Pebble Technology brought the smartwatch into prominence back in late 2012 when the company raised over $10 million on the crowdfunding website KickStarter for its Pebble Smartwatch. Looking to stay relevant and on top in the increasingly crowded smartwatch market, Pebble added a new (not that new) watch to their ranks: the Pebble Steel. Does the Steel have what it takes to be the perfect smartwatch? Find out after the break.
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Note: The following comparisons and judgements made in this rant are based on leaked information and rumors. Also, this rant takes into account only the negatives of the thing in question. Continue reading The New HTC One Still Not The Savior
A growing number of people, especially those in our generation, do not read the newspaper; they get their news from the Internet. We use our computers, but more importantly, we use tablets and phones. While on a train to work, walking to class, or sitting in our apartment, we can read our news when we want. Reading multiple, sources with different views on a situation allows you to come to a better conclusion. However, I’ve always felt that I spend too much time reading the news. I don’t want to spend my time sifting through articles I don’t like and stories for which I don’t care from multiple sources. Circa News wants to solve those problems. Can it?
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The Next Level of Mobile Photography?
I remember my excitement ten years ago when I got my first point-and-shoot Canon camera. I soon moved up to a DSLR: the Nikon D10. In addition, I had a cell phone, a Gameboy, our family’s old iMac, an iPod, and an Xbox. I even had a PSP for a few years. Now, my smartphone has taken the place of my camera, casual gaming system, iPod, and phone. There is a problem though: my smartphone doesn’t have the best camera. Continue reading Sony QX100
University Bringing App to its Students
Colgate has had a rocky relationship with new technologies over the past few years. My freshman year, wifi cut in and out in my third floor Curits room and speeds fluctuated throughout campus. Things just didn’t feel consistent, steady, or complete. I mean, the only things ITS is doing to educate people about automatically backing their files to the cloud is a poster that hangs in the room behind the help desk, out of view from students. However, things have been on the upswing now, with the school offering services like Lynda, web print, and the new media lab on the fifth floor of Case library. Our university is finally getting into the mobile space as well, with two new apps: Colgate Alumni app and the Colgate app. While the Colgate Alumni app is available in both the iOS and Android app stores, the Colgate app is currently in beta testing, with a handful of people testing it out in order to get the kinks smoothed out. Continue reading Colgate University App
Magnetic Lenses For Your Smart Phone
More people are constantly documenting the many facets of our lives: parties, adventures, food, nature, friends, etc. Most have replaced compact cameras with their smart phones due to the constantly increasing quality of the sensors. We don’t even have to plug in our camera and upload our pictures to our computers with new autosave features from Google+, Dropbox and Facebook. Portability has been traded for functionality and the Photojojo Lens Set seems to partly bridge that gap. The company claims these three lenses are “like pro-lenses for your phone.” I put that claim to the test to find out if these tiny lenses are worth the money in this week’s accessory review. Continue reading Photojojo Lens Set