new feature: tech tuesdays

Hi guys! First off, I hope everyone's Tuesday morning is going well. Aside from that, I'd like to announce my latest weekly feature: Tech Tuesdays! It's where I'll be rounding up my favorite tech findings from the week previous and giving my input.

I look forward to hopefully adding some reviews from yours truly into the mix as well, so be on the lookout for that.

Without further ado, let's get started!

First up is the new Galaxy Note II

Image © Engadget

Now I know I'm a Android-biased blogger but you can't deny that this device is slick. It's screen is a 5.5" AMOLED beauty, and it's resolution is equal to that of my (5 year old, but still kickin!) laptop. In person, it's even more dazzling. The expandable storage makes this a great option for users that just need their space.

Image © Engadget
The Note II comes with a stylus, just like the first Note, but according to reviews it's said to be much better of an experience than its predecessor. This device runs Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 as well, so it's interface will be fresh and up-to-date with the mobile Android world. No word on when it will be released yet (except for the rumored 10/24 for T-mobile customers), but I will keep you all posted!

Another favorite concept from this week is the almost-ready Roku projector

Image © Engadget

I've been toying with the idea of getting a projector lately, and have been using my off-brand Roku box for the past 3 months. I personally love the idea of ditching cable/satellite. Netflix, Hulu and Youtube are pretty much the only ways I consume video anymore, so why bother? This device will combine those two essentials into one, bringing you home entertainment for a (rumored) cost of $299.

The pros:

  • It's cheap
  • It's portable
  • You probably already have all the subscriptions anyway
The cons:
  • It's battery powered
  • It's portable (yes, this is considered both in my opinion)
  • It's dim (60 lumens is all you'll be getting in this bad boy)
All in all, it sounds like a great concept but it should definitely be improved upon. I'll give it a generation or two before it actually becomes a household staple, if at all.

Last but not least, my favorite new app this week: Wondershare Panorama

For those pining after the iPhone 5 or iOS6 update for this reason specifically, I found a solution! This app captures your pan in a sweeping motion, just like the iDevices. The turnout was pretty good when I tested it. Here's some sample shots of mine:

As you can see, they're not perfect... but the app is still in it's early versions so we'll see how that goes. But I definitely think that will a steady hand and pivot point the shots are really nice. The top shot was a bit more of a serious test, whereas the bottom was just a coworker and I trying out the clone trick ;)

So that's it for this week's Tech Tuesday! See you next week with new gadgetry infused excitement.

No comments:

Post a Comment