Tech Articles

I love tech, and I love writing about tech, mostly laptop, desktop, gaming and gadgets. If you need something reviewed, you're going to get a concise (but definitely different) look at a product. When I review something, I always have the interest of the reader/consumer in mind first and foremost.  Here are some samples of my tech writing on the web.

Next-Gen Gaming Incoming—Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Price and Availability

Oh gamers. You are such a delectable bunch. Being a gamer myself, and coming from the old GamePro days of the golden age of video games, I love gamers, I love gaming, and I love when a company makes a big to-do about even the most miniscule news. Fortunately for us, the news today from Sony was not miniscule. As expected, Sony trotted out the PlayStation 5 (PS5) price and availability specs this afternoon, and it was right in the epicenter of everyone's predictions. The PS5 will be available No

Testing the Microsoft Surface Studio

There was a time when Apple held sway over all creative professionals. It was almost impossible for you to find a creative department that didn’t have a core group that was Apple-specific. In almost every workplace, the designers, artists, photographers, and videographers worked exclusively on Mac-based systems. The soft glow of iMacs and sleek design of Mac Pro cylinders were part and parcel of every creative team. All that may be changing. Right now. With Microsoft—specifically, the Microsoft

The Sit Hits the Fans: Gaming Chairs Make the Best Gaming Gift

Gamers are a tough bunch to shop for. They’re one of the few consumer groups that a) buys their own equipment almost exclusively; b) are very particular about what they buy; and c) enjoy comfort as much as they do gaming. Luckily for us, Spieltek understands the struggle is real for gamers, and they have developed a line of gaming chairs that really hits gamers where it counts—in their butts. Now, I understand gamers. I’ve been seriously gaming for more than 30 years, starting with my days as a

The Best Gaming Laptop on a Budget – Ever

I’ve been playing video games most of my life. I won’t bore you with the details or the timeline, but let’s just say I’m the guy that got Pac Man and Ms. Pac Man to hook up. Just saying. When I used to write under the name Scary Larry (sooooo many years ago), I was at my game-playing peak. I had every system, every game, and I got to write about them. But even during the console wars between Sega and Nintendo and Sony and Microsoft, I was always very attached to my PC. I used to love playing Civ

What is Mesh?

Mesh networking, whole home Wi-Fi, surround Wi-Fi—yes, there are new technologies coming to your home on which you’ll need to brush up. Today, we’re looking at these three terms, which are all different names for the same thing—Wi-Fi that expands the coverage in your home and creates coverage “bubbles” that will allow you greater freedom and more diversity with your home or small business networks. What do you think about mesh networking? Fad or future tech? Innovative or inconsequential? Let u

5 Tips for Choosing a 2-in-1 Computer

You hear and see them everywhere—new 2-in-1 laptops that combine the ease of use of a tablet with the power of a laptop. But not all 2-in-1s are built the same and, to be a true 2-in-1, there are certain criteria that have to be met. Just because you attach a Bluetooth keyboard to a tablet doesn’t make it a 2-in-1, just like adding racing wheels to your minivan doesn’t make it a Ferrari. The three main considerations to keep in mind when you’re shopping for a real 2-in-1 are Performance, Power,

Surface with a Smile

So, you want a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 but you can’t justify the hefty price tag? I hear you, brothers and sisters. We want the smooth look, the flexibility of a tablet that can double as a laptop and the perks and refinements that made the Surface Pro 3 one of the most sought-after tablets this year. Microsoft heard you, too, and took everything that we loved about the Surface Pro 3 and made the Surface 3—condensed it down to a Netbook-like experience so that you can enjoy the hybrid look and

Star Wars Battlefront: the Game that will Bring The Force to this Holiday Season?

Last weekend marked a milestone for both gamers and movie fans alike: the return of Star Wars to the twitch-gaming category. For the last 25 years, the Star Wars franchise has been split among console, arcade, and PC gamers, from the Star Wars Arcade game to Angry Bird Star Wars, but it has been at least 10 years since the franchise has entered the squad-based first-person shooter category. The original Star Wars Battlefront debuted on the Xbox in 2004, and was quickly followed by sequels and sp

In the Field with the Wacom MobileStudio Pro

I am a pretty creative guy. Well, I’m not pretty, but I am creative. I’ve always been a great fan of tech gadgetry, and I’ve always had this thing for video games. And I like to write. Besides a home full of useless tech that I’ve forgotten about, I also have drawers full of half-completed science fiction novellas about an alien race that wants to create an intergalactic space opera. Sigh, #brokendreams. But I do have an affinity for creative work, and have been known to dabble in painting, draw