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Forgot to geotag your parking spot? Find My Car Smart for iPhone 4S will do it automatically.
This year's Life on the Wicked Stage Ink Blot Awards, the top "achievements" of the year in tech, web, and culture, are online.
Can Face Unlock on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich be fooled by a photo? Google says no, but one person has video proving otherwise.
Bloomberg reports Samsung is targeting the second half of 2012 for a Windows 8 tablet launch, likely a mod of their current Series 7 slate.
Dell took the semi-transparent lid off their new Windows 7 slate, the Latitude ST, today and it's already been reviewed.
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is rebranding low energy Bluetooth 4.0 as Bluetooth Smart.
Following news that the Dell Latitude ST is on the way comes a video of this Windows 7 slate. No surprise, it's not targeted at consumers.
Android Getting Native Active Pen Support in Ice Cream Sandwich
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang calls Microsoft Office "the killer app" for ARM-based Windows tablets and a new version would be "wonderful".
Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft claimed you need need to be a computer scientist to use Android. Sounds dumb, but there's a kernel of truth.
Giacomo at il Tablet PC Italico shares that Dell will launch a new Windows 7 slate next month, dubbed the Latitude ST.
Microsoft and Carnegie Mellon University demo OmniTouch, a hover-capable, motion-tracking, multi-touch interface that works on any surface.
Chippy at UMPCPortal has shared his view on the Windows 8 Metro UI in a tablet in words and a video.
Patching a hole in their promise of "PC-free" functionality on iOS 5, Apple has released AirPort Utility, a new app that allows setup and management of AirPort Wi-Fi devices.
New to the iPhone 4S will be a software personal assistant named Siri. Simply by speaking a request in natural language, Siri will perform a task to the best of its ability. This is a big deal. If you don't believe me, just ask Bill Gates.
Never met the man in person, but we had some laughs together... again, not in person.
Four months ago, if you'd asked me what to expect from the next iPhone (and quite a few people did), I would have described pretty much what we saw yesterday with the iPhone 4S. Of course four months can be such a long time in the Apple world.
With the reports that Sprint will carry the iPhone 5, it's almost certain that this coming new iPhone launch will destroy every iPhone launch before it. One has to wonder if their competition is ready to face an Apple that isn't holding back.
Wacom's line of Bamboo pen + touch input tablets has new names, new color schemes, and a new wireless connectivity option to cut the tether between tablet to PC.
Skype pushed out an update to their apps for iPhone and iPad adding highly desired support for Bluetooth headsets, somewhat desired camera stabilization for the iPhone, and not quite as desired advertising.
Social media listening service Mashwork has been listening to the buzz around Windows 8 and has turned that noise into a new infographic showing us what people are saying about Windows 8, particularly on tablets and how it compares to the competition.
DRS Technologies has announced two new partners for its line of ARMOR Windows-based rugged tablets: Rugged Notebooks, Inc. and Solzon Corporation.
Unwired View has uncovered a patent from Microsoft describing a modular phone design where a keyboard, gamepad, extended battery or other accessory could be swapped in to alter a phone's capabilities.
A public library in Wisconsin is embracing the tablet age (or at least trying to not get run over by it) by launching a program that makes iPads pre-loaded with eBooks available to borrow.
Several sites are reporting that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, in a Q&A at this year's Financial Analyst Meeting, has hinted positively at Microsoft Office in the Windows 8 Metro interface. Only one problem: he didn't.
Of all the touch features in Windows 8, the one I feel is most valuable is also the least dazzling. "Fuzzy hit targeting" as it was called earlier this year enables wide fingers to more accurately work with an interface designed for pinpoint cursors. But how does it wor...
Not that we don't already know Windows can run on AMD processors, but in the interest of fairness, here's a video from Engadget featuring an Acer Iconia Tab W500 and MSI WindPad 110W running Windows 8 on AMD processors.
It seems screen orientation on Windows 8 tablets will not be as rigidly landscape as I'd expected. Tom Warren at WinRumors has a one minute video with his Windows 8 slate showing screen rotation.
Joanna Stern at This is My Next... managed to grab a couple minutes with a prototype tablet running Windows 8 on a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 Kal-El ARM processor.
As people digest what we saw of Windows 8 at BUILD yesterday, folks are questioning whether Windows on tablets is the wrong approach to take on the iPad. I think they have a shot, but only if the shift in tactics goes all the way because their strategy, the one in place...
Well, the rumored Samsung tablet to be handed out at Microsoft's BUILD has been spotted, confirming both manufacturer and venue, as well as confirming that there is Intel inside.
Microsoft is set to launch BUILD in just a few hours. At the center of the show is the upcoming Windows 8 and its new touch-centric interface. Will Microsoft astound us or leave us unimpressed?
Word out of HTC is that they're considering the possibility of owning their own operating system. No names named, but webOS is on the minds of industry watchers. Regardless, the big question is: should HTC bother owning an OS?
Been fielding a good number of private questions as of late regarding tablet options and alternatives to OneNote, specifically Android- and iPad-based ones. Trend seems to be growing, so I thought I should address it publicly. Beats turning it into my email signature.