Senior Staff Writer
Michael Desjardin graduated from Emerson College with a degree in media production. He is often a screenwriter, an actor, and a lover of beer and music.
Articles and Reviews by Michael Desjardin
HTC Desire 626 Smartphone Review
October 14, 2015 – There's not a lot to love about this budget-friendly smartphone from HTC.
Asus ZenFone 2 Smartphone Review
October 07, 2015 – Asus's latest inexpensive phone hits most of the right notes—with some glaring exceptions.
Google Announces the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P
September 29, 2015 – Google's next flagship smartphones have finally arrived.
No Way, Cliché: This Camera Won't Work in Tourist Traps
September 24, 2015 – This camera is definitely not for tourists.
Apple Unveils iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus
September 09, 2015 – Apple is calling them the most advanced smartphones on the planet.
How To Choose the Right Type of Cooking Salt
September 02, 2015 – Whether searing, sautéing, or finishing, reach for the right salt.
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies Using Household Items
August 05, 2015 – Sure, you can buy fly traps, but where's the fun in that?
This Futuristic Phone Is Hacker-proof and Waterproof
July 31, 2015 – It might be the toughest smartphone around, but will anyone buy it?
Panasonic TC-50CX600U 4K LED TV Review
July 17, 2015 – The price is right but the performance just barely misses the mark.
Vizio E50-C1 LED TV Review
July 15, 2015 – Although it falls short of its 2014 counterpart, this backlit TV packs a ton of value.
HTC One M9 Smartphone Review
June 30, 2015 – It's a gorgeous smartphone with a solid camera, but it doesn't radically alter the One M8's blueprint.
How to Get a Real Meal Out of Instant Ramen
June 22, 2015 – These are the founding principles of instant ramen modification.
ZTE Grand X Max+ Smartphone Review
June 18, 2015 – Although shutterbugs should avoid this phone, it's still an attractive deal for bargain hunters.
Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen.) Smartphone Review
June 16, 2015 – Like the Moto G that came before it, this smartphone's best feature is its value.
Hisense Is Bringing a 50-Inch 4K TV to Walmart for $598
May 26, 2015 – Can Hisense dethrone Vizio as the #1 purveyor of affordable 4K TVs?
LG Showcases 55-inch, Wallpaper-Thin OLED Panel
May 21, 2015 – This OLED display really blends into the wallpaper.
How to Keep Your Top-Siders in Top Shape
May 17, 2015 – Everything you need to know to get the most out of your boat shoes.
Can Tea Bags Full of Hops Make Bad Beer Better?
April 25, 2015 – These teabag-like pouches will introduce new flavors to your beer.
Samsung UN48JU7500 4K LED TV Review
April 16, 2015 – Middling contrast and a wonky smart platform keep this 4K TV from being all that it could be.
The Cost of a Lab-Grown Burger Has Fallen by 99.9%
April 04, 2015 – Test-tube beef could arrive sooner than we thought.