Richard L. Stevens

Richard L. Stevens

Richard Stevens is a lover of all things tech and has a particular soft spot for home entertainment and mobile technologies. When not catching up on the latest industry trends and spending time with family, Stevens is crushing the competition (humbly speaking) in Fantasy Football and desperately trying to clear out his DVR—so many shows, so little time.

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4 weeks ago
As a writer who has covered multiple categories over the years, including audio, video, computer, and mobile technologies, it’s my duty to keep personal excitement at bay before taking pen to paper. As I have developed a particular fondness for home entertainment gear, this time around has proven to be more challenging than ever. Of all the converging technologies that have entered the tech space...
3 months ago
I love my iPad Mini, I love my iPad Mini, I love my iPad Mini. I have to repeat things like this to myself every time I get ready to test-drive something new. This helps me to remember that it's OK to flirt with other devices—not only is it my job to try new stuff (best job ever), but my 1st-generation iPad Mini has been serving me quite admirably over the past three years and, frankly, it works...
4 months ago
As stubborn as it was, winter is finally over. For a while there it seemed as if the cold weather wasn’t quite ready to bid its farewell, but literally like clockwork, along comes spring and, with it, our desire to tidy things up a bit. As we let more sunlight into homes and bask in the delight of warmer weather, it’s only natural that we look around and begin to visualize a neater and more...
4 months ago
When it comes to streaming devices, the Apple TV has established itself as a power player in the home entertainment category, with its ability to stream movies, TV shows, music, and more effortlessly from a centralized location for big-screen enjoyment. Even better, it offers this content in a way that Apple and iOS users are accustomed to, delivering a consistent experience across their devices...
7 months ago
Mobile World Congress (MWC) is coming to a close, but not before leaving its positive imprint on 2016. There were some products we knew were coming, albeit unofficially, but there were still a few announcements that managed to catch us by surprise. In this day and age, a little surprise can be a good thing, especially when that surprise is the result of innovation. While smartphones are still the...
7 months ago
LG aims to increase your productivity with the introduction of the Stylus 2 smartphone at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC). As its name implies, this smartphone includes a stylus that allows you to write on the phone’s large, 5.7” 720p display as well as intuitively navigate its user interface, which includes a bevy of pen-related features. The device is also outfitted with a 13 megapixel...
7 months ago
If you have your eye on the newly announced LG G5 and want to experience audiophile-grade sound-quality, LG’s Hi-Fi Plus aims to bring your music collection to life. Designed in collaboration with B&O PLAY, this modular add-on serves as a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that supports 32-bit 384 kHz high-resolution audio. B&O, otherwise known as Bang & Olufsen, is well regarded for...
8 months ago
Record high-quality video, day or night, with the P1435 Series Outdoor Bullet Cameras from Axis Communications. With a 95- to 35-degree...
8 months ago
If you've been waiting for a 4K Blu-ray Disc player to hit the market, your patience will soon be rewarded because Samsung is set to unveil the UBD-K8500, its first 4K/UHD Blu-ray...
9 months ago
We love our flat-panel TVs, but we don't always love the paltry speakers with which they're equipped. Sometimes, underwhelming sound quality is the trade-off we have to make for sleeker and slimmer television cabinets. Luckily, this is a trade-off we can easily remedy. The simplest way to upgrade your TV’s sound reproduction is to couple it with a soundbar. When pairing your flat-panel TV with a...
9 months ago
Like the other technology-born devices in our lives that we rely on heavily, we ask our smartphones to do a lot and a little at the same time. We want to have a fast, fluid, and seamless experience, but we don’t want to think about it too much. It should just work and be ready to deliver at all times. In fact, there are few things in our lives that we ask to multi-task as much as we do our...
10 months ago
VIZIO is a brand that we have affectionately covered on more than one occasion, and for good reason. To put it simply, VIZIO makes great high-definition televisions. That doesn’t tell the complete story though; the company makes great HDTVs at prices that won’t leave you staring hopelessly through store windows—you can save that sort of behavior for sports-car watching. This California-based...
10 months ago
2015 is here, and it’s almost gone. Cars aren’t whizzing by above our heads, and there isn’t a fleet of robots waiting to make our beds and take out the trash. Ah, the potential of technology that’s yet to come—having to walk to the kitchen and prepare my own latte is so yesteryear. Looking back to a childhood filled with Jetsons-like expectations for the future, present-day technology hasn’t...
11 months ago
Unless you’re dialed-in to the home entertainment industry and its latest trends, shopping for home entertainment gear can be a daunting and confusing experience. Components such as these aren’t changed as frequently as the other devices in our lives. If you haven’t shopped for a receiver or Blu-ray player in a few years, there’s a good chance you’re staring at a few features and specifications...
1 year ago
Not resting on its laurels, Bose has delivered a refresh to its popular lineup of home entertainment speaker systems. The SoundTouch 120,...

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