Does someone in your life need a new smartphone this holiday season? Great! Since carriers in the United States have finally separated the cost of smartphones from the cost of plans, customers have more options than ever when it comes to smartphones, though you may not realize it if you are shopping at your local cell phone shop, where it seems like the only things to choose from are iPhones and Galaxy phones. Going the unlocked route can save you money and get you a phone that fits your needs perfectly. All of the phones in this list will
While I usually spend my time as B&H’s chief machine biologist, dealing with silicon, plastic, and metal creatures, I thought I’d take some time to talk about the ones made from fur and slobber and hairballs. In researching this piece, I learned a lot about carbon-based life forms (did you know that real dogs fetch regular sticks, not just
It’s fall, and here at B&H that means one thing: Smartphone manufacturers are emerging blinking from many months of R&D hibernation and are facing the world with their shiniest and newest creations ahead of the holiday season. And while a spate of new flagship handsets is exciting, we all know that the best part of getting a new phone is tricking it out with the hottest apps and accessories. To help you choose some new hardware to complement your own device, new or old, take a look at the following.
FLIR ONE Thermal Imaging Camera
Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm and, along the way, users have made new friends and enemies, but most importantly of all, it has united players of all races, ages, and genders to a shared dream of becoming a Pokémon Master. Plenty of players are seizing the opportunity to cash in on Pokémon-related services and goods, and some have turned to the dark side, becoming as devious as Team Rocket; however, others travel through the roads and seas, spreading goodwill and joy. Before you leave Pallet town in search of your own adventure, make
Whether you’ve realized it or not, you’ve probably seen large groups of people gathered in one spot with their eyes fixated on their phones and a look of determination on their faces, even more so than usual. There’s a new phenomenon that has people young and old hanging out in parks day and night, flicking their touchscreens and shouting in excitement. Why, you ask? Well, that’s because they all have one thing in common: they’re playing Pokémon Go, a newly released game in which children and adults alike can enjoy the fantasy of becoming a
In 2007, Apple released the first iPhone, which not only changed the way we communicate, but promised a new technology with which musicians and audio engineers could record and create music. In 2010, the iPad was released, but iOS was still in its infancy in regard to music production. It’s now 2016 and it appears, with iOS 9, we find ourselves asking if it might be possible to ditch our desktop or laptop computers in lieu of an iPad.
"......but we are now starting to see product development shift away from the older hardware."
With more and more phone carriers moving away from yearly contracts and offering leasing options in lieu of subsidized plans, options for consumers have never been greater. Unfortunately, more choices can mean more questions—like, which is the right phone for me? Existential implications aside, we’ve narrowed down your choices by rounding up our top recommendations for unlocked smartphones.
(Before you dive into the list, be sure to check out our
The year 2015 is drawing to a close, and with it another banner year for the wearable tech industry. Leaps in innovations and technologic advancements mean this rapidly evolving landscape is once again filled with a near-endless trove of small wonders: smartwatches, heart-rate monitors, and more activity trackers than you can shake a selfie-stick at. We've managed to collect the best of these gadgets into a single list that’s sure to please all the wearable-tech enthusiasts out there and convert those who aren’t.
Apple Watch and
We have come to expect big things from LG, a leader in the consumer-electronics arena. Whether you’re talking home entertainment, mobile devices, or wearables, the bar for this tech giant has always been set very high—and year after year, the company has cleared it. 2015 proved to be absolutely no different, as LG continued to push the innovative envelope with a series of high-profile gadgets and exciting consumer electronics. Here are just a few that have really caught our eye.
Smartphones are pretty ubiquitous. Almost everybody has one, and many of us spend more time on our phone than we do on our personal computers. Yet, in the United States, most people still purchase their smartphones from the same companies that provide cell phone service, which is quite odd if you think about it. People don't purchase TVs from cable companies or computers from their Internet service providers, and for good reason.
Perhaps you have been thinking about breaking free from carrier control, or just have been eyeing a phone that isn'
School is back in session and that means it’s time to outfit the favorite student in your life with the latest and greatest gear and gadgets. Topping that list should be a brand-new smartphone, capable of navigating the sometimes-challenging waters of post-elementary life. To make sure you or your student is well-equipped and not left holding something technologically passé or last year, we’ve compiled and analyzed five cool smartphones that recently hit the market. Time to study up!
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge
Recent years have seen
Everyone wants a little power. It’s what makes the world go around. You’ll feel the absence of power when you want to call AAA after your car breaks down on the highway and you realize your phone just did a swan dive into shutdown mode, or your boss is on Skype, giving you explicit video instructions on how she likes her sandwich, when suddenly she’s cut off due to a power blackout in your tablet. We won’t even talk about when you’re sitting next to a very loquacious passenger on your eight-hour flight when you suddenly realize, in absolute
It was 1969, in the Westminster borough of London and at a recording studio on Abbey Road, the worlds of composition, audio fidelity, and creativity were aligned. The resulting album by the Beatles would prove to be one of the most renowned works ever recorded. It’s so revered that few artists ever claim to have surpassed it.
Only a few years later, another British band would achieve a unique blend of music synthesis and tape looping in a progressive and masterful recording called Dark Side of the Moon. Like Abbey Road, Pink Floyd’s record
What is this pico category?
Also known as a pocket projector or a micro projector, a pico projector is a newly emerging category that encompasses the smallest projectors you can buy. Because they can handle videos and photos for portable entertainment as well as charts or slides for business or education presentations, they can also be described as multimedia projectors.
How small is small?
Each projector weighs within several ounces (below or above) a pound, including battery. Picos were originally no larger than a smartphone or a point-
What is a portable digital media player?
Originally, it was a battery-powered device with text display small enough to fit in a pocket, which stored songs you transferred from a computer. Also called an MP3 player, it output music via a headphone jack, which explained the included earbuds. But that was 1999. Today’s players do a lot more than just play music (now in a variety of formats and with listener-adjustable effects). They can also show your entire