Upgrading my home and work network: an epic saga

A rather complicated chain of events has led me to completely overhaul some of the technology in my house, which also happens to be Liliputing headquarters. This summer Crashplan announced it would be discontinuing its consumer-oriented cloud backup service. So I started looking for an alternative… and ultimately decided that it was time not only […]

Apparently Black Friday starts Nov 1st now (Dell and Amazon kick things off)

Over the past few years we’ve seen a growing number of retailers starting their “Black Friday” sales on Thanksgiving Day instead of the Friday after Thanksgiving. Now Dell is just throwing tradition to the wind and offering up some so-called Black Friday deals today. On November 1st. Go figure. Under other circumstances, I’d probably just call […]

Intel’s Kaby Lake NUC mini PCs now available with Optane memory

Intel Optane memory is a new type of speedy, non-volatile solid state storage that can be used like an SSD… except that for now it’s way more expensive. So Intel’s first consumer versions of Optane memory are small modules meant to offer speedy cache performance when used alongside a larger hard drive or SSD. And […]

Amazon (sort of) suspends sales of BLU smartphones due to security/privacy concerns

It’s been a little over half a year since security researchers at Kryptowire discovered software running on some budget smartphones that sends sensitive data to a server in China without notifying the the user of the phone. One of the phones in question was the popular (and dirt cheap) BLU R1 HD. BLU released a […]

Report card: Brad’s mobile reporting kit for CES 2017

Over the past few days I’ve published nearly 100 articles, 29 videos, and more photos than I care to count while covering the latest tech on display at the Consumer Electronics Show. As in previous years, I did most of this with the help of just a few tools: a laptop, a smartphone, and a […]