I got the opportunity to play with the new HP Touchsmart IQ504 when I was in Berlin and took some videos of people interacting with the system. It was definitely the hit of the show. Everyone wanted to touch it, and once they touched, they stayed and played. With the Touchsmart, HP has taken simplicity […]
Go back in time and look at the early versions of the Surface computer, including the very first prototype built using a table from Ikea. Nigel Keam, one of the original Surface team members from five years ago, takes us on the history tour.
Part of Steve Seow’s job on the Surface team is understanding how people use and interact with the Surface computer – from dragging things around to pressing buttons and more. They gather a tremendous amount of data that helps them improve the overall experience and in the end impacts what we all see, touch, and […]
This is a quick video I shot with the HTC Shift I have had for a couple of weeks. I am looking for a device to complement a regular work issued laptop. I need something more powerful for daily work, but I don’t want to give up the Tablet PC functionality. This video takes a […]
One of my "ah-ha" moments came during this presentation of an app written by Bogdan Popp, a Test Lead on the Surface team, during his "free time". This app spreads all of your photos over a geographical map according to their gps positioning that was stored when the picture was taken, and also allows you […]
Pete Thompson, Microsoft Surface Computing’s General Manager, talks about form factors for Surface, touch wall, and about why this new surface space is a whole different paradigm in computing.
Rob and I had fun on GBM Podcast #51 testing out the Blue Snowflake portable microphone for our recording. We think the sound quality came out pretty good. The Blue Snowflake is made by Blue Microphones and is one of many microphones and audio accessories they offer. In addition to good audio quality I love […]
3K Computers sent me their RazorBook 400 Ultra-Portable PC to review. In this video, I give a quick hands-on look at the RazorBook, with a full InkShow coming in the next couple of weeks. The RazorBook 400 is available for $299.
Tom Bihn sent me their Brain Bag to review, just in time for a quick trip to Redmond for some meetings with Microsoft’s Surface team. Checkout this quick look at the Brain Bag – a full InkShow will be coming in the next few weeks. In addition, we’ll be running a special contest so you […]
We’ve passed through spring and now it looks like we’re into a quite a summer on many fronts including some severe weather. By the way, before we move forward here, all of us at GBM send out our thoughts and prayers to those affected by the flooding in the Midwest and rough weather everywhere. As […]
I mentioned last week that Dell was sending me a replacement Latitude XT Tablet PC due to some intermittent problems I was experiencing with the digitizer. I asked them to send me the LED version instead of the DLV that I originally ordered. I’m glad I did. It is remarkable how much lighter and thinner […]
The Axiotron ModBook arrived today. Here is quick first look at the ModBook. This is NOT a review – it is just a quick look. By the way, I mentioned how heavy the ModBook was. To compare, the MacBook is 4 lbs 14.5 oz. The ModBook is 5 lbs 8 oz. I’ll be covering the […]
The good folks at Waterfield Designs, who make some of the most awesome sleeves on the market, sent me one of their new sleeves – especially built for the HP HDX Dragon we are giving away. Give it a look – the thing is amazing! Look for a review on this sleeve in the coming […]
In this GBM Shortcut, I test out the web cam on the Lenovo IdeaPad U110. You’ll immediately notice that the voice and video are initially out of sync, then get better as the recording goes on, and then get out of sync again. The recording was done using Lenovo’s Easy Capture application. I tried to […]
In this GBM Shortcut, I take a look at Lenovo’s Slim AC/DC Combo Adapter, a great solution for those Lenovo Thinkpad / IdeaPad / Notebook users out there. The Slim AC/DC Combo adapter is regularly priced at $120, but is currently on sale for $96. Here is the information for all the peripheral tips available […]
This shortcut I am taking a quick overview of the TabletKiosk GETAC G840XT Rugged unit. In the video, I go over the specs of the unit that was sent to me to review. After the specs, we take a look at the outside of the unit – ports, pen, buttons and feel. I am currently […]
(Hint: Mother’s Day is coming…) I love bags. All shapes, all sizes, but especially the funky bags and especially anything retro and girly. When I was at CES, I came across the new line of women’s bags from Mobile Edge designed by Maddie Powers. These bags are definitely not your average black computer bags! Mobile […]
April is now behind us, but at least where I live we still seem to be getting quite a few April showers still. No matter, April whether wet or dry was a high water mark for GBM InkShow and Shortcut action. April was also the month in which we welcomed the continued sponsorhsip of our […]
When I did the InkShow on EverNote’s new beta program that allows you to sync your notes among multiple devices for some reason it wasn’t working on my iPod Touch. Others reported that it was working on their devices and also their iPhones. A day after posting that EverNote pushed out an update and whether […]
I’m pleasantly surprised I have to say. When I checked out the HP tx2000 at CES back in January I wasn’t turned off by the Inking at all, but now that I have my hands on a review unit HP tx2051, I’m more than pleased with the Inking on this Tablet PC. And yes, it […]