Coping with a broken smartphone

  After bitching about OnePlus the other day, Carl Pei got the last laugh when my OnePlus One careened from my hand to the floor. The screen spidered from directly above the camera to the other side of the phone and down to the bottom. The touchscreen was completely unresponsive and my Project Fi Nexus 5X is still a month away from being…

Why I ditched iOS and what I miss

When the Apple Watch was first announced, I defended it from its critics.  Its pricing was not out of line with comparable products or other iOS devices. Even a failure for Apple would still be a success for most other companies. People thought the iPad would fail too. I believed my own hype. That all…

This Awesome Week June 22-28 2014

Welcome to This Awesome Week, a look back at the week that was.   Instagram girl of the week This week’s girl is Karissa Pukas, a fashion blogger on Youtube  who hails from the Great White North. Check out her on Instagram here.   Sports roundup The World Cup is happening and the USMNT has made it…

Go Gold Prospecting on Your Tablet

The new kid on the gaming block, SomaSim, is building its future on California’s past. Today, the independent studio released its first game, titled 1849. It is a simulation game which transports players back to the era of California’s gold rush. Users are tasked with building up cities in the Golden State, creating textiles, and opening up trade routes to other towns. Built in…

This Awesome Week March 2-8, 2014

Welcome to This Awesome Week, a look back at the week that was. Ellen hosts the Oscars, it was ehh I was able to hang in for an hour, then “True Detectives” came on. [CNN.com] [Popwatch.ew.com] This week in history March 2nd-1933 – The film King Kong opens at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. 1962-Wilt Chamberlain…

Will Apple make the same mistake twice?

  The tech world is all abuzz over Apple’s CarPlay announcement. CarPlay is an integration system that will use Siri and select car stereo screens to take better control over your iPhone 5+. Over the course of 2014, six manufacturers (Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo) will release automobiles with CarPlay integration. Another 12 carmakers have…