M. Brett Smith

M. Brett Smith

Brett lives in New York by way of Kansas City. He loves drones, fitness gadgets, and anything that takes him outdoors. No Wizard of Oz jokes, please. 

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With only a week to go until its Special Event in Cupertino, Apple surprised us with an unexpected unveiling of two new iPads: a 10.5-inch iPad Air and a 7.9-inch iPad...
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Great news for professional drone operators: DJI has announced updates to its lauded Matrice 200 series of drones. The “V2” lineup boasts several new and improved features to all three models—the 200, 210, and 210 RTK—including bolstered transmission technology, better flight performance, and improved data accuracy. Along with those...
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Sonos announced its 2nd-Generation Sonos One Smart Speaker today. In doing so, the company answered the question: How do you better the best? If you're familiar with the original Sonos One at all, then you probably know it made every credible "best smart speaker" list of 2018. An enviable position...
3 weeks ago
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Mobile World Congress (MWC) remains the most significant mobile tradeshow of the year. It's a platform for the biggest names in the industry show off their latest flagship phones and cutting-edge mobile devices. This year, there's even more buzz than usual, thanks to the advent of several new and exciting technologies. We're talking foldable displays, 5G devices, and a slew of headsets that push...
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After months of rumor and hopeful speculation, Nokia officially debuted its highly anticipated penta-lens camera at Mobile World Congress 2019, the Nokia 9 PureView. Yes, you read that correctly. Penta, as in five. Skeptics might view this record-breaking number of lenses as something...
1 month ago
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The iPad Pro is something of a paradox, in that it is simultaneously a luxury item and a necessity. At first glance, this doesn’t appear to be the case. The Pro seems more like the Bugatti of...
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The iPad Pro is a great tool for designers, creators, and artists of almost any stripe. From its gorgeous, color-accurate display and powerful performance to the way it integrates seamlessly into your workflow, the iPad Pro delivers a design solution that will enable you to realize your artistic...
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Today, after weeks of speculation, Samsung unveiled the latest addition to its flagship Galaxy S series: The Galaxy S10. The announcement was made at Samsung's Unpacked event in San Francisco, which marked the 10-year anniversary of the original Galaxy S, and served as the launching pad for several new Samsung products—including a surprise reveal of the Samsung Fold. The Future Unfolds Samsung...
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Since its debut, in 2015, the iPad Pro has remained one of my favorite pieces of tech. And the latest iteration, the 12.9-inch 2018 model, ranks, for me, as an absolute must-...
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Just in time for winter, Lowepro has announced an all-new, extreme-weather backpack, the Powder 500 AW. Lightweight, durable, and secure, the versatile Powder 500 serves the needs of multiple types of outdoors users, including adventure photographers and winter sports enthusiasts. Its...
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Since 2015, the consumer drone market has grown at a blistering pace, with some forecasters predicting it will hit a market value close to $17 billion by 2020. One of the drivers behind this breakneck growth is the nascent subcategory of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV), also known as underwater drones. In this guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know about this exciting new...
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For capturing and recording your adventures, few brands can rival GoPro. Whether you’re shooting on land, in the air, or under the sea, there’s a GoPro for almost every occasion. But what if your latest excursion takes you into more challenging weather or environments, such as extreme cold temperatures or wintry landscapes? Fret not, for even in the snow and ice, GoPro has you covered—with the...
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Of all the seasons, winter can present some of the most challenging weather conditions for drone pilots. Cold temperatures, precipitation, and heavy winds are just some of the potential threats to you and your aircraft. But just because it’s more difficult to fly during winter, doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Here are some tips and helpful hints for safely operating your drone during the winter...
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GoPro is a name that’s synonymous with adventure. Whether you’re on land, in the air, or under the sea, there’s a GoPro for that. But with so many quality products to choose from, selecting the right camera can be tough. To help you decide which GoPro camera is right for you, we’ve broken them down by their strengths and best-use cases. GoPro HERO7 White Best Features: 1080p60 Video, 10MP Photos...
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Adventure Week is back! This time, we're heading out into the cold for some wintry excitement. Starting Monday, January 28th, join us as we ski, snowboard, and snap a polar-bear pic or two. Each day, we'll be highlighting a different adventure, providing details on how we did it, the gear we used, and showcasing all the exciting...
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