When I was in my 20s, I was all about tinkering with things. I strived to always be at maximum geekiness. I built my own computers, it was Windows and Linux all the way, it was all about how much I could squeeze out of my tech. Then I got older. I’m 36 now, and as time has gone on, I’ve moved away from all that. These days, I prefer my tech to just work and actually allow me to get stuff done. I don’t really care about the inner workings of things as much as I used to, or how much geek cred a particular piece of tech gives me.
With that said I still love tech as much as I ever have. In order to win me over, though, it has to work out of the box without me having to spend two days Googling stuff to figure out how to get things functioning the way I want it to. So, without further ado, here’s a list of the tech that makes my world go ’round in 2016.
Phone: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
I used to be all about Nexus and stock Android, then one day I realized that there was more to a good Android experience than that. Whether you love Samsung or hate it, one thing is indisputable. The company puts out the highest-end Android devices that most people will ever feel compelled to pay for.
When making a list of best Android phones, assuming a phenomenal screen and great camera matter to you, the Galaxy S7 line should be at the top of your list and 2-10 should be blank. Samsung’s Android devices offer a great user experience coupled with great hardware. You can argue all you want about “muh updates” and “muh stock Android” but the overwhelming majority