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Apple's July 2018 MacBook Pro 13-inch release is evolutionary rather than revolutionary, but does some bring some relevant changes. John Mulhern III discusses the improvements and posits what we can expect in the future from Cupertino.

John Mulhern III, Posted 8/25/2018

In 2013, at his wife's insistence, A. D. Coleman broke down and got his very first cellphone -- a free one -- through the program often and mistakenly attributed to Barack Obama but actually initiated by George W. Bush. Now, after almost 5 years with a less-than-smart LG Rumor Touch, Coleman upgrades to a (still free!) Android ANS UL40 Dubyaphone ... read his article on the experience.

A.D. Coleman, posted 7/3/2018

As one of the most respected manufacturers in audio, Germany-based Beyer Dynamic has long been a staple of audio professionals and musicians. Their microphones are legendary, and their headphones have consistently symbolized German precision. Their new Beyer Dynamic Aventho Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Headphones and Aventho Wired Headphones are stylish, sophisticated, and pack more technology into them than meets the eye. 

Harris Fogel with Nancy Burlan and Frank Schramm, posted 6/14/2018

Philly Beer Week kicked off its 11thanniversary recently (June 1st) with its signature event, Opening Tap, headed up by Philly Loves Beer, an organization whose mantra is “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that Philadelphia is America’s best beer-drinking city.” Held at the fabled Fillmore Philadelphia, thousands of thirsty attendees had their fill of sips from the more than 60 breweries on hand. Read on to learn more about the week dedicated to all things hoppy that has become a tradition in this city.

Nancy Burlan, Harris Fogel, and Ken Kramar, posted 6/10/2018

As “audiophile” gear pricing approaches a stratospheric level, making it less and less viable for the public, it’s reassuring to find a company dedicated to high-quality, yet affordable products. Emotiva’s entry level BasX line includes the BasX TA-100 Stereo Preamp/Dac/Tuner With Integrated Amplifier, BasX S8 Subwoofer, and the Airmotiv B1 two-way bookshelf monitor loudspeaker. How does this affordable system 2.1 system sound? Read our review to find out!

Harris Fogel, with Nancy Burlan and Alan Lewine, posted 5/29/2018

The Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet is the latest tool from Wacom for creatives who work with digital media. Wacom was founded in 1983, and has held the majority of the market share for digitizers ever since. In fact, most creative professionals are deeply attached to, if not in love with, their Wacom Tablets. Educators have long utilized these tools to bridge the haptic world to the anesthetic touch-free palette of digital imaging software. The vast majority of tools in applications like Photoshop or Corel Painter are “tablet aware” and the moment you plug in a tablet, the tools respond to pressure, angle, erasure, and programmable hot keys. What does the newest Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet promise users? Read our review to find out!

Nancy Burlan and Harris Fogel, posted 5/20/2018

Computers have been an integral aspect of automobile design for the past 40 years. Initially they were just limited to engine controls, but now the technology is virtually unlimited and touches upon every aspect of a modern automobile. Does a lit “Check Engine” light start your day? Want to know what it means, and how to reset it? The solution is a code reader. Code Readers, once relegated to dealerships and professional auto repair shops, are now easily available, and the Innova line is highly regarded among DIY-ers and professionals alike. In this review we look at three different units from Innova – their 3160g and 3100j OBD2 ScanTools and the consumer friendly 3211a DRIVE Bluetooth Code Reader.

Harris Fogel with Nancy Burlan and Frank Schramm, posted 4/15/2018

In an effort to reduce an unsightly abundance of unused pixels littering our nation's desktops, the EFF Pixel-Recycling Program for 2018 will be rolled out this Sunday. Citizens are encouraged to bring their surplus pixels to designated locations. Sponsored by the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the goal is to help digital image creators to be better cyber citizens and slow down global warming. Read on for the full story.

Nancy Burlan & Harris Fogel, Posted March 30, 2018

Cleaning might not be everyone’s idea of an enjoyable way to spend an evening, but the promise of faster, easier, and more thorough cleaning is a universal goal. Most people want to roll up their sleeves, get the cleaning job done, and move on to the pursuit of more fun ways to spend leisure time. The Drillbrush Power Scrubber, a handy set of brushes that work with your cordless drill, make quick work of many cleaning jobs. It’s also a uniquely American small business story. Read on to learn more about Drillbrush.

Nancy Burlan & Harris Fogel posted 3/25/2018

The recently released HP ZBook Studio G4 Mobile Workstation laptop is a screamingly fast, svelte, 15-inch, workstation class laptop built to take a beating. With it’s Nvidia graphics card, Xeon Processor, and DreamColor Display, the HP ZBook Studio G4 Mobile Workstation is a powerhouse nestled in a beautiful black aluminum and magnesium case. Ready to move on from Apple to Windows? Is this the graphics workstation for you?  Read our full review to find out.

Harris Fogel with editorial input from Jonathan Fogel. Posted 3/4/2018

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