Sometimes a deal with the Devil is a prerequisite to reaching Heaven

After a LOT of consideration, I’ve come to realize that if I want to play with the latest and greatest tech, get my hands dirty with cool new software, and really geek out with my cell phone or tablet, I have to switch to Android. Chrome easily the best default mobile browser. Android offers, hands… Read more Sometimes a deal with the Devil is a prerequisite to reaching Heaven

Barnes and Noble Feels the Pressure, Drops Nook Tablet Prices

Barnes and Noble recently sent out an email announcing that they’ve lowered the prices on all the Nook Tablets (including the Nook Color): The 16GB Nook Tablet is now $199, the 8GB Nook Tablet is $179, and the 8GB Nook Color is $149.  This is good news for anyone considering a Nook Tablet, but is the price drop… Read more Barnes and Noble Feels the Pressure, Drops Nook Tablet Prices

The Nook Tablet: A Reader’s Tablet? A Techie Reader’s Review

I spent too much recenlty playing with Barnes and Noble’s latest Nook Tablet. Yeah, I know, I’m late to the party. Before you start reading, let me make something clear: I reviewed the Nook Tablet, not the Nook Color. The Nook Tablet was released in November 2011, and currently retails for $199 $179 for the 8GB… Read more The Nook Tablet: A Reader’s Tablet? A Techie Reader’s Review

XBox 360 or PS3?

Dear Internet, I’m planning on finally joining the 21st century and buying a new gaming console. Let me rephrase that: I want to buy a new not-almost-strictly-for-kids gaming console. (I have a Wii and, frankly, I’m not all that crazy about it.) I still have a PlayStation 2 which I absolutely adore, and for which… Read more XBox 360 or PS3?

Smartphone Thoughts: HTC Hero, Palm Pre, Blackberry Tour, Samsung Moment

(Updated on Oct 17th, 2009) The last personal cell phone story on this blog was written over three years ago. We (the wife and I) still have those cell phones, believe it or not, something which is about to change. For the past few months–ever since we moved to Land O’Butter, Florida, really–I’ve been wanting… Read more Smartphone Thoughts: HTC Hero, Palm Pre, Blackberry Tour, Samsung Moment