ttb wallpaper purple The Tech Block Weekend Edition 10.19.13

Had a crazy busy week and you’re looking to find some good tech reading for the weekend? Have no fear! We’ve put together all of our favorite tech articles for week right here for you to enjoy. If you’re interested in catching up on any News you might have missed, just follow this link. Enjoy!

The wild, messy state of smartwatches

We’ve lusted after smart watches for so long that we’ve melded the two words into one utopian noun: a smartwatch.

The real cost of gaming: Inflation, time, and purchasing power

I’ve made the argument over the last few years that games are essentially cheaper than they’ve ever been.

Google Now: The tip of a very long spear

When and if Google Now become ubiquitous, I can certainly imagine that the question of access and fairness will once again be raised.

Apple and China

Apple’s path to success in China is not to lower itself and compete purely on price against low-cost commodity Android devices.

The problem with Android is choice

Android is flexible. Most reviews tout that as a key advantage of the operating system, particularly when it’s being compared with iOS.

iPhone 5 vs iPhone 5s camera review

After a full week of testing the iPhone 5S in Patagonia I’m beyond impressed with what it can do.

Why Microsoft Word must die

I hate Microsoft Word. I want Microsoft Word to die. I hate Microsoft Word with a burning, fiery passion.

Jack Dorsey: Two-hit wonder

Jack Dorsey, of Twitter, is now making big money at Square—and is out to prove that he’s more than a lucky man.

Why’s Google’s shared endorsements are a good things for social media

There’s been a lot of talk today online about the upcoming change in Google’s TOS that will allow them to begin selling ads with your endorsement. I don’t see the problem.