Tag: tablet

Why the Slingbox is still cool

By Ted Kritsonis

It’s not often that a gadget or gizmo can turn three years old and still be cool without having a single hardware upgrade. The Slingbox’s Pro-HD model first came out in 2008, and though it hasn’t changed at all since, it still proves to be a nice addition to anyone’s tech lineup.

Rogers rolls out Canada’s first LTE network

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

Ottawa is officially “Canada’s fastest city” after Rogers uncorked its high-speed Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in the nation’s capital. The new LTE network will increase download speeds by up to 12Mbps to 25Mbps, more than double what consumers are using now on 3G.

HP TouchPad and webOS perform well, but can’t beat the iPad

Featuring Ted Kritsonis

Being the latest tablet to enter the fray against the iPad, HP’s TouchPad is an intriguing player, largely because of webOS, the mobile operating system running the thing. The hardware, while unspectacular, is more than passable for a tablet that is portable and functional, but it’s webOS that is the real star here, and it shows real promise on what it can do long-term. For now though, the slick and intuitive design and interface is still not on par with where the iPad 2 sits.

Review: Acer’s Iconia Tab A500 plays nice, but not quite iconic

Video featuring Ted Kritsonis

Acer’s Iconia Tab A500 is the company’s opening salvo in the tablet race, and is among the first to be running on Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb mobile operating system. To set it apart from others, Acer has tried to design the A500 as a media-friendly tablet that anyone can use.

Father’s Day – a Dad reflects on his favorite gadgets

By Mark Orton

Father’s Day is approaching and at my house there are whispers on the phone and texting between my wife and my daughters. Ah yes. What to get Dad? I don’t think it should be hard to figure out – anything technology.

Google Reader tablet apps aggregate news on the fly

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

One of Google’s most underrated services is their free RSS news feed aggregator Google Reader. We look at the most impressive tablet apps that interface with Google Reader.

RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook – First Impressions

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

We’ve only had RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook for less than 24 hours, we cover some of the features and capabilities of this impressive and powerful niche tablet.