Flip Video parent company Cisco announced it will close the Flip division as part of a larger restructuring of its consumer brands. Cisco acquired Flip maker Pure Digital Technology in 2009 for $590 million in stock, making it a supremely expensive adventure for the networking giant. So what does this mean for consumers?
At some point every driver is confronted with a car that just won’t start due to a dead battery. Maybe an interior light was left on, the battery won’t hold a charge, or the alternator is on its last legs. If you carry jumper cables and have other vehicles nearby, you can get a jump [...]
GoPro’s funky yet rugged high-definition video cameras, long the favorite of adventurous amateur videographers, is becoming quite popular with professional filmmakers, too. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the equipment manager for shows such as “Deadliest Catch” and “Ice Road Truckers” bought 200 GoPros last year, and 75 already this year. See larger [...]
Reviews of eagerly-anticipated smartphones are often breathless regurgitations of hardware specifications and benchmark test results. As the first phone to utilize Verizon Wireless’s new 4G network, the HTC ThunderBolt 4G Android Phone boasts jaw-dropping speed, demanding reviewers add more network speed test tables and graphics to their already overly-complex articles. Travel Tech Review takes a [...]
Please check out our updated Travel Photography Guide for hints on buying the right gear, using it effectively, and editing and sharing your pictures after the trip.
Some say our fear of drained batteries borders on a phobia. The condition manifests itself in many ways, including purchasing and lugging around spare batteries for various devices, packing AC adapters, protecting our iPhone with a case that contains an additional battery (Mophie Juice Pack Air), reducing screen brightness to almost unreadable levels, disabling useful [...]
Nearly every mobile phone supports Bluetooth. Nearly every mobile phone is uncomfortable to use when jammed between the ear and shoulder, and nearly every user has better things to do with his hands than hold a phone to his ear. Maddeningly, nearly every Bluetooth headset TTR has tried either sounded horrible or fit poorly. Until [...]
Those who have read TTR’s Travel Photography Guide know that selecting the right camera is the first step in getting the most out of documenting your adventures, and we believe the Nikon D3100 14.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens deserves a spot in your bag. It is easy [...]
One of the challenges travelers face is balancing the joy of the journey with the desire to capture the moments. Part of the experience of travel is deciding what camera fits the situation, when to use it, and how to take great pictures. For many travelers these acts are part of the journey, but for [...]
Any patrons traveling with children know how important a portable game unit can be on long roadtrips. The hottest upcoming device is the Nintendo 3DS, which ships 27 March 2010. Those wanting one close to that date can pre-order now, as it’s likely to be in short supply when released. Amazon.com even offers a price [...]