Tag Archives: Review

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Review

It’s not very often that two new iPhone models are upstaged at their own launch, but that’s exactly what happened at Apple’s September event this year. The iPhone X was the star of the show, the cool new kid everyone wanted to hang out with, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were relegated to the role of the ... Read More »

fitnesFitbit Ionic review: A great fitness tracker, a mediocre smartwatchs tracker, a mediocre smartwatch

  My first few hours with Fitbit Ionic were horrid. Mind you, it wasn’t the device I had a problem with, but rather what I was doing with it. Before I received my review unit, Fitbit demanded that I test it first. Fair enough. What I didn’t know was that they really wanted to show off Ionic’s fitness capabilities. I ... Read More »

Microsoft to Host Windows Mixed Reality Event on October 3: Report

HIGHLIGHTS The event will be held on October 3 in San Francisco Microsoft will introduce new Mixed Reality headsets These headsets have been made by Acer, HP, Dell, and Lenovo Microsoft appears to be hosting a Windows Mixed Reality event. The tech giant is reported to have sent out press invites for an event on October 3 in San Francisco, giving ... Read More »

Diesel On Hybrid Watch Review

HIGHLIGHTS Diesel On is a hybrid wristwatch It pairs with your smartphone via Bluetooth It can send alerts for app notifications, texts, and calls The emergence of activity trackers and smartwatches appears to be making the traditional watch industry rethink its ways of doing things. Few people want to wear more than one thing on their wrists, and when there’s ... Read More »

ExpressVPN review: A good service with no public leadership

P2P allowed: Yes Number of servers: 1,500+ [ Further reading: How the new age of antivirus software will protect your PC ] Business location: British Virgin Islands Number of country locations: 94* Cost: $99.95 per year Running a business is a public act. That’s why I don’t understand why some VPN providers go to such great lengths to keep the identities of their leaders private. ... Read More »

Rexing V1 dash cam review: A good basic model, but grab the GPS add-on

Rexing’s $100 V1 dash cam takes very good day video, decent night video, and is easy to set up and use. We like it. But it’s bare-bones: Adding GPS, which we recommend, costs an additional $30. If you have room in your budget, for $170 you could step up to Rexing’s dual-channel, dual-camera V1LG with integrated GPS, or go to ... Read More »

Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review roundup

Every year around this time Apple releases its new iPhones and every year we get a few early reviews in just before the phone goes on sale. But this time, Apple has a more interesting phone coming out in November – the iPhone X – casting a shadow over the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus – are they still worth it with a design dating ... Read More »

Divinity: Original Sin 2 review impressions: Saving the world as a face-stealing skeleton

Original Sin 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to an unanticipated hit.  Divinity: Original Sin took me by surprise in 2014. For the most part, the revival isometric RPG revival focused on reviving the classics of old—Pillars of Eternity in particular, with its Infinity Engine stylings, but Wasteland 2, Tyranny, and Torment: Tides of Numenera didn’t stray too far from the template. But then there was Divinity, which I ... Read More »

Tyranny: Bastard’s Wound review: A small and unnecessary expansion

I had high hopes for a Tyranny expansion. “Not enough depth” is the key criticism I leveled at Obsidian’s evil-hearted RPG last year, and it’s continued to bother me. Tyranny’s writing and world-building are, at times, some of Obsidian’s best work. But with the lack of any companion quests, the paltry number of locations, the way the game railroads you into an ending, and ... Read More »

Netgear Arlo Go review: This security camera lets you roam free

Wi-Fi cameras have revolutionized home security, but they have one obvious limitation—they require a Wi-Fi connection to function. If you need to put a camera in a location your Wi-Fi network just can’t reach, or if you’d like to install a security camera in your RV, vacation home, or some other spot where you don’t want to pay for full-time ... Read More »