Articles by Judie Lipsett Stanford

6 Months with the Pixel 4

The Google Pixel 4 was released in October 2019; it was the anticipated follow-up to the Pixel 3, which has continued to be a favorite for many Android users due to its solid hardware, amazing cameras, and the stock Android experience. 6 months have passed since the Pixel 4’s release. Did you buy one? Has it lived up to your expectations?


The Huawei P40 Series Touts #VisionaryPhotography

Do any of you who aren’t professional photographers still carry around a DSLR? Or is the quality of the camera on your smartphone one of the deciding factors before you’ll buy, knowing it will likely be the only camera that you ever carry? If the latter description fits you, you’ll want to pay attention to the Huawei P40 Series.




The Aukey Omnia 65W Fast-Charge USB-C Dual Port Charger Is Tiny and Powerful

I’ll never understand why chargers with only one USB port are sold. 9 times out of 10, if you’re charging your laptop, you’ll want to top-off your phone as well. And since many modern laptops only include one Type-C port, you’re SOL unless you have a separate charger. With the Aukey Omnia 65W Fast Charge USB-C Dual Port Charger, that’s not an issue.



Arlo Pro 3 2K QHD Wire-Free Security 2-Camera System Review

Maybe you’ve lost packages to porch-pirates, or maybe you have a stalker ex; perhaps you live in an isolated area, and you need to know what’s going on when you’re not home. For those reasons and many more, adding security cameras around your home’s perimeter can give you peace of mind, and the Arlo Pro 3 system is a great choice to consider.


LG V60 ThinQ 5G Evolves for Better Productivity and Entertainment

Folding displays may be the future, but that doesn’t mean the tech is quite ready for everyone’s use or that everyone will even want it or will want to pay for it. The LG V60 ThinQ 5G gives you a gorgeous metal and glass slab with excellent specs that can be turned into a dual-screen device when needed.


Huawei Mate Xs Hardware Is a Solution, but There’s Still a Problem

There’s a lot of buzz about folding displays right now; in the US, we have the OG Samsung Fold along with the new Samsung Z Flip and Motorola Razer flip-style phones from which to choose. Huawei dazzled us last year with the China-only Mate X. Today, Huawei has introduced its next-gen Mate Xs with almost worldwide availability.



Senstone Portable Voice Assistant: Take Easy Notes with Transcriptions

Senstone began life as a Kickstarter project; in fact, Dan was an early backer. I missed that window but then received one for review. It’s an impressive voice recorder that goes anywhere and quickly delivers accurate transcriptions that are available on your phone. Senstone can be worn clipped to your clothes or with the optional pendant.


An Interview with Asher Dowson, House of Worship Segment Manager at D&B Audiotechnik

D&b is known throughout the professional audio community for its groundbreaking Soundscape technology; at NAMM, we had a chance to visit with Asher Dowson, the House of Worship segment manager at d&b audiotechnik. He was the one to fill us in on the concept of d&b’s belief that “everyone should experience the same impeccable quality of sound, regardless of their position in the audience.”



Gear Diary’s Best of CES 2020 Awards

Another CES has come and gone, and as we have in the past, we’ve sorted through hundreds upon hundreds of products to bring you the ones we thought were the most exciting, useful, disruptive, or clever. Take a look at our Best of CES 2020 award picks, and see what you think!



Discovering the Future of Tech at the SEOUL Smart City and Smart Life Event

If you hear “start-up” and think “Silicon Valley,” then you need to expand your horizons. There are a tremendous number of places where new ideas are bringing massive improvements to how we live around the world. The Seoul Smart City and Smart Life pavilion showcased for us some very exciting ideas coming out of Korea that are worth following closely! Here are five that piqued our interest.



Celebrate CES 2020 with Our Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (4th Gen) Giveaway

If you hadn’t noticed by the onslaught of CES news here and on other sites, the event’s news cycle is in full swing. Although the show floors won’t actually open until Tuesday the 7th, we’re already hard at work bringing you the latest. One of the brands that never fails to disappoint with new and upgraded products is Lenovo, and this year is no exception.


Huawei FreeBuds 3 Review

Huawei begged for comparison to Apple’s AirPods when they made the FreeBuds 3 look like the ubiquitous earbuds. The FreeBuds 3 style is so close to AirPods, that from a few feet away, you’d be forgiven for assuming that the white stem with a chrome end dipping low from your subway seatmate’s ears was the non-noise canceling version of Airpods, but you’d be wrong.


Win a Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Windows Laptop!

Here to spread a bit of holiday cheer and end the year on a high note, Lenovo has sent us a ThinkBook 14s to give away to one of our lucky readers! This laptop has a 14″ FHD IPS anti-glare display (non-touchscreen), 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, an 8th generation Intel i5-8265U 1.6GHz processor, a fingerprint scanner for security, and it runs Windows 10 Home.


Qualcomm Snapdragon Powered ‘Always-On, Always’ Connected PC Comes of Age

The idea of an “always-on”, “always connected” computer has been around for a while. Unfortunately, the available technology wasn’t quite ready to make such computers possible. Thanks to the just-announced new Qualcomm Snapdragon Compute platform portfolio, the “always computer” may finally be at hand. Long battery life, AI, and cellular connectivity are just the beginning of this revolution.