Felix Gray review: Your eyes will thank you for wearing these computer glasses

Felix Grey computer glasses

If you spend a lot of time working on a computer, you may be familiar with the eye strain and pain that can go along with prolonged screen use. I’ve experienced the sharp headaches and the dry, irritated eyes — it’s awful — but for more than a month I’ve kept up […]

LG X venture review: This phone’s about what you’d expect for $330

The LG X venture from AT&T is not an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S8 competitor. But it is a decent phone for a price that doesn’t break the bank. The good stuff | The X venture is an inexpensive handset that gets excellent battery life. The bad stuff | The […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 review: This stunner was so close to being perfect

Samsung Galaxy S8 phone

I tried out the Samsung Galaxy S8 for about a week and it didn’t take me long to fall for the flagship phone’s speed, display and camera. It’s a great a device. So great, in fact, that I’ve no doubt this phone has the potential to make some iPhone users […]

Your guide to choosing the right unlimited data plan

unlimited data plans

As if there weren’t already enough options for unlimited data plans, even U.S. Cellular recently joined T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon on the limitless (but technically limited) data train. Here’s what you need to know about the four largest carriers’ plans and their coverage areas. But first … Do you […]

Software deal: Apple discounts video, audio bundle in education store

Apple Education pro app bundle

Right now on Apple’s education website, the company is offering a great deal on professional editing software for Mac. The bundle, which includes Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3, is being sold for $199.99. To put into perspective how much of a […]

Ripple personal safety device offers a network for help (literally)

Personal safety devices come in many shapes and sizes. Up until this point, though, I’ve seen very few that made me say to myself, “yeah, I’d wear that.” Ripple Network Technologies announced it’s launching a Kickstarter Tuesday for a Bluetooth safety device and companion service through Tunstall, a “connected care” […]

Wait to buy your next iPhone … trust me

If you listen to the Integrate podcast, you may know I’ve been considering buying a new smartphone. But I’m waiting until at least the end of September. I’ve had an iPhone 5s since 2013 and I was the proud owner of an HTC-made Android before that. My 5s still runs […]

Misfit Ray review: the best-looking fitness tracker no one’s using

Misfit announced its Ray minimalist-looking fitness tracker in January. It was designed to be stylish and never taken off — because the more often a tracker is worn the better it can do its job. I’ve been using Ray since mid-March and the tracker’s done everything it’s supposed to and it’s done […]

Another year, another phone: Thoughts on Mobile World Congress 2016

You may have heard about Mobile World Congress, this big annual tech conference in Barcelona. MWC is going on right now and all kinds of cool phones and other phone-related tech are being shown off. Samsung’s new flagship phones seemed to have grabbed the most headlines, but the Galaxy S7 and […]