September 25, 2019

Ever since the UX field has expanded to include not just design but architecture, research, prototyping and testing, it may be unclear to some as to what the key responsibilities of UX designers. This article from the Adobe Blog does an excellent job of summarizing the...

January 11, 2018

After some careful contemplation, I decided it was time for me to get a new iPad. I already use the iPad Pro 12.9 inch (2016) at work. However, I wanted something lighter for home use. I wanted a device that I can easily hold in my hands as I browse the web and read al...

August 28, 2017

 I decided to invest in an autonomous vacuum cleaner and after some research, I ended up with the iRobot Roomba 980. The main feature which I wanted was the ability to control the bot via a phone app, so that I could have it clean while I am at work. In addition, I wan...

July 31, 2017

Since my previous mini-drone's batteries no longer last more than a minute, I decided it was time for a whole new (much larger) drone.  After some research, I decided to purchase the DBPOWER FPV U818A. It is a great value for the money, as it features a 720P camera, ph...

May 1, 2017

I believe this might be the first movie pseudo-review (no spoilers here, not even characters' names) that I have written about on my blog. I don't watch as many movies as I used to but this one was quite unexpectedly excellent.

I have not read any professional reviews o...

April 25, 2017

I have never camped out for a console before, but after learning that Toys R Us had a stock of 10 Nintendo Switches, I decided to show up there around 7 AM on a Saturday morning. Even so, I was 8 out of 10 in line! This was my first Nintendo console since the GameCube...

February 13, 2017

My older Panasonic DVD/Receiver started misbehaving, so I decided that it was time for a replacement. Since I have a shiny new 4K TV, I had to make sure that the receiver would play nice with it. This unit was on sale at Best Buy (for less than what Amazon at the time)...

December 30, 2016

After my 10 year old Dell plasma TV started developing some black pixels, I decided it was time for a new TV. After extensive research, focusing on 65 inch, 4K, HDR and sub $2K price point TV, I settled on the Samsung KS8500. Even though it may not be top of the line a...

December 20, 2016

After my (amazing!) HTC Vive purchase, I was left with little space to spare on my 256MB Samsung 840 EVO drive. I have been reading about the new NVMe standard, which is typically 4 times faster than your average SATA III drive. The NVMe SSDs can use PCIe 3.0 x4 in ord...

December 19, 2016

After 12 years of loyal service, it was time to replace my $12 college era Logitech keyboard with something a little more modern. I selected the G910 Spectrum because its sibling, the Orion was rated very highly as a capable and efficient mechanical keyboard. The main...

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