Year in Review: AZ Tech Events of 2015

2015 was an awesome year for the Arizona technology community. Infusionsoft treated Phoenix Children’s Hospital patients and their families to the NFL Pro Bowl, Axosoft launched an internationally renowned campaign #ItWasNeverADress to shift perceptions of women in technology and encourage STEAM education, local co-working spaces and incubators continued to sprout promising technology startups and much … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review: Just Another Pretty Face?

Photo contribution by Austin Paetow With back-to-school in the near future and looking for the next smartphone might be on the minds of some students, the AZTB team chose to review the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. It is a beauty straight out of the box with its unique shape, sleek design, and rounded edges that make the … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Aurvana In-Ear3 Plus review

Photo contribution Shane D Rymer The new Aurvana In-Ear3 Plus earphones by Creative promises to bring a high-end studio sound with noise-isolation and more to a conveniently sized set of earphones with in-line remote and microphone. While these earphones are not specifically targeted to video production, we asked our Creative Director and a member of the professional … Read more

Sony SmartWatch 3 Review

Photo contribution by Thomas Hawthorne The Sony SmartWatch 3 is sleek and snappy and has some appealing features for those on-the-go.  The review committee used this watch during activities, at work, in the sun and on-the-go, here’s what we found… Screen and Hardware: The screen looks fine when in the car or inside, but when glancing … Read more

2014 in Review: AZ Tech Beat’s Top Stories

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2014, so take some time to look back on all the awesome things that happened this year. As a tribute to the year, we’ve collected some of AZTechBeat.com’s most popular and exciting stories. Enjoy! News GOOGLE FIBER is coming to the Valley– Quite possibly the biggest announcement of the … Read more

Eye candy at a cost- Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review – video

There’s no way around it- the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a good looking phone. What you’re getting with the Galaxy Alpha is a smaller, less featured version of the Galaxy S5 with a beautiful, streamlined design. At $199.99 on contract with AT&T, you’ll pay the same price for the Galaxy Alpha as you will for … Read more

Microsoft Band will keep you fit and buy you a cup of coffee – review

Microsoft fans have been waiting for their fitness wearable, and it’s flying off the shelves. Microsoft released their wearable – the Microsoft Band – with all the bells and whistles you’d expect, with a few more surprises. And the best part, you can buy a cup of coffee from Starbucks with a scan of your … Read more

Calling from a Shopping Cart: Amazon Fire Phone Review

The Amazon Fire Phone attempts to offer a new perspective on the way we interact with our phones. In many ways, it works. But the phone falls short on delivering on some of its core strengths and goals. After building a name for itself with the Kindle Fire line of tablets, Amazon launched their smartphone … Read more

The Princeton Review rates 3 Arizona colleges as academically outstanding

The University of Arizona (UA), Arizona State University (ASU), and Prescott College are three colleges in the state of Arizona to be rated as academically outstanding by The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review, a Massachusetts-based education services company, surveyed 130,000 students at 379 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report … Read more

It's fast, but crazy cluttered and far from done – Samsung Galaxy S5 review

The AZTB review team is back with the newly released Samsung Galaxy S5. Samsung’s flagship device is always at the center of attention at this time of the year! Here is a breakdown of what we think. Pros Great camera and great handset sound Camera is great, its better than the Nexus 5 and there … Read more

Danica Patrick, body builders & spray tans – a preview of GoDaddy's 'Get Found' Super Bowl ads

GoDaddy’s Super Bowl ads have been the talk of the town for years now, and this year is no exception. With their resident spokesperson in all her muscular glory, Danica Patrick is transformed into a GoDaddy Body Builder for their 2014 Super Bowl ad. Danica, in her 13th GoDaddy commercial (she holds the record for … Read more

HP Split x2 – tech review – national HP video

Hewlett Packard launched their HP Joy Caravan, a seven-city cross-country tour fueled by social media featuring the best in innovative HP tech. From tablets to laptops to printers, HP is getting the word out about their latest technology for the holiday season. HP asked AZ Tech Beat to review the latest Split x2 as a … Read more

LG G2 -Tech Review

The AZTB gadget review team is back at it with smartphones, and this time we bring you the LG G2. We know that the tech world is buzzing with new gadgets and gizmos and we’re here to give you some good and not so good features of the LG G2 to help simplify it for you. Our … Read more

Apple projected to sell 6.5M iPhones this weekend-Tech Review & Video

This weekend iPhone lovers will get a double dose of smartphone choices with 5s and 5c. Walter S. Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal states that the 5s is “’for anyone looking for a premium, advanced smartphone.’ He calls the phone’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor ‘a potentially game-changing hardware feature’ and iOS 7 ‘a radically new operating … Read more

Motorola Moto X VS. Samsung Galaxy Mega – Tech Review

The AZTB gadget review team got the chance to test the waters on the Moto X and the Samsung Galaxy Mega. Our team included a software developer, an engineer, a tech savvy consumer and a public relations specialist with the mission to put the devices to heavy use for three days and share their opinions about … Read more