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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Nexus 9 just landed, and it’s hot – both in terms of newness, and temperature. It offers the beefiest specs in the Android world, along with a near doubling of prices over yesteryear’s models – but does the $399 HTC Nexus 9’s cutting-edge components justify its steep price increase? Competition In the tablet world, […]
According to the United States Defense Department, zapping your brain with electricity can make you smarter – a process known as transcranial Direct Current Stimulation. And now you can try it at home, too.
Many of us have never even touched a soldering iron – but making things can incredibly rewarding. Here’s ten of the most basic DIY electronics skills to help you get started.
Killing your SSD only requires a bit of laziness. You can preserve your warranty and extend your SSD’s lifetime by turning off hibernation. We show you why & how to do it.
The $250 Motorola Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch fuses beautiful and sleek design with functionality.
Wearable tech, in its many shapes and forms, changes human-machine interaction.
The $249 Foc.us device shoots an electrical current into the brain – boosting one’s cognitive abilities.
Want better laptop battery life? Hardware upgrades are much better than software tweaks for improving power efficiency. Unfortunately, not all mobile computers offer easy component upgrades. Most full-sized laptops are upgradeable though, and the process takes surprisingly little time or effort. Ultrabooks, on the other hand, require a bit more elbow grease to upgrade. Four components are […]
Having trouble connecting your Android device to your PC via ADB? We got you covered.
The $299 Muse One headband can read your brain – indirectly, through observing brain activity at the skin level.
Most manufacturers lie about battery performance.
Does the LG G Watch suck or does it manage to justify its $229 price tag?
When a Kickstarter launched for a nutritious slurry designed to replace normal food requirements, they laughed. After some reviewers praised Soylent (named after the eponymous film “Soylent Green”), they sat, dumb-struck. Before long, clones appeared. Now, user-sourced recipes are starting to take off – of these, my favorite is the home-brewed People Chow 3.0, the creation of Soylent.me user max. […]
An ancient Web technology beats the pants off news delivery from social media. In truth, Facebook and Google+ don’t deliver true news. Social media content arrives late and at random; it’s not tailored to your needs and lacks organization. Many denizens of Facebook don’t know that a better technology exists that absolutely thrashes social media […]
The $54.99 RAVPower RP-WCN11 provides a portable means of powering your gadgets — and it includes wireless, inductive charging using the Qi standard.