In conjunction with two other sites, John Obeto is giving away an HP dx9000 TouchSmart PC over at AbsolutelyWindows. What do you have to do to get your mitts on this ~$1400 piece of kit?
Last weekend I had the opportunity to be part of a small group of tech bloggers invited to attend several Windows 7 launch events in New York and Washington DC. I wasn’t totally clear on exactly what we would be doing on this trip before going, but I figured no matter what, it would be [...]
A little bit later this morning I’ll be on a plane, headed north for a whirlwind round of Windows 7 launch activities in NYC and Washington DC as Microsoft’s and HP’s guest. Wayne and Dan will be on their way into NYC as well, to attend Engadget Live, as the show engages in a “frank [...]
It seems like only yesterday that I was New York City for the release of the first Vivienne Tam Digital Clutch, the MiniNote netbook that she had personally worked with HP to design, and now there is already an update. Last night Vivienne Tam’s new digital clutch was unveiled on the catwalk of her Spring [...]
all pictures are thumbnails; click them to enlarge Right before I finished up the HP Pavilion dv2 laptop review, I was sent a couple of boxes containing an HP Pavilion dv6z-1299lx and an HP Mini 110-1036NR. Even though I knew the purpose of the experiment which was about to happen, I couldn’t help but wonder [...]
The single biggest problem my wife and other family members have is making sure that their data is backed up. The HP Mediasmart LX195 will help you make sure that data is safe and a while lot more. This server is based on Microsoft’s Windows Home Server. It’s not my normal operating system of choice, [...]
photo credit: Nightlife1970 I bought my first modern Mac in February, 2008, a 15″ MacBook Pro. At the time I was frustrated with the laptop I owned – a 17″ Toshiba X205 – which was running Windows Vista Ultimate in what seemed like a most underpowered way. I was tired of being told that there [...]
photos by Kevin As many of you know, two different MacBook Airs in a row have performed as my main computer for over a year. I can get away with using what others have called an “oversized netbook” because I don’t do a lot of processor-intensive computing beyond basic video and photo editing, and much [...]
The tech world was buzzing (twittering???) today with the news that Google is actively working on an operating system based upon their Chrome browser. It was exciting news that help explain the sudden removal of the “beta” tag from many of Google’s offerings such as Gmail. The announcement is anything but a surprise. Not only [...]
HP and Microsoft sent me an HP Pavilion dv2-1199us Entertainment PC to try out. Once I got past the fact that the model number is a mouthful, I couldn’t help but notice how lovely this moonlight white computer is – both in appearance and specifications. The exterior is described as a “magnesium-aluminum-alloy case in a [...]
When people talk about doing things for the environment, a lot of times they mention driving a more fuel efficient vehicle or recycling, but there are other things that can be done which don’t necessarily require much effort and could actually save money. One of those things is simply shutting down the computers in your [...]
This week I started back at uni, and I was instantly feeling the two problems I have with my MacBook Pro: it’s not overly light for lugging around, and the battery is gooooone. Basically this left me with a choice of either buying a replacement battery or finally getting myself a decent “netbook”. Carrying around [...]
If you could care less about fashion or peony imprinted netbooks, then you probably missed it. But buried in my report on my trip to New York for HP and Vivienne Tam’s Fashion Week events was a video of Sarah, an HP employee, performing webcam surgery on my special edition Mini Note’s camera. Make no [...]
Guess what Kevin and I saw at Sam’s in San Angelo today? Remember that these start at $699 on the HP site?
One of the devices I have had and sold in recent years is the Fujitsu P1510. It was quite nice as a small but usable convertible tablet PC, but at over $2000 new it was PRICEY. Ultimately, I sold it while I could still recoup most of the sticker price. The other day I saw [...]