Review: iPhone X

Review: iPhone X

The iPhone X (yes, it’s pronounced “10”, not “ex”) was announced to much fanfare, and fans immediately began salivating over it. Critics argued that it was merely copying what was already out there–phones like the Galaxy S8, the LG G6, and others. And while those criticisms are somewhat valid, after using the iPhone X for a few days, it’s clear that they’re not exactly true. This really is a next-generation smart-phone, and in many ways has arrived ahead of time.

Apple, I Wish I Could Quit You

Apple, I Wish I Could Quit You

With the release of the next wave of Android flagship phones, namely the Galaxy S8 by Samsung, I find myself lusting over that new phone, and yet, want as I might, I cannot make myself switch back to Android. Apple has managed to lock me in, and I can’t navigate...
Review: Apple AirPods

Review: Apple AirPods

At long last, truly wireless earbuds! Apple has received a lot of criticism for the AirPods since their announcement. Many have complained about the look of the ear buds, the price, and the idea that it might be easy to lose them, but few people have actually provided...
Review: Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Gen)

Review: Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Gen)

Amazon wants us all to believe that the Echo, and Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, is something we absolutely need in our homes. She’s an always-listening artificial-intelligence assistant, ready to help out in myriad ways. Alexa can provide information...
What I Read in 2016: The Year In Review

What I Read in 2016: The Year In Review

For the Goodreads graphical version of this report, click here. Over the past few years, I’ve set myself fairly aggressive reading goals, and managed to hit those goals. 2016 is the first year that I can remember falling short of my goal, and not by a little bit—but a...
I Want More From Artificial Intelligence

I Want More From Artificial Intelligence

  Siri. Cortana. Google Assistant. Alexa. These are all variations of today’s artificial intelligence-based assistants. They all let you do roughly the same things, like adding items to your calendar; sending messages; setting alarms and timers; and doing basic web...
Why I’m Excited About the iPhone 7

Why I’m Excited About the iPhone 7

On Wednesday, September 7th, 2016, Apple announced the latest generation of iPhone, which they’re calling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Ironically, the rumors on the internet indicate that Apple will radically re-design the iPhone in 2017, for the tenth-anniversary...
What I Read in 2015: The Year In Review

What I Read in 2015: The Year In Review

For the condensed, graphically pretty version of this that Goodreads provides, click here. While my reading rates continue to decline, my to-read list certainly hasn’t kept pace; it has grown by a full 20 books this year, which means nearly every book I read got...
Another 24 Hours with a Windows Tablet

Another 24 Hours with a Windows Tablet

In February, 2014, I wrote a post titled “24 Hours with a Windows Tablet“. I had purchased a Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet, with the intention of using it primarily as a media consumption device, and having the added benefit of it being a full-blown computer...