September 29, 2011 | Digital Devices

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The latest re-incarnation of MeeGo, the Linux-based operating system for mobile devices, is being called Tizen. Previous incarnations have included Moblin, which was being promoted by Intel. Then Moblin became Meego, a collaboration between Intel and Nokia. Unfortunately, Nokia went its separate way by committing to making Windows phones after taking a billion dolars from [...]

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September 4, 2011 | Digital Devices

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Lenovo’s IdeaPad A1: An Android Tablet for $199

Lenovo announced a new Android tablet in their IdeaPad line. The IdeaPad A1 has a 7-inch, 1024×600 screen Android 2.3 Gingerbread on a single-core Cortex A8 processor with both front and rear cameras.

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September 3, 2011 | Digital Devices

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Samsung Capture: A Smartphone for $100

Here’s a smart choice if you’re looking for an Android smartphone for cheap that still packs a punch: The Samsung Capture is available for $100 on a 2-year contract with Sprint. Highlights: 3.5 inch screen 3.2 MP camera plus 1.3MP front-facing camera Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) 1GHz processor 2GB microSD card (upto 32GB) See

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August 18, 2011 | Digital Devices

Breaking- HP seems to be exiting the hardware business (tablet, phone, and PC). So what’s left? Software? I knew about some management software they have (OpenView), but is that enough to sustain the company? And does this have anything to do with Google’s purchase of Motorola? I.e., now they know they can’t compete? I’ll post [...]

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August 15, 2011 | Digital Devices

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Google just bought Motorola’s mobility division for $12.5 billion.

This is somewhat strange news coming just a day or two after Motorola announced it would be charging royalties on Android phones for use of its patents.

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June 13, 2011 | Digital Devices

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Trimslice is the first NVIDIA Tegra 2-powered desktop computer. It’s available in various configurations from $199 to $319.

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April 20, 2011 | Digital Devices

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This is an article about how multitasking is supposed to work on Android, and how (supposedly) task killers aren’t needed. The geist is that the system automatically keeps track of the apps for you, and if you run low on memory, it’ll kill the oldest application for you. Hence no need for a task killer. Yet [...]

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October 3, 2010 | Digital Devices

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Increasingly, it seems it’s not enough to just produce a functional computing device anymore. Manufacturers are designing their products more and more to appeal to (what they see as) women’s sense of aesthetics, i.e., we’re seeing the rise of “cute“.

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September 15, 2010 | Digital Devices

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Verizon announced that it’s going to allow Skype on its cell phone network.

This is a step up from what Verizon is normally known for, which is being the most controllng carrier out there.

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March 14, 2010 | Digital Devices

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Apple iPads are available on pre-order, but with the new Linux-based iPad clones coming out, you might want to save money and get more features.

In fact, there are least 50 table PCs being launched this year.

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