December 2014

ProClip Keeps My iPhone 6+ Safe on the Road

I recently upgraded to an iPhone 6+ and a 2015 Lexus IS 250 F-Sport. A new phone and a new car meant I needed to rethink how I used technology on the go. The car has Apple’s EyesFree, but I still need a safe, secure place for my phone to charge. That’s where ProClip came in quite handy. I’ve used ProClips’s products on and off for many years and am consistently impressed with the quality and selection. The products can become pricey rather quickly, but you get what you pay for in many cases, and that certainly is true here. In addition, the system tends…


Tech On TV: Element Case Makes a Cameo on White Collar

I’m a big fan of the television show White Collar (and am bummed the series is coming to an end, and don’t get me started on The Newsroom being done. Grrrrr!) I especially loved the fact that, on the last episode, Element Case made a cameo. We are excited to visit the company’s booth at CES, and we already have a few of their new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ cases on the way for review. We will keep you posted, but do check out these pictures of an iPhone encased in one of the premium Element Case cases. And…


Phorce Freedom Keeps Your Mobile Devices Charged and Carried in Style

Does your bag manage your devices and keep them powered, too? Can it be a briefcase, a messenger bag, or a backpack? If you have the Phorce Freedom, then your answer will undoubtably be yes, yes, yes! The Freedom can charge “up to two devices simultaneously with two LED backlit USB reversible ports. It has a “built-in, flight-friendly, rechargeable 15,000 mAH lithium-ion battery which charges the bag to full power in eight hours. The Phorce Freedom features “intelligent connectors that automatically supply the correct voltage for your device”, and it has a “Smart Power Core includes power save function that automatically…


Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Review on PlayStation 3

The fast paced, double stick, and multi-directional shooter franchise continues as Geometry Wars³: Dimensions features online play, leaderboards, furious music, and new boss fights plus a single player campaign mode called “Adventure” where movement is the key to success as players can enjoy a retro title full of content and fun.


Old Mix CDs Prove Some Things Have Sadly Not Changed

I found a stack of old CDs in our attic a few weeks ago, and I was enjoying the nostalgia of listening to mix CDs I made 10-15 years ago. But as I’ve gone through the various tracks, I noticed a disturbing trend; many of the social issues being addressed in this CDs are still issues a decade later.


Fuel my Route Helps you Get Home for the Holidays

I was listening to Tom Merritt’s Daily Tech News Show and they mentioned a great site and app that will help you save money while going home for the holidays. It’s called Fuel my Route, and the goal is to show the price of gas along the route you’re traveling. This in turn should help you find the cheapest gas.


Dog & Bone Makes a Wetsuit for your Phone – Yes, Really

A wetsuit for your phone? Are you kidding me? This I gotta see. This was my initial reaction when reading the press release for the new Wetsuit waterproof case for the iPhone 6 by Australian accessory company Dog & Bone. Yes, the Wetsuit is designed to make your device waterproof and shock-proof while allowing direct touch access to the screen.


’80 Days’ Is a Journey Worth Taking on iOS or Android

Think about this – interactive ‘build your own adventure’ storybook plugged into a role-playing adventure, based on the classic Jules Verne story ‘Around the World in 80 Days‘. Seems like a lot – but when put in the hands of Inkle Studios, the result is an amazing game that recently topped Time’s ‘Top 10 Video Games of 2014’!



NASCAR to Part Ways with Sprint in 2016: Who’s Next?

In 2003, NASCAR entered into a sponsorship with Nextel, which then merged with Sprint. This was well before smartphones were all the rage.  Today NASCAR has announced that Sprint will be ending its relationship at the end of 2015, severing Sprint’s exclusive rights to apps covering the sport which is a good thing.  



Uber’s Real Flaw Gets Exposed During the Sydney Hostage Crisis

I’ve never used Uber, but I am familiar with it. They’ve had their fair share of issues related to their “surge” pricing, where the price of a ride can double, triple, or even quadruple depending on demand. But their response to their surge pricing during the hostage situation in Sydney, Australia showed Uber’s true attitude towards the communities they claim to serve.


GrooveOtter Might Help You Get Things Done

Working from home I often find myself not wanting to take a break sometimes; with all the comforts of home it can be hard to realize how hard I am working. Recently, I came across GrooveOtter, which is purportedly an app that will help you get things done and not feel exhausted. Well, it’s not an app; it’s a website.


Opera Coast Seeks to Deliver the Future of Mobile Web Browsing

Mobile web browsers have a unique challenge – delivering an experience optimized for a smaller screen, has less available memory, but also delivers the full content of a desktop browser. The result is browsers that seem to constantly reload tabs, fill up with ads and provide a scaled-down experience. Enter Opera Coast 4.0, the latest from the innovative browser developer.


Hush Smart Earplugs May Help You Get Rest

As a person afflicted with obstructive sleep apnea, I recognize when I have had a good night sleep. One issue I struggle with is that I hear my machine as well as other sounds when trying to sleep. On Kickstarter, I came across this interesting project that aims to change that with Hush, the first smart set of earplugs.


2015 Infiniti QX60 Delivers Luxury to the Middle Class

Infiniti brings luxury back to the middle class – the mid-size crossover utility class that is. The QX that shares its architecture with the Nissan Pathfinder has returned to the Infiniti lineup after a 10-year hiatus and it arrived as a three-row, seven-passenger unibody crossover surviving a couple rounds of renaming strategy sessions and offering a choice of power trains.



Tego Trio Cable Make You A Hero

When at a conference (or even a holiday gathering), invariably someone forgets their cable and their phone gets low on power. This is where Tego’s Trio Cable comes in. This is an Apple certified cable that is really just a MicroUSB cable with a couple of add ons which will make you look like a hero!


Nillkin Sparkle Leather Cover Hard Case for Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

One of the inexpensive ways to carry and protect your Sony Xperia Z3 compact is the Nillkin Sparkle Leather Cover Hard Case. It has come “bling” without being obnoxious. Better still, it actually protects the small Sony super-phone with aplomb and it won’t break the bank thanks to its inexpensive cost. It was immediately clear to my why this case carries the name it does. The design of the case catches the light in such a manner that it truly does “sparkle” as you move it around. The company notes that the Sparkle Leather Case is made from “select imported…



Why I Cancelled My Kindle Unlimited Subscription

A few weeks ago I was reminiscing about my favorite science fiction book from my childhood. It was an anthology of short stories, and some intense Googling determined it was out of print. My search led me to the local library, and after poking around for just a few minutes, I cancelled my Kindle Unlimited subscription.