Posts Tagged ‘disappointment’
  • Survey says: iPad just ok.
    by Dirk
    Posted January 28th, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    Oh the wondrous iPad. Apple's uber tablet that has set out to take the world by storm. So...um...how about that storm eh? According to Crimson Hexagon and a quick, on the fly poll they conducted using roughly 500,000 tweets during the iPad announcement reveal that while the media attention was all Apple, all iPad yesterday, the public doesn't seem as obsessed. The survey is pretty telling actually. A full 51% of tweets voiced displeasure, mockery, or simple "not impressed" comments in regar...
  • Now that the excitement and surprise has worn off, how “amazing” is the iPad really?
    by Mike
    Posted January 28th, 2010 at 7:29 am
    Yesterday was the big exciting iPad unveiling. Everyone and their mother was tuned in to see what el Jobso's "greatest work of all time" materialized to be. Make no mistake, yesterday I myself also fell into the hype, excitement, and overall fan-fare surrounding the iPad's release. But this morning when I woke up, a funny thing happened. Reality set in... How breathtaking and "revolutionary" is the iPad? If you ask some, it's like the iPhone all over again -- a completely new contender i...
  • Oh Geeze: Amid search/censorship fiasco, Google/China Unicom postpone Android launches.
    by Mike
    Posted January 19th, 2010 at 8:02 am
    You can't say you didn't see this coming... Amid the fury of media coverage the last couple of weeks in regards to Google's almost certain move of pulling out of China, it appears the little Android that could is finally feeling the effects. Seeing as how Google is a huge backer of Android, hearing of delayed product launches for scheduled Android phone launches isn't very surprising. If you live under a rock, Google has made headlines the last couple of weeks for it's sudden and abru...
  • 3D glasses to tag team that nifty 3D TV you just bought priced out of relevance for most — $75+
    by Mike
    Posted December 18th, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    Isn't it funny how HD's dominance as "the" TV tech to have was rather short lived? In some senses I guess it isn't that short. Looking at the bigger picture however again suggests otherwise. Overly philosophical theories aside, 3D TV is going to explode in the next few years. HD was cool and all, making the best of what a 2D picture could look like, but 3D is an entirely different animal. A fine, sexy, killing machine of an animal I would wager to say. One of the obvious tools the 3D a...
  • Netflix siding with the devil. Supports 30-day rental ban on new movie releases.
    by Mike
    Posted November 10th, 2009 at 9:03 am
    Mark it on your calendars folks. Today is the day that Netflix, once the great and pioneering business in the movie world, is now no more. They are merely an extension of studio lobbyists right hand. The dark picture is far from fictional nor is the 30-day rental ban. As of late, studios have been frantically trying to cook up schemes to return their profits to the more prosperous days when they held an outright monopoly on physical media and content. The internet and digital led way to mo...
  • About the “revolutionary” Storm 2…
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 8:13 am
    I haven't yet touched and felt the new Storm 2 for myself. But I can assure you I will be heading to the local Verizon store today to give it a try. Am I going to buy one? No! But after reading Zdnet's review, my initial excitement at hardware based improvements on the latest iteration have effectively been squelched. I already knew that save for the re-worked touchscreen and some good 'ol WiFI, everything else in the physical sense was more or less the same. But I still hoped that those su...
  • Tmo 9700 decides to stay home a few more days. Not showing up until November 16th party.
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 7:59 am
    Products release dates getting pushed back are never fun at all. Starting with a sentence like that, you know that something now so smile inducing is following. Word is that the much lusted after T-Mobile BlackBerry 9700 decided to hold of it's coming out party until November 16th. You know T-Mobile better watch out. Starting a string of delays isn't fun for anyone and this delay in particular is starting to remind me of the delay after delay style launch AT&T;'s Bold suffered from. We can o...
  • Phillips jumping on Android bandwagon. Releases a real yawner.
    by Mike
    Posted October 21st, 2009 at 8:33 am
    Android is quickly picking up steam as 2009 comes closer to and end. I'm certainly not complaining as the platform will soon be my new home. However, we will inevitably see companies releasing sub-standard hardware yet cashing in on this Android movement. The Phillips v808 isn't anything special physically. The specs don't leave much room for excitement either. The biggest omission is the lack of 3G as this non-looker is GSM/GPRS/EDGE only. If you're still interested, a 3.2" HVGA display...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee fails again. Gives thumbs up to RIAA “Bailout” Performance Tax
    by Mike
    Posted October 16th, 2009 at 7:53 am
    This is pretty much disgusting and makes me actually lean towards hating any label or collection agency. If you've been out of the loop, the RIAA's Radio Performance tax is currently the biggest scam this side of hell. Remember in the good 'ol days when new artists and labels would "beg" (by way of monetary payments) radio stations to play new music. Such a model promotes upcoming new artists and music which equates into more money spend on the respective artists down the road. Everyone's...
  • Survey Says: PSP Go’s early days are “nothin’ but a headache”.
    by Mike
    Posted October 12th, 2009 at 5:32 am
    Even before Sony's PSP Go launched, many more critical gamers were quick to notice the inflated price and unchanged specs from previous versions of the gaming device. While current PSP users didn't really have much reason to upgrade, it seemed that for gamers new to the PSP scene, the PSP Go was a rather worthy choice. However, the launch was anything but perfect. With Sony backing down on previous UMD -> trade in programs to problems with transferring legally purchased content from your P...
  • SIM card packin’ CDMA phones coming to the states?
    by Mike
    Posted October 9th, 2009 at 2:40 pm
    The recent showcasing of several CDMA handsets powered by SIM cards at the CTIA Wireless trade show means our geeky friends on other continents across the globe may soon be experiencing the best of both worlds some would say -- never ending coverage and quick swaps between devices. The devices shown at CITA such as the Samsung Mpower 699 use a newer form of the aged RUIM SIM card called "OHM". The biggest change between the older RUIM cards and newer OHM cards is that the latter allow users to...
  • Bad news for Indian 3G hopefuls — Spectrum auction delayed.
    by Mike
    Posted October 9th, 2009 at 7:32 am
    If you just so happen to live in India and were looking forward to the December 7th deadline for 3G spectrum auctions not because you cared at all about the auction but were more excited what it was going to bring, you're going to go to bed a sad camper tonight. A Raja, India's telecom minister has publicly announced that they will in fact miss the December deadline. If you're looking for someone to blame, point your fingers at the DoT. They were supposed release documents pertaining to the w...
  • Upcoming 1st gen USB 3.0 hard drives a little lacking in the speed department
    by Mike
    Posted September 28th, 2009 at 7:22 am
    Looking forward to pick up a few of the 1st USB 3.0 compatible hard drives and start living life in the fast lane? If so, you may want to hold off a tad as initial reports on 1st gen USB 3.0 hard drives from Buffalo and Freecom are anything but exciting. In fact it's pretty underwhelming. The new drives in question: the DriveStation HD-HXU3 from Buffalo and the XS 3.0 (pictured above) made by Freecom are anything but "Super Speedy". With the Buffalo and Freecom drives reported to hum along...
  • CyanogenMod: “Yep…It’s over”
    by Mike
    Posted September 28th, 2009 at 6:35 am
    Android has been looking more and more tempting as of late over my iPhone as AT&T; and Apple continue to restrict more and more content (read: users' rights) and make the iPhone less and less relevant. To anyone with an Android device, getting even more potential out of said unit involved using CyanogenMods and rooting into your phone. Once the dirty task of rooting was done, even more amazing things could be had with Android. But scary and disappointing things are starting to happen with An...
  • ….and the LEGO gods weep. Infamous LEGO house demolished.
    by Mike
    Posted September 23rd, 2009 at 10:03 am
    The infamous LEGO house that was envisioned by Top Gear's Maes May and constructed from the blood, sweat, and tears of 1,000 tireless workers was for naught. The house that will live on inside the little kids in all of us came crashing to the ground recently as repeated attempts via many different mediums couldn't garner the £50,000 ($82,074.21 USD) needed to disassemble the LEGO house brick by brick, transport it to a new home, and rebuild the same house....again. Even a home as fitting as...
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