November 3, 2014
I just spent a few days traveling with HTC’s brand new Nexus 9. It’s definitely the best Android tablet I’ve ever used, and Lollipop is absolutely wonderful. Here’s my video review!
The 8.9-inch IPS display looks gorgeous, and the stereo BoomSound speakers are terrific. NVIDIA’s 64-bit Tegra K1 is super fast, and battery life appears to be holding up so far.
Still, there’s room for improvement. Both the power/lock key and volume rocker are difficult to locate by feel and provide little tactile feedback. The 8MP rear camera lacks HDR. It’s also a bit too heavy for my taste.
Finally, there’s the matter of price. $399 buys you last year’s iPad Air or today’s iPad mini (now with Touch ID), which offer a significantly better tablet-optimized app ecosystem…
February 21, 2014
Last year’s Moto X left me cold (too pricey, too mid-range) but I’m a big fan of the Moto G (aka. the baby Nexus). Here’s my video review.
February 8, 2014
Yes, I’ve finally relaunched my mobile tech podcast, talking with tnkgrl!
For episode #101 (59 min) my guest is no other than the amazing Brad Molen and the topic is Google and Android — specifically the recent Nest acquisition, Samsung patent deal, and Motorola sale to Lenovo. Tangents include Microsoft’s new CEO and Jolla’s smartphone…
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November 17, 2013
I’ve been using the Nexus 5 as my primary handset for a little over two weeks. Here’s my video review.
Once you’re done with the video, take a look at some camera samples.
April 24, 2011
Last month I covered CTIA for Engadget in Orlando. It was a lot of work with little sleep, but it was also great fun!
Check out my pictures above (slide show – including Shamu), and hit the break to see the news I reported…
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April 23, 2011
About a month ago, I got my dirty little hands on the HTC Thunderbolt, thanks to the lovely folks at Verizon…
It’s basically an HTC EVO 4G with LTE instead of WiMAX plus a few other improvements, and it’s the first LTE smartphone available in the US.
Check out my unboxing video, and be sure to read this great review for all the juicy details!
March 13, 2011
Read my Amazon Kindle DX review and it’s clear that I’m neither an avid book reader, nor a fan of E-ink technology. But when Barnes & Noble recently discounted its Nook Color E-Book reader for $200, I decided to take the plunge.
See, the Nook Color is basically an Android tablet disguised as an E-book reader – complete with a 7″ glass capacitive color LCD touchscreen instead of an E-ink display. It’s already been hacked to run stock Froyo, Gingerbread, and even Honeycomb.
Take a look at my unboxing video, and expect some unboxing pictures & more coverage soon :)