2022-01-14 - Brian Dipert

Teardown: Apple AirTag

Bluetooth-based trackers definitely aren’t a "dime a dozen," as this teardown analysis makes obvious.

2022-01-11 - Brian Dipert

Repurposing a HDV camcorder for the home office

Here's how you can use a high-def video camcorder as a webcam for your home office.

2021-12-30 - Brian Dipert

2022 tech themes: A look ahead

Having recently reviewed the past year, our intrepid engineer now tackles forecasting the hot topics of the year ahead.

2021-12-23 - Brian Dipert

Pixel smartphone progressions: Latest offerings and personal transitions

With less than six months of guaranteed support left on his current devices, the author plans his next Android smartphone.

2021-12-16 - Giovanni Di Maria

Physics hidden in coffee maker

Let’s examine the secrets of physics hidden in the creation of espresso.

- Brian Dipert 

Teardown: Indoor security camera with embedded web server

That all said, cameras with embedded web servers are still conceptually cool. To wit, I thought I’d devote this teardown…

2021-11-11 - Brian Dipert

Teardown: Pixel Stand offers faster-than-Qi wireless charging for (some) Google fans

Google-branded phones and wireless chargers that deliver peak recharge speeds only when they're used together.

2021-11-04 - Brian Dipert

Past, present, and future(?) of smart glasses

Smart glasses are becoming thinner and lighter (albeit also more expensive) but this engineer is skeptical they'll ever be anything…

2021-10-28 - Brian Dipert

Oh little drone, how you have grown…

Drones are something of a design nightmare: the batteries needed for long flight times add weight that shortens flight time,…

2021-10-26 - Brian Dipert

Apple’s ‘Unleashed’ October: Revving up the Arm transition

What PC-tailored SoC will Apple release after last year's M1? Two of them, actually, initially in high-end laptops with more…