Victoria Song
vsong
Consumer tech reporter by day, danger noodle by night. No, I'm not the K-Pop star.

9/25/19
12:59 PM
2

Since Apple replaced my series 3 because of battery swelling with a series 4, I’m holding off this cycle. I do want the titanium next year with the (presumable) 6. The sapphire glass on the stainless model has (so far) performed perfectly for me - I’m rough on watches. 

9/25/19
12:48 PM
5

I can’t stop thinking about The Wizard episode of Seinfeld after you mentioned “tip calculator”.

9/19/19
1:10 PM
5

So other than the privacy aspect, why would I want an Apple card over my current go-to Citi Double Cash card? That card pays me 2% back on everything I buy (swipe/chip and digital) and works with Apple Pay. I don’t really care if Citi knows what I spent and where (and even if Apple doesn’t know you can bet Goldman Read more

9/19/19
1:06 PM
3

The chip is on the right. Every other card I have except my CapOne Quicksilver has it on the left. They were probably covering the chip with their thumb.

9/19/19
1:05 PM
3

What a thorough, even handed review. Answered every question I had along with other relevant observations. Thanks

9/19/19
11:58 AM
3

I feel like the incompatibility with budgeting tools is an underrated flaw here. Being able to keep track of all of your financial information — debts, spending, income, etc. — is important for a lot of people, and frankly something more people should seek to do. Tools like Mint and YNAB are prevalent and easy to use. Read more

9/16/19
9:06 AM
1

As a rule I do not wear watches or any other jewelry to bed, because I don’t like the feeling of those items next to my skin. (Note: if I’ve been drinking this rule may not apply, even to shoes.) I suspended this rule when I first got my Apple Watch and actually did try sleep tracking, but at the end of the day the Read more

9/13/19
1:28 PM
6

These things always seem like a good idea at first, until your health insurance provider starts providing them to you at no extra cost in order to jack up your rates because you took one less step then what they thought you should for the day or because you didn’t get the recommended amount of sleep. This is a real Read more

9/13/19
10:52 AM
36

Anish Kapoor, the sculptor behind that big silver bean in Chicago, obtained exclusive rights to the material from Vantablack’s creator Surrey NanoSystems. Read more

9/10/19
12:07 AM
1

After my Fitbit blaze died I decided to switch to a galaxy watch. I like toys and thought the extra features would be fun to play with. Turns out all of the Galaxy watch features were fun; the only problem was the Samsung fitness tracking software was horrible. I mean, wildly inaccurate. With sadness I returned the Read more

9/9/19
11:56 PM
2

I too would like to see an updated Ionic. I had a Versa, and switched to an Ionic and liked that much better for the built in GPS. Of course that bricked on me and since the store only had Versas at that point, I switched to a Samsung Watch, which is a better watch and adequate activity tracker and supported my bank. Read more

9/9/19
1:52 PM
6

To be that guy for a sec, the number one feature that the fitbit versa 2 (and any fitbit) has that apple watch doesn’t is COMPATIBILITY WITH ANDROID. Read more

9/9/19
9:21 AM
3

My kingdom for a fitness watch that doesn’t have those stupid rounded corners (why??) and giant bezels. This isn’t the 50's people and it’s not sheik or trendy, just clunky and cheap looking.

9/4/19
2:27 PM
13

Unless it’s an older game like the source games. Anything beyond 240hz is pure bragging rights. Even 144hz is likely something that’ll keep up with 99% of AAA games. 

8/19/19
1:08 PM
2

Imagine telling a therapist that you accidentally told your friends something you’d intended to keep secret. And then you did it again. And then you did it again. And then you did it again. And then you did it again. The therapist would encourage you to consider whether maybe you didn’t want that information kept Read more

8/9/19
7:47 AM
29

While you’re getting your orientation, could you move a short distance away the the top step of the subway entrance? People who stop there and people who stop at the top of escalators deserve to be in person-to-person collisions.