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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a blogging job at the International Business Times and quickly dove into tech journalism, helping launch two sister sites focused on technology and design. When he's not writing mobile news for TechnoBuffalo he's covering tech events in New York, weaving through traffic on his bike or hunting down his next slice of pizza. Jacob lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod camera samples: 10x optical zoom is awesome

Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod camera samples: 10x optical zoom is awesome

Jacob Kleinman

Motorola has whipped up some pretty cool Moto Mods for the Moto Z series of smartphones. You can add an extra battery, a Bluetooth speaker or even a projector onto the back of your device. The most enticing accessory might be Hasselblad’s True Zoom module. The Swedish camera maker offers powerful 10x optical zoom, promising a superior camera experience. But does it live up to that...

Kickstart these truly wireless earbuds: 2 unique takes on the technology

Kickstart these truly wireless earbuds: 2 unique takes on the technology

Jacob Kleinman

Truly wireless earbuds are no longer the stuff of science fiction. Apple, Samsung and countless smaller companies are selling them now (or soon, in Apple’s case), but there’s still plenty of room left to improve. With that in mind here are two fresh takes on the technology currently making the rounds on Kickstarter. Phantom Air bills itself as the world’s first tunable wireless earbuds...

Gears of War 4 Horde Mode hands-on: Different, but still awesome

Gears of War 4 Horde Mode hands-on: Different, but still awesome

Jacob Kleinman

Gears of War 4 is set to arrive on October 11, and that means a brand new version of the game’s iconic Horde Mode, which pits you and your teammates against wave after wave of increasingly terrifying monsters in brutal combat. I had a chance to try out the new Horde Mode (version 3.0 to be exact) in an early demo and I’m impressed. The new game changes a lot—mostly for the better—but it...

Surfer tests iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in the ocean, but don't try this at home

Surfer tests iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in the ocean, but don't try this at home

Jacob Kleinman

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are Apple’s first water-resistant phones with an impressive IP67 rating. The company still says you shouldn’t expose them to salt water, but that didn’t stop one surfer from taking the new devices into the ocean to put them to the test. The video, which is sponsored by electronics warranty company SquareTrade, features big wave surfer Kai Lenny testing...

iPhone 7 Plus teardown shows totally fake second speaker grill

iPhone 7 Plus teardown shows totally fake second speaker grill

Jacob Kleinman

Apple doesn’t always go into detail when it comes to the internal specs for its devices, preferring to focus on the general experience instead. Thankfully, it didn’t take long for the teardown experts at iFixit to get their hands on the iPhone 7 Plus and come up with some concrete answers. The teardown is still in progress, but a bunch of key specs have already been confirmed. We now...

Erato unveils new wireless earbuds with larger batteries, fresh designs

Erato unveils new wireless earbuds with larger batteries, fresh designs

Jacob Kleinman

Erato already makes a great pair of truly pairs of wireless earbuds with Apollo 7, but the company’s learned a lot since its first product launched on Kickstarter earlier this year. Now it’s back with two new models offering longer battery life, better fitting designs, and cheaper prices just in time for the headphone jack-less iPhone 7. The company’s new Muse 5 and Rio 3 earbuds...

iPhone 7 Plus photo samples put the dual rear cameras to the test

iPhone 7 Plus photo samples put the dual rear cameras to the test

Jacob Kleinman

The iPhone 7 Plus won’t actually launch until Friday, but Apple’s already handed out the device to a few early reviewers. This year that includes Sports Illustrated and ESPN, who were both allowed to publish early photo samples with the device. Sports Illustrated photographer David E. Klutho grabbed the iPhone 7 Plus and headed to the Titans-Vikings football game on Sunday. His photos...

iPhone 7 parody hilariously mocks Apple's latest products

iPhone 7 parody hilariously mocks Apple's latest products

Jacob Kleinman

“I want you to imagine your favorite pair of headphones… now throw them in the garbage!” So begins this funny parody of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus from popular YouTuber and longtime Apple critic jacksfilms. The entire video is under two minutes long but it’s packed to the brink with jokes. You’ll definitely want to plug in your headphones (before ditching them for a pair of AirPods...

Galaxy Note 7 recall couldn't come at a worse time for Samsung

Galaxy Note 7 recall couldn't come at a worse time for Samsung

Jacob Kleinman

Samsung announced an unprecedented smartphone recall this morning for the Galaxy Note 7, confirming an issue with the device’s battery. The news really couldn’t come at a worse time for the South Korean company, which is coming off a string of smaller slip-ups and faces tough competition from Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. First, in case you missed it, here’s a quick...