Monthly Archive: August 2014

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The UE BOOM Bluetooth Speaker

The UE Boom is one of the most expensive bluetooth speakers that you can buy. So why would you? Or probably more to the point, why did I? There’s something about this little gizmo that will make you fall in love. It feels like solid tech, it sound great and looks fantastic. It has a good app, and has a feature set that is impressive for what amounts to a wifi megaphone for music. One of the most impressive things, right out of the gate, is that it can be updated from a Mac or PC. Just last night, they...

Sometimes It's the Little Things

Sometimes It's the Little Things

There are two experiences I’ve had recently that brought joy to my heart, on the Xbox One; they are the type of feature that I wish the folks at Microsoft would focus on.   The first is the controller and headphone jack. We’ve had these for awhile now on some consoles, but I’ve only ever used them for headsets with a mic; along with enough wires to hook up Voltron to a daisy-wheel printer. The experience was simply this: I sat next to my wife on the couch. She wanted to work. I muted the receiver, plugged one wire into...

Speed Halo

Speed Halo

This video (NSFW, strong language) is about three years old, I guess, but I just saw it in the comments section of a Polygon.com article, and I really want to try it. This is in Reach but I’m guessing any Halo would do it… so perhaps when the Master Chief Collection comes out?