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AirPod (3rd Generation) (Credit: Lance Ulanoff)

A couple of years ago I upgraded to Apple’s AirPods Pro and I haven’t looked back. I love the soft-tip-enabled fit, noise cancellation, and audio. As one of AirPods’ earliest fans, I loved how Apple updated the design and technology to create next-level must-have in-ear audio. …

“FAST”, by fhir.photograph

I love watching instructional videos on YouTube. Last weekend, I used one to figure out how to replace the back tire on my bike. YouTube is fantastic for explainers where you really need to see something, and where a textual explanation isn’t as useful.

Indeed, the ease of shooting video…

Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro (Credit: Google)

With few exceptions, Google’s previous Pixel smartphone entries have been underwhelming compared to the leaps made by Apple and, especially, other Android competitors. I think it’s fair to say that changes today with the 6.2-inch Google Pixel 6 and the 6.7-inch flagship Google Pixel 6 Pro.

Aside from the bold…

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For years, it felt like Apple was ignoring pro users with its laptops. After the company’s ‘Unleashed’ event today, where the company unveiled the next-generation MacBook Pro, however, it’s clear that Apple is back on form — and cares about pro users more than ever.

When Apple last did a…

Apple’s new MacBook Pro featuring the new M1 Pro or M1 Max (Credit: Apple)

There should be a word for finding the unexpected in unsurprising things. That would help me describe the feeling I had today when Apple revealed its next-generation Apple Silicon processor that almost everyone knew was coming.

The surprises were threefold. Let’s start with the minor one: Apple did not introduce…

White-eyed vireo singing. Photo by: Annalise Kaylor

I’ll never forget the first time I heard it raining outside of my house. I was eighteen years old and had just received my first pair of hearing aids. Tears ran down my face in coordination with the raindrops cascading down my windows. …

A reflection on the company’s last modest release before it starts shooting for the stars

We’ve all heard the phrase “it’s the end of an era” to describe a departed co-worker or when moving out of an apartment. In tech, an era ending is very seldom lukewarm and rather bitter…

Apple Watch Series 7 (Credit: Lance Ulanoff)

I’ve considered making this a one sentence review: Apple Watch Series 7 has a new, larger display and it’s exquisite. …

The iPhone 13 Pro. Courtesy Apple.

For years, I’ve been a loyal buyer of Google’s Pixel smartphones; I switched from an iPhone 8 when the Pixel 2 debuted with its fun colors and impressive camera, and owned the Pixel 3, 4, and 5–all of which were awesome, boundary-pushing phones.

But, when Apple unveiled the iPhone 13…

Let’s take a challenge and imagine that you have this machine from 1988.

Which by the way, had a $1,999 price — the value equivalent to $4,989 today. Can we do something useful on this laptop nowadays? Let’s figure it out.


At the end of the 80s the typical personal computer was looking like this:


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