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About Daryl

Daryl Deino has been a technology enthusiast since 1995 and has written for several newspapers and technology sites. Please reach him at [email protected]

iPhone 12 Series: It’s Hard To Get Excited

On Friday, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro became available. The iPhone Pro Mini and iPhone Pro Max will be released right before Thanksgiving. The biggest downer is that all these phones will have a 60Hz refresh rate rather … Continue reading

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Oculus Quest 2: First Impressions

I’ve been using the Oculus Quest 2 for the past two days. I’m not quite ready to give a full review but wanted to give my initial impressions, which are mostly positive given that the headset goes for only $299 … Continue reading

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Is An iPad Pro Alternative

The iPad has been pretty much the tablet standard for the past 10 years, especially since the tablet has gone from being just an overgrown iPhone into an actual tablet. There have been some Android tablets that have excellent hardware, … Continue reading

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Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Were Worth The Wait

It seems like ages ago when Bose announced that they were finally going to release noise cancelling earbuds. Some thought that the huge delay had to do with quality control issues, perhaps similar to the Sleepbuds. But this weekend, the … Continue reading

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The iPhone 12 Sounds Underwhelming

By this time of the year, people are usually getting their new iPhones. Last year, the iPhone 11 Pro Max had a much improved camera set and a beautiful 6.5-inch screen. But it lacked 5G, compatibility with the Apple Pencil, and … Continue reading

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Oculus Quest 2 Really Is A Major (And Cheaper) Upgrade

Forget about my article from last month that said — based on what I thought were reliable reports — that the new Oculus Quest would not be a major upgrade. Last week, Facebook revealed the new unit, and let’s just … Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2: The iPhone Of Its Time

Yes, you may be gawking at the title of this article. After all, what could be more important (at least historically) to smartphones and technology than the iPhone. But I guarantee you — the new Fold is the smartphone other … Continue reading

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The Surface Duo Is A Major Strike Against The Surface Brand

I have always been a huge fan of the Microsoft Surface brand, even when it was bashed back when it debuted in 2012. Panos Panay, the Chief Product Officer of Microsoft, even sent me an email thanking me for my … Continue reading

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First Impressions: The Galaxy Z Fold 2 May Be The Real ‘Jesus Phone’

In 2007, the first iPhone was sarcastically referred to as the “Jesus Phone” because so many of its features were so advanced from previous smartphones. Of course, the iPhone really didn’t take off until the 2008 version, the iPhone 3G. … Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Is Amazing But Not For Everyone

I have been using the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra for 10 days now, and I am in love. I’m not so much in love that I’ll miss the phone when I have to send it back in another week, but … Continue reading

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