From her humble beginnings as a technophile seeking to jailbreak her phone, the YouTube influencer known as TechMeOut has established an enviable platform for sharing her savvy with an audience of nearly 400,000 followers to date. Covering everything from the latest Android and iOS apps to must-have smart home gadgets, she breaks down the details with a laid-back, conversational approach.
As part of our celebration of Women's History month, we welcome her trademark mix of practical insights and
If you haven’t yet heard about gallium nitride (GaN) charging technology, you soon will. The secret behind a new generation of smaller yet more efficient chargers and power bricks, GaN technology is the obvious successor to today’s ubiquitous silicon chargers, and for good reason.
What is GaN technology?
GaN is a material that was initially used to manufacture certain types of LEDs and LED screens in the early 1990s. Back then, GaN technology was also used to develop a type of blue laser that was used in certain media consoles. If you’ve ever
Derek Fahsbender assembled a group of experts to discuss the Sony Xperia PRO smartphone. Content creators Jason Vong, Vivienne Lee, and photographer Darren Carroll share their experiences using the Sony Xperia PRO.
Thank you to Jason Vong, Vivienne Lee, Darren Carroll, and Ben Manlove from Sony!
Click here to check out our detailed review of the Sony Xperia PRO. For
Perhaps more than any other piece of consumer technology, smartphones are both beholden to and judged by their adherence to popular trends. Whether it’s the unlock method, screen size, or any of the countless features in between, if your device doesn’t include some en vogue options, it’s more likely to be judged as less than top tier. One recent example of these mandatory must-haves is the dual camera setup, which alleges better image quality, enhanced shooting versatility, and many other nebulous taglines that often skirt specifics for a
Not long ago, mobile phones were judged by their sound quality. Nowadays, phones are judged by their image quality. “Can you hear me now?” has been replaced by “Your phone has how many lenses?” But while image quality continues to improve in quantum leaps, the lighting systems built into our mobile communication devices are “quaint” at best.
Your mobile device undoubtedly has a flash or LED lighting system built into it, but in terms of using it as a flattering, photogenic wash of light, save your phone’s LED lamp for the next time you need to
When I was first asked to pick my favorite B&H items for our Things We Love project, I was at a loss. Not because I thought I’d lack in material, but just the opposite: I couldn’t narrow it down. You see, here at B&H we’re fortunate enough to enjoy excellent access to products, and I’ve done my part to help the company I call home by pouring into it a substantial percentage of my salary and getting lots of cool stuff in return.
As B&H’s resident Guy Who Works Out a Lot to Compensate for His Glaring Personality Defects, fitness is a big part of my everyday life. Whether it’s lifting weights at the gym, running in the park, or just playing basketball after work—few days go by that don’t involve some kind of physical activity. And because exercise is such a crucial part of my daily routine, there are a handful of fitness gadgets that I simply could not live (or lift) without. In the spirit of this week's holiday, I’d like to present those items to you now and sing
The holidays are upon us and what better way to show the fitness fanatic in your life how much you really care than with a brand new fitness tracker? This year’s list of outstanding trackers was long. So much so, we couldn’t settle on just one. Instead, we’ve collected the five brands that were steps ahead of the pack.
A Quick Note About the Apple Watch
Before diving into the list, we should mention that the Apple Watch is not included in this particular roundup.
Figuring out what young people want used to be fairly a mysterious process, but these days, it's a bit more obvious. Electronic gadgets are found in the pockets and at the fingertips of students far and wide. Below, we've compiled a list of gift suggestions, all of which are compact and portable, making them ideal for dorm rooms and small apartments and allowing for easy transport. Whether the students on your list are into photography, video, music, games, or fitness, you’re sure to find an appealing gift for them, below.
Taking and sharing
by Kate Kliner · Posted 12/05/2014
The first iPhone has come a long way since its first release in 2007. There are now eight generations of the phone, with the latest iteration being the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which hit the market on September 19, 2014.
The iPhone 6 has a 4.7" 1344 x 750-pixel display, a faster A8 processor, an improved built-in camera, faster Wi-Fi and LTE, and more onboard storage. Stepping it up, the iPhone 6 Plus has a larger 5.5" 1080p IPS LCD screen, and its camera features optical image stabilization. Both of these Apple smartphones also feature Apple
by Kevin Bostic · Posted 12/04/2014
Wearable technology is the current big thing in mobile computing, a nascent revolution that promises to transform the way that we interact with devices and data. Right now, many developments in this space have to do with tracking your fitness levels—so you're in luck if you measure life by how many miles you run each day. Wearable tech isn't just for gym rats, though; these devices work just as well if you simply want to keep an eye on your activity or have a little digital assistant on your wrist.
Jawbone UP24 Fitness Tracker
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In the following video, Rob Rives delves into the world of portable Bluetooth speakers and compares the features of some popular models from manufacturers like Creative Labs, such as the D100 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, and Jabra, such as the Solemate Bluetooth Speaker, House of Marley's
by Kate Kliner · Posted 03/03/2014
Join Larry Becker and Brian Hynes, Product Marketing Manager for MeFOTO Tripods, for a look at the newest addition to the MeFOTO tripod family. The SideKick360 Smartphone Adapter features an Arca Swiss base, three 1/4"-20 threads, and one 3/8"-16 thread for attaching to any tripod. It also mounts on any MeFOTO Arca Swiss tripod without the need for an extra plate, and features a no-slip, dual-clamp system and anodized-aluminum construction. The SideKick360 is available in 12 colors.