Windows 8 “Fuzzy Hit Targeting” for Touch Explained

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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 work? Long Zheng at istartedsomething explains. The […]

Windows 8 Tablets Run on AMD Processors Too (Video)

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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.   

Screen Rotation on Windows 8 (Video)

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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.   

Windows 8 on a NVIDIA Kal-El ARM Tablet (Video)

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Joanna Stern at This is My Next… managed to grab a couple minutes with Michael Angiulo, VP of Windows Planning, who himself was able to grab a prototype tablet running Windows 8 on a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 Kal-El ARM processor. The brief bit of demo is impressive in that you’d never know it wasn’t […]

Can New Tactics Save Microsoft’s Old Tablet Strategy?

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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 since before the […]

Leaked Photo of Samsung Tablet Being Released at BUILD

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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. The leak sprang from weibo.com (translated) (before reaching MobileTechWorld and ThisIsMyNext). In addition to the photo, there are YouTube videos, but these have now been marked […]

Can We Expect a Miracle at BUILD?

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Microsoft is set to launch a new software development event called BUILD in just a few hours. At the center of the show is the upcoming Windows 8 and its new touch-centric interface. We’ve already had a small taste of what to expect, but the big reveal will be the unexpected. Will Microsoft astound us […]

Should HTC Own Their Own OS?

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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?   

Are There Any Alternatives to OneNote?

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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.   

How Steve Jobs Should Spend Semi-Retirement

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While others treat Steve Jobs’ retirement as CEO of Apple as a sign his end is near, our outlook is more optimistic. Here are some ideas for how Steve could spend his extra free time.   

Don’t Cry for Steve Jobs – He’s Relaxing, Not Leaving

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As people digest the news that Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO of Apple, the widespread emotion is one of regret and sadness at the loss of this icon. I don’t see it that way. Yes, Jobs is leaving as CEO, but he’s not leaving the company and he’s not entirely leaving his job. […]

GBM Shortcut: HP Elitebook 2760p Bluetooth Audio Streaming from iPhone

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Every time I think I’m done with the HP Elitebook 2760p, something new pops up. It’s like a Swiss Army knife or the Martian Manhunter packed with abilities. This time, it’s Bluetooth pairing with an iPhone or iPad for audio streaming and control. This post is one in a multi-post review of the HP Elitebook […]

HP Elitebook 2760p Review: As a Tablet

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As a convertible notebook, the HP Elitebook 2760p faces the challenge of balancing its laptop and tablet functionality. At first glance, it appears to be a notebook first, tablet second. But upon closer inspection, I’ve found much attention was paid to the tablet experience. This post is one in a multi-post review of the HP […]

GBM InkShow: Facial Recognition on the HP Elitebook 2760p

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I’m no proponent of biometric security. I’ve long argued that it’s a convenience, not a true security measure. Of course, convenience is a nice feature to have, and the facial recognition login on the HP Elitebook 2760p Tablet PC is amazingly effective. Paired with Bluetooth authentication, it’s turning me into a biometric believer.   

HP Elitebook 2760p Review: As a Notebook

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Offering both tablet and notebook functionality, the convertible HP Elitebook 2760p, in my evaluation, delivers impressively on both fronts. For the laptop-using masses, the 2760p should feel comfortable and familiar, making for a pleasant introduction to the benefits of pen and touch screen input. This post is one in a multi-post review of the HP […]

GBM InkShow: HP QuickWeb on the HP Elitebook 2760p

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The HP Elitebook 2760p convertible notebook features a quick-start option called HP QuickWeb. It’s a rebrand of the Splashtop “instant-on” OS, which is itself based on Chromium OS. It’s a nice option, but I’m not sure it delivers on all its supposed benefits.   

HP Elitebook 2760p Review: Weight, Stamina, & Toughness

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Like Wolverine from the comic books, the HP Elitebook 2760p convertible tablet packs a lot of power and weight in a relatively small package. Its weight, toughness, and stamina form a triangle of intertwined traits that work with and against each other.   

GBM Shortcut: HP Elitebook 2760p Webcam Challenge

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Camera specs like resolution and fps are good to know but don’t necessarily tell you how good the video and photo quality is. Thus, I thought it would be helpful to share some actual photo and video recorded from the HD webcam of the HP Elitebook 2760p. And I spiced it up a notch by […]