Gadgets & Gear

Has Apple Finally Become Too Elitist?

Has Apple Finally Become Too Elitist?

Help me with this folks: I need a reason to buy the Apple Watch. Try as I might, I find no need, no real purpose, no compelling rationale to justify spending hundreds of dollars for a watch that really doesn’t do much more than look good. I’m trying very hard here to talk myself into […]

Review: High-Quality Videos Sans High Costs with Sony HDR-CX240

Review: High-Quality Videos Sans High Costs with Sony HDR-CX240

If you’re not trying to be the next Steven Spielberg and have video needs more like mine (meaning you occasionally say “Man, where’s the video camera when you need it?”), then Sony has what you just might need. The Sony HDRCX240/B Video Camera with 2.7-inch LCD screen is about as simple (and cheap, $228 at […]

Apps: Sling TV Might Be the Scissors to Cut the Cable Cord

Apps: Sling TV Might Be the Scissors to Cut the Cable Cord

(Updated: April 3, 2015) The lack of live sports and news is often cited by those holding out on cutting the cable cord as the big missing piece of the streaming media puzzle, but (and to borrow a beloved sports metaphor) the new Sling Television app could be a big game changer. Simply put, Sling […]

Audio Review: Dude, Where’s My Fugoo?

Audio Review: Dude, Where’s My Fugoo?

According to the press kit pics, the Fugoo Bluetooth speaker is designed mostly for use by beautiful people at beach-like settings and/or ON surfboards. Conversely, I am more likely to use it while mopping the kitchen or re-grouting the tile in my bathroom or pretty much anything other than surfing. Still, I can’t help but be impressed by […]

Smartphone Review: Ryobi’s High Tech Home Improvement Gadgets

Smartphone Review: Ryobi’s High Tech Home Improvement Gadgets

Tool giant Ryobi knows tools and just about everyone knows smartphones, so it only makes sense to try and marry the two – and that’s exactly what the company aims to do with its new Ryobi Phone Works line. The idea is simple enough: your smartphone (iOS or Android) serves as the brain for a […]