David Sobel

Stories from David Sobel

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Typically you would consider a device around $400-600 to be a budget purchase when it comes to laptops, but have you ever considered going cheaper? A recent solution to the cheap-but-functional laptop need that I’ve personally experienced actually involves Chromebooks. I know what you’ll tell me next: Chromebooks are very limited and require the internet to be useful. This is mostly true, if you choose to run Chrome OS as it is.

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Let me begin with a brief recounting. On Saturday, November 5, after a doorbell ring and a trip to the front door, I found myself in possession of an order I’d made: a vinyl pressing of the original soundtrack of "OutRun." With that in mind, here’s my review of "OutRun" on vinyl, produced by Data Discs, a small, recently founded company located in the U.K. specializing in being “purveyors of quality game soundtracks on glorious vinyl.”

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Ever feel the need to just play a game that’s very behind the times and allows you to drive at speeds that would make you sick? Well, I would never put it in such a light, but if you said no to either of those, there clearly isn’t enough fun being had in your life. If you said yes in any capacity, I’m going to go ahead and suggest you play OutRun, an arcade-style racing game released in 1986 for arcades and later, the Sega Genesis in 1991. The game was awarded 1987 Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards in 1988 and was the top selling arcade game of 1986.

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Recently, Qualcomm announced that by the first half of 2018, we will be seeing the first 5th generation (5G) wireless modems in phones. The first of these will be the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50, which will support speeds “up to 5Gbps.” To provide some perspective, 4G LTE has only just recently broken into Gigabit territory with modems like the Snapdragon X16. Even so, most 4G LTE connections will provide up to 450Mbps, and that’s pushing a bit considering most consumers will not have these kinds of speeds most of the time.
Sunday, October 16th, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone and have a need for the latest device, then the new Google Pixel may be for you, offered in standard and XL variants with “Very Silver,” “Quite Black,” and “Really Blue” color options. Before I add in my opinion about this release, here are the specifications for you, which are essentially the same between the two aside from battery and screen size/quality: