Google announced early this morning that they are acquiring Motorola for $12.5 billion. This move appears to be primarily motivated by Google’s need to strengthen their patent portfolio in the face of anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple, and other companies. Major companies, such as Microsoft and Apple, seem to be doing this a lot these days. […]
With my trusty Sony earbuds down for the count, I wondered what would fail next. Well, it seems that my Canon MP800 multi-function inkjet printer decided to kick the bucket. I received a 6A00 error last night, complete with a flashing green and amber alarm.
Nearly a year ago, I mentioned how my Sony Fontopia EX71 earbuds refuse to die. Well, that is no longer true as the right earbud has failed. This makes perfect sense. A few months ago I spotted the earbuds at a ridiculously low price over at Amazon, and regretfully neglected to pick up a backup pair. […]
Toshiba’s Thrive is the newest Android 10.1″ tablet to hit the market. Noticeable differences separating it from the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tab and other recent Honeycomb 3.0/3.1 tablets is a user-replaceable battery, an HDMI port, 2 USB ports, and an SD/SDHD/SDXD card slot. As you can probably imagine, all of those added connectivity options lead to […]
Samsung’s new Galaxy 10.1 Tab tablet is the latest in a series of recent Android tablets that include the Motorola Xoom, Asus Transformer, and Acer Iconia. Despite a similar spec-sheet, the Galaxy 10.1 Tab is a bit thinner and is also running the newest version of Android’s Honeycomb OS.
Flowers, trinkets, Kindles or another e-book reader, a lovely dinner – these are all nice Mother’s Day gifts. Do you know what isn’t? Giving Mom a smartphone or tablet and sticking them with the bill. Right before every major holiday season, many mobile phone carriers pitch ads that encourage the gifting of cell phones and […]
Last week I ordered an Amazon.com Kindle e-book reader for myself, and I have to say, I’m really liking it. I have been holding out for an Android tablet, but after checking one out in-store, I realized I needed a smaller, lighter, and glare-free device with far better battery life. I ultimately ordered the wi-fi […]
Like many others, I have been eagerly anticipating Intel’s release of their new 510 series solid state drives (SSD). These drives were expected to offer next-generation performance, a good reason for those of us wanting to upgrade from a hard disk drive to wait a bit.
Here’s a video of a very enthusiast kid giving a 6-minute introductory presentation about 3D printers, mainly focusing on the MakerBot.
After years of AT&T exclusivity, Apple iPhones are finally available for Verizon Wireless customers. Preorders for existing customers start today with phones available for new customer purchases starting in a week. Early reviews report that the VZ iPhone offers better call signal quality than AT&T’s version but lags a bit behind in download speeds. Since the […]