69 percent of Americans have never heard of Buzzfeed

People in media are dissecting the latest Pew Research figures on politicization in media. There are quite a few interesting factoids to draw from the poll. But what surprised me most was the percentage of Americans who say they'd heard of each news outlet. Almost seven out of ten Americans have never even heard of… » 10/27/14 2:47pm 10/27/14 2:47pm

The Most Common Languages Spoken in the U.S. After English and Spanish

What's the language that the most Americans speak after English? As you'd probably guess, the second-most common language spoken in the U.S. is Spanish. But if you look at the most common languages after English and Spanish, the results get a little more surprising, especially when you parse them by state. » 5/13/14 2:40pm 5/13/14 2:40pm

These Stone Shades Are Fit for a Flintstone

Whether pedaling to Rock Vegas with the top down or boarding a pterodactyl flight to Hollyrock, no self-respecting cave man leaves his igneous abode without proper eye wear. Now, both the stone age man about town and modern cool hunters can rock a pair of retro wayfarers made of, well, rock. » 3/20/13 2:00am 3/20/13 2:00am

Samsung's New Windows 8 Hybrid Tablets Look Like Galaxy Notes with…

Samsung is really set on making this stylus thing work. The new Series 5 and Series 7 Slate PCs look pretty good—the versions we saw last week weren't final—but they might have a little catching up to do as well. » 8/29/12 1:00pm 8/29/12 1:00pm

Windows 8 Slate Hands On: It's Fantastic. (But Don't Sell Your iPad.)

A Microsoft tablet with Windows 8 has been a long time coming, but it's finally here. Sort of. We got our hands on a developer's preview yesterday and while flawed, it's extremely impressive. » 9/13/11 12:05pm 9/13/11 12:05pm

Microsoft Teases and Previews a Quad-Core Windows Slate

During Microsoft TechEd 2011 in New Zealand, Microsoft showed off something verrrry interesting: a Quad-Core Windows Slate. Reports are unsure if it runs Windows 7 or Windows 8 but more info is supposed to be revealed soon. » 8/25/11 3:57pm 8/25/11 3:57pm

Even The Civil War Had Tourists

If it was 1861 and you knew there was a big land battle in the neighboring town of Manassas, VA, what would you do? You would grab your telescope, pack up the family carriage, and check it out, of course. » 8/04/11 9:41pm 8/04/11 9:41pm

Are Tablets Really PCs?

Microsoft insists tablets are Windows-powered mobile PCs. Even Windows Phone president Andy Lee, who should be pushing for a WP7 tablet, said, "We view a tablet as a PC." » 7/12/11 11:35pm 7/12/11 11:35pm

"Paper Replacement" Boogie Board Tablet Got Taller Since You Saw It Last

Remember the Boogie Board "tablet" that, factoring in 50,000 erases, cost less than paper? It's been super-sized to 10.5 inches, giving you basically twice the real estate to doodle or leave disgusting dorm door messages. You still can't record your sketches or writing, but depending on how indecent your friends are,… » 6/09/11 1:20pm 6/09/11 1:20pm

The Top Secret Cat Special Ops Program Has Been Revealed

Dogs might've gotten a lot of credit for their all around bad ass-ness in Operation Kill bin Laden, but what about cats!? They're so much smarter! Couldn't the US military find something for them to do? » 4/30/11 1:40am 4/30/11 1:40am

Where Should the US Store Its Nuclear Waste?

A commission appointed by the US Department of Energy is studying different options for dealing with spent fuel from nuclear power plants. New Scientist weighs the pros and cons of each. » 4/06/11 9:00am 4/06/11 9:00am

LG G-Slate Actually Looks Like a Real G

LG's G-Slate could be a dark horse in the Great Android Tablet sweepstakes. Sure, this video doesn't do much more than tick off spec after spec, but those specs are actually pretty nice! Now just don't go charging $800 for it and you might just have my undivided attention. [BGR] » 2/08/11 10:07am 2/08/11 10:07am

Unconfirmed: First Look at the webOS Tablets We've Been Waiting For

Looks like we didn't have to wait until Feb. 9th after all to see HP's webOS tablet. Engadget has what are reportedly the first pictures of the dark horse tablets that may finally step up to the iPad. Details below: » 1/18/11 1:48pm 1/18/11 1:48pm

IdeaPad U1 Hybrid and LePad Tablet: Lenovo's Voltron Re-forms

A few months ago, it looked like Lenovo's crazy-neat dual-processor U1 hybrid was pure vaporware. Turns out it just needed a little retooling. The U1 Hybrid is back, giving Lenovo's LePad Android tablet a Windows 7 dock. So what's new? » 1/04/11 3:00pm 1/04/11 3:00pm

Leaked Look at Palm's Tablet Contender: Is This the PalmPad?

Fox News is reporting that that these spec sheets are the first look at Palm's rumored webOS tablet, PalmPad. Apparently at CES we'll see not just one but three versions of the slates, which will run on Sprint's 4G network. » 12/21/10 1:40pm 12/21/10 1:40pm

HP Slate 500 Price Finally Made Official: $799

The HP Slate 500's specs have been confirmed for a while, but now we've got the last piece of the puzzle: Its price. Turns out that the gadget—which is mainly intended for business customers—will cost $799. Ouch. [Engadget] » 10/21/10 9:15pm 10/21/10 9:15pm

Ultimate Tablet Showdown: iPad vs. PlayBook vs. Galaxy Tab vs. Slate

The iPad's finally got some competition; in the past few weeks, the HP Slate made a brief appearance, the Samsung Galaxy Tab debuted, and just BlackBerry unveiled its business-minded PlayBook today. Here's how they all measure up: » 9/27/10 7:42pm 9/27/10 7:42pm

HP Slate Tablet Rears its Square-Edged Head in Leaked Video

Admittedly, we're more keen on HP's webOS tablet, or even the ditched Android tablet (basically, anything other than Windows 7!), but this leaked Slate video does suggest that maybe it will wind up in the hands of consumers after all. » 9/23/10 8:39am 9/23/10 8:39am

Video: 7-Inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, Prowling In the Wild

Oh hello there, Samsung Galaxy Tab. Fancy seeing you here, being tested on a bus in Sydney! From the looks of it, you're going to a downright decent iPad alternative when you're released next month. » 8/23/10 10:53am 8/23/10 10:53am

Toshiba SmartPad Gets a Leaky Close-Up: The Ports!

Toshiba hasn't been overly shy with SmartPad details—they even showed it off from a distance last month—but Notebook Italia's got an unconfirmed close-up look at the tablet in all its multi-ported glory. » 8/23/10 8:10am 8/23/10 8:10am