Tag Archive: damn

There’s a reason why headphones are so damn popular right now

As headphones get smarter, the market gets bigger.

The number of consumer gadgets that come out each year is impossible to keep up with, but even so, there are always couple niches that seem to be more popular than everything else. Some years it’s smartphones, game consoles, tablets, etc.

For the past couple of years, headphones have been standing out more and more than just about anything. New options are constantly hitting the market with new features  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XZ3 hands-on: Damn fine hardware, with potential pain points

This is some beautiful hardware that steps beyond the XZ2 in the right ways.

Sony’s strategy of releasing a new flagship phone every six months means you don’t have to wait long to see the company’s latest mobile tech. But it also means that the generation-over-generation changes are extremely subtle compared to others that refresh once a year. The Xperia XZ3 hasn’t broken that mold, but what has changed is notable and the overall product is still  [Read More…]

How does Samsung’s S Pen work so damn well?

The S Pen is part of the Galaxy Note and integrated through both hardware and software.

The Galaxy Note isn’t just a big phone. It’s Samsung’s cream of the crop and always ships with the best hardware and software Samsung has to offer, and the Galaxy Note 9 looks to be no exception. The Note is the Galaxy phone for people who want it all, or as close to “it all” as they can get. Part of  [Read More…]

Why is Fortnite so damn popular?

Epic Games’ battle royale hit has literally taken the world by storm. But why?

I won’t tell you how much money I’ve spent in Fortnite, buying skins and pickaxes and stupid little dances for my character to perform. I’m not even very good at it, but I’ve lost track of the hours I’ve spent jumping out of that bus and getting shotgunned in the face.

Fortnite was not a battle royale to begin with, and it had  [Read More…]

Bluboo R1 to be damn near unbreakable

Are you the type of phone user who tends to drop their device every once in awhile? If you’re like us, you hold your breath until you give it the once over, ensuring everything is okay — especially the display. There’s nothing quite like the pain of breaking the glass or screen on a phone. […]

Nanoleaf Aurora review: The coolest lights on the whole damn planet

It turns out the smart lights I’ve wanted all along aren’t lightbulb shaped.

I’ve been thoroughly invested in smart lighting for a while now. Several rooms in my house have been fully converted, fully connected to Google Home for voice control, and so far I’m pretty happy with the setup. Smart lighting is absolutely the way forward for me, especially as costs come down and more options become available. Combining convenience with a familiar form factor is  [Read More…]

It’s a damn shame the Pixel doesn’t have a Nexus-style ‘carpet’ case

I need that carpet in my life, Google.

With each hardware release, Google trots out a whole new set of accessories and cases. Some are bigger hits than others, but you can point to each Nexus release of the past few years and find a couple of truly uniquely designed cases or covers that actually approach being worth the super-high prices Google charges.

Last year, that was the Nexus 6P and 5X case affectionately referred to as  [Read More…]

Damn, PlayStation VR is going to crush everything

Sony’s VR offering was always going to be good, and now we know just how good.

Early adopters are going to look at the PlayStation VR as the “late” entry to the VR space for this generation, but the truth is launching this headset will be the official start of high quality VR for everyone. Sony’s post-E3 hype train for PlayStation VR has just started, and we took a quick look at what makes this headset  [Read More…]

It’s damn time we got rid of the century old 3.5mm audio jack

It’s 2016. The world’s most iconic smartphone, Apple’s iPhone 7, is rumored to do away with the 3.5mm audio jack. Android manufacturers are already moving away from it. The Moto Z and 2016 LeEco range have been released without the traditional connection. What’s happening? In the technology sector, nothing can be granted immunity from aging and

DKnight Magicbox 2 Review: A damn fine budget speaker

Just like looking for an Android phone, it can be a pretty daunting process to find a decent speaker. The Internet is filled with a vast amount of speakers available for purchase. Fortunately, there are several reputable brands out there for you to choose from, even in the budget range. The MagicBox II Speaker in