LSTN Zebrawood Bowery Earbuds Review: Rustic Looks, Modern Sounds

IMGP0335 copyAt LSTN Headphones, headphones and earbuds are the only two products sold, but with a twist: wooden housing. This pair of earbuds, called the Zebrawood Bowery feature a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted wooden housing, so no two pairs look the exact same. But that’s not all there is to LSTN’s earbuds: a Neodymium magnet mounted to an 8mm driver, a frequency response from 20Hz-20KHz, all of which is connected to a gold-plated 3.5mm headset jack — at the end of a 1.2 meter nylon cable.

So, aesthetically and technically, the Zebrawood Bowery is pretty decent, especially if wood sounds like a good idea.

HTC One M9 Review: Even A Brilliant Formula Needs Tweaks

IMGP0327The “One” branding has been here for at least three years, and is HTC’s crown jewel — in the midst of hit-and-miss attempts at conquering the Android smartphone spectrum.

Oh, but don’t be lead astray by the opening statement: the One M7 and M8 have been some of the best flagship devices in the Android lineup to-date. But every year, the competition comes closer to achieving things that HTC always did, like build quality.

The current landscape: leather backs, metal trims, curvatures, glass backs and entire metal bodies. And so, the HTC One M9 needs to prove to the world why it is not only a design and engineering success, but why it should be a consumer success.

LG G4: This Is A Mean Smartphone, With Much Style

IMGP0294It’s only been a few hours since UPS delivered an LG G4 from Korea, but I’m already settling in nicely. The LG G4 is the (ever heard of this South Korean tech superpower) latest flagship smartphone to debut out of LG Mobile.

Is it worth the year-long wait? Yes, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves and at least pay attention to the specs — and design, that’s been tweaked slightly as well. For example, the model I have has a hammered plastic back, which looks and feels gratifying but a leather-backed version will debut in beige, black, sky blue and yellow colors — that’s what you want.

Tips on Increasing Security at Your Business

The owning of a small business is no easy job and in order to do it right you will have to invest a lot of money. There are a number of things a business owner has to keep up with and one of the most important is the security of their building. With all of the crime going on all across the country, finding a way to keep your employees and your possessions safe should be a top priority. The following are a few tips to use when trying to increase the security of your business.

The Cost To Your Business When The Power Fails

There’s no question that a power failure can be a nuisance to your business. But have you ever stopped to consider what a loss of power actually costs your business? Power outages are virtually inevitable and certainly unpredictable, and can cause significant losses for businesses — thus they should always have a backup plan in place to deal with such eventualities. Whether small or large, a business should always have a contingency plan in place to minimize the losses associated with power outages. One of the best options is to invest in an uninterrupted power supply, or UPS.

Not convinced yet? Let’s look at the potentially disastrous impact that a power outage can have on a business.

The Cloud vs. UPS Backup: What’s The Difference?

Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about “the cloud,” right? You may have also heard about the importance of the cloud to your business operations. What is it exactly? Is it the same as the UPS backup power source you have running in your business? This article will examine the differences between these different ideas of what it means to back up your business.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III “Ember” Trailer Teases Humanity’s Plight With Technology

Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 7.28.11 AMIn what can only be described as a preview of things to come on the 26th of April (the full world reveal), both real and not so much so. Activision and Treyarch have released the next Black Ops III trailer, called “Ember”.

Featuring replaceable limbs and technologically-advanced body enhancements, this trailer attempts to paint a time-based look at how technology has changed humanity, and might destroy it — within this very century.

Trailer, after the break.

Acer’s World Trade Center Press Event: Convertibles, Wearables, Gaming, Oh My

picsToday’s Acer event showcase features over 250 devices, with 40+ devices announced at the event. Acer’s new product line features some of the first Windows 10 devices on market, and that’s just the surface of Acer’s current advantage in the market, albeit brief, most likely.

From the 54th floor of the World Trade Center, Acer’s CEO Jason Chen unveiled to the global tech press new products of the company’s computer line. Chen’s new company strategy is composed of having designs “that captures people’s hearts”, bringing stable devices to market, and keeping it global by selling Acer devices in over 160 countries.

More after the break.