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Microsoft’s WindowsRT Tablet Pricing

Microsoft’s WindowsRT Tablet Pricing

I was pretty excited when Microsoft’s Windows Surface tablet product line was announced. The features sounded like what I’ve been looking for since I owned a slate Windows XP tablet made by Motion Computing in 2004. The ports and capabilities seemed halfway between a power user’s laptop and an Android tablet. External storage, media connection, […]

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Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard for Android Devices Review
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Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard for Android Devices Review

I am a huge fan of the 7″ tablet form factor. Small enough to fit in a back pants pocket, thigh cargo pocket, or a coat hand pocket, smaller tablets like the Nook, Fire, Nexus 7, or Tab are accessible in just about any situation. If you carry a bag or a purse you can […]

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Nexus 7: Third Time’s a Charm?

Nexus 7: Third Time’s a Charm?

I pre-ordered Google’s Nexus 7 tablet the day it was announced. My 7″ tablet arrived and I noticed that the left side of the screen was not assembled properly. I had concerns about the long-term durability of the tablet, and was put off by the creaking sound the Nexus 7 made every time I pressed […]

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Micro-Tech Tablet Stylus Review

Micro-Tech Tablet Stylus Review

I’m a big believer in the tablet form factor for personal computing. I have a Barnes and Noble Nook Color, two Amazon Kindle Fires, two iPads, and a Google Nexus 7 on the way. That’s a lot of smudgy fingerprints. I use screen cleaning cloths made by 3M Scotchbrite, but sometimes it’s best to avoid […]

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What Will It Take to Get Draw Something Back On Track?

What Will It Take to Get Draw Something Back On Track?

About six weeks ago, I wrote about Draw Something, a collaborative drawing game for the Android and iOS operating systems. At that point, Draw Something had just exploded in popularity. Users were creating 3000 drawings per second, there were over 36 million players, and the makers of the game, OMGPOP, was just purchased by online […]

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Draw Something: A Sketch Game for Android and iOS

Draw Something: A Sketch Game for Android and iOS

Draw Something is an iOS and Android app that allows two players to play online to guess words and phrases. It’s an absolute blast, despite a few missing features and some glitches.

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Gravity Burst – an Ascending Empires Clone for Android OS First Impressions

Gravity Burst – an Ascending Empires Clone for Android OS First Impressions

I own Ascending Empires, a board game that pits up to four players against each other in a race to dominate the galaxy. The game requires a mix of tactical thinking and dexterity, as players move their spaceships around by flicking them with their fingers. I am in the process of writing up my feelings […]

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Case Star Silicone Skin for Kindle Fire Review

Case Star Silicone Skin for Kindle Fire Review

The price is right, but the color and fit of the Case Star silicone skin for the Kindle Fire are twin disasters I couldn’t ignore. Pass.

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How I Rooted My Amazon Kindle Fire and Installed Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

How I Rooted My Amazon Kindle Fire and Installed Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

My process for rooting an Amazon Kindle Fire and installing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Burn-O-Ball Update

Burn-O-Ball Update

Almost four years ago I wrote about how to make “Burn-O-Balls,” simple firestarters constructed of a cotton ball and petroleum jelly. They seemed like a cost effective alternative to the similar objects that were packed in with my Spark-Lite lighter. I made a bunch, and put them in my home emergency kit, my car kit, […]

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