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It’s finally here, our Silver Play Button from YouTube. Creators the world over are awarded this plaque upon surpassing 100,000 subscribers.

Our YouTube Channel crossed the 100K threshold last March ahead of our June target!

Some of you may not know this but GadgetMatch started on YouTube back in 2014, so this accomplishment is extra special to us. We’ve already got our sights set on the Gold Button handed out to channels with over a million subs.

To celebrate, here are some GadgetMatch YouTube trivia:

Our first video was published on September 3, 2014 and was shot, edited, and posted from Berlin, Germany.

Our most successful video was our Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Hands-On with over 7.5 million minutes watched, 1.5 million views, 23K likes, and 2K comments.

Our biggest audiences (in order) are the United States, Philippines, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, UK, Canada, Singapore, Australia, and Thailand.

The most memorable video we ever shot was How to Make a McWhopper. Shot during our early days, it was our way of proving to ourselves that we could react fast and work quick. From idea to publishing, the video took about just an evening to put together. While it may not be the usual video, it still has a techie twist at the end of it.

The unboxing video that took the longest to shoot was our Zenfone 3 Ultra Unboxing which was shot over a course of three days because of our ambitious setup. The cocktail we used as a prop had to be made several times over, and was eventually frozen so we didn’t have to re-make it.

Our favorite review video to make was our iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Review which we shot on location in Singapore over a course of two days. We often go out of our way to make sure each video is as comprehensive as possible, and for this particular video, we hunted down one of the only establishments in Singapore that had wireless charging built into its tables just so we could show off the new iPhone’s wireless charging abilities.

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Michael Josh hosts a session at CES 2021

John Deere: Feeding The World With Precision Tech

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From covering the show for several years as a journalist, Michael Josh has come full circle as he hosts a session at CES 2021.

The Gadget Matchmaker himself will join Join Jahmy Hindman, CTO at Deere & Company, to learn how farmers can use smart tech and data-driven insights to feed the world.

The session will happen on Tuesday, January 12 from 1:45PM EST (2:45AM GMT+8).

Sign up here.

You can visit their digital booth here. While you’re at it, you can go ahead and leave questions now and they will be answered during the session!

Deere & Co. deals in manufacturing and distribution of equipment used in agriculture, construction, forestry, and turf car. At CES 2020, we at GadgetMatch recognized their efforts by handing them the Sustainability Award: Use of AI in Agriculture for their John Deere R4038 Sprayer.

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‘Milestones’ celebrates GadgetMatch’s story and commitment

For years of covering technology

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It’s been five years since GadgetMatch was established. Founded on the premise of making life better and easier through technology, we’ve come a long way since then. We saw how technology plays a key role in shifting our lives. Even then, we’re still looking forward to what innovations tomorrow will bring.

To commemorate our journey in covering the latest news in technology, we tasked a Filipino artist to create a set of wallpapers entitled Milestones, reflecting our story.

Milestones: Peak

Peak symbolizes being on top of what we do; the pleasure of seeing a beautiful content created after an arduous journey. It emphasizes on the contentment we feel about our quality work and a metaphor for looking over the horizon; we won’t limit our creativity and will never stop innovating, just like technology.

Milestones: Passion

Passion is the inner fire inside us. There’s a burning desire we have from day one, and we never let it die because we stay committed to our vision and mission: Explaining technology in simple terms. While keeping up with technology can be exhausting, our passion burns stronger.

Milestones: Perception

Perception is a wallpaper that relies on the viewer’s perspective. It’s a reflection of people’s perception and our journey that we don’t share. Are we going up or going down? In reality, we’re all just going up, and the stairway symbolizes the little steps we take to achieve our goal. We’re not rushing, but we’re on our way. Help us achieve 1 million subscribers on YouTube!

Download all the wallpapers here.

 

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GadgetMatch Unlocked: Join the conversation!

Instagram Live with Michael Josh!

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In these strange and trying times of city lockdowns, self isolation and social distancing, technology connects us, allowing to be alone together. Video calls have become the go-to platform not only for hanging out in large numbers, but also for hosting concerts and shows, even television programs.

This is why we’re bringing you GadgetMatch Unlocked!

Michael Josh is back on Instagram Live to speak with his friends — movers and shakers in the tech industry to chat about how folks from around the world are coping at home and dealing with the crisis, how technology is playing a huge part in keeping us all sane, and what the future, post COVID-19 might be like.

The show starts streaming daily from this Thursday, April 9th.

Here’s a rundown on confirmed guests:

WEEK 1:

  • April 9, Thursday (9am ET /6am PT /9pm +8GMT): Amber Mac (Toronto, Canada)
  • April 10, Friday (1pm ET/10am PT / 1am Saturday +8GMT ): John Rettinger (Los Angeles, USA)
  • April 11, Saturday (11am ET /8am PT / 11pm +8GMT): SuperSaf (Leicester, UK)

WEEK 2:

  • April 13, Monday (9am ET /6am PT /9pm +8GMT): Gabriel Arestivo of HDBLOG.it (Milan, Italy)
  • April 14, Tuesday (9am ET /6am PT /9pm +8GMT): Elly Awesome (Brisbane, Australia)
  • April 15, Wednesday (11am ET /8am PT /11pm +8GMT): Jaime Rivera of PocketNow (La Ceiba, Honduras)
  • April 16, Thursday (11am ET/ 8am PT / 11pm +8GMT): Michael Fisher aka Mr. Mobile (Brooklyn, USA)
  • April 17, Friday (1pm ET/10am PT / 1am Saturday +8GMT ): Zach Honig of ThePointsGuy (Philidelphia, USA)

WEEK 3:

TBA

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