Rick Broida

Dropbox Finally Gets Affordable — and Competitive

Dropbox Scratch

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Author Rick BroidaRick Broida

When people come to me looking for a deal on cloud storage, I tell them, “Do your own research! I’m busy!” No, I usually point them to Bitcasa, Box, Google Drive, or even Microsoft’s OneDrive — all of which offer a decent helping of free space and affordable plans for those who need more. But […]

Burger King’s New Side Item: Free Smartphones. No, Really.

Burger King free phones

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Author Rick BroidaRick Broida

Forget “Want fries with that?” Burger King is now asking customers, “Want Moto X with that?” In a move that I can describe only as bizarre, the fast-food joint unveiled a new promotion yesterday to help promote its new app: A free smartphone when you buy a Whopper with cheese. Okay, I made that last […]

Three Cool Ways to Get a Tablet with a Free Data Plan

T-Mobile free data

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Author Rick BroidaRick Broida

Consider the tablet. All done? I guess what I meant to say is, consider how you typically use your tablet. I suspect most of us fire them up at home or the office, connecting to the Wi-Fi networks available there. When we’re out and about, though, we switch to our smartphones. But wouldn’t it be […]

Should You Buy a TV with Built-in Roku?

TCL Roku TV

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Author Rick BroidaRick Broida

Here’s something that happened in Vegas that didn’t stay in Vegas.¬†Way back in January–a month I’ve tried hard to forget, along with the rest of winter 2014–Roku announced that it had hooked up with TV makers Hisense and TCL. That was no shameless CES one-nighter; the union resulted in new lines of HDTVs with Roku […]

Get the 5.5-inch HTC Desire Smartphone for $199.99

HTC Desire 816

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Author Rick BroidaRick Broida

For the record, I despise the portmanteau¬†“phablet.” Just because a smartphone has a large-ish screen doesn’t mean it’s a tablet (because tablets don’t make phone calls, duh). Seriously. “Phablet.” Barf. Now that we’re clear on that, QVC has the HTC Desire 816 5.5-inch phablet (dammit) for $199.95 shipped. This brand spankin’ new smartphone just landed […]

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