While I like the Chromecast, the lack of remote makes it very inconvenient to simply pause a video while you grab a snack. Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick duplicates the minimal form-factor of the Chromecast, but includes a Bluetooth-enabled remote control as well.
If you like spending a lot of time outdoors (which hopefully you do if you’re reading this blog!) and you want to keep your tech powered up, you may have considered a solar charger. I reviewed a smaller solar charger before, but today I’m checking out the larger RAVPower 15W Dual-Port charger. Because how many of us carry around just one device?
Home IP Cameras can be a great alternative to expensive home security monitoring services. You can use your existing internet connection to “check in” on your house while your away with no additional monthly fee. However, configuring them can be tough, which we don’t want since we want technology to work for us. HooToo helps make things easy with their Wireless HD IP Camera, the HT-IP211HDP.
Not to be left out of the health tech arena, Microsoft has announced the new Microsoft Band. While it includes the standard step counter gyros we’ve seen in other fitness trackers, Microsoft has included some unique features.
It was a busy day for Apple. Here’s a quick rundown of today’s announcements.
FreedomPop is looking to shake up cellular industry with their free mobile data services. And it needs shook: while customers clamor for more data and less voice minutes (who actually talks on a phone these days?), cellular carriers do the opposite and give out unlimited talk while charging an arm and a leg for restrictive data plans. While FreedomPop believes that the internet “is a right, not a privilege”, some users complain of scammy charges and spotty coverage. So what’s the deal with FreedomPop?