Motorola has done a fantastic job of creating several smartphone features that have made their way to other platforms. Wireless voice controls, camera twist gestures, and always-on displays all started in the original Moto X. With the Moto Z, Motorola is taking smartphone innovation a step further. In fact, the level of innovation with the Moto Z is so unique, I think it’s fair to say Motorola just leapfrogged the competition. The Moto Z is the world’s first truly modular smartphone, and that’s a great thing. Keep reading to read our Moto Z review, plus have a chance to win your own! Continue reading
When it comes to choosing a wireless router for your home, there is an overwhelming amount of choice. Fortunately, TP-Link has put their best technology into their Archer 3200 wireless router, so you can get the best connection possible in your home. The full name of this device is the TP-Link AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Router, which in layman’s terms, means this router is fast! Speed aside, though, I’ve really enjoyed using this router and the features it includes. Read more find out why it stands out to me as one of the best routers I’ve tried. Continue reading
This month I got the pleasure of testing out one of the newest types of gadgets around: a 360 degree camera. These cameras use two 180-degree lenses to record a fully immersive snapshot of the world around you. Whether through video or stills, the photos captured with a 360 camera are by far the most engaging I’ve ever seen. LG was kind enough to lend me their new LG 360 Cam, which is one of very few 360 cameras on the market right now. So, is a 360 camera right for you? Read on to find out more. Continue reading
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For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved Apple. I painted a giant apple on my wall when I was ten. I’ve read the Steve Jobs biography twice, and when he died in 2011 I hung a framed picture of him in my room. To this day, every device I use was designed by Apple in California. There’s a magic feeling that comes with unboxing a new Apple product. I felt it for the first time when I got the original iPod shuffle. It was like nothing I had ever seen: completely white and shockingly simple. I felt it again when my father unboxed his iPhone 4. That product was a work of art. With glass on both sides and polished aluminum around the edges, it looked like it had been plucked from the future and dropped into 2010. That was part of the magic surrounding Apple – they kept inventing the next big thing, and you could have one.
In recent years though, it feels more and more like iPhones are losing that forward-thinking quality. Today, any innovation made to the iPhone feels either forced or expected. The verdict is in: when it comes to the iPhone, the magic is gone. Continue reading
When it comes to smartphone innovation, we often get stuck in a cycle of incremental innovation. Motorola, owned by Lenovo, has decided to change things up with some of the most disruptive smartphone innovation the industry has seen in years. I had the chance to attend Lenovo Tech World, where Ashton Kutcher and the CEO of Lenovo unveiled the new Moto Z and changed the smartphone game. Continue reading