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Gigawhat Episode 13: Playbooks, Facebooks, and e-Books

Posted in podcast on October 4th, 2010 by ddawg – Be the first to comment

Iyaz returns as we talk books (everything except the traditional paper kind). RIM announces their tablet, the Playbook. Is it worth getting? Will it give the iPad a run for it’s money?  With Hulu going on Roku, we also discuss the pros and cons of ditching that cable box and going straight for a set-top box.

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RIM Playbook: http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/27/rim-introduces-playbook-the-blackberry-tablet/

Facebook Photos: http://www.insidefacebook.com/2010/09/30/improvements-photos-high-resolution/

Kindle Preview for Web: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20017835-1.html

Hulu Plus on Roku: http://www.pcworld.com/article/206060/hulu_plus_comes_to_tivo_roku_settop_boxes.html

Star Wars in 3-D: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i677c428c4dc16c2c7592835d50e86a3a

Nintendo 3DS: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20018181-17.html

RIM Announces Blackberry PlayBook

Posted in gadgets on September 28th, 2010 by ddawg – Be the first to comment

In yesterday’s developer’s conference, RIM revealed their tablet, named the “Playbook.”

Specs-wise, the Playbook has a 7 inch LCD capacitive touchscreen. With only 0.4″ in thickness, the device weighs under a pound. It uses a 1GHz dual-core chip and has 1GB of built-in RAM. The tablet features a front and back-facing camera, 1080p video playback, (micro) USB 2.0 and support for Flash 10.1. While the Playbook will support WiFi, the initial model, according to CNET, will not have a 3G nor 4G antenna. Users will need to pair the tablet to their Blackberry phones (via Bluetooth).

While’s it’s easy to quickly draw comparisons to other tablet devices, especially the iPad, RIM’s device is clearly aimed at the enterprise market. The device will work to sync with Blackberry phones while testing has already begun with developers and certain corporate “customers.” The USB port can potentially be a useful addition, allowing users to transfer files between the Playbook and other devices. RIM is looking to expand their app store as well, providing new tools (and ad-support) to developers. While there might actually be a chance of getting (a non-texted based parody of) Angry Birds for Blackberry, don’t expect anything close to the Apple App Store, at least not yet.

There’s no word on pricing or exact release date. Currently it’s slated for early 2011. For most consumers, the Blackberry PlayBook probably won’t be the ideal tablet device, but if you’re a heavy Blackberry user (or need your fix of BBM on the road), you may want to keep close watch.

Here’s the preview video from RIM:

Gigawhat: Episode 6 – RIM Lights It Up with Torch

Posted in podcast on August 9th, 2010 by ddawg – Be the first to comment

Check us out as we take a look at the newest Blackberry slated to hit the market. Does the Blackberry have what it takes to make it among the big (smartphone) players or is it “so 2008?” We also look into this whole jailbreaking hooplah. What is jailbreaking? Should I jailbreak my phone? For you Android owners, we follow up on the Froyo update to see what’s working (and what’s not). Find out too why you might have to rethink those plans for an outdoor pool and why those (secret) sites you visit may not be all that secret!

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Engadget Blackberry Torch Review: http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/04/blackberry-torch-review/

Apple Rumors for iPods and iPads: http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20012977-248.html

Jailbreak.me for the iPhone/iPod Touch: http://gizmodo.com/5601874/jailbreakme-20-jailbreaks-all-apple-ios-40-401-and-321-devices

Gizmodo’s 16 Reasons to Jailbreak: http://gizmodo.com/5605827/16-reasons-to-jailbreak-your-iphone-or-ipod-touch-now/gallery/

Froyo for Droid X: http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/05/droid-x-update-to-android-2-2-coming-by-early-september/

Riverhead Uses Google Earth to Fine Illegal Pools: http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/local_news/long_island/Google-Earth-Used-To-Find-Unlicensed-Pools-20100801-apx

Private Browsing Not So Private: http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/08/06/study-your-browsers-private-browsing-mode-may-not-always-be-so-private-after-all/

Gigawhat: Episode 5 – Leakages and Pads (and Froyo, too!)

Posted in podcast on August 2nd, 2010 by ddawg – 1 Comment

Mind out of the gutter! We’re of course speaking about the white iPhone 4 delays (due to light leakage) and the plethora of tablets and slates hitting the market. Looks like the next Android firmware update (2.2 aka Froyo) will be coming soon to certain phones. Meanwhile you might want to rethink that PS3 update. All this and more in this week’s Gigawhat!

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Android 2.2 Rolling Out for the HTC Evo: http://www.androidcentral.com/original-droid-getting-android-22-next-week

Android 2.2 Rolling Out for the Motorola Droid: http://www.androidcentral.com/original-droid-getting-android-22-next-week

Android 2.2 Rolling Out for the Motorola Droid X: http://www.androidcentral.com/droid-x-gets-froyo-late-summer-motorola-says-froyogeddon

PS3 Firmware Issues: http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/31/ps3-firmware-3-41-said-to-be-causing-hard-drive-upgrade-problems/

New Kindle Releases: http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Reading-Display-Graphite-Globally/dp/B002FQJT3Q/

Possible Blackberry Slate?: http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/07/28/rim-buys-blackpad-com-presumably-as-a-home-for-their-blackberry-tablet/

Sprint PEEL Case for the iPod Touch: http://www.dxstuff.com/2010/07/30/ipod-touch-3g-case/

iPad Magazine Subscription Challenges: http://www.macrumors.com/2010/07/28/apple-squashing-ipad-magazine-subscription-plans/

Apple’s Competitor Attenuation Videos Removed: http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/31/antenna-videos/

White iPhone Delays: http://www.thestreet.com/story/10819663/1/apple-grapples-with-white-iphone-light-leak.html

K-Mart’s $150 Android Tablet: http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/26/augens-150-android-tablet-hits-kmart-circular-coming-to-store/

Gigawhat: Episode 3 – X Marks the Spot

Posted in podcast on July 19th, 2010 by ddawg – Be the first to comment

Old Spice: Yay or Nay?

X marks the spot – for Apple, it’s the line that drops your line. Fear not though, Apple has a solution… and a few extra words. While Apple’s pulling out their punches, Motorola sells out of the Droid X, the next contender for top smartphone in the market. And what of the Boxee – will it ever make it out in time? Listen in as we discuss all this and more, not to mention my choice in antiperspirant on this week’s episode of Gigawhat.

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Apple’s iPhone 4 Press Conference: http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/16/live-from-apples-iphone-4-press-conference

“Applegate” Solved: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20010840-37.html?tag=topStories1

RIM Responds to Jobs’s Comments: http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/17/rim-co-ceos-pull-no-punches-responding-to-apples-antenna-statem/

Smartphone Rivals Respond: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2366623,00.asp

Droid X Sells Out: http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/07/15/droid-x-first-production-run-sold-out-online-now-shipping-july-23rd/

Nexus One’s Final Shipment: http://googlenexusoneboard.blogspot.com/2010/07/update-nexus-one-changes-in.html

Try Kinect at Macy’s: http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20100715005932

Boxee Delayed: http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/11/boxee-box-delayed-until-november/

Old Spice Viral Success: http://www.businessweek.com/idg/2010-07-16/old-spice-smells-like-social-media-success.html