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About the camera gadgets video

I didn’t intend for there to be a six month gap between this video and the last, but school got really busy.

At least this one’s finally done and out the door, though. Just like the iPad video, I thought I’d do a ”quick“ write up of some about some of the things I did and why I did them for the two people who might be interested.

Call it a force of habit.

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Tech

Alexa isn’t perfect on the Sonos One, but that’s…

Unlike categories like camera gear, smart home toys or even phone accessories, the primary thing I consider before buying audio gadgets isn’t whether I’ll get enough use out of it. It’s a pretty simple test to look at my scuffed up AirPods or dented QC35s to know that I will.

I’ve had my eye on the Sonos One for a while now. Before this, I used an Echo Dot hooked up to an old iHome phone dock, but that was a setup that prioritized first-party Alexa functionality over audio quality.

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About the iPad Pro video

I’ve long wanted to make tech videos of my own. Spending hours watching channels like MKBHD, Linus Tech Tips and The Verge led me to daydream about the kind of videos I’d like to make. In my head, I’d visualize the products I’d be shooting, what I’d say about them, and how each shot would look.

I just never followed through with any of that until now.

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iOS 12: My Complete Thoughts

A shorter version of this article was originally published on UNWIND. Check it out here.

If you’ve bought an iPhone sometime in the past five years, chances are you got a notification telling you to update to iOS 12. I spent the past few weeks testing it on my iPhone 7 plus to give you this quick rundown of the changes and improvements Apple packed into their latest and greatest.

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Food

I have some thoughts about the Impossible Burger.

I’ll freely admit that I’m a sucker for internet hype. Internet hype is what led me to buy things such as my original Pebble Time. Internet hype is what made me go out of my way to track down a neck pillow that looked like a shrimp.

The whole concept of the Impossible Burger intrigued me as soon as I heard about it. I’d never particularly liked the variations of vegetarian meat I’ve tried, so I was understandably curious about this plant-based patty that promised to taste, and “bleed”, like beef.

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It’s dangerous to go alone! Here, take this:

Twitter announced Thursday that it had found a bug in their system that stored users’ passwords in plain text. They asked all 330 million of its users to change their passwords even though neither a “breach or misuse” had been detected.

In light of this, I thought I’d share some practices I’ve taken up to prevent random folks from taking over my Facebook account and start sending strange links to people in my contacts list (among other things).

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The Apple Watch Series 3 reminded me why I…

If you ask me, the way that the Apple Watch brought the idea of wearable technology into the mainstream is something only Apple could have done.

When it was put on sale in April 2015, it seemed to take on a sort of mythical status. Many people I talked to seemed to know only of its existence. The entire concept of strapping a computer to one’s wrist was so “out there” that not many people really cared about it.

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