Ted Kritsonis

Ted Kritsonis

A journalism grad-turned-veteran of the biz, Ted covers the tech world, and has written for a number of publications in Canada and the U.S. Ted loves hockey and history books, but also gets a kick out of saving people money through smarter tech buying decisions. Well-traveled, spoken, and a nice in a Canadian way, Ted lives and breathes Toronto, but doesn't always write from there.

BlackBerry's Passport reestablishes its reputation as a maker of tools, not toys

We review the Passport, BlackBerry’s big wide phone with a square screen. It’s built for business, but will you want to use it on the weekend?

  • Pros: Excellent multitasking and messaging capabilities , Square…
  • Cons: One-handed operation is all but impossible , Odd design and…

Hands on: Blackberry Passport

We go hands on with BlackBerry’s newest, and oddest, new phone, the Passport. Can it keep BlackBerry afloat?

Mobile

This outdoor speaker has a whole wardrobe of 'jackets' to help weather the elements

Though its sound quality doesn’t match up to some of our favorites, the Fugoo’s utility will make it a popular choice among those with an active lifestyle.

  • Pros: Multi-directional output , Impressive sound quality with…
  • Cons: “Loud” setting not suitable for indoor use , Not all…

D-Link Wi-Fi Audio Extender review

D-Link’s Wi-Fi Audio Extender does a great job of bringing wireless audio to an older speaker or stereo system, but it’s worth as a Wi-Fi extender is dodgy at best.

  • Pros: Quick and easy setup , Portable and flexible installation…
  • Cons: Wi-Fi range extension is hit or miss , Noticeable lag in…

Nuvyyo Tablo review

The Tablo is one of just a handful of over-the-air DVRs that allow users to record free HD television broadcasts using a digital antenna. With unique streaming capabilities and a…

  • Pros: Easy installation and setup , Can be set up where best for…
  • Cons: Only one USB port works at a time , No dedicated smartphone…

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard Remote review

If you often find yourself cursing at your TV as you hunt and peck out the random characters in your 26-character password, the Harmony Smart Keyboard is the best way to avoid a…

  • Pros: Excellent step-by-step instructions on Harmony app…
  • Cons: Requires a smartphone or tablet to set up , Trackpad won’t…

The Tablo records and streams free over-the-air HDTV to nearly any device

Nuvyyo, a Canadian startup based in Ottawa, has officially launched the Tablo to the U.S. market, a set top box with DVR capabilities that can stream and record free over-the-air (OTA) TV channels to the iPad, Android tablets, PCs, Macs and other set-top…

Home Theater

Logitech saved the Harmony remote in the 11th hour; so what’s next?

Logitech spared the popular Harmony line from an acquisition (or the guillotine) and are now committed to making it better, but the game has changed with smartphone and tablet manufacturers thinking they’ve got the goods to take them out. Logitech doesn’t…

Home Theater

As the cable rebellion swells, cord cutting is not just for pirates anymore

The average cost of a cable bill has doubled in the last 10 years, and it seems digital alternatives are making a bit of an impact on getting people to cut the cord. The numbers show a steady trickle downward, suggesting the “urban myth” of cord-cutting…

Home Theater

Roku updates iOS app, now streams video to TV

Roku has updated its iOS app to version 2.3, allowing users to now stream video they have stored on their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch directly to their TVs as an answer to Apple’s AirPlay feature that works with the Apple TV.

Home Theater

Don’t put down that buffet plate! Why a la carte TV isn’t here yet

Calls for a la carte TV business models that let you pick your poison instead of paying for 500 channels you never watch show a bigger picture that it may not be a cakewalk to bring down the old broken system and replace it with something freer and fairer.

Home Theater

Everybody wants to kill cable, but which of these companies is leading the pack?

How you watch TV, when you watch it and where the content comes from are all changing. The networks and cable companies know it, but the players looking to make the most noise are the technology giants, like Apple, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Amazon and Intel…

Home Theater

Logitech Ultimate Ears 6000 review

Since scooping up the Ultimate Ears brand, Logitech has produced some quality-sounding audio gear. The UE 6000 continue that trend, offering decent active noise-cancellation in a…

  • Pros: Clean sound with great stereo separation , Comfortable over…
  • Cons: Cable plugs have some potential oddities , Padded headband…

3D TV autopsy: Did it finally die, or was it never alive to begin with?

If you were shopping for a TV three years ago, you were probably bombarded with talk of how 3D was the “next big thing." But it's now just a footnote that barely measures up to smart TV features and the looming 4K Ultra HD TVs. So why didn’t 3D ever take…

Home Theater

Aereo’s CEO wants to turn TV on its head (and Big Media wants his head)

Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia speaks with Digital Trends about forthcoming market launches, breaking down the barriers that stand in between what viewers want and what Big Media wants, and how his company plans to turn TV on its head.

Home Theater