Tagged: battery

Electricity as a shower (Understanding Volts and Amps) 0

Electricity as a shower (Understanding Volts and Amps)

Normally electricity and water don’t mix, however today we’re just talking analogies. When working with electronics, it’s very common to see questions along the lines of “My project requires X volts, is it okay to use Y power source” or “My Raspberry Pi requires 1 amp, will a 2 amp power supply burn it out?”. If you don’t know electricity, this makes perfect sense to ask. Rather than answer specific...

Two full charges with the Pebble Time 0

Two full charges with the Pebble Time

Thursday, a week ago, I received my shiny new Pebble Time in red. It was quite exciting to receive; I had been looking forward to playing with it since the Kickstarter. While I had an original Pebble, I didn’t wear it much for a variety of reasons. I’m betting $200 that version 2 will have worked out all the major flaws and provide a much better experience.

(The New) iPad 3 Review – Solid unit, uninspiring upgrade 7

(The New) iPad 3 Review – Solid unit, uninspiring upgrade

So the “The new iPad” or the “iPad 3” (depending on your preference, mine is for the latter) has been out for a couple weeks now. As is my custom, I got my hands on one (16 GB 4G Verizon) and took it for a test drive. Since the iPad 3 really has only a few features that are different from the iPad 2, I’m just going to talk about...

Hands on review of the 4th generation MacBook Air (Mid 2011) 5

Hands on review of the 4th generation MacBook Air (Mid 2011)

MacBook Airs and I have had a tenuous relationship for many years. I have had an original first generation Air (Early 2008) unit loaned to me for the last several years. Sometimes I’d use the machine a lot and sometimes not at all. My main issue (besides my lack of love for Apple) was that beyond the size/weight, it just wasn’t that amazing. Everything about the Air underwhelmed me. Sure...