Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mobile World Congress 2015, Day One: SAMSUNG, LG, HTC, WHY?

Mobile World Congress 2015 is arguably one of my favorite trade shows of the year, along with CES. New mobile devices are being flaunted here and there, major corporations are making risky bets and mistakes...

Yeah, it's that time of year again. Prepare yourselves for snark, confusion, and the ever-present question:


Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Fight with APUSH and Oklahoma

As a high school student, I had the honor of taking three different AP courses and one dual-credit course to count for college credit. These four college level courses helped me not only earn credit to move up from certain classes, but also prepared me for the intense studying I had to do for college.

However, with new changes to the AP United States History curriculum (lovingly nicknamed APUSH), many people are getting mad. Lawmakers are scrambling to either ban the course, cut funding for it, or change up the course to better fit what they think needs to be put in it.

Everyone. Calm down. We can fix this rationally. Both sides are at fault.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Nvidia Shield Tablet vs. Razer Forge TV: Battle of the Android Gaming Devices

Gaming and the Android mobile OS used to seem like a pair of odd bedfellows when it comes down to the mobile gaming movement, particularly on phones. Tablets, however, seem to get some more love; take the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet, for example. At a $300 starting price tag, you get a tablet with a stylus that not only features a top-of-the mobile processor with the Tegra K1, you also get the ability to play PC-quality games on it either through its GRID gaming service or through streaming games from your own gaming PC. However, the Razer Forge TV has come up as a challenge at $100, offering the same streaming feature for less yet sacrificing mobility; it's a TV set-top box running Android TV. The question is, which one is better for you?

Friday, January 9, 2015

The Internet of Things Explained

It's one of the hottest growing trends in consumer tech, and yet the term used to describe it is confusing yet equally all-encompassing. It's been a major topic at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and it's becoming a device category that will become more and more talked about in the coming months. What does it really mean to understand the Internet of Things? What exactly is the Internet of Things?

Monday, December 1, 2014

Tablets, tablets, tablets: what to look for when buying this season

'Tis the season to buy stuff for Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus/etcetera! One popular tech toy that you or your loved ones may be asking for is a tablet, which is certainly a handy piece of equipment for games, notes, reading, and media. Tablets are basically oversized phones, but many do not have the capability to make calls or texts. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nokia's N1 tablet flips a rather obscene gesture at Microsoft

Per their arrangement, when Microsoft acquired Nokia's mobile phone division, Nokia can't sell mobile phones anymore. Nokia no longer can make handsets with Microsoft's still-struggling Windows Phone platform, nor will they.

But that doesn't mean they can't do other things to get at Microsoft. And they did just that today.

Meet the Nokia N1 tablet, dear readers.