Last year Toshiba waded into the Android tablet market with the Thrive, a 10.1-inch slate that served as the company’s response to what they deemed missing in the then current crop. Thus, it had several full-size ports, a rugged-ish exterior, and a thick chassis to accommodate both. Though a decent tablet, the Thrive didn’t generate […]
Earlier this month Toshiba’s newest Android tablet, the Excite 10 LE, launched to some… mixed reviews. Most cited issues with Honeycomb as the biggest drawback. The fact that it launched with Honeycomb and not Ice Cream Sandwich angered others. This week Toshiba rectified that issue by pushing an Android 4.0 OTA update to the tablet. […]
Whenever I talk to people about what kind of features they want in an eReader most mention the lack of lighting on the eInk screen. The new Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight solves that issue brilliantly and answers the needs of eBook lovers who curl up with a good book before bed. The Nook Touch […]
Taking each of these eReaders’ features and functionality into consideration, which one is best? It depends on what you need and how you read. Read our in-depth comparison between the Amazon Kindle Touch and the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight to help you decide which one you should buy.
Barnes & Noble reports that those of you who pre-ordered the new Nook with the GlowLight feature should start seeing them in the mail this week. B&N is shipping them ahead of the previously announced schedule which is becoming a theme for the bookseller. The GlowLight won’t hit stores until the beginning of May, so […]
Barnes and Noble’s new Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight isn’t an all-new, completely re-designed eReader, but it doesn’t need to be. The original Nook Touch remains one of the best eReaders on the market thanks to the comfortable design, simple interface, and speedy performance. Now the bookseller is adding a new feature: GlowLight. This built-in […]
Earth Day is probably the one day out of the year that most people think about the environment, so make it count. Snag a gadget that will make your home more energy-efficient, keep your mobile gadgets powered, or don’t add to the horror of landfills. While you’re at it, do a little spring cleaning and […]
According to Hotel Chatter’s Hotel Wi-Fi report, hotels pay an average of $7,500 a year to maintain their Wi-Fi networks yet make an average profit of $200,000. Is that the sound of travelers being ripped off I hear? Yeah, it is. Instead of using hotel wireless when you travel, consider these alternatives.
Barnes & Noble recently introduced a new version of the Nook Tablet for $199 that differs in minor ways from the $249 Nook Tablet (16GB) that came out last holiday season. The less expensive Nook has half as much internal storage (8GB) and half as much RAM (512MB), but is otherwise identical to the original. […]
While reviewing the HTC One S, I started poking around the many personalization settings offered by HTC Sense 4. Sense offers a huge number of ways users can tweak the user interface, including the ability to change the apps that one can launch directly from the lock screen. However, when I went to do this, […]
Samsung packed a lot of extra little features into their new Galaxy Players in an attempt to make them ultra versatile. Some of these features are quirky, but I can see being useful — such as the ability to use the Player as a viewfinder for a point-and-shoot camera. Others are interesting, but I’m not […]
The $149 Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 can best be described as Android’s answer to the iPod touch. Running the Gingerbread flavor of the popular smartphone operating system, this device is an MP3 player with serious benefits, including access to the full Google Play Store. At this size you’re not going to get a king of […]
Yesterday I asked you, our dear readers, whether you preferred stock Android or a skin like HTC Sense for your smartphone. So far the voting shows a distinct trend: stock Android rules. However, looking at the comparison post I did between the new HTC EVO 4G LTE and the Galaxy Nexus, readers overwhelmingly voted for the Evo.
Navigating the many Samsung tablets available can be a bit confusing, so I put together a Guide to the Galaxy Tab to help you sort them out. Below is a list of all the Samsung tablets either currently on sale or announced starting with 10-inch devices and moving on down. (I know I’m cheating a little by including the Galaxy Note, but it’s a tablet!)