Articles by Carly Z

Samsung’s Galaxy Book 2 Is the Culmination of 2-in-1 PC Promises

The only thing more sought-after than cold fusion and alchemy is a tablet/laptop hybrid that actually delivers on the best parts of each. Microsoft laid the groundwork with the Surface line, and now Samsung is jumping in with the Galaxy Book 2, boasting Windows 10, LTE connectivity, and an eye-popping 20 hours of battery life.



Indigo Books Arrives in America, and We’re Impressed!

Indigo is a huge Canadian bookstore chain, and they’ve opened their first United States location in Short Hills, NJ. It happens to be right by where I work, so I swung by on my way home today to check it out…and, well, Indigo is best described as an experience, not a store.



Dell XPS and Alienware Aurora Desktops Get Newer, Faster Intel Processors

Desktop towers went from being a fixture in every home to a rarity, but the ones that are still made fit niches that go above and beyond the sea of boring laptops. Dell is trying to make you excited for a desktop again by adding Intel K-Series processors into new XPS and Alienware desktops! Alienware Aurora is designed to give…


How My iPhone 8+ Gave Grandma the Best Birthday Ever

I recently gave my Grandma an amazing gift for her 90th birthday; I took photos from throughout her life and using a combination of Google PhotoScan, PicStitch, iMovie, and iTunes, I made a slideshow featuring friends and family. It only cost me some time, but the look on my grandma’s face when we showed it to her was priceless. 



G-Shock Goes Next Level with Fitness Tracking and More in the GBA-800

I haven’t watched American Horror Story: Apocalypse, but I’m assuming it’s relatively unrealistic. If they wanted to make it more realistic, the only thing left standing would clearly be Casio G-Shock watches. And probably Starbucks. But definitely G-Shocks. Casio has updated the already indestructible G-Shock line with the new GBA-800, which adds fitness tracking to general badassery.


Print out of Tight Spaces with the Epson XP-6000

Let’s face it, as paperless as we’re going, you still need a printer regularly. School forms, medical forms, random reports, all kinds of things still sometimes need to be printed physically. So you need a printer, and you might as well have one that’s compact and can handle everything from basic printing to photos. Enter the Epson XP-6000.


August and Yale Locks Give You New Ways to Smarten up Your Doors

Everything in your house is getting smarter, and your locks are no exception. Aside from maybe worrying you didn’t unplug the hairdryer or turn off the oven, fretting over whether you locked your door after leaving is probably everyone’s biggest worry. August Home is teaming up with sibling brand Yale Locks to help alleviate that worry with new smart locks!


BuilderBots Are Toys That Teach Coding

Learning the basics of coding is becoming as important as reading and math skills for young children. There are a number of ways for kids to learn, but the best is sneaking learning exercises into doing fun stuff, and speaking as the parent of a 5-year-old, it’s nearly universal that trucks and building things will attract children. Enter UBTech’s BuilderBots.


Rocketbook and Think Board Team Up on Kickstarter for a Rocketbook’d Whiteboard

The folks at Rocketbook make an awesome product. Jot down your thoughts, snap a photo with the app, and upload it to the cloud service or email of your choice. Wipe your notebook clean, and do it all over again. They’ve teamed up with the folks at Think Board to combine Rocketbook’s magic with Think Board’s peel and stick whiteboards…



Alcatel Proves Small Tablets Aren’t Dead Yet

For a market that’s supposedly dying, tablets are getting an awful lot of attention again. There’s still demand for a screen that’s bigger than a phone, smaller than a computer, and able to entertain you or be productive. Alcatel’s new 3T 8 isn’t flashy, but on paper it’s a solid workhorse tablet for a very good price.



Dear Facebook, I’m Just Not That Into You

I stopped visiting Facebook about 2 weeks ago. It wasn’t a conscious declaration, it was just that I felt like Facebook was becoming a crutch to distract me, and it wasn’t something I enjoyed. I probably would have drifted back sooner, but Facebook has been inundating me with emails like a needy ex, and it’s starting to creep me out…


Neato Robotics Has New Robots to Keep Your Home Neat(o)

Robot vacuums are one of the greatest inventions ever. It’s like having Rosie from the Jetsons, but without the dusting or conversational skills. In fact, I have one at home and my son seems to be under the impression it is some kind of robot pet. Neato has some new vacuums at IFA that take cleaning to a new level!


Lenovo’s Star Wars Jedi Challenges Embraces Its Dark Side

Lenovo knows that deep down, we all want to be Jedis. Who doesn’t look good with a laser sword and a bathrobe? They’ve already tapped into that primal desire with their Star Wars Jedi Challenges Augmented Reality game, and now they’re adding more features, plus a chance to play as everyone’s favorite moody emo darkside guy, Kylo Ren.


Lenovo Unleashes an Army of Computers on IFA 2018

If you’re in the market for a laptop this fall, you’ll want to pay close attention to what’s coming out of IFA, especially from Lenovo! They’ve got Yoga, Thinkpad, and Chromebook updates, meaning something is likely to fit your needs and your budget.


Samsung Gives Us 8K Resolution Televisions with the New Q900FN!

We have more and more ways to enjoy cinematic experiences right at home. Streaming services are offering better and better content, soundbars and other speaker system enhancements bring the audio to life, and televisions just keep improving. Samsung is intent on taking this to the next level with their new Q900FN TV with an absolutely futuristic 8K resolution.


Casio Blazes a New Trail with Their Updated Pro-Trek WSD-F30

There are a lot of fitness trackers/smartwatches out there that claim to fit any scenario, but if there’s any niche that needs special attention, it’s the outdoors. You need to be conscious of battery life, feature availability without internet, and of course, ruggedness. Casio has been nailing it with their Pro-Trek WSD line, and the newest WSD-F30 looks eye-poppingly good.