ThinkPad Edge 14 Video Review

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge is a good compromise between the enterprise focused ThinkPad line and the consumer market. In the video I give a tour around the notebook and show how solid a performer it is at normal tasks such as web browsing and video playing.…

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Acer Ferrari One Video Review

It's not often you get to say Ferrari in a notebook video review but that branding is what makes the Acer Ferrari One special. The sexy design coupled with decent performance for an ultra-portable sets the Ferrari One apart from the crowd.…

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Slow and Steady, Netflix Pulls Ahead in Streaming Video

Soon, it will be nearly impossible to buy any device, whether TV, set-top or mobile, that does not come bundled with Netflix service. Not all of those embedded apps will be activated, of course. But their presence will help create something no Netflix competitor will be able to touch: a de facto interoperability standard across multiple devices and platforms.…

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Apps on the iPad — a Video

There are already thousands of apps available in the App Store and I have been testing quite a few of them. There are a few apps I am using the most on the iPad and in the video I show briefly how each one looks running.…

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iPad — the Agony of the Wait Video

Like thousands of you, this week of waiting for the magic of the iPad is a horribly slow time. Buck up, it won't be long now. This video commiserates with those dealing with this almost unbearable waiting for the iPad to appear. Enjoy this tongue-in-cheek video.…

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Apple Posts iPad Guided Tours

Apple's marketing push for the iPad is going into full swing now that the launch date of the device is only days away. There's the TV ad, for instance, but what caught my attention today was the series of "Guided Tour" videos Apple posted on its website yesterday.…

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Viliv S10 Blade on Video

The Viliv S10 Blade is a thin convertible netbook that redefines the term "sleek." You'll know what I mean once you view the video. Combining a multitouch swivel screen with augmented netbook components, Viliv has produced the smallest 10-inch netbook with a full keyboard.…

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ThinkPad X100e Video Overview

The 11.6-inch high-res screen on the ThinkPad X100e is a nice touch for an ultra-portable, and the attention to detail is present throughout the design. The inclusion of an AMD processor is a concession to pricing, and I discuss my findings due to that design choice.…

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HP Mini 5102 Netbook Video Review

The HP Mini 5102 netbook is as good as any netbook available. The metal casing and long battery life make the 5102 a great traveling companion. If you've been waiting for a good look around the 5102, your wait is over. It was worth it.…

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Toshiba Satellite U505 Video Overview

Toshiba's Satellite U505 notebook runs on the new Intel Core i3 processor. I'll see how this $799 configuration performs, but for now, here's a short video overview of the device. The range of ports is impressive, but the multitouch trackpad leaves me wanting more.…

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Benchmarking Digital Delivery

Digital technology has now made it possible to deliver movies electronically, without the need of physical media. But so far, none of those platforms have managed to offer consumers the same level of functionality they enjoy with DVDs. The results have been telling.…

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For Wal-mart, There’s More to Vudu Than VOD

The initial reaction to Wal-mart's acquisition of digital movie service Vudu last week, reportedly for $100 million, included a sizable helping of skepticism. And, if video-on-demand movies were all there were to the deal, those criticisms might be warranted. But the acquisition of Vudu has more to do with technology than movies on demand, and it's both audacious in its ambition and potentially far-reaching in its implications.…

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With TV Apps, Over-the-Top Video Gets New Backers

TV sets, if not becoming genuine multipurpose devices, are rapidly evolving into multi-platform devices, capable of accessing video content from the web as easily as they can from a cable or satellite service. Over time, that could work profound changes in how consumers access TV content and shift the balance of power in unpredictable ways among set-makers, service providers and programmers.…

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How Search Is Evolving Beyond Text

Though there‚Äôs a lot of activity around real-time search, structured search, and social search, nearly all the searching we do today is for text, with text. But there are some really interesting things happening in non-text search, as well, and their potential is just beginning to show. This week, I take a look at some of the latest in image, audio and video search.…

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Cisco’s Big Bet on Consumer Telepresence

The video phone holds an iconic place in the American technology lore. From black-and-white science fiction movies to Jetsons' cartoons, many of us were exposed to a futuristic vision of talking to far-flung friends and family through a video display. While consumers have embraced visual communication in the last few years, it hasn't been with video phones. Instead, most consumers video chatting today do it on a computer using an integrated webcam and popular software like Skype. Given this reality, is it far-fetched to start thinking about visual communication on the living room TV?…

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