TAG: Tablet

One Laptop Per Child Project

One Laptop Per Child

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project began several years ago, when a group of philanthropists in the tech world desired to make educating the world a priority through the use of technology. Basically, the idea is that everyone should have access to educational tools through computers and the internet. Unfortunately for underdeveloped nations, computer technology is extremely expensive in comparison to traditional textbooks. And finding teachers qualified to help their students learn how to operate these new devices is a challenge in itself. The OLPC project has been plagued by many obstacles through the years, including high costs, lack… read more

Keeping your IT costs low

Home IT costs

Everybody appreciates efficient productivity, whether it’s in the workplace, the hobbies you’re building in your garage, or your home computer. And when we can achieve that level of potency while keeping costs and power usage low, everybody wins. Here are a few tips on keeping your home IT costs to a minimum: 1. Raspberry Pi Microcomputer This $35 device is a terrific all-around mini-computer, with an endless range of uses. One of it’s most valuable assets is its low-power consumption. You can turn your Raspberry Pi into a digital network storage device for all your computer files. The best part? It only… read more

Ditch The Charging Cords

Nexus 4 Charging Dock

A handful of tablet and phone manufacturers today have wireless charging ports that come either pre-packaged with their products, or are available as an accessory purchase. This new charging option, the first iteration being the Touchstone Charging Dock was first popularized with the Palm Pre phone, and also with the HP Touchpad. The Touchstone Dock was an innovative device that solved a multitude of problems, first and foremost being the unnecessary cluttering of charging cords around the house. Secondly, wireless chargers can be faster than the wired traditional. They also act as a dock to stand your phone/tablet up and… read more

Screening Touch Screens

Touch screen devices

Nowadays we are surrounded by numerous gadgets- Cellphones, Tablets, Handhelds, Smart Kiosks, Gaming Consoles. The list is virtually endless and more devices keep being added every week. But there is one common input for all these devices: the Touch Screen. Touch Screens come in all shapes and sizes. They are easy to use and they have found their application in almost all of our devices. We all know how to use these screens, but what we don’t know is how these screens manage to act as both input and output devices at the same time. The Touch Screens that we… read more

Tablet vs Computer

A tech debate for the ages.

There are many great arguments supporting the purchase of a tablet to cover all your computing needs. Likewise, one could be convinced that owning a PC is the be-all-and-end-all of technological devices. Nonetheless, as a tech enthusiast and owner of multiple gadgets, I would like to go into further detail the importance of utilizing both. First off, we will analyze the Pros and Cons of these machines. Tablet Pros: Portable Lightweight Long battery life Touchscreen Apps Front & Rear camera Multitasking machine Fast HDMI (most new tablets) USB Hub Tablet Cons: Smaller screen Limited computing ability Easier to break (i.e…. read more

HP’s False Step

HP's False Step

When Hewlett-Packard (HP) cancelled the HP Touchpad in early 2011, they effectively terminated a wonderfully innovative operating system called WebOS. Now, a year later, it seems that their decision might have been executed prematurely. The tablet market has since become saturated with an influx of new devices. On the leading edge of innovation and performance standards is the iPad, developed by Apple Inc. On the smaller end of the scale stands multiple Android variants by Samsung, Asus, and even Amazon. Unfortunately, what these devices don’t possess is a unique quality differentiating one from the next. This is where the HP… read more

Tablet Computing

Tablet computing

The modern era of tablet dominance officially began when Apple Inc. introduced the iPad back in 2010. That initial launch paved the way for multiple tablet variations to hit the market, effectively presenting a challenger to the overshadowing PC industry. This year worldwide tablet sales are expected to reach 119 million so there are several reasons why you may want to consider joining the bandwagon. Some consumers and old-school hardliners still have a personal aversion to touchscreen devices. However, the reality stands that multitasking and productivity is much more efficiently accomplished through the use of touchscreen gadgets. This is true… read more