BlackBerry PlayBook software update (sort of) addresses the awkward power button

When the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet reviews started making the rounds earlier this week, there were two common refrains. First, the hardware is pretty good, but there’s not much good third party software. Second, the most annoying problem with the hardware is a small power button that’s awkwardly placed and hard to press to turn the […]

Fujitsu goes wild: adds palm vein sensor, pico projectors to notebooks

It’s hard to make a notebook stand out these days. The basic formula of a display, keyboard, touchpad, a few ports, and guts that make the thing go has gotten pretty standard. But every now and again someone comes along and shakes things up with an awesome new built-in accessory that you probably don’t need. […]

Why everyone is trying to be Apple… and why it probably won’t work

You’ve probably noticed that virtually every PC and phone maker is rushing to put out a tablet this year. The iPad has been a huge hit for Apple, and nobody wants to miss the boat if it’s not just Apple’s individual product but the entire category of slate-style devices really starts to take off. That […]

Get it while it lasts: T-Mobile G-Slate for $430 with contract

T-Mobile may be charging $529.99 for the G-Slate when you sign up for a 2-year service plan, but apparently you can get the tablet for $100 less if you meet the requirements. The company sent out a promo code to customers who signed up recently, but it’s leaked into the wilds of the internet. Here’s […]

Fujitsu pushes Stylistic Q550 tablet for professionals… with tongue

Well here’s something you don’t see every day. Fujitsu has put together a series of videos to promote the company’s new Stylistic Q550 Windows tablet. The overall theme? It’s designed for professionals. But I’m not entirely convinced that’s the message these videos send. In at least two we see office pranks but no sign of […]

Deals of the day: Eee PC 1015PN for $300, iPod touch for $170

Woot is running a special on the refurbished 8GB iPod touch. You can pick one up today only for $169.99 plus $5 shipping. The deal is for the latest generation iPod touch, with a 960 x 640 pixel Retina display and front and rear cameras. Here are a few other deals we dug up today: […]