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Western Digital Blue SSD review: A solid SSD

WD Blue SSD review

For decades, Western Digital has been recognized as one of the very few leaders in the world of storage and hard drives. If you open up that pre-built computer you bought, there's a good chance that on the inside you'll find a Western Digital-branded drive. If you're building your own, you likely purchased (or at least considered) going with Western Digital for your internal storage solution.

Where this might now have been the case is if you wanted to be a part of the growing trend of users switching to solid state drives. SSDs allow for faster speeds, both in read and write times, as well as the benefit of having no moving parts. They are faster, quieter, and more durable. When they were first released, they were prohibitively expensive, but as time has gone on, prices have dropped substantially as they do with any new form of technology.

The problem that Western Digital had was that it's class-leading hard disk drive prowess didn't mean that it was prepared for the new age of SSDs, and it had nothing to offer customers who wanted to go this route. It's solution was to purchase SanDisk in March 2016, a company that excels at flash storage solutions, and 8 months later we have the first results in the Western Digital Blue SSD.

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iPhone 7 Plus & Google Pixel XL Giveaway!

We are giving away two of the hottest smartphones on the planet right now - the iPhone 7 Plus and the Google Pixel XL! Each winner will get to choose whether they would like a 128GB iPhone 7 Plus, or a 128GB Google Pixel XL, and each winner will also get to choose the color that they'd like to receive. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up on all the latest tech reviews and gadget giveaways!

Big shout out to Candid for sponsorsing this giveaway - be sure to check out the video I did on Candid and their anonymous social networking app down below.

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Bleeding Edge TV 594: Amazon Kindle Oasis review

The Amazon Kindle Oasis is the best e-reader every made, but it's also the most expensive. I give you a look at all of the features that the Kindle Oasis has to offer, and a look at the Kindle Oasis vs Paperwhite and Kindle Oasis vs Kindle Voyage. Leave your thoughts in the comments below, letting me know what you think of this Kindle Oasis review!

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Mario finally comes to the iPhone in Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run download

In a move that seemed to surprised everyone at today's iPhone 7 event, Nintendo announced that Mario was finally coming to iOS with a new game for the iPhone and iPad - Super Mario Run. The company is touting this as the first Mario game that you can play with one hand, and it'll be available for download in December.

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iOS 10 will be released on September 14th

iOS 10 Maps

During today's iPhone 7 eventApple announced that iOS 10 will join watchOS 3 by rolling out to users on September 14th. Apple's latest mobile OS packs a bunch of new features to look forward to, including a more intelligent Siri, much more useful Lock screen, tosn of improvements to iMessage, Apple Music refinements, a new home automation app, and more.

Also coming along in iOS 10 is an overhauled Maps app that pulls in appointments and locations from your email, copy/paste history, calendar, and more.

Get ready to download the new hotness with iOS 10 on September 14th!


Bleeding Edge TV 589: HTC 10 camera review

I bring you my HTC 10 Camera Review in this episode. I wanted to review the HTC 10 camera specifically because many in the media reviewed it too early. The pre-launch camera software was slow and buggy, but an update was released for the camera a couple of days before the HTC 10 went on sale to the general public, which vastly improved the camera experience. Check out the camera videos and image samples included in this episode. What do you think? What's your favorite smartphone camera?

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Bleeding Edge TV 588: HTC 10 review

In this HTC 10 review, I explain why I think the HTC 10 is the best Android smartphone released so far in 2016. I've been using the HTC 10 for about a month, and have come away very impressed by what the company was able to accomplish with both the camera, and the sound.

On the inside you've got a 24-bit DAC to handle the BoomSound speakers and any headphones you plug in, and the both cameras sport optical image stabilization, which is a first for any smartphone. #PowerOf10

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Unboxing Live 192: HTC 10 Top 5 Features!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Features, Videocasts

HTC has announced its new flagship Android smartphone in the HTC 10. It's HTC's best Android smartphone to date, and I think could be the best Android phone of 2016. In this episode I bring you my HTC 10 unboxing, and give you a rundown of what I think are the top 5 features of the HTC 10.

I talk about the touch responsiveness of the display, the new BoomSound speaker features, the UltraPixel 2.0 camera, the lack of bloatware, and the fantastic unibody metal build quality.

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Apple adds to iPad Pro line with new 9.7-inch model, 256GB options

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Handhelds

iPad Pro Rose Gold

During its Let Us Loop You In event, Apple announced an expansion of the iPad Pro lineup, introducing a new 9.7-inch model that brings over all of the features from the larger 12.9-inch version, including support for the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil. Apple actually improved upon the specs of the larget iPad Pro, bringing features like True Tone display (which adjusts the white balance of the display on the fly, depending on the lighting conditions of the surrounding area), and better cameras to the mid-sized model - you get a 12 megapixel camera on the new model, compared to 8 megapixel on the larger version, and the front camera is 5 megapixels rather than 1.2 megapixels. Additionally, Apple is providing a rose gold color for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

One other change to the iPad Pro lineup is that, for the first time ever, iOS devices will be sold with a 256GB option. This applies to both iPad Pro models. You can pick up the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro starting at 32GB for $599, 128GB for $749, and 256GB for $899 for the Wi-Fi models. If you want Wi-Fi + Cellular, pricing is $729, $879, and $1029 respectively.

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Apple announces new Apple Watch bands, drops price to $299

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Wearables

Apple Watch woven nylon bands

During this morning's Let Us Loop You In event, Apple announced a few new Apple Watch bands. The company announced a new woven nylon band, with a four-layer construction, and will be available in blue, pink, and orange. The current bands also get new colors, like a yellow sport band, aqua blue leather band, and a space black Milanese Loop. Additionally, Apple announced a price drop on the Apple Watch - the Apple Watch Sport now starts at $299, a $50 decrease from the previous $349 price point.


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