The Sony Z3 Compact Is Android's Best Kept Secret

Small and powerful smartphones are an endangered species, like the California Condor of the mobile world. If you want a top-tier phone that fits in a normal hand, the iPhone 6 is practically your only stateside option. But you know what? An exotic handset designed for Japan and Europe could have everything you've… » 10/14/14 12:33pm 10/14/14 12:33pm

The $800 Camera I Didn't Use To Share My Hawaiian Vacation Photos

My wife loves technology. Hell, she spotted the job posting that landed me my first tech writing gig. She also loves sharing snapshots with friends. So when I told her that the Sony RX100 III could sling amazing selfies to Instagram with a tap of her phone, she was understandably stoked. When we packed our bags for a… » 10/13/14 2:10pm 10/13/14 2:10pm

Don't Buy New Video Game Hardware. Not Now.

With fantastic games on offer across just about every platform, with libraries that grow more accomplished with each passing day, you might think it's always a good time to buy new video game hardware, should you still be without one of the major systems. Mostly, you would be correct. But not this month. » 6/06/13 3:20pm 6/06/13 3:20pm

Nobody Uses Their Real Name Online, and Other Outdated Notions

Usernames and anonymity have their place. But is it time to move toward using our true identities online? A personal reflection on the past, present, and future of names on the Internet. » 8/25/11 1:20pm 8/25/11 1:20pm

I'm sure there are people at Google who have thought of all these things already. It's always easier to sit…