Author Archives: Ewdison Then

I’m the co-founder of R3 Media LLC, the media company behind SlashGear & Android Community. At R3 Media, I’m responsible for business development, strategy, and building the company’s culture. My background in high performance computing and application development also see me deal with product development of R3 Media’s properties.

Viewsonic ViewBook Pro VNB131 Review

Viewsonic ViewBook Pro VNB131 Review

There's no mistaking Viewsonic's design inspiration. From the Apple-style packaging to the brushed-metal finish of the VNB131 itself, this is most definitely a MacBook wannabe. Still, if you're going to base your product on a rival, you could do far worse than choose Cupertino's finest, so the question has to be whether the Viewsonic VNB131 lives up to the standard. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Toshiba Mini NB305 Netbook Review

Toshiba Mini NB305 Netbook Review

Intel's Atom N270 processor - and the surrounding limitations on specifications - had a lot to answer for: over a year of cookie-cutter netbooks. With the advent of Pine Trail, Intel look to be loosening their grip on the segment a little, at least, but does the Atom N450 offer a genuine improvement over its well-worn predecessor? Toshiba sent over their latest netbook, the Mini NB305; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Synology DS710+ NAS Review

Synology DS710+ NAS Review

Synology have made a name for themselves in the network-attached storage segment for sturdy hardware, comprehensive software and decent performance, the the company are hoping to deliver all three once again with the DiskStation DS710+. A dual-drive RAID array with some ambitious throughput promises, the DS710+ also gets a fairly premium price tag too; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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BearExtender n3 Mac USB WiFi Adapter Review

BearExtender n3 Mac USB WiFi Adapter Review

WiFi 802.11n promised us boosted range over older, slower standards, but trying to cover a big house or reach a home office at the bottom of the garden can still exceed the abilities of most consumer wireless routers. If you've a Mac, and patchy internet is getting you down, Rokland Technologies' BearExtender n3 promises to fix things without breaking the bank. An external, boosted WiFi-N adapter, the BearExtender n3 has a $44.97 price tag and the promise of a tenfold increase in performance. Check out the SlashGear review after the cut.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X100e Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e Review

Lenovo's ThinkPad range has a new baby brother, and while the company is now several generations through its IdeaPad netbooks, the ThinkPad X100e is the first CULV-style machine intended for mobile pros. It's an ambitious undertaking, certainly: can the company deliver the traditional build-quality, reliability and performance expected from a ThinkPad, along with the low price expected for an 11.6-inch ultraportable? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Nexus One Dock Reviewed

Nexus One Dock Reviewed

Google's Desktop Dock for the Nexus One went on sale earlier in the week, and one of the first units has arrived over at Android Community. While at $45 it's not a cheap accessory, it does have the added bonus of offering a straightforward way to output music from your phone through to external speakers.

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Acer Aspire Z5600 Review – Multi-touch capable All-in-one PC

Acer Aspire Z5600 Review – Multi-touch capable All-in-one PC

Windows 7 touchscreen PCs are slowly growing in number, but the all-in-ones we've generally seen have used notebook components rather than desktop ones. That makes for a more compact machine, certainly, but it does mean you miss out on processing power. Acer's Aspire Z5600, however, packs a full desktop CPU along with a 23-inch multitouch-capable display, and the company sent us over their first review unit to see how well it performs.

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Iomega iConnect hands-on

Iomega iConnect hands-on

We called Iomega's iConnect a Pogoplug derivative back when the company announced it last week, but having caught up with the company at CES 2010 it seems we may have been a bit too harsh.  Ostensibly a straightforward way to get USB storage hooked up to your network, in fact sharing HDDs and flash drives is just one string to the iConnect's bow.  Check out our demo video and more details after the cut.

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iSwitched: iPhone 3GS to Nexus One

iSwitched: iPhone 3GS to Nexus One

I switched! Yes indeed, I dropped AT&T and the iPhone 3GS in favor of the Google Nexus One and T-Mobile. I’d made many excuses as to why I put up with the painful AT&T network, from having apps that I needed to do my work to simply the daily habit of using the iPhone. When Google announced the Nexus One last week I wasn't even overly excited; I knew I wouldn’t be switching until I could rely on it for my day-to-day tasks.

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Qualcomm mirasol color ereader hands-on

Qualcomm mirasol color ereader hands-on

Qualcomm's mirasol display technology grabbed attention back in November 2009 when it graduated from tiny PMP status displays to a legitimate, video-capable and full-color e-ink alternative.  Back then, the company had a working display but a mock-up ereader, a real mirasol panel frozen with a single image.  They've brought along a new prototype to CES 2010, and this time it's capable of playing full video.  Check out our demo video after the cut.

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