Whenever someone tells me they need a new TV, but they don’t want to pay through the nose for above-average performance, features, and size, I steer them towards Vizio. Another reason to love Vizio smart TVs: They replicate a lot of the functionality of Google’s remarkable Chromecast. This is something I first noticed when I did… Read More One more reason to love Vizio TVs
Long-time readers of this blog (hi, mom!) know my affinity for podcasts. I’ve offered advice to aspiring podcasters. I even returned my first Android phone largely because I didn’t like how that platform handled podcasts (in 2010). So when Apple came out with their own dedicated Podcast app over a year ago, I was ecstatic. Though version… Read More App Review: Pocket Casts for iPhone
Seriously. I know you have that holiday bonus burning a whole in your pocket. I know you’ve been to your local Sony Store and been blown away by their 4K demo. I know you really want a new TV, and you don’t want to get stuck with “yesterday’s technology.” But you must wait. You have… Read More Your #1 2014 New Year’s Tech Resolution: Do not buy a 4K TV
72 hours ago, “Chromecast” was just a good name for a podcast on hood ornaments. Now it’s the “it” item in the tech world, selling out online within a day (though I had no problems walking into Best Buy today and walking out with one — they had plenty in stock). In my “premature thoughts”… Read More Review: Google Chromecast — Google’s most Apple-like product yet?
Google today just announced this… Chromecast is basically a little dongle that plugs into an HDMI port on your TV (or receiver, presumably), allowing you to watch content that originated on your Google-enabled device. Two qualifiers for that above sentence: I said “originated from” and not “streamed from” your device. Apple’s Airplay protocol allows you… Read More Premature Thoughts on Chromecast
It’s 2013. Consumer TVs with 3D built-in have only been on sale in the U.S. since 2010. But in just three years, 3D has gone from the whiz-bang “it” feature of the future to the black sheep of the consumer electronics family. There have been many post-mortems on the seeming demise of the technology, so… Read More Eric’s Adventures in the Third Dimension!
Still mourning the loss of your neighborhood Blockbuster? This might cheer you up. (Keyword: “might”)… Read More Redbox Instant by Verizon: Full of potential, light on everything else