Why I Wont Buy Solu

Why I Wont Buy Solu

“There will be people who resist Solu, there will be people who disagree with what we’re doing.”
-Kristoffer Lawson, CEO & Founder of Solu Machines

I’m one of them. Among all this hype and praise, it’s about time to explain the naysayers perspective.

As a disclaimer: I’m a Finn and a tech enthusiast. Therefore like one would expect,  I was instantly intrigued and excited about Solu when I first heard of them. I didn’t see the launch event, so my feelings are completely based on their Kickstarter page. This is why I wont buy Solu.

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Coloud Hoop Earbuds Review – Bang for the Buck with Unique Design

Coloud Hoop Earbuds Review – Bang for the Buck with Unique Design

I’m the kind of guy who was born with earlobes unsuitable for the headphone industry. Earphones would fall right off, and even in-ear variants had difficulties staying in place (Ultimate Ears 600vi’s Comply foam tips getting closest to reliable fit). So when I saw the first photos of Coloud Hoop’s intriguing design, I knew I had to try them out.

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Age of Empires: Castle Siege – An Old Classic as a New Cross-Platformer!

Age of Empires: Castle Siege – An Old Classic as a New Cross-Platformer!

Almost two years ago I blogged about the promise of true cross-platforming which is made possible by the shared core in Windows ecosystem. This is a subject I’ve been passionate about for a while, so I can say I got pretty excited as Microsoft Studios announced that they will release the latest installment of the legendary Age of Empires franchise to mobile and desktop platforms, and it is completely playable between the two. Age of Empires: Castle Siege is free-to-play, and works just as well with 24” screen and mouse, as well as on a phone’s 4,5” touch screen. And of course with any Windows tablet too. Not many games can say the same!

The game does its magic trough Xbox Live (duh, obviously) so you can easily find friends who play it too and forge alliances with them – again regardless of the device they use. All in all the experience is pretty much what I visioned two years ago for the future of gaming to be. Although cross-platform games haven’t become as common as I hoped for, the movement is there.

And I like it.

Quick Look at Bookviser – A Great eBook Reader for Windows Devices

Quick Look at Bookviser – A Great eBook Reader for Windows Devices

I have to admit, I used to like my books the traditional, heavy-weight kinda way. But recently I’ve put a concious effort to give eBooks a shot (since I have the perfect device to read the, the 8″ screen Lenovo Miix 2), and I knew from the get-go that finding the perfect app to suit my needs could provide to be challenging. Of course there’s big names like Kindle app to be found on Windows Store, but I was looking for something that can open .epub files from OneDrive and possibly function in cross-platform harmony with my Windows Phone. After experimenting with several apps, there seemed to be a clear winner.

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