Posts by: Christian Hokenson

Christian Hokenson is a writer based in Burbank, CA. He's interested in technology, movies, and home entertainment. If you're nice to him, he might buy you ice cream.

Pandora vs iTunes Radio

Pandora vs. iTunes Radio (comparison)

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nternet radio has come a long way from hobbyists playing around with RealAudio to serious broadcasters finding it a less restrictive environment in regards to their ability to freely express themselves, Internet radio has grown to become the more commercialized playground of big tech and media companies.  The big players,...

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Samsung Introduces a Curved Display

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It seems like only yesterday that Gadget Review was thinking about flexible screens… Oh, wait– it was yesterday as word got around about the possibility of LG introducing a flexible or curved screen.  Well, it appears Samsung has beaten them to the punch, announcing yesterday that they’ll soon release the...

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iTunes Radio Review

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Tunes Radio from Apple launched last month on September 18th as an free, ad-supported streaming music service that can be accessed from all Apple devices, including all current  iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, PC, and Apple TV models using iOS 7.x for mobile or OS 10.7.x (Mountain Lion) and the...

Moto x vs iPhone 5s

iPhone 5s vs. Moto X (spec comparison)

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Once again, Gadget Review takes the newly released iPhone 5S and pits it against an Android-based competitor, this time… the Motorola Moto X. The iPhone 5S, needing little introduction, has already staked a claim in the marketplace with initial shipments already sold out, and backorders piling up at the Apple...

HTC one vs iPhone 5s

iPhone 5S vs. HTC One (spec comparison)

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Time for another smartphone deathmatch spec comparison… This time it’s the iPhone 5S versus the HTC One. The iPhone 5S is Apple’s flagship smartphone.  The iPhone 5C is for the slightly budget conscious and or, in my estimation, teenagers and young adults who crave color and plastic… it’s basically the iPhone...

Samsung s4 vs iPhone 5s

iPhone 5S vs Samsung Galaxy S4 (spec comparison)

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Apple’s newest premium phone, the iPhone 5S is available for preorder, and that might make some Samsung/Android users take notice of the features (primarily the A7 64-bit processor that Apple claims will revolutionize mobile computing). When given a side-by-side comparison, however, it appears that while Apple is about to release a typically...

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iPhone 5S vs. iPhone 5 (spec comparison)

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Apple’s iPhone announcement on Tuesday wasn’t meant to expand their smartphone product line so much as it was a chance to announce replacements to an existing model.  Only thing was, surprise surprise, it wasn’t the iPhone 4S that was going to be phased out, but rather the newest member of the...

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Apple Then and Now: A Pre-History Of The iPhone

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With the announcement from Apple regarding the newest iteration of their popular iPhone, and the leap they’ve made into 64-bit processors for mobile devices, it’s worth taking a look at the pre-history of the game-changing smartphone as well as some of the iMilestones along the way. The Newton As far...

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5 Reasons I Don’t Want A Smartwatch

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martwatches, or variations of the theme of wearable wireless connected devices, have been the dream of man-boys everywhere where since about the time Chester Gould introduced a 2-Way Wrist Radio into Dick Tracy’s comic strip life back in 1946.  One day, the future promised that we would have jetpacks, flying...