Showing posts from March, 2014

HTC One (M8) initial impressions

Now that all they hype has died down and I've had some time to gather my thoughts, here's the follow up to my first impressions of the Xperia Z2 and the Galaxy S5 - my first impressions of the HTC One (M8), which from here on out will just be called the One. This post will actually be easier to write, as the press embargo on the One has already been lifted. While my thoughts on the Z2 and S5 were all based merely on hands-on videos and early impression articles, my thoughts on the One will be based on actual reviews, which are already on the web thanks to HTC's eagerness to quickly release the One in select markets (more on this later). So what do I think of the successor to the best smartphone of 2013? Can the best be improved? Or is it all downhill once you achieve "perfection?" My thoughts after the break.

Top 5: Why Android Wear is so exciting

Google have made it a bit of a habit of theirs to suddenly drop surprises out of nowhere that kinda leave us shocked. First there was the sudden announcement of Android 4.4 KitKat, when everyone was sure the next version of Android was going to be 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Then there was the much anticipated launch of the Nexus 5, which happened "silently" online without any prior invites from Google (though many people were trying to act smart and decipher the "clues", only to look kinda silly in the end). Next there was the totally unexpected sale of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo. And most recently, Android Wear. Android Wear has gotten all the tech geeks excited. This is probably the most excitement we've felt since the Nexus 5 was finally released. Wearables, smartwatches in particular are still a relatively "new" area of mobile tech, despite smartwatches having already been around for a few years, like from Sony, Pebble and even Motorola (no, the 360 is no…