Our top gadget choices of 2016 so far–podcast – USA TODAY
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. – For Geoff Fowler it’s all about wifi. Joanna Stern picks dongles. And for me it’s the gimbal.
I sat down this weekÂ with tech columnists Fowler and Stern at the Wall Street Journal D Live conference here for an extended #TalkingTech podcast. What happens when 3 tech columnists get together? They talk gadgets and tech–or more specifically, our three highlights so far, for 2016.
So with new MacBooks, Surface computers, Google Home and expected new entries from Amazon set to be released in the coming months, we look back at the previous 10 months of tech. You can listen to the full podcast here:
Fowler loves the Eero, the router add-on to bring better wifi throughout the house, while Stern has fallen in love with dongles, those little doo-dads that connect devices back to devices after slots disappear. “We’re moving into a world of really thin gadgets that talk to each other without cords,” she says.
I pick the Osmo gimbal, or drone camera on a stick, which is a product originally introduced in late 2015, but updated with a mobile phone version recently. (That said, I’m currently reviewing GoPro’s take, with the new Karma drone, which can also be operated as a handheld mount, and will update my take on both products soon.)
Here’s a bonus cut from the podcast, with the three of us comparing notes on what tech gear we travel with. Mine starts here and then continues with cameras, tripods and such. How about you?
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