Author Archives: Gadjo Sevilla

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About Gadjo Sevilla

Gadjo C. Sevilla covers technology, lifestyle as well as travel and leisure. Fascinated with all facets of consumer technology, Gadjo has followed developments and trends in various industries and covered numerous trade shows, and international product launch events.

VR goes mainstream at the Rec Room in Toronto’s Roundhouse

THE VOID combines interactive sets, virtual reality, real-time effects and gear to create an experience that goes beyond reality. The state-of-the-art experience is launching with Ghostbusters: Dimension, which turns guests into Ghostbusters, transporting them to New York City to track and trap ghosts while engaging all the senses with sights, sounds, smells and motions.

Samsung Galaxy Book is a viable 2-in-1 option for pros

The Galaxy Book is Samsung’s latest attempt at capturing the 2-in-1 PC market on the high end and, while styled much like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, actually targets the Microsoft Surface Pro dead on but offers the added value of being able to connect seamlessly with Samsung phones.

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.

HP Elite X3 is Windows smartphone that wants to be a notebook and a desktop

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Using Continuum, the HP Elite X3 can run version of Windows Desktop on an accessory laptop or, more practically, on a connected monitor, keyboard and mouse. While this is really cool in theory, the reality is that the HP Elite X3 doesn’t run any classic Windows Apps, only what the company is calling Universal Windows Apps which are available via their App Store.

Review of the BlackBerry KEYOne, a classic BlackBerry for the Android Age

The BlackBerry KEYone is designed for productivity and messaging. Android 7.1 coexists nicely with BlackBerry’s own apps. DTek ensures the phone is secure and encrypted, BlackBerry HUB funnels all your messaging and social media into one smart app and other apps (Notable, Password Keeper, Contacts, Tasks and Workplaces) are truly useful.

Apple looks to Macs, iPads, and a new smart speaker at WWDC 2017

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
More than hardware, though, Apple’s made some major moves to iOS specifically on iPad that give it even footing with any desktop operating system. A new Files app brings a file structure to iOS 11-enabled iPads and, by extension, makes it easier to create folders and organize files using touch.

As Apple Watch turns 2, where has the smartphone market gone?

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Apple has succeeded in making the Apple Watch a notable category. But like the iPod before it, this can only grow if Apple makes it cross platform (i.e. available to Android or even Windows 10 users). New adoption is the only way to really grow a niche product like this, and bringing Apple Pay or other features to a wider audience may help Apple Watch become the profitable new category Apple expects it to be.