The Microsoft Kin: The Blue Collar Phone


Often those of us who live with technology get excited about how much a new product can do and forget that most folks don’t want a Swiss Army Knife product nor do they want a Porsche, they want something simple and affordable that does the few things they want to do well.

Apple tells overseas iPad customers to wait a bit longer

Apple is to delay the international release of the iPad by a month, citing high demand.

Best Buy to sell Barnes & Noble Nook

Barnes & Noble has decided to reach beyond of its own retail empire to sell the Nook, its branded e-book reader, and will begin making the device available to Best Buy.

Desperate Apple junkies pay $2,260 for iPad

A number of desperate Apple junkies in India have apparently managed to stave off painful withdrawal symptoms by shelling out over $2,000 for a single iPad.

Report: Google prepping Android tablet for imminent launch

Google is reportedly poised to enter the crowded tablet marketplace with an Android-based e-reader that will "function like a computer."

Claim: iPad poised to "revolutionize" gaming

Move over Che Guevara, because there is a new badass revolutionary in town! Yes, it is the so-called "magical" iPad, which some studios believe is poised to forever alter the lucrative world of gaming.

Report: iPad cost Apple $260 to build

An analysis conducted by ISuppli Corp has found that Apple's iPad tablet cost the Cupertino-based company approximately $259.60 to manufacture.

Making stuff going out of fashion

Why is there so much coverage devoted to Apple and its products? Because, everyone else has stopped making stuff.

Report: iPad's A4 processor features three-layer design

A thorough teardown of Apple's iPad has revealed that the once-enigmatic tablet is powered by an ARM A4 processor with a unique, three-layer design.

What the Generation 2 iPad should look like


I’ve been watching the feeds from folks who bought the initial wave of non-3G iPads (why you would get one of these without 3G is beyond me) and think we can come up with an initial list of things that folks will want in generation 2.

The iPad undergoes "Will It Blend?" treatment

It wouldn't be a new Apple product launch without the most rigorous stress test known to man: "Will It Blend?" Blendtec's Tom Dickson sees what happens when an iPad is ground to a bunch of dust.

Citrix's Virtual office for the iPad out now

Oh, guess what, another iPad story. Score Apple! Everyone else sucks. World domination just as boring as teleconferencing on a hand mirror.

Report: Wi-Fi issues plague iPad owners

A number of iPad owners have reported wireless connectivity issues with their hallowed and "magical" tablet devices, including weak Wi-Fi reception, dropped signals and difficulty connecting to various routers.


iPad jailbreak spotted in the wild

An iPhone Dev Team member known as "Musclenerd" has managed to port the popular "Spirit" jailbreak to Apple’s newly launched iPad.  

White House optimizes Web site for iPad

In the week leading up to today's iPad launch, there was no shortage of announcements from companies, TV networks, and software publishers...but the most unexpected iPad announcement came from the White House.

Marvel brings comics to the iPad

Marvel Entertainment has launched an app for the iPad that offers easy access to over 500 comic books, including Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Hulk and Thor.

School dishes out iPads to all its freshmen

Kids just don't know they're born these days. Whilst our generation thought ourselves lucky to get paper and a stub of pencil - no more scratchy slates, hurrah! - a bunch of spoilt brats over at Seton Hill University are being kitted out with iPads.

Why the iPad is Far From Perfect

I was going through the coverage of the iPad and searching on terms like JesusPad and GodPad expecting to find at least some folks raving about the device only to find that most are rants.

BrightCove offers Flash alternative for Apple fanbois

BrightCove has announced a new HTML5 framework designed to deliver high-quality video on the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch without the use of Flash.

Can the iPad succeed as a gaming platform?

Although hard-core players are expected to shun the iPad as a viable gaming platform, a number of studios are pushing ahead to develop casual titles for the tablet device.