Archive for March, 2011

iPad 2: The Skeptic’s Review

iPad 2: The Skeptic’s Review

A year ago I wrote a skeptic's review of the first-generation iPad, a more personal report on the original model from my perspective as a tabletophile and a blogger. Since then we've seen the launch of a few Android slates - though not the deluge we were perhaps expecting - and of course, most recently, the arrival of the iPad 2. How does the second-generation iPad hold up, and has Apple answered my original complaints? Read on for my iPad 2 Skeptic's Review.

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HTC Pyramid Photos Leaked from HTC Confidential Source

HTC Pyramid Photos Leaked from HTC Confidential Source

It appears that the folks at XDA, that vast community of developers and hackers, have gotten their hands on some super secret photos of the HTC Pyramid, a fashionable phone coming down the pipeline toward the public in a 4.3-inch display fashion. According to these most recent photos, this phone will be coming out with a 1.2Ghz processor with no name, 768MB or RAM, and a QHD resolution display. The more we see the more we like!

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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer first-impressions [Video]

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer first-impressions [Video]

If you'd asked us yesterday which Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet we were most excited about, we'd probably have said Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, or maybe its smaller 8.9 sibling. Now we're not so sure. SlashGear caught up with ASUS today for the official launch of the Eee Pad Transformer, the company's 10.1-inch Tegra 2 tablet that can be optionally paired with a detachable, battery-toting keyboard dock. Announced back at CES 2011, and promptly lost amid the flurry of similar slates, it turns out that ASUS could well have a winner on its hands. Read on for our first-impressions.

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Google announces Fiber Project winner is Kansas City, Kansas [Video]

Google announces Fiber Project winner is Kansas City, Kansas [Video]

Google has announced the lucky city that will get a 100x internet speed boost, courtesy of the search giant's ultra high-speed fiber broadband installation. Kansas City, Kansas, will be the recipient of the gigabit connection, with Google promising to work alongside local organizations, businesses and universities to help them figure out how to take advantage of all that bandwidth.

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Google faces bi-yearly privacy reviews after FTC Buzz settlement

Google faces bi-yearly privacy reviews after FTC Buzz settlement

Google has agreed to a bi-yearly independent review after US FTC investigation over privacy concerns regarding Google Buzz. The service initially used users' Gmail databases to build social networking connections, in a manner which roundly criticized. Google rapidly changed its approach, but was left facing regulator inquiries - including by the Federal Trade Commission - over its privacy policies.

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Paul Allen accuses Bill Gates of co-founder conspiracy in new Microsoft memoir

Paul Allen accuses Bill Gates of co-founder conspiracy in new Microsoft memoir

Extracts from the upcoming autobiography of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen have revealed significant resentment toward Bill Gates, with the ex-exec accusing his one-time partner of conspiring to take shares in the company from him while he underwent treatment for cancer. "Idea Man: A Memoir by the Co-founder of Microsoft" is scheduled to go on sale on April 17, but according to the WSJ's early access paints "a revisionist take" on Microsoft's early days.

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Nexus makes a mouse that has no noisy click

Nexus makes a mouse that has no noisy click

If you work in an office where you have lots of people sitting very close to you it may drive you crazy that most mice and keyboards are so noisy. If you want a mouse that makes no noise at all, that can be hard to find. Every mouse I have ever used has made clicking sounds when you hit a button or scroll the mouse wheel.

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