Category Archives: Misc

What’s Coming? All the Things.

I’ve got some exciting posts coming over the next few days. I’ll tell you the best¬†Chromebook you can buy, and it’s not what you think (hint: it runs Windows 8). I’ve spent some quality time with an e-reader (yes, the kind with an E Ink display) that runs Android and comes with Google Play. I’ve replaced my favorite, perfect-sized and bamboo-clad 1st gen moto x with the geometric, glass giant that is the Sony Xperia Z3V. Later next month, I’ll put out my thoughts of my past 4 months with the moto 360 and why I’m wearing it instead of my much loved Pebble Steel.

Don’t want to wait? I don’t blame you. Check out my newest post about the new Narrative Clip and the updated mobile app. You can even check out the newest episode of my podcast.

P.S. – The Boston snow still ain’t bothering me ūüėÄ

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The Album Will Never Die

I keep hearing that the album is dead. Most recently, people having been pointing to the Nielsen Soundscan report, which states how album sales are down 15 percent from 2013. Nilay Patel writes in his most recent article on Vox:

Cranking out singles while on the road makes perfect economic sense right now: touring is one of the few music industry activities that still makes money, and recording songs quickly reduces the upfront investment needed in a product that no longer generates a ton of revenue at retail.

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Motorola’s Lasting Impact Shows at I/O

Google shocked the tech world in January when it announced it was selling¬†Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.91 billion, only a year after purchasing the company for $12.5 billion. The phone maker seemed to have a new focus and drive after being unshackled from its set-top branch. This new drive was initially seen with the release of the Moto X¬†last year. However, despite the praise the device received from the tech community for its design, unique customization options and useful software additions, the phone failed to help to company become profitable. By December of 2013, Motorola CEO and Google veteran Dennis Woodside told CNET about how his company would be releasing affordable yet high quality phones. And then came the Moto G, which truly was a well-made midrange phone at an affordable price. In January, Google announced it was selling Motorola to Lenovo. Motorola always said that it operated independently from Google. However, Google announced a few new Android features and strategies that seem to be taken straight out of Motorola’s playbook.
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Great deal on external battery

Does your phone last through the day? Does your phone’s battery die quickly? If you want to get some more hours out of your phone, Motorola has a great option for you. Usually costing $40, the¬†P793 Universal Power Pack¬†is only $10 on their website. This item is in the clearance section, so grab it while you can.

Google Updates Chromecast

In addition to yesterday’s addition of a handful of new Chromecast supported apps, Google has rolled out an update to the Chromecast itself. Along with new pictures, the refreshed layout is now much more minimalistic and simple. Gone is the big title with the name of your Chromecast, replaced instead with a small title on the bottom left-hand side.¬† The time has moved to bottom right-hand side. That’s all there is now. I do miss the multicolored strip by the time that pulsated and changed like the strip on top of the Chromebook Pixel.

Introductions Please

My History With Technology

In the past 11 years, I’ve owned 13 smart phones, six iPods, three Tablets and one PDA. Here’s a chronological list: Nokia 6590, Palm m500, iPod, LG VX3100, iPod Mini, Kyocera Koi, iPod Video, Motorola RAZR, Motorola KRZR, iPod Shuffle, Samsung Juke, iPod Touch, LG Dare, 2 iPhones, Motorola Droid, Motorola Droid X, iPod Nano, iPod Classic, original Samsung Galaxy Tab (7-inch version) (biggest mistake), Motorola XOOM, Droid Charge, Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 10. Continue reading Introductions Please