Motorola Z3 Play Review: Third Times a Charm?

Motorola committed to three generations of Moto Mod compatible phones. Well, we have reached that third generation with the Z3 Play. Is this one last kick at the can or third times a charm?

I have spent several months with the Z3 Play now to give it a full and proper review. Is it worth the price tag? Are Mods any good? Check out the review to see where I landed after using the phone as a proper daily driver.

#HelloMoto - Motorola is Turning 90!

Motorola is one of the most iconic technology brands ever. They brought us the first ever mobile phone, the DynaTAC 8000X, the StarTac flip-phone, the Razr and the first truly modular phones.

Motorola is celebrating its 90th birthday right now, so lets take a quick trip down memory lane and check out some stellar deals from Moto to celebrate this amazing achievement.

Anki Cozmo - New Version!!

If you have been following GadgetSyrup since the beginning, you likely know that I am a huge fan of Anki and their products. I first discovered Anki when their Cozmo robot was announced and have since reviewed every product they have released. The strides they have taken with their products and the amount fun the bring to our home are amazing. Overdrive, their AI-assisted racing game is guaranteed to to deliver hours of fun. As for Cozmo, we have two, the original and the Collector’s Edition with its Liquid Metal finish Every time Cozmo comes out, the kids go wild. I’m not going to lie, so do I!

Anki has recently announced their next big product, Vector, a more power and advanced version of Cozmo, but that doesn’t mean that Cozmo is going to scrap heap! In fact, Anki has just announced a new Cozmo edition, Cozmo LE.

Meet Anki's Newest Family Member: Vector

Anki has announced what they have referred to as  "an older brother" to Cozmo. His name is Vector and based on my early impressions of him, he is going to be great!

Vector, unlike little brother Cozmo, has that "always-on" functionality and will be able to zip around on his own. No precious phone WiFi connections need to be sacrificed. Vector also has upgraded internals making him more powerful than before, which should also lead to improved battery life. 

BlitzWolf BW-ANC1 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones Review

I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of Bluetooth headphones that would work well with my business casual attire while at work. Most of the common neck bud style designs just simply didn’t work for me. Nothing I had tried worked with a collared or button up shirt.

I had more or less given up, until I was offered a chance to test out the BlitzWolf ANC1s and their unique design. Check out my review!

MSN News Rebranded As Microsoft News

After giving the UI and UX of its News app a major overhaul in January of this year (2018), Microsoft made another major move today by renaming the News app to Microsoft News.

The Microsoft News app on Android and iOS have been "completely redesigned into a modern and beautiful experience."

Moto G6 Review: The Best Mid-Range Phone You Can Buy (2018)

Before the original Moto G, mid-range phones were hardly even an afterthought for most users. The Moto G changed all that and opened the floodgates for device makers to start showing that you do not need to have flagship specs and pricing to give customers a great smartphone experience.

After years of dominating the mid-range market the last years, Moto G5 was more or less a flop, so expectations are understandably low with the release of the g6 this year.

Check out my review of the moto g6. Can Motorola return to the top of the heap in the mid-range game?

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Review: The Best Laptop Money Can Buy?

The Surface Book 2 is the newest device in Microsoft’s stable of PCs. It offers an exceptionally wide array of functionality thanks to its unique detachable clipboard design. However, the price tag of the Surface Book 2 is pushing the limits of what is acceptable for notebook in 2018. Does its steep price tag stand up to its performance and functionality?

Check out the full review of the Microsoft Surface Book 2 to find out where I stand.

Moto Z3 (Potential) Leaks!

The Moto Z line of phones have been some of the most polarizing Motorola has ever released. The original Z, released in 2016 featured an ultra-thin design, no headphone jack, USB-C connectivity and most notable, the ability to attach “Moto Mods” which gave users the ability to attach various “modules” to the back of the smartphone such as a battery, speaker, print or projector.

Users were skeptical if this design would stick, but Motorola committed to at least three years of this design language and support for mods.

This week we have seek a significant leak that appears to show Lenovo is sticking to its word and will be announcing the Moto Z3 soon, with mod support. Check out the leaks!

LynQ: Meet The World's Most Advanced Long-Range Tracker

We have all been there. You're at an amusement park, a large festival or camping somewhat off-grid and you get separated from your group, spending the next several hours wandering off on your own trying to track down the other half of your group. Trying your cell phone proved worthless because you're in a no-signal zone, or those who you are trying to track down do not have a phone with them. 

Those days could be gone if the LynQ lives up to the hype of being the "world's most advanced long-range tracker."

Snipaste Review: Upgrade Your Screenshots On Windows 10

The built in snipping tool in Windows 10 is fine. Not good, not bad, just fine. However, for many users, myself included, it just doesn't do enough. There are alternatives like Tech Smith's "Snagit", but Snagit comes at a cost.

I recently stumbled upon Snipaste in the Windows Store and was pleasantly surprised by how powerful this screenshot tool was, and even even better, it is free!