Category: Hardware Review

Everything You Need to Know About USB Type-C: The Miracle Connector?

Featured Image: Belkin USB Type-C Thunderbolt™ 3 Cable The recent arrival of a Dell XPS 13 promoted a deep inquiry into the benefits and future of USB Type-C and the various protocols that run through the new connector. What I discovered was a new connector that will likely replace all existing USB connectors at some.

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Dell Chromebook 13 Review: The Chromebook Refined

Dell’s Chromebook 13 brings a very 21st Century aesthetic to the often maligned Chromebook. Rather than marginal and underpowered or shiny and tiny, the Chromebook 13 offers a great screen and keyboard, enough memory for working offline effectively, and adequate ports and connectivity for attaching several peripherals (and for connecting the Chromebook to networks). The machine.

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Dell XPS 13 Review: impeccable design in the perfect form factor for mobile workers.

Dell XPS 13 Review Dell delivers impeccable design in the perfect form factor for mobile workers. The future of personal computing is in doubt. In defiance of early predications about tablets, they have not replaced notebook computers. Tablets simply don’t have all the power required when needed, or all the ports or apps required. But.

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Review: PhotoFast CR-8800 iOS Card Reader

External memory continues to evolve on iOS. PhotoFast, which Todd Bernard has covered before here at iPhone Life(Review: i-FlashDrive-MAX Lets You Back Up and Share Photos and Files) has released what may be the ultimate flash card reader for iOS, the $39.99 CR-8800. This diminutive Lightning-based drive holds a micro-SD card, all in the span of about.

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Design Rules for Device Cases or How to Design the Ideal Device Case

Introduction Design rules for device cases Device cases are made for three purposes: aesthetics, function, and protection. Designers need to balance these elements in order to create cases that add value to an expensive investment, rather than detract from it. In many situations, device owners may want a case to meet a specific need. This.

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Rethinking the Notebook Computer: Lenovo Yoga 900 and Acer Chromebook C910

As the traditional PC market continues to decline, it is imperative that manufacturers create devices that offer differentiated features, and that they completely nail design details. It’s also time to reimagine the PC, not as a tablet, but as a next-generation computing device. With combination devices (PCs with detachable keyboards) being a bright spot, the.

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Harman Automobile Audio CES 2016: Reshaping Automobile Sound

Harman automobile audio CES 2016 Sound is a tricky thing. If you don’t own all of the parameters, then you can’t fine-tune the experience. One of the few places that such control can be engineered into design is the automobile. I had the opportunity at CES to look at a couple of upcoming offers from.

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First Insight: VR and AR at CES 2016

VR and AR at CES 2016 This year CES is a focal point for virtual reality with pre-orders of Facebook’s $599 Oculus Rift being taken online starting at 8:00am January 6. The latest ship dates are not expected until May, and will continue to slip as demand rises. Oculus, isn’t the only virtual reality vendor.

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Why Google Needs to Make its Own Phones, Tablets and Chromebooks

Why Google Needs to Make its Own Phones, Tablets and Chromebooks Apple controls its destiny, and increasingly, Microsoft is choosing to control its Windows legacy by making hardware, despite the consternation of partners. With Marshmallow, despite the silliness of the name, Google has shipped an operating system that is highly competitive with Apple’s iOS, and.

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Apple Event: I Waited Too Long For You To Only Cover Things that Were Leaked

The Apple Event Tim Cook and company, as expected today, announced a bunch of stuff they already announced for about 30-minutes (iPhone 6, Yosemite, iCloud, iOS 8 updates, Apple Watch, etc.), and then announced a number of products for which features were already leaked.  This Apple Event included: I’m am not sure what we waited.

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