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22 Aug 2010 10:48


Tech: Prediction: Mirasol displays could be in your tablet-reading future

  • Is this the future of tablet design? The screen above, a hybrid of eInk and LCD called Mirasol, is getting some big buzz, and a certain client has Qualcomm paying $2 billion to ramp up production of the technology. Is it Apple? Is it Amazon? Is it HP? Is it somebody else? We don’t know, but we have to admit being able to read a tablet in direct sunlight would rule. source

15 Aug 2010 21:04


Tech: The iPad wasn’t Apple’s original tablet; that was 31 years ago

  • In 1979, Apple released the monstrosity to the left. The graphics tablet, which is akin to carving out words in stone compared to something like a modern Wacom tablet, required you to put a special card into your Apple ][ desktop to use it, and even then only worked with a handful of programs. Neat little bit of history. source

15 Aug 2010 12:05


Biz: Would you buy a tablet-only Rupert Murdoch newspaper?

  • Only if the app is better than the WSJ app. The News Corp. main man may not win any points for his paywall push or his insanely-slow Wall Street Journal app, but he’s going to make another run at the model, instead focusing on the general interest. “We’ll have young people reading newspapers,” Murdoch said during a recent earnings call. “It’s a real game changer in the presentation of news.” Just don’t make it take five minutes to download like the WSJ app. source

30 Jul 2010 20:33


Tech: Microsoft Wind-woes: Steve Ballmer feeling heat over the iPad

  • They’ve sold certainly more than I’d like them to have sold.
  • Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer • In the process of eating crow about the success of the iPad. You know, that device that Sen. Scott Brown held up yesterday when ripping into the hapless Arlington Cemetery staff who were unable to prevent thousands of graves from getting mixed up. Anyway … Microsoft has a decade of experience in the tablet business and now is in the unenviable position of playing catch-up. If this plot sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the exact same plot as their mobile phone platform. source

23 Jul 2010 17:24


Tech: One Laptop Per Child = Old news, thanks to India’s ultra-cheap tablet

  • 1,500 rupees the cost of the Linux-based tablet prototype they showed off
  • $35 dollars the amount that is in American dollars (in other words, cheap!) source

29 Jun 2010 09:50


Tech: LEAKED: Microsoft’s possible Windows 8 plans? Wow.

  • Looks like somebody broke a non-disclosure agreement. These Powerpoint slides, which have been floating around the Web on some sketchy-looking forum for over a week, have recently drawn a lot of attention for what they’re suggesting. Facial recognition? Tablets? Ambitious plans for the living room? They’re all baked into these slides. MS has some big plans which they better not screw up like Windows Phone 7. source

30 May 2010 14:16


Tech: Guy gets bored, builds his own tablet computer out of carbon

It runs Windows 7, and while it doesn’t have the touch-responsiveness of the iPad, the guy claims it’s good enough for him. Nerd. source

28 May 2010 11:00


Tech: iPad international launch: World catches up to lower 48

Sales to other countries were held off due to high U.S. demand, so now you jerks in Scotland will know how we felt when we ganked one two months ago. source

27 May 2010 21:39


Tech: One Laptop Per Child should change “laptop” to “tablet”

Aspirations for this device: $75 a piece, encased in plastic, outdoor reading mode, out by December. Likely realities: $200 a piece, uses glass, out in three years. source

13 May 2010 11:25


Tech: Is Research in Motion working on an iPad-competing tablet?

  • YES and it tethers to your phone,
    unlike the iPad source