As water supplies are reduced and people look to save money, internet-connected devices like the Blossom can pay for themselves in no time. Matthew installed a new controller system in about 10 minutes.
The Mobile Gadgeteer
Matthew Miller provides you with news, commentary and in-depth reviews of the latest in mobile gadgetry such as tablets, cutting edge smartphones, and portable gaming.
Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned more than 200 different devices running Palm, Linux, Symbian, Newton, BlackBerry, iOS, Android, webOS, Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone operating systems. His current collection includes a Nokia Lumia 830, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, BlackBerry Passport, Sony Xperia Z3, Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and many more, along with tons of accessories and classic devices like the Apple Newton MessagePad 2100 and Sony CLIE UX50. Matthew can be found on various discussion forums under the user name of "palmsolo".
While most of the media focus is on the Apple Watch this week, it's not the smartwatch for all of us. Matthew found the new Garmin Vivoactive to be a better match for his daily lifestyle.
The Microsoft Band is a powerful wearable device and Microsoft continues to enhance its capabilities. May is National Bike Month so offering more bike tracking services now is perfect timing.
Matthew doesn't convince listeners to buy an particular mobile device this week, but the Apple Watch may find its way to his wrist in the future.
Matthew Miller made a try-on appointment with an Apple Genius to make an informed purchase decision. After his testing, he decided to ordered something that better fits his needs.
Matthew always seems to purchase the latest and greatest in mobile technology so it's a bit surprising to see him sitting out this time. Do his reasons to skip the Apple Watch resonate with you?
Matthew loves everything about the Chromebook Pixel, but the Surface Pro 3 is a better fit for his career as a professional engineer and ZDNet writer.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ... Star Wars was released on VHS. The epic space saga is now coming to digital HD and our own Palmsolo could not be happier.
Fitbit just announced that Jonah Becker is the new VP of industrial design, a week after he departed HTC. Fitbit is a leader in fitness tracking with three new compelling products.
A couple new flagship phones are launching this week and Matthew decided on one to keep. Both MoTR hosts are planning to order an Apple Watch on Friday too.
The Apple Watch launches in a few weeks, but given the new user interaction and controls there are still many questions about how it really works. Apple's new video are very helpful and informative.
We've been told that wearables would be popular for a couple of years, but haven't seen adoption in the numbers experts expected. With the Apple Watch and improvements across the market, 2015 looks to be the year of the wearable.
If you are going to pay more than $10,000 for your Apple Watch Edition smartwatch then you can expect to be treated better than the rest of us.
Samsung and HTC flagships went up for pre-order last week, shipping this week. Matthew ordered both, but shares with Kevin why he's not sure either will stay.
With the average American getting nearly $3,000 of their money back from the government many are looking to treat themselves to a new mobile device. Matthew Miller has ten recommendations for you.
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