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Review: The Nexus Player is Okay…Let’s Hope it Improves

Review: The Nexus Player is Okay…Let’s Hope it Improves

When Google announced the new Asus-made Nexus Player in October, it took a lot of us in the tech news world by surprise. We’d heard rumblings of a set-top box coming from Google that would run its new TV-optimized … [Read more...]

Review: Nexus 9 is a Premium, Pricey Tablet

Review: Nexus 9 is a Premium, Pricey Tablet

The Nexus 9, made by HTC, is a pretty slick device. With a screen that just barely falls below nine inches, it’s a skinny slab that feels like a premium device without seeming like you need to treat it with kid gloves. … [Read more...]

MessageHub: A Great Idea That Needs Some Fine Tuning

MessageHub: A Great Idea That Needs Some Fine Tuning

If you want to stay socially engaged on the web, you've got to learn to manage more than one social media network – and maybe even three or four or more. Just dealing with Twitter and Facebook in each of their separate … [Read more...]

Review: Microsoft’s Excellent Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse

Review: Microsoft’s Excellent Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse

I’ve been working while traveling since last Friday, and been using my beloved Surface Pro 3 as my laptop replacement. But knowing how much I enjoy using a mouse when I work, I went ahead and bought the Arc Touch … [Read more...]

Review: Metrico for PS Vita Justifies “Games as Art”

Review: Metrico for PS Vita Justifies “Games as Art”

Since buying my PlayStation Vita a few years ago, I haven’t given it a ton of use. It’s certainly capable as a video game system, but there have been very few games made for the portable console that have made me sit up … [Read more...]

Review: M4VGear Kills DRM on iTunes Videos

Review: M4VGear Kills DRM on iTunes Videos

When the first wave of MP3s and music piracy first hit the web, publishers responded by exploring as many digital rights management, or DRM, options as possible. Apple and iTunes helped make digital media purchases the … [Read more...]

Surface Pro 3 Review: Great PC, Good Tablet, Big Price

Surface Pro 3 Review: Great PC, Good Tablet, Big Price

I’m not one for signs, or fate, or anything like that, but it’s difficult not to see the significance in the fact that I’m writing this review on my third Surface Pro 3. That’s right: there are two other Surface Pro 3 … [Read more...]

Review: PROTAG Duet

Review: PROTAG Duet

When I’m at home, my keys typically hang on a key rack near the front door. Hanging them there has become habit; I walk in the door, I hang up my keys, and go about my business. Like a lot of habits, it’s something I do … [Read more...]

Review: HTC One M8 is the Best Android Smartphone

Review: HTC One M8 is the Best Android Smartphone

When we got the invite to go to the HTC One M8 launch event in NYC on March 25, there wasn't much left [feature wise] to surprise us with.  But being the tech enthusiasts that we are (and that we know you are), we … [Read more...]

Review: Wren Sound Bluetooth Speaker Offers Big Sound (for a Big Price)

Review: Wren Sound Bluetooth Speaker Offers Big Sound (for a Big Price)

There are no shortage of Bluetooth-enabled devices in our homes. If you own a smartphone, chances are you’re capable of streaming audio to some other device if you’re not interested in listening to tunes on the phone’s … [Read more...]