarettes become more and more advanced, mods that feature enhanced software and services will be more common. The Ovale eVic showed how devices can be used with PC software to enhance the vaping experience. The Janty MiD Series takes things to a whole new level. In addition to being able to work with Android […]
Two days ago at CES 2012, Nvidia announced a new gaming device called Project Shield. It's a bold initiative that combines elements of console, PC, and portable gaming. As a verbal entertainer and a tech nerd, I love it, simply because it's a conversation starter. That said, I'm not yet convinced that Project Shield is a game-changer. I've thought about the device several times over the last couple of days and it's still more "interesting" than "must have" for me. Naturally, I want to know what you think about Nvidia's gambit. Let's go over the pros and cons...more
With their powers combined (Captain Planet TM), the Google Nexus 4 and T-Mobile's $30 unlimited data plan are the best value in mobile tech. On the hardware side, you have a high-end phone that's unlocked, yet sold at a subsidized price ($299 or $349 depending on configuration). On the service side, you have a dirt-cheap plan that gives you unlimited texts and 5GB of high-speed data per month -- without a contract! All that said, it's not a perfect combination for everyone...more
Continuing our discussion of nerd hopes and wishes for 2013, I was wondering what you wanted to see in the consumer electronics space. Are you hoping for advancements in PCs, mobile phones, tablets, or software? If so, what specifically are you having gadget dreams about?
As for me, I'm hoping to see Apple take some bold steps with iOS. Don't get me wrong -- it's a simple and powerful operating system that is the gold standard and has certainly gotten better over the years, but many of the recent changes have been subtle. Meanwhile, the competition has been catching up and, in some cases...more
Renowned comic-book author Warren Ellis wrote a blog post on how he used the Apple iPad to write a large portion of his upcoming novel Gun Machine. The post was a response to another one of my favorite comic-book scribes, Greg Rucka. Ellis used the iPad along with a “Logitech Zagg Keyboard Case for iPad,” PlainText, […]