Monthly Archives: November 2013


On Digital Trends: Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight review

Nook GlowLightIt’s slimmer and lighter than before, the display is sharper and more pixel dense, and the reader now lacks physical page turn buttons and a MicroSD card slot. This distilled approach makes the Nook look more like the competition, namely the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kobo Aura, thus making it feel like a “me too” device instead of an innovative one.

Should you stick with your Nook Simple Touch or spring for the new hotness?


On Liliputing: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Review

Galaxy Note 10.1Priced at about $550 the Note is at least $50 more than it’s closest tablet competition. The higher price isn’t just because of the HD+ resolution display, the octa-core processor, or the ultra thinness every tablet is trying to achieve these days. It’s also due to the S Pen and the Wacom technology behind it that allows for a pen and paper-like writing experience.


On xoJane: When It Comes To FITNESSING, Which is Better, A Psychological Boost or More Accurate Data?

fitness dataThe folks behind the Basis B1 Band are the most vocal about how accurate their product is compared to others. The claim is that people who think they’ve been walking 10,000 steps a day because the FitBit says so apparently aren’t because most trackers over-count. …

I decided to test this myself. I wore the Basis B1 Band for a week and compared it to my experience with the FitBit One and the Withings Pulse fitness trackers.