Winter 2017/Spring 2018 Update

Time for another round up of recent works.

At the beginning of the year I did a recap of some interesting announcements at CES 2018. Then in the spring I did a written version of my dive into vertical mice.

I got the Xbox One X, and overall I'm really happy with it. That being said, my original unit and its replacement are really loud sometimes.

This initial video takes a look at the sounds levels.

And my follow up video collects more data in the form of power consumption.

I didn't get around to a full review in time for it to be published on Tested, but I did do a write-up for my sound and temp findings.

Summer/Fall 2017 Update

Things slowed down for me quite a bit in the back half of this year. I started Senior Design in school and writing 11,000 words for that ate up the vast majority of my time.

On the writing front my only published written pieces were the announcement of the Xbox One X, and Intel's crazy new CPU with graphics from AMD.

Over the summer I finally had time to edit some videos I had partially complete for some time. I made a quick little video about the latest Xbox controller. I got a fancy camera slider, and tested it out for my Phanteks PC case review. More recently, I had some strong words for Microsoft over their cancelation of Groove Music.

Finally, I made a video explaining vertical mice; a really cool alternative for anyone with joint issues.

Spring 2017 Update

Wow! A lot of things have happened since my last update. I've been a machine on the writing front, and having more fun making videos.

I reviewed Microsoft's Creators Update, the first of two major updates for Windows 10 in 2017.

Microsoft once again held their annual developers conference called BUILD, and I covered all of the announcements, including the reveal of their own VR motion controllers.

My second research article covers the relatively new mesh Wi-Fi technologies entering the market for consumers. And in conjunction with that, I also reviewed Ubiquiti AmpliFi.

Microsoft went ahead and finally announced a new Surface Pro, and announced a oddly messaged Surface Laptop. I found the former a bit disappointing, and the later a bit confusing. I ended up going to my local Microsoft Store the day the Laptop was announced to check it out and that was cool.

Microsoft detailed many of the technical aspects of their new console.

Finally, I had a lot of fun taking apart my ThinkPad T420 to give it some much needed TLC.