list of risky android devices

There are tonnes of really cheap android tablets out there you can get on Black Friday.  Most of them from manufacturers you have never heard of or at least not making Android tablets. This should be clue number one. In a post on bluebox.com,  Andrew Blaich writes that many of the cheap tablets they tested had minor… Read More


Recently there has been rumors that Samsung will release the new gear and a new set of phones running on the little known Tizen OS.  Which seen a bit odd given the experience they had with Bada.  Remember Bada?  Do not blame you if you do not.  Bada was actually a good OS, and the… Read More


I have played my fair share of FPS games on the iPad and never enjoyed any of them.  When it comes to the UI for games, only SimCity like games seems to make the natural leap to iPad.  Well I think that has changed.  Enter ‘The Drowning’.  This game is not out yet, which really… Read More


When I first saw the commercial for Microsoft’s surface, my first reaction, was ‘Ug’.  Why the hell are all these kids jumping around just because a keyboard was connected to a tablet?  Kind of like why when I drink a beer, tonnes of my friends and a bevy of hot babes do not suddenly come… Read More


This is something I have been expecting.. A simply AI system that learns from your behavior to make voice interaction smarter.  Think of it as autocorrect for your SaaS personal assistant.  If you tend to call your SO on the way home from work often, then the next to time you say; call so and… Read More


This is full on rumor, but heck, sounds legit.  This is coming from Gizmodo AU As rumoured, Google’s going to announce a 7-inch, Nexus-branded tablet called the Nexus 7. According to the leak, it’s built by Asus, with a 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, GeForce 12-core GPU and 1GB of RAM with two different storage… Read More


Win! While watching the TV show Big Bang Theory, I spotted an HP TC1100 being used by Shelden.  For those of you who do not know about the TC1100; its a VERY cool tablet convertible PC that was originally designed by Compaq.  Here is some background info from Wikipedia. Now what is missing from this… Read More


I’ve actually had a keyboard for my iPad for quite a while now.  When I first got my ipad 1, I got a normal case for it.  All good, but I did not think getting a keyboard was worth the extra money.  Then a bluetooth iPad keyboard when on sale.  At $30 I thought I… Read More


.. Meh. I still need to give it a chance, and I am running this on an old laptop brought back to life by Windows 8, but so far, not impressed.  Here is info that was sent to launch.co  I’m going to install this on my desktop and try on my tablet and update this… Read More


tc1100

As a TC1100 fan, I was looking up installing Windows 8 on my machine.  Although installing the wifi card is a bit tricky you can still do it.  And for fun I checked up on the TC1100 wiki page only to see the reference to popular culture section deleted!  WTH?  So I grabbed an old… Read More


Well we know its just a matter of time before we have a sub $100 tablet, but most of us expect it to be a race to the bottom for creating a tablet powerful enough to be useful, but only ‘just’ powerful enough. Well break out the rumor books, looks like Google is pushing to… Read More


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Mobile developer Qubop Inc. has just released a new casual game called Bubble Scoop, described as an “ice-cream themed puzzle shooter”. The object is to match ice cream scoops of the same color by firing them from a moving truck, and watching them vanish in a shower of particle effects. Each level is completed by… Read More


Yes I want this.  This device was announced last year, but no one could seem to get their hands on it.  Until today. The core of this 3 part system is an high end Android smartphone. Sporting a 4.3-inch AMOLED display, a Qualcomm dual-core processor, running Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), Bluetooth, a 8-megapixel camera,… Read More


Yesterday, there were rumors of a Microsoft project to create apps for tablets that will allow greater access to MS Office applications.  Next comes the release of an upgraded Google Documents for Android that provides document editing and real-time collaboration, and now comes onLive upgraded iOS app that provides a windows 7 desktop on the… Read More


Late last year when the Kindle Fire came out, pundits were saying, ‘oh this is going to be an iPad killer’ To which most of us in tech with 1/2 a clue basically ignored them and instead asked who was going to win this new market and how long will it be till Apple looks… Read More


We all know that the iPad’s main value is as a media consumption device. Well what about in the kitchen?  Of the workshop?  Would be nice to mount it on a wall right.  And I know, there are a number of them out there, but I wanted to share this one.  Its Clean. Something I… Read More


From VentureBeat

Last month I said it would believe it when I see a sub $50 tablet, well know I’ve seen it from VentureBeat.  It costs around $45 to build, but with a $10 discount from the government, we have a $35 tablet. Now this is just for India keep in mind and targeted for some of… Read More


Barnes&noble cancell

This adventure never ends and the odds of me getting a touchpad for $99 is slipping to nill.  I posted a bit ago that I was able to order a machine though Barnes & Noble.  Well I just got an email cancelling the order: Due to unexpected customer demand for this item, our inventory was… Read More


I was waiting to go to Best Buy in hopes of getting a $99 touchpad since I could not get one on Saturday and both the HP site and Best Buy site says it out of stock.  Then @danielbru (who gets an upvote from me) tweeted that he bought one from barnesandnoble.com.  I hit the… Read More


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So we all heard about HP giving up the ghost on their webOS hardware unit.  I was expected that there would be a sale to get rid of these units.  But $99??  Wow, I’m sure that is pretty far below cost!  Right now its live in Canada, but first chance in show up in the… Read More