Moto X Style: The Newest, Spec Heavy Flagship Phone From Motorola


Starting with a front-facing stereo speaker, a coated silicone rubber soft-grip curved back (with anti-discoloration) and poise.  The new Moto X Style is designed to be stylish and customizable, via Moto Maker or out of the box, including leather and wooden back options with machined metal frames and metallic accents.

Availability will be across the world; the United States will see a launch in September, direct for Motorola, Amazon and BestBuy (and its stores) for $399.

The OnePlus 2 Makes Its Online Debut, With An August 11th Release Date


The OnePlus 2 is the company’s self-described “flagship killer” for the year 2016. On paper, the OnePlus 2 is no slouch, I’ll give it that: a Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor (that apparently won’t overheat), 5.5-inch 1080p display, 13 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and laser focus (at 1.3 microns), a 5 megapixel camera on the front, a USB Type-C connector (and reversible USB-A at the other end of the cable), 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

The back plates make a return, however in Bamboo, Black Apricot, Rosewood, and Kevlar versions. The leading security option is a fingerprint sensor that can store up to 5 prints, To top it off, a 3,300mAh battery that should get the phone through the entire day.

Android Lollipop is customized with the OnePlus UI enhancements, which includes customizable nav bar buttons.

Launch is pegged for August 11th in the US, Canada, India, the EU, and China. A Southeast Asia launch will occur in Q4 2015. Pricing is $389 for the 64GB, while the 16GB version will require $329.

Via: OnePlus

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Review: Audiophiles, Meet The Bourgeois


Many high-end closed-back headphones have debuted — with equally high prices — in the hopes of being the “it” pair of stylish, technological and acoustically rich headphones. Over the course of the past year or so, I’ve taken a look at offerings in the same category from the likes of Sennheiser, Master & Dynamic and harman/kardon, to name a few.

But never Bower & Wilkins — the makers of the audio systems in Maseratis. So, how does the flagship P7 fair?

Netgear Nighthawk R7000 Router Review: A Better Portal

20150723_142029No matter the speed of your ISP (internet service provider), it all boils down to the wireless router you have installed. Well, it turns out that FiOS Quantum in NYC comes with a mediocre dual-band router, and as a result, was not only resulting in high pings for my League of Legends sessions, but made working and watching HD and 4K content an unsavory process. Enter, Netgear’s R7000 smart router — dubbed Nighthawk or “the Batmobile router” — with enough specs to deliver high speeds throughout a three-level home.

Let’s continue, shall we?

Klean Kanteen Vacuum Insulated Growler Review: Amber Stainless Steel Wins

20150722_161756There are times (I’m sure) where one enjoys an excellent beverage, but can’t finish it. To make matters worse, there isn’t a place to store your carbonated or otherwise perishable drink without it losing all of its charm. Well, a vacuum-sealed, insulated grolwer should do the trick. Be it for beer, soda, kombucha or anything drinkable, I don’t see why Klean Kanteen’s growler isn’t honorable enough to contain it.

After all, you’re thirsty, aren’t you?

The Priority Classic Bicycle Review: A Class Act

20150722_123848The bicycle is seeing a degree of adoption higher than ever before, and this can be attributed to two things: people realize they need exercise, and more importantly the environmental benefits. In New York City, riding a bicycle on the streets can be daunting at first, but with a little practice, a few close calls paired with the betterment of one’s judgement on the road and you’ll have plenty of fun getting from Chelsea Market to LaFayette in no time at all.

Apple Reports Its Q3 2015 Earnings: $49B In Revenue Thanks To 47M iPhones, And Then Some


Apple made yet another home run/touchdown/goal/ace with its third quarter results. $49 billion in revenue was accrued thanks to the sales of its product lines, namely 47 million iPhones, 10.9 million iPads and 4.7 million Macs — as well as the Apple Watch, whose sales numbers have not been disclosed, but has netted $1 billion sales.

This latest result also means that essentially, Apple has $203 billion in “cash”: regular cash, cash equivalents, short-term marketable securities, and long-term marketable securities.

An excerpt from the release:

“Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter ended June 27, 2015. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.4 billion and net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.7 percent compared to 39.4 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 64 percent of the quarter’s revenue.”

Carry on, Cuptertino.

Via: Apple