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The HiBook News: This Edition – My Favorite YouTube Tech Sites

Originally posted 2018-03-10 16:23:49.

If you are among are tens of visitors who frequent this site, you will know that I watch a boat load of tech reviews on tablets, notebooks and smartphones.

There is a plethora of great tech out there without the Apple/Samsung/Google price tags. However most folks overlook these because they simply do not know about other “budget” devices.

Of course I am the ultimate cheapskate, still using a BLU Studio Energy 2 smartphone and still running a dirt cheap Zotac Ci323  mini-PC desktop on a ten year old Dell monitor.  I seriously believe that too many folks are spending good pizza/cheeseburger money on phones/tablets and laptops that could be better spent!

First of all, you need to get “bleeding edge” tech outta your head! You need to think about what will work for YOU! Quit being a sheep and become the lion. Ignore the hype, ignore the media and get whatever device will work for you.

Yes, we all like the latest and greatest tech, but is it necessary? In 85% of the cases the answer is no. It all depends needs. I would love to own all the latest greatest tech, but hell, I am writing this on a Bluetooth K480 keyboard from Logitech and today using the the Zotac Ci323 desktop, because it is was handy.

So below is a list in no particular order of the folks on YouTube that I watch. Click the links and see what they offer. Yes, most of them still cover the high end stuff, but they also cover the low end items and some are simply entertaining. I am adding a video from each of the channels I watch to the list.

First on the list is Anthony from myproject 13. He is the guy who helped me decide to purchase the Blu Studio Energy 2 which I am still using 2 years later.  The link to his channel is right here.

Next on the list is AMDTech, run by Andrew Marc David out of Las Vegas. His reviews are honest, nit picky and dead on as far as honesty goes and that is what we all need when looking for info isn’t it? The editing and presentation is also professional grade!

Next on my list is Ben’s Gadget Reviews. No high tech here, but great honest reviews of a variety of products. He is an American living in Hong Kong and reviews a wide variety of stuff! Below is an example.

Almost last on the list is Lew from Unbox Therapy. Yes the channel is huge and obviously pointed towards making money, but this Canuck is quite entertaining and he covers lots of tech stuff you may never have even known about, (yes he is a bit of a wacko. and that is why I follow him). One example is the video below…

Next on the list which as you know is in no particular order is Chris over at Techtablets. Possibly the most technical and thorough and annoyingly nit picky reviewer on the planet and that is why I watch him! I am often watching his videos moments after posting because I know I am about to get some good tech info.

Wow I have been typing a bit today, but I just need to add this last tech reviewer. His name is Linus and he runs TechLineHD on YouTube and he has great stuff. Honest, and right to the point and he sticks devices in the snow. Only he will know what that joke is about unless you view his channel!

Below is one example of his stuff….

That is all I have for today, except to request folks donate so we can get the damned HiBook back on cable and host from there!

Tim

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Grammar and Video Marketing AstroTurf Hype

Last evening I watched a video about the media, internet and I ran across a “Ted” talk about the subject of this post.

You might as well watch that right now before getting to my video.

 

This one set off a few alarm bells in my head and that made me wake up early this morning to create a new video. When finished I totally forgot to post it on this site! Whoops, we all make mistakes! It is actually about 2 different subjects, but I lumped them both into one rather long video.

The bottom line is that the tech companies are using the very same strategies that this former CBS reporter is speaking about. She is just giving a hypothetical scenario, but we can all pretty much relate to this stuff from a tech point of view anyway!

The bottom line is that the big bucks control the big media, in our case YouTube and the tech sites. This isn’t a new thing, but it did make warning alarms go off in my head when looking back at the latest smartphone releases and I began to realize just how orchestrated this stuff was. So watch that video above and then watch mine….below.

That is all for now, except please subscribe to our channel or click those big donation buttons on the website here!

Tim

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Another Video Worth Sharing: Reviewers I Trust Episode 3! With Our Not So Good Intro!

Tonight we have one more video to share and that one is from right here at HQ, where we review the reviewers and recommend the best of the best!

Of course I decided to play a bit and added a new intro to the video and it is absolutely NOT amazing, but it is different! Obviously the new channel is a work in progress but the actual content is 100% spot on!

Tonight’s recommendation is Chris over at TechTablets.com and is short and to the point.

Bottom line is, that if you are looking for inexpensive, Chinese tech, this guy has probably tested it.

Watch enough of his videos and you may just learn something about tearing down your notebook/laptop or even occasionally a tablet.

He is exceeding thorough when it comes to pulling the cover off of any device. He also has numerous great videos concentrating on reducing heat inside the device and thereby making games NOT go into thermal throttling.

So all that being said, let us watch what I had to say about 45-50 minutes ago…

That is all for now, except please subscribe to our channel or click those big donation buttons on the website here!

Tim

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Watched a Few Videos This Evening on The LG G7 ThinQ And Was Rather Amused (short rant)

Please note the “TM” after ThinQ

So LG had a bunch of reviewers over in Korea to look at the new LG G7 ThinQ smartphone  recently. However every review I watched simply didn’t get it. When I say get it, it was apparent that none of them is thinking trademarks and branding.

If you look at the image above you will note that right behind the word ThinQ is that tiny TM  symbol.  Yeah, not one of the reviews I watched caught onto the concept at all. Everyone of them called it an “LG G7 Thin Q” as if that trademark word was two words?

The phone sports some AI featured and that means it can sort of “think”. Not new or ground breaking, but sometime, as in the case of LG you need to thinq out of the box! (and no I did not accidentally misspell think!)

In fact from here on out as I explain I will tell you what my thoughts are on the marketing of this phone. First, lets go over a few words that should be easily pronounced. If you remember there was a car called a Grand Marquis, but if you go to a theater they have a big sign called a Marquee right? Or if I spelled Marky Mark as Marqy Mark, would you suddenly call him Mar Q ee Mark? Uh, no.

The entire reason for the word ThinQ is to emphasize and trademark the LG AI software. Nothing mysterious here folks! I guess some folks can’t think outside the box, although LG did a good job!

So ends my rant on somewhat obtuse reviewers who simply can’t decipher easy concepts, such as intentionally misspelled word, so they can be the first to publish a video.

There are some okay reviews on this, but since it really doesn’t interest me, unless LG thinqs I should review it, we will call this post done,

Tim

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Just a Quick Post About Ben’s Gadget Reviews. Where Did it Go? (Video)

Update here! Ben got his Google account back! So you can now find him back on his original channel!

The story here is a very short one and you can simply skip to all the details by scrolling down to the video.

I was checking out videos from folks I subscribe to on YouTube tonight and I noticed that when looking at my post from over a month ago, that ben’s gadget reviews was not working. So I proceeded over to YouTube to find that the channel no longer existed.

So I did a quick Google search and found his new, hopefully temporary channel, explaining what happened.

So the video below will give you details and you can also find his new channel right here!

That is all for the moment,

Tim

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