There really seems to be no middle ground for the Google Pixel. It's been a rollercoaster of good and bad since its inception. Fortunately, anyone like me who boarded the hype train on day one and stuck to a biannual upgrade cycle has hit only the high notes. The OG Pixel and Pixel 3 were straightforward, solid phones that "just worked" and felt great doing so. The Pixel 2 and 4? Not so much. Whether they're playing it too safe or going a little too crazy, Google somehow oscillates between absolutely ...

I upgraded from Pixel 3 XL to Pixel 4a. That's not a typo.

At the time of writing, it's officially the 10th anniversary of the much-anticipated return of TRON. TRON: Legacy, the sequel to the original 1982 film, was only a modest hit at the box office in 2010, but it certainly wasn't for lack of trying. Disney put their entire marketing machine to work to celebrate TRON's return, with cross-promotions ranging from Coca-cola to electric razors (yes, really). A handful of videogames were also produced, spanning the range of available platforms at the time. The main ...

TRON: Evolution Windows 10 Patches Guide

Want to join the Palm enthusiast community? Check out PalmDB, our effort to collect and preserve Palm OS apps and history! If you asked someone in 2020 what was the first smartphone, iPhone would probably be your answer. But in fact, smartphones have been with us much longer than you might think. And while they may no longer be serviceable on modern networks, you might be surprised just how many tasks they had in common with the device in your pocket--or perhaps, in your hand--as you read this article. ...

Unboxing a NEW Treo 700p smartphone… from 2006? (And it's not half bad!)

Videogames have played a strangely significant role in my life. By now I'm at the age where it's a little embarrassing to admit, but I firmly believe there's no shame in saying so. Something about the kind of stories videogames are apt to tell has resonated with me on more than one occasion in such a way that shapes my personal journey. Some provide a microcosm for learning new life lessons and skills, while others somehow encapsulate a particular era or phase of personal development, assisting in some ...

10 years later, Final Fantasy XIII hits a little too close to home

The way we use technology is constantly evolving. That's what I wrote about in the summer edition of the seasonal Timber Maniacs 'mogazine', a product of the unofficial Final Fantasy Forums. But the existence of a professional-grade magazine from a niche forum board is itself a testimony of the same principle. Having joined the community way back in 2012, I've seen the site experience many phases--in part tied to the highs and lows of the series it pays homage to. This is far from the first time I've ...

I wrote a feature article for a magazine!

FPAT is a custom Frame Performance Analysis Tool written in modified JavaScript which provides detailed performance statistics and graphs in an elegant and highly flexible video interface. It is primarily intended as a utility for video reviews comparing GPU and CPU performance across models. The software is written in three components: 1) a converter to interpret performance data from other tools into FPAT format, 2) an experimental frame analyzer to generate performance data from video footage, 3) and ...

FPAT (Frame Performance Analysis Tool)