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Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States

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Recent articles by James:

Can you really get work done on a tiny laptop?

You can see the problem I have created for myself; I'm asking for something with a keyboard big enough for fluid typing and the processing grunt to handle images and audio (and associated plugins). Basically, a regular, decent-spec laptop. But there are multiple options in the small laptop space, so it can't be totally unreasonable? The Pocket 2 from GPD ($500), for example, clearly claims to… → Read More

GoPro's Media Mod is an upgrade for vloggers on the go

When GoPro revealed the Hero 8's "mod" accessories, there was a clear favorite: The Media Mod ($80). The light and the fold-out screen looked handy, but the Med... → Read More

2020 will bring new ways to upgrade your hearing

If your peepers are letting you down, you have an endless choice of ways to frame that physical defect as a style statement. If you have hearing loss, not so mu... → Read More

Eargo's next hearing aid promises improved sound in the same tiny size

Eargo has made a name for itself by doing things differently when it comes to hearing aids. Instead of the usual range of over-the-ear devices, all the company'... → Read More

Phonak Virto Black hands-on: A hearing aid that gives you super powers

Something weird is happening. I'm walking through a Las Vegas casino having a normal conversation with someone on my left. This might not seem too weird to you,... → Read More

Nuraloop hands-on: Possibly the smartest earbuds around

Nura burst onto the headphone scene a couple of years ago with the Nuraphone. With its app-based hearing test for customized audio, haptic bass, noise cancellat... → Read More

The PowerEgg X drone doubles as a handheld camera

For the eager gadgeteer, vacations are a challenge. How many action cameras should you bring? Will your drone pack in your carry on? What about the gimbal for y... → Read More

PAX introduces the Era Pro, a smarter vape for cannabis nerds

Vape "mods" are pretty straightforward; they're mostly just batteries. That said, the original PAX Era was actually pretty smart. It can dial in a specific temp... → Read More

Olive Union Smart Ear hands-on: A stylish hearing device with tradeoffs

As wearable technology becomes the norm, there's still one gadget that carries a stigma: the hearing aid. You can wear wireless earbuds and no one flinches, but... → Read More

Teenage Engineering's 'rumble' module puts haptic bass in the OP-Z

Teenage Engineering's quirk OP-Z now has a "bass" module. → Read More

The Atari Lynx’s 30th birthday gift is a bunch of new games

The Atari Lynx celebrates turning 30 with a bunch of new games. → Read More

The best personal EVs for any commute

My commute isn't too bad. I have to walk a mile or so to the metro, ride it for about 25 minutes, and then it's a short walk from the station to the office.... → Read More

How to shoot your next adventure like a pro

Make sure your adventure videos and vacation shots don't suck. → Read More

Engadget’s guide to all the outdoor gear you need this summer

A guide to gear and gadgets for the trail, backyard and beyond. → Read More

Petcube's Bites 2 and Play 2 are smart speakers in disguise

Unsurprisingly, most smart-home gadgets are fairly human-centric. But what about all the furbags that live with us? Don't they deserve a little slice of the con... → Read More

Boosted’s Rev scooter is an inconveniently fun powerhouse

Boosted made its name by becoming the de facto electric skateboard. When rumors emerged that the company was working on a scooter, I had mixed feelings. I worri... → Read More

Omura's Series 1 cannabis vaporizer uses 'flower cartridges'

Cannabis vaporizers have come a long way. As weed becomes legal in more states, companies are free to devise new methods to administer the herb. Enter Omura and... → Read More

DJI Osmo Action review: A worthy GoPro rival

DJI's first action camera comes with two displays. → Read More

The next frontier for cannabis vapes: mood-specific formulas

"In New York, my bicycle messenger really had two types of cannabis. It was either green or brown." Michael Ray is the CEO of Bloom Farms, a California-based ca... → Read More

Amazon Kindle review (2019): The Paperwhite gets a run for its money

Amazon's cheapest Kindle should be a crowd-pleaser. → Read More