Apple iPad review: The future is in your hands

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Apple’s mysterious new “magical” device has created a big stir across the world. What are we supposed to do with this thing? Is it going to replace my desktop? Probably not. How about my laptop or netbook? Still no. So what is it good for? Well, that’s the magic of it. It does many things, but it’s not here to step on anyone’s toes.

The name iPad is strangely clever. It probably took Apple an entire 5 minutes to come up with the name. It’s clearly not a notebook computer, and we already have the iBook. How about that other relative, the notepad. Ideas went around, and voila – Apple’s latest thing is the iPad. Names aside, what the heck is this thing good for anyways? What am I supposed to do with this iPad?

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REVIEW – Samsung HMX-H106 SSD HD Camcorder

REVIEW - Samsung HMX-106 SSD HD Camcorder

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a high-definition video has got to be worth millions. There are some pocket camcorders out there that are capable of recording HD video, but very few can truly measure up to their more expensive counterparts. One of the most powerful (and correspondingly expensive) consumer-level HD camcorders […]

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REVIEW – Verbatim AquaAce Glossy White Inkjet-Printable DVD-Rs

REVIEW - Verbatim AquaAce Glossy White Inkjet-Printable DVD-Rs

While most of us have come to rely on online storage and USB flash drives, there is still a definite need for writable optical media. We still burn CDs and DVDs for a number of different reasons, whether they be to watch movies or to have a more cost-effective way of distributing marketing materials. In […]

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Review of Camera-Equipped Apple iPod nano 5G

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The outward appearance of the fifth-generation iPod nano remains largely unchanged from the fourth-generation nano that preceded it. You still get the shiny aluminum casing, the elongated body, and the white click wheel, but there are some obvious changes as well. The display is just slightly bigger and, more notably, there’s that new camera poking […]

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Samsung S9110 Challenges LG GD910 for Watch Phone Supremacy

For everyone looking to have the James Bond experience with their cell phones, you’re about to be provided with a new Korean option. The LG GD910 watch phone isn’t the only kid on the block anymore, because we’re looking at the all-new Samsung S9110 Watch Phone. Further still, they’re saying that this is the slimmest […]

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Three Great Innovations from 2008

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Despite the credit crisis and all the problems that seem to have afflicted just about every industry on the planet, mobile technology still managed to come forward with several fantastic innovations. This moves the industry in the right direction and offers us plenty of promise and new toys in the future. The three great innovations […]

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Feature: Will Apple Make an iPhone Nano? iPhone Flip?

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When the first generation Apple iPhone hit the market, it was not available with any kind of carrier subsidy. As it a result, it was being sold as a premium phone at a premium price. When the second gen came around (iPhone 3G), many wireless providers around the world started to offer discounts when you […]

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iRiver E50 MP3 Player Features Brushed Metal Finish

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If you’re in the market for an iPod nano alternative and would rather stay away from the Microsoft Zune, this latest offering from iRiver is a viable and fashionable option. The all new iRiver E50 MP3 player takes on the tried and true candybar style form factor, but the choice of materials is a little […]

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Next-Generation MacBook Unveiled, Made from Aluminum Too

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Most of us saw this one coming. While the current generation of Apple MacBooks is constructed of glossy plastic, the new generation announced today takes on the same aluminum shell that you find on the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. Forget about the cheap plastic; it’s all about metal, baby! Aside from the aluminum upgrade […]

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Lightweight Toshiba Portege R600 Boasts 9-Hour Battery

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Small and light. That’s exactly how I like my notebooks, so long as they have relatively user-friendly keyboards and displays. It also helps if you have an adequate battery life, because there’s no sense in having a small laptop that only lasts an hour. Toshiba is coming to the rescue for mobile professionals, because the […]

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VIA OpenBook Subnotebook Preconfigured for XOHM WiMAX

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At the first major Computex Taipei 2008 press conference, TAITRA President Walter Yeh emphasized that one of the themes to this year’s trade show was WiMAX. As you may or may not know, this 4G technology is supposed to provide the same (or even faster) level of performance as WiFi, but in more of a […]

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Retrofit the MacBook and MacBook Pro with SSD

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Some people are willing to dish out the premium for a MacBook Air. Some of those are even more generous, willing to fork out the $1300 premium that comes attached to the SSD upgrade for the aforementioned Air. Even so, what are owners of the regular old MacBook and the more powerful MacBook Pro supposed […]

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Touchscreen BlackBerry Brings the “Thunder” to Verizon, Vodafone

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Remember when we thought the BlackBerry 9000 was going to have a touchscreen display? And then it got rechristened as the BlackBerry Bold? Well, it seems that Research in Motion is still working on a touchscreen BlackBerry and it’s going to be sold as the BlackBerry Thunder. Also known as the BlackBerry 9500, the Thunder […]

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Asus G70 Gaming Notebook with Twin GPUs

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While everyone seems to be clamoring over the ultra portability of the Eee PC, Asus is also perfectly capable of producing larger laptops that will attract your attention as well. Today, the Asus G70 gaming notebook was revealed, much to the appreciation of hardcore portable gamers around the world. The Asus G70 gets powered by […]

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Asus M70 is First Laptop with One Terabyte of Storage

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A megabyte? Who is ever going to need that much memory?! A gigabyte? Are you kidding me?! My, how times have changed. Many of us have huge multimedia collections on our computers and it’s getting increasingly difficult to shove it all onto those tiny notebook hard drives. Asus is breaking new ground with the official […]

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