Daily Archives: February 7, 2011

HP Beats Apple To Touchscreen Punch

HP unveils a cool reclining touchscreen PC straight out of Star Trek

The screens have a 23-inch diagonal high-definition display that reclines 60 degrees and tilts forward up to five degrees. It is a wide angle display with a light-emitting-diode (LED) backlit liquid-crystal display screen. It comes with touch-optimized applications including Hulu, Twitter, Rhapsody, and Twitter. And it has HP’s own RecipeBox and webcam apps. The TouchSmart 610 model includes its high-quality audio Beats Audio system and it also has a free copy of Ubisoft’s real-time strategy game, R.U.S.E.

I’ve covered designing a touchscreen desktop before: Touch Will Change Everything

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Why The Smartest Developers Will Rush To webOS Tablets

The problem most developers have is not whether or not an app is good enough (though there is that).

The main problem is getting attention.

There are over 300,000 apps in Apple’s App Store. How do you attract attention in that crowd?

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Tablets Will Outsell Netbooks

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It is estimated that almost thirty times more netbooks were sold in 2008 (11.4 million, 70% of which were in Europe) than in 2007 (400,000). For 2009, sales are expected to jump to 35 million, rising to an estimated 139 million in 2013.

Well, I think we can now discount that 2013 forecast.

The thing about netbooks is that they’re primarily for people who want something lighter than a notebook to tote with them.

That’s actually not a very big percentage of the computing population.

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Homeless At Whitehall Ferry Terminal

It’s not as bad as the St. George side, which has a permanent population that takes up just about one side of the terminal.

But every week I’m seeing new people.

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She’d Thank The Little People If She Acknowledged They Even Existed

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