November 28, 2012

The Birth of Odd Mobile Hardware

James Kendrick, ZDNet


Not that long ago mobile hardware makers were locked in a battle to produce hardware that jumped over the competition. Mobile processors led the charge in this battle with OEMs racing to be the first to market with products sporting the latest and fastest hardware. The processor race ran hand-in-hand with graphic hardware innovation as companies sprinted to bring good video capability, namely HD features, to mobile products. Laptops, tablets, and smartphones were rushed to market with varying HD video capability in an attempt to release devices better than the rest.

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Will Facebook Be the Center of New, Mobile Internet?
Dieter Bohn, Verge
Earlier this week, Facebook held an invite-only event dubbed "Mobile Developer Day." The purpose of the gathering was the standard evangelism for the company's platform that I've seen many times before. Yet as I watched as... more ››
November 27, 2012
Acer C7 Chromebook: Too Cheap?
Myriam Joire, Engadget
It's been just over a month since Google unveiled its gorgeous and affordable $249 Samsung Chromebook only to surprise us days later with an even cheaper system, the $199 Acer C7 Chromebook. At first glance, these two laptops are... more ››
November 21, 2012
Making Sense of the New Laptop Flavors
Walt Mossberg, All Things D
Just when you thought it was safe to shop for a new laptop, a fresh problem stands in the way of laptop buyers: confusion. The shelves are now filled with shiny new PCs and Macs running revamped operating systems, but it’s... more ››
November 19, 2012
Tablet Shopping: Suddenly Confusing
Miller & Chen, New York Times
Look at the tablets available online or at a consumer electronics store and it can be dizzying to choose from among the dozens of slim rectangles with touch screens — each with various sizes, features, prices and... more ››