Category: Technology

  • Swarm by Foursquare – First Impressions

    Swarm by Foursquare – First Impressions

    Foursquare has decided that they needed to split their app into two different business models. The Foursquare app itself will now be for finding places nearby to eat, drink, shop, whatever. The new app, Swarm, will be for seeing what your friends are up to, where they are at and planning meet-ups. I don’t get…

  • Flexbot: From Kickstart to Failed Promises

    Flexbot: From Kickstart to Failed Promises

    Late last summer/fall, I can’t remember when exactly, a Kickstart campaign popped up promising a copter that anyone could fly called the Hex Bot. It came in quad and hex models and was built around a 3D printed shell. There were videos showing the copters in flight, people easily controlling them via their smartphones, and…

  • Nomad Chargekey and Chargecard Review

    Nomad Chargekey and Chargecard Review

    Have you ever been at work and needed to charge your phone, but you didn’t have a cable with you? If you are like me, this has happened to you before and these two products from the company nomad will fix that problem forever. Nomad’s products are made so don’t notice that you are always…

  • SnapChat Instagram | I Don’t Get Direct Picture Messaging Apps

    SnapChat Instagram | I Don’t Get Direct Picture Messaging Apps

    Instagram just announced the ability to directly send photos to certain friends or groups of friends through the app, but why? I may be in the minority here based on the amount of money people are throwing at companies like SnapChat, but what is the purpose of using an app to send a picture to…

  • Installing Xbox One in a Media Closet With Kinect Sensor

    Installing Xbox One in a Media Closet With Kinect Sensor

    As of the publishing of this post, the Xbox One is not in the hands of consumers yet, but I’m already running into an issue. With my current living room setup, all of my devices; cable box, blu-ray player, roku, etc., are neatly tucked away in a closet about 15 feet from where the TV…

  • Sonos Playbar Remote IR Issues With Plasma TV

    Sonos Playbar Remote IR Issues With Plasma TV

    A few months ago I purchased a Sonos Playbar soundbar to compliment our plasma TV that we have hanging on the wall. When I needed TV mounting, I wanted to make sure I got it done right. It was the easiest way to get great quality sound without putting non-removable speakers in the ceiling. Little did…