Friday, January 28, 2011

Pandigital Novel 6-Inch Personal eReader Review
A basic guide to e-readers in early 2011 looks like this: There’s the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble's NOOK, and then everything else. Pandigital, best known for its line of digital picture frames, hopes to be one of the companies—much like Sony Electronics—that can sail in the slipstream of the better-known e-readers. Its best chance is its Novel 6-Inch Personal eReader...
HP EliteBook 8740w Review
A sturdy, high-end mobile workstation with a professional-grade display
It’s difficult to pick just one standout feature of the HP EliteBook 8740w mobile workstation. Certainly a bright, 17-inch, 10-bit LCD panel that’s capable of displaying more than 1 billion colors and remains visible at up to about a 170-degree offset without any color degradation is worth noting. But so is the notebook’s durable design, with its spill-resistant keyboard, magnesium-alloy chassis, and magnesium-aluminum display enclosure. Then there’s also the 8740w’s impressive performance that runs circles around our zero-point configuration...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Google Cr-48 Chrome Notebook Review
Few tech companies have the ability to send tremors through the way people compute and communicate that Web giant Google does. And looking at what the company has done in recent years, it's hardly a surprise that the computing future Google envisions has us all “living on the Web.” In Google’s world, nearly all of our applications and data live online (in the cloud), where we can perform whatever tasks we need to and access all of our files from any connected device...

Monday, January 17, 2011


Notes From the Technoground: Why I'm Underwhelmed by the Verizon iPhone
With CDMA technology under the hood, the Verizon iPhone actually has a lot in common with my HTC Incredible. Here's why I'm waiting to see what the next rev brings.
I have a love/hate relationship with my Apple iPhone. I love that it helps me keep up on my e-mail, schedule, and social networking, no matter where I am. I love that I can see the latest headlines and weather forecasts at a moment’s notice. I can check my bank balance, find cheap gas, refill my Starbucks card, or play a round of Sudoku whenever I want. And I especially love all the kid-friendly apps that my three-year-old daughter can work at mastering during long trips in the car...