10 years ago, people were predicting the physical book was dead. eBooks were the rage, and everyone was predicting Kindles and Nooks would replace physical books on our shelves, in our backpacks, and on our nightstands. Instead, the physical book launched an unexpected comeback, the Nook is dying, and eBooks are back to being a niche; but they’re not dead.
Articles by Carly Z
If you have children, you know that they can magically bend the laws of physics. More specifically, they can take a small amount of something, say, 2 crackers, and turn it into a pile of crumbs that cover the interior of an average sedan. There’s always the car wash vacuum and using up all your laundry quarters, or there’s Autowit…
The big news out of MWC 2019 has been folding phones, but they’re so last week. Nubia Alpha is the next big thing, because it’s your phone, your smartwatch, AND a stylish bit of jewelry!
Lenovo has high-end business computers covered, but they create some excellent consumer devices as well. Their IdeaPad line is for everyday computing, and the new lineup covers everything you could possibly want, from simple to powerful to all-in-one devices.
Lenovo’s ThinkPad line is famous for being workhorses that will never let you down. They’re aiming to continue that tradition with five new models from portability to power.
Lenovo makes excellent computers, and they have every possible area of mobile computing power covered between laptops, convertibles, and Chromebooks. Now they’re adding to their mobile domination with a portable monitor, the ThinkVision M14.
Once upon a time, Samsung’s Galaxy line was seen as a copy of the iPhone; there were even multiple lawsuits between the two companies over it. There’s no mistaking the new Galaxy S10 line for an iPhone now, though, it’s gone from a “copycat” to a “holy crap” with some amazing new models including the new Galaxy Fold!
There’s a cliché phrase, “If at first, you don’t succeed, try again”. Apparently, that’s how Apple feels about publishing, because they’re convinced their prior explosive failure at eBooks was a one-off, and they’ve got a great new subscription plan in the works. I’m sure publishers will love … wait, giving a 50% cut to Apple? Does Tim Cook have a…
Tablets went from being the next big thing in computing to almost an afterthought. Phones have gotten bigger, computers have gotten smaller and even picked up touchscreens, so it means the humble tablet has to work even harder to stand out. Luckily for Huawei, the new MediaPad M5 Lite covers what you need and what you didn’t know you wanted!
We had the chance to check out Samsung’s new QLED televisions at CES, and they were stunning. Samsung sells literal work of art TVs called “The Frame”, but even their QLED televisions are jaw-dropping in both looks and price!
Half my household has really enjoyed testing the Monster Illuminessence lighting kits the last few weeks. The new Monster fan enjoyed the intuitiveness of the remotes, the tremendous number of flashing patterns, and of course, the color options. I found them to be a fun novelty more than a permanent lighting choice, but I’m also not 5 like my other…
A few weeks before we headed to CES, Solo NY reached out and asked if we were interested in reviewing their Unbound backpack. Since there’s no better torture test than a week lugging gear around Las Vegas, it came with me every step of my trip, and impressed me deeply with the amount of gear it held without being bulky.
I am utterly and completely fascinated by the saga of Theranos. The story is so insane it’s hard to believe it is true, and every new bit of information makes you wonder all over again how it all unfolded. Now ABC has waded into the discussion with a podcast expanding on their research on Theranos for an episode of Nightline!
I took a survival class once that said to remember the rule of 3’s: 3 minutes without air, 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food. Next to breathing, water is incredibly important and if you’re spending any time outside or where you can’t access fresh water, you need a plan, and that’s where LifeSaver products can help.
I love Apple Pay. It’s hands down my preferred way of paying for things. Yes, it’s secure and all, but really, I just like not having to whip out my wallet. Since <checking my budget> approximately 80% of my spending is at Target or Wegman’s, my wallet can now go on vacation since Target now accepts Apple Pay!
We’ve covered a lot of amazing gaming rigs here, especially during CES. But the truth is, a gaming rig is only as good as all the components, and you definitely want your storage working as hard as your gaming fingers. Western Digital knows you need the best, and they’re aiming for it with their new WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD.
I don’t spend much time on social media anymore, but one of the things guaranteed to make me grit my teeth whenever I did was #boymom. Gillette razors apparently agree, with their controversial new ad asking men to be better. #bemoreliketheGilletteAd is a little awkward, but it’s way better than #boymom.
Honor is a sub-brand of Huawei, but like many younger siblings, they’re ready to escape Huawei’s shadow. The upcoming Honor View20 is a jaw-dropping phone, one that has the potential to not only overshadow their big siblings but make some consumers say “Apple who?”
We want to believe we are an evolved society, but the reality is that evolution is always incremental, not revolutionary. We can accept sexuality, but only to a point, and apparently, CTA, the ruling body behind CES, thinks women’s self-pleasure crosses that line.
STM brands consistently put out bags and accessories that look good, work hard, and protect your devices daily. Their sibling company, Element Cases, does the same for your phones. Both their offerings at CES expand on that, bringing new accessories to help your everyday tech work even more efficiently for you!
There are a few questions that I think should be asked anytime someone tries to sell you a fancy, smartened, or “healthier” version of an existing product. Dr. Scarf is offering “Anion emitting heated scarves”. How do they match up against my deeply skeptical criteria?