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.

Winter 2016/2017 Update

Oh man. I was sick for like three months so I didn't get nearly as much done as I had hoped. I managed to do a write up for AMD's Ryzen 7 announcement, and Nintendo finally revealed more for their crazy new Switch console.

On the video side things got... interesting for me. I happened across a segment of YouTube that opens Pokémon cards and products. I became certifiably addicted to watching them. I ended up buying a bunch of stuff myself and started making videos too.

Microsoft also had the surprise announcement at the end of the year of Windows 10 x86 emulation on ARM. The implications of this are huge, and I talked about it in a video.

Finally, I started using Android phones last year. The experience has been... interesting, for sure. I went ahead and reviewed the Nexus 5X, talking about both my problems with Android and the hardware of the 5X.