Notes: The Apple Watch 3 Has Me Back on the Kool-Aid

With updates throughout the hardware and software, the latest wearable proves its value

When the original Apple Watch launched in the spring of 2015 I was obsessed with the promise of a wearable to end all wearables. After all, Apple did it with the iPhone—a device that changed the world for businesses and consumers alike and set a course for all phones to follow. I committed to wearing the Watch daily for about six months. Once the novelty …

Ricoh GR

Testing out the sublimely capable, surprisingly minimal compact camera

Few cameras command the sort of cult attention that follows the Ricoh GR. With four digital versions to date, the fifth—announced today and simply named the GR—looks only to enshrine this status. The advanced compact category is full of point-and-shoots that come in around the $900 mark, with nearly every major manufacturer hoping to find a holy grail model that will marry portability and performance. …

First Look: Samsung NX300 and 45mm 2D/3D Lens

Hands-on with Samsung's mirrorless wonder

We got a first look at the just-announced Samsung NX300 today, a high-end consumer camera that, when paired with Samsung’s new 45mm f1.8 2D/3D lens, becomes the company’s first 3D-capable mirrorless “smart” camera. Building on the success of the NX series, the NX300 incorporates Wi-Fi connectivity for instant sharing and uploads, along with a host of other features like a remote viewfinder through their new …