The problem I have with this isn't that the guy is a douche— it's that snowboarding and skiing surfaces are very studiously maintained to manage avalanche risks. Snow assessment, explosive buildup prevention, research by air and on foot— these are the things that make snowboarding and skiing a manageable risk.… » 4/14/14 7:41pm 4/14/14 7:41pm

Technically the X has to be OK Google Now, even if it's on Kit Kat and even if you've got GEL installed— it's just some quirk of the X that OK Google, OK Jarvis, and OK Computer won't work. Touchless Control always supercedes GEL... it'll work on almost everything else running GEL, though. » 11/26/13 11:44am 11/26/13 11:44am

I've got no problem with fixed gear riders, but most people I see on them are dangerous— around here, most opt to go entirely brakeless and that's fine so far as being able to skid to preplanned stops (signs, lights, and so forth) but is AWFUL when you have to stop short for incidents beyond your control. The simple… » 11/02/13 4:53pm 11/02/13 4:53pm

I finally left the Nexus family (One, S, 4, 7) for the X... and I really can't see myself going back for the N5. Kit Kat, while neat, looks a whole lot like the (very slight) modifications Motorola's already made, more so than it resembles AOSP Jellybean. And the battery life is fantastic. 2300mAh MIGHT be enough to… » 10/31/13 5:28pm 10/31/13 5:28pm

Glass uses low power Bluetooth to grab data over your phone's connection. Doesn't have room for a separate cellular radio... as it is they need to miniaturise everything to increase battery capacity. And it doesn't require a separate data plan, or a tethering plan. » 10/29/13 1:15am 10/29/13 1:15am

Disagree. There are legitimate reasons to encourage someone toward other securities— for instance, the comparative simplicity of no-load ETFs and the like— but "it's too difficult" is laughable. There is this thing called The Internet that provides you all the information the professionals have access to, and there is… » 10/04/13 7:50am 10/04/13 7:50am