3 Reasons The HTC Dot View Ice Case Is A Keeper

I have been a long time HTC smartphone owner. I recently switched from the HTC One M8 to the HTC One M9. The problem with upgrading is that you have to upgrade many of the accessories as well, including the phone cases. The case I was saddest to leave behind was my dot view case….

Rick’s Sports Center: A Mammoth Treasure

My family just got back from another great camping trip in the Eastern Sierras. We love camping because it’s an escape from our constantly moving world. There’s only two ways to tell time for us, light and dark. As long as there is light we can fish, hike, and explore. As darkness fell it is…

Summer Fun On A Budget In Southern California

I’m blessed with a ton of time over the summer with my kids. I love driving them around Los Angeles and Orange Counties exploring the sights, but it sure can get expensive in a hurry. So over the years I’ve rounded up a some solid spots that don’t break the bank and quite honestly, the…

The HTC Vive Through My Eyes

The HTC Vive Tour kicked off at Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend and I had the opportunity to try my hand at virtual reality once again. I first got to experience the HTC Vive a month ago at an exclusive event. The experience was brief but it made me more curious than ever to see what the…

Stay In The Moment With The RE Camera

I am a social media fanatic. I love posting photos and updates, but I hate being taken out of the moment and getting a look from my wife and kids. Enter the RE camera by HTC. This is such a fun device it just brings a smile to my face thinking about it. At first…

Unplug And Go Camping

My family is looking forward to our third trip to the Eastern Sierras this summer. We gave camping a shot just two years ago and now it feels like I can’t imagine life without it. I’m as guilty as they come when it comes to screen time, yet I can’t wait to get away from…

How to: Inverted Method Using the Aeropress

The Aeropress is one of the highest rated coffee makers in the Amazon Marketplace. Almost everyone I have discussed it with has raved about the cup of coffee the Aeropress makes. What’s even crazier is that they all said throw away the instructions that come with the Aeropress…yes, throw them away. The inverted method instructions…

The HTC Vive Is Virtual Reality Done Right

HTC invited us to an event last week, they promised a surprise and they didn’t disappoint. HTC decided to show off its new virtual reality device called the Vive. At first we thought we were just going to get to hear about the device and play with the dummy units, but then they informed us…

You Need To Try These Roasters

You have to remember, I’m just beginning my journey into third wave coffee. So bear with me as I share my discoveries. I only began drinking specialty coffee on a regular basis since the beginning of the year. I’m not a aficianado, but my knowledge is growing by the day. I have credited a few…

Meerkat or Periscope?

The two latest apps I’ve downloaded to my phone are Periscope and Meerkat. Both are video broadcasting apps available on iOS and Android. Both are relatively simple to use and put you live with followers that are interested in what you’re seeing in real-time. I’m not sure I will be using both for long, because…

Make Manual Settings Work For You

That M on you camera or smartphone can be an intimidating option. Most of us never even bother to leave the auto mode and at the same time are wasting opportunities to take some experimental,  if not beautiful shots. OK,  I’ll admit it.  I rarely touch the M,  for manual,  settings on my standard camera, …

Maximize Your Smartphone Photography

I love Instagram and Google+ because I love photography. I know I won’t be able to explore the whole world in my lifetime, but I love that others are willing to share their world with me through photos. I’ll openly admit that I do not think I’m a great photographer. I’ll also say that I take better pictures…