Nexus Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date: What Not to Expect

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With a Nexus Android 5.0 Lollipop release date all but confirmed for early November, we want to take a look at what we do not expect from the Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 Android 5.0 Lollipop release date from Google. Google’s Android L update was first announced as Android 4.4 KitKat’s […]

GBM InkShow: Facial Recognition on the HP Elitebook 2760p


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.

GBM InkShow: HP QuickWeb on the HP Elitebook 2760p


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.

GBM InkShow: ARMOR X7 Rugged Tablet PC – “Tough Enough”

The ARMOR X7 with a squirrel

Got my hands on another rugged Tablet PC recently: the ARMOR X7 from DRS Technologies, the smaller brother to the X10gx I reviewed earlier. But don’t let the size fool you. It may be petite by comparison, but it’s just as rugged. Definitely tough enough.

GBM InkShow: New iPad Apps Beg for an Inking Comparison


With the release of the Tega v2 and the HP Slate 500 many a Tableteer has been hoping, and some have been praying that the slate form factors will handle Digital Inking well on capacitive screens. Thanks to Windows 7, (yes Windows 7) the experience on the Tega v2 isn’t as bad as I thought […]

GBM InkShow: A Detailed Look at the HP Slate 500


Here it is, the main event: Xavier spends nearly fifteen minutes with the HP Slate 500 Tablet PC in this first-look at the Windows 7 slate. It’s got pen input. It’s got a multi-touch screen. Any question you have is answered in this video. Well, no, not really, but seriously, he covers a lot in […]

SCOTTEVEST Outback: A Killer Gadget Jacket (video)

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Scott from SCOTTEVEST (SeV) sent over an Outback jacket for me to check out. This jacket’s a little different than all the other SeV gear I use, which is primarily designed for travel. The Outback jacket is designed for those who want to conceal more than just gadgets. Check out the below video to see […]

GBM InkShow: Thomasin Takes on the Tega v2 Slate

GBM InkShow Thomasin Checks out the Tega v2 Slate

Well, you asked for it. Now you’ve got it. I know why they call Thomasin my better half. A number of GBM Readers asked to see and hear my wife’s take on the Tega v2 Slate and here it is in all its unvarnished glory. For those who don’t known, when we do one of […]

Dragon E-Mail for BlackBerry is a Must Have App

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While BlackBerry devices may arguably have the best mobile keyboard experience, there are few people that can type faster on any mobile device than they can speak. Unfortunately, barely anyone I know seems to have heard of Dragon E-Mail for BlackBerry. Installing Dragon for E-Mail on your BlackBerry can drastically improve how you use your […]

GBM InkShow: Inking on the iPad

GBMInkShow Inking on the iPad

First up, before I get to the subject of this InkShow, thank you from the bottom of my heart and from my family for all the kind wishes, prayers, and support the GBM community has offered on the occasion of the passing of my Mother. She’s at peace now and our family is slowly starting […]

GBM InkShow: Gear I’m Carrying at IDF 2010

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At tech conferences the talk in the press room at some point turns away from the gadgets being presented and to what we’re actually using.Here’s a video of the gear I’m carrying this week at IDF 2010. I always find it interesting to peer inside of others’ gadget bags, especially those that belong to people […]

WeTab Looks Like a Winner (video demos)


Earlier today I mentioned that the WeTab (formerly known as the WePad) is getting a lot of attention here at IDF 2010. I got a chance to catch up with 4tiitoo CTO Stephan Odoerfer, who gave me a full walkthrough of the device. To put it simply: I want one. At first glance the WePad looks […]

MobileNoter: I Want to Love This iPad App But I Can’t Yet

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Arrrrgh! So close but yet still not quite there yet. I really want to like MobileNoter. It’s an iOS App (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) that lets you sync files with OneNote. Yep, that’s right, it lets you sync up files with OneNote. OneNote is a great app on the Windows platform for note taking […]

LG Says Its Tablet Will Be “Surprisingly Productive”


LG’s vice president of marketing Chang Ma, in an interview with the Wall St. Journal says that LG’s tablet, scheduled to debut later this year, is going to focus on the ability to create content and not just consume it. According to Ma, “It’s going to be surprisingly productive.” That’s obviously a nod to and […]

Dell Streak Hands On (video)

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I met up with some folks from Dell to check out the Dell Streak, an Android device that’s created quite a bit of buzz since we first got a peek at it back at CES 2010.I shot a quick video walkthrough and snapped some pics after playing with the device for a few minutes. The […]

Evernote Trunk Presentation (full video)


I really enjoyed last week’s Evernote Trunk press conference. The company demonstrated how it and its partners would make the service even more useful and gave us a glimpse of the future of the note service. Here’s a video of the the one-hour Evernote presentation that I shot. GBM InkShows are sponsored by MobileDemand, makers […]

GBM InkShow: Fujitsu Lifebook T900 review


No demos here: just a brief overview and my honest opinion of the Fujitsu Lifebook T900 Tablet PC, perhaps the most delightful Tablet PC I’ve ever used. (Oops, probably should have put a spoiler alert there.)

GBM InkShow: Pen + Touch on the Fujitsu Lifebook T900


During my recent evaluation of the Fujitsu Lifebook T900 Tablet PC, I decided to record a little demonstration of the complementary pen and multi-touch input on its dual digitizer screen. Pretty basic stuff, but while we’ve seen plenty of pen or touch demos, I don’t think enough attention has been paid to using them together. […]