We are back online today and explain exactly what happened to the show yesterday when it blew up. We discuss Rims demise and the Senate passing a law making it a felony to stream copyright protected material on the interwebs while at the same time day dream about Spotify coming to the US in all of its music streaming glory.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Sony is using over-engineered delight to promote its upcoming S1 and S2 tablets.
In a two-minute video, Sony takes viewers on a playful ride through a Rube Goldberg Machine. Though the focus of the video isn't apparent at first, toward the end of the clip, the company's S1 and S2 tablets are shown. The video ends with the line: "To be continued."
According to a description of the clip on YouTube, the video is the first of five in a series showcasing the company's tablets. Sony did not say when future videos will air.
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I posted a full review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 last week. Today, the tablet finally goes on sale nationwide. On Thursday, I posted a comparison blog and video featuring the Tab 10.1 and the iPad 2.
Sure, that's a lot of coverage, but what do you expect for what some highly astute individuals are calling the iPad 2 of Honeycomb tablets? The Tab 10.1 is the closest any other vendor has come to matching Apple's thin, elegant iPad 2 design.
Also, the device is one of the first to use Samsung's new … Read more
Can the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 best the iPad 2 in my grueling performance speed tests? Read on to find out. And please check out the full review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for more of an all-encompassing view of what it has to offer.
Once again, I take you into the murky bowels of CNET Labs to deliver hard-hitting performance test results for tablets. Well, I guess "hard-hitting" is a relative term. Let's try "light-touching." I guess I'd just like to avoid getting raked over the coals for promising too much, because if I've learned anything from Scotty from "Star Trek," it's to never overpromise. Actually, he was more of an underpromiser, but I shouldn't take my humility too far, lest it come back to take a significant chunk out of my backside. So, we'll go with "moderate-groping." Moderate-groping test results! Yes, that sounds appropriate.… Read more
If you're looking for a way to keep track of the time in cities around the world, then Moo0 WorldTime may be the application for you. This free tool offers a simple spreadsheet of time in major cities worldwide, and it lets you see the time gap in relation to your location. While far from exciting, it works.
WorldTime's functionality is limited; there are no bells and whistles...at all. Still, the program's spreadsheet-style interface got the job done for us, and with little fuss, too. All you'll see is a very basic, no-frills spreadsheet that … Read more
Google puts incredible amounts of information at our fingertips, and it usually does a pretty good job of producing results that are relevant to what we're looking for. Sometimes, however, the specific things we want to know are buried within lengthy Web pages and aren't immediately obvious. Google Quick Scroll is an extension for Chrome that aims to quickly identify relevant information within Google search results, saving users time and frustration. It's not perfect, but it works.
Like most Chrome extensions, Google Quick Scroll installs easily. Using it is simply a matter of using Google as you … Read more
There is something kind of magical about creating panoramic images. If all goes as planned, you take several separate photos and then use a piece of software to stitch them seamlessly into one. The best programs do this with little effort on the part of the user and return images that don't betray their piecemeal origins. Image Composite Editor is just such a program. It's easy enough for anyone to use, but the end result is better than we've seen from other, more complex programs.
Image Composite Editor has a plain, uncluttered interface, and creating a panorama … Read more
Lenovo plans on hitting the tablet market this year with devices aimed at both Android and Windows.
In an interview with Dow Jones Newswires reported this week by The Wall Street Journal, (subscription required), Lenovo president and Chief Operating Officer Rory Read revealed that the company will launch two 10-inch Android tablets this summer followed by a 10-inch Windows tablet later in the year.
One Android tablet, named the IdeaPad, will be geared for the consumer market, while the other, with the ThinkPad name, will be marketed toward the business crowd. Both tablets will run Honeycomb and be priced anywhere from $450 to $900 depending on their configurations, according to the interview. Lenovo's current tablet, the Android-powered LePad, is only available in China.
Some tech sites, including TechConnect and Pocket-Lint, are pointing to the IdeaPad tablet as the IdeaPad K1, a device that's already received some buzz and was reportedly listed on a few retail sites, such as Buy.com, according to Engadget.
TechConnect describes the K1 as powered by a Tegra 2 processor with… Read more
Firefox is an open-source browser, and there are plenty of other browsers that are based on Firefox code with minor differences. CometBird is one such browser. Although for the most part it replicates Firefox pretty faithfully, it has a few unique features that set it apart.
We installed CometBird and then launched Firefox beside it; the two are almost--but not quite--indistinguishable. The typical menus are located in the typical places, although CometBird adds a "Softwares" menu that doesn't seem to do anything. CometBird doesn't seem capable of creating tab groups the way Firefox does, but it … Read more
One of the great things about the Internet is that our music choices are no longer limited to the radio stations that we can pick up with our receivers. Thanks to the Web, we can listen to radio stations from around the country and around the world, as well as stations that exist only online. ALOT Radio App is an add-on for Internet Explorer that provides easy access to a plethora of music. It comes with a lot of other stuff too, which may or may not be a good thing.
The extension appears as a toolbar in Internet Explorer, … Read more