I'm a life-long technology and gadget afficiando, with penchants for business, investing, and photography. I work at Microsoft, where I am a Program Manager on SoC platforms. Everything posted here is of my own opinion, although, like everyone else, I am influenced by the people and technologies that surround me.

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Maxwell – GM204 incarnation - is darned impressive, from a power, performance, and pricing perspective, all while being stuck on 28nm process, still. Been eying one of those 34″ 21:9 displays. A GTX 970 might go nicely with that!

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Filling in the mid-range: Lumia 730 series and Lumia 830 launched this past week for between 200-340 Euros. The 730 series is within spitting distance of the new Moto G2 on both specs and price point. The Lumia 830 is a fantastic-looking design and should have a great camera.

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I was looking forward to the Moto 360, very much, and thought it could replace my analog wristwatch, which recently broke. But, the reviews are in, and battery life looks like a deal breaker, at well under a day.

Even this big, honking model had to be charged twice a day. Most days, after charging it overnight, I had to put it back on its wireless charging cradle by 4 p.m.

How is that, in any way, acceptable for a watch?