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iPad Pro USB-C Hubs: The Best, Worst, and Weirdest Options

Chris Welch, writing for The Verge: The iPad Pro’s single USB Type-C port is one of my main frustrations about an otherwise truly stellar piece of technology. You get to use it for one thing at a time, be it charging, using the USB-C headphone adapter, or plugging in a range of dongles (and soon, […]

Reviewing the Surface Go

Microsoft released the Surface Go last week, and I’ve spent a few days playing with it. This lower power, lower profile Surface tablet left a few questions when it came out. Especially with Windows 10 S mode, which is a slightly more secure mode for Windows 10 that only allows apps to be installed from […]

Otamatone, that fun weird musical instrument

The Otamatone, it’s this weird looking musical instrument. It is a singing toy whose body is shaped like an eighth note (it also somewhat resembles a tadpole, “otamajakushi” being Japanese for “tadpole”), with sound emerging from a “mouth” on the notehead. I got this for my daughter for her 10th birthday as a fun gift, but […]

CloudFlare launches new public DNS service: 1.1.1.1

CloudFlare has just launched a new public DNS service called 1.1.1.1 Matthew Prince wrote a nice post on it in the CloudFlare Blog: The problem is that these DNS services are often slow and not privacy respecting. What many Internet users don’t realize is that even if you’re visiting a website that is encrypted — […]

The Wirecutter’s Apple HomePod review: “It only sounds great”

In its current state, the HomePod is not the device that Apple originally announced in 2017. In particular it’s missing a few marquee features, such as the ability to connect multiple speakers in multiple rooms. Overall, the HomePod is neither as versatile nor as affordable as most of its competitors, and it’s not compatible with […]

Nintendo introduces Labo, DIY interactive cardboard toys for the Switch

Yesterday, Nintendo introduced a brand new product category with Labo,a suite of cardboard accessories for the Switch that you construct yourself and then play using the Switch console screen and controllers. Pianos, fishing rods, little robots, and big robot suits…. I love that Nintendo is creating these product line, while the original Wii also inspired […]

An eight-year-old reviews the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is the new-and-improved game system for gamers like me. When I’ve gone over to my friends’ houses, I explored the Xbox, and PlayStation 3 and 4. But these game systems are nothing compared to the Nintendo Switch. My grandmother just bought me the game system this summer, because I got a good […]

Rogers Smart Drive

Rogers has just released their Smart Drive unit for tracking your driving and car status. In a press release, Leroy Williams, Vice-President of Rogers Communications had this to say: Consumers are looking for more ways to stay connected wherever they are. Of the 24 million cars on Canada’s roads today, over three-quarters don’t have Wi-Fi […]

The Perfect Cooker: perfect for teaching kids to cook

I first came across the Perfect Cooker for sale at my local Walmart, and decided to pick it up thinking that if nothing else it would be a good rice cooker. And I was right, it is a good rice cooker, it’s also great for pasta, and even makes a decent meatloaf. The reviews vary […]

Reviewing The Nintento Switch

I had started to write my review of the Nintendo Switch, but Myke Hurley did a great job pulling together this video walkthrough of it, and nailed just about everything I had planned to write, so I’m sharing it here. If you are interested in the Nintendo Switch, then you need to watch this video. […]