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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]

Surface Book 2 (13-Inch) First Impressions

I have been using the brand new Surface Book 2 for the past couple of hours. I am far more impressed than unimpressed, but I haven’t spent enough time with it to see all its faults yet. The version I … Continue reading

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iPhone X Is Great, But Is It Really Better Than Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

I’ve spent almost a week with the iPhone X. And my initial impressions stay the same — it’s great, but it doesn’t blow my socks off. In other words, it’s a four-star (or even four-and-a-half-star) phone, but it’s not a … Continue reading

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iPhone X: First Impressions

The iPhone X arrived in the mail this morning. I was looking forward to it, though I suspected once the initial thrill disappeared, I wouldn’t exactly be blown away. And that’s exactly what has happened. Don’t get me wrong; the … Continue reading

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Sony WH-1000MX2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Hit Near Perfection

Sony has been hitting all the high notes lately when it comes to Bluetooth wireless headphones. This blog has recently raved about the W1-1000X wireless neckband headphones and praised the WF-1000X wireless earbuds, though there were some reservations due to … Continue reading

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It’s 2017 And You Need To Back Up Your Data!

I cannot tell you how many people I know who still don’t back up their important data. If you have a Mac, using Time MachineĀ is simpler than using a first grade coloring book. If you have a PC, it’s not … Continue reading

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Apple iPhone X Pre-Order Flawless For Some, Disappointing For Others

If you want to have a new iPhone X on release day next Friday, then chances are you had to order it at the stroke of midnight (PST) on Friday. Even if you had attempted to order the iPhone X, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 Looks To Be An Expensive Beast

This blog has often talked about the problems the Surface Book had when it was released in 2015. There was the detachable screen that didn’t always detach, the unusable touchpad, display issues, etc. These were all (mostly) fixed by the … Continue reading

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My Experience With Windows Mixed Reality Platform And Acer Headset

On Friday, I was able to get a 10 minute test ride with Acer’s new Windows Mixed Reality Headset (retail price is $399) using Microsoft’s new “mixed reality” platform. I put this in quotes because it’s just virtual reality. Microsoft … Continue reading

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Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Earbuds: Hands On

Yes, there was just an article about these on IReTron last week. And now, here’s another one. But the difference now is that I have the Bose SoundSport Free buds in my ears and can tell you what my experience … Continue reading

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Why You Should Protect Your Apple Watch Screen

The Apple Watch uses “Ion-X” glass, and doesn’t scratch under normal conditions. But the conditions you are in will not always be normal. This comes from someone who scratched his first Apple Watch by sticking his wrist in the freezer, … Continue reading

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