Tag: review

Nvidia Shield is the Android box you’re looking for

By Ted Kritsonis

In an era where the line between ‘pay’ TV and ‘free’ TV is constantly blurring, streaming boxes echo the volatility of the market. Android boxes are usually of the no-name variety with a fairly singular purpose, whereas the Nvidia Shield TV is much more.

How life imitates art in HBO’s popular Silicon Valley TV show

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The problem faced by Silicon Valley, and really, any series or movie focused on tech personalities and companies (insert any of the failed and inaccurate Steve Jobs biopics here), is that it is difficult to make audiences care for the products or technologies being discussed or featured unless they’re total fanboys.

Taking a look at Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creators Update

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

As with most major updates, it is advisable to back up your system and ensure that you can restore it, in case anything goes wrong. Windows 10 Creators update offers incremental improvements that every user can benefit from, as well as various features that creatives and content creators will appreciate.

Reviewing the Samsung Galaxy A5

By Ted Kritsonis

Samsung has become the benchmark brand for Android smartphones, driven by its flagship Galaxy handsets. Now, it’s looking to woo those looking for something more affordable with the Galaxy A5.

Reviewing the Epson FastFoto FF-640 photo scanner

By Ted Kritsonis

It’s probably impossible to approximate the number of photo prints packed away in homes throughout Canada, and with digital photography already widespread, Epson is trying to bridge the gap to digitize those prints quickly.

Reviewing the ZTE Axon 7 Mini

By Ted Kritsonis

There is something noteworthy about a brand without serious recognition trying to create products that take design seriously. ZTE has been fighting that uphill battle with its smartphones in North America, and its flagship Axon 7 has helped the cause. Its smaller Mini sibling comes at an aggressive price, but with trade-offs to get it there.

Reviewing the Alcatel Idol 4 and Pixi 4

By Ted Kritsonis

These two latest smartphones from Alcatel are targeted at consumers looking to save a few bucks without having to lose too much on features and functionality. There are plenty of trade-offs in making that work, and one of them delivers on that more than the other.

How the iPhone 7 Plus is challenging standalone digital camera performance

Not only is the iPhone 7 Plus easy to manage with one hand, it is fast and capable of taking multiple photos a second. Apple says that each time the iPhone takes a photo, there are 100 billion calculations in 25 milliseconds that take place to ensure the best possible photo is taken in the existing conditions.