Samsung Galaxy S6 – Better, but Still Dumb

I had a really hard time figuring out whether I wanted to post this article or not. With this site, I give my honest opinion and reviews on things, but I try to follow a general rule of ignoring things that I know for a fact that I’m going to hate, in order to prevent adding fuel to an already vitriolic fire within the internet. While I did only cover Windows-based MWC devices this year, this was not necessarily by design. I do pay attention to Android and iOS announcements and carefully consider whether or not I actually want to … Read more…

A Discussion of the State of Windows Phone

This article has been a few months in the making. But every single time I sit down to write what I want to write here, I end up descending into some sort of angry fanboyism and mention every single thing I hate about other platforms, making me question the reason for the article and even question whether I really like the platform for the right reasons. Then I go back to my phone, use it for a few more days, play with the iPhone 6 and a few Android phones in my local electronics retailers, and continue to realize how … Read more…

Microsoft Surface 2

There are going to be three reactions to this header: 1. Are you fucking nuts? The iPad/Samsung/Nexus/whatever-Android-tab-you-desire is a waaaayyy better tablet than the Micro$oft’s (hur hur) shitty piece of shit. 2. Why the fuck didn’t you get the Surface Pro? The Pro is REAL Windows, unlike that that crappy limited Windows RT they pass off as an OS. 3. What the fuck? Isn’t that like a $10 million table or something? Well, despite your feeling on this particular device, my Surface 2 has been my primary machine since I got it in late October. I absolutely love it. It … Read more…

HTC officially unveils the giant fingerprint scanning HTC One Max

After months of rumor and speculation (which I typically avoid), HTC finally made it official. The HTC One Max is HTC’s first entry into the phablet market. While its clear there are some compromises that were made, and it doesn’t truly compete in the same sphere as the Note 3, it still seems like it will be a fairly solid device. For all intents and purposes, this device is a big HTC One. Ginormous Screen The HTC One Max earns its Max moniker (although it slightly steals it from Motorola) by having a freaking giant screen. It still has the … Read more…

Can’t We All Just Enjoy Our Tech?

Hey readers. This article is partly to explain why I haven’t written a lot lately and partly to get up on a soap box and talk about one of the biggest problems facing the tech industry today. Rabid fanboyism. As much as I will try to talk about this without sounding like a fanboy myself, the fact is that it is unavoidable. Since tech giants are trying and succeeding in locking users into their respective walled gardens, it seems unavoidable that people who loved their walled garden experience won’t be rabid about their enjoyment of it. Despite the fact that … Read more…

Microsoft and Google are at it again: Who’s Scroogling Who

So Microsoft and Google are fighting about YouTube again. If you don’t remember the original battle, I’ll give a synopsis. During the early days of WP7, MS shipped the phones with a YouTube “app” that really just redirected you to the mobile YouTube site, because Google prevented access to the same “metadata” that Android and iOS has, and therefore a conventional app was not possible. MS further filed an anti-trust complaint with the Euopean Union, stating that “Without proper access to YouTube, Bing and other search engines cannot stand with Google on an equal footing in returning search results with … Read more…

LG G2: Will it matter?

Yesterday, the hyped-less-than-the-moto-X flagship LG G2 was announced alongside its more budget oriented cousins, the Optimus F6 and Optimus F3. Obviously, the lionshare of the coverage is going to the G2, and many are wondering how this handset compares. Its a powerhouse that will sell decently at first, but ultimately I think it will be a forgettable handset. Hah! Take that Samsung! Most of the internet is comparing this to the Galaxy S4, and for good reason. From its cheaper plasticky body to its beefy spec sheet, to the S-View-like QuickWindow optional covers, LG is clearly targeting Samsung’s typical M.O. … Read more…

Moto X (officially)

    So, its official. The most badly kept secret of late has been released as the Moto X. Many have complained, many have shown interest. I, for one, am intrigued. First the Bad News… The Moto X’s relatively weak specs were not a surprise. It’s been widely understood that the Moto X be coming with an older dual-core processor, so lets just get this out of the way. The Moto X will be featuring a modified Snapdragon S4 processor dubbed the Motorola X8, which is the same chip in their new Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini. Its not an octo-core processor, bur … Read more…