James began writing for music magazines in the UK during the '90s. After a few failed attempts at a DJ career, he carved out a living reviewing DJ and music production gear. Now he lives in the Bay Area, covering drones, fitness tech and culture, though he keeps his DJ gear plugged in and on show. You never know.
2020 will bring new ways to upgrade your hearing
Four tech-heavy hearing enhancers.
Eargo's next hearing aid promises improved sound in the same tiny size
The consumer-friendly Neo HiFi claims improved audio in noisy environments.
Phonak Virto Black hands-on: A hearing aid that gives you superpowers
Daredevil, eat your heart out.
NuraLoop hands-on: Possibly the smartest earbuds around
Personalized audio, ANC, "social" mode, dual connectivity and more.
The PowerEgg X drone doubles as a handheld camera
It can be upgraded to be waterproof, too.
PAX introduces the Era Pro, a smarter vape for cannabis nerds
Who knew you were vaping like an amateur?
Olive Union Smart Ear hands-on: A stylish hearing device with tradeoffs
An affordable option for those with mild hearing loss.
GoPro's first Hero 8 Black 'mod' is a light for vloggers
For those who sometimes go to dark places.
Skydio 2 review: The best self-flying drone is now a great all-rounder
But there's still room for improvement.