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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

[Review] Daydream View VR

So...I've been slacking a little on the Daydream View VR review.  When I received it, I was super excited...and I used it.  A little.  And then a little more.  And then I ultimately realized that this isn't a product for me.  I simply don't have the time to make proper use of VR, or any VR product for that matter.  My actual reality is too demanding for virtual reality.  But I want to be fair to those who are interested in the product, so check out the short video below for my impressions of this fancy piece of tech, and check out Google's own website if (after watching) you think it's for you.

Silicon Theory's Video Review - Daydream View VR Headset

As always, thanks for reading/listening/watching - we are going to be doing more of these style video pieces to mix things up and to try something different, so be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel (Silicon Theory) to get updates as they get published.  Cheers!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

[Opinion] The best phone you've never heard of: the OnePlus 3T

I'll start this article by saying there probably aren't too many of you interested in buying a new smartphone right now.  And there are a bunch of new phones coming in the first half of 2017 - offerings are likely from LG, Samsung, and even HTC.  So for most people, playing the waiting game makes a lot of sense.

Having said that, if you are (or at the very least might be considering a purchase in the next 2/3 months) there's a phone you probably haven't heard of but should make your list.  If you listened to the Best of Tech 2016 Silicon Theory podcast (and you really should), you probably know where I'm going.  Let's talk a little bit about the OnePlus 3T.

Monday, January 9, 2017

[Podcast] Episode 17 - January Rumor Roundup

Yes - another episode of the Silicon Theory Podcast is uploaded and this time, its all about the rumors surrounding the new phones for 2017.  We talk offerings from Samsung, Apple, and others.  There is a lot going on, and the leaks are coming fast and furious but we take a look at everything that's relevant for those of you who are looking for new devices this year.  And man...there could be a great selection to choose from.

We explore all of that and more in the latest episode.  Be sure to subscribe on Google Play, iTunes, or SoundCloud to get all the newest episodes!

[Podcast] 2017's first episode is here! Best of Tech 2016

2017 is here, but we wanted to take a bit of time to look back at some of the rich achievements in the word of technology in 2016.  It was a great year, and so we celebrate some of those companies that produced superior quality products in the last 365.  Be sure to download/stream and subscribe to make sure you get notifications for all the latest episodes.  We are back on the grind after the holidays so more good stuff is headed in the direction of your ears!

Find us on Soundcloud, iTunes, and Google Play!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Mobile phone cases 101

Again, since its a new year, I thought I might try something new and go with a basic review of some things that we get a lot of questions about: mobile phone cases.  There is a lot of confusion about the style of cases and the materials that are used, so I shot a quick video now published on our YouTube channel (be kind, as I'm pretty sure I hadn't showered and my hair is a wreck); its about a 6 minute discussion around a few different styles of cases, what they are made of, and the one I'm using right now and why.

Check the link, and hopefully we'll be doing more of these...so feel free to click the subscribe button to subscribe to the Silicon Theory channel on YouTube.

Feel free to leave comments and if you have anything else you'd like to see us review, hit us up here, on Twitter (@silicontheory) or at our inbox at silicontheory@gmail.com

Friday, January 6, 2017

[Special Feature] I love tech: Google Photos

One of the most underrated ideas that Google has tossed out in the last few years has been that cloud storage for photos can be easy, fast, and better than local storage for most practical purposes.  Things like internal memory on your phone can crap out, and external media like and SD card can fail or be lost.  And (lets be honest) most people are either too busy/lazy or not technically savvy enough to use an external hard drive for backing up the precious memories we capture every day in photos and videos.  Enter Google Photos, which (while in its infancy) was still a nice app to use, but in its present form may be the most powerful and useful way to save and organize your photos.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

[Special Feature] Silicon Theories - January Edition

The holiday season is over, and the new year is upon us!  And 2016 was a great year for technology and tech enthusiasts.  We will be having a look back at last year soon, and recap some of the best and worst of the last year, but even though its only January, there is still a lot going on for 2017 too - so let's take a peek behind the veil, and hit quickly a few things that are kicking off 2017.