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For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology.His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show.His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

O-Synce USEE Heads-Up Bicycle Display

O-Synce USEE is a HUD for bikes
The O-Synce USEE is a HUD for bicycles so cyclists can enjoy this technology on their routes. Developed and patented by Momes GmbH, the O-Synce USEE is the first device of its kind with its goal to keep bikers' eyes on the road and hands on the handlebars, while letting them monitor their performance and location via navigation.

Olympus PEN E-PL9 Camera adds 4K

Olympus E-PL9 has 4k
The Olympus PEN E-PL9 contains much of the same imaging hardware as the predecessor, the E-PL8. The camera also uses the same three-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system, a very similar 8.6 fps burst mode, and a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor.  The autofocus, however, has been improved to a 121-point contrast detection system, up from 81 points. A pop-up flash is also included, while the earlier PL8 used an external flash only.

The Passenger Drone 184

EHang 184
The EHang 184 Drone looks something like a giant quadcopter. It allows you to climb inside, press a destination on the control panel, and that's it. You don’t need any pilot training to take a trip in the 184. Instead you just let its autonomous technology take care of everything.

Amazon Echo Spot

Echo Spot is new
The Echo Spot brings Amazon Alexa in the form of a tiny touchscreen alarm clock. Its display is very useful, as its adds additional context and visual information. It's great for video calls as well. And the $130 price tag is just a tad south of the Echo Show's price tag of around $150. 

SnowBot Pro- Your Robotic Snow Shoveler

SnowBot Pro
The SnowBot Pro robot was initially intended for use in residential areas, but the team soon realized that the machine would be better suited for commercial applications. “Snow and ice management companies, property managers, government agencies, etc. all face significant labor challenges when it comes to sidewalk and pathway work in the winter,” Mike Ott, chief technology officer of Left Hand Robotics told OEM Off-Highway last fall. “Securing the necessary labor force on short notice, in harsh conditions, for strenuous, dangerous snow removal work is very difficult.”

Microsoft Developing Polaris, a Slimmer More Modern Windows

Microsoft Polaris
Microsoft reportedly is working on a new pared-down version of Windows, code-named Polaris. This new version isn’t a follow-up to Windows 10. Rather, it’s an alternative OS more like Chrome or iOS... a lightweight OS designed for devices like tablets, 2 in 1s and ultra-mobile laptops, and accordingly, it could be the future of Microsoft and Windows.

Savvy Valentine’s Day Gifts & Gets

Courtesy of JellyfishArt.com
Last year, the National Retail Federation reported spending for the Valentine’s Day holiday was expected to top $18.2 billion, which is an average of...

DJI Mavic Air Drone

DJI Mavic Air Drone is portable
In several ways, the DJI Mavic Air is an off-shoot of the DJI Mavic Pro and the DJI Spark. The Air has the best features from each, resulting in a very sporty, sleek and smart drone that should interest many drone fans.

Nokia 3310 Coming Back with 4G Speed

Nokia 3310 4G coming
Nokia recently introduced a throw-back phone with the introduction of the 3310 3G last year, and evidently, the company is now introducing a 4G version of the same phone in China, which will be available in February.

Jaguar I-Pace Electric SUV

Jaguar I-Pace is electric
Jaguar’s first production electric car is almost here in the form of the Jaguar I-Pace. It will be revealed online on March 1, followed by a physical debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The Jaguar I-Pace is actually an SUV and stands to take on its competitor, the Tesla Model X.