On Liliputing: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook [Video]
I don’t think many people expected to see Samsung hardware and the same Nook version of Android used on older tablets like the B&N NOOK HD (which is sad, really, because it was a slick interface). But I had hoped that the experience would be different from what you get when you install the Nook app on any Android. And in some respects, it is. Just not so much that you mistake this tablet for anything other than a Samsung product. It is running TouchWiz, after all.
If that doesn’t scare you away completely, read on for my first impressions.
On xoJane: Kat Von D is Treacherous And 5 Other Things I Learned When She Discontinued My Favorite Lipstick
Several months ago I was hanging out with a friend when I pulled out my lipstick to re-apply it. “You shouldn’t wear that,” she said to me in a casual, off-hand way.
“Um, why not?”
“That shade is wrong for you. It contrasts with your skin tone too much. It’s too severe.”
At the time I rolled my eyes and ignored her because she’s the only person ever to say something negative about my shade.
On Techlicious: Review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40
You don’t need a big camera in order to take crisp, detailed and balanced pictures. Premium compact cameras aim to be the best of both worlds: small like a point-and-shoot; powerful and programmable like a DSLR. That’s the space the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 fits in.
At $449 retail, the ZS40 is expensive for a compact camera. Its price though, can be justified by its impressive set of features—a 30x zoom, 24-720mm f/3.3-6.4 lens, 18MP sensor, electronic viewfinder, optical image stabilization, WiFi, GPS, RAW capture, and a host of manual controls—great image quality and easy pocketability. The ZS40 is only 4.4 x 2.5 x 1.3 inches and weighs just 8.5 ounces.
On Techlicious: The Best 10-Inch Android Tablet – 2014
So what makes for an impressive tablet? We look for ones that have crisp screens with 1080p (or better) resolution, bright color palettes, interfaces that are pleasing to look at and easy to use, speedy and power-efficient quad-core CPUs, and designs that are thin and light—without feeling flimsy and cheap. The best of these tablets come at a premium, around $500. For that price, you want a device that offers extras—multi-tasking and kid-friendly modes and a wide array of content options—on top of all the basic criteria. Free stuff doesn’t hurt, either.
On xoJane: 5 Awesome Headphones That Won’t Overwhelm Your Head
Headphones are a legit fashion accessory now that a bunch of celebrities either make them or wear them at all times. But as cool as a pair of Beats Studios may look around Katie Holmes’ neck, it does not escape my notice that those things are way huge on her.
The Dr Dres, 50 Cents, and Tim Tebows of the world might prefer giant cans on their heads, but some of us are looking for headphones with a smaller profile. Good thing it’s far easier to find a non-bulky, attractive, premium headphone now than it was just a year ago.