Kannon Yamada

Joined December 2012

A tech journalist (BA) with a background in international affairs (MA), Kannon's main interest is using technology to survive the global recession. Follow him at his kyamada@makeuseof.com

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Get a LG G Pad, Solid State Drives and More For Cheap [Tech Deals]

2 days ago

This week on Tech Deals, we have the iPad Air, the LG G Pad and two SSDs for less than 50 cents per gigabyte.


Can Two-Step Verification Be Less Irritating? Four Secret Hacks Guaranteed to Improve Security

1 week ago

Do you want bullet-proof account security? I highly suggest enabling what’s called “two-factor” authentication.

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Android Tablets Galore Plus a Staples Special and More [Tech Deals]

3rd April, 2014

Looking for an Android tablet, $20 off $100 at Staples or a laptop that comes with a free Windows 8.1 tablet?


Traveling Overseas? Four Essential Tips for American Travelers

31st March, 2014

I have several tips for traveling overseas that can help those wanting to take their U.S. mobile phone abroad.

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Cheap Chromebook, Tablets and More [Tech Deals]

27th March, 2014

This week, we’ve got great prices on the iPad, iPad Mini and Chromebook.

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Tablets, Ubuntu-Certified Laptop and More [Tech Deals]

23rd March, 2014

Want a tablet or Ubuntu-supported laptop? This week, we’ve got fantastic deals!


CAT B15 Ultra Rugged Smartphone Review and Giveaway

22nd March, 2014

Caterpillar, the company that makes tractors, now offers the CAT B15 as part of their line of ruggedized semi-smart and full-on Android smartphones for the low end.

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3 Troubleshooting Tips Guaranteed To Boot Your PC’s Motherboard

20th March, 2014

This article covers basic motherboard troubleshooting methods, common faults and anti-consumer friendly return policies, if all goes wrong.


Three Tiny, Silent and Green PCs That You Can Build Now

12th March, 2014

This article covers component selection for assembling fanless and green PCs, allowing you to make your very own silent, eco-friendly computers.


$200 Off iPhone 5s and Other Spring Cleaning Liquidations [Tech Deals]

6th March, 2014

Looking for a super cheap iPhone 5s? Virgin Mobile this week finally introduced an iPhone 5s to their lineup, discounted by more than $200.


6 Upcoming Wearable Devices Compared: What’s Hot and What’s Not

28th February, 2014

I present to you six of the more interesting and useful wearable tech devices either on the market, or soon to enter it.


BLU Life Pure Smartphone Review and Giveaway

28th February, 2014

Want a cheap, high-end Android smartphone? The recently released $350 BLU Life Pure strikes a great balance between price and performance for an unlocked phone.

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Cheap iPhone 5c, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and More [Tech Deals]

27th February, 2014

This week, we’ve got almost $200 off the iPhone 5c and even larger savings on a semi-rugged Samsung Galaxy S4. Also, super cheap SSD, RAM and a Surface Pro, among other wallet-friendly options.

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Buff Your PC With SSDs or Nab a Cheap Nexus 7 and More [Tech Deals]

20th February, 2014

This week we’ve got some great price drops on SSDs, primarily from Kingston. We’ve also got a ridiculously good deal on the Nexus 7, Nokia and Apple has restocked their refurbished products.


Netgear PTV3000, Smallart PTV and Belkin Miracast Adapters Review and Giveaway

17th February, 2014

We reviewed the Netgear PTV3000 Miracast and WiDi adapter ($58.99), Belkin Miracast adapter ($79.99) and the Smallart PTV-02 Miracast adapter (€49.90). Which one is the best? Read on to find out.