The short version: it was killed because making a cut-down Windows for tablets would "threaten" the desktop version that runs on all the hugely successful UMPC/MID/Slate tablets (pictured) that gave Microsoft its unassailable lead over Apple and Android. Then Bill Gates asked where the Exchange client was and had an allergic reaction when iPads were explained to him. [Cnet]
When we were at the Mission Inn for Weekend of Wonder, this 5-port USB desktop charging station, on sale at Amazon for $10 kept 3 iPhones and a tablet well-fed. I used the additional port to charge a battery pack. The great thing about it is that you can plug it into a wall outlet […]
Writing on Reuters, Felix Salmon has a good postmortem on the demise of the Daily, Rupert Murdoch’s iPad-only, $30,000,000 subscription-based newspaper, which folded yesterday. Among other things, he writes about print media’s enthusiasm for iPads, and the inability of closed ecosystems to out-iterate the open Web: When the iPad was first announced, there were lots […]
Mat Honan at Wired: “This is a great device. It is a new thing, in a new space, and likely to confuse many of Microsoft’s longtime customers.” Joshua Topolsky at The Verge: “I wanted to love this device.” Sam Biddle at Gizmodo: “Should you buy it? No. … It’s a tablet-plus, priced right alongside the […]
These days, the vape market is saturated with low-quality products, making it nearly impossible to separate the gems from the duds. The Atmos Rx Dry Herb Vaporizer stands out from crowd for two reasons: its impressive battery life and durable construction. This high-end little gadget is compact enough to fit in your pocket, and packs a powerful punch, […]
If you’re like us, you occasionally get ambitious with your dinner and try to cook multiple sides plus a main dish. These efforts usually end as a cold meal plus a pile of dishes to wash. MasterPan Multi-Sectional Meal Skillet makes it super easy to make multiple dishes at once without the hassle. This heavy gauge bottom pan […]
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