At least eight people got iPads from Apple pre-launch, three usual suspects plus some new faces. Their approaches are different, but the take-home remains the same: It's good. Here's the easiest way to digest all the iPad reviews at once:
In today's Remainders, David Pogue is distressed about the Nook's weight problems, America's Cup entrants ditch sails for wings, Engadget spots an HP Smartbook on the FCC's site, and iLounge coughs up some unconvincing Tablet rumors.
Before David Pogue wrote his review of the Droid, he had trouble deciding what to call the device. He argued that "smartphone" is an outdated label for the "iPhone-like" devices coming out and so he looked for a new one.
Who knew David Pogue's consumer insurrection against scummy, minute-hoarding voicemail messages would actually work? Sir David would like to report that most major carriers have at least responded to the campaign, and AT&T is cutting down on message length.
The New York Times' David Pogue is sick and damned tired of wireless carriers wasting our time and our minutes with their intentionally drawn out voicemail messages. And he wants your help to get them to change.
The New York Times' David Pogue has a great story condemning Congress for trying to outlaw exclusivity contracts instead of implementing changes in the cellphone industry that would actually benefit consumers. Down with those outlandish, unfair fees!
Here's the humorous David Pogue singing about a world without Apple in a way that only, well, David Pogue could pull off.
The Konami code is a secret branding, a geek stigmata—all it takes is that one brief flash, and you're immediately recognized as one of US. Is it any surprise then, that if you enter that hallowed sequence on DP's new Pogue-o-Matic gadget finder, you get to watch him do a special trick?
The big shebang on Sony's latest entry-level DSLRs, the a300 and a350, is their two-way tilt-y live view. Pogueman takes a peek today and really digs it: "Live View on existing cameras is slow, noisy and deeply confusing" but on the a300 it's "a completely different experience."He also thinks that "the button…
Pogue reviews the Slingbox Solo, but the news is that the Sling Client is getting an upgrade in the shape of local pause and rewind controls. That's cool because you don't have to deal with the stream delay while trying to rewind or pause the TiVo back home remotely.
Click to viewDon't have time to read over the full reviews from NYT's David Pogue, USA Today's Ed Baig and WSJ's Walt Mossberg? Read our handy review matrix instead, where we break out everything that wasn't merely feature description in an easy-to-compare chart. You can thank us later!
Director Abe Greenwald just released his documentary of what goes on during Geeks on Board cruises, featuring Woz and David Pogue, among others. This is a trailer. Best part is when they go ashore to some exotic local and everyone lays on the beach far from the water, with laptops in tow. Gotta be hard to see the…
Pushing out his review a bit before the official embargo lifted last night, our favorite Times wonder-reporter put the video store in a box, Vudu, through its paces and walked away mostly happy with the experience. Brownie points for: picture quality, slick five-button remote, pay-per-flick, and truly instant viewing.…