M. Brett Smith

M. Brett Smith

Brett lives in New York by way of Kansas City. He loves drones, fitness gadgets, and anything that takes him outdoors. No Wizard of Oz jokes, please. 

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Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro has been out for a little over a month, and overall the reviews have been pretty stellar. With a bigger screen, better speakers, faster processor, and much-ballyhooed keyboard, it seems like a surefire winner for professionals and creatives of every stripe. But...
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Heading into CES 2020, tech forecasters boldly predicted this year's show would focus heavily on a few specific trends: 8K televisions, 5G networking, virtual reality, etc. Surprisingly, the one trend that no one seemed to predict, but nonetheless was everywhere, was the overabundance of true wireless earbuds. It seemed like every booth we visited had a new pair to show us. Here are some of our...
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The year 2020 is officially upon us, which means it’s time to start making good on all those New Year’s resolutions. For many of us, our resolutions include specific fitness goals or a greater focus on our overall health. One brand that can help reach those goals is Garmin, whose extensive catalogue of fitness trackers, watches, and wearables are a boon to anyone looking to conquer their newly...
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Two years ago, Autel used CES as a launchpad for its EVO drone, a consumer UAV that was heralded as a true “Mavic killer” and legitimate challenger to the DJI throne. Now, it’s CES 2020, and Autel is back with the EVO 2, easily the most powerful drone the company has ever built, and arguably the most impressive flyer at this year’s show. When Autel launched the EVO in 2016, it was immediately...
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Just in time for CES 2020, drone innovator PowerVision has released its latest UAV, the PowerEgg X. It comes in two models, the Explorer and the Wizard. These latest...
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Today, Wacom announced its latest pen display, the Wacom One. This 13.3" tablet is a powerful tool for beginners and professionals, one that offers a seamless pen experience and rich feature set that’s great for work or play. As mentioned, the Wacom One’s display measures in at 13.3",...
4 weeks ago
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The first thing you should know about the new Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 is that it’s probably the most powerful pen tablet on the market. Wacom calls it a “pen computer,” which might be more apt, considering the MobileStudio Pro functions as a stand-alone Windows 10 device. But whatever...
1 month ago
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Military Grade. Maximum Strength. Ford Tough. These are words and phrases we’ve all seen a million times. They’re used to characterize our gear, our gadgets, the pills we take, and the cars we drive. In many cases, they don’t really mean anything. They’re metaphorical marketing, hyperbolic hype words. They’re meant to convey the quality of a thing without being held to any particular standard....
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Products featuring built-in smart assistants continued to sell at a blistering pace in 2019, further cementing their roles in our everyday lives and all but guaranteeing a world where interacting with a hyper-intelligent digital ghost is just the norm. One of the products driving those rocketing sales is the very en vogue voice-interactive...
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The Lenovo Smart Display 7 is a device after my own heart. Its modern design, intuitive functionality, and practical application are the first qualities I look for in a good a piece of consumer tech. Recently, I got to spend a couple days with the Smart Display 7 and was thoroughly pleased with...
by Paige and Corey Denton
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When we finally hit the wide open fields of Big Sky Country, my husband and I both felt the excitement. We had traveled to California, Colorado, and the Pacific Northwest, but this was new territory for us. Corey’s affinity for Theodore Roosevelt only added to his excitement, and we started our adventure through Montana. Glacier National Park We all have a bucket list, whether we admit it or not...
2 months ago
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Big news for spherical imagery enthusiasts! Ricoh has just announced the Theta SC2, an exciting follow-up to the original Theta SC and welcome addition to the entire Theta family. The Theta SC2 retains many of the features that made its predecessor so popular—easy to carry, easy to use—and goes...
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Ah, Google. From its humble beginnings as an Internet search engine to its monumental metamorphosis into one of the biggest names in tech, Google’s impact on our lives cannot be overstated. And lately, that impact has grown, thanks to a slate of new products. Whether you need a laptop, smartphone, or anything in...
by Paige Denkin
2 months ago
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We last left off in Colorado, and I have to give thanks to the state that housed us the longest! But we left for the Northwest and the Pacific Coast with so much excitement. As the rest of the country faced heat waves, we chased 70-degree weather through Oregon and Washington. Before we begin, I want to reiterate our goal to protect nature and live a Leave No Trace (LNT) lifestyle. The newest...
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Today, DJI unveiled the newest member of its celebrated Mavic series: the Mavic Mini. As compact as a smartphone, but powerful enough to capture shots so cinematic and smooth they look straight out of a soundstage, the Mavic Mini is both extremely capable and accessible. Here’s the full rundown...
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