Moto Z review: Do we need modular phones?

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When Motorola first announced the Moto Z and its modular attachments, I was excited. I loved the modular phone concept that LG started with the G5. But unlike the G5, the Moto Z could swap modules without shutting down the phone. I was baffled at how clunky LG’s modular design looked next to Motorola’s. However,… Continue reading Moto Z review: Do we need modular phones?

Installing CyanogenMod on my Moto X made me want to switch to an iPhone

Moto X 2014 on Sarvi Dock

My Moto X is working fine but over time, like all Android phones, it became slow. Instead of performing a factory reset, I decided to install CyanogenMod. For those unfamiliar, Cyanogen is a small software company that makes a fork of Android called CyanogenMod. It’s completely customizable and has a ton of innovative features not… Continue reading Installing CyanogenMod on my Moto X made me want to switch to an iPhone

Why I wear a normal watch

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I’ve always loved technology because it’s done so much to make our lives better. But when smartwatches started taking off, I was less than impressed. Even today, I do not wear a smartwatch. Instead, I wear mechanical watches, a technology that was superseded by battery-powered quartz watches and now smartwatches. For me, smartwatches don’t solve… Continue reading Why I wear a normal watch

Mountek nGroove vs. Koomus CD-Eco: comparison and review

Mountek nGroove

  There are a ton of ways to mount your smartphone in your car from suction cups to vent mounts. However, not all vent mounts work in every car and suction cups may fall off when the temperature changes. The best solution for me has been CD slot car mounts, which cannibalize the CD slot… Continue reading Mountek nGroove vs. Koomus CD-Eco: comparison and review

Review: Anker TC930 Ultra-Slim keyboard for the iPad Air 2 and Air

Anker ultra-slim keyboard for iPad Air and Air 2

The Apple iPad is now a legitimate productivity machine but that wasn't always the case. When the first iPad debuted, I remember explaining to customers at the campus computer store where I worked why they were better off buying a laptop. But times have changed and my iPad is now powerful enough for my needs… Continue reading Review: Anker TC930 Ultra-Slim keyboard for the iPad Air 2 and Air

How Subaru became the Apple of car manufacturers

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Subaru is killing it. Demand for Subarus is skyrocketing and the company is struggling to meet demand. The automaker's plants are at full capacity and its dealerships are asking for more inventory. According to Bloomberg, Subaru's profit margins are 9%, besting Toyota (8%) and BMW (7.2%). For a small automaker, that number is incredible. But… Continue reading How Subaru became the Apple of car manufacturers

Windows 10 available July 29. Here’s how to reserve your free copy

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Microsoft announced today that Windows 10 will be available for desktops and laptops on July 29th. The company promised to roll out Windows 10 in mid-2015 for free and has kept its promise. But Windows 10 won't stay free forever; starting July 29th, users will have one year to download the free upgrade. After that,… Continue reading Windows 10 available July 29. Here’s how to reserve your free copy

The fatal flaw of all smartwatches

Motorola Moto 360 size comparison

Before this week's reveal of the Apple Watch, its designer Jony Ive famously told journalists that the Swiss watchmaking industry was "fucked." While the Appe Watch is by far the most beautiful and feature packed smartwatch to date, I don't think Swiss watchmakers are fucked at all. In fact, I don't think they're even making… Continue reading The fatal flaw of all smartwatches

Google has lost its way with personalized results

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Last week, Google silently rolled out a new feature for their search algorithm called "Search, plus Your World," with an emphasis on the "plus." What Google has managed to do is to give their own service, Google +, more clout than any other social network within their search results. With this strategic move, Google has lost… Continue reading Google has lost its way with personalized results