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Choosing an ultra-portable companion: Shifting through tablets
Analysis and Thoughts

Choosing an ultra-portable companion: Shifting through tablets

By Brad Jul 3 2010 add comment


Fresno, California. That’s where I’ll be heading this August. And that’s why I’ve been scouring high and low for the ultra-portable device that will be my companion for at least the next 3 years or so. Because I’m a long term planner, my hunt has been on-going since January (sometime near CES)… and after reading up on various devices and platforms, countless comparisons and obligatory “waiting for the latest”, I think I have finally made up my mind.
The first […]

Apple iPad vs HP Slate?! And my predictions
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Apple iPad vs HP Slate?! And my predictions

By Brad Jan 30 2010 5 Comments

Somewhere in the middle of this week, Apple dropped the news on their iPad “tablet”, putting an end to almost a decade of rumors and speculation about their mythical tablet. Well, turns out the Apple iPad is not what people had expected it to be; in fact, far from it. While initial speculation and plenty of wishful thinking portrayed the “future” (then-vaporware) Apple iPad to be the best of both worlds – iPhone ease of use and fluid touch interface […]

Mobile phones – Dual to quad microSD/microSDHC slots
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Mobile phones – Dual to quad microSD/microSDHC slots

By Brad Jan 20 2010 1 Comment


You know, I’ve always wondered with today’s kind of technology, why nobody has come out with such an implementation yet… with the availability of high capacity microSD/microSDHC memory cards, why not have two to four individual slots for them in a single phone (I think just about all phones currently have only one memory card slot or just a big chunk of internal memory with no expansion slot). This way, consumers and users can decide how much memory they […]

What to expect this CES 2010
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What to expect this CES 2010

By Brad Jan 5 2010 add comment

It’s Tuesday already for everyone around the world except Hawaii residents. The biggest thing we’ve been hearing on the net and in the media lately is the Consumer Electronics Show 2010 (CES) being held in Las Vegas. CES is where many electronics and technology companies come out to showcase their greatest concepts and launch their latest products. For the computing sector, I’ve got a small list here of what to expect from this year’s CES:

Pine Trail aplenty – Lots of […]

Improving HP in 2010: Notebooks
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Improving HP in 2010: Notebooks

By Brad Dec 27 2009 5 Comments

We’ve seen things go up and down, things being said, things being done (and not done) in 2009. And by the end of it all, I have some thoughts to share about how HP should change/improve/maintain in 2010.
HP Mini
Starting with the most basic of portable computers, the netbook, HP’s been doing a good job equipping the Mini netbooks with spacious keyboards and matte screens. In a world of virtually “cloned” specifications sheets in the netbook world, I think the use […]

Multi-touch trackpads – just a gimmick or what?!
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Multi-touch trackpads – just a gimmick or what?!

By Brad Nov 14 2009 add comment

Multi-touch trackpads – seems like every computer manufacturer nowadays has several models touting them. But having used multi-touch trackpads for several weeks now, as well as a ‘single touch’ trackpad for my own notebook, I’m wondering right now if multi-touch trackpads are just a gimmick. Seems I love single touch trackpads because I don’t have to shift my entire right hand each time I want to do something.

Tapping and clicking – Both single and multi-touch trackpads can do these.
Scrolling – […]

In search of multi-touch for HP trackpads
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In search of multi-touch for HP trackpads

By Brad Aug 26 2009 1 Comment

I’m thinking of trying to get the touchpads of a few HP notebooks to support multi-touch and gestures, via unofficial solutions of course. Thanks to two of my best buds who volunteered their PC’s, my lab rats at the moment are a HP Pavilion dv2 running Windows 7 and HP Compaq 6510b running Windows Vista, which use ALPS and Synaptics touchpads respectively. Today I downloaded an unofficial driver modified to give certain Acer (gasp!) models multi-touch, but the app author […]

External display problems with HP Mini’s?… yea right…
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External display problems with HP Mini’s?… yea right…

By Brad Mar 13 2009 1 Comment

I just read one of the trashiest news stories I’ve ever seen this morning – about lack of VGA adapters for the HP Mini 1000 and secondary display output problems from the HP Mini 2140; which implied that both problems were ever so serious and at large… this is coming from one of Apple’s biggest fansites disguised as a normal tech site. Mini 2140 secondary display output problems? Yea right… nothing wrong here, I can even connect an external 1920 […]

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