Archive | January, 2012

Humble Indie Bundle for Android (and PC/Mac/Linux); Get 4 Great Games, You Name the Price!

Posted on 31 January 2012

Today is a great day. Why, you ask? Because the Humble Indie Bundle program just announced something awesome: their first ever Humble Bundle to include Android versions of 5 excellent games. First, let me tell you about the Humble Indie Bundle: The Humble Bundle Inc. puts together gaming bundles which feature notorious indie games which are “donated” by their respective developers. The bundle is then sold with a name-your-own-price model and you get […]

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What Happened to the Android Update Alliance? Less Than 1% of Devices Running Latest Version of Android!

Posted on 31 January 2012

At last year’s Google I/O, a great new program was announced — Google was working with a group of equipment manufacturers to create a sort of ‘update guarentee’ which would explicitly inform customers how long they could expect their shiny new Android device to receive updates, and how quickly they could expect those updates from carriers or manufacturers. Google never named the program as far as I can tell, so I gave […]

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Asus Padfone to Be Unveiled at MWC, Will It Have Tegra 3?

Posted on 30 January 2012

The Asus Padfone seemed to have gone into hibernation after it’s Computex debut way back in May. It popped up at CES and now, according to a story from MoDaCo, the Asus Padfone will be officially announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) at the end of February in Barcelona. Using the world ‘announced’ might be a bit confusing because Asus already officially revealed the device. However, the initial unveiling at Computex was […]

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Series 7 Slate Price Drop. Get Slate, Dock and Keyboard for $1199

Posted on 30 January 2012

Ultrabooks are all about getting full computing power in a lightweight, stylish and long-battery life solution.  Core i3, i5 and i7 ‘ultra low voltage’ platforms are the core of these systems but there are a few non-ultrabook solutions that use this platform and still provide a thin and light solution. One of them is a true alternative. It’s a tablet/docking station combo that I’ve written about before. The Samsung Series […]

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Ultrabook Poll Closed–Results

Posted on 30 January 2012

Thanks-you for your 600+ votes in the recent ‘Favorite Ultrabook’ poll. The results are worth discussing. The top three remain the same as in November last year when we ran the same poll with only 5 Ultrabooks. The Dell XP 13 and HP Envy 14 Spectre enter at #4 and #5 [poll id="3"]

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Ivy Bridge Performance–Hints Come via Stealthy CES Test

Posted on 29 January 2012

I suspected that the Acer S5 shown at CES was going to be an Ivy Bridge Ultrabook as it fits with the Q2 timescale, previous leak and hidden CPU information on the demo we saw at CES. it looks like another tech site saw the possibility that the S5 is based on Ivy Bridge too and took the chance to benchmark it. CPU figures are slightly better than on Sandy […]

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HP Envy 14 Spectre – Chip.de Hands-On Reveals More Info

Posted on 29 January 2012

Step into a German newsagents, look at the magazine rack and you’ll find more testing notes than in a NASA launch sequence. That’s why I pay attention to the German tech press – they know how to analyse a product. Chip.de is one of the more well-know computer magazines in Germany and as you’d expect, they’ve got early hands-on with the HP Envy 14 Spectre that will be available in […]

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Catch a Glimpse of the Design Process at the Notion Ink Adam 2 Dev Blog

Posted on 28 January 2012

I’m sure there’s lot’s of extremely interesting  stuff that goes on during the development of any smartphone or tablet made by some of the biggest companies out there; unfortunately, these companies are often extremely secretive about what they’re working on, and it’s tough to get a good behind-the-scene look at how these devices are made. Fortunately for us, Notion Ink, the company behind the original Adam tablet, has opened up […]

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Today Only: HP TouchPad 32GB Deal, $219 From Woot!

Posted on 27 January 2012

The HP TouchPad is dead right? Well, apparently there’s still some stock floating around, and Woot seems to have snatched it up. Today, they’ve got it on sale for you. It isn’t quite the firesale price of many months ago, but still a good deal if you like the HP TouchPad. While I haven’t had the chance to give them a try myself, pretty much everyone I’ve heard from has […]

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Here’s What Apple Needs to Add to the iPad 3 for Me to Adopt a Third Device

Posted on 26 January 2012

The iPad 3 is expected to be unveiled by Apple in the next few months. I decided to sit down and come up with a little wish list of the iPad 3. This might be somewhat different from other lists that you see out there because I don’t actually own an iPad. In fact, I don’t own any tablet at all. When the original iPad launched, I picked one up, […]

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The Amazing Open Pandora Story Continues

Posted on 24 January 2012

The Open Pandora project has been an amazing project to follow. We first reported on the product, an OMAP-based Linux mini-laptop primarily focused on gaming emulation (but kitted out with some interesting features for anyone interesting in mobile computing) in Dec 2007 and in the last 4 years the product has gone through some amazing ups and downs with spec changes, production issues and community financing but it looks like […]

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10 Reasons Why Ultrabooks will be Cheaper than Traditional Laptops

Posted on 24 January 2012

You might think of Ultrabooks as a marketing push by Intel or an attempt to copy the successfully MacBook Air and in some respects you’d be right but there’s a whole lot more to it than that. We’re witnessing a complete change in laptop design, manufacturing, performance, efficiency, weight, aesthetics and features. It brings real advantages to the end user. It also brings advantages to the design and manufacturing process […]

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