• USA TODAY tech columnist Jefferson Graham hosts the Talking Tech video and audio series for USA TODAY, seen and heard on USATODAY.com, Facebook, Stitcher, TuneIn, iTunes and SoundCloud. He's also an accomplished portrait photographer and jazz guitarist.
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Smartphone shootout–Pixel v. iPhone7+ v. Galaxy S7

I recently went out with the new Google Pixel smartphone camera, and tested the results back to back vs. the best-in-class iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Which smartphonecam is best? You decide!

PaulOctober 19, 2016 - 6:34 pm

I have an S7 and am constantly blown away by the image quality!

I see in the photos above, it definitely has more natural blues for the sky in good light, as as per the low-light shots, a tad too much yellows and oranges. I use the pro mode in low light to compensate for this, otherwise it’s auto all the way – love it!!

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Testing the Yamaha TransAcoustic Guitar

When not photographing, podcasting, writing and making videos–I toil away for hours on the guitar.
In this latest video, from the #TalkingTech garage in Manhattan Beach, California, I offer my finger-style guitar take on “Don’t Know Why,” the song popularized by singer Norah Jones.
I’m playing the new Yamaha TransAcoustic guitar, which has cool inside tech to offer reverb and chorus effects acoustically. No plug-ins required.


On the video, I have reverb on, can you hear it? Check it out and let me know what you think.

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