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  • EvilEmpire commented on Google Announces Nexus 6 Phone, Nexus 9 Tablet

    @obidamnkenobi: My point is that most people don't realize that its only slightly larger but packs in a screen that is half an inch bigger (the 6+ has comically large top and bottom bezels). People assume it will be bigger than it actually is due to the screen size.

    Is it going to be too large for a lot of people? sure. I'm not arguing that point.

  • EvilEmpire commented on Google Announces Nexus 6 Phone, Nexus 9 Tablet

    A 6 inch phone sounds enormous but something to keep in mind is that its only 1.2mm longer then the iPhone 6+.

    http://www.itproportal.com/2014/10/15/google-nexus-6-vs-apple-iphone-6-plus-spec-comparison/

  • EvilEmpire commented on Tested In-Depth: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    I don't get all the Norm hate in these comments. It's quite clear that it is Will that has tested and is reviewing the phone and not Norm. Norm is there to ask questions and help the review along. It's not like this is a new format for reviews on Tested. Would it be better for Norm feign interest in a product he has not reviewed and is potentially not interested in?

    Heaven forbid that a new Apple product gets released and someone doesn't like it. People don't seem to have an issue with both Jeremy and Garry being unabashedly biased towards Apple products. Threatening to cancel your membership over one review video seems a bit harsh no?

  • EvilEmpire commented on Quadcopter Fun Flight Fridays #1

    Damn you Tested! Watching this immediately made me want to drop 1k on one of these. Great video. Would love to see more like this.

  • EvilEmpire commented on Octoberkast Raffle

    Did this ever happen??

  • EvilEmpire commented on The Talking Room: Adam Savage Interviews Vince Gilligan

    Adam Savage and Vince Gilligan talking candidly for an hour. This is freakin AWESOME. Tested is killing it lately.

  • EvilEmpire commented on Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Nexus 7 Handily Beat Retina iPad Mini in Display Shoot-Out

    You can't discount the fact that the iPad mini is supposed to be a premium product and is sold at a premium price. To learn that the screen is inferior to other tablets that are almost half the price is going to annoy some people.

    Is it going to be "good enough" for most people? Absolutely. That doesn't mean Apple should be immune to criticism.

  • EvilEmpire commented on Making a Real-Life Halo Needler Prop

    That is seriously bad ass

  • EvilEmpire commented on Apple iPhone 5S/5C Discussion Thread

    Slap a plastic case on an Iphone 5 and voila! A "cheap" iphone. Except its not cheap. So who is this for?

    If people are on the fence about switching from Iphone to Android I'm not sure anything shown today convinces them to stay. If Google announces a Nexus 5 at $350 or below in the coming weeks that could make things interesting.

  • EvilEmpire commented on Testing: Salomon XA Pro Hiking Shoes

    I have been using these Salomons as my everyday shoes for about two years now (on my second pair). I cannot say enough good things about them.

    As norm points out the quick lace system is by far the best feature. It is VASTLY superior to regular laces. The shoes never come untied or become loose and the tension with the quicklaces is uniform so your shoes really hug your feet and are very comfortable.

    For some reason I always had a problem with regular laces constantly coming untied and would have to double knot them on most shoes. I decided to give these shoes a try and see if the quicklace system would work better. It turned out to work far better then I ever would have suspected. These shoes are so much quicker to get on or off and hug your feet so much better I honestly can't see myself going back to regular laces any time soon.

  • EvilEmpire commented on Google I/O: How Google Now Is Bringing Search Closer to Science Fiction

    @xavier_lert said:

    @obidamnkenobi: On my Hspa Galaxy Nexus:

    • click widget to typing: 2 sec
    • search results: 3 sec
    • Click first link (wikipedia) & open in chrome: 8 sec

    Do you have a ton of apps running or something?

    I get pretty much the same results as @xavier_lert on my HSPA galaxy nexus. Do any other apps take that long to load or run that slow?

  • EvilEmpire commented on Google Play App Roundup: Sidewalk Buddy, Bladeslinger, and Earn to Die

    @mrey: Couldn't agree more. 10000000 should be an immediate buy. Super Hexagon has actually been out for android for a while (a month or thereabouts) but is also a game I would highly recommend.

  • EvilEmpire commented on One Day Builds: Adam Savage Makes a Blade Runner Blaster Carrying Case

    This video is super cool and makes me want to run out and make something. Loving the content on the new Tested. Especially the Adam Savage related content. Keep up the good work guys.

  • EvilEmpire commented on Question about android vs ios from users who used both.

    @thatlad said:

    just bought my first Android Android Android in September, still using my ipad 2 daily so I suppose I can give both POV

    it doesn't matter, barely any difference between the two now. (Although the android keyboard is pissing me off as I type this)

    My personal preference is bigger screen on phone but the ipad is where I'd go for tablet as the ratio is more comfortable.

    No one can tell you if one choice is better than another as it's personal preference. Hardware quality the same software the same

    Purchase and install SwiftKey if you have not already. It is far superior to the default android keyboard and learns your typing habits. Money well spent. There is a free trial I believe.

  • EvilEmpire commented on Tested: How to Buy a Cheap 27-Inch Monitor from Korea

    @Vexxan: I live in Canada and I bought a Yamikasi 2703 from Bigclothcraft on EBay in July and have been super happy with it. There was no problem shipping to Canada and the monitor arrived at my door from Korea in 3 days. They ask you how much you want them to declare on the customs form. If memory serves I ended up paying $22 in duties.

    I wrote a forum post with my impressions a while back and you can find it here: http://www.tested.com/forums/pc-and-mac/83268-cheap-korean-27-ips-monitors/

  • EvilEmpire commented on Bug Reports Go Here!

    I'm seeing some odd layout issues with menus/text/etc on Windows 8 in Chrome at 2560x1440 resolution. Lots of text is overlapping or misaligned.

    Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/X5eN8.jpg

    EDIT: Scratch that. Just did a refresh and everything is looking great now. Top men must be on the case!

  • EvilEmpire commented on Tested In-Depth: Discussing the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Tablet

    @cent said:

    When are you guys going to be testing the Nexus 10?

    I concur. I am far more interested to see a Quick Look of the Nexus 10 then I am any of the Kindle Fire products.

  • EvilEmpire commented on This Is Only a Test 147 - Tips For Life - 11/15/2012

    Nexus 10 doesn't even get mentioned?? Has there ever been an Apple product that wasn't discussed ad nauseum?

  • EvilEmpire commented on Paperwhite or Fire?

    If its strictly reading then its the paper white hands down. The form factor and the e-ink screen make for a much better reading experience over all. I have both a tablet and a kindle and other then reading magazines or articles on the web I never do any reading on the tablet. I too spend all day staring at a monitor while coding so reading on an e-ink screen without the eye strain of the LCD is huge for me.

  • EvilEmpire commented on Sell me my next phone (that isn't an iphone)

    @will I feel the disappointment that a lot of people had with the iPhone 5 announcement is pretty easy to understand. Apple played catch up in almost every regard. There was not one thing announced yesterday (at least nothing I can think of off hand) that cant already be found in other phones. That coupled with the fact there there were next to no secrets and everything was known ahead of time made for a pretty lack luster announcement imo. A bigger screen, but still way smaller then a lot of others. It looks pretty much the same as every other iPhone only longer. No NFC, although most people won't even know what NFC is. Not to mention the the new connector that makes everyones cables, docks and other accessories obsolete. To me this feels like the phone they should have released when the 4S came out.

    Considering that the hype for this phone there was nothing all that earth shattering announced. Right or wrong people expect Apple to lead and innovate. That's now way harder to do with a more mature product and more competition but people don't care. It seems like Apple is more interested in litigating then they are innovating these days. I understand that its a calculated move on their part and they want to appeal to the mass market but early adopters want that next cool gadget with features that other people don't have. Is the iPhone 5 that? I'm not so sure. It's an excellent phone and I am sure they will sell a ton of them. It's a great upgrade for existing iPhone users but it in no way makes me want to switch from my Galaxy Nexus.