Mobile computing has been on the rise, especially in the past few years with the introduction of tablets. It seems devices are getting smaller and smaller, but can you really be productive on a tablet or a smartphone? Intel has been at the forefront making technologies for mobile devices that not only make them powerful, but also make them last a long time. Last week we had the chance to sit down with Intel and see what all they have in store for the mobile space. Read on to learn about their new technologies and check out some of the products they brought with them to demo.
Ever since Apple introduced the first iPad the tablet market has been going crazy. Pretty much every manufacturer of technology has a tablet in their lineup now. Also with the popularity of tablets we have seen many new companies spring up. Le Pan is one such company, and today we will be looking at their flagship product the TC970 9.7-inch Android Tablet. This tablet features a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, 512MB DDR2 memory, 2GB of internal NAND storage, microSD slot for up to 32GB of extra storage and a 9.7-inch (4:3) capacitive multi-touch LCD screen. Let’s take a look and see if this is the perfect tablet for you.
The ASUS WL-330N3G is a wireless router, access point, network adapter, repeater, and a Wi-Fi and 3G sharing device. For a moment, you may stop and think that the folks at ASUS must be magicians. Since only magicians could pack so many features into such a small device. Magicians or not, ASUS has created the WL-330N3G to be the Swiss Army Knife of routers. What’s better is that this Swiss Army Knife of routers is easily portable, and designed to adapt to 6 different networking situations with a few simple clicks. Hop past the jump to see why the ASUS WL-330N3G should be your travel router of choice.
Griffin always makes solid iPhone cases, this is what sets them apart from the kiosk’s selling cheap iPhone cases in your local mall. Today we will be looking at one of their new cases that might look like just a plain case, but upon further investigation is not just a plain case that you would find anywhere. This new case is the Outfit Ice, let’s take a look a see if it is the perfect case for your iPhone 4.
Regular readers may notice that this is my first article in a while. Why, you may ask? I’ve been traveling throughout the eastern United States on business. Since June, I’ve spent more than 18 of 30 weeks on the road, in the air, or on a train. In that time, I honed my travel skills and, most importantly to we geeks, my travel kit.
This article aims to describe some of the necessities and nice-to-haves when traveling by car, train, or plane. I’ve got things from headsets to personal battery packs, so hopefully you’ll learn and thing or two and be even more prepared for your next trip.
Enter the Droid Pro; Reminiscent of the Motorola Q it has RIM users double taking. This baby is Android 2.2 powerhouse featuring a 1GHz processor, 5MP Camera, Capacitive Touchscreen, and a super sexy full QWERTY keyboard. Unless the screen is illuminated you’d never be able to tell this wasn’t a Blackberry. The screen is a bit larger than your standard RIM device but that’s so is the Torch’s screen. Potentially this will be the standard size screen on devices of this type.
Name one person you know who has a smart phone and has never used Google Maps? Nearly impossible, huh? That probably has something to do with it being one of the best apps you can install on a smart phone. Well, leave it to Microsoft to take something awesome and attempt to make it better. On July 23rd 2010 a video appeared debuting Microsoft’s new maps program code named “Street Slide”. Systems such as Google Street View and Bing Maps Streetside enable users to virtually visit cities by navigating between immersive 360panoramas, or bubbles. The discrete moves from bubble to bubble enabled in these systems do not provide a good visual sense of a larger aggregate such as a whole city block. Multi-perspective “strip” panoramas can provide a visual summary of a city street but lack the full realism of immersive panoramas.
Sometimes the Mobile division of ThinkComputers likes to look back at where things all started. At one point in time, through everyone’s cell phone journey, we’ve all experienced a “slide” phone. So of us fell in love, and some of us never looked back once we moved on. But sometimes you have to ponder… what phone was the phone to start the slide craze that seems to still be prominent today?
The big 4. In the US these companies represent the cellular provider nearly for 300 million people, at least the ones who have cell phones worth talking about. Each company has boat loads of phones to choose from but with each provider one phone sits alone at the top. Today, we are going to go over the Big 4’s big 4. Some of these phones have been around for awhile but still reign supreme with their respective companies. We’ll give you a brief overview of the phones; the good, the bad, and certainly the ugly but ultimately it’s your call.
Sometimes when you’re on the go, electric outlets are either impossible to find or rarely available. Moreover, it’s dreadfully inconvenient to have to plug in when you could be moving, all because your power-hungry smartphone has a battery that lasts what seems like minutes. Enter mobile power packs, such as the Choiix Power Fort battery pack. It’s a small black box which has two purposes: charge your small electronics and double as a flashlight. ThinkComputers has the review.
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