Testing the Lumia 920 Windows Phone in low light

While we have seen first hand how well the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone camera performs in low light, we are seeing more signs that the Pureview Camera really shines when lighting is limited. A Lumia 920 prototype, like the one we saw in the iPhone 5 video comparison, was put up against the HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S III and the iPhone 5 in a...

Nest Labs releases upgraded version of its Learning Thermostat

Apple fans with vivid imaginations love to dream up all kinds of fictional Apple products. iCars, iFridges, and iBoats may never see the light of day, but there is one home appliance that requires a bit less imagination. Former Apple exec Tony Fadell, who was instrumental in creating the iPod, brought his Cupertino schooling to the world of...

I Just Had to See Myself

I've wanted to update my profile picture for a while now but didn't know what I wanted to do. Then today I just started playing with my lights and equipment. This shot was done with a single strobe flagged to block the light from spilling into the background and a white bounce disk to fill a little of the shadow side of my face.

Don't Waste Your Money: Money-saving thermostats

If you were asked, "What's your favorite techie gadget?" I doubt you'd say the thermostat in your home. But people couldn't get enough of the $250 Nest thermostat. It was sold out for months when it first came out. The Nest Learning Thermostat was designed by part of the same team that came up with the iPod.

Master Troubleshooting

First of all, this will be a test run of what a blog would look like... A test run of this page would include anything or any topic under the sun but will cover mostly in regards to troubleshooting any gadgets. Well, words may not be enough though the first thing which should take seriously is why we need to troubleshoot a device.

Nest Learning Thermostat: temperature control for the iPhone crowd

The Christian Science Monitor Weekly Digital Edition The Nest Learning Thermostat, a slick, energy-saving thermostat for the era of big data and green everything, was released for the first time last year Tuesday, the Palo Alto , California -based Nest company released an updated version of the space-age thermostat that promises to be compatible...

iPod developer rethinks the thermostat

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm by Dan X. McGraw in Electricity , Energy demand Tony Fadell was one of the most sought-after tech wizards after heading Apple's iPod and iPhone divisions and likely could - and may still - create the latest gizmo in the technology world. But at least for the time being, Fadell is more concerned with one of...

Comment on Nest - The First Thermostat You'll Actually Love by Mike Maynard

Tweet New tech is exciting, until we start to take it for granted. The light bulb, automobile, space shuttle and mobile phone all seemed like amazing advancements until they became, well, ho-hum. I imagine when the thermostat was invented it was a feat of wonder. No longer did you have to turn your heat on and off to achieve the optimal...

We're going in

Friday morning was still, sunny, and relatively warm, so I decided to walk Callie down by the river. You might remember that I took some pictures down there last winter and thought I should go back during the summer to see how different it looks. Here's a link to the same general photo from last January.

Money-saving programmable thermostats

Money-saving programmable thermostats Consumer Reports: Potentially save up to $180 a year Published On: Sep 13 2012 06:21:42 AM EDT Updated On: Sep 13 2012 06:20:00 AM EDT Tweet If you were asked, "What's your favorite techie gadget?" I doubt you'd say the thermostat in your home. But people couldn't get enough of the $250 Nest thermostat.