The late 2010’s appeared to be start of the age of VR. Headsets were coming out on a regular basis, and developers were eager to show off their latest and greatest games at tech conferences. So, the natural question is what happened? How did a technology that promised so much, delivered so little?
The tech itself may not be the culprit here. In fact, VR systems have improved by leaps and bounds over a single decade with higher resolution displays, fast and snappy performance, realistic graphics, and motion capture. New devices like Oculus Go don’t even require a rope’s worth…
Most readers remember the time, not that long ago, when planning a cottage getaway or cross-country roadtrip meant dusting off the thick map book residing in your car’s console and slowly planning out your route. I’m sure those same people also remember the countless wrong directions, missed exits, new roads that are yet to be mapped, and the countless fights with your co-pilot in the driver’s seat. Of course most people eventually got portable GPS units from Garmin or TomTom, yet the primitive devices proved to have slow interfaces, lacked search functionality, and had one hell of a painful update…
Windows 10 is undoubtedly “the best Windows yet” and has come a long way since Windows 1.0 was released in 1985. Yet despite its 6 years out in the market, Windows 10 in some ways still fails to deliver the clean computing experience that Mac OS seems to nail down.
This article isn’t an Apple circle jerk as Mac OS definitely has a lot of its own flaws, but rather an analysis of the current Windows user experience and a list of features that would help improve it for both current and future users. …
Score: 8 / 10
Pros: Stylish Industrial Design, Bright and Crisp Display, Long-Lasting Battery, Comfortable Touchpad & Keyboard, Fast Performance, Loud Speakers
Cons: Lacking Ports, Low-Res Webcam, No Discrete GPU
After four iterations, Microsoft has finally made a Surface Laptop to properly challenge the other Windows-based machines and Apple Macbooks.
Style and speed is Microsoft’s description of the Surface Laptop 4, and boy have they ever gotten it right. The razor thin case comes with invisible hinges, a smooth tactile keyboard and responsive touchpad. The minimalist design is a nod to the M1 Macbook competition, and looks absolutely stunning. The…
Pros: Sleek Design, Long-Lasting Battery, Excellent Software Integration, Competitive Price
Cons: Tag Surface Easily Scratchable, Niche Use-Case
The Apple AirTags are wireless location-tracking devices native to the Apple ecosystem. They are designed to be attached to various personal items, from your keys (key ring sold separately) to bags or even your car, and track it’s location live via the Find My app.
There’s a lot of good stuff here if you are already in the Apple ecosystem. From an industrial design perspective, these are sleek looking tags that come with free custom engravings, and are small enough to…
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