The Amazon Fire Phone: Maybe *Too* Consumer Centric

Today Amazon unveiled their first foray into the smartphone world with the new Fire Phone. I followed along on a few tech blogs as they live blogged the event, as I was quite interested in what this device would be. Amazon as a company isn’t really my cup of tea, but Jeff Bezos as a…

MWC 2014 – Low End is the New High End

MWC promises to be the sort of expo that delights and entices tech enthusiasts the world over. New gadgets, toys, gizmos and of course mobile devices are unveiled to the public, in the hopes of generating significant buzz and showing the world what the new big thing will be. Granted, it doesn’t showcase *everything*, and…

A Brief Time With The Nexus 5

  Tech enthusiasts all know the “itch”. It’s the feeling you get when you are feeling a little bored with whatever gadgets you have, and the urge to try something new becomes so palpable that you can practically feel it on your skin. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with your current level of gadgetry, it still…

The Toxicity of Fanboyism

In just about every market where there are directly competing products, you will soon see people form into groups. One group prefers product A, while the other group prefers product B. This makes sense, we all have personal preferences, and we all put a different weight on the strengths and weaknesses of any particular product.…