Author Archives: Gina Galetti


Pocketalk, the Voice Translator in Your Hand – Useful but costly

Pocketalk, the Voice Translator in Your Hand – Useful but costly

There is a new foreign language translation device available for travelers and business people alike. The second iteration of Pocketalk, developed by Sourcenext, Japan’s foremost developer of software, hardware and IoT products is meant to facilitate quick and easy conversation. A simple interface that is easy to use, Pocketalk translates between 74 languages and counting, in close to real-time.

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Nreal Light, Mixed Reality Glasses Step Closer to Reality

Nreal Light, Mixed Reality Glasses Step Closer to Reality

China-based Nreal wants to make a permanent place in everyday life for its ready-to-wear, mixed reality glasses (MR). Recent tweaks in the design and development of the AR smartglasses were revealed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

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Jaybird Tarah Pro Wireless Sports Headphones Review: Fit for Purpose

Jaybird Tarah Pro Wireless Sports Headphones Review: Fit for Purpose

On the box - Dreams of promise

Holding the Jaybird Tarah Pro box in my hand, I’m struck by the image of a mountain runner moving fast and free as a bird over technical terrain. A lone human in a range of misty mountains – with no visible sign of dangling wires; simplicity at its best. Man in nature with the Tarah Pro delivering driving beats to override a mental, emotional, and physical state of exhaustion. I connect instantly with the image, since, I myself, am a mountain runner - one whose been on the hunt for the perfect sport headsets. Heartbroken, at having cycled through four pairs of dead-beat buds over the last year... might I have found my best buds ever? Tarah Pro offers me some real hope.

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Wide Open Baja – My jaw-dropping experience in the Middle of Nowhere, Mexico

Wide Open Baja – My jaw-dropping experience in the Middle of Nowhere, Mexico

'twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a... SCREECH, STOP! Allow me to interject here: you could question the sanity of someone who, instead of choosing to recite heartwarming poems fireside on a snowy December night, instead goes chasing the faint echo of roading engines in Cabo San Lucas – widely acknowledged as one of the most dangerous cities in the world – while being warned that "you could die out there tomorrow on every turn, shoot off a 1000 foot cliff, fly off into the ocean if you’re driving with that one person who panics." Welcome to Wide Open in Baja, where the stakes are high and the potential for fun is even higher.

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Mazda’s CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9 are unlikely Arctic explorers – but we went anyway

Mazda’s CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9 are unlikely Arctic explorers – but we went anyway

As we ascend above the cloud layer onboard the Canadian North flight - the tagline of which is “seriously northern” - bound for home from Inuvik, Northwest Territory, the native Inuvialuit boy next to me looks out of the window. “Wow, it looks just like the ocean!” he says. Not only is this his first plane ride, but it’s also his first trip ever out of the Arctic Circle. It takes a minute to really appreciate what the boy said. Few people on Earth would make that observation; from a boy who lives near a frozen sea, it's clear evidence that environment and experience help shape our perspective.

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